WUIS This I Believe Submission Agreement

Submission link is at end of this agreement. 

We are delighted that you are interested in submitting your essay to WUIS and This I Believe. As you will see, you will retain copyright ownership of your essay. However, you are granting WUIS and This I Believe, Inc., the license to duplicate, display, transmit, etc. your essay, and essay-writing reflections, image and likeness, in all media. We are requesting these rights so that your thoughtful words can inspire as many people as possible for generations to come. Any profits from this work will be used to continue the operation of our organizations. WUIS media is a not-for-profit organization established to cultivate curious, civically-engaged audiences and enrich our community through independent journalism, programming and outreach. This I Believe, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the free and respectful exchange of ideas through media, outreach, and educational activities.

By submitting an essay to WUIS and This I Believe, Inc., and agreeing to the terms of this Submission Agreement, you affirm that this essay is original to you, that you own all necessary rights to this work, and that the essay does not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or reputation of any third party.

You grant WUIS and This I Believe, Inc., a non-exclusive, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual world-wide permanent license to duplicate, display, distribute, excerpt, or transmit the essay and essay-writing reflections, in any format or media known or hereafter known. WUIS and This I Believe, Inc., shall have the right to own or register copyrights to any works or compilations created by WUIS or This I Believe, Inc., that contain the essay and/or essay-writing reflections, in whole or in part.

You agree to indemnify and hold WUIS and This I Believe, Inc., harmless against any claims asserted by any third parties that allege the essay violates their rights, or from any breach by you of your promises in this Agreement. You shall be responsible for any costs incurred by WUIS and /or This I Believe, Inc., for defense or settlement of third- party claims, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees of WUIS and/or This I Believe, Inc.

You understand that submitting an essay does not guarantee that your work will be used, displayed, or otherwise reproduced. Essays, and essay-writing reflections, may be archived for public use, or reproduced in audio form, published in print or online, or in any other way. The decision of which and how essays, and essay-writing reflections, will be used will be at the sole discretion of WUIS and This I Believe, Inc.

You affirm that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement, or that you are the parent or legal guardian of the minor who is submitting the essay.

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