User Generated Permission to Use in Advertising | HobartWelders

User-Generated Content License

We at Hobart Welding Products, an Illinois Tool Works Inc.  ("Hobart") love your User Content and believe others would benefit from it, too.  We sometimes reach out to social media users to seek permission to feature our favorite content on our websites, social media channels, retailers’ websites, and in other media.  You are reading this because Hobart is requesting your permission to use your User Content in this way.  “User Content” refers to your comments, tweets, posts, photos, pictures, images, videos, materials or other user-generated content or information that you posted, created, and/or uploaded to one of Hobart's websites or social media sites.

As you consider allowing Hobart to use your User Content, we want to make sure you know exactly how we intend to use it.

By responding to our request for permission in any affirmative manner, including replying with the campaign or specific hashtag noted in the post, you are affirming that you are at least 18 years old and that you alone created or own the User Content and no one else has any rights to it or could claim they own it or that it infringes on rights of others.  Also, if there are people in the User Content other than yourself, you are affirming they are over 18 and they know you are giving us permission to use the User Content and have consented to Hobart's using it pursuant to this license.

You will continue to own the User Content. You are giving Hobart and its affiliates a non-exclusive license to use the User Content which can’t be revoked by you except where permitted by law. Hobart and its affiliates will have the right to reproduce the User Content in any form (including, but not limited to, video, internet posting, reproduction, display, email, publication, and distribution, in whole or in part, or in modified form), either through our own services or services provided by third parties, throughout the world in perpetuity in any medium now known or later developed and without restriction or limitation. Also, if you posted your User Content with your username, real name, image, likeness, voice, descriptions of you, location, or other identifying information, you agree we can use that information with your User Content. The User Content and other information may be used for advertising and promotional purposes and Hobart may use the User Content either alone or in conjunction with sketches, cartoons, captions, films, artwork, textural matter, materials written by us or others, or other materials. You understand that you won’t have the right to approve how we use your User Content. While Hobart will make commercially reasonable efforts to give you credit for your User Content if Hobart uses it, you agree that such credit is not mandatory and your permission for us to use your User Content is not contingent upon such credit being given or any fees being paid to you.

You also understand that by granting us permission to use your User Content, you release Hobart and its affiliates, employees, and officers, and any third party services that use your User Content, from any and all claims, actions or proceedings of any kind, and from any and all damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses, relating to or arising out of the use of your User Content as contemplated by this license.

If you don’t agree to these terms, we completely understand and no further action is required. We are thrilled to see Hobart as a part of your online experience and look forward to seeing any new content you post.

Thanks again and please contact us at digitalmarketing@itwwelds.com if you have any questions.

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