Dear (potential) test user,
Welcome to TestingTime’s Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). We appreciate your visit to our website and your interest in our company, TestingTime AG, Weststrasse 50, 8003 Zurich, Switzerland, (hereinafter “TestingTime“) and its services. TestingTime offers test users (“Test Users“) the opportunity to participate in user and market research studies (“Studies“) conducted by customers of TestingTime.
Please read these Terms carefully before using www.testingtime.com or any affiliated sites, digital services or applications (together the “Website“) operated by TestingTime. By accessing the Website, you accept these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use the Website.
TestingTime amends these Terms from time to time. TestingTime will inform Test Users of such amendments in writing by sending an email to the participant’s specified email address. If the Test User does not provide notice of termination within one month after the communication is sent or agrees to participate in another study, the change shall be considered approved.
1. Registration as a Test User
Anyone who would like to be selected as a Test User must first register on the Website. To register, Test Users must be at least 18 years of age.
After registering, Test Users will receive an email to verify their email address and subsequently will be entered in the TestingTime database (“Database“).
Registration as a Test User is free and voluntary. Test Users can delete their data from the Database at any time at no charge.
2. Participation in Studies
2.1 Types of Studies
TestingTime recruits Test Users for the following types of Studies on behalf of its customers:
- “In-house Studies” take place at a time and location determined by the customer.
- “In-home Studies” are conducted at a time determined by the Customer at the location determined by the Test User.
- “Moderated Online Studies” are conducted online at a time determined by the customer.
- “Unmoderated Online Studies” are conducted online at a time determined by the Test User (within a certain period of time).
2.2 Selection of Study participants
TestingTime will select participants for Studies based on Test User’s information in the Database, additionally requested data and the required characteristics of participants as determined by TestingTime’s customers.
If Test Users are considered for a particular Study, TestingTime will contact them directly and invite them to participate in the customer’s Study. Participants for Studies will be selected at TestingTime’s sole discretion and Test Users have no claim to participate in any particular Study.
2.3 Confirmation of Participation
After being contacted by TestingTime as potential participants for a specific Study, Test Users can confirm their participation in the Study within a certain time period communicated to the Test User.
If a Test User agrees to participate in a Study but fails to do so, TestingTime reserves the right to block the Test User from participation in further Studies.
The Test User receives a fixed fee for the participation in a Study, which will be communicated by TestingTime upon agreement to participate in the respective Study. The Test User receives the fixed fee within 5 to 10 working days after participation in the Study. Test Users must determine whether the fixed fee needs to be declared on their private income tax return. The Test User explicitly forgoes submitting the marginal employment earnings to the Swiss employment insurances (AHV / IV / EO and ALV).
3. Responsibility and liability for Studies
TestingTime does not exclude or limit in any way its liability to you where it would not be permitted by law. This includes liability for personal injury or death by negligence of TestingTime or its employees, agents or subcontractors as well as for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Other than that, TestingTime or its employees, agents or subcontractors will not be liable to you in any way, in particular for any damages or losses in connection with your participation or inability to participate in a Study, your use or inability to use of our Website, the content on our Website or any linked information or third-party website.
This Website may contain third party content or links to third party websites. TestingTime does not assume any responsibility for and does not make any warranties or representations as to, any third-party content or websites, including but not limited to, the accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness.
Both the Test User and TestingTime may terminate the agreement at any time. No claims for damages may be asserted on the basis of the termination of the contractual relationship.
If any provision of these Terms (in whole or part) is held to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be replaced by a valid provision with a similar economic meaning. The other provisions will remain mutatis mutandis in full force and effect.
In the absence of any mandatory legal provision to the contrary, these Terms are governed by Swiss law and the Test User agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the city of Zürich, Switzerland.
State: June 2021