Content Usage Terms and Conditions
1. Participant Agreement
By entering into this Agreement and granting permission to Visit Oconee SC to use your Content, you hereby agree to grant Visit Oconee SC and our partners license rights to use your Content as outlined in these terms and conditions. Visit Oconee SC also agrees to abide by these terms and conditions. You acknowledge that these terms and conditions constitute legally enforceable promises that you are making to Visit Oconee SC and our partners and you also acknowledge that Visit Oconee SC is relying on your promises to conduct its business and will incur expenses in doing so. Please read the terms and conditions of this Agreement carefully.
2. Allowable Participants
You must be 18 years of age or older and have the legal right to enter into this Agreement and to grant the rights to use your Content, as outlined in these terms and conditions, to Visit Oconee SC and our partners.
3. Ownership of Content
You warrant that the image, video, audio, graphics, text, or code (“Content”) shall be free and clear of any claim, right or encumbrance that would limit or restrict the rights granted to Visit Oconee SC and our partners in these terms and conditions and that the use of the Content by Visit Oconee SC in accordance with the rights granted to Visit Oconee SC shall not violate any copyright, trademark, moral right, right of privacy or right of publicity, or infringe or misappropriate any intellectual property rights of any third party. You warrant that you have all the necessary rights, title and interest to grant the rights set forth in these terms and conditions to Visit Oconee SC and our partners.
4. Model releases
You warrant that you have obtained model releases for all individuals who appear in the Content, including children under eighteen years of age where release is obtained from their parent or guardian.
5. Voluntary Assignment of Rights
You warrant that you are voluntarily providing Visit Oconee SC and our partners with the rights to use your Content according to these terms and conditions and will not receive any compensation or payment from Visit Oconee SC or our partners for these rights. Neither you nor your successors, heirs, legal representatives and assigns will receive or solicit payment for such rights at any point in time.
6. Rights to Use Content
You hereby grant to Visit Oconee and our partners a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, sub licensable, royalty-free license to use, access, load, download, store, install, copy, publish, distribute, communicate, exhibit, produce, reproduce, print, broadcast, display, sub-license and/or assign (hereinafter to “use” or “make use”) the Content for non-commercial purposes. Visit Oconee SC is under no obligation to use the Content. All rights for use of the Content granted to Visit Oconee SC in this Agreement are applicable in any and all media, including but not limited to print, electronic and digital media for advertising, marketing, promotion, education, publicity, public relations and/or editorial purposes. Except for Visit Oconee SC’s license rights contained in this Agreement, you continue to own all rights in and to the Content. To the extent your Content contains other materials or elements owned by Visit Oconee SC or any third party licensors, such as characters or other elements protected by copyright, trademark or other laws, your rights to make use of the Content will continue to be governed by and may be limited by other applicable laws, the rights of third parties and Visit Oconee SC.
7. Credit for Content
Visit Oconee SC and our partners shall exercise reasonable efforts to include credit to you when using the Content, provided that the details such as your name and/or social media identity (handle) are included by you. You voluntarily agree to waive all moral rights in favor of Visit Oconee SC and its partners and under no circumstance shall a failure to include credit by Visit Oconee SC or our partners, directors, officers, agents, employees or sub licensees constitute a breach of this Agreement.
You shall at all times indemnify and hold harmless Visit Oconee SC, our partners, directors, officers, agents, employees and any others for whom it may be responsible in law, from and against all losses, claims, demands, awards, judgments, actions and proceedings by whomsoever made, brought or prosecuted, resulting from or arising out of, attributable to or in any way connected with this Agreement and whether or not caused by your negligence, including without limitation any actions brought by third parties alleging infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property rights in and to the Content, except to the extent to which such loss or damage has arisen out of Visit Oconee SC’s negligence. You further agree that neither you nor your successors, heirs, legal representatives and assigns will commence proceedings against Visit Oconee SC and our partners regarding copyright or moral rights in the Content.
9. Governing Law
You shall comply with all laws applicable to the performance of your obligations under this Agreement. You agree that all matters relating to this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws applicable in Oconee County, SC, without reference to its conflict of law provisions, and the parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Oconee County, SC. This Agreement shall ensure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the successors, heirs, legal representatives and assigns of each of Visit Oconee SC and you, as applicable.