Dr. Caicedo is a surgeon and director of the Hispanic TRansplant Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as well as an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Organ transplantation at the Feinberg School of Medicine. He developed the Hispanic Kidney and Liver Clinic at Northwestern Memorial to provide patient and professional education regarding the solid organ transplant needs of Latinos.
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THIS COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT AND WORK FOR HIRE AGREEMENT (“Agreement”), is executed and delivered as of September 19, 2023 by and between Zebra Studio, a digital solutions studio with its principal place of business at 3401 SW 160 Ave, Suite 330, Miramar, FL 33207 (“Assignor”) and Community Heroes LLC, an Illinois limited liability company having its principal place of business at 2675 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612 (the “Assignee”).
WHEREAS, Assignor wishes to transfer all of its right, title and interest, including without division all copyrights, in and to all websites (including the domain names thereto) (“Domain Names”) and other works created, whether solely or jointly, by Assignor in connection with its work and/or relationship, whether business or personal, with the Assignee or its successors and assigns (the “Works”), including but not limited to those Works set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto;
NOW THEREFORE, for good, valuable and legally sufficient consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, including without limitation the promises made in the acceptance of Zebra Quote No. 230701b (the “Quotation”), the Assignee and Assignor hereby agree as follows:
COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT AND DOMAIN NAME TRANSFER
1.1 Assignor hereby grants, transfers, conveys and assigns to the Assignee, its successors and assigns, all right, title, and interest in and to the Works, including without limitation all drafts, designs, sketches, ideas, concepts or other preparatory material, and all intellectual property rights including without division all the copyrights, trademark and all other proprietary rights in and to the Works. This exclusive conveyance shall include, but is not limited to, the rights to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, transmit, modify, alter, adapt, prepare derivative works, sell, make, have made or otherwise make use of the Works (including all subsequent additions, revisions, supplements to, and versions of the Works and derivatives, regardless of nature) throughout the world, in any form or medium and in any language, whether now known or hereafter developed, and to license, sublicense or otherwise transfer to others the rights commensurate with those now assigned in connection with the Works.
1.2 Without limiting the foregoing, Assignor hereby waives any and all claims that Assignor may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction to so-called “moral rights” or rights of “droit moral” with respect to the Works, including without limitation any and all rights of identification of authorship and any and all rights or approval, restriction or limitation on use or subsequent modifications.
1.3 Assignor will assist the Assignee with filing any copyright registration in the United States and throughout the world for the Works in the name of the Assignee, its successors and assigns, including executing and delivering to the Assignee any and all copyright assignments, certificates, applications or documents requested the Assignee.
1.4 Assignor shall take commercially reasonable steps to transfer the Domain Name to Assignee. Within seven (7) days of the execution of this Agreement, Assignor shall provide Assignee with all necessary documentation, including passwords, to move the Domain Name to Assignee’s account with the then-current registrar.
1.5 The Assignor hereby claims and warranties to hold the interest in the Domain Name and that the Assignor is transferring interest in the Domain Name and warranties it to be free of liens, claims or encumbrances of any kind.
WORK FOR HIRE
2.1 Assignee hereby engages Assignor and Assignor hereby agrees to be engaged subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement to produce and prepare a website and other works as set forth in the Quotation and as Assignor and Assignee shall from time to time mutually agree upon (the “Future Works”), and further agrees that the Future Works shall constitute Works for all purposes under this Agreement.
2.2 Assignor shall deliver to the Assignee complete and final versions of all Future Works in content and form satisfactory to the Assignee. Assignor shall make any additions to, deletions from, alterations of or revisions to the Future Works which the Assignee, in its sole judgment, determines are necessary to render them satisfactory.
2.3 In full consideration of all services rendered with respect to the Future Works and for all rights granted or relinquished by Assignor in the Works under this Agreement, the Assignee and Assignor agree that Assignor will receive consideration as mutually-agreed by the parties via Assignee’s acceptance of the Quotation.
2.4 The Assignee shall own all right, title and interest in and to the Future Works; all additions to, deletions from, alterations of or revisions in the Future Works; and all drafts, notes, concepts, ideas, suggestions and/or approaches related to the Future Works or contained therein.
2.5 Without limiting the foregoing Paragraph 2.4, Assignor hereby acknowledges that Assignor’s work and services prepared pursuant to this Agreement and Quotation, including without limitation the Works, are works done under the Assignee’s direction and control which have been specially commissioned by the Assignee for publication. All such Works, services, results and proceeds shall be considered works made for hire and the Assignee shall own all right, title and interest therein. The Assignee shall be considered the author of the Works for purposes of copyright and shall own all the rights in and to the copyright of the Works and only the Assignee shall have the right to register the copyright which the Assignee may do in its name or in the name of its nominee(s).
2.6 Assignor shall execute such further instruments that the Assignee may request to evidence, establish, maintain or protect its rights in and to the ownership of the Works or as the Assignee may deem necessary or appropriate to affect this Assignment.
2.9 Assignor is an independent contractor and shall be solely responsible for any unemployment, medical or disability insurance payments, or any social security, income tax or other withholdings, deductions or payments which may be required by federal, state or local law with respect to any sums paid to Assignor by the Assignee. Neither Assignor nor its personnel shall be entitled to any Assignee employee benefits of whatsoever nature.
2.10 The Assignee may terminate the agreement contained in Article II of this document if Assignor fails to deliver any Future Work or if the Assignee determines, in its sole judgment, that any Future Work are not satisfactory. Notwithstanding termination of this Article II, the Assignee shall have the right, without further obligation to Assignor, to use the Properties in any manner it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, editing, altering and revising the Properties.
3.1 The Quotation is hereby incorporated into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein. This Agreement, including the Quotation, sets forth the entire agreement between the Assignee and Assignor and supersedes all prior agreements or understandings, whether oral or written. The parties explicitly acknowledge that neither has relied on any representation, warranty or promise of the other or of any third party in making this Agreement, other than those representations, warranties or promises contained in this Agreement.
3.2 Assignor represents and warrants the Assignee:
(a) Assignor has full power and authority to make this Agreement;
(b) Assignor is the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Works without the payment of any royalties or other fees to any other party.
(c) Assignor has no knowledge of any alleged infringement, unlawful or improper use of the Works.
(d) There are not and shall not be any licenses, agreements, commitments, contracts or understandings, oral or written, with respect to the Works that affect Assignor’s rights to the Properties other than as set forth in this Agreement.
These warranties and representations shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
3.3 Assignor agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Assignee harmless from and against any and all demands, claims, complaints or causes of action, including reasonable attorney’s fees, asserted against or imposed upon Assignee, directly or indirectly, by reason of or resulting from any liability, obligation or claim arising out of any claim that the Works infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party.
3.4 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to the conflicts of laws principles. The Parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts sitting in the County of Cook, State of Illinois, and each hereby waives any objection to said jurisdiction and agrees that venue is appropriate in such courts.
3.5 All of the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the successors and assigns of the Assignee.
3.6 This Agreement shall not be amended, altered or modified except by an instrument in writing, signed by both parties.
3.7 In the event that any provision(s) of this Agreement shall be void or unenforceable, it is agreed that such provisions may be deemed omitted from this Agreement and that the remainder thereof shall be enforceable as if such provision had not been included herein.
3.8 Assignor acknowledges and agrees that any violation of this Assignment by Assignor would cause irreparable harm to the Assignee that would not be adequately compensable by money damages alone, and Assignor therefore agrees that, in addition to all other remedies available to the Assignee at law, in equity or otherwise, the Assignee will be entitled to injunctive relief to prevent any actual or threatened violation of this Assignment and to enforce the provisions hereof, without showing or proving any actual damage to the Assignee or posting bond or other security in connection therewith.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed as of the date first above written.
COMMUNITY HEROES, LLC.:
Dated: ________ ___________________
Please read these Terms of Service and Official Rules (“Terms of Service”) of the 2023 COMMUNITY HEROES CONTEST (the “Contest”). You (a “Participant”) must agree to accept and comply with the Terms of Service to participate in the Contest. Participating by placing a vote means you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, do not participate in the Contest or cast a vote.
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BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU MUST AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CREATE A CONTRACT SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES GRANTS OF RIGHTS AND INDEMNITIES TO SPONSOR FROM YOU, MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES, AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
The Contest sponsor is Community Heroes, LLC 2675 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612 (the “Sponsor”).
The Contest is not sponsored or administered by any of the businesses or organizations whose names, logos, or other trademarks appear the Community Heroes website, https://community-hero.com/ (the “Site”). Those businesses and organizations advertise and promote the Community Heroes Contest at their own expense, but do not fund Sponsor and are not responsible for the Contest in any way. By entering the Contest, you acknowledge that none of these businesses or organizations bear any responsibility for the Contest, and you release them from any liability whatsoever in connection with the Contest.
You understand that you are providing information to the Sponsor. If you have any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Contest, you must direct them to the Sponsor.
Dates: This Contest is valid from 10/6/2023, 12:00 AM CT, through 12/20/2023, 11:59 AM CT (“Contest Period”).
How To Place your Vote
You can vote for your favorite Community Hero nominee (a “Nominee”) once per day during the Contest Period by doing the following (each one an “Entry” or Entries”): clicking the VOTE button under your favorite Nominee’s picture. You may return to the website every day to submit one vote. Multiple Entries submitted within the same day or Entries completed by a Nominee are void. If you are found to have submitted any Entry in violation of these Terms of Service, all your Entries, including Entries that would have otherwise been valid, will be disqualified, and you will be barred from submitting any more Entries during the Contest.
To vote, you must be a legal resident of Illinois who is 18 years of age or older at the time of Entry.
The first-place winner will be the Nominee with the largest number of votes received by the end of the Contest Period, the second-place winner will be the Nominee with the second largest number of votes received by the end of the Contest Period, and so on. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will choose a Winner at its sole discretion. Decisions of the Sponsor are final. The Sponsor reserves the right to reject Entries or terminate the Contest and select no winners if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Participants do not follow Contest rules. Sponsor will post the names of the Winners on or about February 2024, at https://community-hero.com/.
First Place: Five thousand dollars ($5000) donated to the Winner’s charity of their choice.
Second Place: Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2500) donated to the Winner’s charity of their choice.
Third Place: One thousand dollars ($1000) donated to the Winner’s charity of their choice.
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