PARENTAL AUTHORIZATION / PERMISSION TO TREAT & RELEASE
I hereby authorize any and all medical treatment for my son or daughter, as well as emergency first aid. Release from the hospital to a recognized school and/or school corporation staff or a credentialed chaperone is authorized.
INDIVIDUAL AGREEMENT OF RELEASE AND RESPONSIBILITY CLAUSE:
Grueninger Cruises and Tours, Inc., (d/b/a Grueninger Music Tours, Ambassadair, Ambassadair Groups and Incentives, Grueninger Tours) its employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and directors, (collectively “Grueninger”) does not own or operate any person or entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip, including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, local ground handlers, food service or entertainment providers, etc. As a result, Grueninger is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity, or of any act of any other third party not under its control. Without limiting the foregoing, Grueninger is not responsible for injury, delay, inconvenience, damage, or death which results from criminal activity, weather or other acts of God, acts of government, disease, epidemics or the threat thereof, illness, the provision of inappropriate or no medical attention or delayed access to appropriate medical attention, the demands of indoor or outdoor activities, strikes, political or civil unrest, overbooking, structural or other defective conditions in hotels or other lodging facilities, acts of terrorism or the threat thereof, attacks from or bites by animals, insects or pests, transportation failures of any kind or the failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely, insurrection or revolt, or any other event beyond its direct control. Grueninger in its sole discretion reserves the right to decline to accept any participant as a member of these trips. Grueninger and its local ground handler reserve the right in its or their sole discretion to terminate any participant who does not abide by its or their rules and regulations, and/or whose conduct is deemed to be such as to endanger the participant, the welfare of other participants, staff members and/or third parties or the success of the program. In the event of such termination, the participant will be sent home at the expense of the participant and his or her parent or guardian. The manner and means of transporting the participant home shall be determined exclusively by Grueninger. In the event of such termination, there will be no refund whatsoever. Participant assumes all risks involved in the use of any hotel exercise equipment and/or swimming pool and/or any other body of water, which risks include, but are not limited to bodily injury,
sickness, disease, drowning or death from other causes. Participants also acknowledge and understand that use of any equipment, swimming pool or another body of water is potentially dangerous and that there exists a risk of injury or death. Participant understands there will be no lifeguard on duty and
if the participant chooses to swim or use a hot tub or spa, he or she will do so at his or her own risk.
No refunds will be made for features in the trip not utilized. The cost of replacing lost or stolen tickets is the responsibility of the client. If a flight or transfer by motorcoach or train is missed, whether by weather or other conditions beyond Grueninger’s control, the participant is responsible to make his or her own arrangements and to pay all charges associated therewith. Grueninger may cancel any trip because of insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. The terms set forth in this agreement constitute the entire agreement between participant and Grueninger. Any amendment to this agreement must be made in writing and signed by both parties. Participant’s retention of tickets, reservations, or bookings after issuance shall constitute consent to the above. Participant is responsible for damage done by Participant to the Hotel, or any other facility used during the tour, including buses; vehicles used to transport students and/or adults, the various attractions and/or performance facilities. I understand that full responsibility for damage I cause rests entirely with me.
Both the U.S. State Department and the Centers for Disease Control publish and update important country-specific information for travelers. We strongly recommend that you review them. They can presently be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html and https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices.
I agree that any dispute concerning, relating or referring to this Agreement, the brochure or any other literature concerning my trip, or the trip itself, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§1-16, either according to the then existing Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) or pursuant to the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS). Such proceedings will be governed by substantive (but not procedural) Indiana law and will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you (and we) are waiving our right to a trial by jury.
TRAVELERS NEEDING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
Persons needing special assistance and attention must report any disability at the time of registration. Grueninger will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of our travel guests. Such participants, however, should be aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act is inapplicable outside of the United States and the facilities outside the United States are limited. We require that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance. Neither Grueninger nor its partners, nor its suppliers, may physically lift or assist clients into transportation vehicles.
CODE OF CONDUCT/STUDENT NOTIFICATION:
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND, AMONG OTHER THINGS, IT IS A RELEASE IN FAVOR OF GRUENINGER OF ALL CLAIMS AND/OR CAUSES OF ACTION FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO ME AND/OR MY PROPERTY THAT OCCURS WHILE PARTICIPATING IN OR DURING MY INVOLVEMENT WITH THE TRIP. I FURTHER AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE OBLIGATES ME TO INDEMNIFY GRUENINGER FROM ANY LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR DEATH OF ANY PERSON AND/OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAUSED BY MY NEGLIGENT, INTENTIONAL OR RECKLESS ACTS OR OMISSIONS.