Murdoch’s Customer Showcase
Program and Policy
What’s so special to showcase?
You and your photos! At Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, we’re always happy to see that our customers are so excited about our stores, products, and services that they want to tell others about us on social media. If you post a photo and include a Murdoch’s hashtag (see below), we might just think it should be showcased on our own website and in our emails and social media, etc. (see below)
How does the showcase work?
You post one of your amazing photos related to Murdoch’s with any hashtag that uses our name (“Murdoch’s Tag”). If one of our social media folks just loves it, we’ll message you from our official Murdoch’s account and ask if we can showcase your pics. If you agree (see below) by replying with #sharemymurdochs, which gives us “Permission,” we might repost or otherwise use your pics on our social channels, website, signage, email, and any of the other ways we reach our customers and fans. A showcase puts your creativity on display to honor your commitment to the Murdochian way of working hard and looking good!
What do I agree to in a showcase?
Now, this is important, so slow down here. Giving us your Permission (see above) to use your photos creates a legally binding license agreement. Specifically, replying to our message with #sharemymurdochs grants Murdoch’s unlimited, non-exclusive, assignable, sublicensable, perpetual, worldwide, and royalty-free rights to publish, distribute, and otherwise use all of your photos posted with that hashtag. Let’s call it an “Unlimited Free License.” In short, your Permission allows us to use your photos with a Murdoch’s Tag in our own content without limitation or compensation.
By responding to our message with #sharemymurdochs, you also warrant that:
You are at least 18 years of age
You own all rights in and to your photos with a Murdoch’s Tag;
You have permission from all persons in those photos to grant us an Unlimited Free License; and
Any and all use of those photos by Murdoch’s does not infringe any third party’s rights or violate any law.
Finally, by responding to our message with #sharemymurdochs, you agree that we can publish your social media username(s) and the caption(s) for your photos whenever and wherever we use your photos.
What if I change my mind at some point?
No worries. You can revoke any future use under the Unlimited Free License by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us to stop using your photos. If you do that, we will not use your photos in our content created after your notice. It’s that simple.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We need to make sure our good faith efforts to showcase your great pics are not the basis for legal trouble. That includes both Murdoch’s and our owners, officers, managers, employees, and agents (“Murdochians”). TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BY GIVING US YOUR “PERMISSION” (DEFINED ABOVE) TO USE YOUR PHOTOS, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY IN THOSE PHOTOS, AND YOU AGREE THAT MURDOCHIANS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR USING YOUR PHOTOS UNDER THE “UNLIMITED FREE LICENSE” (DEFINED ABOVE). YOU ALSO AGREE THAT MURDOCHIANS WILL NEVER BE LIABLE (REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY) FOR ANY INJURY, HARM, DAMAGE, EXPENSE, OR OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF OUR USE OF YOUR PHOTOS. THAT INCLUDES YOUR AGREEMENT THAT MURDOCHIANS WILL NEVER BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY TO WHETHER OR NOT WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF INJURY, HARM, DAMAGE, EXPENSE, OR OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF OUR USE OF YOUR PHOTOS.