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Image Release Authorization

Genomics Education Partnership (in Association with The University of Alabama)
Appearance Release and Authorization Form Agreement (capitalized terms defined below):

The Genomics Education Partnership (hereinafter “GEP”) is a nationwide community of practice that enables faculty to engage students in Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences in bioinformatics and genomics. The GEP provides multiple media platforms (e.g., GEP website, Twitter, YouTube Channel) for faculty and students to share their GEP experiences with each other. The Broadcast and the use of Images of GEP faculty and students in educational and promotional materials help build the GEP community and to recruit new members.

Photographic, audio, or video recordings may be used for the following purposes:
  • Conference presentations
  • Educational presentations and/or videos
  • Informational presentations and/or videos
  • Promotional materials including physical and digital (e.g., recruitment flyer and/or video, social media)
  • Publications


For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I agree as follows:

1. I irrevocably and perpetually authorize the University Parties to Broadcast my Image.
2. I release and discharge the University Parties from any Potential Claims related to the Broadcast or use of my Image, and any Potential Claims related to the Work.
3. I waive any right to inspect or approve the Work or the Broadcast of my Image.
4. This Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with Applicable Law.
5. I am over the age of 19, had the opportunity to review this Agreement, and understand it. This is the entire agreement of the parties; any changes must be in writing.


  • “Applicable Law” means the laws of the State of Alabama, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. The “University Parties” do not waive, but reserve, all immunities, including Article I, section 14, of the Alabama Constitution. Claims against the University must be made to the State Board of Adjustment. To the extent not barred by immunity, nor required to be filed before the board of adjustment, exclusive venue and jurisdiction of all disputes shall lie in the state courts of Tuscaloosa County.
  • “Broadcast” means to use, reuse, broadcast, publish and/or copyright, in whole or in part, for advertising, promotion, publicity, trade, educational, commercial, merchandising, packaging, public relations and media purposes, in all media, worldwide without limitation, in perpetuity.
  • “Image” means image, picture, name, biographical information, voice, statements, recordings or interviews made by or attributable to the person who is appearing in the work, verbatim or otherwise, photographic portraits, drawings, visual representations, video tapes, motions pictures, or other use of likeness in whole or in part, and any reproductions thereof.
  • “Potential Claims” mean any liability, damages (compensatory or punitive), claims, or causes of action whatsoever including without limitation claims for invasion of privacy, defamation of character or any alteration, distortion or illusionary effect, whether intentional or otherwise.
  • “University Parties” means The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, and includes the trustees, officers, agents, employees, and representatives thereof, their heirs, successors, assigns, and licensees.
  • “Work” means the finished product and any material used in connection therewith.
(Minors: If under 19, the following must be signed by a parent or guardian. I am the parent/guardian of the above minor and am fully authorized to enter into this Agreement on the minor’s behalf. I release and indemnify the “University Parties” from and against all “Potential Claims” arising out of this Agreement)