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I am voluntarily submitting this text, image, or video, which may include my name, image, voice, and/or written statements (my “Contribution”) to the Smithsonian in conjunction with the project “24 Hours in a Time of Change” (the “Project”).  I understand that, if selected, my Contribution or excerpts thereof may appear on the Project website, launching on December 11, 2020, and other media, and knowingly and voluntarily consent to submit my Contribution for potential inclusion in the Project.    

I hereby irrevocably grant a royalty-free license to the Smithsonian and to those authorized by the Smithsonian to use and include my Contribution, along with my name, in connection with the Project. This license includes the right to use and reproduce the Contribution in whole or in part, make derivative works based upon it, publicly perform and display, and distribute the Contribution in all forms of media related to the Project or in connection with other standard museum uses. Such standard museum uses include, but are not limited to, use in connection with exhibitions, public programming, archives, education, philanthropic fundraising, publications, publicity, websites, and social media uses on Smithsonian platforms and on those where the Smithsonian maintains a presence. I understand that the Smithsonian has no control over third party social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Classroom), and I understand that my Contribution could be further disseminated by the public and associated with comments with which I may disagree or find objectionable.

I am not sharing any information in the Contribution that I do not want made public.  Moreover, I waive any expectation of privacy I may have in connection with my Contribution.

My Contribution is wholly original to me and the Smithsonian may use it as described in this terms-and-conditions statement, without the need for further permission from third parties (e.g., it does not contain someone else’s copyrighted material or personal information). 

I understand also that the Smithsonian has the sole discretion in determining whether to include the Contribution in the Project, in whole or in part. At the end of the Project, the Contribution will be archived or disposed of according to then-applicable Smithsonian record-retention and archiving policies and practices.

I hereby hold harmless and release the Smithsonian from any and all liability arising out of any claims, demands or injury of any kind arising out of the use of my Contribution as set forth herein, including but not limited to any claims for copyright infringement, defamation, invasion of privacy, or right of publicity.

The Smithsonian may contact me, using the information I voluntarily provide below, to conduct follow-up to my Contribution. Follow-up could include the option to be interviewed, to participate in research, or to have my Contribution or other objects added to Smithsonian collections.


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