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If you submit information to us or post information or materials to the website, excluding financial information, but including any comments, remarks, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, graphics, video or other media materials, concepts or other information (collectively, the “Submitted Information”), you are giving the Submitted Information to So Southern free of charge, and the Submitted Information will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be used by So Southern for any purpose, without your consent or any compensation to you or anyone else. This is true whether you submit such information to us by email, through a form on the website, on a public forum, or in any other manner. Submitted Information may be readily viewed by So Southern and the general public.

You grant So Southern a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use such Submitted Information throughout the world in any media for any purpose. You further grant So Southern and our sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit with the Submitted Information. You waive any rights you may have in modifications or alterations to your Submitted Information. In addition, you hereby waive all moral rights you may have in the Submitted Information.

If you believe that any Submitted Information has been used on the website in a manner that violates an intellectual property right or other proprietary right, please contact us at info@so-southern.com. You will not submit or transmit any material that is unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or might in any other way violate any law or seek to exploit or harm children. You are solely responsible for any material you submit to us. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise have rights to use the Submitted Information; that the same is accurate; and that use of the Submitted Information will not cause injury to any person or entity. You will not submit any material which contains a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tampers with, impairs or damages the So Southern website or any connected network, or otherwise interferes with any person’s or entity’s use or enjoyment of the So Southern website. You further agree to defend and indemnify So Southern for any breach of this agreement.

So Southern does not endorse opinions submitted to our public forums. In addition, the public forums are for noncommercial use. You agree not to use any public forum for commercial solicitations or advertising or to promote websites or entities that are competitive with So Southern. While we may not review, monitor, filter or edit every message posted by our visitors, we reserve the right to edit or delete messages in our sole discretion.

We may from time to time expressly request submissions of concepts, stories, or other content from you for various website features including contests and promotions. You understand and agree that you will read any specific rules or other terms and conditions which relate to such features and which govern those submissions. Such rules and/or other terms and conditions shall be incorporated into these Terms of Use.

Through your usage of the website, you may submit and/or So Southern may gather and track your page views, how you came to visit the site, and length of time viewing pages. So Southern is free to use such information for internal studies and analysis.

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