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You shall create a username and password to access your Account. Once your Account is created you shall: (i) be responsible for all use and activity which takes place on your Account; (ii) ensure your Account username and password are kept confidential at all times and not disclose your Account username and password to any third party (knowingly or unknowingly); (iii) not permit any third party to access your Account without the express permission of CI; and (iv) immediately inform CI of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. In the event that any unauthorized third party accesses your Account, CI shall be entitled to retain or reclaim any Incentives (as described in Section 6) in your Account and/or terminate your Account.
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Upon proper completion of a Task, you may be entitled to earn an incentive from CI in the form of an Amazon Gift Card or PayPal by CI (the “Incentive”). If in CI’s sole discretion a completed Task has been improperly performed you will not be eligible for an Incentive. Each Task shall state the amount and form of Incentive, if any, that may be earned upon completion of the task. Any Incentive earned by you will be recorded in your Account. You may not redeem the Incentive(s) in your Account until the total value of Incentives therein has reached $5 USD or local equivalent (the “Fulfillment Level”). In its sole discretion, CI may modify the Fulfillment Level threshold without providing you with prior notice. Within a reasonable amount of time of reaching the Fulfillment Level, CI shall disperse the Incentive(s) directly to you. If your Incentive(s) is an Amazon Gift Card it shall be dispersed by us directly to the email address linked to your Account. If your Incentive(s) is a PayPal credit, it shall be dispersed by us through PayPal to your PayPal email account address. Your PayPal account must be the same email address that is registered to your Account or you will be unable to redeem your Incentive(s) via PayPal. CI is not responsible if you are unable to claim a dispersed Incentive due to your failure to provide the proper credentials stated in this Section. You shall be responsible for paying any tax and/or insurance that are due and owning as a result of your participation in the BitStream Services. For the avoidance of doubt, there is no obligation on CI to provide any Incentive upon completion of a Task.
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