Referral Policy

How does the referral program work?

Our referral program is intended for you to share Respondent with your connections (friends, family and co-workers). There are two types of Referral options for you:

Project Referrals:

This option will allow you to refer people to a specific study. As soon as the individual you refer participates in the study you refer them to, you will receive $50 applied to your PayPal account if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Not already have an account on the Respondent platform
  2. Use your unique referral link to sign up
  3. Participate in the project you referred them to, and be paid their incentive by the researcher conducting the project
  4. Participate in a project that has an incentive of $100 or higher.  
  5. Participate in a project that none of your other referrals have already participated in -- You may refer multiple people to the same project, but you will only received up to five $50 referral bonuses per project. After you've received five $50 referral bonuses for a project, you will not be paid for any more project referrals for that particular project.

Referral Links

The Referral Link will allow someone to sign up and browse the various studies. It's not tied to any particular project. As soon as one individual you refer earns at least $75 worth of incentive payments by participating in studies on the platform, you will receive $20 applied to your PayPal account. In order to earn a $20 referral bonus, your referral must:

  1. Not already have an account on the Respondent platform (must be a brand new sign up) 
  2. Use your unique referral link to sign up
  3. Earn at least $75 in incentive payments by participating in studies

Please note, participation by your referral in subsequent studies (i.e. after they have participated once already) does not qualify you for additional referral bonuses, for both the Project Referrals and the Referral Link. If you refer the same person for multiple studies, you will only receive one referral bonus (provided they meet the other qualifications). 

Sharing Personal Referral Codes
Referral codes can be shared for personal and non-commercial purposes. These codes are intended to be shared with unique individuals with whom you are personally acquainted with. These individuals cannot share any information (e.g. address, phone number, credit card) with you or any other customer in our system. You may not share your personal invite code with yourself. Your referrals must not already have an account on the Respondent platform and must intend to participate in good faith.

Public Distribution of Personal Referral Codes
Public distribution of your referral code on sites where you are a contributor and not the primary content owner (e.g., coupon websites, Wikipedia, Reddit, Craigslist, Facebook Groups, Yelp etc) is allowed. Promoting your invite code via search engine marketing (e.g., AdWords, Yahoo, Bing) is also allowed.

Other Policies Governing Respondent Credit
Referral credit earned from fraudulent activities will not be honored. Respondent reserves the right to investigate all referral activity and suspend your account and/or revoke any and all credits if we feel the credits were earned inappropriately. Our referral program cannot be combined with other programs that offer credit. Respondent reserve the right to deny any referral. 

How many individuals can I share my referral code with?
You can share your referral code with as many unique individuals as you please.