ASSUMED RISK AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELATING TO PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC EVENTS

 

LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS:

I acknowledge that I derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of my participation in events held, sponsored, or promoted by the Wisconsin Science Festival, and I willingly engage in events held, sponsored, or promoted by Wisconsin Science Festival (the “Activity”).

RELEASE AND WAIVER.

I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST THE WISCONSIN SCIENCE FESTIVAL AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI FOUNDATION, THE MORGRIDGE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH, THE WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR DISCOVERY, THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, AND THE PROPERTY OR SITE OWNERS OF ANY ACTIVITY, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF  THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, WHICH I, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNEES, NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEGALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON MY BEHALF, WHICH ARISE OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM MY PARTICIPATION WITH THE ACTIVITY.

PHOTOGRAPH AND PUBLICITY RELEASE

I give permission to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (“WARF”), the Morgridge Institute for Research, Inc. (“MIR”), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (“UW”) to use the name, likeness, image, voice, and/or appearance of me and/or my minor child/dependent as such may be embodied in any photographs, video recordings, audiotapes, digital images, and the like (“Material”), taken or made on behalf of WARF, MIR, and/or the UW in connection with the Wisconsin Science Festival.

I hereby irrevocably assign to each of WARF, MIR, and the UW, without compensation to me, complete ownership of such Material, including the entire copyright, the right to edit the Material (including the right to use the Material without my prior review or approval), and the right to otherwise use and permit others to use the Material to memorialize this event, to promote future events, and for any other purpose consistent with their respective missions (e.g., for educational, scientific, and/or promotional purposes within webpages; social media; printed materials; email; kiosks and TV screens within the Town Center; and print, online, and television advertising and news segments).

I hereby release WARF, MIR, the UW and their representatives, licensees, agents and assigns from any and all claims which arise out of or are in any way connected with such use, including, without limitation, claims under copyright law or any other federal or state law, including the rights to privacy or publicity.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. I acknowledge and understand the following:

    1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist;
    2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and
    3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.
    4. While participating in events held, sponsored, or promoted by the Wisconsin Science Festival, rules and guidelines published, or otherwise communicated for each venue event, must be abided by.  Because communicable diseases such as COVID-19 are extremely contagious and spread mainly from person-to-person contact, the Wisconsin Science Festival has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of disease.  However, the Wisconsin Science Festival cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

As a participant or attendee, you recognize that your participation, involvement and/or attendance at any Wisconsin Science Festival event or activity (“Activity”) is voluntary and may result in personal injury (including death) and/or property damage. By attending, observing or participating in the Activity, You acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with your participation and/or attendance at the Activity, and You agree that the Released Parties will not be responsible for any personal injury (including death), property damage, or other loss suffered as a result of your participation in, attendance at, and/or observation of the Activity, regardless if any such injuries or losses are caused by the negligence of any of the Released Parties (collectively, the “Released Claims”).  BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

By participating in events held, sponsored, or promoted by Wisconsin Science Festival, you agree to assume all risk related to COVID-19 and release from liability the Wisconsin Science Festival and its affiliated partners and sponsors, as more fully set forth at WiSciFest.org/termsandconditions.  Learn about the year-round community programs at the Discovery Building.

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