Terms and Permissions for Use of Creative Works

UMBC requires that staff seek and receive permission from content creators to share creative work across platforms. For online photo and video contests, rules should include this note or similar: “By submitting a creative work for this contest, you acknowledge and agree to UMBC’s Terms and Permissions.” For more information on social media best practices, including recommendations for online photo contests, see UMBC’s Social Media Best Practice Guidelines.

Terms and Permissions

UMBC hereby requests, and you hereby grant to UMBC, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual license to publish, reproduce, distribute, publicly display, license, translate, perform, create non-dramatic recordings and/or otherwise include or use in derivative works, related ancillaries and supplements and in promotional materials, in all formats, including, but not limited to, print and/or electronic format, any and all creative works submitted by you to UMBC’s contests on Instagram and other social websites or platforms. You hereby warrant that you are authorized to grant this permission to use the creative work(s) without violating the rights of any third party. (If you do not control the right to the creative work(s), or are not the sole grantor, please advise us where else to inquire.) This permission will not restrict any use of the creative work(s) by you or those authorized by you. In consideration of your rights to the creative work(s) and the license given by you to UMBC, UMBC shall not sell to or condone the use of the creative work(s) by third parties. By signing these terms and conditions below, you certify that you are eighteen (18) years or older and have the authority to grant and so warrant as stated above.


Individuals with questions or concerns about UMBC’s Terms and Permissions or UMBC’s use of a creative work are encouraged to email Jenny O’Grady at jogrady@umbc.edu or Jim Lord ’99 at jlord1@umbc.edu.