RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In exchange for participation in activities organized by The Friendship Initiative, Inc. DBA The Friendship Journey (TFJ), I agree for myself and (if applicable) for the members of my family, to the following:
AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by TFJ, or the employees, representatives or agents of TFJ.
ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS AND RELEASE
I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with activities organized by TFJ, and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge TFJ for injury, loss, or damage arising out of my or my family’s use of or presence upon the facilities provided by TFJ or its program sponsors, whether caused by the fault of myself, my family, TFJ, or other third parties.
I agree to indemnify and defend TFJ against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from my or my family’s use of or presence upon the facilities provided by TFJ or its program sponsors.
I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities provided by TFJ or its program sponsors caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by me or my family.
I consent to the participation of my in activities organized by TFJ and agree on behalf of the above minor to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By signing this Release of Liability, I represent that I have legal authority over and custody of the registered participant.
In the event of an injury to myself or to the above minor during the above described activities, I give my permission to TFJ or to the employees, representatives, or agents of TFJ to arrange for all necessary medical treatment for which I shall be financially responsible. This temporary authority will begin on the date of account registration and will remain in effect until terminated in writing by me or when the above described activities are completed. TFJ shall have the following powers: a. The power to seek appropriate medical treatment or attention on behalf of myself or the child named above as may be required by the circumstances, including without limitation, that of a licensed medical physician and/or a hospital b. The power to authorize medical treatment or medical procedures in an emergency situation; and c. The power to make appropriate decisions regarding clothing, bodily nourishment and shelter.
Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under Florida law.
I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to sign this Agreement and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before signing. I further agree and acknowledge that I am free to have my own legal counsel review this Agreement if I so desire. I further agree and acknowledge that TFJ has offered to refund any fees I have paid to use its facilities if I choose not to sign this Agreement.
ARM’S LENGTH AGREEMENT
This Agreement and each of its terms are the product of an arm’s length negotiation between the Parties. In the event any ambiguity is found to exist in the interpretation of this Agreement, or any of its provisions, the Parties, and each of them, explicitly reject the application of any legal or equitable rule of interpretation which would lead to a construction either “for” or “against” a particular party based upon their status as the drafter of a specific term, language, or provision giving rise to such ambiguity.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement, whether standing alone or as applied to a particular occurrence or circumstance, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement or of any other applications of such provision, as the case may be, and such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be deemed not to be a part of this Agreement.
The parties will attempt to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement through friendly negotiations amongst the parties. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation within 30 days, the parties will resolve the dispute by binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award will be final, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having proper jurisdiction.
I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE, I VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.