RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
The individual named below (referred to as "I" or "me") desires to participate in one or more meetings (the "Activity") sponsored by the SECULAR INSTITUTE OF THE SCHOENSTATT SISTERS OF MARY, INC. (the "Schoenstatt Sisters") at International Schoenstatt Retreat Center, W284 N698 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53188 (the "Premises"). As lawful consideration for being permitted by the Schoenstatt Sisters on the Premises to engage in the Activity, I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (this "Agreement").
1. I am aware of the highly contagious nature of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (collectively, the "Disease") and the risk that I may be exposed to by engaging in the Activity. I understand and acknowledge that such exposure or infection may result in serious illness, personal injury, permanent disability, death, or property damage. I acknowledge that this risk may result from or be compounded by the actions, omissions, or negligence of others, including the Schoenstatt Sisters. I understand that while the Schoenstatt Sisters have implemented preventative measures to reduce the spread of the Disease, the Schoenstatt Sisters cannot guarantee that I will not become infected with the Disease while on the Premises and that being on the Premises may increase my risk of contracting the Disease. NOTWITHSTANDING THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISEASE, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY ENTERING THE PREMISES TO ENGAGE IN THE ACTIVITY WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED. I HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING FROM MY BEING ON THE PREMISES OR ENGAGING IN THE ACTIVITY, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE SCHOENSTATT SISTERS OR OTHERWISE.
2. I hereby expressly waive and release any and all claims, now known or hereafter known, against the Schoenstatt Sisters, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, shareholders, successors, and assigns (collectively, "Releasees"), on account of injury, illness, disability, death, or property damage arising out of or attributable to my being on the Premises or engaging in the Activity, whether arising out of the negligence of the Schoenstatt Sisters or any Releasees or otherwise. I consent not to make or bring any such claim against the Schoenstatt Sisters or any other Releasee, and forever release and discharge the Schoenstatt Sisters and all other Releasees from liability under such claims; provided, however, that I am not waiving claims to the extent arising out of the recklessness or willful misconduct of any Releasee.
3. I am familiar with federal, state, and local laws, orders, directives, and guidelines related to the Disease, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on the Disease. I will comply with all such orders, directives, and guidelines while on the Premises. I will also follow all instructions of the Schoenstatt Sisters while on the Premises. I agree not to enter the Premises if I am experiencing symptoms of the Disease (such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever or other symptoms of the Disease as identified by the CDC), have a confirmed or suspected case of the Disease, or have come in contact in the last 14 days with a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having the Disease.
4. This Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement of the Schoenstatt Sisters and me with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to such subject matter. If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. This Agreement is binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the Schoenstatt Sisters and me and our respective successors and assigns. All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Wisconsin or any other jurisdiction).
BY SIGNING, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE THE SCHOENSTATT SISTERS.
BY SIGNING BELOW, I AM DELIVERING AN ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE THAT WILL HAVE THE SAME EFFECT AS AN ORIGINAL MANUAL PAPER SIGNATURE. THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE WILL BE EQUALLY AS BINDING AS AN ORIGINAL MANUAL PAPER SIGNATURE.