RELEASE and Waiver of Liability Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement
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in favor of The County of Warren, a body politic and corporate of the State of New Jersey, its directors, officers, employees and agents, including but not limited to the Ridge and Valley Conservancy, a New Jersey nonprofit organization which serves as the contracted land manager for Warren County’s White Lake Natural Resource Area (collectively “Warren County”). I, the aforementioned Participant, desire to engage in free kayaking and other related activities (the “Activities”).
Waiver of Liability: In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities in any way, I, for myself, my heirs, personal representative or assigns, do hereby waive liability, release and forever discharge Warren County, its officers, agents, trustees, or employees from any and all demands, rights, and causes of action of whatever kind or nature, arising out of all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen bodily and personal injuries, damage to property, and the consequences thereof, including death, resulting from my voluntary participation in or in any way connected with the Activities. I also understand that Warren County does not assume any responsibility for obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.
Assumption of Risk: Participation in the Activities carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. I understand that the Activities include the risk of death or serious injury. I knowingly assume any and all such risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of Warren County. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activities. I hereby state that I expressly assume any and all such dangers, risks and hazards.
Insurance: I understand that, except as otherwise agreed to by Warren County in writing, Warren County does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for me or any other participant, volunteer, or park user. I am expected and encouraged to obtain my own medical or health insurance coverage.
Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Warren County, its officers, agents, trustees, or employees from any and all liabilities, damages, claims, lawsuits, attorneys’ fees, and actions of any kind for any damage or injury arising out of my participation in the Activities, including any damage, loss or injury caused by any act or omission on the part of Warren County.
Severability: I also agree that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the law of the State of New Jersey and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Acknowledgement of Understanding: I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, and fully understand its terms. I certify that I am over 18 years of age and suffering under no known legal disabilities. I acknowledge that I have had the opportunity to consult an attorney and that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.
I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge Warren County, its officers, and employees from all claims, demands and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization. Signature and Date* .
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