Terms and Conditions

In submitting the attached photo(s) to the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce and participating in the #PictureGtown Photo Contest, I/we hereby warrant and agree to the following:

  • The photo(s) submitted must be taken within the Village of Germantown, WI.

  • The photo(s) submitted is/are the result of the contestant’s sole artistic efforts unless otherwise stated as a collaboration.

  • The contestant certifies that the photo(s) has/have not been copied from any outside source. 

  • The contestant warrants to the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce that they own the content of and intellectual property rights to the photo(s).

  • The submitted photo(s) is/are unique and original and does not infringe upon any other party’s intellectual property rights.

  • The contestant grants to the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce an irrevocable, royalty-free non-exclusive worldwide license to reproduce, to distribute, and/or to display two- or three-dimensional reproductions of the photo(s) and any revised or derivative works incorporating all or part of the photo(s) in any manner whatsoever relating to any Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce publication or event, including, without limitation, public display as well as reproduction for Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce purposes, such as print ads, postcards, posters, brochures, applications, television programs, merchandise, and all forms of electronic media and programs, including the Village of Germantown’s website, the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce’s website,  or any authorized mobile application(s) associated with Village and/or Chamber business activities.

  • Whenever possible and appropriate, the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will include attribution, including the contestant’s name in the format indicated on the entry form, on the document or item where the photo is used, or in media associated with the particular use of the photo, unless the contestant has indicated a desire that such attribution not be included (It should be noted, however, that even if a contestant indicates a desire to not display such attribution publicly, contestants name may be released to the public, upon request, as appropriate pursuant to the Wisconsin Public Records Law).

  • The Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce may alter images of the photo(s) as necessary to fit into reduced or enlarged format sizes, or for other purposes as necessary.

  • The Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce may use the photo(s) on Village and/or Chamber  merchandise and commercial items, such as a calendar, which may be sold for fundraising purposes. The Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce may also use the photograph on the Internet, in social media and other electronic media in support of its mission.

  • The Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce may indefinitely retain a digital copy of your photograph.

  • If a minor is a subject in the photo(s), the contestant represents that they are the parent or legal guardian of the child and grants permission for the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce to publish said photo(s). If a minor is creator of the photo(s), the contestant represents that they are the parent or legal guardian of the child and grants permission for the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce to utilize said photo(s)  pursuant to the terms and conditions described above.

  • The contestant agrees to release the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce , their agents, officials, employees, and volunteers from and against all liability, including copyright or intellectual property infringement claims or causes of action, arising out of this Agreement and claims arising from contestant’s participation in the Picture Germantown Photo Contest. The contestant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold the Village of Germantown and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce harmless and free from all liability, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, arising out of the contestant’s participation or association with the Picture Germantown Photo Contest. The contestant agrees to pay all costs incident to any claim, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and consequential damages.