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Please read these terms below before submitting your details to register as a member. By registering, you agree to the terms set out below. They have the same effect as an agreement in writing. If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not continue with the registration.

The Design Academy through The Power of Collective Thought provides you as a member with a large, diverse audience for you to share your views and express your unique opinions and ideas. 

By submitting content for publication, you become a contributing member to the Design Academy and its website. As a contributing member you are not an employee of The Design Academy. You agree that you are not entitled to, and don't expect any compensation for the content that you submit. You must supply and maintain your own equipment to create the content, obtain third-party clearances and licenses and everything else you need to create and submit your content to us. You cannot hold yourself out as our agent or representative or attempt to bind us to any obligations.

You confirm that any written submissions, photos and any other content you supply (a) is your original content or properly licensed content that you have the express right and permission to license to us, (b) does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation or the rights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity (or encourage anyone else to do so), (c) is not objectionable, inaccurate or inflammatory; and (d) is not obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, (5) is not an advertisement or solicitation of business or contributions; or (6) is not otherwise against the interests of The Design Academy or our members as a whole. We have the right to refuse publication of any or all of your content that fails to comply with the foregoing, or for any other reason, without notice to you.

The Design Academy provides a forum for your ideas and expression, but is made available to you "as is" without guarantee of any results based upon the publication of your content, is subject to changes and could temporarily or permanently be suspended without notice to you, and without guarantee that it will operate free of errors, viruses, bugs or service breakdowns. We do not guarantee that your participation will fulfil any requirements you expect from the membership.

You own the copyright to your submitted content. However, by submitting any content to The Design Academy including text, videos, photographs or audio materials, you grant The Design Academy a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license to exercise all rights under copyright law with respect to such content, which The Design Academy may use, publish and distribute along with your name on its websites and those of its affiliates and business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery. 

We may be required to provide information about you. You agree that if The Design Academy is legally required to disclose information that we have about, we may do so, without notice to you.

If you breach any of our terms, or we receive an inquiry or complaint about your content, you agree that you are responsible, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Design Academy for all resulting claims and liabilities. This agreement is governed by the laws of California, and if we have a dispute about it, or about any content that you submit to us, the dispute will be resolved only in the courts of California. These terms make up the entire agreement between you and us and cannot be changed unless we agree to it in writing. No other agreements, understandings, promises, or representations, other than those contained here are part of the agreement between you and The Design Academy. 

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