The early rider program is confidential, so we ask you to agree to an NDA and keep your feedback just between us.
Please read to the bottom in order to agree.
USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH CONSENT AND NON DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
Waymo LLC, located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, for itself and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Waymo”), and the other party identified below (“You”) agree as follows:
You agree to take part in a study under this agreement for the purpose of assisting Waymo in researching, analyzing, and improving the usability of its current and proposed products and services (the “Purpose”). If applicable, references to “You(r)” shall also mean any of your minor child(ren) who ride as a passenger in a vehicle you request.
Your participation in this study is wholly voluntary. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting Waymo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the course of Your participation in the study, You may be requested to provide comments, feedback, ideas, reports, suggestions, data or other information to Waymo (collectively “Feedback”). During the study, Waymo may ask to record Your voice and/or image; such audio and/or video recording(s) will also be considered “Feedback”. You agree to permit Waymo, through its employees, directors, agents, contractors, or partners under an obligation of confidentiality, to use any Feedback provided by You without limitation to develop and enhance Waymo’s current or future products and services, including use in internal, company-wide communications. You also agree to permit Waymo to publicly disclose anonymized or aggregated information derived from Feedback. You agree that You will not disclose to Waymo any third-party information that You are otherwise obligated to maintain as confidential.
Some Feedback may consist of or contain information that personally identifies you, such as your email address, or information that is otherwise confidential, such as the contents of your email (collectively, the “Confidential Feedback”). Your voice and/or image shall not be considered Confidential Feedback. The following terms apply to Confidential Feedback: (i) Waymo will use the Confidential Feedback only for the Purpose; and (ii) Waymo will use a reasonable degree of care to prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Feedback.
C. Waymo Confidential Information.
Any information provided to You by Waymo during the study period shall be considered confidential information of Waymo ( “Confidential Information”), and the following terms apply to such information: (i) You may use Confidential Information only for the Purpose; (ii) You will use a reasonable degree of care to prevent any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information; (iii) You may not photograph, capture, or record Confidential Information; and (iv) You may not share Confidential Information with any third party in any manner.
D. General Provisions
Confidential Feedback and Confidential Information do not include information that: (i) was known to the receiving party without restriction before receipt from the disclosing party; (ii) is publicly available through no fault of the receiving party; (iii) is rightfully received by the receiving party from a third party without a duty of confidentiality; (iv) is independently developed by the receiving party; or (v) is related to the safety of Waymo’s vehicle and is provided to a government agency. You may disclose Confidential Information to the extent compelled to do so by law if (i) You provide reasonable prior notice to Waymo, unless a court orders that Waymo not be given notice, and (ii) You reasonably cooperate with Waymo in seeking a protective order or other remedies to avoid, limit, or minimize the required disclosure.
This agreement imposes no obligation on Waymo to use Your Feedback. Neither party acquires any intellectual property rights under this agreement except the express and implied rights acquired by Waymo to use the Feedback.
This agreement does not create any agency or partnership relationship. This agreement is not assignable or transferable by You. This agreement is the parties’ entire agreement on this topic, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements. Any amendments must be in writing. Failure to enforce any of provisions of this agreement will not constitute a waiver. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflict of laws principles. The exclusive venue for any dispute relating to this agreement shall be Santa Clara County, California. This agreement is effective as of the date signed by Party below.