[Including Assumption of Risk and Agreement of Release and Indemnity]
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.
This Agreement must be signed by all adult participants in activities of The Riveter, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company (“Riveter”). If the participant is a minor, it must be signed by his or her parent or legal (court appointed) guardian, who signs for himself or herself and, if allowed by law, the minor participant. “Participant” as used in this Agreement includes participants of Riveter Activities (see below) and other persons in an activity area. In consideration of the services of Riveter, I, an adult participant or parent or legal guardian of a participant who is a minor, acknowledge and agree as follows:
ACTIVITIES: This Agreement applies to facilities operated by Riveter, whether or not on premises owned by the Riveter, leased from third parties or otherwise used by Riveter, and all “Riveter Activities”, which include, but are not limited to, the following: the use of roped (toprope, auto-belay and lead climbing) climbing walls, bouldering areas, weights and other training and fitness equipment, the use of bikes on dirt and wood features, and on bike park features, participation in activities or events including gear demonstrations, parties, clinics, training, yoga and other fitness classes, remote outdoor climbing and biking, camps and classes, travel to other activity sites, use of the gym, use of parking areas, the rental or borrowing of equipment from Riveter, and other activities and use of Riveter Facilities and equipment located at Riveter gym or elsewhere.
RISKS: I recognize and understand that there are risks, hazards and danger in Riveter Activities, inherent and otherwise, and that participation could result in injuries of all kinds, including serious injury or death. The risks involved in Riveter Activities include, but are not limited to: hazards in traveling to the location of an activity; parking and moving about parking and other areas in the vicinity of the Riveter gym or other activity site; falling, collision with objects, people or structures, falling onto uneven, worn or hard landing surfaces; being struck by other participants or objects; loose handholds or loose rocks or loose dirt, equipment failure even if equipment is properly used; the conduct, including negligent conduct, of other participants, visitors and staff; harm due to exposure to weather, plants or wildlife; and the aggravation of pre-existing conditions. These and other risks are inherent in a visit to a Riveter Facilities or other activity site – that is, they cannot be eliminated without changing the nature of the visit and participation in Riveter Activities. Participation in Riveter Activities is voluntary and participants may withdraw from participation at any time.
ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: Understanding these risks and dangers, and understanding that other risks will be encountered, I expressly assume all risks associated with Riveter Activities, inherent and otherwise, and whether or not described above. If the participant is a minor, I have explained the activities and risks to him or her, and the minor wishes to participate in the Riveter Activities nevertheless.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY: I, an adult participant, or parent or guardian of a participant who is a minor (for myself and, to the maxi- mum extent allowed by law, on behalf of the minor) agree not to sue, and to release, discharge and indemnify (that is, defend and pay, including costs and attorney’s fees) The Riveter LLC, lessees and owners of the Riveter Facilities, and lessees and owners of other properties on which Riveter Activities are conducted, and their respective members, owners, managers, directors and staff (“Released Parties”) with respect to any damages, claims, liability, or causes of action arising out of my or the minor child’s visit to Riveter Facilities, or other site where Riveter Activities take place, the use of Riveter Facilities and equipment and participation in Riveter Activities. The obligation to indemnify includes any claim, liability, or cause of action by third parties, including other visitors, and a member of my, or the minor participant’s, families, arising out of my, or the minor participant’s, visit to the Riveter gym, other Riveter Facilities or other Riveter activity sites, the use of Riveter facilities and equipment and participation in Riveter Activities. These agreements of release and indemnity include claims of negligence (but not gross negligence or intentionally wrongful conduct) of a Released Party.
OTHER: I, or the minor participant, am capable of participating in Riveter Activities and have no mental or physical condition that would cause me or the minor participant to be a danger to ourselves or others. I understand that I am responsible for assessing the quality of my, and the minor participant’s, climbing, biking, or fitness gear brought to the gym or other activity site and declare that it is in good condition for use. I understand that Riveter is not liable for any lost or stolen equipment or personal items brought to Riveter Facilities or other Riveter activity site. I understand that in order to participate in Riveter Activities I, for myself or for the minor participant of whom I am a parent or legal guardian, must sign this agreement; I, or the minor, must complete whatever instructional program Riveter requires for the particular activity; and I, or the minor, must read and abide by the Riveter Rules and Regulations. In the event of an accident, I authorize Riveter to stabilize and obtain medical care, including transportation to a medical facility, for me or the minor participant if, in the opinion of Riveter, medical care is needed and I am unable to make such decisions for myself. I agree to pay all costs associated with such actions on the part of Riveter, and to indemnify and hold Riveter harmless from any consequences resulting from such care.
POLICIES. I, an adult participant, or parent or guardian of a participant who is a minor, acknowledge and agree: (1) to read and abide by the General Polices, the Bike Park Policies, and the Climbing Gym Policies as posted on the Riveter’s website, as well as, any and all other policies posted at the Riveter or at any facilities operated by the Riveter (collectively the “Riveter Policies”), including the policy that, at all times, a parent or guardian must accompany and supervise any participant 14 years or younger; and (2) that the Riveter has the right to suspend or terminate any participant’s membership or participation in Riveter Activities or access to Riveter Facilities for violation of any of the Riveter Policies.
Riveter is hereby authorized to take photos and video of me or the minor in connection with participation in Riveter Activities and has my permission to use my, or the minor’s, name and likeness, without compensation, for marketing and other promotional purposes. If a party seeks either to enforce its rights under this Agreement or seeks a declaration of any rights or obligations under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be awarded its reasonable attorney fees, and costs and expenses incurred. I understand that this Agreement shall continue in effect and remain in force in perpetuity from the date it is executed, and covers my, or the minor participant’s, participation in all Riveter Activities including use of its facilities, equipment and parking areas.
If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid, the remaining portions shall survive and continue in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws (but not the conflict of laws provisions which might invoke the laws of another juris- diction) of the State of North Carolina and for any suit, mediation or other resolution of a dispute arising under this Agreement I, for myself and on behalf of the minor participant hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of North Carolina with venue proper in Henderson County, North Carolina. I voluntarily waive any right I or the minor child may have to a jury trial in any action under this Agreement.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ, UNDERSTAND, AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I intend for it to apply to the fullest extent allowed by law, and to be binding upon members of my, or the minor child’s, family, and our respective, heirs, assigns, and administrators.
Date: June 1, 2023