GIA Consent and Release

In exchange for good and valuable consideration, receipt of which I hereby confirm, I hereby grant the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. and its affiliates (“GIA”), and those acting pursuant to its authority and permission, the right to record (on videotape, audiotape, photography, or other medium), and use my name, nickname/social media handle, likeness, image, voice, performance, biographical information, and testimonial statement and video, or parts thereof, whether created by GIA or submitted by me to GIA (“Material”) in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented, including print, web, video, audio, Internet or social media, without restriction, worldwide and in perpetuity, for any purpose that GIA deems appropriate in GIA’s sole discretion, including furtherance of GIA’s mission and/or the advertising and promotion of GIA.   

I confirm that I have the right to provide all of the Material, the Material provided by me does not infringe the rights of third parties, and contains my honest opinion regarding GIA and/or its products and services. 

I agree that GIA shall own the Material and any work produced or derived therefrom.  I waive any right or option to inspect or approve the finished product containing the Material or its particular use.  I also understand that any use of the Material is within the sole discretion of GIA and that they may not be used at all.

I hereby waive, discharge, and release any claims I now have or in the future may have against GIA relating to or arising out of the use of such Material, including without limitation, any claims for compensation for the use of such Material.  

I understand and consent to the use of my personal information for marketing purposes consistent with GIA’s published privacy notice.  I understand that GIA will use my information including without limitation to update any database it maintains, including alumni, academic and/or stakeholder databases. 

I represent that I am over the age of 18 years of age and have full authority to authorize and execute this Consent and Release, which I have read, understand, and approve.