RELEASE WAIVER OF LIABILITY
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ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I agree that I am voluntarily working, without pay, at IF:Gathering 2023, including, but not limited to, the use of the equipment, facilities and the premises of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX I am assuming on behalf of myself, all risk of personal injury, death, sickness or disability to myself that may result from participation, or any damage, loss or theft of any personal property which I may incur.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: I understand that I will be engaging in all activities as a volunteer at IF:Gathering 2023 and it is my voluntary and informed decision to release any future lawsuits or claims that they may have against the Releasees. Therefore, I agree on behalf of myself and my personal representative, successors, heirs, and assigns to hold IF:GATHERING and its affiliates, instructors, officers, directors, agents, employees, designers, licensors, and members, as well as the property owner and tenants of the property and the owners, manufacturers and installers of the equipment comprising Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX (collectively, the “Releasees”) harmless from any and all claims or causes of action arising out of my participation.
I expressly release and forever discharge Releasees from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action whatsoever arising out of any damage, loss, personal injury, sickness or death to myself while participating in volunteering. This release is valid and effective whether the damage, loss, personal injury, sickness or death is a result of any act or omission on the part of any Releasees or from any other cause. This Waiver and Release of Liability includes, without limitation, injuries, or accidents, which may occur as a result of the: (a) use or misuse of the facility in any way by anyone, (b) use of any equipment that malfunctions or breaks, (c) improper maintenance of the facility, grounds, or any equipment, (d) instruction or supervision, or (e) slipping, tripping and/or falling while in the facility or on the surrounding premises.
I further grant IF:GATHERING 501(c)(3) the right to photograph, videotape, and/or record me and to use my name, face, likeness, voice and appearance in connection with exhibitions, publicity, advertising, and promotional materials without reservation or limitation.
CONFIDENTIALITY: “Confidential Information” includes, but is not limited to, all information, however recorded, preserved or disclosed, in oral, written, graphic, electronic, or any other form or medium whatsoever, of IF:GATHERING, IF:GATHERING’s clients or IF:GATHERING’s representatives disclosed to Volunteer, whether before, on or after the date of this Agreement, including but not limited to information regarding the business, affairs, customers, clients, suppliers, employees, plans, forecasts, business plans, budgets, strategies, market opportunities, marketing, advertising, customer data, sales, financial information, operations, work projects, processes, techniques, product information, know-how, ideas, concepts, technology, designs, drawings, performance data, trade secrets, technical specifications, source code, and object code which may be exchanged between the parties during the course of involvement of Volunteer or otherwise. Volunteer agrees, represents, and warrants that it shall not, without the prior written consent of IF:GATHERING, disclose any Confidential Information to any person or entity other than as required pursuant to any law, court order or other legal compulsion, provided that, prior to such disclosure, Volunteer shall first notify IF:GATHERING in writing of such disclosure requirement and assist IF:GATHERING in protecting such Confidential Information from disclosure. Volunteer agrees, represents, and warrants that it is fully capable and responsible to handle the Confidential Information as required by this Agreement, and Volunteer shall be liable for any loss or damage resulting from any failure to do so. Volunteer shall notify IF:GATHERING promptly of any unauthorized use, disclosure or possession of the Confidential Information that comes to Volunteer’s attention. Upon request of IF:GATHERING, Volunteer shall immediately (i) return to IF:GATHERING all Confidential Information, including any and all papers, documents, printouts, programs, recordings or other tangible property containing Confidential Information, in any form whatsoever, under the power or control of Volunteer (ii) destroy the Confidential Information from all retrieval systems and databases, and (iii) certify the same in writing to IF:GATHERING. The return of such documents to IF:GATHERING shall in no event relieve Volunteer of its obligations of confidentiality set out in this Agreement with respect to such returned Confidential Information. Volunteer agrees, represents, and warrants it shall not use, permit the use of, or exploit any of the Confidential Information for its own benefit, nor for the benefit of any third party or for any other purpose. The rights and obligations set out in this agreement shall survive from the date of this Agreement.
COVID RELEASE: I acknowledge that I have carefully read this waiver and release and fully understand that it is a release of all liability and a waiver of any right that I may have on behalf of myself to bring a legal action or assert a claim for injury or loss of any kind against IF:GATHERING. Should any claim be made, I understand and agree that I will be responsible for all attorney’s fees and defense costs incurred by IF:GATHERING in connection with or in the defense of that claim.
I am aware of the COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental orders, directives and guidelines (collectively “directives”), including directives for frequent hand washing, social distancing and use of face masks in public locations. I am aware that I am registering to attend a public event occurring in a public location during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am aware that individuals with certain underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, lunch disease and heart disease, and certain groups, like the elderly, are more at risk for severe illness after contracting COVID-19. I am aware that I could be infected, seriously injured or even die due to COVID-19 as a result of interacting with other individuals. I am voluntarily choosing to attend this public event with knowledge of the danger involved and agree to assume any and all risks of bodily injury, death or property damage, whether those risks are known or unknown.
I forever release IF GATHERING, its agents, and assigns (“Releasee”) from any and all liabilities, causes of action, lawsuits, claims, demands, or damages of any kind whatsoever that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, death, or property damage, related to (i) my participation in these activities, (ii) the negligence or other acts of the Releasee, whether directly connected to these public event activities or not, and however caused, or (iii) the condition of the premises where these activities occur, whether or not I am then participating in the activities. I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of the Releasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release.