USE, ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY, AND WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING
THIS AGREEMENT IS ENTERED INTO January 29, 2023 (EFFECTIVE DATE) BETWEEN ST ANDREWS MANAGEMENT LTD, A COLORADO CORPORATION, DBA FRONT RANGE ANGLERS (FRA) WITH ITS PRINCIPAL OFFICES AT 2344 PEARL STREET BOULDER CO 80302. IN CONSIDERATION FOR MY BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN GUIDED FLY FISHING WITH FRA, I ASSUME THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ACTIVITY, AND TO RELEASE FRA FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY OF GUIDED FLY FISHING. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
I agree to the following Waiver and Release: I am aware that I am being GUIDED AND TRANSPORTED by a Guide, contracted or employed by FRA. I acknowledge that fly fishing involves inherent risks, hazards and dangers associated with all outdoor activities in backcountry, wilderness and mountainous areas that cannot be eliminated. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INCLUDE WITHOUT LIMITATION:
- Water hazards and wading in the rivers including drowning;
- Hiking in rugged country;
- Injuries from fishing equipment and other participants;
- Encounters with wildlife, animals, and insects;
- Temperature extremes, inclement weather conditions, and unavailability of immediate medical attention in the wilderness in case of injury;
- Dehydration, altitude sickness/other issues associated with high altitude;
- Risks associated with driving, to/from fishing destination(s)
I understand that no guide service can guarantee absolute safety in wilderness environments, and I agree to assume responsibility for my own safety. I understand that I assume all responsibility for any negligence. I affirm that my general health is good and that I am not under a doctor’s care for any condition that might endanger the life or health of myself or others participating in this outdoor activity. I understand that I have responsibilities. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing me to participate and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. I AM VOLUNTARILY USING THE SERVICES OF FRA WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE INHERENT RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS INVOLVED AND HEREBY ASSUME AND ACCEPT ANY AND ALL RISKS OF INJURY, PARALYSIS, OR DEATH.
I expressly assume the risks of personal injury, death and property damage set forth above and waive any claims based on negligence or breach of warranty I might assert on my own behalf against Front Range Anglers, Inc. its officers, directors, employees and agents for personal injuries, death and/or property damage sustained while participating in guided fly fishing with FRA.
Front Range Anglers (FRA) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken during a Adventure Travel or Guide Trip or Event sponsored by FRA, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. FRA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by FRA including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian. A person attending a FRA trip/event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact FRA at 2344 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302, in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. FRA will use the photo for identification purposes and will hold it in confidence. By participating in a FRA trip/event or by failing to notify FRA, in writing, your desire to not have your photograph used by FRA, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify FRA from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness. Any person or organization not affiliated with FRA may not use, copy, alter or modify FRA photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from FRA.
Lastly, I, for myself, my heirs, successors, executors, and subrogates, hereby KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE AND RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS FRA, their directors, officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, suits, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this activity including, but not limited to, NEGLIGENCE of any kind or nature, whether foreseen or unforeseen, arising directly or indirectly out of any damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death to me or my property as a result of my engaging in these activities or the use of these services, animals or equipment, whether such damage, loss, injury, paralysis, or death results from negligence of FRA or from some other cause. I, for myself, my heirs, my successors, executors, and subrogates, further agree not to sue FRA as a result of any injury, paralysis, or death suffered in connection with my use and participation in the activities of FRA.
I ACKNOWLEDGE I HAVE CAREFULLY READ, CLEARLY UNDERSTAND, AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT. I am aware that I am releasing certain legal rights that I otherwise may have and I enter into this agreement on behalf of myself (and/or my minor children). My signature on this document indicates that I have read the entire document, understand it completely and agree to be bound by its terms.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Guests may cancel their trip up to 24 hrs pre-scheduled trip departure time without penalty. Trips that depart the FRA Shop are non-refundable.
Regulatory Information: Section 12-55/5-105(I)(c) and 1(d), C.R.S. requires outfitters to be bonded and requires an outfitter to possess the minimum level of liability insurance. Front Range Anglers is insured through Philadelphia Insurance Co and bonded with Western Surety. Proof of bond and insurance is available upon request. The activities of outfitters are regulated by the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Outfitter #2160.
Date: January 29, 2023
ALL ANGLERS MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 PROVISION:
- COVID-19 is highly contagious, and can be spread person to person, by breath, physical contact, and contact with surfaces. Infected people can have a wide range of symptoms from mild symptoms to severe illness;
- Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus: COVID-19 symptoms include, but are not limited to the following: Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing: Fever >100.4 F; Chills; Repeated shaking with chills; Muscle pain; Headache; Sore throat; New loss of taste or smell; Trouble breathing; Persistent pain or pressure in the chest; New confusion or inability to arouse; and/or Bluish lips or face. This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. If you develop any of these emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get emergency medical attention immediately;
- I acknowledge that I am healthy, am not showing any COVID-19 symptoms, and have not tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 21 days. I also affirm that I have not been in contact with another person who I know has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 21 days.;
- Participation in FRA Guided Fly Fishing is VOLUNTARY, and I am fully aware that such an activity involves the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 due to person to person contact, as well as contact with surfaces and/or gear that has been touched by other anglers or FRA employees. This gear includes, but is not limited to: waders, boots, rods, reels, nets wading staffs, and any other gear necessary for the activity of Guided Fly Fishing.
- Based on the foregoing, by voluntarily participating in the activity of Guided Fly Fishing, I knowingly and voluntarily assume the risk of unintentional exposure to or infection by COVID-19 that may result from engaging in the activity of Guided Fly Fishing or that may result from the actions, omissions, and/or negligence of Front Range Anglers, its directors, officers, employees, and agents. I further understand that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death, and I assume these risks by participating in this activity.
- I knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally waive, release, indemnify and hold harmless Front Range Anglers, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for claims, causes of action, liabilities, suits, and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees), which are related to or arise from my participation in the activity of Guided Fly Fishing and the unintentional exposure to COVID-19 or harm due to COVID-19.
In consideration of the above, and symptoms not being present, FRA allows participation in the activities of Guided Fly Fishing which include, without limitation, the use of its services, and equipment, and I agree to abide by the following Waiver, Release, and COVID-19 Addendum.
The undersigned, hereby joins in the foregoing Waiver and Release and hereby stipulates and agrees to save and hold harmless, indemnify, and forever defend FRA, their directors, officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from and against any claims, actions, demands, expenses, liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees), and NEGLIGENCE made or bought for participation in the activities of FRA and his or her use of the property, transportation, if any, and facilities of FRA.
Date: January 29, 2023