These provisions apply to Materials—including but not limited to photos, videos, text, and other resources and assets—provided by a Licensor to the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) in response to ASTC’s calls for stories and submissions.

Grant of Rights. Licensor hereby irrevocably grants ASTC, its members, our partner StoryHabitat, and authorized non-profit partners and representatives, the right and permission in perpetuity to copy, publish, adapt, distribute, edit, modify, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise use the Materials, in whole or in part, in combination with any other materials and for any and all purposes related to science engagement and communication, STEM, championing science centers, museums, and the science engagement field, and communicating about ASTC and its offerings, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, books, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, all types of printed materials, blogs, websites, social media channel or mobile application, television, and all other means of public display. Licensor hereby waives any so-called “moral rights of authors” and “droit moral” rights (and any similar or analogous rights under the applicable laws of any country of the world) which Licensor may have in the Materials. 

Representations and Warranties. Licensor hereby represents and warrants that he/she/they have the power and authority to execute this Agreement and to grant the rights granted hereunder and that he/she/they own and control the copyright in the Materials.

Indemnity. Licensor further agrees to indemnify and hold ASTC, its officers, employees, members, and authorized non-profit partners and representatives harmless from and against any and all liability, including third party claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, and reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses (“Claims”) arising from or related to any breach of Licensor’s representations, warranties, covenants or obligations hereunder. Except to the extent a Claim is covered by Licensor’s indemnification obligations, ASTC will indemnify and hold the Licensor harmless from and against any and all Claims arising from or related to its use of the Materials.

Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the Parties with respect to the matters addressed herein and shall replace and supersede any prior or other agreements with respect to the matters addressed herein. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, unenforceable or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining terms and conditions or provisions shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement cannot be terminated, rescinded, or amended hereafter except by a written agreement, signed by all Parties, and in no event shall Licensor have any right to seek or obtain injunctive or other equitable relief with respect to the Materials. 

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