Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech


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Trip Attendance Terms

As a participant, I recognize and understand that my participation in the Activity is voluntary and optional. I recognize that to transport or be transported by a personal, privately owned automobile, my personal insurance or the personal insurance of the auto owner will be the primary carrier if an accident occurs. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ("Virginia Tech") and OCVT does not provide insurance for personal, privately owned vehicles.

I recognize that as a participant of an Activity and traveling in a personal automobile may expose me to personal injury and/or property damage, and I assume responsibility for that risk of injury or damage. I understand that Virginia Tech and OCVT is not responsible for my welfare during any absences from supervised activities during the travel and agree that Virginia Tech and/or OCVT is not liable for any consequences of my actions including injury to persons and property arising during such periods or travel, and I accept responsibility for reimbursement either to the injured party or to Virginia Tech and/or OCVT for any damages sustained by them due to my actions.

Furthermore, I agree, as a condition of my participation and in consideration thereof, to be solely responsible for any damage or injury to third parties or to myself resulting from anything connected with the Activity, and agree to and hereby do release, discharge, hold forever harmless and indemnify Virginia Tech and its Board of Visitors, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and their respective agents, officers, servants, and employees against loss from any and all claims, demands, rights, or causes of action of any kind or nature that may hereafter at any time be made or brought by me, or by any other person having a legal interest therein, arising from or by reason of any and all known or unknown, foreseen and unforeseen bodily or personal injuries, damages to property and consequences thereof which may be sustained by me in consequence of any accident or injuries in connection with the Activity, including but not limited to the travel involved in this activity via personal and privately owned vehicles. Said indemnification shall include, but not be limited to, court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees. Furthermore, I agree to indemnify Virginia Tech and OCVT for any loss or damage to the premises, facilities, or equipment of Virginia Tech that I may cause. I am also granting permission for Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech authorized entities to film and/or make photographs of me during this exercise, and grant the absolute right and permission to publish, copyright and use my name and film/photographic likeness in all forms and media for advertising, trade, and any other lawful purposes.

By my agreement, I acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and understand that I am entitled to have an attorney of my own choosing review this release. I have read the foregoing Release in its entirety and understand that I am aggreeing to a complete and perpetual release and bar to any and all claims of negligence as defined above resulting from my participation in this Activity. IF THE PARTICIPANT IS NOT 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, THIS A PAPER RELEASE MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.