Submission Agreement


This Site is operated by Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“COP”), in cooperation with Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“CPB”) which is the publisher of the Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and Friend print magazines. COP and CBP are collectively “We” or “Us.”

1. License; Copyright Information

When submitting material via this Site, you agree that the personal information that you provide will be accurate, current and complete.

When you submit story ideas, articles, poems, photographs, music, or other materials (your “Submission”) to this Site, you are granting COP and CPB a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display (in whole or part), and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed; and to distribute in connection with the Submission your name and other personal information that you provide.

You acknowledge that neither COP nor CPB is obligated to use your Submission in any online or print publication. You agree to submit to COP or to CPB any information you learn of suggesting that your Submission infringes the copyright of any other person or legal entity.

We acknowledge that you continue to own all copyright to your Submission, subject to the unrestricted license granted above. You agree that you have not and will not sell or license any part of your Submission in a way that would impair or restrict COP or CPB from fully using the license you have granted above.

We may, but are not obligated to, provide payment to you for your Submission. If you indicated that you would like to be considered for payment, We will approach you to discuss such payment prior to initial publication of the Submission and if the parties are not able to agree on whether payment will be made and in what amounts, We will not use or retain the Submission. If payment is provided, you agree that such amount will be full and complete consideration for the rights granted by this Agreement. If you do not indicate that you would like to be considered for payment, or agree that no payment is required, you agree that Our consideration of your Submission for publication is adequate consideration for the rights granted in this Agreement.

2. Warranties

You may not, and warrant that you have not, submitted to COP as part of any Submission any material that is prohibited by law in any applicable jurisdiction or to which you do not have the right to grant us the license above. As examples, you warrant that the Submission (a) was created by you or by your minor child on whose behalf you have submitted the Submission and that it is not owned, in whole or in part, by any other person or legal entity; (b) does not defame or violate the rights of any person, including rights of publicity, personality, privacy, or otherwise; (c) does not include material that is obscene, offensive, or objectionable; and (d) does not include material that is contrary to the standards of behavior taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You also warrant that you have the right to grant to COP the rights granted above, and that such rights do not conflict with the rights of any other person or legal entity or your obligations thereto.

You warrant that you are either: (i) 18 years of age or older and the author of the Submission; or (ii) that you are the parent or legal guardian of the author of the Submission (who is under 18 years of age), and you certify that: (a) you consent to our collection and use of the Submission and personal information of the author as the author's legal guardian; (b) you agree to indemnify COP and CPB and Our affiliates for any liabilities associated with later acts by the author in connection with the Submission, including, but not limited to, any attempt to disaffirm this Agreement at any point in the future; and (c) you acknowledge and agree to that you and all other legal guardians of the author will be bound by all provisions contained in this Agreement.

3. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless COP and CPB from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, and liabilities including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your acts or omissions, including claims arising out of your breach of a warranty that you make in this Agreement.

4. General Information

This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and COP and CPB related to your licensing the Submission to us. The terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Utah without regard to its conflict of law provisions and you agree that any disagreement about the Submission that we cannot resolve through discussions shall be settled exclusively in the courts located within the county of Salt Lake, Utah. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect. You agree that in the event of any dispute regarding the Submission, you will be limited to your remedies at law for damages and will not be entitled to terminate or rescind this Agreement, or to seek equitable or injunctive relief, or to enjoin, restrain or otherwise interfere with the exercise of the licenses granted herein.