Informed Consent and Confidentiality Agreement

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In exchange for your agreement to these terms, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and its affiliates ("Dolby" or "we" or "us") intend to provide you with access to our websites so that we can get your feedback. Our goal is to test, analyze, develop and improve on the user experience of our websites with your input.

  1. Purpose. The purpose of this study is to understand how people use Dolby Institute’s website and what they want from it in the future. Your participation in this study will help us improve it. We will ask you how you use Dolby Institute’s website and what you would like to use it for in future.
  2. What We Record. We will record the session and take notes to record your comments and actions, including some combination of video or audio recordings (including transcripts), photos of our session, and screen captures of devices used during our session ("Recordings") with your consent. People on the Dolby Institute team may join our call to observe your responses and other people involved in the project may watch the recording. The Recordings help us to focus on our time together, rather than on taking notes.
  3. Protecting Your Personal Data. These recordings will be treated as confidential and will not be shared outside the core team. When we produce a report from this study, your name will not appear if we refer to anything you said or did during the interview. We will delete the Recordings within 6 months after they are made.  In addition, we encourage you to review our Global Privacy Policy, which contains additional information about how we use and protect your name, comments and other personal data.
  4. The Rights You Give Us. You agree that Dolby owns all right, title and interest in the Recordings and any other feedback, comments, suggestions, survey responses or other materials (“Feedback”) you give us in relation to the study, and you agree to provide us any assistance we require to document and maintain our rights in the Feedback. You give us permission to use the Recordings, including your name and likeness, for our internal research purposes (including sharing all or portions of the Recordings confidentially with Dolby employees, contractors and agents for assistance with these purposes). You also agree that we may contact you by email or by phone in the future to discuss your Feedback.
  5. Confidentiality. "Confidential Information" means any technical, business or product information shared by us during the study that is identified as confidential, beta, or unreleased, or that should otherwise reasonably be understood to be confidential. You agree not to disclose, share, or use any Confidential Information for any purpose other than participating in the study (i.e., you won’t talk about or share these ideas with anybody.) You won’t copy any Confidential Information, and, if asked, you’ll return any Confidential Information you still have. The unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information would cause us irreparable harm, and we may obtain immediate equitable relief to enjoin any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information, in addition to other rights and remedies we may have.
  6. Dolby Cannot Use the Recordings in Marketing Materials and Presentations. Dolby does not have permission to use Recordings and your photos in advertisements or marketing material without first receiving your separate written consent.
  7. Use of Unreleased Services. Any feature or product we are still testing and evaluating prior to release may not yet meet our high standards. For this reason the use of any beta or other unreleased product is at your own risk. Dolby specifically disclaims all liability arising from or in connection with use of any unreleased products provided to you as part of this study or under these terms.
  8. Miscellaneous. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California (excluding conflicts of law). Any claims relating to this agreement will be resolved in San Francisco, CA, though we’d love to resolve things informally first. Please also note that this agreement supersedes any prior or present agreement on this topic between you and us, and we may assign our rights and obligations under this agreement to others.