You are being asked to contribute your recollections to the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, which is developing a permanent digital record of the events surrounding the major hurricanes of 2005. Your participation in this project will allow future historians, and people such as yourself, to gain a greater understanding of these events and the responses to them.

You must be 13 years of age or older to submit material to us. Your submission of material constitutes your permission for, and consent to, its dissemination and use in connection with the Memory Bank in all media in perpetuity. If you have so indicated on the form, your material will be published on the Memory Bank website (with or without your name, depending on what you have indicated). Otherwise, your response will only be available to approved researchers using the Memory Bank. The material you submit must have been created by you, wholly original, and shall not be copied from or based, in whole or in part, upon any other photographic, literary, or other material, except to the extent that such material is in the public domain. Further, submitted material must not violate any confidentiality, privacy, security or other laws.

By submitting material to the Memory Bank you release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless the Memory Bank and persons acting under its permission or authority, including a public library or archive to which the collection might be donated for purposes of long-term preservation, from any claims or liability arising out the Memory Bank's use of the material, including, without limitation, claims for violation of privacy, defamation, or misrepresentation.

The Memory Bank has no obligation to use your material.

You will be sent via email a link to your contribution to the Memory Bank. We cannot return any material you submit to us so be sure to keep a copy. The Memory Bank will not share your email address or any other information with commercial vendors.