Cincy Experience Photography Contest – Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Thank you for allowing the Cincinnati Experience and Brand Cincy to use your impressive content to showcase the region to visitors.



Why are we asking for the rights to your photo/video?
Because we love the photo/video you took, and we think it represents the unique, fun vibe of the Cincinnati region!

Where and how will we use your photo/video?
We may want to share the content on our social media platforms and to promote the region to out-of-town visitors and locals alike (on Cincinnati Experience, Brand Cincy, Visit Cincy & Meet NKY websites – known collectively as The Cincinnati Region.) We also may want to use it in print or digital advertising, and/or in our printed visitors guide.

Will we let people know it’s your photo/video?
We will credit you using your social media username where we can, but some placements may not allow for it.

Will we edit your photo/video?
Some usages may require us to crop the content to better fit the dimensions, but we always strive to keep the editing to a minimum because we love the photo of how you took it!

Terms & Conditions

We want to assure you that the content you submit to us remains your property. However, to make sure The Cincinnati Region is able to use the content you are providing to us, whether it is photos, text, graphics, audio, video, location information and comments (“Content”), we kindly ask that you agree to the following terms.

By participating and entering your work in our contests and/or responding in the affirmative to a message from our team, you agree to the terms and conditions. You confirm that you are at least 18 years of age and are legally entitled to enter into this consent and release on your own behalf, that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this consent and release and that it is your intention to enter into an agreement to waive your rights, including your right to make a claim, with respect to the use of your Content (as defined below).

  1. License. By participating and entering your working our contests and/or responding in the affirmative to a message from our team, you grant to The Cincinnati Region, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, assignable, non-exclusive transferable right to use, publish, display, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, communicate, modify, translate, edit or otherwise use your Content, in whole or in part, for advertising or promotional purposes for all users, including but not limited to on its webpages, social media pages, promotional emails and advertisements, and in other marketing, promotional and advertising initiatives including print, digital, TV and video, in any media now or hereafter known.
  2. Representations and Warranties. By participating and entering your working our contests and/or responding in the affirmative to a message from our team, you warrant, represent, and agree that:
    1. You are at least 18 years of age, you have the legal right to enter into this agreement and you are not impersonating anyone else;
    2. You voluntarily agree to waive all “moral rights” that you may have to your Content
    3. Your Content (and each individual component thereof) is wholly original to you (i.e. you are the original photographer/videographer), that you are its sole owner, and that you have obtained all necessary ancillary rights, permissions and licenses in and to the Content (and all individual components thereof) to agree to these Terms and Conditions;
    4. You have previously publicly published your content on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter account, or other such social media account and that your Content was not scripted, professionally produced, contracted, directed or paid for;
    5. Your Content (and each individual component thereof) does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
    6. Your Content (and each individual component thereof) does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence;
    7. Your Content (and each individual component thereof) will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party;
    8. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to additional compensation or benefit, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of your Content under these Terms and Conditions;
    9. Your Content (and each individual component thereof) is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene.
  3. Indemnity. You hereby agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless The Cincinnati Region, its advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns from and against any and all claims related, directly or indirectly, to your Content – including, without limitation, claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related or other cause of action.


You may download, use, and copy the materials found on all websites associated with The Cincinnati Region for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that all copies that you make of the material must bear any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice located on the site which pertain to the material being copied.

Except as authorized in this paragraph, you are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right in the material or the products, services, processes or technology described therein. All such rights are retained by The Cincinnati Region partners, its subsidiaries, and/or any third-party owner of such rights. You may not create framed links to any partner sites without express written permission from The Cincinnati Region partners.


Cincinnati Region names and logos and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks or service marks of Cincy Region, Cincinnati Experience, Brand Cincy or Visit Cincy, or its subsidiaries or affiliates. You are not authorized to use any Cincy Region or Visit Cincy name or mark in any advertising, publicity or in any other commercial manner without the prior written consent of The Cincinnati Region. Requests for authorization should be made to Cincinnati Experience Director of Brand Strategy.


Do not send us any confidential or proprietary information. Any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or the like which you send to us will be treated as being non-confidential and nonproprietary and you agree that any such information you choose to provide may be reproduced, used, and distributed by us for any purpose without restriction.


All product and service marks contained herein that are not The Cincinnati Region marks are the trademarks of their respective owners. References that we make to any names, marks, products or services of third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information do not necessarily constitute or imply our endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third party, information, product, or service.


Cincinnati Experience and The Cincinnati Region are not responsible and shall not be liable for the listings or advertisements contained in its website, and those listings or advertisements may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors notwithstanding our efforts to eliminate them. We do not check for licenses, with respect to licensed professions or trades, prior to publishing advertisements and we do not assume the responsibility of monitoring the use of trademarks, certifications, copyrights, or other rights of third parties. The Cincinnati Region partners may make improvements and/or changes in the products, services, and/or programs described in these materials at any time without notice. The materials on The Cincinnati Region websites are provided to you free of charge, “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL The Cincinnati Region partners BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, USE, OR DATA WHETHER BROUGHT IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH ANY WEB SITE OR THE USE, RELIANCE UPON OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY MATERIAL CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED FROM ANY Visit Cincy WEB SITE.


This is how we will handle the information we learn about you from your visit to our web site. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site. If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

You also may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message or by voluntarily disclosing that information by making an entry in our “Guestbook.” We may use personally-identifying information from you to respond to your inquiries or for other internal business purposes, but we do not sell or rent that information to third parties. You should be aware, however, that others may access such information and use it. We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

We make no representation that materials found at our sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access our sites from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with local laws. For further information on Intellectual property matters contact us.