RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I hereby agree to hold harmless, and to release and forever discharge the U.S. Government, the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Coast Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, VA and all of its officers, agents, employees, successors and assigns acting officially or otherwise, from any and all claims, actions, or causes of action, on account of any loss or damage to property, personal injury or death, whenever they may arise, including aggravation of any preexisting condition, suffered by me, whatever the cause, including those damages, injuries, or deaths resulting from any defect or any error, act, or omission of any Coast Guard agent, officer, employee, volunteer, or third persons.
This hold harmless agreement covers, but is not limited to, any property damage, personal injury, or death occurring during or as a result of my tour of Base Portsmouth, including, but not limited to, a tour of Coast Guard vessels and boats moored at the base, static displays of equipment and other demonstrations.
I also agree to fully indemnify the United States Coast Guard and Base Portsmouth, VA, for any property damage, personal injury, or death which I may cause through negligence, willful misconduct, or deliberate unauthorized use of any equipment or property belonging to Base Portsmouth, VA, including all court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. Further, I agree to fully indemnify the United States Coast Guard, Base Portsmouth, VA, for any and all costs associated with any medical treatment and/or emergency response I may require as a result of personal injury or death associated with the tour of Base Portsmouth, VA, or United States Coast Guard property. The right of indemnification shall inure to the benefit of all successors in interest and assigns of the U.S. Government and Base Portsmouth, VA, and the corresponding burden shall rest with any successors or assigns of mine and all those parties subject to this agreement, whether now known to me or as yet unascertained.
I am entering into this agreement knowingly, voluntarily, and without duress or inducement.
In order to enhance a STEM educational environment and promote proper personal growth habits, a dress code has been established for the NNOA STEM event. The purpose of this code is to remove distractive, disruptive, and dangerous apparel from the environment. The code has been written not to infringe upon the individuality of the students. In adopting this code, NNOA hopes to create a clean, healthy, and safe environment which will be conducive to good order and beneficial to all students. Students should wear appropriate, clean non-disruptive clothing, and in keeping with that intent, students are required to comply with the following: 1. Sunglasses may not be worn in classrooms unless medical reasons exist. 2. No hats may be worn within the buildings – uncover when entering buildings. 3. No clothing that promotes alcohol, drugs, violence, profanity, or is obscene as that word is construed by the United States Supreme Court decisions shall be worn. 4. Shorts of Bermuda short length are acceptable. 5. Closed toe comfortable shoes are required for safety purposes and due to walking distances between events. Student may only be exempted from the provisions of the dress code due to health or handicapping conditions.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Students are encouraged to engage with other in a respectful manner at all times. Actions that interfere with or threaten the orderly conduct of STEM event functions, or violate the written policy of the U.S. Coast Guard station will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the event. This applies to all STEM event and associated activities. Students are expected to follow the direction of event leaders and volunteers, refrain from displays of affection in public, outburst of anger, aggressive acts, bullying and behaviors that create a hostile or disruptive environment.
I understand the above Code of Conduct requirements for participation in the NNOA STEM event. I understand that failure to comply with this Code of Conduct may result in dismissal.