STEWARDSHIP LIABILITY WAIVER
SCC TRAIL DAY, CLEAN UP and FIXED HARDWARE PROJECTS
THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES ANY AND ALL NEGLIGENCE, BY WAY OF ACTION OR INACTION, BY ANY AGENTS AND/OR EMPLOYEES OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE SOUTHEASTERN CLIMBERS COALITION, INC., SOUTHEASTERN CLIMBERS COALITION LAND TRUST, ITS EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, AND THE HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS, THEIR EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS.
THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING RELEASE, WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION OF LIABILITY, AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK. Please read carefully before signing.
I hereby affirm that I have read this document in its entirety. By my signature below I agree to each and every term and condition of this document.
I understand and agree that I am acting solely as a volunteer and in my individual capacity and that I am not an employee, agent, or representative of any of the Released Parties, that I will not be compensated in any way for my time and work, and am not being directed as to time, manner, and method by any of the Released Parties.
I understand that SCC Trail Days, Clean Ups, and Fixed Hardware Projects (the “Projects”), are physically demanding events involving all aspects of trail construction, maintenance, cleanup of litter and debris, and removal and installation of fixed hardware. I am unaware of any physical or mental condition that would a) prevent me from safely participating in the Projects, or b) endanger my health or safety or the health and safety of others due to my participation in the Projects. I attest that I am physically fit and competent to participate in the Projects, and that all of my questions regarding the Projects have been answered to my satisfaction. I will also make it known if, at any time, that my mental or physical conditions change so that they may affect my safety or the safety of others.
I understand the risk and hazards of the Projects. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE DANGERS AND RISKS INHERENT IN THE PROJECTS, INCLUDING THE RISK OF SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURIES, PARALYSIS, AND DEATH. I understand that the hazards and risks of the Projects include, but are not limited to: being hit or crushed by falling rocks, equipment, climbers or other debris; head injuries; sprained or broken bones; poisonous snakes and plants; dehydration; hypothermia; injury due to the negligence of myself and/or others; and exposure to extreme heat or cold, rain or snow, thunderstorms or lightening. I understand that the aforementioned hazards and risks are described by way of example only, and that there are numerous other hazards and risks inherent in both litter cleanup and trail construction and maintenance to which I may be exposed.
IN CONSIDERATION FOR MY BEING ALLOWED TO ENTER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECTS:
I, on behalf of myself, my family, heirs, successors, assigns, and anyone claiming any interest through me, hereby KNOWINGLY, INTENTIONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVE, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Inc., Southeastern Climbers Coalition Land Trust, the organizers, co-hosts, and sponsors of the Projects, all Landowners and or Land Management Agencies on whose properties (owned, leased or otherwise) the events take place, and all sponsors and all officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, successors, assigns, representatives, and heirs of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Inc., the organizers, co-hosts, and sponsors of the Projects, all Landowners and/or Land Management Agencies on whose properties (owned, leased or otherwise) the events take place, and all sponsors (collective referring to as the “Released Parties”) FROM ANY AND ALL ACTIONS, SUITS, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS), THAT I, my family, heirs, successors, assigns, and anyone claiming interest through me, MAY HAVE FOR DAMAGES INJURY, PARALYSIS, LOSS OR DEATH TO MYSELF OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECTS, whether such damage, injury, paralysis, loss or death results from NEGLIGENCE of any of the Released Parties or from some other cause.
I understand and agree that none of the Released Parties may be held liable or responsible in any way to me or my family, heirs, successors, assigns, or anyone claiming interest through me, for any injury, death, or damages that may occur as a result of my participation in the Projects or as a result of the negligence of any participant or party, including the Released Parties, whether passive or active.
I hereby personally assume all risks, whether foreseen or unforeseen, in connection with the Projects, for any harm, injury or damage that may befall me while I participate in the Projects, including risks of negligence of any party or participant, including the Released Parties.
I hereby accept full responsibility for any and all damage, injury, paralysis or death arising out of my participation in the Projects. I understand and explicitly agree that neither I, my family, heirs, successors, assigns, or anyone claiming any interest through me, will bring any legal action whatsoever against any of the Released Parties as a result of any such damage, injury, paralysis, loss or death to myself or any other person or property at arises out of my participation in the Projects. I hereby agree to indemnify all of the above named Released Parties for any and all claims, including attorney fees and costs, which may be brought against any or all of the Released Parties by anyone claiming to have been injured as a result of any injury, including death, to me or my property which may occur as a result of my participation in the Projects.
By signing this document, it is my intent to release, waive and indemnify all of the Released Parties from all liability connected with my participation in the Projects (including, but not limited to the negligence of the Released Parties, whether passive or active), and to personally assume all risk of injury or death. I understand and agree that I am a volunteer, not an employee of any of the Released Parties, and that I will not be compensated in any way for my time and work. I understand and agree that the Projects will not provide any insurance, or benefits, including workman’s compensation benefits, on my behalf. I understand that the terms of this document are contractual and not a mere recital and state that I have signed this document voluntarily and of my own free will.
I understand that the Projects will be photographed and promoted by the organizations and sponsors and in consideration for permission to participate in the Projects: I hereby give my permission to all of the aforementioned parties to use my likeness for any purpose whatsoever.
This document shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of Tennessee, without regard to conflict of laws provisions. If any lawsuit or claim is brought regarding of my participation in the Projects, I agree that jurisdiction and venue for such suit shall be in the state or federal courts located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and hereby irrevocably waive any other jurisdiction or venue to which I or my estate might otherwise be entitled. If any provision of this agreement is or becomes invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, such provisions shall be deemed amended t conform to the requirements of the law so as to be valid and enforceable, or if it cannot be amended without materially altering the intention of the parties, it shall be stricken and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
I have read and understand this liability release and express assumption of risk, and sign this document on behalf of myself and my heirs.