Please read the waiver below and sign your name to agree to the terms
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND, INC. ASSUMPTION OF RISK
, WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY:
I wish to voluntarily participate in the Panda Paddle Virtual Event (the “Event”) taking place on or around August 21-23, 2020. In consideration of World Wildlife Fund’s (“WWF”) permission to allow me to register for/participate in the Event, I hereby agree to the terms of this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability, as set out in more detail below.
Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk.
I understand that Panda Paddle Virtual Event is a virtual event and program, the purpose of which is to raise funds in support of WWF’s conservation mission. I acknowledge that WWF’s sole role with respect to the Event is to provide participants with access to a website (www.pandapaddle.org) through which participants can raise funds in connection with their Event participation. I acknowledge that WWF exercises no control over, has no responsibility for, and has no influence as to, whether, where, when, or under what conditions I, or anyone else, participate(s). I further acknowledge that WWF does not own, operate, or control any individual or entity which may also participate in the Event or which may otherwise engage with me during my participation in the Event (e.g., without limitation, groups of participants, corporate participants, etc.). I know that I am agreeing to promote Panda Paddle to my patrons, while not acting as a satellite event. I acknowledge that I will not act or speak on behalf of WWF. I know that paddling is a potentially hazardous activity regardless of conditions and/or preparation. I acknowledge that participation in stand-up paddle-boarding or other paddling activities may involve extended exposure to outdoor elements (e.g., without limitation, sun, wind, and rain). As such, I acknowledge that my participation in any stand-up paddle-boarding and/or related activities (including, without limitation, in connection with the Event) may result in injury or death. I will not register for, or participate in, the Event unless I am in good health, medically able to complete the Event, properly trained, and properly equipped with all necessary safety equipment, including, without limitation, a U.S. Coast Guard-certified personal flotation device, and require the same for my patrons. I acknowledge that I will only participate in the event if the laws of my state and local governments allow me to do so. I acknowledge that I need to also ensure social distancing guidelines are met. I acknowledge that I am solely responsible for identifying, financing, determining the scope of, and obtaining all such equipment, training, and medical permissions, and I assume all risks associated with participating in the Event, including but not limited to: falls, injury, drowning, contact with other participants, contact with wildlife, the effects of the weather, traffic and the conditions of facilities and/or waterways, all such risks being known and appreciated by me.
Waiver and Release of Liability.
Having read the terms of this agreement, and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my participation, I waive, release, and forever discharge WWF, its directors, officers, employees, and agents, as well as all event sponsors, coordinators, and/or participants, and each of their representatives and successors (collectively, the Released Parties”) from all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses of any nature arising out of, related to, or in any way connected with my participation in the Event and/or any associated activities. I further agree to indemnify and hold each of the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses arising from my participation in the Event, including by way of example, but not limited to, all attorneys’ fees, costs of court, and the costs and expenses of other professionals and disbursements up through and including any appeal. I understand that this Release and Indemnity includes any claims based on the negligence, misconduct, action or inaction of any of the Released Parties and covers bodily injury (including, without limitation, death), property damage, and loss by theft or otherwise, whether suffered before, during, or after my participation.
By typing my name in the box below and clicking the "Next Step" button to proceed with registration, I confirm that I have carefully read, fully understand, and do hereby agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability. I understand that, by agreeing to these terms, I am giving up substantial rights, and I do so voluntarily and with the intent of completely releasing World Wildlife Fund, Inc. from liability associated with my participation in the Event to the greatest extent allowed by law. I represent that I am eighteen (18) years of age or older and, if I am executing this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability on behalf of another participant(s), that I have all necessary powers and authority to bind them hereto.