These terms and conditions contain important information about your participation in surveys or tests conducted by Athena.
Age and Agreement.
IF YOU ARE UNDER AGE 13 YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION TO USE THIS SITE AND SERVICE, AS WELL AS HAVE YOUR PARENT READ AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS. YOU REPRESENT, ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE, AND YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.
You should read these terms and conditions carefully before answering any questions or commencing a survey or test.
This website is owned and operated by MAL Ltd.
Your access to this website and participation in any survey or test will be governed by these terms.
We may change these terms at any time. If we do, an amended version of these terms will be posted on the site. Your continued use of the site or participation in any survey or test after any changes are made to the terms will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you object to any changes to the terms, you should discontinue your use of Athena.
How do I participate in a survey or test?
Each request to participate in a survey or test will be sent by an Athena licence holder (Organisation). That Organisation will use Athena to manage their specific programmes and will use your contact details to invite you to participate in the survey or test.
In order to participate in a Athena survey or test you will receive a request via email or a URL to participate from the Organisation. The email or URL request will provide you with a link to securely login to Athena.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your login and password. You are wholly responsible for all activities that occur under your login and password.
Our survey or test are specifically designed to deliver the best information without compromising a Respondent’s privacy. When you complete a survey or test, the information you provide will be processed and aggregated into a report to be provided and used by the Organisation. Athena produces the aggregate level report data which will be used by the Organisation.
Many of Athena surveys or tests contain “free text” elements, where Respondents can provide further information in their own words. Survey or test Respondents should note that these elements will be reported as they are written (i.e. unedited).
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measure to protect the personal information that we have under our control. However, you should be aware that there are risks in transmitting information across the internet.
Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. If you are concerned about conveying sensitive material to us over the internet, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail. We will remove personal information from our system where it is no longer required (except where archiving is required.)
Acceptance of risk and release from liability
You are wholly responsible for your participation on the Athena and/or in any survey or test and you use the site at your own risk.
You acknowledge that MAL are not responsible for, and accept no liability in relation to, your use of Athena, your conduct in connection with the site, or your participation in any survey or test (whether online or offline) in any circumstance.
You are solely responsible for content that you transmit or post via Athena and in any survey or test. We disclaim all liability with respect to any content transmitted or posted on Athena or provided in any survey or test.
You agree to indemnify us for any loss, damage, cost or expense that we may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your use of or conduct in connection with Athena or any survey or test, including any breach by you of the terms.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all implied representations and warranties which might apply in relation to your use of Athena.
In no circumstances will we be liable for any indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or in any way connected to business interruption of any type.
Athena foreground IP is protected by The Laws of Scotland.
Links to external websites
Athena may contain links to third party sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this site is at your own risk and we accept no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in any third party advertisements or on any third party sites.