September 20, 2021

Contributor Agreement


This Contributor Agreement (“Agreement”) is by and between Jaws Communications LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Website Operator”) and you, an individual (“Contributor”).
            A.         Contributor desires to contribute certain content, including but not limited to, written stories, images and/or video (collectively, the “Materials”), to the Website (as defined below).

            B.         Website Operator desires to have Contributor’s Materials published on the Website.

NOW THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, Website Operator and Contributor agree as follows:

1. Grant of Rights.

Contributor grants to Website Operator, for the duration of the Term (as defined in Section 4 below), the right and license to throughout the world, to publish, republish, distribute and/or post the Materials on the Website Operator’s website and (collectively, the “Website”), and transmit the Materials on the Website in English and in all other languages, in all media of expression now known or later developed. The Company’s rights shall include but not be limited to: (a) the right to publish the Materials in all languages throughout the world; and (b) any and all electronic rights, including but not limited to the rights to post all or any of the Materials and derivative work thereof on the Website, electronic newsletters, social media channels, promotional and marketing materials and online services now known or later developed.

2. Promotional Use.

Contributor grants to Website Operator the right use Contributor’s name, biographical information, likeness, pseudonym and/or image in connection with authorized uses of the Materials, said information to be supplied by Contributor.

3. Credit, Attribution and Linking.

Website Operator shall give Contributor credit in connection with the use of the

Materials by identifying Contributor in conjunction with the Materials as displayed on the Website. Website Operator shall also provide on the Website a link to the Contributor’s website, applicable social media accounts and to the Materials, to the

extent available, on the Website.

4. Term.

The term of this Agreement (the “Term”) shall commence upon acceptance of this Agreement by the Contributor and will continue until such time as Website Operator determines, in its sole discretion, to remove the Materials from the Website. Website Operator will provide Contributor written notice to Contributor of its intent to terminate the Agreement.

5. Acceptance Of The Materials.
If Contributor delivers the completed Materials by the date agreed upon with the Website Operator, the Website Operator shall, within five (5) business days of delivery, notify Contributor whether the Materials are, in the Website Operator’s reasonable judgment, complete and satisfactory, and if not, reasonably request changes that would make the Materials acceptable and satisfactory. Contributor acknowledges that the Website Operator has the right to edit or revise the Materials and Contributor will cooperate with the Website Operator’s fact checking, revision and editing process, including but not limited to making any changes requested by the Website Operator within five (5) business days of the request for changes.

6. Fees.

During the Term of this Agreement, Website Operator shall have use of the

Materials on a royalty-free basis.

7. Proprietary Rights.

Website Operator shall be the sole owner of all intellectual property rights in the Site and all materials relating to the Site other than the Materials. Contributor shall retain all rights with respect to the Materials which are not expressly granted to Website Operator herein and Contributor may exercise, sell, license, or otherwise dispose of such rights at any time.

8. Representations and Warranties.

Contributor represents and warrants the Materials are Contributor’s original works, and do not now and will not violate any existing intellectual property rights, including without limitation, copyright or trade secret or any contractual rights, and that they contain no matter which, if published, will be fraudulent, harassing, libelous, obscene, or a violation of any rights of publicity or privacy, or any law or regulation. Contributor will fully cooperate with Website Operator in responding

to and defending against any third party claim related to the Materials.

9. Indemnity.

Each party hereto shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the

other party, its editors, officers, employees and agents with respect to any claim, demand, cause of action, debt or liability, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the extent that it is based upon a claim that, if true, would constitute a breach of any of the indemnifying party’s representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflicts of laws provisions. Jurisdiction for litigation of any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, shall be only in a federal or state court having subject matter jurisdiction located in New York County, New York. 

11. Relationship Of Parties
Contributor is an independent contractor of the Website Operator. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating an employer-employee relationship, as a guarantee of future employment or engagement.

12. Miscellaneous

(a)  Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement and understanding between the parties hereto and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous written or oral understandings or agreements.

(b)  Severability. If any term, provision, covenant or condition of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid, unenforceable or void, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

(c)  Rights Cumulative. The rights and remedies provided by this Agreement are cumulative, and the exercise of any right or remedy by either party hereto shall not preclude or waive its right to exercise any or all other rights and remedies.

(d)  Nonwaiver. No failure or neglect of either party hereto in any instance to exercise any right hereunder or under law shall be a waiver of any other right in any other instance.

(e)  Notices. Any notice, request or approval required or permitted to be given under this Agreement or pursuant to law shall be sufficient if in writing, and if and when provided either by hand delivery; by electronic mail; by facsimile transmission; or certified or registered mail, with postage prepaid, to Contributor or Website Operator in person or to its respective address or any applicable electronic mail address or facsimile number (as provided by such party).

By submitting the Materials to the Website Operator, Contributor hereby agrees to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

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