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In consideration of being allowed to participate in programs, events, and/or use the equipment of Paradox Sports, their officers, agents, employees, volunteers, subsidiaries, and all other persons or entities associated (hereinafter referred collectively to as Paradox) I, the Participant, and the Participants parent(s) or legal guardian(s) if the Participant is a minor, agree as follows:
While Paradox has taken reasonable steps to provide me appropriate equipment and exercise sound judgment, the activities are not without risk. These risks are inherent in the type of activity Paradox is helping me enjoy, and all risk cannot be fully mitigated without destroying the very nature of the activity itself. The following describes some, but not all, of the risks, which may result in serious injury or death: slips and falls, collisions with the climbing wall from falling, collisions with the ground, musculoskeletal injuries and strains from exercise and use, collisions with other participants.
Participants should constantly self-evaluate their comfort and physical suitability for activities. It is up to the Participant to monitor themselves and raise concerns with Paradox. As a participant, I understand that the choice to rely on a belayer(s) and/or spotter(s) is mine alone. Paradox makes no guarantee as to the proficiency or any belayers or spotters, and it is up to me to ensure their ability to belay or spot has been properly certified by the host facility.
Nearly all of these activities rely on the use of equipment. Paradox undertakes reasonable measures to ensure its equipment is serviceable and suitable for use. However, it makes no warranties as to the condition, suitability, or proper use of said equipment. Any equipment can malfunction. Participants should inspect all equipment themselves and, as always, not hesitate to raise concerns with Paradox.
These activities are being conducted within a host climbing gym or other facility. Paradox makes no warranty as to the suitability or safety of the host facility, staff, or equipment. Furthermore, participant acknowledges that they have been made aware of and complied with any of the safety and health requirements of the host facility, and have understood and executed any waiver agreements required by that facility.
I acknowledge these risks, that this list is far from exhaustive and merely exemplary, and that the staff of Paradox has been available to me to explain the nature and demands of my program and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers. I understand that I am the best judge of my own abilities and experience level, and that I, not Paradox, am responsible for the consequences of activities I choose to perform. I assume and accept full responsibility for myself for bodily injury, death, and loss of personal property and expenses as a result of these risks.
I thus certify that I have no physical or mental condition that precludes me from participating in the Programs and that I am not participating against medical advice. I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity.
Release and Waiver of Claims; Indemnification Agreement
In consideration of the aforementioned participation, I furthermore agree:
TO WAIVE ALL CLAIMS I have or may have against Paradox arising from my participation or use of any equipment provided by Paradox. I understand that I am releasing any and all claims that arise from any negligent acts or conduct of Paradox to the fullest extent permitted by the law. However, nothing in this agreement shall be construed as a release for conduct that is grossly negligent or intentional;
TO ASSUME ALL RISKS of participating in the activities and using the equipment, even those caused by the negligent acts or conduct of Paradox. I understand that there are inherent risks of participating in these activities and using the equipment, which may be both foreseen and unforeseen and include serious injury and death;
TO RELEASE Paradox from all liability for any loss, damage, injury, death, or expense that I (or my next of kin) may suffer, arising out of participation in the activity and use of equipment, including while receiving instruction and/or training; and
TO INDEMNIFY Paradox from all liability for any loss, damage, injury, death, or expense that I (or my next of kin) may suffer, arising out of participation in the activity and use of equipment.
The Participant, and the Participants parent(s) or legal guardian(s) if Participant is a minor, hereby agrees to submit any dispute arising from participation in the Programs to binding arbitration. Submission shall be unlimited. For such disputes, there shall be a three-member arbitration panel, consisting of two party-appointed arbitrators (one appointed by each party) and one neutral arbitrator (collectively, the Panel) to be chosen by the party appointed arbitrators. The neutral arbitrator shall be an officer or director of any entity that operates an outdoor guide service offering the same type of Program from which the dispute arises in the United States. In the event that the two party-appointed arbitrators are not able to agree on a third, neutral arbitrator within 20 days of their appointment, the neutral arbitrator shall be appointed by the United States District Court, for the District of Colorado, utilizing the selection criteria for the neutral as set forth above. Each party shall pay its own costs, including the costs associated with the party-appointed arbitrators, and the parties shall share equally the costs associated with the neutral arbitrator. The arbitration proceeding shall proceed in the county and state in which the Programs occurred and shall be governed by the Federal Rules of Evidence. The Panel shall establish a reasonable and appropriate discovery schedule to expeditiously resolve this matter. As a threshold matter, the Panel shall confirm whether the Waiver and Release contained in this Agreement are enforceable under applicable law.
Participant hereby grants to Paradox, its representatives, and employees the right to take photographs and video of Participant in connection with Participants participation in the Programs. Participant hereby authorizes Paradox to copyright, use, and publish the same in print and/or electronically. Participant hereby agrees that Paradox may use such photographs and video of Participant for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I MAY BE WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR ALL FUTURE CLIMBING CLUB AND PARADOX ACTIVITES UNLESS AND UNTIL EXPRESSLY REVOKED IN WRITING.