Terms of Use

GBBC Photos

Your email will be used only to verify the validity of the content/images provided and to notify you if you are selected as a winner of the photo contest. You will not be emailed about anything other than the Images you submitted. You retain the copyright for all images submitted. Any use of your image will include your name as the creator of the photo.

License and Indemnification

I hereby grant to National Audubon Society, Inc. (“NAS”), NAS’s certified chapters, and Cornell Lab of Ornithology (“CLO”) (together, “Licensees”) a royalty-free, perpetual license to use the photographic images submitted herewith (the “Work”) for any purpose whatsoever. Uses may include, but are not limited to, promotion of Licensees and their projects (including the Great Backyard Bird Count) in any way, including on the web, in print publications, as distributed to the media, and in commercial products. Licensees reserve the right to use/not use any Work as deemed appropriate by Licensees in their sole discretion. No Work will be returned once submitted.

I understand that by agreeing to the terms of use in the online entry form, I acknowledge that Licensees shall bear no responsibility whatsoever for protecting my Work against third party infringement of my copyright interest or other intellectual property rights or other rights I may hold in such Work, and in no way shall be responsible for any losses I may suffer as a result of any such infringement; and I hereby represent and warrant that my Work does not infringe the rights of any other individual or entity.In exchange for valuable consideration, I do hereby unconditionally release, hold harmless and indemnify Licensees, their directors, officers, members, employees and volunteers of and from all claims, liabilities and losses arising out of or in connection with my participation in the contest or Licensees’ use of my Work. This release and indemnification shall be binding upon me, and my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.