Consent and Release Form - Project Machias

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Project Contact: []  


Project Title: Project Machias – Audio Speech Data Collection

Project Lead: Kristy Mueller, 



This is a data collection project undertaken by SUPERSIGHT behalf of APPEN BUTLER HILL PTY LTD (“Company”). Your decision to participate in this project is completely voluntary and not a requirement or expectation of your job. If you decide to participate, it should be during your personal time. You may decline to

participate or stop your participation at any time. The results of this study may be used to develop and improve products and services, such as technologies and algorithms that operate with audio, images, video, and/or depth data. These could include machine learning, algorithms and other technologies for voice recognition, focusing, color, contrast, classification and recognition, image processing, and immersive multi-media.




The purpose of this study is to collect audio of people other subjects within the context of their environment (“Project Data”).



Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5-10 minutes):

• Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent and Release Form or “Consent”, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent and Release Form carefully and feel free to ask questions.

• A representative from Company may provide you with additional instructions regarding what documents and/or objects to collect and how to capture the photo/video of that document and/or object and provide it to Company.


Audio Collection:

• You will be asked to record yourself saying a number of prompts




You can record the audio in any setting in which you feel comfortable, so long as the audio only captures you. No features of other persons should appear in the Audio.



This project should generally take you between 30 and 60 minutes.



You must be 18 years old or over to participate in this project. 



As part of this project, the information collected from you may include the following (we call this “Project Data”): 

· Contact Information: Worker ID (anonymous randomly assigned ID unique to each worker)

· Audio

· Documented Project Data: Gender, Age, Race/Ethnicity, Dialect, Current Location, Native Language, Birth Place



Project Data may reflect the image, likeness, voice, and other general characteristics of you and others. By signing this Consent, you agree to allow Company and external entities that Company chooses to collaborate with (subject to appropriate contractual obligations) to collect, use, store, process, and disclose your personal information for the purposes described in this Consent and in connection with the project. If you are the parent/legal guardian of a person under the age of 18 years old who is participating in this project, you agree to allow Company and external entities that Company chooses to collaborate with to collect, use, store, process, and disclosure the minor’s personal information for the purposes described in this Consent and Release and in connection with this project. To the extent that you provide Company with the personal information of other persons in connection with your participation in the project, you represent that you will obtain all consents required to provide Company with the rights necessary to collect, use, store, process, and disclose their personal information as described in this Consent.



Company is collecting Project Data on behalf of the Study Sponsor. Company may disclose Project Data to the Study Sponsor for use consistent with this Consent and Release Form. The Study Sponsor and Company may retain third parties to collect, process, and analyze the data on their behalf. Study Sponsor may retain deidentified data, analysis, models, algorithms, learning and work product obtained, trained on, or otherwise resulting from use of Project Data.

If you decide to participate, you have the right to request access to Project Data and the right to request to have any such data rectified, completed, blocked or deleted.

You also have the right to subsequently object to the collection of any such data and revoke your consent at any time. Please submit such a request or revoke your consent through your Project Lead. Your request will then be passed on to the Study Sponsor. If you decide to participate in the project, you have the right to access any data collected about you as part of this project and the right to have any such data corrected, completed, blocked or deleted. You also have the right to object to the collection of any data and withdraw from the project at any time. To exercise any of your rights or to raise questions on the use of your data within this project contact the Project Lead.



You represent that the Project Data audio submitted by you are original to and

owned by you, if applicable, and that you have full authority from any individuals

depicted in the Project Data audio to provide them to Company pursuant to the

terms of this Consent. You agree to release Company, its agents, employees,

licensees and assigns from any and all claims you may have now or in the future for

invasion of privacy, right of publicity, trademark infringement, copyright

infringement, defamation or any other cause of action arising out of Company’s use

of the Project Data photos submitted by you. You understand and agree that

between Company and you, Company is and shall be the exclusive owner of all right,

title and interest, including copyright, in any works that may be created by Company

containing the Project Data, subject to pre-existing rights in any of the Project Data.



Any information that you provide to Company in connection with the project,

including the Project Data, will be kept Confidential. The Project Data may be used

by Company, Study Sponsor, their personnel, and third party vendors or business

partners subject to appropriate contractual obligations, for the purposes described

in this Consent. Project Data may also be provided to public, regulatory, or

government authorities, including law enforcement, when required by law, legal

process, or litigation.

Any Project Data containing personally identifiable information, including

identifiable image or voice data, that you provide to Company in connection with the

project, will be deleted will be deleted within 10 years of the date of this Consent

and Release. Project Data that does not contain personally identifiable information,

including where such information has been blurred or similar, may be continued to

be retained. You may contact the Project Lead at any time to request deletion of

your personal information and reasonable efforts will be made to delete your

personal information within a reasonable amount of time; however, note that in

some circumstances, deletion of your personal information may not be feasible.




This project does not pose any known risks. There may additionally be some

unknown and unforeseeable risks.

WITHDRAWAL: You may decline to participate or stop Your participation in the

project at any time by providing written notice to the Project Lead. Company may

continue to use the photos that you provided to Company prior to your withdrawal

unless you request that it be deleted as described above, in which case it will be

deleted where feasible.



By agreeing to participate in the project, you acknowledge that any information

about the project, including any project details or the fact of your participation, are considered Confidential Information and are covered by the obligations under your agreements with Company.


What are My Confidentiality Obligations?

If you agree to participate in the study, you must also agree to not disclose any

information from or about the study with anyone, without first obtaining approval

from the Project Lead.


What is Considered Confidential?

The fact that the Company is conducting this study, the types and methods of data collection, and any other detail about the study or how it is conducted are

confidential. Any information that you learn about the study, including technical

information and the identity of the personnel in the study or working on the study,

and any other information identified as non-public information is considered

confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Company or Study

Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you. This includes before, during, and after

you participate in this study. You may not use any cameras, video recorders or other electronic storage devices to record Confidential Information at any time.


Who Needs to Know?

Do not assume that anyone, including other Company employees, knows

information about the study. Most Company employees do not know about this

study. Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized in writing to do so by the Project Lead. It is of utmost importance that no confidential

information be communicated to anyone, in any manner, outside of Company, study personnel or Project Lead, including friends, family members, professional

colleagues, and especially, the press. You may not discuss or display any

Confidential Information in any form, including via phone, electronic

communications or social media.


Take Precautions To Avoid Inadvertent Disclosure.

You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. When communicating with the study personnel, make sure you are in a private location.

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the study.

If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information,

please report it to study personnel or Project Lead immediately.

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with study

personnel or Project Lead.

What are Company’s Enforcement Rights?

You hereby acknowledge that unauthorized disclosure or use of Company

Confidential Information could cause irreparable harm and significant injury to

Company that may be difficult to ascertain. Accordingly, you agree that Company

will have the right to seek and obtain immediate injunctive relief to enforce the

confidentiality obligations under this Consent and Release, in addition to any other rights and remedies Company may have.

Once you have read this form you can close this window and return to the Application Form to submit your digital signature.  Your signature is your acknowledgement that you have read this consent form carefully, that you understand and agree to all of its terms and had an opportunity to ask questions.  Questions may be asked of the Project Contact at



Once you have closed this window and returned to the signature page, your signature will signify the following:


• I have read and understand this Consent and have received answers to my


• I am voluntarily signing this Consent indicating that I consent to participate

in this study.

• I agree that I will keep confidential all information disclosed to me during the


• I grant Company and the Study Sponsor the right to collect, use, process,

store, and disclose Project Data as described in this Consent.

• I understand that I can receive a copy of this Consent form upon request.


If a project-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the

project at any time, please contact the Project Contact at

Once you have read this form you can close this window and return to the Application Form to submit your digital signature.

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