The Dread Machine is pleased to consider for online publication your contribution on our website, thedreadmachine.com.
In consideration of the publication of your Contribution, we ask you to grant us a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to publish your Contribution on the website in the English language and host it in our archives perpetually.
If you have indicated that you would like to have your story narrated on The Dread Machine Podcast, you grant us a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to narrate your Contribution on The Dread Machine Podcast in the English language and host the episode in our archives perpetually.
This agreement is not a transfer of copyright. All rights not expressly granted by you in this agreement reside with you. For the avoidance of doubt, the rights granted to The Dread Machine are rights only to the publication of an electronic replica of the Contribution as it is incorporated in the website/podcast, and not any other publication, dissemination, or use of the Contribution. We will not assign or in any way transfer this contract or the rights granted by it to another person or entity.
In exchange, you will receive monetary compensation from The Dread Machine in the form of a one-time payment, made by electronic transfer, the amount of which will be specified in your acceptance email.
You and The Dread Machine agree as follows:
Author Photo & Biography
You grant The Dread Machine the right to use your name, image, likeness, and biographical material for all advertising, promotion and other use of the Contribution. We will use only the name, image, likeness and biographical material provided and approved by you.
We use American English and follow the guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style. The Dread Machine is authorized to edit the Contribution for style, usage, and felicity. Substantive developmental changes will require your collaboration and approval.
Warranties and Indemnifications
You warrant to The Dread Machine as follows:
i.) You are the sole author of the Contribution;
ii.) you are the owner of all the rights granted to the The Dread Machine hereunder and have full power to enter into this agreement and to make the grants herein contained;
iii.) that the Contribution is original and any prior publication of the Contribution in whole or in part has been fully disclosed to The Dread Machine;
iv.) to the best of your knowledge the Contribution does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other proprietary or personal right of any person, firm or corporation.
You will indemnify The Dread Machine against any loss, injury, or damage finally sustained in a court of law in connection with or in consequence of an intentional breach of one or more the foregoing warranties.
Regardless of its place of execution, this agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Florida.