Each holder (“Holder”) of a media access credential (“Credential”) issued by Teton Ridge, LLC (“Company”) for The American Western Weekend at Globe Life Field and/or The American Contender Tournament Region Finals held in Tulsa at the Oklahoma Fairgrounds, Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Heber City at the Wasatch Events Center (the “Event”) agrees to the following terms and conditions:
Access. Holder represents that he or she is acting on specific assignment for an accredited media service (e.g., newspaper, magazine, television, new media, photographic service), as more specifically set forth below, and has a legitimate work function in conjunction with attending the Event. Holder is authorized to bind himself or herself and any entity or entities with which he or she is affiliated (as set forth specifically below) to the terms of this document. The Credential must be worn and displayed in a visible location at all times while Holder is covering the Event and allows Holder access only to those areas at the Event and/or at any official Event-related activities (e.g., press conferences) that are designated by Company as being open to members of the media (“Other Activities”). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Credential does not provide or allow access to Event contestant locker rooms, areas behind the bucking chutes, sponsor hospitality rooms, or hospitality events for sponsors, contestants and other guests. The Credential is the exclusive property of Company, and Holder will be charged a fee, to be determined by Company in its sole discretion, for issuance of a replacement for a lost Credential. Failure to timely report a lost or stolen credential may result in suspension or revocation of credential rights.
Exclusive Media Rights. Company exclusively owns and retains all right, title and interest in and to the Event including, without limitation, the right to exploit the Event in any and all manner and media, whether now know or hereinafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity. The Credential confers on Holder a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to lawfully acquire certain accounts, descriptions, pictures, photographs, audio, video or other recordings or tangible expressions of the Event and the Other Activities so long as they are only used for news and editorial coverage about the Event (“News Coverage”). Holder hereby expressly acknowledges and agrees that all rights granted herein shall be applicable to Holder’s media affiliate(s), as detailed in this document, and Holder shall be strictly prohibited from providing any content taken or captured by or for Holder to any other media affiliate, entity, organization and/or person, or for any other commercial purpose. The use of any accounts, descriptions, pictures, photographs, audio, video or other recordings or tangible expressions of the Event is strictly prohibited, except as expressly provided for in this document.
Performance Standards. At all times Holder is present at the Event or any of the Other Activities, Holder shall honor and unconditionally comply with any policies in place for the Event and such Other Activities, as well as access limitations, directions, instructions and requests made by Company and its designated agents and employees. Holder may not seek to obtain autographs and must wear appropriate professional attire, in the sole discretion of Company, at all times while covering the Event and Other Activities. The unauthorized use of this Credential subjects Holder to immediate ejection from the Event and/or Other Activities and possible prosecution for criminal trespass, without limiting any of Company’s other rights and remedies at law or in equity.
No Broadcasting/Live Streaming. Any live or real-time coverage including, without limitation, streaming or broadcasting video, digital images, real-time audio, or other recording or description of the Event, in any and all manner and media, whether now existing or hereinafter devised, is strictly prohibited. This limitation shall not apply to internal, non-public transmissions between Holder and his/her respective principals, agents, or employees.
Right to Purchase. In exchange for the access granted by the Credential, Company shall have the right to purchase from Holder a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, license to use or reproduce, any content, in any medium including, without limitation, pictures, photographs, video or audio taken by Holder at or in connection with the Event or the Other Activities. Company will have the right to purchase any of such content at the best financial terms offered to third parties.
Ownership. Company is the exclusive owner of any and all of its intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, its trademarks, copyrights, and other proprietary rights. The Credential authorizes Holder to use Event-related trademarks in its News Coverage of the Event and Company; provided, however, that Holder is not authorized to use any Event-related trademarks in non-News Coverage or for any other commercial purposes, unless a separate written license is obtained from and signed by an authorized representative of Company. Moreover, the Credential does not grant Holder any rights to use any third-party trademarks or other intellectual property. Holder is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses, consents, and releases permitting the use of any third party's proprietary material including, without limitation, any third party's copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy or other proprietary or personal rights, included in any content obtained in connection with the Credential, the Event or any Other Activities.
Indemnification. Holder shall indemnify, defend, and hold the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) against third party claims arising out of or in connection with (a) Holder’s breach of this document; (b) Holder’s use of any information taken or obtained at or in connection with the Event including, without limitation, any claim that use of such information infringes any third party's copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, or other proprietary rights; and (c) Holder's acts or omissions, Holder’s equipment or other property or otherwise from Holder’s attendance at the Event or any Other Activities. With respect to any claim that might give rise to liability of Holder as an indemnitor hereunder, Company shall have the right to fully participate in the litigation of such claim with counsel approved by Company, at Holder’s sole expense; and shall not be obligated to participate in any settlement of such claim.
Rights of Publicity. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Holder hereby grants to Company, its parent, subsidiary and other affiliated entities, and the successors, licensees and assigns of each, the right, for no additional compensation and royalty-free, to use and reproduce, and to authorize others to use and reproduce, Holder’s name, voice, image, likeness and biography, and the name and trademarks of any entity or entities with which he or she is affiliated, in any and all manner and media and by all technologies and processes now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe and in perpetuity in connection with the Event and the marketing, advertising and promotion of the Event.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK. HOLDER IS AWARE THAT DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE EVENT AND THE OTHER ACTIVITIES, HOLDER MAY BECOME INVOLVED IN OR OTHERWISE EXPOSED TO CERTAIN ACTIVITIES AND/OR SITUATIONS (E.G., CONTACT WITH OR EXPOSURE TO LARGE AND VERY DANGEROUS ANIMALS, RISK OF CONTACTING CORONAVIRUS, ETC…) WHICH MAY BE HAZARDOUS AND INCLUDE CERTAIN RISKS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. HOLDER FURTHER ACKNOWELDGES THAT EQUIPMENT-RELATED ISSUES AND HUMAN ERROR CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OR CAUSE SUCH PERSONAL INJURY, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. KNOWING ALL OF THESE RISKS, HOLDER HEREBY VOLUNTARILY, UNCONDITIONALLY AND EXPRESSLY ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL RISKS, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, OF DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO HOLDER’S ATTENDANCE AT OR PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, HOLDER, PERSONALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HIS OR HER EMPLOYER(S) OR AFFILIATED ENTITY(-IES), HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, SPOUSE, GUARDIANS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, HEREBY RELEASES, HOLDS HARMLESS AND FOREVER DISCHARGE COMPANY, ANY STATION OR NETWORK THAT EXHIBITS THE EVENT, AND ANY SPONSOR OF THE EVENT OR ANY OF THE OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT, SUBSIDIARY AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, EXPENSES, INJURIES OR CAUSES OF ACTION WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS) THAT IN ANY WAY ARE CAUSED BY, ARISE OUT OF OR RESULT FROM HOLDER’S ATTENDANCE AT OR PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES, ON ANY LEGAL THEORY WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS).
HOLDER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT SUBSEQUENT TO THE EXECUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT, HE/SHE WILL DISCOVER FACTS OR INCUR OR SUFFER CLAIMS WHICH WERE UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED AT THE TIME THIS DOCUMENT WAS EXECUTED, AND WHICH IF KNOWN BY HOLDER AT THAT TIME MAY HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HOLDER’S DECISION TO EXECUTE THIS DOCUMENT. HOLDER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT BY REASON OF THIS DOCUMENT, AND THE RELEASES CONTAINED HEREIN, HOLDER IS ASSUMING ANY RISK OF SUCH UNKNOWN FACTS AND SUCH UNKNOWN AND UNSUSPECTED CLAIMS. HOLDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE EXISTENCE OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE, WHICH PROVIDES:
A GENERAL AGREEMENT DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE AGREEMENT, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
NOTWITHSTANDING SUCH PROVISIONS, THIS DOCUMENT SHALL CONSTITUTE A FULL RELEASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS TERMS. HOLDER KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVES THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1542, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER STATUTE, LAW, OR RULE OF SIMILAR EFFECT, AND ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THIS WAIVER IS AN ESSENTIAL AND MATERIAL TERM OF THIS DOCUMENT, AND WITHOUT SUCH WAIVER HOLDER WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN GRANTED A CREDENTIAL AND PROVIDED ACCESS TO THE EVENT.
Waiver. No failure on the part of Company to exercise any right or remedy hereunder, and no delay on the part of Company in exercising any such right or remedy, shall be deemed to be a waiver thereof.
Injunctive Relief. Holder hereby acknowledges and agrees that in the event of a breach or threatened breach of this document by Holder, Company shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief against Holder and any entity or entities with which he or she is affiliated (as set forth herein), without the need to post bond, in Company’s discretion, to end or prevent such breach and to secure enforcement of the terms of this document.
Remedies Cumulative. Company’s various rights and remedies hereunder shall be cumulative and the exercise or enforcement of any one or more of them shall not preclude Company from exercising or enforcing any of the others or any right or remedy allowed by law.
Severability. If one or more of the provisions contained in this document shall for any reason be held by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision or provisions shall be construed by the appropriate judicial body by limiting and reducing it or them, so as to be enforceable to the extent compatible with the applicable law or, if incapable of such construction, shall be stricken entirely and shall in no way impair the enforceability of any of the other clauses herein.
Relationship. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as to create an employment, contractor, agency, partnership, joint venture or other such relationship between Company and Holder.
Dispute Resolution. Holder acknowledges and agrees that this document shall be construed and enforced in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof. Any claim or controversy arising out of or related to this document shall be resolved solely and completely by mandatory, final, binding, and non-appealable arbitration, conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), pursuant to the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (“AAA Rules”). All arbitration shall take place before a single arbitrator selected pursuant to the AAA Rules, at the AAA office located in Los Angeles, California. The costs of the arbitration including, among other things, any administration fee, the arbitrator’s fee, and costs for the use of facilities during the hearings, shall be borne equally by the parties to the arbitration. The arbitrator shall not have any power to alter, amend, modify or change any of the terms of this document nor to grant any remedy which is either prohibited by the terms of this document, or not available in a court of law. A judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereover. The Parties further agree that venue and jurisdiction over any litigation, motion to compel arbitration or to confirm an arbitration award shall lie exclusively with the courts (state or federal) located in and having jurisdiction over Los Angeles, California, and hereby submit to the jurisdiction thereof.
Entire Understanding. This document represents the sole and entire understanding between Holder and Company, and supersedes all prior representations, negotiations, promises, understandings or agreements, whether oral or written, between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
NON-TRANSFERABLE. THE CREDENTIAL IS PERSONAL TO HOLDER, NOT TRANSFERABLE BY HOLDER AND IMMEDIATELY REVOCABLE BY COMPANY AT ANY TIME WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE. HOLDER SHALL NOT SELL, ASSIGN, LEND, TRANSFER OR GIVE IT TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, AND ANY ATTEMPT TO SELL, ASSIGN, TRANSFER, LEND, OR PERMIT ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY TO USE IT SHALL BE NULL AND VOID. MOREOVER, HOLDER SHALL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS COMPANY FROM AND AGAINST ANY DAMAGES OR INJURIES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH UNAUTHORIZED SALE, ASSIGNMENT, TRANSFER, LENDING OR USE.
HOLDER UNDERSTANDS THAT HE OR SHE IS GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS DOCUMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HOLDER’S RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS DOCUMENT.
Holder hereby acknowledges that he or she will be agreeing to the terms of this document through a click to sign/acknowledge procedure and that such computerized or other electronic form of signature/acknowledgement shall constitute and be valid as an original signature.