Participant Agreement, Release and Assumption of Risk (The Agreement) – Waterboyz-WBZ, inc.
I have voluntarily elected to use and, if applicable, to allow the minor child(ren) identified above and all minor children under my supervision and referred to individually and collectively herein as “Child”, to use the Waterboyz facilities and equipment located at 380 N. 9th Ave. Pensacola, FL 32502 (the “Waterboyz Facility”). In consideration for being allowed to use said facilities and equipment, and any other services provided by Waterboyz-WBZ, inc. or its employees or agents at said location, or any other location within the State of Florida, I represent, acknowledge and agree as follows:
I acknowledge and agree that this Agreement covers and is intended to release and provide other benefits, legal protections, and consideration to Waterboyz-WBZ, inc. and their respective and collective agents, owners, officers, managers, shareholders, affiliates, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their respective or collective behalf (collectively, “WBZ”)
RELEASE OF POTENTIAL INJURIES
I acknowledge and agree that the use of skateboards and the other equipment at the Waterboyz Facility and that participating in skateboarding and other activities is inherently and obviously dangerous. These risks include serious physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, damage to myself, the Child, and/or third parties, and damage to personal property of any or all such persons. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity, which I further agree is for recreational purposes and completely voluntary. I acknowledge and agree that, while the skatepark and other activities that take place at the Waterboyz Facility are monitored generally by Waterboyz Facility employees, it is not feasible for such employees to monitor the activities and actions of all customers at all times or all customers simultaneously. Furthermore, Waterboyz Facility employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant’s health or abilities. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
VOLUNTARY ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I acknowledge and agree that I and the Child are participating voluntarily at our own risk. I acknowledge and agree that the actions or activities of other customers or the actions or inactions of Waterboyz Facility employees could cause me or the Child significant bodily injury (as described in this Agreement), and that WBZ is not responsible for the actions or activities of customers using the Waterboyz Facility or the negligence of its employees in supervising the Waterboyz Facility or its usage, including actions, activities, or omissions that result in such harm. Some of the risks include, but are not limited to, the following:
a) Participants may die or become paralyzed, partially or fully, through their use of the Waterboyz facility and participation in Waterboyz activities.
b) Participants may suffer cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, the transmission of disease strains and allergic reactions through use of the Waterboyz Facility equipment or contact with other participants or surfaces they have contacted. Participants may sprain, pull, break or otherwise seriously externally or internally injure their head, face (including nose and teeth/jaw), neck, torso, spine, arms, wrists, hands, legs, ankles, feet or other body parts as a result of falling off the ramp(s) or other equipment, landing improperly on the ramps or other equipment, or making contact with other participants. As noted in paragraph a) above, such injuries can lead to paralysis, disfigurement or death. Participation may result in heat stroke, heart attacks, dehydration and other exertion-related medical events.
c) Participants may fall on each other, resulting in broken bones and other serious injuries.
d) Traveling to and from ramps can result in similar physical injury (even if the participant is not himself or herself ridingat the time).
e) Observing, standing, sitting or taking photographs at or near any ramp or activity can result in similar physical injury (even if the observer is not himself or herself participating at the time).
AGREEMENT TO PAY MY OWN MEDICAL EXPENSES
I acknowledge, accept, and assume the risk of any and all medical conditions, limitations, or disabilities (whether temporary or permanent) that I or the Child possess, whether known or unknown, which might contribute to or exacerbate any injury I or the Child might sustain as a result of using the Waterboyz Facility or any of its equipment. I acknowledge and agree that if medical assistance (of any form, including emergency care, hospitalization, out-patient care, and/or physical therapy) is required or performed as a result of any injury I or the Child sustains while using the Waterboyz Facility, such assistance shall be at my own expense.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
The Releasing Parties hereby forever, irrevocably and unconditionally release, waive, relinquish, discharge from liability and covenant not to sue WBZ, and their successors, predecessors-in-interest, and insurers (collectively, the“Releasees") from any and all claims, demands, rights, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, debts, costs, losses, charges, expenses, attorneys’ fees, damages, judgments and liabilities, of whatever kind or nature, in law, equity or otherwise, whether now known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden, related to or arising, directly or indirectly, from my or the Child’s access to and/or use of the Waterboyz Facility, premises and/or its equipment (whether skate ramps or otherwise), the Child’s and/or my entry into the Waterboyz Facility, the condition, maintenance, inspection, supervision, control or security of the Waterboyz Facility, the failure to warn of dangerous conditions in connection with the Waterboyz Facility, and/or the acts or omissions of WBZ or any of the Releasees, including, without limitation, any claim for negligence, failure to warn or other omission, property damage, personal injury, emotional injury, illness, bodily harm, paralysis or death. I understand that this release and waiver applies not only to use of the skatepark, but also all other equipment, and all activities and games at the Waterboyz Facility. I understand that this release and waiver applies to and includes all activities that I or my Child engage in at the premises, whether inside or outside the Waterboyz Facility. In the event that any claim released herein is brought by, or asserted on behalf of, the Releasing Parties, I shall immediately defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees, and any of them, from any loss or liability, including reasonable attorneys' fees, associated therewith or arising therefrom.
I understand and fully acknowledge and agree that all of the risks identified herein and any other risks associated with use of the Waterboyz facility and its equipment are beyond the control of the Releasees. I agree and acknowledge that should WBZ or any other Releasee or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorneys' fees and/or costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to immediately defend, indemnify and hold WBZ and any other Releasee or them harmless for and against all such attorneys’ fees and/or costs.
ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES; TIME LIMIT TO BRING CLAIM
I understand that by agreeing to arbitrate any dispute as set forth in this section, I am waiving my right, and the right(s) of the minor child(ren) above, to maintain a lawsuit against WBZ and the other Releasees for any and all claims covered by this Agreement. By agreeing to arbitrate, I understand that I will NOT have the right to have my claim determined by a jury, and the minor child(ren) above will NOT have the right to have claim(s) determined by a jury. Reciprocally, WBZ and the other Releasees waive their right to maintain a lawsuit against me and the minor child(ren) above for any and all claims covered by this Agreement, and they will not have the right to have their claim(s) determined by a jury. ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO MY OR THE CHILD’S ACCESS TO AND/OR USE OF THE WATERBOYZ PREMISES AND/OR ITS EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION OF THE SCOPE OR APPLICABILITY OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, SHALL BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE YEAR OF ITS ACCRUAL (i.e., the date of the alleged injury) AND BE DETERMINED BY ARBITRATION IN THE COUNTY OF THE WATERBOYZ FACILITY, FLORIDA, BEFORE ONE ARBITRATOR. THE ARBITRATION SHALL BE PURSUANT TO ITS RULE 16.1 EXPEDITED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES. JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION. THIS CLAUSE SHALL NOT PRECLUDE PARTIES FROM SEEKING PROVISIONAL REMEDIES IN AID OF ARBITRATION FROM A COURT OF APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION. This Agreement shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without regard to choice of law principles. Notwithstanding the provision with respect to the applicable substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C., Sec. 1-16). I understand and acknowledge Rule 16.1 Expedited Procedures; and, Policy On Consumer Minimum Standards Of Procedural Fairness.
PHOTO/VIDEO/SOCIAL MEDIA WAIVER
In connection with my and the Child’s use of the Waterboyz Facility, I consent to the recording of the Child’s and my physical likeness through mechanical, photographic, technical, digital, electronic or other means (“Recordings”). I hereby consent to and authorize WBZ and its agents, representatives, employees, successors and assigns to use, in perpetuity, such Recordings, as well as the Child’s name and my name, for any purpose, including advertising, promoting, exploiting and/or publicizing any Waterboyz Facility. I further agree that the foregoing includes the consent to use the Child’s and/or my physical likeness in any form. In addition, I waive any and all claims I may have in connection with the Recordings.
TERM OF AGREEMENT
I understand that this agreement extends forever into the future and will have full force and legal effect each and every time I or my child(ren)/ward(s) visit Waterboyz, whether at the current location or any other location or facility.
SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: I AND EACH CHILD AGREE TO FOLLOW THE CODE OF PATRON RESPONSIBILITY:
a) You acknowledge that there are inherent risks in the participation in or on any skateboard ramps, and that such risks include not only the use of skateboards, but other activities and equipment. Patrons of a skateboard park who use a skateboard or other wheeled equipment, and those who engage in any other activities or use any other equipment, by participation, accept the risks inherent in such participation of which the ordinary prudent person is or should be aware. Patrons have a duty to exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner while using the skatepark and other equipment, and while engaging in such activities. Patrons have a duty to obey all oral or written warnings, or both, prior to or during participation, or both.
b) You have a duty to not participate in any activity on any skatepark ramp, or engage in any other activity or use any other equipment, when under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
c) You have a duty to properly use all safety equipment provided, for the skatepark, or otherwise.
d) You have a duty to not participate in any activity on any skatepark ramp, or engage in other activities or use other equipment, if you have pre-existing medical conditions, circulatory conditions, heart or lung conditions, recent surgeries, back or neck conditions, knee or ankle conditions, high blood pressure, known pregnancy, any history of spine, musculoskeletal or head injuries, or if you may be pregnant.
e) You have a duty to remove inappropriate attire including hard, sharp or dangerous objects such as buckles, pens, purses, badges and so forth.
f) You have a duty to avoid bodily contact with other patrons.
g) You have a duty to conform with or meet height, weight or age restrictions imposed by the manufacturer or owner to use or participate in any skateboard park activity, whether involving the use of skateboards, or otherwise.
h) You have a duty to avoid crowding or overloading individual sections of the skatepark, or other equipment.
i) You have a duty to use the skatepark ramps, and other equipment, within your own limitations, training and acquired skills.
j) You have a duty to avoid landing on the head or neck. Serious injuries, paralysis or death can occur when landing on the skatepark ramps, or elsewhere, whether involving the skateboard, other equipment, or otherwise.
k) You also agree to follow and obey all posted and stated warnings and patron education signs.
l) You agree to explain all safety rules to each Child you accompany, and to ensure that each Child obeys the safety rules.
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I have had sufficient opportunity to read this document. I have read and understood and agree to be bound by its terms. I understand that employees working at the Waterboyz Facility, including the manager, do not have the authority to waive any provision of this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes and contains the entire agreement between WBZ and me relating to the Child’s and my use of the Waterboyz Facility. There are no other agreements, oral, written, or implied, with respect to such matters. I agree that if any portion of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force.
By signing below, I represent and warrant that I am the parent, legal guardian, or power-of-attorney of the above listed Child(ren) and have the authority to execute this Agreement on his/her or their behalf and to act on his/her or their behalf. I have read each and every paragraph in this document and I and they agree to be bound by the terms stated therein, including the release of liability contained therein. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all claims which are brought by or on behalf of this or these minor Child or Children, or any of them, which are in any way connected with, arise out of, or result from their use of the Waterboyz Facility. I am 18 years of age or older. I am entering this agreement on behalf of myself, my spouse or domestic partner, the Child, and our respective and/or collective issue, parents, siblings, heirs, assigns, personal representatives, estate(s), and anyone else who can claim by or through such person or persons (collectively, the “Releasing Parties”).
IN SUMMARY, BY MY SIGNATURE BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF I OR ANY OF MY CHILDREN ARE INJURED IN ANY WAY, THIS WAIVER PREVENTS AND PROHIBITS ANY RECOVERY OF MONEY FROM ANY WATERBOYZ-WBZ, INC. RELATED ENTITY.
Dated: September 26, 2023