We love your Social Media Content and know others will benefit from seeing it on our websites, social media channels, and other forms of media. As you consider allowing Spirit Halloween LLC (“Spirit”) and its affiliates, along with their licensees, successors, and assigns (collectively with Spirit and its affiliates, the “Spirit Parties” “our” “us” “we”), to use your Social Media Content, we want to make sure you know exactly how we intend to use it. “Social Media Content” refers to your comments, tweets, posts, photos, pictures, images, videos, materials, or other user-generated content or information related to Spirit and/or its products or services.
By replying to our comment with “#YesSpirit” you are (1) providing your permission for us to use your Social Media Content; (2) affirming that you are at least 18 years of age; (3) affirming that you alone created or own the Social Media Content and no one else has any rights to it or could claim they own it or that it infringes on rights of others; and (4) confirming that you agree to and accept Spirit Social Media Reuse Consent terms (the “Terms”). Likewise, if people other than yourself are mentioned or appear in the Social Media Content, you are also affirming they are over 18 and they know you are giving us permission to use the Social Media Content and have consented to it being used by Spirit pursuant to this license.
You represent and warrant as follows: that your Social Media Content is your own original work and that you have the right to grant the rights and permissions set forth in the Terms; you have obtained all necessary licenses and permissions from all applicable third parties required for the submission and use of the Social Media Content as permitted in these Terms; you will comply with all FTC disclosure requirements and guidelines relating to your Social Media Content; the posting and/or display and/or other permitted use of your Social Media Content by Spirit or those deriving rights through Spirit will not violate any provision of any applicable law or regulation, or in any way infringe or violate rights of any third parties, including but not limited to copyright and other intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights; and you waive any and all moral rights that exist in your Social Media Content and any derivative works made therefrom.
You will continue to own the Social Media Content, and granting the Spirit Parties the right to use the Social Media Content is not intended to diminish your right to use the Social Media Content. You are giving the Spirit Parties a non-exclusive license to use the Social Media Content which can’t be revoked by you except where permitted by law. The Spirit Parties will have the right to reproduce the Social Media Content in any form (including, but not limited to, video, internet posting, reproduction, display, email, publication, and distribution), either through our own services or services provided by third parties, throughout the world in perpetuity in any medium now known or later developed and without restriction or limitation. Also, if you posted your Social Media Content with your real name, username, caption, location information, or other identifying information, you agree we can use that information with your Social Media Content. You further represent, warrant and agree that we may transfer your personal information to the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, where applicable laws may not provide the same level of protection for your information as where you reside, and that anyone else mentioned or appearing in the Social Media Content consents to the same.
The Social Media Content and other information may be used for advertising and promotional purposes and Spirit may use the Social Media Content either alone or in conjunction with sketches, cartoons, captions, films, art work, textural matter, materials written by us or others, or other photographs. You understand that you won’t have the right to approve how we use your Social Media Content. While the Spirit Parties will make commercially reasonable efforts to give you credit for your Social Media Content if the Spirit Parties use it, you agree that such credit is not mandatory and your permission for us to use your Social Media Content is not contingent upon such credit being given or any fees being paid to you. You further represent, warrant and agree that you have not been compensated by the Spirit Parties and have no other material connection to the Spirit Parties (e.g., you are not an employee or contractor of the Spirit Parties).
You agree that (1) the laws of the U.S. shall govern this agreement and you irrevocably consent thereto; (2) if any part of this agreement is contrary to applicable law it shall not apply to the extent necessary for the remainder to remain in full force and effect; and (3) this agreement supersedes any previous discussion or agreement relating to the use of the Social Media Content.
BY REPLYING #YESSPIRIT, YOU AGREE TO THE ABOVE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF PUBLICITY AND OTHER SUFFICIENT CONSIDERATION, RECEIPT OF WHICH YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR ACCEPTANCE SHALL BE RECORDED AND RELIED UPON BY THE SPIRIT PARTIES.
If you don’t agree to these terms, we completely understand and no further action is required.
Thanks again and please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.