The “Photo” refers to the photo, caption, and comments posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. (“Social Media”) described in the request for use.
You represent and warrant that:
You are at least 18 years of age, or are legally considered an adult in the state or county in which you reside;
The photo is your original work, and you did not source this photo from any outside source, and the photo does not contain anything that violates the rights of any person or entity;
The Photo does not contain any trademarks, logos, brand names, advertising, sponsorship, or promotional material owned by any person or entity, other than you and Visit Howard County;
The Photo does not contain anything illegal, defamatory, obscene or offensive;
Your upload or post of the Photo does not violate any applicable laws or the terms or requirements of the Social Media platform(s) where you uploaded or posted the Photo;
Visit Howard County Use
You grant us an irrevocable and unlimited right and license to use your Photo (and to allow others to use the Photo) without the payment of any royalty. You agree that you shall never withdraw this permission and license to use the Photo. We may use your Photo for any business purpose on our websites and social media pages, and in our digital newsletters, and any other online, digital marketing material and in any new media or technology that becomes available later in time, throughout the world, for an unlimited time.
You agree that we may use, copy, modify, alter, edit, publish, create new derivative works from, make available and display the Photo (or any part of the Photo) and related content, and include the Photo (or any part of the Photo) into other works, for any business related purposes, including but not limited to promotional and marketing purposes. You also grant us the right, at our sole choice, to use your username, real name, image, likeness, caption, location or other identifying information in connection with any use of the Photo. You agree that we have no obligation to use your Photo or your name or other identifying information.
Any person who appears or performs in your Photo;
You irrevocably and unconditionally waive (and agree not to enforce) all rights in the Photo, including without limitation any moral rights or equivalent rights which you may otherwise have under any laws now existing or which become law in the future in any part of the world.
Whether we choose to use the Photo or not is solely our choice. We have no obligation to use the Photo and we may remove or stop using any Photo at any time, for any reason. Use of the Photo does not imply our endorsement of or any affiliation with you.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your Photo has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may provide us with written notification of your claim in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.
Limitation of Liability