This document highlights important information you should know about before participating in the BISmark study. These notices are works-in-progress. If you have questions/concerns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To participate in the BISmark study, you must agree:
You must agree to the terms of the participation agreement prior to participating. If you do not agree with the terms of the participation agreement, please do not use your BISmark router, and contact us at email@example.com to make arrangements to return the router to the BISmark team.
You may terminate your participation in the BISmark study at any time by notifying the BISmark team and returning your BISmark router to the BISmark team.
THE BISMARK DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CREATORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEVICE OR SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE DEVICE OR SOFTWARE.
The following paragraph summarizes the full statement at http://projectbismark.net/participant/privacy
BISmark collects measurements of your ISP's network and the performance of your Internet service based on traffic and requests generated by the BISmark software (active measurements). BISmark does not collect information from your network traffic. The BISmark team collects information about your location and your Internet service, as well as your contact information, as part of the enrollment process. Information about your Internet service, location, and BISmark performance measurements will be used to present an online report of your network performance, and to conduct research related to home network and broadband Internet performance. Your contact information will be retained for the duration of your participation in the study.
To control the measurement experiments run on participants' BISmark devices, as well as to upgrade and troubleshoot devices when they are installed in participants' homes, the BISmark routers have remote access capabilities. Authorized members of the BISmark team have the capability to execute scripts and obtain shell access on the BISmark router installed in your home. These capabilities will only be used for controlling measurement scripts and for performing maintenance on your BISmark router.
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