Sponsorship Conditions


LOGOS your organization logo must be provided in camera-ready art form for both web and print publications. See Sponsorship Levels for more information.

PRIDE GUIDE/POSTER Annual publication produced exclusively for SC Pride and distributed throughout South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.

SPONSORSHIP SC Pride will furnish Sponsor with the sponsorship rights and amenities for the 2023 SC Pride Festival according to the Sponsorship Level selected and paid for by Sponsor.

TERM The term of this Sponsorship Agreement begins on the later of the date signed or the date payment is received and accepted, and terminates upon the conclusion of the 2021 SC Pride Festival on Sunday, October 21, 2023.

PAYMENT Invoices will be issued at the time completed applications are received. Sponsor will pay the agreed upon rate (less the value of any in-kind contribution) within thirty (30) days of receipt of an invoice from SC Pride. All payments must be received before any benefits (i.e., banners, print media, on-site space) can be conveyed, unless otherwise waived by SC Pride.

TRADEMARKS & COPYRIGHTS USE OF EVENT MARKS SC Pride grants Sponsor, during the Term and for 30 calendar days thereafter, a non-exclusive license to use “2023 SC Pride Festival” and its variations in the same form they are provided by SC Pride (the “Event Marks”) in connection with the Sponsor’s 2021 SC Pride Festival activities in a manner consistent with SC Pride’s guidelines for use of the Event Marks, this Sponsorship Agreement, and the Sponsor’s Sponsorship Level. Sponsor will comply with SC Pride’s reasonable requests regarding the use of the Event Marks.

USE OF SPONSOR MARKS Sponsor grants to SC Pride a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the Sponsor marks in camera-ready format (the “Sponsor Marks”): (i) during the Term in connection with SC Pride’s promotional and publicity activities, including print, video, and electronic materials, for 2023 SC Pride; and (ii) after the Term in reference to Sponsor’s sponsorship of the 2023 SC Pride Festival.

LIABILITY Neither SC Pride nor its representatives will be responsible for any injury, loss, harm or damage that may occur to the Sponsor from any cause whatsoever. Under no circumstances will SC Pride be liable for lost profits or other special or consequential damage. The foregoing will apply regardless of how any claim is brought or how damages are characterized, including whether brought in contract, tort or otherwise.

EVENT CONTENTS Sponsor may photograph or otherwise record its presence at the 2023 SC Pride Festival, but will not otherwise record or reproduce any portion of the 2023 SC Pride Festival, including the marks or presence of other sponsors, the entertainment, or the attendees, in any format, without SC Pride’s prior written consent. Sponsor’s actions to photograph or otherwise record its presence will take place only in the public access areas of the 2023 SC Pride Festival and may not interfere with the normal operations of the event.

RESCHEDULE OR CANCELLATION The 2023 SC Pride Parade is scheduled to take place on October 20, 2023, and the Festival is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2021. SC Pride reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the 2023 SC Pride Festival or any individual events comprising it if necessary for any reason, including: (i) weather; (ii) failure to receive commitments from the necessary number of sponsors; (iii) failure to reach agreement with the applicable authorities on any issue related to the 2023 SC Pride Festival; or (iv) acts of God or any other cause beyond SC Pride’s reasonable control, e.g. war, fire, strike, change of law or regulation, public catastrophe. If the SC Pride Festival and Parade are canceled in whole, SC Pride will issue refunds at pro-rata amounts of the total sponsorship fees received less the expenses incurred by SC Pride. No further refunds or other amounts will be due from SC Pride for any reason. In no case will the amount of refund to a Sponsor exceed the amount of the sponsorship fee actually paid.

TERMINATION SC Pride reserves the right to accept or reject sponsors at its sole discretion. SC Pride may terminate this Sponsorship Agreement at any time, in which case Sponsor’s rights to use the Event Marks will terminate immediately, and SC Pride will refund to Sponsor any sponsorship fees paid to SC Pride less any out of pocket expenses incurred, and return any unused in-kind contribution received, under this Sponsorship Agreement.

TAX STATUS SC Pride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered with the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax identification number is 57-0904573 and our non-profit determination letter is available upon request.

MISCELLANEOUS This Sponsorship Agreement represents the entire agreement between South Carolina Pride Organization (“SC Pride”) and Sponsor, and there is no other agreement or warranty between the Sponsor and SC Pride. This Sponsorship Agreement establishes a non-exclusive relationship between Sponsor and SC Pride, and SC Pride retains the right to enter into other Sponsorship Agreements at its discretion. All legal matters pertaining to the 2023 SC Pride Festival and this Sponsorship Agreement will be governed by and construed under the laws of the state of South Carolina without regard to any provision of South Carolina law that would require or permit the application of the substantive law of another jurisdiction. Sponsor irrevocably consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of the courts in and for South Carolina for any actions arising out of or relating to this Sponsorship Agreement.

This Sponsorship Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts, each of which will be considered an original and all or any one of which constitute one and the same agreement. Facsimile or email copies will be treated as originals for these purposes. This Sponsorship Agreement is personal to the parties and neither party may assign it without the prior written consent of the other party.