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Global Works Community Fund Terms and Conditions
PARENT/GUARDIAN & PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT
Participant Expectations: I understand that participation in Global Works Community Fund’s programs come with expectations for the student participant including: full participation and attendance at all program events and activities. Global Works Community Fund’s programs are community-based and are designed to best prepare me for all program activities. I understand that my full attention and participation is required in all aspects of the program, including the mentorship, the international trip, and the “Bring it Home” service project. Failure to complete this expectation will not only let down other participants and staff, but will lead to disciplinary actions within Global Works Community Fund.
Itinerary: I understand that it is Global Work Community Fund’s intention to offer a similar program as that described. I also understand that locations, projects, and activities may be subject to change, and that itineraries may change. In all cases, Global Works Community Fund will make a commercially reasonable effort to substitute an activity or location with something comparable.
Deposit, Refunds and Trip Cancellation: Included in Global Works Community Fund’s programs: lodging, food, all transportation, airfare, all excursions, any activities and entrance fees, full-time services of professional Global Works leaders, and all non-optional gratuities. The tuition does not include: passport and visa fees (non U.S. citizens must secure any necessary visas), extra baggage fees, excursions and activities not included on the itinerary, medical and evacuation insurance, or program interruption protection. In addition, last minute cancellations often prevent other participants on the waiting list from participating, for which a $200 deposit is required. The deposit is to be paid upon turning in this completed participant agreement, due by February 15, 2018, and will be returned in full upon completion of Global Works Community Fund’s program. Participants will be notified of program acceptance by February 1, 2018. I understand that Global Works Community Fund is not required to provide, and I am not entitled to, a deposit refund for late arrival, dismissal with cause, cancellation or early withdrawal for personal reasons, failure to acquire passports/visas/immunizations/airfare prior to a trip, or a medical emergency or injury during a trip. Any refunds will be made at the sole discretion of Global Works Community Fund. I understand that Global Works does not represent or act as an agent for, and cannot control the acts or omissions of, any airline or transportation carrier, and hereby release Global Works Community Fund and any of its agents from any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay, or expense arising from such acts or omissions. I understand that Global Works Community Fund reserves the right to cancel a program at its discretion. In such an occurrence, Global Works Community Fund will make a commercially reasonable effort to offer a similar alternative program when available. If such comparable program is offered and refused by the enrolled, any paid deposit will be refunded. Global Works Community Fund is not responsible for other costs, airfare, and incidental expenses incurred by a participant preparing for a cancelled trip.
Passports and Visas: I understand that it is each participant’s responsibility to obtain a valid passport and visa (if appropriate). We suggest that this process be completed well in advance of departure. Passports and visas (if appropriate) must be valid up to three months following the trip’s departure date. Non-U.S. citizens must contact the appropriate embassies and consulates to inquire about any visa requirements for all countries to be visited.
Rules and Regulations: I understand that for the health, safety, and welfare of its staff and participants, Global Works Community Fund requires that the rules and regulations it establishes be observed. I agree that should the participant’s conduct, at the sole discretion of Global Works Community Fund, be deemed to be in violation of Global Works Community Fund’s rules or otherwise detrimental to the maintenance of standards or to the successful operation it’s programs, Global Works Community Fund may dismiss him/her from the program. I agree that Global Works Community fund’s responsibility for the participant ends with his/her dismissal or withdrawal from the program. I agree that should my child/ward be dismissed from a Global Works Community Fund program, I will make arrangements for, bear the cost of, and provide supervision and/or responsibility for my dismissed child/ward and that no refund of the program tuition will be given for a dismissed participant. The following cases may be cause for early dismissal from the program: • Unsafe behavior, which includes, but is not limited to: failure to wear seat belts, life jackets, and other safety equipment, self mutilation, and/or body piercing. • Behavior that is destructive, abusive, violent, injurious to others or involves harassment, theft, vandalism, or chronic defiance of rules and regulations. • Exclusive relationships, sexual activity, unauthorized absence from the group, or failure to abide by curfews and/or other set expectations for behavior. • Possession or use of any weapons, non-prescribed drugs, tobacco products, narcotics, or alcoholic beverages.
Personal Property Loss: I agree that Global Works Community Fund will not be held responsible for the loss, theft, or damage of personal property or equipment. Petty theft is worldwide! Global Works Community Fund strongly advises participants not to bring expensive cameras, electronic equipment, jewelry, sunglasses, etc. Personal insurance should be purchased to protect any valuable personal property.
Photo/ Statement Release: I give permission to Global Works Community Fund to use any photographs, videos, and writing of the participant and/or parent/guardian in Global Works Community Fund promotional and/or educational publications and media. I agree to let Global Works Community Fund list participants and parents, unless otherwise stated in writing, as a “Reference” in future Global Works Community Fund’s promotional materials.
Assumption of Risk, Release, and Indemnification Agreement: I understand and acknowledge that the Global Works Community Fund program to which I and/or my participant son or daughter is applying, as may be appropriate, involves inherent risks that are beyond the control of Global Works Community Fund. These risks include, but are not limited to: weather, medical outbreaks, other possibly dangerous conditions beyond the control of Global Works Community Fund, illness associated with an unfamiliar diet, risks of personal injury in motorized vehicles, participation in unauthorized and unsupervised activities while on the program, and the risk of personal injury involved in adventure activities or otherwise. I (participant) on behalf of myself, and I (parent/guardian) on behalf of myself and my participant son or daughter, accept and fully assume these risks. I (participant) on behalf of myself, and I (parent/guardian) on behalf of myself and my participant son or daughter, agree to release, waive, covenant not to sue, indemnify and hold harmless Global Works Community Fund and its agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, demands, damages, costs, attorneys’ fees, losses, expenses, rights and causes of action of any kind or nature arising out of any loss or damage to property or personal injury, including death or illness, incurred by me or my participant child while participating on a Global Works Community Fund program. I further understand that Global Works Community Fund may subcontract organizations, and with this understanding, I (participant) on behalf of myself, and I (parent/guardian) on behalf of myself and my participant son or daughter, agree to release, waive, covenant not to sue, indemnify and hold harmless Global Works Community Fund and its agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, demands, damages, losses, expenses, rights and causes of action of any kind or nature arising out of or caused by any act, error, omission, or default by any such subcontractor. Any individual upon bringing legal action against Global Works Community Fund will be responsible for all legal fees and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by Global Works Community Fund in the defense of such action. If one parent or guardian of a participant does not sign this Enrollment Agreement, the signing parent or guardian indemnifies Global Works Community Fund and its agents from all claims by the non-signing parent or guardian. If any provisions of this Enrollment Agreement are held to be invalid, void or unenforceable, all other provisions of the Enrollment Agreement will nevertheless remain in full force and effect. This Enrollment Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein. This Enrollment Agreement supersedes all prior agreements, proposals, understandings, statements and/or representations, whether written or oral, concerning the subject matter contained herein. This Enrollment Agreement may not be altered, amended or extinguished except by a writing that expressly refers to this Enrollment Agreement and that is signed by all parties subsequent to the execution of this Enrollment Agreement.
I believe that I or my participant son or daughter is capable of handling the physical and emotional experiences entailed in a Global Works Community Funds program. I (participant) on behalf of myself, and I (parent/guardian) on behalf of myself and my participant son or daughter, have read, feel adequately informed, and agree to all of the terms and conditions as stated in the Enrollment Agreement.