BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Program Terms & Conditions

Stanley Black & Decker's BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program offers invited customers ("BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Members") access to certain products listed on a dedicated website ("productsampling.blackanddecker.com") at no cost in order to encourage independent customer reviews on www.blackanddecker.com and Stanley Black & Decker affiliated websites, to provide customer feedback to product suppliers, and to further publicize certain products ("BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Products"). Your participation in Stanley Black & Decker's BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program is subject to these terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") and constitutes your acceptance to the Terms and Conditions. The BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program is operated by Stanley Black & Decker and Bazaarvoice. Employees of Stanley Black & Decker or its affiliates are not eligible to participate in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program.

These Terms and Conditions incorporate Stanley Black & Decker's Privacy Policy, Bazaarvoice's Privacy Policy and the Customer Ratings and Review Service ("CRR Service") Terms and Conditions, and may be updated from time to time. Any personal information you share is subject to Stanley Black & Decker's Privacy Policy and Bazaarvoice's Privacy Policy. All terms and conditions governing your use of www.blackanddecker.com (the "Stanley Black & Decker Terms of Use") and the CRR Service also apply to all BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community-related communications and to your participation in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program, unless otherwise stated. To the extent of any conflict between these Terms and Conditions, the Stanley Black & Decker Terms of Use, the CRR Service Terms and Conditions, and Stanley Black & Decker's Privacy Policy, these Terms and Conditions shall take precedence with respect to your participation in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program.

Participation in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program requires adherence to Bazaarvoice's Authenticity Policy and all submitted content will pass through the Bazaarvoice Authenticity Strategy Management System and may entail a manual or automated evaluation for inauthentic content or actions. Per the policy, content deemed inauthentic, fraudulent or in violation of any of Bazaarvoice's Terms of Use will be rejected and removed.

Products provided to participants in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program ("BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Products") may be provided by a third-party ("Supplier Products") or manufactured specifically by or on behalf of Stanley Black & Decker or its affiliates ("Stanley Black & Decker Products").

You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to participate and live within the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico). Shipments to P.O. Boxes are not permitted, so a full street mailing address is required. 

 

You acknowledge and agree that all BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Products are:  

  • Promotional offers to you and are not sold to you, and
  • Provided to you on an "as is" first come, first serve basis. Product offers are not guaranteed. Stanley Black & Decker makes no product warranties to you, and accepts no responsibility for return, repair, refund or replacement. Stanley Black & Decker will only deliver BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community products selected by you to the delivery address associated with your BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Member Account at the time a specific offer closes.

 

In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program, you agree that you will:

  1. Follow the Writing Guidelines and adhere to Bazaarvoice's Authenticity Policy to personally write and submit independent and unbiased reviews on productsampling.blackanddecker.com and not review any product where you have a conflict of interest due to any relationship you have with the product manufacturer. Should you fail to submit reviews or if Stanley Black & Decker or Bazaarvoice finds your reviews to be inauthentic, fraudulent or in violation of the Authenticity Policy, Stanley Black & Decker has the right to deactivate your account with or without notification.
  2. Not sell, exchange / return for money any products received through the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community. Any violation as determined by Stanley Black & Decker will result in account deactivation.
  3. Not give possession of the products to any other person outside of your household or delegate to anyone else the opportunity to write or submit a BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community product review.
  4. Not create or utilize more than one BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community account per person, or operate an account on behalf of someone else. If your account has been previously deactivated by Stanley Black & Decker, you cannot create another member account.
  5. Not own or operate more than one (1) BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community member account per household.
  6. Provide true, accurate, complete and current information in your member profile. If you provide false or incomplete information or if Stanley Black & Decker has reasonable grounds to suspect information is incorrect, Stanley Black & Decker has the right to deactivate your account.
  7. Take all necessary steps to ensure that any non-public information made available to you in relation to any BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Products or the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program is kept confidential.
  8. Not use the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community or any material received as a result of your participation in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party, except as otherwise explicitly permitted for you by Stanley Black & Decker.

Your ongoing right to participate in the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program and your eligibility to receive BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Products is at Stanley Black & Decker's and Bazaarvoice's sole discretion. Stanley Black & Decker and Bazaarvoice reserve the right to remove your account from the BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community program at any time without notice or notification.

Revisions and Continued Use

Stanley Black & Decker reserves the right to amend any of these Terms and Conditions, including the policies, guidelines, or other information on productsampling.blackanddecker.com, at any time and at Stanley Black & Decker's sole discretion. Any changes are effective upon posting a change notice or new terms and conditions on productsampling.blackanddecker.com or on your BLACK+DECKER Sampling Community Member Account page. You are responsible for reviewing the new terms and conditions and any applicable changes or notices. YOUR CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN STANLEY BLACK & DECKER'S BLACK+DECKER SAMPLING COMMUNITY PROGRAM AFTER THE POSTING OF ANY CHANGES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST DISCONTINUE PARTICIPATING IN STANLEY BLACK & DECKER'S BLACK+DECKER SAMPLING COMMUNITY PROGRAM AND IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY STANLEY BLACK & DECKER OF THIS AT samplingsupport@bazaarvoice.com.