Consent, license, and release agreement

Last updated

10 August 2019


I declare that I am at least 18 years old. Anyone younger needs to have written consent by a guardian for their story to be published.


I understand that Alexyia River is collecting and publicly displaying written stories, images and photographs (referred to as "Images") for people who self-identify as having mental health challenges (including depression, mania, anxiety or anything bipolar related) (referred to as "Mental Health Challenges") for use as part of the Bipolar Educational Journal for bipolar disorder education. 


I want to participate in this project and agree to be publicly identified as a person with such Mental Health Challenges by revealing my name (which is anonymous by default or use my alias) (referred to as my "Persona"). I am submitting a written story about my experiences with personal challenges, perspectives and what I do about it to improve my quality of life (referred to as the “Story”) and any digital imagery which includes photographs, stock images, graphs, and other images associated with your Story (referred to as “Images”) to Alexyia River.


In other words, I will only give Alexyia River a story, with written consent if I am a minor, that she can share my Story, and that my Persona will be revealed publicly.


By submitting the Story and Images:

Content rights

I acknowledge and agree that the Story and Images may be freely circulated, reproduced and publicly displayed by Alexyia River and others, on a publicly available website, in social media and other tangible formats. As per the Terms and Conditions, content used by others needs to attribute the website and my Persona.


I grant to Alexyia River and her affiliates, licensees, agents, successors, and assigns the right, permission, and license throughout the world, in perpetuity, to use, reproduce, and distribute the Story, Images, and my Persona, in whole or in part, either by themselves or in conjunction with others, in any medium, and to publicly identify me as a person with Mental Health Challenges.


I acknowledge that any photographs that I supply are photographs of no other individual other than me.


In other words, Alexyia River can share my Story and that any Persona photos are actually me.

Identity

I acknowledge and agree that the Story and Images will be used in a way that identifies my Persona as a person with Mental Health Challenges.


In other words, my Persona will publicly be associated with Mental Health Challenges.

Liability

I release and discharge Alexyia River and her affiliates, licensees, agents, successors, and assigns from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, or damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, arising out of the use of the Story, Images and/or my Persona and likeness, including, without limitation, from any liability for copyright infringement, misappropriation, violation of right of privacy, violation of right of publicity, defamation, or infliction of emotional distress.


In other words, it is your responsibility to write your own Story, reference and credit content that you got from somewhere else, avoid revealing other people's identities and/or smearing their name, I won't steal content from somewhere else, or causing emotional harm by my Story (eg. language that makes Mental Health Issues sound as if it is a horrible thing to have).

Copyright

I represent and warrant that I wrote the Story and am its sole author.


If the Images are not my own (eg. photographs taken by someone other than me), I represent and warrant that the owner consents to the use of the Images or that the appropriate credit is given for Images (eg. licensed under Creative Commons).


In other words, I wrote the Story and I have the right way to credit Images that do not belong to me.

Compensation

I acknowledge and agree that I will receive no compensation for the use of the Story or Images or for otherwise participating in the Bipolar Educational Journal.


In other words, I will not be paid for my Story and the Images I submit.

Accuracy

I represent and warrant that all information I have submitted in connection with the Story and Images are true and correct.


In other words, my Story is a true event that I experienced and the Images are relevant to my Story.

Amendments to my Story

I acknowledge and agree that Alexyia River may edit the Story for grammar, clarity and length. I give permission for Alexyia River to add relevant imagery of her own and that she can choose to omit any imagery I supply.


In other words, Alexyia can edit my Story, she can add her own photographs or stock images and she can publish my Story without using all the Images I sent her.

Legal

I acknowledge and agree that this “Consent, License, and Release Agreement” constitutes the entire agreement between Alexyia River and me regarding the Story and Images.


I agree that I will have no right to sue Alexyia River or her affiliates, licensees, agents, successors, or assigns to seek or obtain damages or other equitable relief in connection with the Story and Images and their circulation, reproduction, publication, or display.


I represent and warrant that I have read and fully understand this “Consent, License, and Release Agreement” and Terms and Conditions and  Privacy Policy and agree to all of the terms.


If there is any conflict between the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and of the Consent, License, and Release Agreement, then such terms of the Consent, License, and Release Agreement shall control.


In other words, I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and “Consent, License, and Release Agreement”, I will not sue Alexyia River and others involved. If there are any discrepancies between any of the agreements then this agreement will be the one that stands.

Approval

I acknowledge and agree that I will not have any consultation or approval rights with respect to Alexyia River’s use of the Story or Images.

Amendments to the agreement

I acknowledge that Alexyia River has the right to amend this agreement, the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy whenever she needs to, with or without my knowledge. It is up to me to read all the terms for each Story I submit. The consent form that you agreed to when you submitted your story will be valid only if you have a printed or PDF copy of it. If there are legal obligations that need to be amended then those legal obligations will take effect. If at any stage you no longer agree to the terms, then you can request that your story and all its comments be removed.


In other words, the terms that I have agreed to will still be in effect even if Alexyia River updates any of the terms unless there are legal obligations. I can remove my story and all of its comments if I no longer agree to any of the terms.

Suggestions

If you see loopholes, have concerns or have ways to improve any of the agreements then send me an email at bi@polar.heath so that I can look into it for you.