Waiver for Children
Charleston Animal Society
Release of Liability, Medical Consent, Photographic Image Release, Permission to Participate, Virtual Consent AND Release of Liability and Medical Consent
NOTICE: THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT. Read this document carefully and in entirety. By signing this agreement, you give up your right and the named minor(s)’s right to bring a court action to recover compensation or obtain any other remedy for any personal injury or property damage however caused arising out of the named minor(s)’s participation in Charleston Animal Society’s education programs, now or any time in the future for risks now known or unknown.
As the parent/guardian of the child(ren), I hereby assume all risks and hazards incidental to the conduct of the activities at Charleston Animal Society. I understand that physical activity carries the risk of harm and injury. I understand that in handling and being in the presence of animals there does exist a risk of injury including physical harm caused by the animals or the transmission of disease therefrom. I represent that my child(ren) has/have received a tetanus vaccination and/or all vaccinations recommended by our physician. I understand that no insurance coverage for participants in these activities is provided by Charleston Animal Society. In consideration for my child(ren)’s participation in the Charleston Animal Society event, I agree that on behalf of myself, my child(ren), my heirs, family members, personal representatives and executors, we assume the risk of the activities and I release, discharge, indemnify, covenant not to sue, and hold harmless the Charleston Animal Society, its agents, employees, officers, and directors from any and all claims, causes of action, or demands, if any, in connection with the same, based on damages or injuries which may be incurred or sustained by me or said child(ren) in any way connected with said child(ren)’s participation in activities or presence at the Charleston Animal Society. I give the employees and/or agents of the Charleston Animal Society authority to seek emergency dental/medical and/or surgical transport and treatment for said child(ren). I understand that I and the named minor(s) will be solely responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury, property damage, or death, the named minor(s) sustains while participating in education programs and that by signing this agreement I, on behalf of myself and the named minor(s), HEREBY RELEASE Charleston Animal Society of all liability for such loss, damage, or death. I further certify that the named minor(s) is in good health and has no conditions or impairments which would preclude his/her safe participation in education programs. By registering for this program, I understand and agree that if a portion of the program is unable to be completed due to unforeseen circumstances under responsibility of Charleston Animal Society, I will receive a prorated refund for the uncompleted portion of the program. I also understand that no refunds or proration will be given for any other reason.
Coronavirus / COVID-19 Warning & Disclaimer
Coronavirus, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability, and death. Participating in Charleston Animal Society programs or accessing Charleston Animal Society facilities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. Charleston Animal Society in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through participation in Charleston Animal Society programs of accessing Charleston Animal Society facilities.
I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending activities put on by the Charleston Animal Society and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Charleston Animal Society employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.
Photographic Image Release
I hereby grant permission to Charleston Animal Society and or other participating parties to take and use photographic images of myself or my child(ren) during this event for the express purpose of publicity regarding the Charleston Animal Society’s programs, or otherwise at the discretion of the Charleston Animal Society.
Request and Permission to Participate
I hereby request and grant my permission for my child(ren) to participate in this event and all its associated activities, and agree to the releases and consents set forth above. The terms of this agreement are severable and each shall be effective if another part is invalid.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I AM GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHT TO SUE THE CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND AGENTS, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MY CHILD(REN), MY HEIRS, FAMILY MEMBERS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND EXECUTORS. I HEREBY RELEASE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY, THE OWNERS AND LESSORS OF PREMISES USED IN CONNECTION WITH CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY ACTIVITIES, THEIR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES, OF AND FROM THE CLAIMS, INCLUDING ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE PARTICIPATION OR ATTENDANCE OF CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY PROGRAMS WHETHER SUCH RISKS ARE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN. I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS BASED ON THE ACTIONS, OMISSIONS, OR NEGLIGENCE OF THE CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES. THIS SPECIFICALLY INCLUDES ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY OF THE ANIMALS OWNED OR MAINTAINED BY THE CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY.