Salesforce Research & Insights Program Terms and Conditions
The Salesforce Research & Insights Program is brought to you by Salesforce, inc. ("Salesforce").
These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) constitute a legally binding agreement between you (“you” or “your”) and Salesforce and govern your participation in the Salesforce Research & Insights Program (“Program”). By clicking “submit” on our webpage, participating in the Program or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to these Terms.
Participation in the Program is only available to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, or who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of their date of participation. Further eligibility criteria may be added at Salesforce’s discretion.
If you are (or become) a public sector employee or official, including an employee of public education institutions, it is your responsibility, where applicable, to: (i) identify yourself as such before participating (or continuing to participate, as applicable) in Salesforce Research Program, and (ii) obtain written clearance for participation from your organization in accordance with its requirements and applicable law. If you are a public sector employee or official and you are offered free or discounted awards and benefits, you must decline these perks unless you have obtained separate express, written clearance from your organization in accordance with its requirements and applicable law. Public sector employees who are in a position to take official action specifically affecting Salesforce (e.g., deciding whether to award a contract to Salesforce) are not eligible to participate in giveaways, contests, or other incentive programs and must decline participation. You may also be asked to observe a few additional protocols. You must confirm your compliance with the foregoing upon request by Salesforce. Please note that Salesforce is a government contractor, a registered lobbyist-employer, or otherwise considered an interested party in many jurisdictions.
Participation in the referral portion of the Program (the “Referral Program”) is available only to existing Program participants in good standing. You may only refer individuals (“Referee”) who i) reside in the United States or Canada, excluding Quebec and Manitoba (collectively “Eligibility Area”); ii) are at least 18 years of age or who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time they are referred; and iii) are eligible to participate in the Program under these Terms. Referees must not be existing participants in the Program. If the Referee is a personal referral, you agree to only send a referral email to known friends and family members with whom you have a relationship, with whom you’ve had a voluntary two-way direct communication with outside of the Program, and who have confirmed to you that they want to receive this communication. If the Referee is a referral in the context of your business, you agree to only send a referral email to business contacts who you know, with whom you’ve had voluntary two-way direct communication with outside of the Program, and who have consented to receive this communication from you. You must not send referral emails to people you do not know.
All referral emails sent by you must include the unique code (“Unique Code”) provided by Salesforce. For each Referee that completes the Program sign-up form using the Unique Code, you will receive one (1) point, subject to eligibility verification.
You may be eligible for a reward under our referral points scheme. The details of this referral program are available on our website, and are subject to eligibility and change. E-gift cards may be reported as income and you are responsible for all taxes that may result from your receipt of the gift card. You may be required to complete required tax forms or other documents requested within the time period stipulated by Salesforce. Points are not your personal property, and your only recourse for redeeming your points is for an e-gift card, provided you have the minimum number of points required under these Terms. As of the effective date of your participation in the Program being canceled or terminated, you will forfeit your points if you have insufficient points to receive an e-gift card. Please note that Salesforce may change the point and rating system at any time, however, any such changes will not decrease the total value of your unexpired points. In the event of a technological or system error where your point balance is affected, Salesforce reserves the right to adjust your point balance. Moreover, Salesforce may cancel, suspend or otherwise limit your access to your points balance if we reasonably suspect fraudulent, abusive or unlawful activity with respect to your account.
The Program and these Terms may be modified, suspended or canceled in whole or in part, or otherwise terminated without prior notice.
By participating in the Program you expressly agree to receive communications from Salesforce about your participation in the Program, including but not limited to any feedback provided about Salesforce products or services.
You are an independent contractor and are not an agent or employee of, and have no authority to bind Salesforce by contract or otherwise.
These Terms remain in force for the duration of your participation in the Program. You may cancel your participation in this Program at any time, for any or no reason at all, by using this link: http://design.force.com/ux/unsubscribe. Without altering any other provision of these Terms, Salesforce may terminate this Agreement without notice or liability. Salesforce may also deny, suspend, cancel, or terminate your participation in the Program and use of the Sites (defined below) at any time, including without limitation, for convenience, breach or suspected breach of these Terms, or of any applicable law, rule or regulation.
Your privacy is important to us. Your personal data will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement, as updated by Salesforce from time to time. Salesforce may use your name and email address and disclose the fact of your referral of the Referee. You are not to use any false email addresses, mailing addresses or names.
Salesforce (and/or others on behalf of Salesforce) will be, from time to time, photographing, transcribing, recording (both audio and video), webcasting and podcasting information and content you provide during your participation in the Program (collectively “Recording”). By agreeing to these terms and participating in the Program:
You agree that any suggestion, idea, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback you provide while participating in the Program is owned by Salesforce. You represent and warrant that any statements you make about Salesforce or its products and services represent your honest beliefs.
While participating in the Program, you should never share any confidential or proprietary information owned by yourself, by your current employer, or any third party. Keep in mind that if you send or share with Salesforce any information, ideas, suggestions, or other communications, those communications will not be confidential. Moreover, unless we tell you otherwise, we reserve the right to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such communications without any obligation to you. You agree to indemnify, release, and hold Salesforce harmless from any and all liability, claims, actions, loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense arising out of any information you provide to Salesforce as a participant in the Program.
During your participation in the Program, you may be exposed to features and functions of Salesforce products or services that are not generally available and other confidential information as designated by Salesforce (collectively, "Confidential Information"). You agree not to use Confidential Information or disclose it to anyone else (including other employees of your company) except with Salesforce’s prior written consent. You agree to use reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of the Confidential Information and, upon becoming aware of any unauthorized use or disclosure of the Confidential Information, to promptly notify Salesforce, and provide reasonable assistance to Salesforce in remedying any such unauthorized use or disclosure.
You will not receive compensation for participating in the Program unless otherwise informed, in writing, by Salesforce or its authorized agents. It is your responsibility to notify Salesforce concerning any policies your organization may have that limit your ability to receive gifts or compensation for participating in the Program. Additional restrictions may apply to employees or officials of any governmental entity.
Any prizes, incentives or compensation you receive in connection with your participation in the Program may be reported as income to you, and you will be responsible for all associated tax obligations. In order to receive a prize, incentive or compensation, Salesforce may require you to complete and return tax forms or other documents within the time period stipulated by Salesforce. Any promotion, offering, incentive or compensation (each an “Offer”) may be subject to further terms as expressed or otherwise conveyed by Salesforce, to the extent of any inconsistency, the terms of the Offer take precedence.
You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and that you have the capacity, right and authority to enter into this agreement and abide by its terms and conditions. You represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and ordinances (including intellectual property laws) in connection with your participation in the Program. You also represent and warrant that you will not use the Program or the Sites (as defined below) for any unlawful or unauthorized purposes. You represent and warrant that your participation in the Program does not and will not violate any agreement between you and any third party.
We provide the Program and Sites using a commercially reasonable level of care and promise to do our best to make sure you enjoy the Program. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about the Program.
OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS, NEITHER SALESFORCE NOR ITS AGENTS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (THE “ENTITIES”) MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE PROGRAM. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE PROGRAM WEBSITES (“SITES”), THE SPECIFIC FUNCTION OF THE PROGRAM OR THE SITES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE PROGRAM AND SITES “AS IS”.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, UNDER NO EVENT WILL SALESFORCE, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (“THE PROGRAM ENTITIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOSS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM OR USE OF THE SITES, OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S USE OF THE SITES. THESE EXCLUSIONS INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, COMPUTER FAILURE, OR THE VIOLATION OF YOUR RIGHTS BY ANY THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF THE ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Program Entities harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees (collectively, “Claims”), arising out of or in connection with: (1) your participation in the Program and use of the Sites; (2) any violation by you of these Terms; and (3) any violation by you of any applicable law, the intellectual property rights of any third party, or confidentiality obligations due to any third party. You may not settle any Claims without the prior written consent of Salesforce.
If you do not comply with these Terms and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean we’re OK with what you did, or that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future). We reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from anyone who violates these Terms to the fullest extent permitted by law, including without limitation criminal prosecution.
These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of California, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute under these Terms and or your participation in the Program resides in the courts located in San Francisco, California, and you further expressly agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. If it turns out that a particular provision in these Terms is not enforceable, that will not affect any other provision.
Last updated May 18, 2023