ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISKS AND RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
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NOTICE: This release form is a contract with legal consequence and applies to all Friends of Matanzas Inc. DBA Matanzas Riverkeeper (Matanzas Riverkeeper) and Litter Gitter events. In consideration for the opportunity to participate in a trash/litter clean-up event hosted by Matanzas Riverkeeper (hereinafter "cleanup event"), I hereby acknowledge and agreeas follows:
Acknowledgement of Risks. I understand that participating in a cleanup event is potentially dangerous, and I acknowledge the risks associated with the cleanup event include, but are not restricted to: contact with sharp and/or contaminated objects (broken glass, needles, etc.), exposure to insects or wild animals, heat and/or sun related injuries and/or illness, (including sunburn, sunstroke, or dehydration), and/or slip and fall related to uneven or slippery terrain or surfaces.
Express Assumption of Risks and Responsibility. I understand the possible risks and dangers of participating in the cleanup event, including potential risks and dangers which are not listed herein, and I assume responsibility for all the risks associated with my participation in the cleanup event. On behalf of myself (and/or any minor child for whom I agree to be responsible by signing below), my personal representatives, heirs and assigns, I hereby voluntarily release, waive, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify The Matanzas Riverkeeper, its owners, employees, officers, and agents from any and all claims, causes of action, losses and damages for bodily injury, or otherwise that may result from my participation in a cleanup event, including any and all claims based on the theories of negligence, strict liability or otherwise. I understand that medical insurance coverage or benefits will not be provided by Matanzas Riverkeeper.
Loss of Personal Property. I hereby release Matanzas Riverkeeper and/or the municipality in which this cleanup takes place from liability for any loss or damage of personal property while participating in a cleanup event.
Important Instructions. Participants performing trash/litter cleanup are advised that sharp objects (broken glass,needles,etc.) may be present at the cleanup site, on the vessel, and/or at the staging area. These items require special handling. To prevent injury, volunteers should not make any effort to pick up such items. Volunteers should wear sun protection, gloves, and sturdy shoes. Volunteers should not wear sandals, flip-flops, or go barefoot. By signing this agreement, I indicate that I have read these instructions and agree to comply with them, and to abide by any other instructions, warnings, or advisements related to the event.
Photos & Videos. I hereby grant Matanzas Riverkeeper, and their legal representatives the absolute right and permission to copyright, use, and publish images in which I may be included in whole or in part, or composite or distort in character or form, for use in published materials, illustration, promotion, art, advertising, trade, web sites and any other purpose in order to promote Matanzas Riverkeeper programs. I hereby waive any right that I may have to inspect or approve the finished product.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER AND BY SIGNING IT I CERTIFY THAT I INTEND TO RELIEVE MATANZAS RIVERKEEPER FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ITS NEGLIGENCE, MY OWN NEGLIGENCE, AND FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE. I further promise and covenant not to institute, or assist another in instituting, any type of legal proceeding, in law or in equity, seeking to recover for any of the risk I have assumed or the rights and liability I have hereby waived.