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PARADOX SPORTS ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, INDEMNIFICATION, AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

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WAIVER/RELEASE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19

ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

In consideration of being allowed to participate on behalf of Paradox Sports adaptive climbing program(s) and related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,

 I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,

 I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,

 I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Paradox Sports their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, volunteers, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk

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 backcountry is a dynamic, unpredictable environment. The following describes some, but not all, of the risks, which may result in serious injury or death:

The presence of uneven terrain is a fundamental aspect of rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and the locations where such activities take place. Slips and falls may occur, as may rocks, ice, or other objects fall from above. Wintry environments present the constant threat of avalanches and crevasses; snow stability is incredibly difficult to predict and avalanche danger is present on all types of terrain. Weather may change suddenly, bringing with it severe hot or cold, lightning, and precipitation.

Participants should constantly self-evaluate their comfort and physical suitability for activities. Hot and cold related injuries such as hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke present a constant threat; traditionally correlated hot injuries can occur in cold environments, and vice versa. Likewise, acute mountain sickness, cerebral and pulmonary edema, and other altitude-related issues can occur at any altitude, particularly for those living at much lower altitudes than the activities taking place. It is up to the Participant to monitor themselves and raise concerns with Paradox.

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.

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:

1) 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; 

 

2) 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; 

 

3) 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 

 

4) 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. 

 

Arbitration

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. 

Photography/Videography Release

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.

Parents or Guardians must also sign if the Participant is UNDER 18.

First Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*

Phone*
First Participant's Date of Birth*
First Participant's Signature*
Second Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Second Participant's Date of Birth*
Third Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Third Participant's Date of Birth*
Fourth Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Fourth Participant's Date of Birth*
Fifth Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Fifth Participant's Date of Birth*
Sixth Participant's Name

First Name*

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Sixth Participant's Date of Birth*
Seventh Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Seventh Participant's Date of Birth*
Eighth Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Eighth Participant's Date of Birth*
Ninth Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Ninth Participant's Date of Birth*
Tenth Participant's Name

First Name*

Last Name*
Tenth Participant's Date of Birth*
Parent or Guardian's Email Address

Email
A signed copy of this waiver will be sent to the email address you provide.
Parent(s) or court-appointed legal guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 18 years of age). This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian, with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.
Parent or Guardian's Name

First Name*

Last Name*

Relationship*

Phone*
Parent or Guardian's Date of Birth*
Parent or Guardian's Signature*
Electronic Signature Consent*
By checking here, you are consenting to the use of your electronic signature in lieu of an original signature on paper. You have the right to request that you sign a paper copy instead. By checking here, you are waiving that right. After consent, you may, upon written request to us, obtain a paper copy of an electronic record. No fee will be charged for such copy and no special hardware or software is required to view it. Your agreement to use an electronic signature with us for any documents will continue until such time as you notify us in writing that you no longer wish to use an electronic signature. There is no penalty for withdrawing your consent. You should always make sure that we have a current email address in order to contact you regarding any changes, if necessary.


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