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Release Form - Digital Archives of Literacy Narrative (DALN)
(For Adults)



Project Title:
Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives Project (DALN)

Project Contact:
Ben McCorkle
The Ohio State University-Marion
1465 Mt Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302.
Phone: 740.725.6152. Email: mccorkle.12@osu.edu.

 

You affirm that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal right and ability to enter into this agreement.

You have been informed that the purpose of the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is to collect people’s literacy stories and related literacy artifacts (e.g., photographs, poems, texts, home videos) and to store these in a permanent collection which members of the public can access, study, and learn from.

You have been informed that the materials you submit to the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives will be posted on the Project’s Web site (unless they contain material considered inappropriate by the DALN Board) and will be accessible by Internet search engines such as Google.

You can choose whether or not to allow your e-mail address and contact information to be made public on the DALN. You can also decide not to answer any questions that are presented on the DALN web site. However, once you have submitted your materials to the DALN and agreed that it can be publicly posted, the information you have provided cannot be removed from the DALN.

You have been informed that although the DALN Board members will have access to some contact information about contributors (such as their age and geographic location), this information will only be used for contact purposes. This information will not be used for research purposes unless you give permission for this information to be publicly posted.

You know that you can either assign the copyright to your narrative and materials to the DALN using a “deed of gift,” in which case, the DALN will have the right to decide how your narrative will be used, or that you can retain your copyright to your materials and attach a Creative Commons license to these materials that specifies how your materials can be duplicated, distributed, and used.

You also know that all the materials on this web site will be made available to the public. So, despite any license you attach to them, they could be used by people in ways that go beyond your original intent.

You affirm that this literacy narrative and the materials you have attached to it are your own original work and that you own all necessary rights to this work. You also affirm that this work does not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or reputation of any other person.

You agree to hold the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) harmless against any claims asserted by third parties who say that your work violates their rights or from any breach of promises you may have made in this document. You understand that you are responsible for any costs incurred by the Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) for defense or settlement of third-party claims, including but not limited to the Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) reasonable attorneys' fees.

You have read, acknowledged, and agree to be bound by each of the terms and conditions of this agreement.


Contacts and Questions:
For questions, concerns, or complaints about the project you may contact Warren Benson McCorkle, Jr., Ohio State University (Marion Campus), Dept. of English, 117 Morrill Hall, 1465 Mt Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. Phone: 740.725.6152. Email: mccorkle.12@osu.edu.

For questions about your rights as a contributor to this project or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Ms. Sandra Meadows in the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251.

If you are injured as a result of contributing in this project or for questions about a project-related injury, you may contact Warren Benson McCorkle, Jr., Ohio State University (Marion Campus), Dept. of English, 117 Morrill Hall, 1465 Mt Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. Phone: 740.725.6152. Email: mccorkle.12@osu.edu.

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