Waiver and Release Agreement
Please read carefully before signing
This is a release of liability and waiver of certain legal rights
In consideration for my being permitted to participate in the activities of the Alaska Healing Hearts Snowshoeing events, I acknowledge that Snowshoeing has inherent risks, hazards, and dangers for anyone that cannot be eliminated, particularly in a wilderness environment. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATION:
1. Hazards in Snowshoeing to include the possibility of slips, trips, falls that could create injury or death.
2. Hazardous Driving conditions transitioning between AHH Snowshoeing Events which could create accidents or injury.
3. Encounters with wildlife
4. Temperature extremes and the possibility of cold weather injuries
5. Inclement weather conditions and unavailability of immediate medical attention in the
wilderness in case of injury.
I understand the risks, hazards, and dangers of Snowshoeing and have had the opportunity to discuss them with Alaska Healing Hearts Staff. I understand that these activities may require good physical conditioning and a degree of skill and knowledge. I believe I have that good physical conditioning and the degree of skill and knowledge necessary for me to engage in these activities safely. I understand that I have responsibilities. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing me to participate and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. I AM VOLUNTARILY USING THE SERVICES OF ALASKA HEALING HEARTS AND ITS ASSOCIATES, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES, WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE INHERENT RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INVOLVED AND HEREBY ASSUME AND ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, PARALYSIS, OR DEATH.
I agrees that all photographic images, video images, and/or content submitted to Alaska’s Healing Hearts by myself or shared with hashtag #AHH GoSeek on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter: (A) were created solely by myself or by others who assigned all rights, title, and interest in their work to Alaska’s Healing Hearts; (B) The images/story and any intellectual property rights protecting the images/story are free and clear of all encumbrances; (C) The use of the images/story by myself or Alaska’s Healing Hearts does not violate the rights of any third parties including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, publicity and privacy; (D) Alaska’s Healing Hearts has all required permission for myself to show any persons depicted in the images/story. I grant Alaska’s Healing Hearts the right to use the images/story the right to use or publish for any legitimate purpose and the right to edit or modify the images/story for Alaska’s Healing Hearts use. I waives the right to inspect or approve any final product and the right and claim for royalties or remuneration from the publication, distribution, or sale of such materials. I will indemnify Alaska’s Healing Hearts for any breach of this Section.
Lastly, I, for myself, my heirs, successors, executors, legal representatives, and subrogees, hereby KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE AND RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ALASKA HEALING HEARTS along with all business partners, business donors, directors, officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, suits, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this activity including, but not limited to, NEGLIGENCE of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death to me or my property as a result of my engaging in these activities or the use of these services, animals or equipment, whether such damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death results from negligence of ALASKA HEALING HEARTS and all associates or from some other cause. I, for myself, my heirs, my successors, executors, and subrogees, further agree not to sue Alaska Healing Hearts and all associates as a result of any injury, paralysis, or death suffered in connection with my use and participation in the activities of Alaska Healing Hearts Snowshoeing Events.
*As AHH is starting to transition back to face-to-face events, we will be limiting the attendance capacity at our events for the protection and safety of all participants. To limit the opportunity to spread COVID-19 between communities, while participating in our events please stay in assigned locations during the event and limit moving around unnecessarily. Maintain social distancing as best as possible.
As areas re-open, I acknowledge that there may be a high demand to attend this event opportunity and spots may be limited due to organizational, local, and state guidelines.
*For the safety of all participants, volunteers, and vendors, AHH is mandating that all attendees wear face coverings (mask) unless an individual has a legitimate medical issue that prevents such.
*I will communicate with the AHH and not attend the event if I, or anyone in my household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. fever of 100.4 or greater, cough/shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of taste/smell, congestion/runny nose, nausea/gastric distress).
*I will communicate with the event planner and not attend the event if I, or anyone in my household has knowingly been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
*On the day of the event, prior to departure, I agree to conduct a self-temperature check. I will communicate with the event planner and not travel to the event if my temperature is 100.4 degrees or greater.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ, CLEARLY UNDERSTAND, AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT.