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USO Notice of Filming, Photography, and Recording and Standards of Conduct for USO Entertainment Events
USO Notice of Filming, Photography, and Recording
When participating in this United Service Organizations, Incorporated (“USO”) Military Virtual programming event (the “Event”), please be aware that you may be filmed, videotaped, photographed, and/or recorded. By participating in the Event, you consent to your voice, image, likeness, and/or quotations (and those of any participating minor of whom you are the parent or legal guardian) being used by USO, without prior inspection or approval, for archival, promotional, marketing, fundraising and public awareness purposes (collectively, the “Authorized Uses”), in any and all media (including, without limitation, news, press releases, web/telecasts, advertisements, solicitations, websites, digital and social media platforms, and marketing materials), in perpetuity. On behalf of yourself (and any aforementioned minor), you release USO, its affiliates, licensees, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns from any liability including, but not limited to, misappropriation, right of publicity, and invasion of privacy, arising out of or resulting from the Authorized Uses. You waive any right to payment or compensation in connection with the Authorized Uses. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the Event. If you do not want to be subject to the foregoing, please do not participate in the Event.
Standards of Conduct for USO Entertainment Events
Thank you for supporting America’s military service members and their families by participating in a United Service Organizations, Incorporated (“USO”) entertainment event. When you participate in a USO entertainment event, such as a live, recorded, virtual and/or digital performance, presentation, tour, concert, unit visit, and/or meet and greet, you are serving as an ambassador of the USO organization, a nonprofit charity, chartered by the United States Congress, which has provided programs, services, and entertainment to America’s Armed Forces for over 80 years. Accordingly, it is imperative that all USO entertainment event participants (“Participants”) treat one another, their hosts, and audiences with courtesy and respect, and that they conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Standards of Conduct set forth below. Failure to do so may result in a Participant’s immediate preclusion or future preclusion from USO entertainment events, and reporting of incidents to government and law enforcement authorities.
- While participating in a USO entertainment event, Participants, including guests of Participants, are required to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and to observe: these Standards of Conduct; all policies, procedures, and instructions provided by USO’s staff; and all applicable United States Department of Defense (“DoD”) rules, regulations, standards of conduct, and instructions.
USO is committed to providing an entertainment environment based on equal treatment and respect. Accordingly, entertainment must adhere to standards of good taste, which preclude the following:
-Offensive, discriminatory, harassing, and abusive statements and conduct based on religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, disability, age, military status, and genetic information.
-Profanity, vulgarity, and connotations of sexual depravity and perversion.
Discrimination against or by Participants, and harassment of or by Participants, will not be tolerated. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome verbal, physical, or visual conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile, or threatening environment. Harassment includes unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, military status, or genetic information, such as epithets and slurs. Harassment also includes “sexual harassment,” such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Participants may be exposed to unique, valuable, proprietary, protected, privileged and/or confidential information. You agree to safeguard and hold this information, and not to reveal, divulge, or make known this information to any other person without the express written consent of the USO. Any photography and/or video/audio recordings of military installations may be regulated, and prior consultation with installation Public Affairs Officers may be required.
The USO is committed to providing entertainment events in a safe, ethical manner, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. If, at any time, you believe that you have been a victim of or a witness to improper conduct, then you may report such matters to your USO point of contact on the scene. You may also report improper conduct to USO through EthicsPoint, an independent, third-party provider’s incident management software, which allows you to report concerns on a confidential and anonymous basis:
USO has a strict non-retaliation policy with respect to individuals who report concerns about misconduct in good faith.