B) Respondent Confidentiality Agreements

Sample 1

Thank you for agreeing to participate in a project to discuss new products which are still in the early stages of development. The products themselves, and the ideas and concepts regarding its manufacture, marketing, use, and the discussions here represent confidential information of the company sponsoring this research study (focus group discussion).

By signing this agreement, you agree as follows:

  1. To hold in confidence any and all technical or business information about the company’s product which is disclosed, or made available to you directly or indirectly, or is information you otherwise receive incident to your participation in this discussion; to avoid discussing the company’s technical or business information in public places where it might be overheard; to avoid discussing the company’s technical or business information with friends and family members, or anyone; to accept a moral and legal obligation not to use or disclose any technical or business information during and after participation in this discussion.
  1. The products to be shown to you, described to you, and/or used by you, are highly confidential and proprietary to the company sponsoring this research study, and you will not give them or expose them to any third party or discuss with anyone your experiences concerning them.
  1. The products shown to you, described to you, and/or used by you are not available for sale and no offer for sale is being made to you.
  1. That any ideas, patentable or not patentable, or suggestions contributed by you during the discussion, as well as any ideas, developments, or inventions conceived by you as a result of your participation in the discussion, shall be the property of the company sponsoring this research study in any manner it sees fit.
  1. You will be paid $XX.00 for your participation today; you agree this is sufficient compensation for participation, which includes your agreement to abide by all terms set forth in this Confidentiality Agreement.
  1. I give my permission to the company sponsoring this research study for myself to be videotaped while attending this discussion and acknowledge that no additional compensation will be paid by the company sponsoring this study or any third party to me or any other person on my behalf with respect to such use of my images. I understand that these tapes or reproductions may be used by the company sponsoring this study for training, promotional or advertising purposes, also without compensation by the company sponsoring this study or any third party.

Sample 2

Prior to beginning the Study, please read and acknowledge your adherence to the following confidentiality agreement due to the sensitive nature of the various concepts or ideas presented in this Study.

By signing below and accepting the offered incentive payment, I hereby agree to keep all information about the interview, including all concepts and ideas being presented and discussed, completely confidential and further agree not to disclose such information to any other party. As to members of my household, I agree that they are also under this same obligation of confidentiality.

I understand that the proceedings may be audio and videotaped. I also understand that these audio and videotapes will be used for research purposes only and will not be used publicly.

Sample 3

You have agreed to take part in an interview and to see and evaluate features and ideas related to a new beverage product. The features, ideas, and information in the interview are proprietary and confidential. By signing below, you acknowledge that you are agreeing to keep everything you will see and hear during the interview strictly confidential. That means after the interview, you will not communicate to anyone, including family members and close friends, any details about what you saw or heard in the interview; and you will not use any information from the interview in any way once the interview is complete. The money you will receive at the completion of the interview is compensation to you in return for agreeing to hold the interview information in the strictest of confidence.

A) Respondent Sign-In Sheet

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Sample 1 Link Administration 5/2/2013
Sample 2 Link Administration 5/2/2013
Sample 3 Link Administration 5/2/2013
Sample 4 Link Administration 5/2/2013

C) Field Agreements with Clients

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Sample 1 Link Administration 5/2/2013
Sample 2 Link Administration 5/2/2013

D) QRC Agreements with Field Services

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Sample 1 Link Administration 5/2/2013
Sample 2 Link Administration 5/2/2013
Sample 3 Link Administration 5/2/2013

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