PERMISSION TO PUBLISH AND RELEASE AGREEMENT
I have read all relevant portions and approve publication of the manuscript for the following Book thatrefers to me and my Likeness, or a quote/chart/graph from a publication to which I have copyright, or my employer has copyright and I oversee that copyright:
I grant the rights and Release the Claims in exchange for the intangible value that I will gain by having my Likeness in the Book and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which I hereby acknowledge.
I Permit Moody Bible Institute dba Moody Publishers (MBI), the rights to Use and permit others to Use my Likeness in connection with the Materials throughout the universe in any Format without further consent from or royalty, payment, or other compensation to me.
I acknowledge and agree that I have no right to further review or approve Materials before they are used by MBI, and that MBI has no liability to me for any editing or alteration of the Materials or for any effects resulting from MBI's Use of the Materials, or MBI's presentation of me or my Likeness.
I understand that MBI has no obligation to create or use the Materials or to exercise any rights given by this Agreement. MBI shall be the exclusive owner of all rights, including copyright, in the Materials. Any credit or other acknowledgment of me, if any, shall be determined by MBI in MBI's sole discretion.
All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any claim or cause of action arising under this Agreement may be brought only in the federal and state courts located in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of Illinois, and I hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
I represent and warrant to MBI that I: am at least eighteen (18) years of age, have full right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and grant the rights hereunder, have not filed any Claims arising out of the Materials as of the date of this Agreement, have read and understood all of the terms of this Agreement and sign it voluntarily.
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“Claims” mean claims, demands, actions, suits, damages, and expenses, including but not limited to claims for copyright or trademark infringement, infringement of moral rights, libel, defamation, invasion of any rights of privacy (including intrusion, false light, public disclosure of private facts, and misappropriation of name or likeness), violation of rights of publicity, physical or emotional injury or distress, or any similar claim or cause of action in tort, contract, or any other legal or equitable theory, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world arising directly or indirectly from MBI's exercise of its rights under this Agreement or the Use of the Materials.
“Format” means any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created on any platform, for production, publication, packaging, and promotion of the Materials and MBI.
“Likeness” means me, my Likeness, and other personal characteristics, and/or to my personal and or/private information and circumstances in my life.“Materials” mean the Book, any derivative works, and/or any and all materials created by or on behalf of MBI that incorporate my Likeness. “MBI” or “Moody Bible Institute” means MBI and its successors, and assigns, and their respective licensees, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and the employees, officers, directors,trustees, and agents of each and all of them.
“Permit” means to irrevocably and perpetually permit, authorize, grant, and license.
“Release” means to irrevocably waive, release and discharge MBI and the Author from all legal and equitable rights relating to all Claims arising directly or indirectly from MBI's exercise of its rights under this Agreement or the Use of the Materials to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
“Use” means to display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, reproduce, record, photograph, digitize, produce, publish, promote, modify, alter, edit, adapt, create derivative works, exploit, sell, rent, license, and/or otherwise use.
Additional Waiver: I specifically waive the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1542, or any other statute of similar import or effect, that otherwise may exclude unknown claims from this release, and acknowledges that he/she is familiar with the provisions of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides as follows: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must havematerially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
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