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Advocates for Children & Youth
Content Submission Agreement (the “Agreement”)

IMPORTANT – THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT. YOU SHOULD READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING.

Thank you for agreeing to provide content to the Advocates for Children & Youth (“ACY”). With respect to your submission (with the other contracting party identified herein as “You” or with “your”), ACY requests the following rights and covenants from You in connection with making use of any material(s) or content that You have provided or may provide to ACY with respect to its storytelling platform (hereinafter referred to as the “Work”). Accordingly, by providing any material(s) or content (or any derivation or part thereof) to ACY in connection with the foregoing, You hereby agree to grant to ACY, those acting under its permission and upon its authority, and those for whom ACY is acting, an non-exclusive worldwide license to exploit the Work through the exercise of any and all rights in the Work, including, but not limited to, the right to reproduce the Work in copies or phonorecords, including on the world wide web and intranets, the right to prepare derivative works based on the Work, the right to transmit, disseminate, distribute copies or phonorecords of the Work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership or by rental, lease, sublicense, or lending in any channel of distribution, including, without limitation, by electronic publishing, the right to perform the Work publicly, and the right to display the
Work and market its content.

You hereby waive any right that You may have to inspect and/or approve ACY’s use or exploitation of the Work. ACY shall have exclusive, full, and final editorial control over the Work and all of its content. Moreover, nothing herein shall be construed as obligating ACY to use or display the Work in any manner. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, You also acknowledge and agree that You will receive no compensation in any form for the development or submission of the Work, any use by ACY, or for any other service You may provide in connection with the Work. You also acknowledge and agree that ACY may, and has the right to, directly or indirectly, sell, include, insert, or place advertising, marketing,promotional, or other materials relating to or associated with its or third party products, services, or the like (whether from ACY or from third parties) in proximity to the Work in connection with ACY’s exercise of the rights granted to it herein. You expressly agree not to bring any suit, claim, or other action against ACY arising out of its use of the Work.

With respect to the Work, You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for rights clearance and accuracy, and You hereby represent and warrant that You own all rights, title, and interest in the Work or have the full right, power and authority to grant the rights granted herein, free and clear ofany claims, liens, encumbrances, or violations of any other agreement. You also represent and warrant that You are not aware of any investigation, claim, or litigation involving the Work; the Work does not violate or infringe the rights of any other party or the laws or regulations of any government or judicial authority; the Work is accurate to the best of your knowledge; and the Work does not include any libelous, defamatory, obscene, or unlawful material under the laws of the United States.

You also represent that You have taken all necessary action to enter into, execute, and perform under this Agreement. In particular, You warrant that You are of the legal age of majority and have every right to contract in your own name. You represent further that you have read the above license and this Agreement’s provisions prior to execution. You also agree that You and ACY are independent contractors only and that neither this Agreement nor any of its terms and conditions may be construed as creating a partnership, joint venture, employment, or agency relationship with ACY.

Unless terminated earlier as provided herein, the term of this Agreement shall be for the duration of the term of copyright protection for the Work in the United States. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement may be terminated at any time and for any reason by ACY upon 10 days prior written notice. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between You and ACY relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces any and all prior oral or written agreements concerning the Work. No amendments shall be made except in a writing signed by both You and ACY, and the law governing this Agreement shall be that of the State of Maryland. This Agreement shall be binding on, and shall inure to the benefit of You and ACY and their respective successors, heirs, and assigns. If any provision of this Agreement shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterpart copies, including by way of electronic execution, and each of which so executed, irrespective of the date of execution and delivery, shall be deemed to be an original, and all suchcounterparts, together, shall constitute one and the same instrument.