Media & Social Media Release Agreement


The purpose of this Media Release Agreement (the “Release”) is for you to give us permission to use any photos or videos we capture of you as we are preparing to record content to stream online. We want it to be perfectly clear that you are giving away the irrevocable rights of your audio, video, photo and other recordings to Paul Buono. In addition to this, by signing this Release, you understand that we are creating a ‘Work for Hire’ relationship, where all intellectual property ownership in all materials created will forever belong to Paul Buono.

  1. On-Camera Release. You hereby grant to Strong Oak Training and Nutrition, LLC, a Limited Liability Company operating in the State of North Carolina, and any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, licensees and assigns (collectively, “Paul Buono or “us”) the worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual right to photograph and record you on video or film, edit and use any such photographs or recordings, including your voice, movements, musical or other sound effects, as well as your biographical information and testimonials, for any purpose, including commercial use, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised. 

  1. Materials Release. You hereby grant to Paul Buono the worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual right to use the copyrighted photographs and/or video recordings, taken by you or of you, which you either provide to Paul Buono or which Paul Buono takes of you (the “Licensed Material”) for any purpose, including commercial use and resale, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised. 

  1. Paul Buono’s use of the Licensed Material shall be subject to an arrangement made between you and Paul Buono. You warrant and represent that you have the right and authority to grant these rights, that the consent of no other person or company is required to enable Paul Buono to use the Licensed Material, and that such use will not violate the rights of any kind of third parties. 

  1. Release of Liability. You hereby release Paul Buono from any and all claims and demands of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in connection with it exercising its rights under this Media Release Agreement, including, without limitation, any and all claims for invasion of privacy, infringement on the right of publicity or personality, defamation (including libel and slander), and infringement of moral rights and other personal and/or property rights. Further, you agree that these provisions above apply to you, your family, heirs, executors or anyone else who may be able to bring a legal action on your behalf in the future. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Paul Buono and its members, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns from any and all liability resulting from our use of the Licensed Materials. 

  1. Ownership of Licensed Materials. You understand that in signing this agreement, either by hand or electronically or clicking ‘I Agree’, you are irrevocably assigning, across all jurisdictions in the world and forever, any intellectual property rights you have in the Licensed Materials, however they were created. Paul Buono will always have full intellectual property ownership of the Licensed Materials, and this is a work-for-hire provision, where Paul Buono is paying you to keep all ownership in the Licensed Materials. 

  2. Social Media Disclaimer. Thanks so much for following along with our social media. We want to be clear about some limitations of our social media content so that we can all be on the same page. The purpose of this Social Media Disclaimer is to inform you of those limitations and to let you know other important details about our social media content. This Social Media Disclaimer applies to all of Paul Buono’s social media content, including but not limited to: 

  • Instagram: @paulbuono

  • Facebook:

Please note that while we try to keep this Social Media Disclaimer as current as possible, we may come out with a new social media account before we update this document. If you come across one of our social media accounts but don’t see it listed here, please understand that this disclaimer still applies.

  1. Not Personalized Information or Medical Advice. We provide content on our social media for your benefit. That said, the information provided is not specifically customized for you. Everybody is different, so what we suggest or highlight on our social media may not be right for you. Also, the information we provide isn’t medical advice. Nothing on our social media is designed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any physical or mental disease or injury. When making decisions about your health, it is always best to consult a variety of sources, obtain personalized info, and consult your doctor or other medical professional when appropriate.

  2. Release of Liability. It is your choice whether to engage with our social media, and your health decisions are your responsibility. By viewing or interacting with our social media, you agree to release, hold harmless, and waive any claims against Strong Oak Training and Nutrition, LLC, its officers, members, directors, employees, contractors, or affiliates with regard to any of our social media content, or any injury or other damages you may sustain in relation to such content.

For example, if we suggest a certain food or supplement, you try it, and it turns out you have an unknown allergy, you agree not to sue us. Or if we post an exercise and you try to follow along and hurt yourself, you agree not to sue us. These are only two examples out of millions of types of lawsuits, and we cannot list them all. The bottom line is that you agree not to sue us for any reason with respect to our social media. If you do not agree with this, please do not interact with our social media content. 

  1. Affiliate Links. We may choose to post a recommendation or link to a product or service we like. When we do so, please assume that we are compensated when our readers click on the link or purchase the product or service. We only post about things that we believe in and feel would be a benefit to you. 

  2. Not Approved by the FDA. Just because we post about a product or service, that does not mean it has been evaluated or approved by the FDA or any other regulatory body. In fact, it is best to assume that it has not been evaluated or approved unless we specifically state otherwise. 

  3. Reach Out. Please feel free to connect with Paul Buono to ask us any questions. All communications should be directed to

  1. Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the breach of this agreement shall be settled exclusively by arbitration. You also agree that should arbitration take place, it will be exclusive to the courts of the State of North Carolina or such other arbitrator mutually agreed upon by the parties. The arbitrator’s decision shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. The costs of the arbitration shall be borne by the losing party. The arbitration award shall be final and binding upon the parties, and the parties hereby waive any rights to appeal or challenge the award to the extent permitted by applicable law. This arbitration clause shall survive the termination or expiration of this contract.

  1. General Terms. Choice of Laws and Venue. This Agreement will be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of North Carolina. The parties agree to irrevocably submit all claims to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of North Carolina. Severability. If any provision of this Release is invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions in the Release will remain in full force and effect. Entire Agreement. This Release constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and replaces any prior agreements. Headings. The headings used in this Release are for stylistic purposes only, and none of the content in the headings is intended to be legally binding. Assignment. Paul Buono’s rights under this Release may be freely assigned and licensed to any entity. Online Agreement. We agree that this Release may be signed electronically or agreed to by having you click “I Agree”, the effect of which will be the same as if we signed the Release by hand and the intention of which is that both parties desire to be bound by all the terms of the Release.