Disconnect to Reconnect
In consideration of the services of Disconnect to Reconnect, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf, I hereby agree to release, indemnify and discharge Disconnect to Reconnect on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:
• I acknowledge that my participation in any Disconnect to Reconnect trip entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. The risks include, but are not limited to: the hazards of walking on uneven terrain and slips and falls; the hazards of riding a bike on all terrains; the hazards associated with all winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, slips and falls due to icy conditions; my own physical condition, and the physical exertion associated with this activity. Furthermore, Disconnect to Reconnect leaders and volunteers have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant’s fitness abilities. They might misjudge weather, or other environmental conditions. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
• I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. • I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Disconnect to Reconnect from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity.
• Should Disconnect to Reconnect or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs. • I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage that I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.
• The activities are in remote places and I understand that help and/or rescue would likely be delayed in the event of an injury and this delay in rescue and/or medical care could exacerbate an injury. These risks and possible losses are inherent in the activities of the program – that is, they cannot be eliminated without significantly altering the nature of the activities. I understand that participants must follow instructions, including those provided in orientations and safety briefings, and not unreasonably expose themselves or others to danger. If a participant observes an unusual hazard or danger he or she must immediately withdraw from the hazard and further participation and bring the condition to the attention of Disconnect to Reconnect staff.
• Disconnect to Reconnect is authorized to provide or obtain care for me or for the minor child in the event of a medical emergency, and to exchange medical information with a third party medical care provider.
I HAVE FULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND LIABILITY POLICY AND ITS TERMS, AND UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE MAY BE FOUND BY A COURT OF LAW TO HAVE WAIVED MY RIGHTS TO MAINTAIN A LAWSUIT AGAINST DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT. I HAVE HAD SUFFICIENT TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT AND SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY.
MEDIA -PHOTO/VIDEO- RELEASE
• I hereby grant the Disconnect to Reconnect permission to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration.
• I understand and agree that all photos will become the property of the Disconnect to Reconnect and will not be returned.
• I hereby irrevocably authorize the Disconnect to Reconnect to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. In addition, I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photo.
• I hereby hold harmless, release, and forever discharge Disconnect to Reconnect from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.
I HAVE FULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND PHOTO RELEASE POLICY AND ITS TERMS, AND UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE MAY BE FOUND BY A COURT OF LAW TO HAVE WAIVED MY RIGHTS TO MAINTAIN A LAWSUIT AGAINST DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT. I HAVE HAD SUFFICIENT TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT AND SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY.