Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk
The individual named below (referred to as “I” or “me”) desires to volunteer and participate for programming (the “Activity”) provided by LA Compost, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation (the “Company”). As lawful consideration for being permitted by the Company to participate in the Activity, I agree to all the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (this “Agreement”).
I am aware and understand that the activity may involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. I acknowledge that any injuries that I sustain may be compounded by negligent emergency response or rescue operations of the company. I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the activities with knowledge of the danger involved and hereby agree to accept and assume any and all risks of injury, death, or property damage, whether caused by negligence of the company or otherwise.
I hereby expressly waive and release any and all claims, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world, against the Company, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”), on account of injury, death, or property damage arising out of or attributable to my participation in the Activity, whether arising out of the negligence of the Company or any Releasees or otherwise. I covenant not to make or bring any such claim against the Company or any other Releasee, and forever release and discharge the Company and all other Releasees from liability under such claims. I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorney fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this Agreement, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers arising out or resulting from any claim of a third party related to the Activities.
I, further, authorize the Company to use my name and likeness in any manner (e.g. photo, video, audio, etc.) the Company desires, for advertising, display, audio-visual, exhibition or editorial use.
If any term or provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. This Agreement is binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the Company and me and their respective successors and assigns. All matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction).