User Experience Agreement for Usability and User Research Studies
User experience studies teach Akili Interactive Labs, Inc. (“Akili”) about users' preferences and helps Akili, its clients and its designers improve products. You have been asked to review products, solutions and/or services (collectively "Products") in order to provide Akili with information that may be used to improve customer offerings. This study aims to identify any problems or confusion you may experience in interacting with the Products. We encourage Your comments and suggestions.
Non-disclosure - Information Disclosed to You by Akili
In connection with this user experience study, You understand that Akili and its affiliated companies (the "Company") has disclosed or may disclose certain proprietary or confidential information including, without limitation, proprietary technology, business strategies, code, algorithms, beta products, names and expertise of employees and consultants, know-how, formulas, images, web pages, videos, processes, ideas, inventions (whether patentable or not), product development plans, forecasts, schematics and other technical, business and financial information (collectively referred to as "Confidential Information") to You.
By participating, You agree (i) not to divulge any Confidential Information disclosed to you by the Company to any third person, (ii) to hold the Confidential Information in confidence and to take all necessary precautions to protect such Confidential Information, (iii) not to make any use whatsoever at any time of such Confidential Information unless the undersigned has acquired prior written consent from the Company, (iv) not to copy or reverse engineer, reverse compile or attempt to derive the composition of any such Confidential Information, (v) not to show the images, videos, or web pages to anyone else, or allow them to view these images or web pages, (vi) not to attempt to store, copy or collect screenshots of, or otherwise try to duplicate, the images, videos, or web pages, or modify or create variations of them, and (vii) not to use an employer-issued device (laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.) to respond to the study or to view the images, videos, or web pages.
The obligations of each party concerning confidentiality shall terminate five years following receipt of the Confidential Information.
I hereby release and forever discharge Akili, its employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, assignees or subcontractors from any and all liability, losses, costs, expenses, causes of action, claims and suits for property damage, theft of property or personal injury (including death) arising in connection with my participation in the user experience studies, unless such damage, theft or injury is caused by the grossly negligent acts or omissions of Akili, its employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, assignees or subcontractors.
Feedback - Information You Share With Akili About the Products
In the event that You provide any feedback, suggestions or comments in connection with the study (the "Feedback"), You hereby grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, full paid up license in and to the Feedback to Akili (including without limitation, all patent rights, design rights, copyright and trade secret rights embodied by such Feedback) to use, such Feedback in connection with Akili and its client’s products and/or service offerings without obligation of any kind (including the right to make or have made such Feedback in connection with the products and/or services). All Feedback is entirely voluntary and shall not, absent separate written agreement, impose upon Akili any confidentiality obligations or any obligation to include the Feedback in Akili and its client’s products or services.
Consent - What You Agree to By Participating
By participating in this study, You consent as follows:
You willingly volunteer to participate in this study and protect Akili Confidential Information as described above.
You understand that the purpose is to gather information about a Product in an effort to make it more appealing or easier to use and, if you choose, to provide Feedback as described above.
You are free to stop participating at any time without explanation (but confidentiality and feedback obligations survive your exit).
You may choose to take a rest break whenever you need one.
Your name will not be connected with any study results or published materials.
You agree to be audio and/or video recorded during this study and permit Akili employees, contractors, or clients related to the project to analyze said recording to improve product appeal.
You also agree not to issue any press releases or other public statements, or speak to the press about the Product or the project without Company’s prior written permission.
I have carefully read and voluntarily signed this agreement and I fully understand its contents. I am aware I am releasing legal rights that I otherwise may have, and I enter into this agreement with a full understanding of the risks involved. I certify that I am not relying on any representations or statements by the released parties apart from the written terms of this agreement. Notwithstanding anything contained in this provision to the contrary, I AM CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
I am 18 years of age and competent to contract in my own name.