Guidelines for Photo Uploading

Eligibility Requirements for Photos.

Photos must be each Submitter’s original work.  Photos must not infringe upon and must not contain material that violates or infringes any person’s or entity’s intellectual property rights in any way, including, without limitation, any copyrighted material, trademarks or logos.  Unless express prior written permission has been obtained, a Photo must not include any individual’s name or likeness (other than Entrant’s own, in whole or in part), refer to public figures, or contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead.  If the Photo contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Submitter and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Submitter is responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting the Photo, any and all releases and consents in writing necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Photo by RMHC of WNY in the manner set forth in these Official Guidelines for Photo Uploading.  The Submitter must obtain a signed release from any identifiable person who is seen or has allowed the use of his/her name, likeness or image in the Photo, or that has otherwise contributed to the Photo.  In the event that a Photo includes any identifiable person who is seen or has allowed the use of his/her name, likeness or image in the Photo or that has otherwise contributed to the Photo, and such individual is under the age of 18, the Submitter must obtain a signed release from a parent or legal guardian of such individual.  Upon request, the Submitter must provide such signed release to RMHC of WNY in a form acceptable to RMHC of WNY.  If a Submitter fails to provide such signed release within seven (7) days after request from RMHC of WNY, the Photo may not be used.

If the Photo contains any material that RMHC of WNY deems, in its sole discretion, to be morally objectionable, inappropriate, unfit for publication or inconsistent with RMHC of WNY’s reputation and image, such Photo will not be used.  Photos may not contain material that is unlawful, or in violation of or contrary to the laws and regulations in any jurisdiction where such Photo is created.

Consent.

Submitting a Photo constitutes Submitter’s consent to give RMHC of WNY a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, fully paid-up, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Photos in whole or in part, all information in any Photos  including, without limitation, Submitter’s name, likeness and other information, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate such Photo or information into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or developed in the future, including for promotional, marketing or commercial purposes, as RMHC of WNY may select in its discretion.  If requested, the Submitter will sign any documentation required for RMHC of WNY or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights the Submitter is granting to use the Photo.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT RMHC OF WNY RIGHTS TO YOUR SUBMITTED PHOTO THEN DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR PHOTO.  PHOTOS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE OFFICIAL GUIDELINES FOR PHOTO UPLOADING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.