Referral Scheme Terms and Conditions

Last updated: 8 March 2022

These Terms and Conditions form the agreement between equiwatt, equiwatt advocates and Referred Friends concerning the equiwatt Referral Schemes. To participate, equiwatt advocates and Referred Friends must agree to these Referral Terms. The schemes are not sponsored by any third party such as either Apple or Google or other technology providers.

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us at: support@equiwatt.com

 

1. Definitions

In these Terms and Conditions, the following definitions will be used.

Advocate: The person who sends/sent the Referral link. An advocate must be above the age of 18, resident within the UK.

Referred Friend: The person who receives/received the Referral link. A Referred Friend is any person over the age of 18, resident within the UK.

Referral Link: The hyperlink provided to the Referred Friend, redirecting to the respective equiwatt app download page.

Referral Code: The unique four-digit code provided to the Referred Friend by an advocate. 

Referral Terms: These Terms and Conditions, including updates, alterations and possible appendices, are published on the equiwatt website.

Smart User: A Smart User is an equiwatt community member that has connected their appliance(s) to the equiwatt platform via a Smart Plug to take part in equivents automatically.

EV User: An EV user is an equiwatt community member that has connected their electric vehicle to the equiwatt platform to smart charge their electric vehicle automatically.

Smart Plug: A smart plug connects household appliances to your smart home network. They plug into traditional electrical sockets and allow you to remotely manage appliances online and via accompanying apps.

equivents: Energy saving events that are held by equiwatt when energy usage is at its peak. The start and finish of equivents are announced in notifications within the equiwatt app. equiwatt will remotely and temporarily switch off any connected smart enabled appliances and other devices during equivents that have been set by the user. equivents last for 1 hour, however, participants can manage their time of participation preferences through the app.

 

2. Eligibility

  1. The equiwatt Referral Schemes allow an Advocate to introduce friends, family or acquaintances ('Referred Friend') to join the equiwatt community by downloading the equiwatt app, signing up and registering an account.

  2. By participating or attempting to participate in the Referral Schemes:

    1. As an Advocate or Referred Friend, you accept and agree that you are bound by the Referral Terms.

    2. You acknowledge that you have read and understood the information concerning the equiwatt Privacy Policy.

  3. By downloading the equiwatt app and signing up and registering an account:

    1. As a Referred Friend, you accept and agree that you are bound by the equiwatt Terms and Conditions as made available on the equiwatt website.

    2. You acknowledge that you have read and understood the information concerning the equiwatt Terms and Conditions.

 

3. Referral Scheme for new Smart Plug connections

  1. equiwatt offers 500 bonus points (worth £5) to Advocates when a Referred Friend connects a compatible Smart Plug to the equiwatt platform and a qualifying appliance.

  2. equiwatt offers 1500 bonus points (worth £15) to Advocates for the first five Referred Friends join equiwatt and connect a compatible Smart Plug to the platform.

  3. There is no limit to the number of times an Advocate can repeat the referral process. However, 1500 bonus points will only be awarded for the first five Referred Friends joining equiwatt and connecting a compatible Smart Plug.

  4. equiwatt offers 500 bonus points (worth £5) to Referred Friends for connecting a compatible Smart Plug to the equiwatt platform after signing up and creating an account using the four-digit Referral Code provided to them by an Advocate.

  5. An Advocate can share their Referral Link by using the social media buttons made available in the app after having clicked the 'Share Invite' button.

  6. Through the Referral Link, the Referred Friend will receive a unique four-digit Referral Code that must be input into the relevant box during the sign-up process. If the Referral Code is not input during the sign-up process then the referral will not qualify.

  7. Referral Links should only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes. Referral Links should not be published or distributed where there is no reasonable basis for believing that all or most of the recipients are personal contacts.

  8. Once a Referred Friend has signed up to equiwatt and connected a compatible Smart Plug to the platform, 500 bonus points will automatically be added to the Advocates account.

  9. Once five Referred Friends have joined equiwatt and connected a Smart Plug to the platform, a message will appear within the equiwatt app to confirm that five Referred Friends have joined equiwatt and connected a compatible Smart Plug. The Advocate will see a button saying 'Redeem 1,500 points'. Once this has been selected, the equiwatt team will validate that the Advocate has successfully met the criteria of the Referral Scheme. Once this has been confirmed, the 1500 bonus points will be automatically awarded to the Advocates account within 48 hours.

  10. Once a Referred Friend signs up to equiwatt and connects a Smart Plug to the platform, 500 bonus points will automatically be added to their account.


4. Referral Scheme for new Electric Vehicle connections

  1. equiwatt offers 1000 bonus points (worth £10) to Advocates when a Referred Friend connects a compatible electric vehicle to the equiwatt EV platform.

  2. equiwatt offers 1500 bonus points (worth £15) to Advocates for the first five Referred Friends who join equiwatt and connect a compatible electric vehicle to the platform.

  3. There is no limit to the number of times an Advocate can repeat the referral process. However, 1500 bonus points will only be awarded for the first five Referred Friends joining equiwatt and connecting a compatible electric vehicle.

  4. equiwatt offers 1000 bonus points (worth £10) to Referred Friends for connecting a compatible electric vehicle to the equiwatt EV platform after signing up and creating an account using the four-digit Referral Code provided to them by an Advocate.

  5. An Advocate can share their Referral Link by using the social media buttons made available in the app after having clicked the 'Share Invite' button.

  6. Through the Referral Link, the Referred Friend will receive a unique four-digit Referral Code that must be input into the relevant field during the sign-up process. If the Referral Code is not input during the sign-up process then the referral will not qualify.

  7. Referral Links should only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes. Referral Links should not be published or distributed where there is no reasonable basis for believing that all or most of the recipients are personal contacts.

  8. Once a Referred Friend has signed up to equiwatt and connected a compatible electric vehicle to the platform, 1000 bonus points will automatically be added to the Advocates account.

  9. Once five Referred Friends have joined equiwatt and connected an electric vehicle to the platform, a message will appear within the equiwatt app to confirm that five Referred Friends have joined equiwatt and connected a compatible electric vehicle and the 1500 bonus points will be automatically awarded to the Advocates account.

  10. Once a Referred Friend signs up to equiwatt and connects a compatible electric vehicle to the platform, 1000 bonus points will automatically be added to their account.


5. Use of points

  1. Points can only be redeemed in the equiwatt gift store.

  2. Points cannot be exchanged for their monetary value in currency.

  3. When redeeming a gift using points gained from the Referral Schemes, the general equiwatt Terms and Conditions apply.

  4. Points awarded to a Referred Friend for connecting a Smart Plug or Electric Vehicle are only valid as long as the Smart Plug or Electric Vehicle remains connected to the equiwatt Platform. If the Smart Plug or Electric Vehicle is disconnected then the points awarded will be removed from the Referred Friends account.

 

6. Privacy and Data Protection

  1. Any personal details provided in connection with the Referral Schemes will be processed in accordance with the equiwatt Privacy Policy. It is important that you carefully read and understand this information.

  2. All personal Data is collected, stored and deleted strictly in line with GDPR regulations and in accordance with equiwatt's data protection and privacy policy.

7. Right to Termination 

  1. equiwatt can terminate the Referral Schemes or a person's ability to participate at any time for any reason and without notice.

  2. equiwatt reserves the right to suspend any account or refuse to transfer points if we notice any activity that we believe to be fraudulent, improper, or unlawful or if we have a reason to believe that you are in breach of these Referral Terms.

  3. equiwatt reserves the right to review and investigate all referral activities and to suspend accounts or modify referrals as deemed fair and appropriate.

 

8. Limitation of liability

  1. equiwatt accepts no liability for loss, theft, destruction or improper use of a Referral Code unless this is the result of negligence on the part of equiwatt.

9. Severability

  1. In the event that any provision of these Referral Terms is declared invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. In such a case, the Parties shall endeavour in good faith to modify the invalid or unenforceable article or to agree on a new article that is valid and enforceable.

 

10. Changes to Terms and Conditions

  1. equiwatt reserves the right to, at all times, amend these Referral Terms by publishing an amended version on the equiwatt website.

  2. You are free to decide whether or not to accept a revised version of these Referral Terms. If you do not agree to any revised version of these Referral Terms, your sole recourse is to stop your participation in the Referral Program.

  3. Except as otherwise expressly stated by us, participation in the Referral Program is subject to and constitutes your acceptance of, the version of these Referral Terms in effect at the time of your participation in the Referral Program.