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Please review the release information below. Each time you participate in a McCormick Consumer Testing project, you will be required to accept the terms of this form indicating your agreement to these terms.

I agree to participate in one or more consumer tests conducted by La Cie McCormick Canada Co. ("McCormick").

In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the consumer tests, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I, on behalf of myself, and my successors, heirs, assigns and anyone else who may make any claim for or on my behalf, hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agree as follows:

  1. My participation in the test(s) is voluntary and is at my sole risk.
  2. I have been advised of the nature of the product, food and/or beverages (collectively, "Food") to be tested.
  3. I am aware that the Food that will be tested (i) may not be commercially available, and (ii) may contain one or more of the following ingredients: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs, dairy (i.e. cheese, milk, yogurt, etc.), wheat, fish and/or shellfish, pork, natural and artificial flavors and colors, sugars, preservatives, and/or alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
  4. I am in good health and physical condition and can participate in the testing. I have no Food allergies, intolerances or dietary restrictions pertaining to the Food I am going to evaluate (including alcohol) and I am physically able to participate in such testing.
  5. I understand the Food to be tested may be confidential. I agree not to discuss with anyone other than McCormick the Food or testing without McCormick's consent. I will not retain any sample of the Food provided to me for testing, or seek to provide it to any other person.
  6. I understand and agree that McCormick shall be the sole owner of all right, title and interest in and to any developments, inventions, or discoveries arising out of the tests to be conducted hereunder, including, without limitation, any associated intellectual property rights (“Developments”), and I hereby assign, and agree to assign, to McCormick all right, title, and interest that I may have in the Developments. I hereby waive any moral rights that I may have in the Developments in favour of McCormick. I agree to execute any further documents that McCormick may determine is necessary to give effect to this assignment and waiver of rights.
  7. I hereby give McCormick my permission to use any photographs, video and/or audio it produces of me, alone or with others, during my participation in a focus group or other Food-related sensory test or evaluation process ("the Works"), to copyright the Works in its own name or otherwise, and to disseminate and/or publish the Works to persons employed by McCormick, to third parties retained by McCormick, or to third parties who retain McCormick, from time to time for product development, market research, or research reporting, and to disseminate and/or publish the Works to the Canadian, North American, and worldwide general public, as the case may be, by way of internet, print or printed media, television or radio media for advertising and related purposes relating to the Food(s) tested by me, for a period of 24 months following the date of this Release.
  8. I agree that any statements or comments I make regarding the Food(s) during the tests will reflect my true and honest opinion thereof.
  9. I hereby give McCormick my permission to use my name, likeness, and/or voice in the Works as provided in paragraph 7, above, and I waive any rights or claims I may have to control the use of my identity or likeness in the Works provided the use is as described in paragraph 7, above.
  10. Any uses described in paragraphs 6, 7, 8 and 9 above may be made without compensation to me.
  11. I acknowledge and understand that participation in the test involves certain risks and dangers of accidents, serious personal and bodily injury, including (without limitation), allergic reaction, choking, physical injuries while present at the location of the test, death, and property loss or damage. I understand, have considered and evaluated the nature, scope, and extent of the risks involved, and I voluntarily and freely choose to assume these risks.
  12. I agree not to initiate any lawsuit, court action or other legal proceeding against the Released Parties, (defined below), nor join or assist in the prosecution of any claim for money damages, which anyone may have, on account of loss, damage or injury sustained by me or others in connection with my participation in the test.
  13. I hereby release, hold harmless, and discharge McCormick, its affiliates, and its and their officers, directors and employees, agents, assigns and successors, (the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims, causes of action, demands, damages, injuries (including personal and bodily injuries, death and injury to property), losses or expenses of any and every nature whatsoever, howsoever caused, including claims of, demands in and damages for negligence against the Released Parties and all of them in connection with or arising out of the test, directions for the takings of the test, my attendance at any location for the purposes of the test, my participation therein, and the formulation, content, and/or ingredients included in the Food or to which the Food has been or may have been in contact, the whole arising out of or in connection with (i) my participation in this test(s); (ii) the Food; and (iii) the use of the Works, including any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
  14. I understand that the Released Parties do not provide any insurance, either life, medical or liability, for any illness, accident, injury, loss, or damage that may arise in connection with my participation in the test. I will pay my own medical emergency expenses and all subsequent medical expenses in the event of any illness, accident, or injury in connection with the test.
  15. I acknowledge that I have read the Consumer Testing Privacy Policy. I hereby consent and agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of my personal information in accordance with the Consumer Testing Privacy Policy.
  16. There are no other agreements between McCormick and me regarding such consumer tests. I acknowledge that if any portion of this release is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable. This release supersedes any oral or written statements made by any of the Released Parties, or to me, in connection with the test.
  17. I am of age of majority, am not under any disability at law, and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above paragraphs and fully understand their contents and provide my enlightened consent hereto freely. This release is binding upon me and my heirs and legal representatives.
  18. This consent and release is drafted in the English language at the express will of the parties. Ce consentement et cette quittance sont rédigés dans la langue Anglaise à la volonté expresse des parties.

Should McCormick determine that a participant's conduct is inappropriate or unacceptable, McCormick reserves the right to terminate their participation in the current and any future consumer testing program.

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