Notice to Children: Thank you for taking the time to submit your story to The Decameron Project. To be able to receive and potentially publish your story on our website, we require written approval from your parent or legal guardian. Please give this form to your parent or legal guardian, have them fill it out, and return it to us with your story submission.
Notice to Parents: The Decameron Project is collecting stories from students across the country to allow them to have their voices heard during this time of crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your child has, or intends to, submit a story to The Decameron Project. To receive and potentially publish your child’s story, we require the written approval and consent of your child’s parent or legal guardian. Without your consent, we will be unable to publish your child’s story.
By signing below, you, the parent or legal guardian of the minor child listed below (“Parent”), agree to be bound by this submission agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and The Decameron Project (“we,” “us,” or “The Project”). You affirm that you are not a minor and are of legal age to form a binding contract, that you have read and understand the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and that you can legally enter into this Agreement on behalf of the minor child listed below (the “Child”) (below, we refer to you and your Child collectively as “you”).
This Agreement is for the submission of a story by your Child (the “Story”) to The Project. The Project is under no obligation to keep, post, or use the Story. By submitting your story, you understand and agree to grant The Project the irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable right and license to have access to, store, display, reproduce, use, modify, broadcast, perform, display, distribute, and exploit all submissions, ideas, stories, remarks, suggestions, graphics, or other information communicated to The Project through its website, decameronproject.org, including your story, in any manner and for any purpose for which we see fit. You grant, without limitation, the right to include the story as well as your name in any materials produced by The Project, including the Website. You acknowledge that you will receive no compensation for granting the rights herein, and that consideration for this agreement shall be the possible showing of your story on our website should your story be chosen for use.
You understand and agree that: (i) you are not entitled to and will not receive compensation in exchange for the Story; (ii) we may use the Story for any purpose without limitation and without the need to compensate you; (iii) we will have worldwide rights to publicize, adapt, modify, distribute and use the Story, and any derivative works thereof, in any way we see fit; and (v) you are not claiming and will not claim any ownership, patent, trademark, copyright, or other right in the Story.
You affirm that the Story was created by you and is wholly original, and does not include content which is: (i) copyrighted, protected by third party proprietary rights; (ii) unlawful, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is inappropriate; or (iii) otherwise malicious or fraudulent.
This Agreement may be modified only in a writing signed by the parties. This is the entire agreement between you and us and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreement or representation. This agreement is governed by, and you consent and agree to, (a) the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the County of New York within the State of New York, consistent with Paragraph 13 of the Terms.