MINOR PARTICIPANT RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
(READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING)
In consideration of executing this Minor Participant Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement (this "Release and Waiver") and allowing the Minor Participant listed below to participate in any way in the SICSA Pet Adoption & Wellness Center ("SICSA") Student Intern Program, now or at any time in the future (each participation an "Event" or "Events"), I, the parent or legal guardian listed below, for myself, my personal representatives, heirs and next of kin agree to the following.
PARENT OR GUARDIAN REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
I acknowledge and represent that: (1) I am at least 18 years of age; (2) I am the parent or legal guardian of the Minor Participant; (3) I have informed myself about the Events; (4) I have authorized the Minor Participant to participate in one or more Events after careful consideration of the risks that may be associated with the Events; (5) I understand that animals, even under the best of circumstances, may be unpredictable, may bite or scratch and may transmit zoonotic disease and I certify that the Minor Participant is in good health and that the Minor Participant has no conditions or impairments which would preclude the Minor Participant's safe participation in volunteering at an Event, including that the Minor Participant is current on all medical vaccinations, including but not limited to tetanus, or that I have made the decision to not vaccinate the Minor Participant and understand the risks associated with that decision; (6) I warrant that I will agree to assume full financial responsibility for any and all damages to, or losses of, the real or personal property of SICSA or any third party caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in party, whether or not foreseeable, by the Minor Participant, as determined by SICSA in its sole and absolute discretion, and I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from any third-party claims related thereto; (7) I understand that the Minor Participant's participation in any Events may be revoked or suspended at any time for non-compliance or safety issues, as may be determined by SICSA in its sole discretion; and (8) I further recognize and agree that I am executing this Waiver and Release on behalf of myself and on behalf of the Minor Participant.
I consent to the Minor Participant's participation in the Event and activities related to the Event and acknowledge that the Minor Participant and I fully understand the Minor Participant's participation may involve risk of serious injury or death, including losses which may result not only from the Minor Participant's own actions, inactions or negligence, but also from the actions, inactions, or negligence of others, the condition of the facilities, equipment, or areas where the Event or activity is being conducted, and/or the rules of play of this type of Event or activity. Such risks include but are in no way limited to: (1) slips, trips, and falls, (2) dog, cat, or other animal bites or scratches, (3) athletic injuries, and (4) illness, including exposure to and infection with viruses or bacteria. I further acknowledge that the preceding list is not inclusive of all possible risks associated with volunteer participation and that said list in no way limits the operation of this Release and Waiver. Such risks and dangers may be caused by the Minor Participant's own actions or inactions. I also acknowledge that any injuries the Minor Participant may sustain may be compounded or increased by negligent or delayed rescue operations or procedures of the Released Parties (as hereinafter defined I further acknowledge there may be other risks and economic losses, which may be known to me or may be unforeseeable, that are presented by the Minor Participant's participation in any Event held by SICSA. I understand that if I have any risk concerns, I should discuss the risks associated with the Minor Participant's participation with the activity coordinators and Event staff, before I sign this document and before any activity or Event begins.
CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 WARNING & DISCLAIMER
Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in an Event could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. SICSA in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in an Event or accessing SICSA's facilities.
WAIVER, RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION & COVENANT NOT TO SUE
I further agree to indemnify, save and hold harmless SICSA, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, representatives and insurers (the "Released Parties") from any and all claims, causes of action, demands, losses, damages and liabilities for indemnities, contribution or otherwise arising from the Minor Participant's participation in an Event, which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators and assigns may have, now or in the future, with respect to any personal injury, property damage, death or accident of any kind, arising out of or in any way related to an Event, whether that participation is supervised or unsupervised, however the injury or damage occurs, including but not limited to the negligence of the Released Parties.