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Release Form - Digital Archives of Literacy Narrative (DALN)
(For Individuals Under 18 Years of Age)


If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian read and agree to this Release Form.

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.

 



As a parent or guardian (The Contributor) of a Minor who wishes to contribute a literacy, 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.

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you have been informed that the materials the Minor wishes 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).

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you have been informed that you can choose whether or not to allow the Minor’s name to be made public on the DALN. You understand that you can also decide not to answer any questions that are presented on the DALN web site. However, once you have submitted the Minor’s materials to the DALN (via the web or postal mail) and agreed that it can be publicly posted, the information you have provided cannot be removed from the DALN.

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you have been informed that although the DALN Board members will have access to some information about contributors (such as their age and contact information), this information will only be used for contact purposes. This information will not be used for research purposes or made public unless you give permission for this information to be publicly posted.

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you know that you can assign the copyright to the Minor’s narrative and materials to the DALN using our Deed of Gift form that allows the DALN to specify how the materials can be duplicated, distributed, and used.

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you have been informed that all the materials on this web site will be made available to the public. So, the Minor’s narrative could be used by people in ways that go beyond your original intent.

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you affirm that this literacy narrative and the additional materials attached to it are the Minor’s own original work and that the Minor owns all necessary rights to this work. As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you also affirm that this work does not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or reputation of any other person.

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you agree to hold the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) harmless against any claims asserted by third parties who say that the Minor’s work violates their rights or from any breach of promises the Minor may have made in this document. As a parent or guardian of the Minor, 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.

As a parent or guardian of the Minor, you affirm that you have read, acknowledged, and agree to be bound by each of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

If you do not agree to be bound by each of the terms and conditions of this agreement, you understand that you should not sign and submit this form, or in the case of the online process, continue completing an active submission. In that case, the Minor will not be allowed to contribute to the DALN.


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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