I, the undersigned participant (“Participant”), hereby grant permission to SOUTH HILLS CHURCH, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (“Church”), to use the written materials, photographs, and/or video(s) that I submitted to the Church for internal and external purposes, including but not limited to the Church’s promotional materials and publicity efforts.  The written materials, photographs, and/or videos are collectively referred to herein as the “Materials.”

I understand and agree that the Materials may be used in a publication, print ad, direct-mail piece, electronic media and social media (e.g. video, Internet, website, etc.), or any other form of internal or external publications or promotions.

I acknowledge that the Church has the right to crop, alter, edit, add to, subtract from, or treat the Materials in any manner in its sole discretion.

I also acknowledge that the Church has the right, but not the obligation, to utilize the Materials and that the Church may choose not to use the Materials at this time, but may do so at its own discretion at any later date.

I represent and warrant that I am the sole owner of the Materials, and that I have the authority to grant to Church the permission and rights granted in this Materials Release and that no one else’s permission is required with respect to the rights granted herein.

I agree that neither I nor any other people appearing in the Materials I submitted will be entitled to compensation or acknowledgment of any type in connection with the Church’s use of the Materials and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the Materials.

I hereby waive any right to notice of publication or use of the Materials, and any right to inspect or approve the Materials or printed or electronic matter that may be created from or used in conjunction with the Materials now or in the future.

I further understand and agree that, in conjunction with the Materials or other media, the Church may disclose my affiliation with the Church and my participation in the Church’s activities and programs, in addition to using my name, voice, bio and likeness in connection thereto.

I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless the Church, their directors, officers, employees, agents, independent contractors and designees from and against any claims, damages, injury, loss, and/or liability arising from or related to the use of the Materials, including but not limited to any claims for (a) defamation (including libel and slander), invasion of privacy, violation of right of publicity, copyright or any other violation of any personal or proprietary right that I may have and/or (b) any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in processing, reduction or production of the finished Materials, its publication or distribution.

I have full authority to execute this Materials Release on behalf of myself and any other people appearing in the Materials.  If any minors appear in the Materials, I represent that I am the parent or legal guardian of such minor(s) and authorized to sign this Materials Release on their behalf.  I agree that this is a binding agreement.  I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand this Materials Release before signing below.

This Materials Release shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.  Electronic signatures shall have the same force and effect as original signatures for all purposes.