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KCTS Submission and Usage Policy – Terms & Conditions

I understand and agree that, by uploading stories, photographs, video and other images and items defined below as Submissions, to kcts9.org, I grant KCTS Television (“KCTS”), its community partners and others; (collectively, “Partners”), the unlimited, unrestricted right to display those Submissions on the website and share the Submissions on social media channels, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other communication facilities or interactive areas and to use it in  broadcast programs, and promotional, advertising and marketing materials at our and their discretion. I further understand I will not be compensated by any of the Partners for their use of the Submissions I upload to this website.

Submissions. The Site may consist of kcts9.org website, blogs, any social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other communication facilities or interactive areas, designed to provide you with forums in which to express your opinions and submit and share ideas, information, and materials, including, without limitation, data, text, files, links, images, photographs, videos, audiovisual works, musical compositions, sound recordings, postings, music, your and/or other persons’ names, likenesses, voices, usernames, profiles, actions, appearances, performances and/or other biographical information (collectively, “Submissions”). You are responsible for the Submissions you post on our Site. We are not responsible for the Submissions that you or other users post on the Site. We reserve the right to edit, remove, or to refuse to post, any Submission, in whole or in part, for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, any Submission that violates these User Submission Guidelines or is otherwise objectionable, in our sole discretion. Because of the volume, we may not post or use all Submissions that we receive.

You represent and warrant that you have the necessary rights in the Submission to post it on this Site and that by doing so you are not violating the rights others may have in the Submission. You will defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses of any kind, including reasonable attorney's fees, relating to or arising from the content of the Submission You post or from breach of any representation, warranty or agreement You make.

Your License to Us. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Submission. However, by submitting any Submissions to us or to or through the Site, you grant to us, and to our sub licensees, an unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sub licensable, non-exclusive, perpetual, and irrevocable right and license, without the requirement of any permission from or payment (or other consideration) to you or to any other person or entity, to use, re-use, reproduce, transmit, print, publish, modify, edit, alter, create derivative works based upon, display, exhibit, publicly perform, distribute, re-distribute, host, store, cache, archive, index, categorize, comment on, broadcast, stream, adapt, and translate the Submissions and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in or conveyed by the Submissions, in whole or in part, in any and all formats and channels now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, on our Web sites, on third party Web sites, in our print publications, on our broadcast  stations, and on cable and satellite networks carrying our broadcast programming and on our broadband and wireless platforms, products and services) for any and all purposes including, without limitation, documentary, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you and with or without attribution services. In addition, you hereby grant us and our sub licensees the right, on an unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable basis, to reproduce and use your name, likeness, image and voice (together with all trademark rights therein) on or in connection with the use of the Submission and in any and all promotion or advertising material related thereto.

Not Confidential. You understand that all Submissions you transmit to us and the Site will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You acknowledge that anything you submit to the Site by way of any Submissions is routed through our servers and the Internet and that, therefore, you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such Submission. You acknowledge that the Submissions and features on the Site are forums for public and not private communications. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, through any media, including without limitation, a forum or blog, that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any of these media; you make such disclosures at your own risk. You understand that we may publish your username in connection with any Submission. If you use your legal name as your username, then your legal name may be published.

No Fiduciary Relationship. You agree that any Submissions you make are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way. To the extent any "moral rights," "ancillary rights," or similar rights in or to the Submissions exist and are not exclusively owned by us, you agree not to enforce any such rights as to us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users.

No Guarantee of Accuracy, Integrity or Quality of Submissions. We do not control, and are not responsible for, and do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of, the Submissions made available through this Site. By using this Site, you may be exposed to Submissions that you may find offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. By using this Site, you agree to accept such risks and you agree that we are not responsible for the acts or omissions of users on this Site. We may now or in the future provide you a mechanism or click button to allow you to report any Submission you may find objectionable. But please understand that in so doing we do not guarantee that any such Submission will be removed, edited or deleted, and we are not responsible or liable for our refusing or failing to remove, edit or delete a Submission you find objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with your use of and reliance on this Site and any of its Submissions. You also agree that under no circumstances will the Partners or any of our affiliated entities be liable in any way for any Submission or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Submission posted, emailed or otherwise made available via this Site.

Not Endorsed by Us. You acknowledge that the substance, views and opinions expressed in the Submissions are those of the author or submitting user solely and do not necessarily reflect our, or our affiliated entities views or opinions. You should make your own evaluation of the content, views, and opinions expressed in the Submissions. The Partners and our affiliated entities are not responsible for and do not endorse, guarantee, or warrant any content, views, or opinions referenced, posted or sent by the authors or submitting users through this Site. In fact, we specifically disclaim any and all liability in connection therewith.

Links. This Site may permit you to link to Submissions on the Site for personal, non-commercial purposes only. We reserve the right to discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time.

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