BIG ISLAND CLIMBING INDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT I WILL WAIVE OR GIVE UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE OR CLAIM COMPENSATION FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
I, the undersigned, understand that in consideration of using the facilities, climbing walls, equipment and/or participating in activities of Big Island Climbing – Indoor Adventure Center (“BIC”), I must obey all rules and regulations of BIC regarding indoor rock climbing and its programs. I acknowledge that indoor rock climbing entails inherent risks such as death, injury, paralysis, and damage to myself, to property, or to third parties, including but not limited to: equipment failure, falling climbers, broken and/or falling holds, loose holds, the negligence of BIC or its agents, the negligence of guests or visitors of BIC, the negligence of the designers, manufacturers, or installers of the indoor rock climbing wall or its equipment, the negligence of the belayers, slips, falls, or collisions or other such actions occurring while using the indoor rock climbing wall.
I hereby voluntarily release and forever discharge BIC from any and all liability, and agree to indemnify and forever hold harmless BIC from any and all claims, liabilities, demands, or causes of action, including any claims which I, my heirs, next of kin, assigns, estate, or personal representatives have or may have, which are in any way connected with my participation in indoor rock climbing, or any activities of BIC, or use of its equipment or facilities (collectively the “Activities”).
I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in these Activities, both known and unknown, whether caused or alleged to be caused by the ordinary negligence or omissions of BIC. I realize that by voluntarily assuming the risks involved, I will be solely responsible for my death or any injury or damage that I may sustain.
I certify to that I am at least eighteen (18) years of age or older, physically and mentally capable of safely participating in indoor rock climbing and that any personal belayer and equipment that I use as part of my climb are appropriate and properly qualified for my climb. I further certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating in these Activities and I am willing to assume and bear the costs of all risks that may arise from these Activities.
Terms and Conditions Waiver – Big Island Climbing and Pā’ani VR Virtual Reality Arcade
TO: Big Island Climbing Indoor Adventure Center and Pā’ani VR Virtual Reality Arcade, a corporation incorporated under the laws of The United States of America, its agents, owners, officers, affiliates, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as “BIC”): This Assumption of Risks, Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims and Indemnity Agreement (the “Agreement”), together with any documents referred to herein, governs the User’s (described below) use of Pā’ani VR’s virtual reality equipment with various virtual reality content and/or software (the “Services”), at 126 Keawe Street, Hilo, HI (the “Premises”). In this Release Agreement, the term “Virtual Reality Arcade Activities” shall include but is not limited to: utilization of a Virtual Reality headset, observation of the use of a virtual reality headset, and all activities, services and use of facilities and equipment either provided by or arranged by Pā’ani VR including competitions.
By using the Services I confirm that I accept the terms of this Agreement and that I agree to abide by them. The words “I” and “me” in this Agreement refers to the User. Should I access the Services on the behalf of another legal entity, I hereby warrant that I have the authority, actual or implied, to bind that entity to the Agreement. In using the Services, I represent and warrant that I have the capacity to enter into a legal agreement in the state of Indiana. If I do not have the capacity to enter into a legal agreement in the state of Hawaii, I may not use the Services unless a parent or legal guardian agrees and consents to this Agreement on my behalf. By permitting a person who lacks capacity to utilize the Services, the parent or legal guardian is hereby bound by this Agreement
IN CONSIDERATION OF Pā’ani VR Virtual Reality Arcade allowing the User to use the Services, the User agrees as follows on behalf of themselves, their spouse, children, parents, heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate:
I am aware that participation in Virtual Reality Arcade Activities as defined in this agreement, involves certain risks, dangers and hazards. These may include, but are not limited to: seizures, loss of awareness, eye strain, eye or muscle twitching, involuntary movements, altered, blurred, or double vision or other visual abnormalities, dizziness, disorientation, impaired balance, impaired hand-eye coordination, excessive sweating, increased salivation, nausea, light-headedness, discomfort in the head, discomfort in the eyes, drowsiness, decreased ability to multi-task, fatigue, symptoms similar to motion sickness of which can persist and become more apparent hours after use and which may lead to an increased risk of injury when engaging in normal activities after leaving the Premises. Falls to the ground, impacts with other people, impacts with the wall, the ground or other structures or equipment, entanglement, other injuries resulting from participation or observation, equipment failure, the negligence of other persons or negligence on the part of Pā’ani VR including the failure by Pā’ani VR to safeguard or protect me from the risks, along with other dangers and hazards of Virtual Reality Arcade Activities.
I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH VIRTUAL REALITY ARCADE ACTIVITIES AND I FREELY ACCEPT AND FULLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING THEREFROM.
IN CONSIDERATION OF Pā’ani VR agreeing to my participation in Virtual Reality Arcade Activities and permitting my use of their services, equipment and other facilities, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged, I hereby agree as follows:
To waive any and all claims that I have or may in the future have against Pā’ani VR and to release Pā’ani VR from any and all liabilities of any loss, damage, expense or injury, including death, that I may suffer or that my next of kin may suffer, as a result of my participation in Virtual Reality Arcade Activities, due to any cause whatsoever on the part of Pā’ani VR, further including the failure of Pā’ani VR to safeguard or protect me from the risks of participation in Virtual Reality Arcade Activities;
To hold harmless and indemnify Pā’ani VR for any and all liability for any property damage, loss or personal injury to any third party resulting from my participation in Virtual Reality Arcade Activities;
This Release Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
Any litigation involving the parties to this Release Agreement shall be brought solely within the state of Hawaii and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of Indiana.
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT PRIOR TO SIGNING IT, AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, ASSIGNS AND REPRESENTATIVES MAY HAVE AGAINST PĀ’ANI VR.
I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE RULES GOVERNING MY PARTICIPATION AND/OR MY CHILD/WARD’S PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACTIVITY AT PĀ’ANI VR (the “Pā’ani VR Virtual Reality Arcade Rules”). I CERTIFY THAT I UNDERSTAND AND HAVE EXPLAINED THE PĀ’ANI VR RULES TO MY CHILD/WARD. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE RULES COULD RESULT IN THE EXPULSION OF MYSELF AND/OR MY CHILD/WARD FROM THE PREMISE.
IF I DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT I UNDERSTAND THAT I MUST DISCONTINUE MY ACCESS TO THE SERVICES. ANY CONTINUED USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS ACCEPTANCE AND CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT BY THE USER OR THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
I HAVE HAD SUFFICIENT OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD IT, AND I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS.
SPECIAL WAIVER REGARDING COVID-19
At Big Island Climbing we are committed to following all current state and local policies regarding COVID. Crowd size, social distancing, masking and continuous sanitation of equipment will all be used to make sure you, your family and your friends can enjoy virtual reality and climb in as safe an environment as possible. Our facility is equipped with air UV filtration and fans. To ensure the health and safety of our guests and our employees, BIC has implemented the following policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
All people on our team are vaccinated and may not be wearing face masks. We ask all customers to please respect this policy and respect our staff and other customers in Big Island Climbing. If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask when walking around the Center. If face masks during a climb is too uncomfortable, guests may remove their mask. However, please be sure to wear a face mask if you are not vaccinated and the gym is crowded.
HAND WASHING & SANITATION
We have hand sanitizer at the front entrance and throughout the facility. Our team will ask guests to use hand sanitizer before interacting with our staff or our equipment. This is to help decrease the chances that contamination enters our space and touches the equipment.
Our team members will also be washing their hands regularly, as well as using hand sanitizer between each interaction with guests.
When entering Big Island Climbing, guests will see newly installed social distancing reminders throughout our facility. We ask that all customers kindly adhere to these guidelines. We also ask that guests stay in their designated areas for the duration of their visit, except for the use of the bathroom or to speak to a staff member. These social distancing guidelines are in place to help prevent the spread of any possible contagions, and we ask that guests respect our staff and our other guests by adhering to this policy as best possible.
Our team at Big Island Climbing will constantly clean any surface that has come into contact with our guests or other staff members. We will clean all VR stations upon a guest’s departure and we will wipe down chairs and tables frequently or as needed. There will be a 10 minute delay for the next guest to use the equipment.
PLEASE HELP US FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES – it is your kuleana as well as ours
If at any point you see a member of Big Island Climbing not following these policies, please let us know.
In return, we ask the same of you as our guest here at Big Island Climbing. We ask that you follow our face mask, hand sanitation, and social distancing policies. We ask you to do this out of respect for our staff and our other guests. Please understand that while we know it is difficult, it is mandatory while at Big Island Climbing. Any intentional violation of these policies will be met with a warning and, if necessary, removal without refund.
We hope you enjoy your time at Big Island Climbing Lounge and will visit us very soon.
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I do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, nor do I have any symptoms of any respiratory illness (i.e. cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of smell/taste).
To the best of my knowledge, I have not been exposed to any persons (family members, friends, etc.) who have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 and have not travelled outside the State of Hawaii within the last 14 days.
I hereby release BIC from any potential exposure to COVID-19 which I, or my minor children, may be exposed to. I agree and understand that by entering this facility, I am assuming the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 or related viruses. My consent to this COVID-19 Special Notice applies to me and any minor children named in this Waiver form.
Today's Date: December 1, 2023