release and waiver of liability
IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to compete, officiate, observe, work for, or participate in any way in the Ultimate Air Dog EVENT or being permitted to enter for any purpose any RESTRICTED AREA (defined as any area requiring special authorization, credentials, or permission to enter or any area to which admission by the general public is restricted or prohibited including and not limited to the pool, dock and surrounding area), EACH OF THE UNDERSIGNED, for himself/herself, his/her personal representatives, heirs, dogs and next of kin:
1. Acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he has or will immediately upon entering any of such RESTRICTED AREAS, and will continuously thereafter, inspect the RESTRICTED AREAS which he/she enters, and he further agrees and warrants that, if at any time, he/she is in or about RESTRICTED AREAS and he/she feels anything to be unsafe, he/she will immediately advise the officials of such and if necessary will leave the RESTRICTED AREAS and/or refuse to participate further in the EVENT.
2. HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the organizers, participants, associations, sanctioning organizations or any subdivision thereof, officials, rescue personnel, any persons in any RESTRICTED AREA, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the EVENT, premises and event inspectors, surveyors, underwriters, consultants and others who give recommendations, directions, or instructions or engage in risk evaluation or loss control activities regarding the premises or EVENT and each of them, their directors, officers, agents and employees, all for the purpose herein referred to as “Releasees,” FROM ALL LIABILITY TO THE UNDERSIGNED, his/her personal representatives, assigns, heirs, dogs and next of kin FOR ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE, AND ANY CLAIM OR DEMANDS THEREFORE ON ACCOUNT OF INJURY, DAMAGE OR DEATH TO PERSON, DOG OR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE EVENT, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.
3. HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the Releasees and each of them FROM ANY LOSS, LIABILITY, DAMAGE, OR COST they may incur arising out of or related to the EVENT WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE.
4. I have full knowledge that my email address may be shared with sponsors of Ultimate Air Dogs at the sole discretion of Ultimate Air Dogs.
5. HEREBY ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE arising out of or related to the EVENT whether caused by the NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES or otherwise.
6. HEREBY acknowledges that THE ACTIVITIES OF THE EVENT ARE DANGEROUS and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. Each of THE UNDERSIGNED, also expressly acknowledges that INJURIES RECEIVED MAY BE COMPOUNDED OR INCREASED BY NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS OR PROCEDURES OF THE RELEASEES.
7. HEREBY agrees that this Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement extends to all acts of negligence by the Releasees, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of Florida (without regard to any conflicts of laws providing otherwise). Any legal action pertaining to any EVENT shall be instituted and maintained only in the state or federal courts located in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. This agreement shall apply and be binding upon the undersigned as to any EVENT conducted by Ultimate Air Dogs, whether on or after the date of this Agreement.
8. HEREBY give permission to Ultimate Air Dogs to use my name and photographic likeness, and my dog’s photographic likeness, in all forms of media, advertising, trade and any lawful purpose that Ultimate Air Dogs sees fit.
By signing this form, I hereby agree to waive any claim, action, or lawsuit and further agree to indemnify and hold Ultimate Air Dogs (UAD), United Kennel Club, Inc. (UKC), any "Releasees" and any UAD Judge harmless from any claims, action or lawsuits resulting from my participation in this event, and any action, decision or judgment made by any UAD or UKC representative or Judge under both the Official UAD and UKC Rules and Regulations. The Official UAD and UKC Rules and Regulations have been made available to me, and that I am familiar with their contents. My signature indicates that I understand and agree to the above and to abide by all of the current Official UAD and UKC Rules and Regulations.