Responsibility Acknowledgement and Liability Disclaimer
In furtherance of its mission to preserve America's hallowed battlegrounds, the American Battlefield Trust ("Trust") organizes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives ("Events"). This agreement is between the undersigned ("Participant") and the Trust concerning the terms and conditions of participating in such Events.
The Trust organizes Events featuring travel to and tours of facilities that are maintained and operated by third parties not under the control of the Trust. In addition, the Trust arranges for travel, accommodations, and other services through third party suppliers not under the control of the Trust. During an Event, Participant is responsible for abiding by all policies, regulations and requirements of the Trust and third parties, including policies for the preservation of historic artifacts and locations. Participant's participation in an Event may be cancelled or suspended by the Trust for any period of time in the event any conduct by the Participant, in the sole opinion of the Trust, is prejudicial to the Trust or an Event. Events may include activities requiring physical agility and mobility. Participant acknowledges and agrees that it is the Participant's responsibility to investigate and understand the nature of activities during an Event and to determine that he/she is in appropriate physical condition to participate in the Event.
The Trust reserves the right to make changes in the planned schedule whenever, in its judgment, conditions warrant, or if it deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants. The Trust also reserves the right to cancel any Event, to decline to accept any person as a Participant in an Event, or to require any participant to withdraw from an Event at any time, when such action is determined by Event staff to be in the best interests of the health, safety or general welfare of the Event group or of the individual Participant.
In addition, there are many risks and uncertainties inherent in any Event, including but not limited to the hazards of various modes of transportation, forces of nature, terrorism, war or insurrection, theft, illness, and damage to person or property due to the negligent acts or omissions of Event staff or others. The Trust shall not be held liable for personal injury, property damage, theft or damage of any kind, including but not limited to economic loss, suffered by the Participant in connection with any Event, whether due to the negligence of Event staff, third parties, or others.
AS A CONDITION TO PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, PARTICIPANT MUST AGREE TO AND SIGN THE STATEMENT SET FORTH BELOW:
The undersigned has read carefully the Responsibility Acknowledgement and Liability Disclaimer set forth above and the schedule of activities for this Event, and recognizes and accepts any risk associated with the Event. In consideration of the right to participate in the Event, the undersigned, on behalf of him/herself, his/her dependents, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, agrees to release the Trust, its Board members, officers, employees, representatives or agents, and other participants from any and all liability for personal injury, property damage, theft or damage of any kind, including but not limited to economic loss, suffered by any person in connection with the Event.
In addition, by registering for the Event, the Participant certifies that he or she is mentally and physically capable of full participation in the Event.