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Copy* of Memorandum of Understanding

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING AND SIGN AND DATE BEFORE SHARING YOUR STORY.  This memorandum of understanding (hereinafter referred to as “MOU”) is made and entered into by and between About F.A.C.E. Collaborative, LLC and its affiliates (hereinafter referred to as “About FACE”)  and you (hereinafter referred to as the "Submitter") on the date listed below.  The purpose of this MOU is to establish the terms and conditions under which Submitter is providing her personal story electronically to About FACE for potential inclusion in an upcoming collection of stories. This MOU is effective upon the day and date signed by About FACE and Submitter and shall remain in full force and effect indefinitely.  About FACE may request changes to this MOU with 30 days written notice via email to Submitter. This MOU may be terminated, without cause, by either party upon 60 days written notice via email to Submitter or to, with verified receipt of delivery of email.  By providing your electronic signature and your personal story, you are agreeing to the following criteria: a. I am at least 18 years of age; b. I am submitting my personal story voluntarily (by choice) to About FACE;  c. I am providing my personal story only (not another person's story); d. I understand that, if used, my personal story will be de-identified and that a pseudonym (fake name) will be used instead of my real name and any other identifying information not directly related to the story will be changed and/or omitted; e. I understand that only About FACE and its representative(s) will have access to my personal story and information. About FACE will maintain confidential records (as far as permitted by law) of any submitted personal stories on a secure computer which is password protected;  f. I understand that by sharing my personal story, I am giving About FACE unlimited permission and rights to potentially use my story in forthcoming collection(s) of stories;  g. I understand that sharing my personal story does not guarantee acceptance or inclusion into any material associated with About FACE.; h. I understand that there is no compensation of any kind (financial or otherwise) for submitting my personal story or potential inclusion in any material associated with About FACE.; i. I understand that writing and sharing my personal story may cause some unpleasant feelings and that I may need to seek additional resources to assist me with those feelings.  I understand that About FACE is not responsible or liable for those feelings or any outcomes of those feelings. This MOU will be enforced and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri. The courts of the State of Missouri shall have jurisdiction over any action arising out of this MOU and over the parties, and the venue shall be the St. Louis County Judicial District, Missouri.  If you have any questions, email before checking the box below.  

* Please note that this is a copy of the MOU that needs to be signed prior to sharing your story on the SISTAH form.  The last line where it mentions "the box below" is only available on the actual webpage so please click the "here" link on the SISTAH page to be taken to the actual MOU.  There you can check the necessary box before proceeding.  Feel free me at if you have questions.  Thank you. 

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