Goshala-BJ & Animal Care
Release and Waiver of Liability
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT THAT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!
This Release and waiver of liability in favor of Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, a California nonprofit corporation, their directors, officers, employees, visitors/volunteers, agents, partner non profits and partner animal sanctuaries that they support or host their volunteer events with/at.
The visitor/Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily and without duress executes this release under the following terms:
Photo/Video release permission- I understand that Goshala-BJ & Animal Care may take my photos and/or videos of program participants without any compensation during program activities and events for use in educational or promotional materials in print, multimedia, or web form. I grant permission for the use of my (or my minor child’s) photo/video.
Release and Waiver: Visitor/Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless Goshala-bj & animal care, and partners and their successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from Visitor/Volunteer’s activities with Goshala-BJ & animal care, and partners.
Visitor/Volunteer understands that this Release discharges Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, and Partners from any liability or claim that the visitor/Volunteer may have against Goshala-BJ Animal Care and Partners with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from Visitor/Volunteer’s activities with Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, and Partners, whether caused by the negligence of Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, and partners or their officers, directors, employees, or agents or otherwise.
Visitor/Volunteer also understands that Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, and its partners do not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.
Medical Treatment-Visitor/Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, and its partners from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the Visitor/Volunteer’s cavities with Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, and Partners.
Assumption of the Risk. The visitor/Volunteer understands that the activities include work that may be hazardous to the visitor/volunteer, including but not limited to, close interaction with very large animals, activities on unimproved or uneven ground and pasture, exposure to insects and wild animals, exposure to farm equipment, tools, and structures. Visitor/Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm in the activities and releases Goshala-BJ & Animal Care and partners from all liability for injury, illness, death, or property damage resulting from the activities.
Insurance. The visitor/volunteer understands that except as otherwise agreed to in writing, Goshala-BJ & Animal Care, and Partners do not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for any visitor/volunteer. Each visitor/volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own medical or health insurance coverage.
In return for being allowed to participate in Goshala- BJ & Animal care & its partners volunteer activities and all related activities, including any activities incidental to such participation (“Volunteer Activities”), the undersigned Volunteer or Parent/Legal Guardian of Volunteer if Volunteer is under age 18 (hereafter referred to using “I”, “me”, or “my”) hereby grants to Goshala BJ Animal Care, and each of its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, advertising or promotional agencies, and partners, and all such entities’ officers, directors, agents, employees, respective successors and assigns (collectively, “Authorized Parties”), the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to use, publish, broadcast and/or copyright the use of Volunteer’s name, address, voice, photograph and/or likeness, caricature, and personal information, in its current form or as retouched, digitized, cropped, altered, distorted or modified in any way, in any and all advertising, promotional, or other materials based upon or derived from the Volunteer Activities in any manner, in any media whatsoever for any and all purposes, including by way of example but without limitation advertising, promoting or publicizing products and services throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised (including without limitation on the Internet), without additional compensation. I further agree that anything derived therefrom will be owned solely by the Authorized Parties. I shall not authorize the use of any print, negative or other copy thereof by anyone other than the Authorized Parties.
(for Remote volunteers)
I agree to keep all the research information shared with me confidential by not discussing or sharing the research information in any form or format with anyone other than the Researcher(s. I will return all research information in any form or format to the Researcher(s)when I have completed the research tasks. After consulting with the Researcher(s), erase or destroy all research information in any form or format regarding this research project that is not returnable to the Researcher(s) (e.g., information stored on a computer hard drive).
I understand that this document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state in which the Volunteer Activities take place and agree that if any portion of this Agreement is invalid, the remainder will continue in full legal force and effect.
Today's date: October 4, 2023