Thank you for your interest in our Trifolium study!
 

Are you interested in advancing technology? Want to participate in a fun and simple project? Lionbridge is currently looking for people from various ethnic backgrounds living in the USA, Canada, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria to participate in our video research study. This project will help artificial intelligence technology systems improve its recognition component. Sounds interesting? Check out the following details and register below.

Project Details: The project has three parts. Based on the needs of the collection, you might be requested to participate in all 3 or in only some parts of the project. 

PART 1

  • Record 5 short videos (60 seconds each) with and without face covering (masks, scarves, sunglasses, etc.)
  • The 5 videos will work as a set, so all of them need to be submitted correctly
  • The actions in the video are simple (walking towards the camera, moving hands, doing sit-ups, change pose etc.)

Compensation via PayPal or Bank Transfer: 15 USD for a set of 5 

You can participate only once in this part of the project

PART 2

  • Record 1 short video (60 seconds each) and take 7 images that show you doing a sport that requires a ball (football, basketball, rugby, etc.)
Compensation via PayPal or Bank Transfer: 10 USD for a set of 1 video and 7 images
You might be given the chance to participate more than once in this part of the project (with a different sports ball).
 
PART 3 
  • Record 2 short videos (60 seconds each) where you pretend you are having a video call
  • Another person will need to appear in the background while you record the call 
Compensation via PayPal or Bank Transfer: 10 USD for a set of 2 videos
 
You can participate only once in this part of the project
 
Project Duration: December 2020 - February 2021
 
Requirements:
  • To participate you must be 18 years old or older
  • Smartphone that produces images of at least 12 Megapixels (iPads are also allowed for PART 3)
  • Another person should assist you to film the videos for PART 2 and might need to participate in PART 3
 

Selected participants will be contacted by Lionbridge with the detailed guidelines on how to get started.

To submit your registration please complete this form. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at recruitmentWM.tampere@lionbridge.com

Thank you for your participation and for helping us create bias-free technology that works for everyone. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your data is protected by our Privacy Policy.

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., is the world’s largest provider of globalization solutions and one of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Founded in 1996, the company offers a range of services and employment options, including 6,000+ employees in 27 countries, and 500,000+ working from home. Lionbridge received three awards in 2018 for creating an inclusive and diverse workforce (Forbes: America’s Best Large Employers, America’s Best Employers for Women; FlexJobs Top 3 Companies Hiring for flexible jobs in 2018).

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

You must be 18 or over to participate.
Please note the data has to be collected in the location you declare as residence.
Preferred payment method * 🛈
Preferred payment method * 🛈
Which ethnicity do you identify with? *
What is your skin tone (before sun exposure)?

Please select one of the options below, drawn from the dermatologically recognized Fitzpatrick phototyping scale:
 *

CONFIDENTIALITY

Please, kindly read and sign Concent below, if you wish to participate in this project (please scroll to view the entire document).

INFORMED CONSENT AND RELEASE

Study Title:  << Trifolium >>

Study Lead Researcher:  << Hasan Shibly>>, <<AIDATACOLLECTION@lionbridge.com >>

 

This is a voluntary study undertaken by Lionbridge (“Research Company”) on behalf a consumer technology company (“Study Sponsor”).

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSENT?
You are receiving this Informed Consent Form (“Consent”) because you have been asked to participate in a voluntary research study. This Consent is intended to inform you of:

  1. The purpose of this study and what you will be asked to do as part of this study;
  2. The information that may be collected from you as part of this study and how your information will be used or disclosed in the study;
  3. The potential risks and discomforts associated with this study; and
  4. How you may withdraw from the study and what happens to your information after you withdraw.

 

Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decline to participate or stop/withdraw your participation at any time. If you do not take part in the study, you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You do not have to sign this Consent, but if you do not, you will not be able to participate in this study.

 

PLEASE READ THIS CONSENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT.

 

 

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? The objective of this study is to collect information, including video images such as video of participants walking, moving their hands and fingers, and clapping, that will enable the Study Sponsor to better understand how to design and develop its products, technologies, and services.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

Before entering this Study, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 60 years old;
  • You must have your own device that captures videos at a minimum 12MP resolution;
  • You must have some props to hold in your hands such as a pen/pencil/mouse, sports ball, dolls, gloves, sunglasses, or other props as may be requested by the Research Company; and
  • You must be able to comfortably complete the procedures in this Study.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5 – 15 minutes):

  • Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent carefully and feel free to ask questions.
  • A member of the study team from Research Company will provide you with additional instructions regarding what activity(ies) to perform and how to capture the video and provide it to Research Company.
  • You will be asked to undertake the data collection for the study with another participant living in your household who you will designate and who will also sign a separate but identical Consent (the “Partner Participant”).

Video Capture (1-2 minutes):

  • You will be asked to work with your Partner Participant to capture a video while performing particular actions, such as walking, moving your hands and fingers, clapping, or extending/contracting your arms. Please perform any actions as naturally as possible.
  • You may be asked to capture a few (up to 15) videos with specific variations, including: different camera angles, in different lighting scenarios (i.e., indoors/outdoors, night/day, bright light/low light), at various distances from the camera, while moving your hands and arms at varying speeds (i.e., fast or slow movement), while wearing gloves or interacting with other props, with front and back-facing camera, while moving in front of the camera away and towards the camera, using a sports ball to perform actions of playing the sport, wearing face masks or other face covering with or without sun-glasses or (in some cases) while interacting with your Partner Participant.
  • Each video will be approximately 30 seconds in length.

                                                                                        

Video Upload (1-2 minutes):

You will be provided with instructions to upload the video to Research Company.

 

WHERE WILL THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE? You can record the video in any setting in which you feel comfortable, and where you can make sure that the video only captures images of you and your Partner Participant, and no one else, per the directions you receive. You should ensure that you do not capture any images of any other individuals other than yourself and your Partner Participant.  You should alsoinformation about yourself or your Partner Participant is captured on the video: (i) ensure that your chosen setting does not include items that could directly identify you or the Partner Participant (e.g. readable address or name, photographs of family on walls, prescripton medication bottles) and (ii) take care to remove any personal items from plain view that you do not want recorded (e.g. sensitive photographs).

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

The overall study is targeting enrollment of of approximately 1,000 participants.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY TAKE?  The actual video capture you will be asked to undertake for the study will take between 1 and 2 minutes, but the entire time required for you to capture the images may take ten (10) minutes or so, depending on how long it takes you to setup to take the video and how many videos you choose to contribute.

 

WHAT DATA WILL BE COLLECTED?  As part of this Study, certain information will be collected from you (we call this “Study Data”) and used as described in this Consent. Study Data includes the following: 

  • Contact Information: <<name, email>>
  • Video/Photo: Full video of your body, including your face (with or without face-coverings / sun-glasses / sports balls) performing the actions listed above.  .  The Study Sponsor will receive these images but will not use the images of your face to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, while your video may capture incidental audio, the Research Company will remove the audio portion prior to storing the Video images.
  • Biometric Data: As stated above, the video you capture will include images of your face, and in certain circumstances, there is the slight possibility that the video images you collect could incidentally include images of your fingerprints.  The Study Sponsor does not intend for the fingerprint images to be collected and will not use your face images or those of your fingerprints to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, the Research Company is required to try and blur any fingerprint images that they see on the video you submit.
  • Demographic Data: city, state, country, Race/Ethnicity and Skin type (which will be assigned by the Study staff based on the Fitzpatrick scale)

 

 

How will my Study Data be kept confidential? Who will have access to my Study Data?

Your Study Data will be kept confidential except if disclosure is required by law or as described in this Consent.

 

Your Contact Information will be held securely by the staff of Research Company that is conducting the study (“Study Staff”) and access to it will be limited to those Study Staff who need access in order to administer and conduct the study.  Your Contact Information and other directly identifying information, if any, will be separated and maintained securely apart from the rest of your Study Data and replaced with a random code that is unique to you, but which is not based on any information about you (we call this “Coded Study Data”).

 

The Study Sponsor will receive the Coded Study Data and will not have access to any of your Contact Information or other Study Data that may directly identify you, except as stated below.

 

Although all Study Data that identifies you will be protected and treated as confidential, total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that members of the Study Sponsor could identify you just from your Coded Study Data (for instance if the Coded Study Data includes video images of you), or there could be unauthorized access to, or security breaches of, the systems used to store your Study Data. If you are in multiple studies, your Study Data may be combined and there is a risk that you may be identifiable. There may be other privacy risks that we have not foreseen.

 

For more information on how Study Data will be kept secure and confidential, please contact the Study Lead listed above.

 

USE, DISCLOSURE, AND DELETION: In addition to the Study Staff of Research Company and the Study Sponsor, your Coded Study Data may also be reviewed or used by:

  • Third-party service providers of Research Company where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor;
  • Affiliates and third-party service providers of the Study Sponsor, where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor.

 

When required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Data in identifiable form may also be made available to the Study Sponsor or government authorities, including law enforcement.

 

How may my Study Data be used?

By signing this Consent, you agree to allow the Research Company and Study Staff and third parties identified in this Consent to collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, for the following purposes:

  • To support and carry out the study.
  • To verify that the study is done properly.
  • For Research Company to contact you about future studies sponsored by Study Sponsor, if you agree to be contacted for such future studies.

 

In addition, the Study Sponsor may collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Coded Study Data for the following purposes:

  • To analyze the Coded Study Data and publish aggregated results
  • To design or improve future studies.
  • To combine the results of this study with the results of other studies.
  • For the Study Sponsor’s development, design, approval (including regulatory approval), improvement, production, publication, and/or support of products, technologies, processes, and services, including algorithm development for these purposes.

As stated above, when required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Sponsor may also have access to Study Data in identifiable form.

 

How long will my Study Data be retained?

Your Study Data, including your Contact Information and Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Research Company.   Your Coded Study Data, including you Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Study Sponsor.  Coded Study Data that does not contain Contact Information and for which Video images of your face have been blurred or similarly obscured or removed, may be retained by the Study Sponsor for as long as needed for the purposes and uses stated in this Consent.

CONTACTING YOU ABOUT FUTURE STUDIES: As mentioned above, Research Company may contact you immediately upon completion of this Study to see if you are interested in a similar companion Study.  Additionally, the Research Company will maintain your Contact Information for use only by Research Company on behalf of Study Sponsor to contact you about this or future Study Sponsor studies. Research Company will not provide your Contact Information, or this signed Consent, to the Study Sponsor, except where legally required as stated above.

 

WHAT RISKS OR DISCOMFORTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY? No significant risks to you are anticipated by your participation in this study. However, you may experience some discomfort associated with stretching and manipulating your hands. There may additionally be some unknown and unforeseeable risks. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, contact the Study Lead.  There could be privacy risk as set forth above in “How will my Study Data be kept confidential?”

 

WHAT DATA RIGHTS DO I HAVE?  You may contact the Study Lead at any time to request deletion of your personal information associated with your Study Data. In some circumstances, deletion of your personal information may not be feasible (for instance, if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from your Contact Information). However, reasonable efforts will be made to delete identifiable data within a reasonable amount of time of your request. You may also withdraw from the Study at any time – see “How Can I Withdraw From This Study” section below.

 

However, if you are a resident of the state of California, the following applies to you:

  • If you decide to take part in the Study, you have the right to request access to personal information collected about you as part of this Study, and the right to request that such personal information be deleted. You may freely exercise these rights without discrimination.
  • If you request deletion of your information, reasonable efforts will be made to delete identifiable personal information included within your Study Data within a reasonable amount of time. However, we may be permitted or required to retain all or part of your personal information for certain purposes, such as to comply with regulatory requirements. Also, it may not be possible to delete your personal information if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from your Contact Information.
  • You can exercise the above rights by contacting the Study Lead. You also have the right to withdraw from this study at any time. To withdraw, see the section below “How Can I Withdraw from this Study.”

 

Could I be withdrawn from this study?

The Study Staff or the Study Sponsor may, at any time, withdraw you from the study and stop your participation for any of the following reasons:

  • If you fail to follow directions for participating in the study;
  • If it is discovered that you do not meet the study requirements;
  • If the Study Staff finds that it is not in your best interest to continue taking part in the study; or
  • If the study is cancelled.

 

Can I withdraw from this study?

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary. You may choose to not participate, or you may withdraw from the study for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you want to withdraw, please notify the Study Staff and/or study lead using the information at the top of this Consent.

 

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, any Coded Study Data previously collected and shared with the Study Sponsor may continue to be used and disclosed by the Study Sponsor and used and shared with others as described in this Consent, unless you request that it be deleted, in which case it will be deleted where feasible as stated above in “What Data Rights Do I Have” section.

 

WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATING?

You will be paid $[15] if you complete [5] videos of sufficient quality.  If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, or if you provide less than [5] videos, you will be paid only for the videos of sufficient quality that you provide.

 

WILL I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS?

This study is for research and development purposes as described in this Consent. There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.

 

COMMERCIAL GAIN BY STUDY SPONSOR.

This study is part of the development of consumer-available devices. Your information collected during this study may be used for the development, design, possible approval (including marketing approval), production, and support of products, technologies, processes, and/or services for commercial sale. The Study Sponsor has no plans to offer you financial compensation or share any profits from the commercialization of any products, technologies, processes, or services developed from your information. You will not, however, lose any legal rights to which you are entitled by signing and dating this consent document.

 

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 Study Lead.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL? The fact that Company and the Study Sponsor are 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 any other information identified as non-public information is considered confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Study Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you.

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW? Do not assume that anyone knows information about the study.  Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized to do so by the Study Lead.

 

NO DISCLOSURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS OR SOCIAL MEDIA. It is of utmost importance that no confidential information be communicated to anyone outside of the Study Staff, including friends, family members, and professional colleagues. You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. 

 

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the research study.  If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, please report it to a Study Staff or the Study Lead immediately.

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with a Study Staff or the Study Lead.

 

WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY?  If a study-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the study at any time, please contact the Study Lead as set forth at the top of this Consent

LEGAL RIGHTS

You will not lose any of your legal rights to which you are otherwise entitled by signing and dating this Consent.

 

CONSENT

By signing this Consent, I acknowledge and agree:

  • I have read and understand this Consent and have had an opportunity to ask questions and have received answers to my questions and agree to all of its terms.
  • 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 study.
  • I grant the Study Staff and Sponsor and other entities as stated in this Consent the right to collect, use, process, store, and disclose my Study Data, including my Coded Study Data, as described in this Consent.
  • I understand that I will receive a copy of this Consent form after I sign it.
  • I have read this information, which is printed in English. This is a language that I read and understand.
  • I am at least 21 years old or older.

If this is an electronic consent, I understand that by clicking accept or typing my name and the date below I am providing my consent electronically and that it has the same force and effect as if I was signing in person on paper

INFORMED CONSENT AND RELEASE

Study Title:  << Trifolium >>

Study Lead Researcher:  << Hasan Shibly>>, <<AIDATACOLLECTION@lionbridge.com >>

 

This is a voluntary study undertaken by Lionbridge (“Research Company”) on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Study Sponsor”).

 

For the purposes of this Study, with respect to participants in Canada, Apple Canada Inc. based in Toronto is the responsible organization.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSENT?
You are receiving this Informed Consent Form (“Consent”) because you have been asked to participate in a voluntary research study. This Consent is intended to inform you of:

  1. The purpose of this study and what you will be asked to do as part of this study;
  2. The information that may be collected from you as part of this study and how your information will be used or disclosed in the study;
  3. The potential risks and discomforts associated with this study; and
  4. How you may withdraw from the study and what happens to your information after you withdraw.

 

Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decline to participate or stop/withdraw your participation at any time. If you do not take part in the study, you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You do not have to sign this Consent, but if you do not, you will not be able to participate in this study.

 

PLEASE READ THIS CONSENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT.

 

 

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? The objective of this study is to collect information, including video images such as video of participants walking, moving their hands and fingers, and clapping, that will enable the Study Sponsor to better understand how to design and develop its products, technologies, and services.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

Before entering this Study, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 60 years old;
  • You must have your own device that captures videos at a minimum 12MP resolution;
  • You must have some props to hold in your hands such as a pen/pencil/mouse, sports ball, dolls, gloves, sunglasses, or other props as may be requested by the Research Company; and
  • You must be able to comfortably complete the procedures in this Study.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5 – 15 minutes):

  • Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent carefully and feel free to ask questions.
  • A member of the study team from Research Company will provide you with additional instructions regarding what activity(ies) to perform and how to capture the video and provide it to Research Company.
  • You will be asked to undertake the data collection for the study with another participant living in your household who you will designate and who will also sign a separate but identical Consent (the “Partner Participant”).

Video Capture (1-2 minutes):

  • You will be asked to work with your Partner Participant to capture a video while performing particular actions, such as walking, moving your hands and fingers, clapping, or extending/contracting your arms. Please perform any actions as naturally as possible.
  • You may be asked to capture a few (up to 15) videos with specific variations, including: different camera angles, in different lighting scenarios (i.e., indoors/outdoors, night/day, bright light/low light), at various distances from the camera, while moving your hands and arms at varying speeds (i.e., fast or slow movement), while wearing gloves or interacting with other props, with front and back-facing camera, while moving in front of the camera away and towards the camera, using a sports ball to perform actions of playing the sport, wearing face masks or other face covering with or without sun-glasses or (in some cases) while interacting with your Partner Participant.
  • Each video will be approximately 30 seconds in length.

                                                                                        

Video Upload (1-2 minutes):

You will be provided with instructions to upload the video to Research Company.

 

WHERE WILL THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE? You can record the video in any setting in which you feel comfortable, and where you can make sure that the video only captures images of you and your Partner Participant, and no one else, per the directions you receive. You should ensure that you do not capture any images of any other individuals other than yourself and your Partner Participant.  You should alsoinformation about yourself or your Partner Participant is captured on the video: (i) ensure that your chosen setting does not include items that could directly identify you or the Partner Participant (e.g. readable address or name, photographs of family on walls, prescripton medication bottles) and (ii) take care to remove any personal items from plain view that you do not want recorded (e.g. sensitive photographs).

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

The overall study is targeting enrollment of of approximately 1,000 participants.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY TAKE?  The actual video capture you will be asked to undertake for the study will take between 1 and 2 minutes, but the entire time required for you to capture the images may take ten (10) minutes or so, depending on how long it takes you to setup to take the video and how many videos you choose to contribute.

 

WHAT DATA WILL BE COLLECTED?  As part of this Study, certain information will be collected from you (we call this “Study Data”) and used as described in this Consent. Study Data includes the following: 

  • Contact Information: << name, email >>
  • Video/Photo: Full video of your body, including your face (with or without face-coverings / sun-glasses / sports balls) performing the actions listed above.  .  The Study Sponsor will receive these images but will not use the images of your face to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, while your video may capture incidental audio, the Research Company will remove the audio portion prior to storing the Video images.
  • Biometric Data: As stated above, the video you capture will include images of your face, and in certain circumstances, there is the slight possibility that the video images you collect could incidentally include images of your fingerprints.  The Study Sponsor does not intend for the fingerprint images to be collected and will not use your face images or those of your fingerprints to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, the Research Company is required to try and blur any fingerprint images that they see on the video you submit.
  • Demographic Data: city, state, country, Race/Ethnicity and Skin type (which will be assigned by the Study staff based on the Fitzpatrick scale)

 

 

How will my Study Data be kept confidential? Who will have access to my Study Data?

Your Study Data will be kept confidential except if disclosure is required by law or as described in this Consent.

 

Your Contact Information will be held securely by the staff of Research Company that is conducting the study (“Study Staff”) and access to it will be limited to those Study Staff who need access in order to administer and conduct the study.  Your Contact Information and other directly identifying information, if any, will be separated and maintained securely apart from the rest of your Study Data and replaced with a random code that is unique to you, but which is not based on any information about you (we call this “Coded Study Data”).

 

The Study Sponsor will receive the Coded Study Data and will not have access to any of your Contact Information or other Study Data that may directly identify you, except as stated below.

 

Although all Study Data that identifies you will be protected and treated as confidential, total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that members of the Study Sponsor could identify you just from your Coded Study Data (for instance if the Coded Study Data includes video images of you), or there could be unauthorized access to, or security breaches of, the systems used to store your Study Data. If you are in multiple studies, your Study Data may be combined and there is a risk that you may be identifiable. There may be other privacy risks that we have not foreseen.

 

For more information on how Study Data will be kept secure and confidential, please contact the Study Lead listed above.

 

USE, DISCLOSURE, AND DELETION: In addition to the Study Staff of Research Company and the Study Sponsor, your Coded Study Data may also be reviewed or used by:

  • Third-party service providers of Research Company where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor;
  • Affiliates and third-party service providers of the Study Sponsor, where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor.

 

When required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Data in identifiable form may also be made available to the Study Sponsor or government authorities, including law enforcement.

 

How may my Study Data be used?

By signing this Consent, you agree to allow the Research Company and Study Staff and third parties identified in this Consent to collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, for the following purposes:

  • To support and carry out the study.
  • To verify that the study is done properly.
  • For Research Company to contact you about future studies sponsored by Study Sponsor, if you agree to be contacted for such future studies.

 

In addition, the Study Sponsor may collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Coded Study Data for the following purposes:

  • To analyze the Coded Study Data and publish aggregated results
  • To design or improve future studies.
  • To combine the results of this study with the results of other studies.
  • For the Study Sponsor’s development, design, approval (including regulatory approval), improvement, production, publication, and/or support of products, technologies, processes, and services, including algorithm development for these purposes.

As stated above, when required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Sponsor may also have access to Study Data in identifiable form.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF STUDY DATA.

Your Consent to Transfer.  Study Sponsor is a global company with affiliates in many countries undertaking research and development. As a result, your Study Data (in the limited situations described above) and your Coded Study Data, may be transferred to Study Sponsor in the United States and other Study Sponsor related entities and third parties designated by Study Sponsor in other countries. These other countries may not have laws as protective as the data protection laws in the country where you reside. It is also possible that the country to which your Study Data or Coded Study Data is sent will have laws that permit the government to request access to data held by private companies, such as Study Sponsor; however, we do not anticipate such requests for your Study Data or your Coded Study Data. Regardless of the country where your Study Data and Coded Study Data are used and maintained by Study Sponsor, its affiliates, and its contracted third parties, it will be used and maintained only for the purposes described in this Consent and it will be protected as described in this Consent. If you do not want to permit your Study Data or Coded Study Data to be transferred internationally, you should not sign this Consent. However, you must sign this Consent to participate in the Study.

 

How long will my Study Data be retained?

Your Study Data, including your Contact Information and Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Research Company.   Your Coded Study Data, including you Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Study Sponsor.  Coded Study Data that does not contain Contact Information and for which Video images of your face have been blurred or similarly obscured or removed, may be retained by the Study Sponsor for as long as needed for the purposes and uses stated in this Consent.

CONTACTING YOU ABOUT FUTURE STUDIES: As mentioned above, Research Company may contact you immediately upon completion of this Study to see if you are interested in a similar companion Study.  Additionally, the Research Company will maintain your Contact Information for use only by Research Company on behalf of Study Sponsor to contact you about this or future Study Sponsor studies. Research Company will not provide your Contact Information, or this signed Consent, to the Study Sponsor, except where legally required as stated above.

 

WHAT RISKS OR DISCOMFORTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY? No significant risks to you are anticipated by your participation in this study. However, you may experience some discomfort associated with stretching and manipulating your hands. There may additionally be some unknown and unforeseeable risks. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, contact the Study Lead.  There could be privacy risk as set forth above in “How will my Study Data be kept confidential?”

 

WHAT DATA RIGHTS DO I HAVE? 

If you decide to participate in this Study, you have the right to request access to any personal data collected about you as part of this Study and the right to request that any such personal data be corrected, amended, blocked, or deleted. In some circumstances, we may not be able to complete the actions you request (for instance, if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from, or we do not have access to, your Contact Information, or where applicable law would permit or require us to continue processing certain of your personal data). You also have the right to object to the collection of any data and withdraw from this Study at any time. Information on how to withdraw is included in “How Can I Withdraw from this Study?” section below. You also have the right to contact Apple’s Data Protection Officer at dpo@apple.com.

 

Could I be withdrawn from this study?

The Study Staff or the Study Sponsor may, at any time, withdraw you from the study and stop your participation for any of the following reasons:

  • If you fail to follow directions for participating in the study;
  • If it is discovered that you do not meet the study requirements;
  • If the Study Staff finds that it is not in your best interest to continue taking part in the study; or
  • If the study is cancelled.

 

Can I withdraw from this study?

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary. You may choose to not participate, or you may withdraw from the study for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you want to withdraw, please notify the Study Staff and/or study lead using the information at the top of this Consent.

 

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, any Coded Study Data previously collected and shared with the Study Sponsor may continue to be used and disclosed by the Study Sponsor and used and shared with others as described in this Consent, unless you request that it be deleted, in which case it will be deleted where feasible as stated above in “What Data Rights Do I Have” section.

 

WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATING?

You will be paid $[15] if you complete [5] videos of sufficient quality.  If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, or if you provide less than [5] videos, you will be paid only for the videos of sufficient quality that you provide.

 

WILL I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS?

This study is for research and development purposes as described in this Consent. There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.

 

COMMERCIAL GAIN BY STUDY SPONSOR.

This study is part of the development of consumer-available devices. Your information collected during this study may be used for the development, design, possible approval (including marketing approval), production, and support of products, technologies, processes, and/or services for commercial sale. The Study Sponsor has no plans to offer you financial compensation or share any profits from the commercialization of any products, technologies, processes, or services developed from your information. You will not, however, lose any legal rights to which you are entitled by signing and dating this consent document.

 

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 Study Lead.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL? The fact that Company and the Study Sponsor are 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 any other information identified as non-public information is considered confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Study Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you.

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW? Do not assume that anyone knows information about the study.  Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized to do so by the Study Lead.

 

NO DISCLOSURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS OR SOCIAL MEDIA. It is of utmost importance that no confidential information be communicated to anyone outside of the Study Staff, including friends, family members, and professional colleagues. You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. 

 

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the research study.  If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, please report it to a Study Staff or the Study Lead immediately.

 

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with a Study Staff or the Study Lead.

 

WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY?  If a study-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the study at any time, please contact the Study Lead as set forth at the top of this Consent

 

LEGAL RIGHTS

You will not lose any of your legal rights to which you are otherwise entitled by signing and dating this Consent.

 

CONSENT

 

By signing this Consent, I acknowledge and agree:

  • I have read and understand this Consent and have had an opportunity to ask questions and have received answers to my questions and agree to all of its terms.
  • 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 study.
  • I grant the Study Staff and Sponsor and other entities as stated in this Consent the right to collect, use, process, store, and disclose my Study Data, including my Coded Study Data, as described in this Consent.
  • I understand that I will receive a copy of this Consent form after I sign it.
  • I have read this information, which is printed in English. This is a language that I read and understand.
  • I am at least 21 years old or older.

If this is an electronic consent, I understand that by clicking accept or typing my name and the date below I am providing my consent electronically and that it has the same force and effect as if I was signing in person on paper.

INFORMED CONSENT AND RELEASE

Study Title:  << Trifolium >>

Study Lead Researcher:  << Hasan Shibly>>, <<AIDATACOLLECTION@lionbridge.com >>

 

This is a voluntary study undertaken by Lionbridge (“Research Company”) on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Study Sponsor”).

 

For the purposes of this Study, with respect to participants in Europe and the UK, Apple Distribution International Ltd., based in Cork, Ireland is the data controller.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSENT?
You are receiving this Informed Consent Form (“Consent”) because you have been asked to participate in a voluntary research study. This Consent is intended to inform you of:

  1. The purpose of this study and what you will be asked to do as part of this study;
  2. The information that may be collected from you as part of this study and how your information will be used or disclosed in the study;
  3. The potential risks and discomforts associated with this study; and
  4. How you may withdraw from the study and what happens to your information after you withdraw.

 

Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decline to participate or stop/withdraw your participation at any time. If you do not take part in the study, you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You do not have to sign this Consent, but if you do not, you will not be able to participate in this study.

 

PLEASE READ THIS CONSENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT.

 

 

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? The objective of this study is to collect information, including video images such as video of participants walking, moving their hands and fingers, and clapping, that will enable the Study Sponsor to better understand how to design and develop its products, technologies, and services.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

Before entering this Study, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 60 years old;
  • You must have your own device that captures videos at a minimum 12MP resolution;
  • You must have some props to hold in your hands such as a pen/pencil/mouse, sports ball, dolls, gloves, sunglasses, or other props as may be requested by the Research Company; and
  • You must be able to comfortably complete the procedures in this Study.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5 – 15 minutes):

  • Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent carefully and feel free to ask questions.
  • A member of the study team from Research Company will provide you with additional instructions regarding what activity(ies) to perform and how to capture the video and provide it to Research Company.
  • You will be asked to undertake the data collection for the study with another participant living in your household who you will designate and who will also sign a separate but identical Consent (the “Partner Participant”).

Video Capture (1-2 minutes):

  • You will be asked to work with your Partner Participant to capture a video while performing particular actions, such as walking, moving your hands and fingers, clapping, or extending/contracting your arms. Please perform any actions as naturally as possible.
  • You may be asked to capture a few (up to 15) videos with specific variations, including: different camera angles, in different lighting scenarios (i.e., indoors/outdoors, night/day, bright light/low light), at various distances from the camera, while moving your hands and arms at varying speeds (i.e., fast or slow movement), while wearing gloves or interacting with other props, with front and back-facing camera, while moving in front of the camera away and towards the camera, using a sports ball to perform actions of playing the sport, wearing face masks or other face covering with or without sun-glasses or (in some cases) while interacting with your Partner Participant.
  • Each video will be approximately 30 seconds in length.

                                                                                        

Video Upload (1-2 minutes):

You will be provided with instructions to upload the video to Research Company.

 

WHERE WILL THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE? You can record the video in any setting in which you feel comfortable, and where you can make sure that the video only captures images of you and your Partner Participant, and no one else, per the directions you receive. You should ensure that you do not capture any images of any other individuals other than yourself and your Partner Participant.  You should alsoinformation about yourself or your Partner Participant is captured on the video: (i) ensure that your chosen setting does not include items that could directly identify you or the Partner Participant (e.g. readable address or name, photographs of family on walls, prescripton medication bottles) and (ii) take care to remove any personal items from plain view that you do not want recorded (e.g. sensitive photographs).

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

The overall study is targeting enrollment of of approximately 1,000 participants.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY TAKE?  The actual video capture you will be asked to undertake for the study will take between 1 and 2 minutes, but the entire time required for you to capture the images may take ten (10) minutes or so, depending on how long it takes you to setup to take the video and how many videos you choose to contribute.

 

WHAT DATA WILL BE COLLECTED?  As part of this Study, certain information will be collected from you (we call this “Study Data”) and used as described in this Consent. Study Data includes the following: 

  • Contact Information: << name, email >>
  • Video/Photo: Full video of your body, including your face (with or without face-coverings / sunglasses / sports balls) performing the actions listed above.  The Study Sponsor will receive these images but will not use the images of your face to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, while your video may capture incidental audio, the Research Company will remove the audio portion prior to storing the Video images.
  • Biometric Data: As stated above, the video you capture will include images of your face, and in certain circumstances, there is the slight possibility that the video images you collect could incidentally include images of your fingerprints.  The Study Sponsor does not intend for the fingerprint images to be collected and will not use your face images or those of your fingerprints to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, the Research Company is required to try and blur any fingerprint images that they see on the video you submit.
  • Demographic Data: city, state, country, Race/Ethnicity and Skin type (which will be assigned by the Study staff based on the Fitzpatrick scale)

 

 

How will my Study Data be kept confidential? Who will have access to my Study Data?

Your Study Data will be kept confidential except if disclosure is required by law or as described in this Consent.

 

Your Contact Information will be held securely by the staff of Research Company that is conducting the study (“Study Staff”) and access to it will be limited to those Study Staff who need access in order to administer and conduct the study.  Your Contact Information and other directly identifying information, if any, will be separated and maintained securely apart from the rest of your Study Data and replaced with a random code that is unique to you, but which is not based on any information about you (we call this “Coded Study Data”).

 

The Study Sponsor will receive the Coded Study Data and will not have access to any of your Contact Information or other Study Data that may directly identify you, except as stated below.

 

Although all Study Data that identifies you will be protected and treated as confidential, total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that members of the Study Sponsor could identify you just from your Coded Study Data (for instance if the Coded Study Data includes video images of you), or there could be unauthorized access to, or security breaches of, the systems used to store your Study Data. If you are in multiple studies, your Study Data may be combined and there is a risk that you may be identifiable. There may be other privacy risks that we have not foreseen.

 

For more information on how Study Data will be kept secure and confidential, please contact the Study Lead listed above.

 

USE, DISCLOSURE, AND DELETION: In addition to the Study Staff of Research Company and the Study Sponsor, your Coded Study Data may also be reviewed or used by:

  • Third-party service providers of Research Company where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor;
  • Affiliates and third-party service providers of the Study Sponsor, where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor.

 

When required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Data in identifiable form may also be made available to the Study Sponsor or government authorities, including law enforcement.

 

How may my Study Data be used?

By signing this Consent, you agree to allow the Research Company and Study Staff and third parties identified in this Consent to collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, for the following purposes:

  • To support and carry out the study.
  • To verify that the study is done properly.
  • For Research Company to contact you about future studies sponsored by Study Sponsor, if you agree to be contacted for such future studies.

 

In addition, the Study Sponsor may collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Coded Study Data for the following purposes:

  • To analyze the Coded Study Data and publish aggregated results
  • To design or improve future studies.
  • To combine the results of this study with the results of other studies.
  • For the Study Sponsor’s development, design, approval (including regulatory approval), improvement, production, publication, and/or support of products, technologies, processes, and services, including algorithm development for these purposes.

As stated above, when required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Sponsor may also have access to Study Data in identifiable form.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF STUDY DATA.

Your Consent to Transfer.  Study Sponsor is a global company with affiliates in many countries undertaking research and development. As a result, your Study Data (in the limited situations described above) and your Coded Study Data, may be transferred to Study Sponsor in the United States and other Study Sponsor related entities and third parties designated by Study Sponsor in other countries. These other countries may not have laws as protective as the data protection laws in the country where you reside. It is also possible that the country to which your Study Data or Coded Study Data is sent will have laws that permit the government to request access to data held by private companies, such as Study Sponsor; however, we do not anticipate such requests for your Study Data or your Coded Study Data. Regardless of the country where your Study Data and Coded Study Data are used and maintained by Study Sponsor, its affiliates, and its contracted third parties, it will be used and maintained only for the purposes described in this Consent and it will be protected as described in this Consent. If you do not want to permit your Study Data or Coded Study Data to be transferred internationally, you should not sign this Consent. However, you must sign this Consent to participate in the Study.

 

Other Data Transfer Mechanisms. In addition to your consent to transfer, the transfer of your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, to Study Sponsor and its designated third parties in other countries will, where applicable and where required, also abide by the requirements for international data transfers established in Europe. These entities, where applicable, will subscribe to an appropriate legal instrument for the international transfer of data to the United States and other countries, or will be bound by appropriate contractual arrangements (such as Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission) or binding corporate rules to protect your Personal Information.

 

 

How long will my Study Data be retained?

Your Study Data, including your Contact Information and Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Research Company.   Your Coded Study Data, including you Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Study Sponsor.  Coded Study Data that does not contain Contact Information and for which Video images of your face have been blurred or similarly obscured or removed, may be retained by the Study Sponsor for as long as needed for the purposes and uses stated in this Consent.

CONTACTING YOU ABOUT FUTURE STUDIES: As mentioned above, Research Company may contact you immediately upon completion of this Study to see if you are interested in a similar companion Study.  Additionally, the Research Company will maintain your Contact Information for use only by Research Company on behalf of Study Sponsor to contact you about this or future Study Sponsor studies. Research Company will not provide your Contact Information, or this signed Consent, to the Study Sponsor, except where legally required as stated above.

 

WHAT RISKS OR DISCOMFORTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY? No significant risks to you are anticipated by your participation in this study. However, you may experience some discomfort associated with stretching and manipulating your hands. There may additionally be some unknown and unforeseeable risks. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, contact the Study Lead.  There could be privacy risk as set forth above in “How will my Study Data be kept confidential?”

 

WHAT DATA RIGHTS DO I HAVE?  If you decide to participate in this Study, you have the right to request access to any personal data collected about you as part of this Study and the right to request that any such personal data be corrected, amended, blocked, or deleted. In some circumstances, we may not be able to complete the actions you request (for instance, if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from, or we do not have access to, your Contact Information, or where applicable law would permit or require us to continue processing certain of your personal data). You also have the right to object to the collection of any data and withdraw from this Study at any time. Information on how to withdraw is included in “How Can I Withdraw from this Study?” section below. You also have the right to contact Apple’s Data Protection Officer at dpo@apple.com.

 

Could I be withdrawn from this study?

The Study Staff or the Study Sponsor may, at any time, withdraw you from the study and stop your participation for any of the following reasons:

  • If you fail to follow directions for participating in the study;
  • If it is discovered that you do not meet the study requirements;
  • If the Study Staff finds that it is not in your best interest to continue taking part in the study; or
  • If the study is cancelled.

 

Can I withdraw from this study?

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary. You may choose to not participate, or you may withdraw from the study for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you want to withdraw, please notify the Study Staff and/or study lead using the information at the top of this Consent.

 

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, any Coded Study Data previously collected and shared with the Study Sponsor may continue to be used and disclosed by the Study Sponsor and used and shared with others as described in this Consent, unless you request that it be deleted, in which case it will be deleted where feasible as stated above in “What Data Rights Do I Have” section.

 

WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATING?

You will be paid $[15] if you complete [5] videos of sufficient quality.  If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, or if you provide less than [5] videos, you will be paid only for the videos of sufficient quality that you provide.

 

WILL I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS?

This study is for research and development purposes as described in this Consent. There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.

 

COMMERCIAL GAIN BY STUDY SPONSOR.

This study is part of the development of consumer-available devices. Your information collected during this study may be used for the development, design, possible approval (including marketing approval), production, and support of products, technologies, processes, and/or services for commercial sale. The Study Sponsor has no plans to offer you financial compensation or share any profits from the commercialization of any products, technologies, processes, or services developed from your information. You will not, however, lose any legal rights to which you are entitled by signing and dating this consent document.

 

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 Study Lead.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL? The fact that Company and the Study Sponsor are 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 any other information identified as non-public information is considered confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Study Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you.

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW? Do not assume that anyone knows information about the study.  Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized to do so by the Study Lead.

 

NO DISCLOSURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS OR SOCIAL MEDIA. It is of utmost importance that no confidential information be communicated to anyone outside of the Study Staff, including friends, family members, and professional colleagues. You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. 

 

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the research study.  If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, please report it to a Study Staff or the Study Lead immediately.

 

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with a Study Staff or the Study Lead.

 

WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY?  If a study-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the study at any time, please contact the Study Lead as set forth at the top of this Consent

 

LEGAL RIGHTS

You will not lose any of your legal rights to which you are otherwise entitled by signing and dating this Consent.

 

CONSENT

 

By signing this Consent, I acknowledge and agree:

  • I have read and understand this Consent and have had an opportunity to ask questions and have received answers to my questions and agree to all of its terms.
  • 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 study.
  • I grant the Study Staff and Sponsor and other entities as stated in this Consent the right to collect, use, process, store, and disclose my Study Data, including my Coded Study Data, as described in this Consent.
  • I understand that I will receive a copy of this Consent form after I sign it.
  • I have read this information, which is printed in English. This is a language that I read and understand.
  • I am at least 21 years old or older.

If this is an electronic consent, I understand that by clicking accept or typing my name and the date below I am providing my consent electronically and that it has the same force and effect as if I was signing in person on paper.

INFORMED CONSENT AND RELEASE

Study Title:  << Trifolium >>

Study Lead Researcher:  << Hasan Shibly>>, <<AIDATACOLLECTION@lionbridge.com >>

 

This is a voluntary study undertaken by Lionbridge (“Research Company”) on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Study Sponsor”). For the purposes of this Study, with respect to participants in India, Apple Distribution International Ltd., based in Cork, Ireland is the data controller.

 

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSENT?
You are receiving this Informed Consent Form (“Consent”) because you have been asked to participate in a voluntary research study. This Consent is intended to inform you of:

  1. The purpose of this study and what you will be asked to do as part of this study;
  2. The information that may be collected from you as part of this study and how your information will be used or disclosed in the study;
  3. The potential risks and discomforts associated with this study; and
  4. How you may withdraw from the study and what happens to your information after you withdraw.

 

Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decline to participate or stop/withdraw your participation at any time. If you do not take part in the study, you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You do not have to sign this Consent, but if you do not, you will not be able to participate in this study.

 

PLEASE READ THIS CONSENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT.

 

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? The objective of this study is to collect information, including video images such as video of participants walking, moving their hands and fingers, and clapping, that will enable the Study Sponsor to better understand how to design and develop its products, technologies, and services.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

Before entering this Study, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 60 years old;
  • You must have your own device that captures videos at a minimum 12MP resolution;
  • You must have some props to hold in your hands such as a pen/pencil/mouse, sports ball, dolls, gloves, sunglasses, or other props as may be requested by the Research Company; and
  • You must be able to comfortably complete the procedures in this Study.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5 – 15 minutes):

  • Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent carefully and feel free to ask questions.
  • A member of the study team from Research Company will provide you with additional instructions regarding what activity(ies) to perform and how to capture the video and provide it to Research Company.
  • You will be asked to undertake the data collection for the study with another participant living in your household who you will designate and who will also sign a separate but identical Consent (the “Partner Participant”).

Video Capture (1-2 minutes):

  • You will be asked to work with your Partner Participant to capture a video while performing particular actions, such as walking, moving your hands and fingers, clapping, or extending/contracting your arms. Please perform any actions as naturally as possible.
  • You may be asked to capture a few (up to 15) videos with specific variations, including: different camera angles, in different lighting scenarios (i.e., indoors/outdoors, night/day, bright light/low light), at various distances from the camera, while moving your hands and arms at varying speeds (i.e., fast or slow movement), while wearing gloves or interacting with other props, with front and back-facing camera, while moving in front of the camera away and towards the camera, using a sports ball to perform actions of playing the sport, wearing face masks or other face covering with or without sun-glasses or (in some cases) while interacting with your Partner Participant.
  • Each video will be approximately 30 seconds in length.

                                                                                        

Video Upload (1-2 minutes):

You will be provided with instructions to upload the video to Research Company.

 

WHERE WILL THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE? You can record the video in any setting in which you feel comfortable, and where you can make sure that the video only captures images of you and your Partner Participant, and no one else, per the directions you receive. You should ensure that you do not capture any images of any other individuals other than yourself and your Partner Participant.  You should alsoinformation about yourself or your Partner Participant is captured on the video: (i) ensure that your chosen setting does not include items that could directly identify you or the Partner Participant (e.g. readable address or name, photographs of family on walls, prescripton medication bottles) and (ii) take care to remove any personal items from plain view that you do not want recorded (e.g. sensitive photographs).

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

The overall study is targeting enrollment of of approximately 1,000 participants.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY TAKE?  The actual video capture you will be asked to undertake for the study will take between 1 and 2 minutes, but the entire time required for you to capture the images may take ten (10) minutes or so, depending on how long it takes you to setup to take the video and how many videos you choose to contribute.

 

WHAT DATA WILL BE COLLECTED?  As part of this Study, certain information will be collected from you (we call this “Study Data”) and used as described in this Consent. Study Data includes the following: 

  • Contact Information: << name, email >>
  • Video/Photo: Full video of your body, including your face (with or without face-coverings / sun-glasses / sports balls) performing the actions listed above.  .  The Study Sponsor will receive these images but will not use the images of your face to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, while your video may capture incidental audio, the Research Company will remove the audio portion prior to storing the Video images.
  • Biometric Data: As stated above, the video you capture will include images of your face, and in certain circumstances, there is the slight possibility that the video images you collect could incidentally include images of your fingerprints.  The Study Sponsor does not intend for the fingerprint images to be collected and will not use your face images or those of your fingerprints to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, the Research Company is required to try and blur any fingerprint images that they see on the video you submit.
  • Demographic Data: city, state, country, Race/Ethnicity and Skin type (which will be assigned by the Study staff based on the Fitzpatrick scale)

 

 

How will my Study Data be kept confidential? Who will have access to my Study Data?

Your Study Data will be kept confidential except if disclosure is required by law or as described in this Consent.

 

Your Contact Information will be held securely by the staff of Research Company that is conducting the study (“Study Staff”) and access to it will be limited to those Study Staff who need access in order to administer and conduct the study.  Your Contact Information and other directly identifying information, if any, will be separated and maintained securely apart from the rest of your Study Data and replaced with a random code that is unique to you, but which is not based on any information about you (we call this “Coded Study Data”).

 

The Study Sponsor will receive the Coded Study Data and will not have access to any of your Contact Information or other Study Data that may directly identify you, except as stated below.

 

Although all Study Data that identifies you will be protected and treated as confidential, total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that members of the Study Sponsor could identify you just from your Coded Study Data (for instance if the Coded Study Data includes video images of you), or there could be unauthorized access to, or security breaches of, the systems used to store your Study Data. If you are in multiple studies, your Study Data may be combined and there is a risk that you may be identifiable. There may be other privacy risks that we have not foreseen.

 

For more information on how Study Data will be kept secure and confidential, please contact the Study Lead listed above.

 

USE, DISCLOSURE, AND DELETION: In addition to the Study Staff of Research Company and the Study Sponsor, your Coded Study Data may also be reviewed or used by:

  • Third-party service providers of Research Company where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor;
  • Affiliates and third-party service providers of the Study Sponsor, where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor.

 

When required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Data in identifiable form may also be made available to the Study Sponsor or government authorities, including law enforcement.

 

How may my Study Data be used?

By signing this Consent, you agree to allow the Research Company and Study Staff and third parties identified in this Consent to collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, for the following purposes:

  • To support and carry out the study.
  • To verify that the study is done properly.
  • For Research Company to contact you about future studies sponsored by Study Sponsor, if you agree to be contacted for such future studies.

 

In addition, the Study Sponsor may collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Coded Study Data for the following purposes:

  • To analyze the Coded Study Data and publish aggregated results
  • To design or improve future studies.
  • To combine the results of this study with the results of other studies.
  • For the Study Sponsor’s development, design, approval (including regulatory approval), improvement, production, publication, and/or support of products, technologies, processes, and services, including algorithm development for these purposes.

As stated above, when required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Sponsor may also have access to Study Data in identifiable form.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF STUDY DATA.

Your Consent to Transfer.  Study Sponsor is a global company with affiliates in many countries undertaking research and development. As a result, your Study Data (in the limited situations described above) and your Coded Study Data, may be transferred to Study Sponsor in the United States and other Study Sponsor related entities and third parties (such as Study Organizer) designated by Study Sponsor in other countries. These other countries may not have laws as protective as the data protection laws in the country where you reside. It is also possible that the country to which your Study Data or Coded Study Data is sent will have laws that permit the government to request access to data held by private companies, such as Study Sponsor; however, we do not anticipate such requests for your Study Data or your Coded Study Data. Regardless of the country where your Study Data and Coded Study Data are used and maintained by Study Sponsor, its affiliates, and its contracted third parties, it will be used and maintained only for the purposes described in this Consent and it will be protected as described in this Consent. If you do not want to permit your Study Data or Coded Study Data to be transferred internationally, you should not sign this Consent. However, you must sign this Consent to participate in the Study.

 

How long will my Study Data be retained?

Your Study Data, including your Contact Information and Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Research Company.   Your Coded Study Data, including you Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Study Sponsor.  Coded Study Data that does not contain Contact Information and for which Video images of your face have been blurred or similarly obscured or removed, may be retained by the Study Sponsor for as long as needed for the purposes and uses stated in this Consent.

CONTACTING YOU ABOUT FUTURE STUDIES: As mentioned above, Research Company may contact you immediately upon completion of this Study to see if you are interested in a similar companion Study.  Additionally, the Research Company will maintain your Contact Information for use only by Research Company on behalf of Study Sponsor to contact you about this or future Study Sponsor studies. Research Company will not provide your Contact Information, or this signed Consent, to the Study Sponsor, except where legally required as stated above.

 

WHAT RISKS OR DISCOMFORTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY? No significant risks to you are anticipated by your participation in this study. However, you may experience some discomfort associated with stretching and manipulating your hands. There may additionally be some unknown and unforeseeable risks. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, contact the Study Lead.  There could be privacy risk as set forth above in “How will my Study Data be kept confidential?”

 

WHAT DATA RIGHTS DO I HAVE?

If you decide to participate in this Study, you have the right to request access to any personal data collected about you as part of this Study and the right to request that any such personal data be corrected, amended, blocked, or deleted. In some circumstances, we may not be able to complete the actions you request (for instance, if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from, or we do not have access to, your Contact Information, or where applicable law would permit or require us to continue processing certain of your personal data). You also have the right to object to the collection of any data and withdraw from this Study at any time. Information on how to withdraw is included in “How Can I Withdraw from this Study?” section below. You also have the right to contact Apple’s Data Protection Officer at dpo@apple.com.

 

Could I be withdrawn from this study?

The Study Staff or the Study Sponsor may, at any time, withdraw you from the study and stop your participation for any of the following reasons:

  • If you fail to follow directions for participating in the study;
  • If it is discovered that you do not meet the study requirements;
  • If the Study Staff finds that it is not in your best interest to continue taking part in the study; or
  • If the study is cancelled.

 

Can I withdraw from this study?

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary. You may choose to not participate, or you may withdraw from the study for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you want to withdraw, please notify the Study Staff and/or study lead using the information at the top of this Consent.

 

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, any Coded Study Data previously collected and shared with the Study Sponsor may continue to be used and disclosed by the Study Sponsor and used and shared with others as described in this Consent, unless you request that it be deleted, in which case it will be deleted where feasible as stated above in “What Data Rights Do I Have” section.

 

WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATING?

You will be paid $[15] if you complete [5] videos of sufficient quality.  If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, or if you provide less than [5] videos, you will be paid only for the videos of sufficient quality that you provide.

 

WILL I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS?

This study is for research and development purposes as described in this Consent. There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.

 

COMMERCIAL GAIN BY STUDY SPONSOR.

This study is part of the development of consumer-available devices. Your information collected during this study may be used for the development, design, possible approval (including marketing approval), production, and support of products, technologies, processes, and/or services for commercial sale. The Study Sponsor has no plans to offer you financial compensation or share any profits from the commercialization of any products, technologies, processes, or services developed from your information. You will not, however, lose any legal rights to which you are entitled by signing and dating this consent document.

 

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 Study Lead.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL? The fact that Company and the Study Sponsor are 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 any other information identified as non-public information is considered confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Study Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you.

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW? Do not assume that anyone knows information about the study.  Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized to do so by the Study Lead.

 

NO DISCLOSURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS OR SOCIAL MEDIA. It is of utmost importance that no confidential information be communicated to anyone outside of the Study Staff, including friends, family members, and professional colleagues. You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. 

 

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the research study.  If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, please report it to a Study Staff or the Study Lead immediately.

 

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with a Study Staff or the Study Lead.

 

WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY?  If a study-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the study at any time, please contact the Study Lead as set forth at the top of this Consent

 

LEGAL RIGHTS

You will not lose any of your legal rights to which you are otherwise entitled by signing and dating this Consent.

 

CONSENT

 

By signing this Consent, I acknowledge and agree:

  • I have read and understand this Consent and have had an opportunity to ask questions and have received answers to my questions and agree to all of its terms.
  • 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 study.
  • I grant the Study Staff and Sponsor and other entities as stated in this Consent the right to collect, use, process, store, and disclose my Study Data, including my Coded Study Data, as described in this Consent.
  • I understand that I will receive a copy of this Consent form after I sign it.
  • I have read this information, which is printed in English. This is a language that I read and understand.
  • I am at least 21 years old or older.

If this is an electronic consent, I understand that by clicking accept or typing my name and the date below I am providing my consent electronically and that it has the same force and effect as if I was signing in person on paper.

INFORMED CONSENT AND RELEASE

Study Title:  << Trifolium >>

Study Lead Researcher:  << Hasan Shibly>>, <<AIDATACOLLECTION@lionbridge.com >>

 

This is a voluntary study undertaken by Lionbridge (“Research Company”) on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Study Sponsor”).

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSENT?
You are receiving this Informed Consent Form (“Consent”) because you have been asked to participate in a voluntary research study. This Consent is intended to inform you of:

  1. The purpose of this study and what you will be asked to do as part of this study;
  2. The information that may be collected from you as part of this study and how your information will be used or disclosed in the study;
  3. The potential risks and discomforts associated with this study; and
  4. How you may withdraw from the study and what happens to your information after you withdraw.

 

Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decline to participate or stop/withdraw your participation at any time. If you do not take part in the study, you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You do not have to sign this Consent, but if you do not, you will not be able to participate in this study.

 

PLEASE READ THIS CONSENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT.

 

 

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? The objective of this study is to collect information, including video images such as video of participants walking, moving their hands and fingers, and clapping, that will enable the Study Sponsor to better understand how to design and develop its products, technologies, and services.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

Before entering this Study, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 60 years old;
  • You must have your own device that captures videos at a minimum 12MP resolution;
  • You must have some props to hold in your hands such as a pen/pencil/mouse, sports ball, dolls, gloves, sunglasses, or other props as may be requested by the Research Company; and
  • You must be able to comfortably complete the procedures in this Study.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5 – 15 minutes):

  • Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent carefully and feel free to ask questions.
  • A member of the study team from Research Company will provide you with additional instructions regarding what activity(ies) to perform and how to capture the video and provide it to Research Company.
  • You will be asked to undertake the data collection for the study with another participant living in your household who you will designate and who will also sign a separate but identical Consent (the “Partner Participant”).

Video Capture (1-2 minutes):

  • You will be asked to work with your Partner Participant to capture a video while performing particular actions, such as walking, moving your hands and fingers, clapping, or extending/contracting your arms. Please perform any actions as naturally as possible.
  • You may be asked to capture a few (up to 15) videos with specific variations, including: different camera angles, in different lighting scenarios (i.e., indoors/outdoors, night/day, bright light/low light), at various distances from the camera, while moving your hands and arms at varying speeds (i.e., fast or slow movement), while wearing gloves or interacting with other props, with front and back-facing camera, while moving in front of the camera away and towards the camera, using a sports ball to perform actions of playing the sport, wearing face masks or other face covering with or without sun-glasses or (in some cases) while interacting with your Partner Participant.
  • Each video will be approximately 30 seconds in length.

                                                                                        

Video Upload (1-2 minutes):

You will be provided with instructions to upload the video to Research Company.

 

WHERE WILL THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE? You can record the video in any setting in which you feel comfortable, and where you can make sure that the video only captures images of you and your Partner Participant, and no one else, per the directions you receive. You should ensure that you do not capture any images of any other individuals other than yourself and your Partner Participant.  You should alsoinformation about yourself or your Partner Participant is captured on the video: (i) ensure that your chosen setting does not include items that could directly identify you or the Partner Participant (e.g. readable address or name, photographs of family on walls, prescripton medication bottles) and (ii) take care to remove any personal items from plain view that you do not want recorded (e.g. sensitive photographs).

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

The overall study is targeting enrollment of of approximately 1,000 participants.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY TAKE?  The actual video capture you will be asked to undertake for the study will take between 1 and 2 minutes, but the entire time required for you to capture the images may take ten (10) minutes or so, depending on how long it takes you to setup to take the video and how many videos you choose to contribute.

 

WHAT DATA WILL BE COLLECTED?  As part of this Study, certain information will be collected from you (we call this “Study Data”) and used as described in this Consent. Study Data includes the following: 

  • Contact Information: << name, email >>
  • Video/Photo: Full video of your body, including your face (with or without face-coverings / sun-glasses / sports balls) performing the actions listed above.  .  The Study Sponsor will receive these images but will not use the images of your face to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, while your video may capture incidental audio, the Research Company will remove the audio portion prior to storing the Video images.
  • Biometric Data: As stated above, the video you capture will include images of your face, and in certain circumstances, there is the slight possibility that the video images you collect could incidentally include images of your fingerprints.  The Study Sponsor does not intend for the fingerprint images to be collected and will not use your face images or those of your fingerprints to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, the Research Company is required to try and blur any fingerprint images that they see on the video you submit.
  • Demographic Data: city, state, country, Race/Ethnicity and Skin type (which will be assigned by the Study staff based on the Fitzpatrick scale)

 

 

How will my Study Data be kept confidential? Who will have access to my Study Data?

Your Study Data will be kept confidential except if disclosure is required by law or as described in this Consent.

 

Your Contact Information will be held securely by the staff of Research Company that is conducting the study (“Study Staff”) and access to it will be limited to those Study Staff who need access in order to administer and conduct the study.  Your Contact Information and other directly identifying information, if any, will be separated and maintained securely apart from the rest of your Study Data and replaced with a random code that is unique to you, but which is not based on any information about you (we call this “Coded Study Data”).

 

The Study Sponsor will receive the Coded Study Data and will not have access to any of your Contact Information or other Study Data that may directly identify you, except as stated below.

 

Although all Study Data that identifies you will be protected and treated as confidential, total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that members of the Study Sponsor could identify you just from your Coded Study Data (for instance if the Coded Study Data includes video images of you), or there could be unauthorized access to, or security breaches of, the systems used to store your Study Data. If you are in multiple studies, your Study Data may be combined and there is a risk that you may be identifiable. There may be other privacy risks that we have not foreseen.

 

For more information on how Study Data will be kept secure and confidential, please contact the Study Lead listed above.

 

USE, DISCLOSURE, AND DELETION: In addition to the Study Staff of Research Company and the Study Sponsor, your Coded Study Data may also be reviewed or used by:

  • Third-party service providers of Research Company where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor;
  • Affiliates and third-party service providers of the Study Sponsor, where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor.

 

When required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Data in identifiable form may also be made available to the Study Sponsor or government authorities, including law enforcement.

 

How may my Study Data be used?

By signing this Consent, you agree to allow the Research Company and Study Staff and third parties identified in this Consent to collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, for the following purposes:

  • To support and carry out the study.
  • To verify that the study is done properly.
  • For Research Company to contact you about future studies sponsored by Study Sponsor, if you agree to be contacted for such future studies.

 

In addition, the Study Sponsor may collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Coded Study Data for the following purposes:

  • To analyze the Coded Study Data and publish aggregated results
  • To design or improve future studies.
  • To combine the results of this study with the results of other studies.
  • For the Study Sponsor’s development, design, approval (including regulatory approval), improvement, production, publication, and/or support of products, technologies, processes, and services, including algorithm development for these purposes.

As stated above, when required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Sponsor may also have access to Study Data in identifiable form.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF STUDY DATA.

Your Consent to Transfer.  Study Sponsor is a global company with affiliates in many countries undertaking research and development. As a result, your Study Data (in the limited situations described above) and your Coded Study Data, may be transferred to Study Sponsor in the United States and other Study Sponsor related entities and third parties designated by Study Sponsor in other countries. These other countries may not have laws as protective as the data protection laws in the country where you reside. It is also possible that the country to which your Study Data or Coded Study Data is sent will have laws that permit the government to request access to data held by private companies, such as Study Sponsor; however, we do not anticipate such requests for your Study Data or your Coded Study Data. Regardless of the country where your Study Data and Coded Study Data are used and maintained by Study Sponsor, its affiliates, and its contracted third parties, it will be used and maintained only for the purposes described in this Consent and it will be protected as described in this Consent. If you do not want to permit your Study Data or Coded Study Data to be transferred internationally, you should not sign this Consent. However, you must sign this Consent to participate in the Study.

 

Other Data Transfer Mechanisms. In addition to your consent to transfer, the Study Sponsor also abides by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’s Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System to protect personal data, including Study Data and Coded Study Data, transferred among participating APEC economies.

 

How long will my Study Data be retained?

Your Study Data, including your Contact Information and Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Research Company.   Your Coded Study Data, including you Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Study Sponsor.  Coded Study Data that does not contain Contact Information and for which Video images of your face have been blurred or similarly obscured or removed, may be retained by the Study Sponsor for as long as needed for the purposes and uses stated in this Consent.

CONTACTING YOU ABOUT FUTURE STUDIES: As mentioned above, Research Company may contact you immediately upon completion of this Study to see if you are interested in a similar companion Study.  Additionally, the Research Company will maintain your Contact Information for use only by Research Company on behalf of Study Sponsor to contact you about this or future Study Sponsor studies. Research Company will not provide your Contact Information, or this signed Consent, to the Study Sponsor, except where legally required as stated above.

 

WHAT RISKS OR DISCOMFORTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY? No significant risks to you are anticipated by your participation in this study. However, you may experience some discomfort associated with stretching and manipulating your hands. There may additionally be some unknown and unforeseeable risks. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, contact the Study Lead.  There could be privacy risk as set forth above in “How will my Study Data be kept confidential?”

 

WHAT DATA RIGHTS DO I HAVE?

If you decide to participate in this Study, you have the right to request access to any personal data collected about you as part of this Study and the right to request that any such personal data be corrected, amended, blocked, or deleted. In some circumstances, we may not be able to complete the actions you request (for instance, if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from, or we do not have access to, your Contact Information, or where applicable law would permit or require us to continue processing certain of your personal data). You also have the right to object to the collection of any data and withdraw from this Study at any time. Information on how to withdraw is included in “How Can I Withdraw from this Study?” section below. You also have the right to contact Apple’s Data Protection Officer at dpo@apple.com.

 

Could I be withdrawn from this study?

The Study Staff or the Study Sponsor may, at any time, withdraw you from the study and stop your participation for any of the following reasons:

  • If you fail to follow directions for participating in the study;
  • If it is discovered that you do not meet the study requirements;
  • If the Study Staff finds that it is not in your best interest to continue taking part in the study; or
  • If the study is cancelled.

 

Can I withdraw from this study?

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary. You may choose to not participate, or you may withdraw from the study for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you want to withdraw, please notify the Study Staff and/or study lead using the information at the top of this Consent.

 

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, any Coded Study Data previously collected and shared with the Study Sponsor may continue to be used and disclosed by the Study Sponsor and used and shared with others as described in this Consent, unless you request that it be deleted, in which case it will be deleted where feasible as stated above in “What Data Rights Do I Have” section.

 

WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATING?

You will be paid $[15] if you complete [5] videos of sufficient quality.  If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, or if you provide less than [5] videos, you will be paid only for the videos of sufficient quality that you provide.

 

WILL I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS?

This study is for research and development purposes as described in this Consent. There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.

 

COMMERCIAL GAIN BY STUDY SPONSOR.

This study is part of the development of consumer-available devices. Your information collected during this study may be used for the development, design, possible approval (including marketing approval), production, and support of products, technologies, processes, and/or services for commercial sale. The Study Sponsor has no plans to offer you financial compensation or share any profits from the commercialization of any products, technologies, processes, or services developed from your information. You will not, however, lose any legal rights to which you are entitled by signing and dating this consent document.

 

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 Study Lead.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL? The fact that Company and the Study Sponsor are 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 any other information identified as non-public information is considered confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Study Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you.

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW? Do not assume that anyone knows information about the study.  Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized to do so by the Study Lead.

 

NO DISCLOSURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS OR SOCIAL MEDIA. It is of utmost importance that no confidential information be communicated to anyone outside of the Study Staff, including friends, family members, and professional colleagues. You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. 

 

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the research study.  If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, please report it to a Study Staff or the Study Lead immediately.

 

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with a Study Staff or the Study Lead.

 

WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY?  If a study-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the study at any time, please contact the Study Lead as set forth at the top of this Consent

 

LEGAL RIGHTS

You will not lose any of your legal rights to which you are otherwise entitled by signing and dating this Consent.

 

CONSENT

 

By signing this Consent, I acknowledge and agree:

  • I have read and understand this Consent and have had an opportunity to ask questions and have received answers to my questions and agree to all of its terms.
  • 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 study.
  • I grant the Study Staff and Sponsor and other entities as stated in this Consent the right to collect, use, process, store, and disclose my Study Data, including my Coded Study Data, as described in this Consent.
  • I understand that I will receive a copy of this Consent form after I sign it.
  • I have read this information, which is printed in English. This is a language that I read and understand.
  • I am at least 21 years old or older.

If this is an electronic consent, I understand that by clicking accept or typing my name and the date below I am providing my consent electronically and that it has the same force and effect as if I was signing in person on paper.

NFORMED CONSENT AND RELEASE

Study Title:  << Trifolium >>

Study Lead Researcher:  << Hasan Shibly>>, <<AIDATACOLLECTION@lionbridge.com >>

 

This is a voluntary study undertaken by Lionbridge (“Research Company”) on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Study Sponsor”).

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSENT?
You are receiving this Informed Consent Form (“Consent”) because you have been asked to participate in a voluntary research study. This Consent is intended to inform you of:

  1. The purpose of this study and what you will be asked to do as part of this study;
  2. The information that may be collected from you as part of this study and how your information will be used or disclosed in the study;
  3. The potential risks and discomforts associated with this study; and
  4. How you may withdraw from the study and what happens to your information after you withdraw.

 

Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decline to participate or stop/withdraw your participation at any time. If you do not take part in the study, you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. You do not have to sign this Consent, but if you do not, you will not be able to participate in this study.

 

PLEASE READ THIS CONSENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT.

 

 

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? The objective of this study is to collect information, including video images such as video of participants walking, moving their hands and fingers, and clapping, that will enable the Study Sponsor to better understand how to design and develop its products, technologies, and services.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

Before entering this Study, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 60 years old;
  • You must have your own device that captures videos at a minimum 12MP resolution;
  • You must have some props to hold in your hands such as a pen/pencil/mouse, sports ball, dolls, gloves, sunglasses, or other props as may be requested by the Research Company; and
  • You must be able to comfortably complete the procedures in this Study.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5 – 15 minutes):

  • Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent carefully and feel free to ask questions.
  • A member of the study team from Research Company will provide you with additional instructions regarding what activity(ies) to perform and how to capture the video and provide it to Research Company.
  • You will be asked to undertake the data collection for the study with another participant living in your household who you will designate and who will also sign a separate but identical Consent (the “Partner Participant”).

Video Capture (1-2 minutes):

  • You will be asked to work with your Partner Participant to capture a video while performing particular actions, such as walking, moving your hands and fingers, clapping, or extending/contracting your arms. Please perform any actions as naturally as possible.
  • You may be asked to capture a few (up to 15) videos with specific variations, including: different camera angles, in different lighting scenarios (i.e., indoors/outdoors, night/day, bright light/low light), at various distances from the camera, while moving your hands and arms at varying speeds (i.e., fast or slow movement), while wearing gloves or interacting with other props, with front and back-facing camera, while moving in front of the camera away and towards the camera, using a sports ball to perform actions of playing the sport, wearing face masks or other face covering with or without sun-glasses or (in some cases) while interacting with your Partner Participant.
  • Each video will be approximately 30 seconds in length.

                                                                                        

Video Upload (1-2 minutes):

You will be provided with instructions to upload the video to Research Company.

 

WHERE WILL THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE? You can record the video in any setting in which you feel comfortable, and where you can make sure that the video only captures images of you and your Partner Participant, and no one else, per the directions you receive. You should ensure that you do not capture any images of any other individuals other than yourself and your Partner Participant.  You should alsoinformation about yourself or your Partner Participant is captured on the video: (i) ensure that your chosen setting does not include items that could directly identify you or the Partner Participant (e.g. readable address or name, photographs of family on walls, prescripton medication bottles) and (ii) take care to remove any personal items from plain view that you do not want recorded (e.g. sensitive photographs).

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

The overall study is targeting enrollment of of approximately 1,000 participants.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY TAKE?  The actual video capture you will be asked to undertake for the study will take between 1 and 2 minutes, but the entire time required for you to capture the images may take ten (10) minutes or so, depending on how long it takes you to setup to take the video and how many videos you choose to contribute.

 

WHAT DATA WILL BE COLLECTED?  As part of this Study, certain information will be collected from you (we call this “Study Data”) and used as described in this Consent. Study Data includes the following: 

  • Contact Information: << name, email >>
  • Video/Photo: Full video of your body, including your face (with or without face-coverings / sun-glasses / sports balls) performing the actions listed above.  .  The Study Sponsor will receive these images but will not use the images of your face to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, while your video may capture incidental audio, the Research Company will remove the audio portion prior to storing the Video images.
  • Biometric Data: As stated above, the video you capture will include images of your face, and in certain circumstances, there is the slight possibility that the video images you collect could incidentally include images of your fingerprints.  The Study Sponsor does not intend for the fingerprint images to be collected and will not use your face images or those of your fingerprints to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, the Research Company is required to try and blur any fingerprint images that they see on the video you submit.
  • Demographic Data: city, state, country, Race/Ethnicity and Skin type (which will be assigned by the Study staff based on the Fitzpatrick scale)

 

 

How will my Study Data be kept confidential? Who will have access to my Study Data?

Your Study Data will be kept confidential except if disclosure is required by law or as described in this Consent.

 

Your Contact Information will be held securely by the staff of Research Company that is conducting the study (“Study Staff”) and access to it will be limited to those Study Staff who need access in order to administer and conduct the study.  Your Contact Information and other directly identifying information, if any, will be separated and maintained securely apart from the rest of your Study Data and replaced with a random code that is unique to you, but which is not based on any information about you (we call this “Coded Study Data”).

 

The Study Sponsor will receive the Coded Study Data and will not have access to any of your Contact Information or other Study Data that may directly identify you, except as stated below.

 

Although all Study Data that identifies you will be protected and treated as confidential, total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that members of the Study Sponsor could identify you just from your Coded Study Data (for instance if the Coded Study Data includes video images of you), or there could be unauthorized access to, or security breaches of, the systems used to store your Study Data. If you are in multiple studies, your Study Data may be combined and there is a risk that you may be identifiable. There may be other privacy risks that we have not foreseen.

 

For more information on how Study Data will be kept secure and confidential, please contact the Study Lead listed above.

 

USE, DISCLOSURE, AND DELETION: In addition to the Study Staff of Research Company and the Study Sponsor, your Coded Study Data may also be reviewed or used by:

  • Third-party service providers of Research Company where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor;
  • Affiliates and third-party service providers of the Study Sponsor, where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor.

 

When required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Data in identifiable form may also be made available to the Study Sponsor or government authorities, including law enforcement.

 

How may my Study Data be used?

By signing this Consent, you agree to allow the Research Company and Study Staff and third parties identified in this Consent to collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, for the following purposes:

  • To support and carry out the study.
  • To verify that the study is done properly.
  • For Research Company to contact you about future studies sponsored by Study Sponsor, if you agree to be contacted for such future studies.

 

In addition, the Study Sponsor may collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Coded Study Data for the following purposes:

  • To analyze the Coded Study Data and publish aggregated results
  • To design or improve future studies.
  • To combine the results of this study with the results of other studies.
  • For the Study Sponsor’s development, design, approval (including regulatory approval), improvement, production, publication, and/or support of products, technologies, processes, and services, including algorithm development for these purposes.

As stated above, when required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Sponsor may also have access to Study Data in identifiable form.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF STUDY DATA.

Your Consent to Transfer. Study Sponsor is a global company with affiliates in many countries undertaking research and development. As a result, your Study Data (in the limited situations described above) and your Coded Study Data, may be transferred to Study Sponsor in the United States and other Study Sponsor related entities and third parties designated by Study Sponsor in other countries. These other countries may not have laws as protective as the data protection laws in the country where you reside. It is also possible that the country to which your Study Data or Coded Study Data is sent will have laws that permit the government to request access to data held by private companies, such as Study Sponsor; however, we do not anticipate such requests for your Study Data or your Coded Study Data. Regardless of the country where your Study Data and Coded Study Data are used and maintained by Study Sponsor, its affiliates, and its contracted third parties, it will be used and maintained only for the purposes described in this Consent and it will be protected as described in this Consent. If you do not want to permit your Study Data or Coded Study Data to be transferred internationally, you should not sign this Consent. However, you must sign this Consent to participate in the Study.

 

Other Data Transfer Mechanisms. In addition to your consent to transfer, the Study Sponsor also abides by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)’s Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System to protect personal data, including Study Data and Coded Study Data, transferred among participating APEC economies.

 

How long will my Study Data be retained?

Your Study Data, including your Contact Information and Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Research Company.   Your Coded Study Data, including you Video images, will be retained for up to 10 years from the date of this Consent by the Study Sponsor.  Coded Study Data that does not contain Contact Information and for which Video images of your face have been blurred or similarly obscured or removed, may be retained by the Study Sponsor for as long as needed for the purposes and uses stated in this Consent.

CONTACTING YOU ABOUT FUTURE STUDIES: As mentioned above, Research Company may contact you immediately upon completion of this Study to see if you are interested in a similar companion Study.  Additionally, the Research Company will maintain your Contact Information for use only by Research Company on behalf of Study Sponsor to contact you about this or future Study Sponsor studies. Research Company will not provide your Contact Information, or this signed Consent, to the Study Sponsor, except where legally required as stated above.

 

WHAT RISKS OR DISCOMFORTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY? No significant risks to you are anticipated by your participation in this study. However, you may experience some discomfort associated with stretching and manipulating your hands. There may additionally be some unknown and unforeseeable risks. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, contact the Study Lead.  There could be privacy risk as set forth above in “How will my Study Data be kept confidential?”

 

WHAT DATA RIGHTS DO I HAVE?

If you decide to participate in this Study, you have the right to request access to any personal data collected about you as part of this Study and the right to request that any such personal data be corrected, amended, blocked, or deleted. In some circumstances, we may not be able to complete the actions you request (for instance, if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from, or we do not have access to, your Contact Information, or where applicable law would permit or require us to continue processing certain of your personal data). You also have the right to object to the collection of any data and withdraw from this Study at any time. Information on how to withdraw is included in “How Can I Withdraw from this Study?” section below. You also have the right to contact Apple’s Data Protection Officer at dpo@apple.com.

 

Could I be withdrawn from this study?

The Study Staff or the Study Sponsor may, at any time, withdraw you from the study and stop your participation for any of the following reasons:

  • If you fail to follow directions for participating in the study;
  • If it is discovered that you do not meet the study requirements;
  • If the Study Staff finds that it is not in your best interest to continue taking part in the study; or
  • If the study is cancelled.

 

Can I withdraw from this study?

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary. You may choose to not participate, or you may withdraw from the study for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you want to withdraw, please notify the Study Staff and/or study lead using the information at the top of this Consent.

 

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, any Coded Study Data previously collected and shared with the Study Sponsor may continue to be used and disclosed by the Study Sponsor and used and shared with others as described in this Consent, unless you request that it be deleted, in which case it will be deleted where feasible as stated above in “What Data Rights Do I Have” section.

 

WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATING?

You will be paid $[15] if you complete [5] videos of sufficient quality.  If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, or if you provide less than [5] videos, you will be paid only for the videos of sufficient quality that you provide.

 

WILL I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS?

This study is for research and development purposes as described in this Consent. There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.

 

COMMERCIAL GAIN BY STUDY SPONSOR.

This study is part of the development of consumer-available devices. Your information collected during this study may be used for the development, design, possible approval (including marketing approval), production, and support of products, technologies, processes, and/or services for commercial sale. The Study Sponsor has no plans to offer you financial compensation or share any profits from the commercialization of any products, technologies, processes, or services developed from your information. You will not, however, lose any legal rights to which you are entitled by signing and dating this consent document.

 

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 Study Lead.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL? The fact that Company and the Study Sponsor are 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 any other information identified as non-public information is considered confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Study Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you.

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW? Do not assume that anyone knows information about the study.  Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized to do so by the Study Lead.

 

NO DISCLOSURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS OR SOCIAL MEDIA. It is of utmost importance that no confidential information be communicated to anyone outside of the Study Staff, including friends, family members, and professional colleagues. You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. 

 

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the research study.  If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, please report it to a Study Staff or the Study Lead immediately.

 

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with a Study Staff or the Study Lead.

 

WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY?  If a study-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the study at any time, please contact the Study Lead as set forth at the top of this Consent

 

LEGAL RIGHTS

You will not lose any of your legal rights to which you are otherwise entitled by signing and dating this Consent.

 

CONSENT

By signing this Consent, I acknowledge and agree:

  • I have read and understand this Consent and have had an opportunity to ask questions and have received answers to my questions and agree to all of its terms.
  • 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 study.
  • I grant the Study Staff and Sponsor and other entities as stated in this Consent the right to collect, use, process, store, and disclose my Study Data, including my Coded Study Data, as described in this Consent.
  • I understand that I will receive a copy of this Consent form after I sign it.
  • I have read this information, which is printed in English. This is a language that I read and understand.
  • I am at least 21 years old or older.

If this is an electronic consent, I understand that by clicking accept or typing my name and the date below I am providing my consent electronically and that it has the same force and effect as if I was signing in person on paper.

INFORMED CONSENT AND RELEASE OMAN

Study Title:  << Trifolium >>

Study Lead Researcher:  << Hasan Shibly>>, <<AIDATACOLLECTION@lionbridge.com >>

 

This is a voluntary study undertaken by Lionbridge (“Research Company”) on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Study Sponsor”).

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONSENT?
You are receiving this Informed Consent Form (“Consent”) because you have been asked to participate in a voluntary research study. This Consent is intended to inform you of:

  1. The purpose of this study and what you will be asked to do as part of this study;
  2. The information that may be collected from you as part of this study and how your information will be used or disclosed in the study;
  3. The potential risks and discomforts associated with this study; and
  4. How you may withdraw from the study and what happens to your information after you withdraw.

 

Your decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decline to participate or stop/withdraw your participation at any time. If you do not take part in the study, you will not lose any benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.  You are not required to participate in this study and will not be penalized if you choose not to participate or if you stop your participation.

 

PLEASE READ THIS CONSENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT.

 

 

WHY IS THIS STUDY BEING DONE? The objective of this study is to collect information, including video images such as video of participants walking, moving their hands and fingers, and clapping, that will enable the Study Sponsor to better understand how to design and develop its products, technologies, and services.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

Before entering this Study, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and no older than 60 years old;
  • You must have your own device that captures videos at a minimum 12MP resolution;
  • You must have some props to hold in your hands such as a pen/pencil/mouse, sports ball, dolls, gloves, sunglasses, or other props as may be requested by the Research Company; and
  • You must be able to comfortably complete the procedures in this Study.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART IN THIS STUDY?

Intake / Receipt of Instructions (5 – 15 minutes):

  • Before you begin your data collection, you will be provided with this Consent, which explains what data you will be asked to collect and why. Please review this Consent carefully and feel free to ask questions.
  • A member of the study team from Research Company will provide you with additional instructions regarding what activity(ies) to perform and how to capture the video and provide it to Research Company.
  • You will be asked to undertake the data collection for the study with another participant living in your household who you will designate and who will also sign a separate but identical Consent (the “Partner Participant”).

Video Capture (1-2 minutes):

  • You will be asked to work with your Partner Participant to capture a video while performing particular actions, such as walking, moving your hands and fingers, clapping, or extending/contracting your arms. Please perform any actions as naturally as possible.
  • You may be asked to capture a few (up to 15) videos with specific variations, including: different camera angles, in different lighting scenarios (i.e., indoors/outdoors, night/day, bright light/low light), at various distances from the camera, while moving your hands and arms at varying speeds (i.e., fast or slow movement), while wearing gloves or interacting with other props, with front and back-facing camera, while moving in front of the camera away and towards the camera, using a sports ball to perform actions of playing the sport, wearing face masks or other face covering with or without sun-glasses or (in some cases) while interacting with your Partner Participant.
  • Each video will be approximately 30 seconds in length.

                                                                                        

Video Upload (1-2 minutes):

You will be provided with instructions to upload the video to Research Company.

 

WHERE WILL THIS STUDY TAKE PLACE? You can record the video in any setting in which you feel comfortable, and where you can make sure that the video only captures images of you and your Partner Participant, and no one else, per the directions you receive. You should ensure that you do not capture any images of any other individuals other than yourself and your Partner Participant.  You should alsoinformation about yourself or your Partner Participant is captured on the video: (i) ensure that your chosen setting does not include items that could directly identify you or the Partner Participant (e.g. readable address or name, photographs of family on walls, prescripton medication bottles) and (ii) take care to remove any personal items from plain view that you do not want recorded (e.g. sensitive photographs).

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?

The overall study is targeting enrollment of of approximately 1,000 participants.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS STUDY TAKE?  The actual video capture you will be asked to undertake for the study will take between 1 and 2 minutes, but the entire time required for you to capture the images may take ten (10) minutes or so, depending on how long it takes you to setup to take the video and how many videos you choose to contribute.

 

WHAT DATA WILL BE COLLECTED?  As part of this Study, certain information will be collected from you (we call this “Study Data”) and used as described in this Consent. Study Data includes the following: 

  • Contact Information: << name, email >>
  • Video/Photo: Full video of your body, including your face (with or without face-coverings / sun-glasses / sports balls) performing the actions listed above.  The Study Sponsor will receive these images but will not use the images of your face to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, while your video may capture incidental audio, the Research Company will remove the audio portion prior to storing the Video images.
  • Biometric Data: As stated above, the video you capture will include images of your face, and in certain circumstances, there is the slight possibility that the video images you collect could incidentally include images of your fingerprints.  The Study Sponsor does not intend for the fingerprint images to be collected and will not use your face images or those of your fingerprints to identify you or to develop algorithms to identify you or others.  Additionally, the Research Company is required to try and blur any fingerprint images that they see on the video you submit.
  • Demographic Data: city, state, country, Race/Ethnicity and Skin type (which will be assigned by the Study staff based on the Fitzpatrick scale)

 

 

How will my Study Data be kept confidential? Who will have access to my Study Data?

Your Study Data will be kept confidential except if disclosure is required by law or as described in this Consent.

 

Your Contact Information will be held securely by the staff of Research Company that is conducting the study (“Study Staff”) and access to it will be limited to those Study Staff who need access in order to administer and conduct the study.  Your Contact Information and other directly identifying information, if any, will be separated and maintained securely apart from the rest of your Study Data and replaced with a random code that is unique to you, but which is not based on any information about you (we call this “Coded Study Data”).

 

The Study Sponsor will receive the Coded Study Data and will not have access to any of your Contact Information or other Study Data that may directly identify you, except as stated below.

 

Although all Study Data that identifies you will be protected and treated as confidential, total confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. It is possible that members of the Study Sponsor could identify you just from your Coded Study Data (for instance if the Coded Study Data includes video images of you), or there could be unauthorized access to, or security breaches of, the systems used to store your Study Data. If you are in multiple studies, your Study Data may be combined and there is a risk that you may be identifiable. There may be other privacy risks that we have not foreseen.

 

For more information on how Study Data will be kept secure and confidential, please contact the Study Lead listed above.

 

USE AND DISCLOSURE: In addition to the Study Staff of Research Company and the Study Sponsor, your Coded Study Data may also be reviewed or used by:

  • Third-party service providers of Research Company where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor;
  • Affiliates and third-party service providers of the Study Sponsor, where such service providers have signed appropriate contracts to protect the study data and use it only for the purposes of the Study Sponsor.

 

When required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Data in identifiable form may also be made available to the Study Sponsor or government authorities, including law enforcement.

 

How may my Study Data be used?

By signing this Consent, you agree to allow the Research Company and Study Staff and third parties identified in this Consent to collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Study Data, including Coded Study Data, for the following purposes:

  • To support and carry out the study.
  • To verify that the study is done properly.
  • For Research Company to contact you about future studies sponsored by Study Sponsor, if you agree to be contacted for such future studies.

 

In addition, the Study Sponsor may collect, use, store, analyze, disclose, and otherwise process your Coded Study Data for the following purposes:

  • To analyze the Coded Study Data and publish aggregated results
  • To design or improve future studies.
  • To combine the results of this study with the results of other studies.
  • For the Study Sponsor’s development, design, approval (including regulatory approval), improvement, production, publication, and/or support of products, technologies, processes, and services, including algorithm development for these purposes.

As stated above, when required by law, legal process, or litigation, Study Sponsor may also have access to Study Data in identifiable form.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF STUDY DATA.

Your Consent to Transfer.  Study Sponsor is a global company with affiliates in many countries undertaking research and development. As a result, your Study Data (in the limited situations described above) and your Coded Study Data, may be transferred to Study Sponsor in the United States and other Study Sponsor related entities and third parties designated by Study Sponsor in other countries. These other countries may not have laws as protective as the data protection laws in the country where you reside. It is also possible that the country to which your Study Data or Coded Study Data is sent will have laws that permit the government to request access to data held by private companies, such as Study Sponsor; however, we do not anticipate such requests for your Study Data or your Coded Study Data. Regardless of the country where your Study Data and Coded Study Data are used and maintained by Study Sponsor, its affiliates, and its contracted third parties, it will be used and maintained only for the purposes described in this Consent and it will be protected as described in this Consent. If you do not want to permit your Study Data or Coded Study Data to be transferred internationally, you should not sign this Consent. However, you must sign this Consent to participate in the Study.

 

How long will my Study Data be retained?

Your Contact Information and keycode that is associated with your Coded Study Data, as well as your signed Consent, will be retained for five (5) year from the end of this Study by the Research Company.   Your Coded Study Data (which may include unblurred video images of your face if you captured it incidentally), will be retained for up to ten (10) years from the end of this Study.  Coded Study Data that does not contain Contact Information and for which Video images of your face have been blurred or similarly obscured or removed, may be retained by the Study Sponsor for up to ten (10) years from the end of this Study.

CONTACTING YOU ABOUT FUTURE STUDIES: As mentioned above, Research Company may contact you immediately upon completion of this Study to see if you are interested in a similar companion Study.  Additionally, the Research Company will maintain your Contact Information for use only by Research Company on behalf of Study Sponsor to contact you about this or future Study Sponsor studies. Research Company will not provide your Contact Information, or this signed Consent, to the Study Sponsor, except where legally required as stated above.

 

WHAT RISKS OR DISCOMFORTS SHOULD I EXPECT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY? No significant risks to you are anticipated by your participation in this study. However, you may experience some discomfort associated with stretching and manipulating your hands. There may additionally be some unknown and unforeseeable risks. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, contact the Study Lead.  There could be privacy risk as set forth above in “How will my Study Data be kept confidential?”

 

WHAT DATA RIGHTS DO I HAVE?

If you decide to participate in this Study, you have the right to request access to any personal data collected about you as part of this Study and the right to request that any such personal data be corrected, amended, blocked, or deleted. In some circumstances, we may not be able to complete the actions you request (for instance, if your Coded Study Data has been de-linked from, or we do not have access to, your Contact Information, or where applicable law would permit or require us to continue processing certain of your personal data). You also have the right to object to the collection of any data and withdraw from this Study at any time. Information on how to withdraw is included in “How Can I Withdraw from this Study?” section below. You also have the right to contact Apple’s Data Protection Officer at dpo@apple.com.

 

Could I be withdrawn from this study?

The Study Staff or the Study Sponsor may, at any time, withdraw you from the study and stop your participation for any of the following reasons:

  • If you fail to follow directions for participating in the study;
  • If it is discovered that you do not meet the study requirements;
  • If the Study Staff finds that it is not in your best interest to continue taking part in the study; or
  • If the study is cancelled.

 

Can I withdraw from this study?

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary. You may choose to not participate, or you may withdraw from the study for any reason, without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. If you want to withdraw, please notify the Study Staff and/or study lead using the information at the top of this Consent.

 

If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, any Coded Study Data previously collected and shared with the Study Sponsor may continue to be used and disclosed by the Study Sponsor and used and shared with others as described in this Consent, unless you request that it be deleted, in which case it will be deleted where feasible as stated above in “What Data Rights Do I Have” section.

 

WILL I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR PARTICIPATING?

You will be paid $[15] if you complete [5] videos of sufficient quality.  If you withdraw or are withdrawn from the study, or if you provide less than [5] videos, you will be paid only for the videos of sufficient quality that you provide.

 

WILL I RECEIVE OTHER BENEFITS?

This study is for research and development purposes as described in this Consent. There is no direct benefit to you from your participation in the study.

 

COMMERCIAL GAIN BY STUDY SPONSOR.

This study is part of the development of consumer-available devices. Your information collected during this study may be used for the development, design, possible approval (including marketing approval), production, and support of products, technologies, processes, and/or services for commercial sale. The Study Sponsor has no plans to offer you financial compensation or share any profits from the commercialization of any products, technologies, processes, or services developed from your information. You will not, however, lose any legal rights to which you are entitled by signing and dating this consent document.

 

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 Study Lead.

 

WHAT IS CONSIDERED CONFIDENTIAL? The fact that Company and the Study Sponsor are 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 any other information identified as non-public information is considered confidential and proprietary information that belongs to the Study Sponsor and must not be disclosed by you.

 

WHO NEEDS TO KNOW? Do not assume that anyone knows information about the study.  Do not talk to anyone about the study unless you are authorized to do so by the Study Lead.

 

NO DISCLOSURES, PHOTOS, VIDEOS OR SOCIAL MEDIA. It is of utmost importance that no confidential information be communicated to anyone outside of the Study Staff, including friends, family members, and professional colleagues. You will not be permitted to take any photographs or videotape anything related to the research study. 

 

Failure to maintain the confidentiality of information may seriously harm the research study.  If you become aware of any unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, please report it to a Study Staff or the Study Lead immediately.

 

If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please discuss with a Study Staff or the Study Lead.

 

WHO CAN ANSWER MY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY?  If a study-related problem should occur, or if you have any questions about the study at any time, please contact the Study Lead as set forth at the top of this Consent

 

LEGAL RIGHTS

You will not lose any of your legal rights to which you are otherwise entitled by signing and dating this Consent.

 

CONSENT

By signing this Consent, I acknowledge and agree:

  • I have read and understand this Consent and have had an opportunity to ask questions and have received answers to my questions and agree to all of its terms.
  • I am voluntarily signing this Consent indicating that I consent to participate in this study.
  • I understand that I can withdraw from this study at any time.
  • I agree that I will keep confidential all information disclosed to me during the study.
  • I grant the Study Staff and Sponsor and other entities as stated in this Consent the right to collect, use, process, store, and disclose my Study Data, including my Coded Study Data, as described in this Consent.
  • I understand that I will receive a copy of this Consent form after I sign it.
  • I have read this information, which is printed in English. This is a language that I read and understand.
  • I am at least 18 years old or older.

If this is an electronic consent, I understand that by clicking accept or typing my name and the date below I am providing my consent electronically and that it has the same force and effect as if I was signing in person on paper.

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Contributor Services Agreement

 

Hello and Welcome to Lionbridge!  Lionbridge has a broad range of customers that need rating, testing, annotation, transcription and other artificial intelligence services.  Lionbridge’s community of service providers perform services that are valued by dozens of industries and by companies both large and small. 

 

All of the services provided to Lionbridge are governed by the terms and conditions set out below.  Please be sure to review the terms and conditions carefully.  To agree to the terms, please sign the agreement where provided below.  Once signed, a copy of this Agreement will be made available for download in the “Agreements” section of your profile on the platform. 

 

Service Provider and Lionbridge agree as follows:

 

  1. Services.

 

                1.1          Services and Deliverables.  Lionbridge will request services to be performed by the Service Provider (the “Services”) and with each request will provide information concerning the required deliverables (the “Deliverables”), fees payable, due dates and other business terms that apply to the Services.  Service Provider may accept the opportunity or decline to provide the Services in Service Provider’s discretion.  If Service Provider accepts the opportunity, Service Provider will perform the Services and provide the Deliverables in accordance with all of the terms included in Lionbridge’s request and this Agreement.  Lionbridge may request Services through the platform or other means as communicated to Service Provider by Lionbridge. 

 

                1.2          Review.  Lionbridge (or its customer, as applicable) will review each Deliverable and may provide Service Provider with requested corrections.  Service Provider will promptly make all corrections requested by Lionbridge that are reasonably within the scope of the Services for no additional fee.  If any requested change is outside of the scope of the Services, Service Provider will promptly notify Lionbridge and we will work together in good faith to determine any modification to Service Provider’s fees or the delivery dates for the Deliverables.  Any modifications must be agreed by both parties to be effective.    

 

                1.3          Payment.  Lionbridge will pay Service Provider as described in the Services request but no later than sixty days from either the issuance of the applicable invoice or, where fees are calculated automatically through the platform, the end of the applicable Services period.  Service Provider agrees that the fees offered will be full and complete compensation for Service Provider’s performance of the Services.  Service Provider will be solely responsible for all costs and expenses associated with the Services.  Service Provider is also solely responsible for reporting any compensation received from Lionbridge as income and to make the requisite tax filings and payments to the appropriate tax authority.

 

1.4          Lionbridge Requirements.  Service Provider will comply with all requirements, policies and instructions provided to Service Provider by Lionbridge or the applicable Lionbridge customer (collectively, the “Requirements”). The Requirements specifically include Lionbridge’s Supplier Code of Conduct found  www.lionbridge.com/legal/ and any instructions concerning information security measures.  The Requirements also include any additional written, project-specific obligations provided to Service Provider for review and acceptance (for example, a written acknowledgment of direct confidential obligations to Lionbridge’s customer).      

 

  1. Confidentiality.

 

                2.1          Definition.  “Confidential Information” means any non-public information that is provided to Service Provider by Lionbridge or any of Lionbridge’ affiliates, customers, business partners or Service Providers.  Confidential Information includes, for example, all information concerning Lionbridge’s customers and their projects, product plans, all personal data pertaining to Lionbridge’s customers or employees, the fact that Service Provider is performing the Services for Lionbridge and other non-public technical and business information.  “Confidential Information” does not include information that: (a) was rightfully known to Service Provider, without any obligation of confidentiality, prior to receiving the same information from Lionbridge; (b) is or becomes publicly available without breach of any confidentiality obligation; or (c) is rightfully obtained by Service Provider from a source other than Lionbridge without breach of any confidentiality obligation. 

 

                2.2          Use of Information.  Service Provider understands that Confidential Information constitutes a valuable and unique asset.  Service Provider will use Confidential Information only for the purpose of providing the Services and will not use it for Service Provider’s own benefit or the benefit of any other party.  Service Provider will not disclose or distribute Confidential Information to any third party without Lionbridge’s prior written consent.  If Service Provider has employees, then Service Provider will disclose or distribute Confidential Information to its employees only on a need to know basis and only to those employees subject to confidentiality obligations at least as strict as those contained in this Agreement. 

 

                2.3          Protection of Information.  Service Provider will use reasonable efforts to protect Confidential Information from any unauthorized use or disclosure, including implementing all reasonable security measures needed to protect the Confidential Information.  Service Provider will notify Lionbridge immediately if Service Provider becomes aware of any unauthorized disclosure or use of any Confidential Information, including any personal data received by Service Provider in the course of performing the Services.  Service Provider may disclose Confidential Information pursuant to a valid order issued by a court or government agency; provided that, Service Provider gives Lionbridge at least ten days prior written notice of such obligation and the opportunity to oppose such disclosure or obtain a protective order.  

 

                2.4          Customer InformationService Provider specifically acknowledges that all information related to any Lionbridge customer, including any information about a customer’s business, product plans, strategic relationships, etc., is to be held in the strictest confidence.  Service Provider must not disclose any information about the Services performed by Service Provider or the customer’s identity in any materials, including postings in social media or on the Service Provider’s website.  Service Provider must not duplicate any images or text provided to Service Provider, other than as strictly needed to perform the Services.

 

                2.5          Return of Information.  All Confidential Information will remain the property of Lionbridge.  Upon Lionbridge’ request, Service Provider will promptly return or destroy all copies of Confidential Information in Service Provider’s control and certify the completion of Service Provider’s obligations under this Section in writing.   

 

                2.6         Investigations and Audits.  Service Provider will cooperate fully in any investigation of any unauthorized disclosure or use of Confidential Information and will promptly provide requested information and reasonable access to any evidentiary matter (e.g. documents or work systems).  Service Provider will cooperate in any reasonable audit required by law or under Lionbridge’s contracts with its customers.  Lionbridge will provide Service Provider with reasonable notice and an explanation in connection with any required audit.   

 

                2.7          Protection of Business Interests.  Service Provider will not directly or indirectly solicit any customer of Lionbridge for any business or other opportunity based on any information learned in the course of providing the Services or that was otherwise provided by Lionbridge.    

 

                2.8         Court-granted Relief.  Service Provider acknowledges that any breach of its obligations under this Agreement will result in irreparable harm to Lionbridge.  In the event of an actual or threatened breach of this Agreement, Lionbridge will be entitled to appropriate court-granted relief in addition to any other legal relief available to it. 

 

  1. Relationship. Service Provider will act solely as an independent contractor and neither Service Provider nor Service Provider’s employees or agents will be considered an employee, agent or partner of Lionbridge or any of its customers, under the provisions of this Agreement or otherwise.  Service Provider does not have and will not have any authority to bind Lionbridge or assume or create any obligation on behalf of Lionbridge and Service Provider will not represent to any third party that Service Provider has any such authority.  No part of Service Provider’s compensation will be subject to withholding by Lionbridge for the payment of social insurance, social security, unemployment, or disability insurance or any other similar tax obligations, unless otherwise required by laws applying to independent service providers. 

 

  1. Legal Compliance.

 

                4.1          Personal Data

 

                                (a)          Service Provider’s Personal Data.  Lionbridge will use and share any personal data provided by Service Provider solely in accordance with the terms of its Community Data Privacy Notice located at www.lionbridge.com/legal/.  Lionbridge’s Community Data Privacy Notice includes information about how to contact Lionbridge with any questions or concerns regarding use of personal data. 

 

                                (b)          Others’ Personal Data.  Service Provider acknowledges that some of the content that Service Provider may receive in connection with the Services or generate in the course of providing the Services may include personal data.  Service Provider will treat all such personal data as Confidential Information as described in Section 2 above.  In addition, Service Provider will use, process and disclose any such personal data solely as directed by Lionbridge.    

 

4.2         Legal Compliance.  Service Provider will comply with all laws, rules and regulations in connection with Service Provider’s performance of the Services, including all registration, reporting and other obligations related to operating a business in Service Provider’s jurisdiction, for example, regulations prohibiting bribery, money laundering and discrimination.  Service Provider represents and warrants that Service Provider has the legal authority to enter into this Agreement any and that all of the information they provide to Lionbridge in any application or any required form is accurate and complete.  Additionally, Service Provider represents and warrants that Service Provider is not subject to any contractual obligations that interfere with or prohibit Service Provider’s performance of the Services. 

 

  1. Proprietary Rights.

 

                5.1          Ownership.  Service Provider agrees that the Services are provided on a “work-for-hire” basis and that all right, title and interest in any and all intellectual property rights (including, for example, all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secret rights and all contract and licensing rights) developed by Service Provider (either individually or in collaboration with others) relating to the Services or Deliverables (collectively, the “Work Product”) will be the sole and exclusive property of Lionbridge.  Service Provider acknowledges that Lionbridge’s rights to the Work Product are exclusive to Lionbridge and include, for example, the right to use, adapt, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, display and make derivative works of the Work Product in any and all media and all formats now known or later developed.  In addition, all files, records, documents, drawings, specifications, equipment and similar items related to Lionbridge’s business, whether prepared by Service Provider or otherwise coming into Service Provider’s possession, will remain the exclusive property of Lionbridge. 

 

                5.2          Assignment of Rights.  Service Provider hereby irrevocably assigns and transfers to Lionbridge all right, title and interest in and to the Work Product.  Service Provider acknowledges that Lionbridge will have the sole and exclusive worldwide right, title and interest in perpetuity to use and exploit all or any part of the Work Product.  Service Provider agrees they will not assert any moral rights in the Work Product and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, hereby waives all such moral rights.  If applicable, Service Provider will obtain from all of Service Provider’s employees an assignment of all interests in the Work Product.  In addition, Service Provider agrees to execute any documents as Lionbridge may request to evidence or otherwise protect Lionbridge’s ownership of the Work Product.  Service Provider appoints Lionbridge as Service Provider’s attorney-in-fact to execute any such documents on Service Provider’s behalf if Service Provider fails to do so within thirty days of Lionbridge’ reasonable request.

 

                5.3          Third Party Rights.  Service Provider will not use any third party materials or otherwise infringe any third party property right of any kind in the performance of the Services.  Service Provider will not disclose any third party confidential information to Lionbridge at any time.

 

  1. Termination. Subject to the terms of this Section, this Agreement will become effective when accepted by Service Provider and will remain in effect until terminated by either Service Provider or Lionbridge.  Service Provider may terminate this Agreement at any time on written notice to Lionbridge; provided Service Provider completes any Services that Service Provider has agreed to provide prior to notifying Lionbridge of Service Provider’s termination of the Agreement.  Lionbridge may terminate this Agreement at any time on written notice to Service Provider; provided Lionbridge will pay Service Provider for all Services properly performed as of the termination date.  After termination of this Agreement, Service Provider and Lionbridge will continue to comply with the following Sections of this Agreement: Section 2 (Confidentiality), Section 3 (Relationship), Section 4 (Legal Compliance), Section 5 (Proprietary Rights), Section 7 (Lionbridge Contracting Party and Governing Law), Section 8 (General) and Section 9 (Arbitration). 

 

  1. Lionbridge Contracting Party and Governing Law.

 

                7.1          For Residents of the United States.  If Service Provider is contracting from the United States, this Agreement is made between Service Provider and Lionbridge Global Sourcing Solutions, Inc.  This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to any conflict of laws principles that would require the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.  Additionally, the provisions of Section 9 (Arbitration) below will apply to Service Provider. 

 

                7.2          For Non-US Residents.  If Service Provider is contracting from a jurisdiction outside of the United States, this Agreement is made between Service Provider and Lionbridge Global Sourcing Solutions, Ltd.  This Agreement will be governed by the laws of Ireland.  For clarity, the provisions of Section 9 (Arbitration) below will not apply to Service Provider.  

 

  1. General. All notices concerning any alleged breach of this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed effective upon delivery by overnight courier delivery or other verifiable method.  This Agreement and the Requirements embody the entire understanding between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all other negotiations or agreements between the parties.  This Agreement cannot be modified except in the form of a writing accepted by both parties.  This Agreement has no third party beneficiaries other than Lionbridge’s customers, who may enforce the terms of this Agreement or any applicable Requirements directly.  No failure of either party to exercise or enforce any of its rights under this Agreement will act as a waiver of any of its rights.  Service Provider will not subcontract or assign any of Service Provider’s rights or obligations under this Agreement or the Requirements without the prior written consent of Lionbridge.  Should any provision of this Agreement be found unenforceable, such provision will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law and the remainder of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. 

 

  1. Arbitration (US-based Service Providers only).

 

                9.1          Exclusive Use of Arbitration.  Service Provider and Lionbridge mutually agree to resolve any disputes exclusively through final and binding arbitration instead of filing a lawsuit in court.  This arbitration provision is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16) and will apply to any and all claims arising out of or relating to the Services, the Requirements, this Agreement, the nature of the relationship between Service Provider and Lionbridge (including any Lionbridge affiliates or customers) and all other aspects of Service Provider’s relationship with Lionbridge whether arising under federal, state or local statutory or common law.  The arbitrator will have the exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of this arbitration provision, other than subsections (c) and (d) below relating to the Class Action Waiver or Representative Action Waiver.  Service Provider acknowledges this means such disputes will not be resolved by a court or jury trial. 

 

                9.2          Class Action WaiverService Provider and Lionbridge mutually agree that by agreeing to arbitrate any dispute, each waives its right to have any dispute or claim brought, heard or arbitrated as a class action or collective action and that the arbitrator will not have any authority to hear or arbitrate any class or collective action (“Class Action Waiver”).

 

                9.3          Representative Action WaiverService Provider and Lionbridge mutually agree that by agreeing to arbitrate, each waives its right to have any dispute or claim brought, heard or arbitrated as a representative action and that the arbitrator will not have any authority to arbitrate a representative action ("Representative Action Waiver"). This Representative Action Waiver does not apply to any representative claim brought pursuant to the California Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (Labor Code section 2698, et seq.). All such claims must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

                9.4          Process

 

                                (a)           Notice.  If either party wishes to initiate arbitration, the initiating party must notify the other party in writing delivered by courier or other verifiable delivery method.  The notice must include (1) the name and address of the party seeking arbitration, (2) a statement of the legal and factual basis of the claim, and (3) a description of the remedy sought.  

 

                                (b)          Procedural Requirements.  The arbitration will be governed by the terms of this Section and, except as otherwise provided in this Section 9, by the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules (“AAA Rules”).  The arbitration will be heard by one arbitrator selected in accordance with the AAA Rules.  Lionbridge will pay the arbitrator’s fees and costs.  The arbitrator will apply the state or federal substantive law, as applicable.  The arbitrator may issue orders (including subpoenas to third parties) allowing the parties to conduct discovery sufficient to allow each party to prepare that party’s claims and defenses, taking into consideration that arbitration is designed to be a speedy and efficient method for resolving disputes.  The arbitrator may hear motions and will apply the standards of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing such motions.  Except as provided in the Class Action Waiver and Representative Action Waiver, the arbitrator may award only remedies that would otherwise be available in a court of law.  The arbitrator’s decision or award will be in writing with findings of fact and conclusions of law and will be final and binding on the parties.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for temporary or preliminary injunctive relief as needed to protect such party’s rights. 

 

                9.5          ExceptionsNotwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, nothing prevents Service Provider from making a report to or filing a claim or charge with any state or federal agency, including, for example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, Securities Exchange Commissions, National Labor Relations Board, or Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  In addition, nothing in this Agreement prevents Service Provider from cooperating in the investigation by any government agency of any report, claim or charge.  This Agreement does not prevent federal administrative agencies from adjudicating claims and awarding remedies based on the claims addressed in this subsection, even if the claims would otherwise be covered by this arbitration provision.  Lionbridge will not retaliate against Service Provider for filing a claim with any administrative agency or for exercising rights (individually or in concert with others) under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

 

                9.6          Advice of Counsel.  Service Provider has the right to consult with private counsel of Service Provider’s choice with respect to any aspect of, or any claim that may be subject to, this Agreement, including this arbitration provision.

 

                9.7          Enforceability.  Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, any claim that this arbitration provision is unenforceable, in whole or in part, may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by the arbitrator.  In the event any portion of this arbitration provision is deemed unenforceable, the remainder of this arbitration provision will remain in full force and effect.

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