I, the designated Member or Responsible Party for a minor Member (hereinafter "I") acknowledge and understand that participation in MTFC Fencing Activities is voluntary and done at Member's own risk. I understand that fencing is an active and physically demanding sport that has inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. MTFC Fencing Activities involve risks of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and/or death. These risks may be caused by my own actions or omissions, the actions or omissions of other members, the conditions under which the MTFC Fencing Activities take place, or the actions or omissions of the Releasees named below. There also may be other risks, dangers, and losses not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time. I accept and assume sole and full responsibility for all risks associated with and inherent in my participation in MTFC Fencing Activities and all responsibility for injuries, damages, losses, and costs that I may incur as a result of my participation in MTFC Fencing Activities.
I represent that I understand the nature of MTFC Fencing Activities and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate. I agree that, if I believe conditions are unsafe, I immediately will discontinue participating and promptly report any unsafe conditions, actions, or omissions and that I will not participate in MTFC Fencing Activities until the condition has been corrected to my satisfaction. I further agree that I will use proper protective fencing equipment at all times, will inspect the same (whether owned or borrowed), and that I will not misuse any fencing equipment.
In consideration of the opportunity to participate in MTFC Fencing Activities, I, on behalf of myself, my assigns, heirs, and personal representatives, hereby release, waive, forever discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MTFC, its respective officers, directors, volunteers, coaches, employees, agents, other members or participants, and the owners or lessors of the premises at which MTFC Fencing Activities take place (each a "Releasee") from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, judgments, damages, costs, losses, and causes of action including, without limitation, sums paid in settlement of claims, attorneys' fees, and expert fees which may arise as the result of any such claim, whether such liability is based on negligence, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury that I may sustain or to any property belonging to me while participating in MTFC Fencing Activities or while in, on, or upon MTFC premises. I further covenant and agree that, if despite this assumption of risk and release, I or anyone on my behalf makes a claim against any Releasee, I or my estate shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each such Releasee from and against any such claim.
I certify that I have read this document carefully and I understand its terms and conditions. I have been made aware of safety precautions and member code of conduct. I further certify that I am aware I am giving up substantial legal rights I might otherwise have, that I am doing so knowingly and voluntarily without inducement or assurance of any nature, and that I intend this to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that, if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance notwithstanding shall continue in full force and effect.
I certify that, in addition to the terms and conditions set forth above, I understand the MTFC Fencing Activities, the risks involved, and my child's experience and capabilities and believe that my child is qualified to participate in MTFC Fencing Activities. In consideration of the opportunity for my child to participate in MTFC Fencing Activities, I covenant that, if despite this assumption of risk and release, I, my child, or anyone on my child's behalf makes a claim against any Releasee, I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each Releasee from and against any and all liability, claims, demands, judgments, damages, costs, losses, and causes of action including, without limitation, sums paid in settlement of claims, attorneys' fees, and expert fees which may arise as the result of any such claim, whether such liability is based on negligence, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury that my child may sustain or to any property belonging to my child while participating in MTFC Fencing Activities or while in, on, or upon MTFC premises.
The Metro Tacoma Fencing Club (MTFC) uses photographs of student fencers and coaches are to document the MTFC fencing experience in club brochures and promotional material, the club website, and through social media (such as Facebook). MTFC members and individuals fencing at the MTFC facility will be photographed periodically during lessons, demonstrations, tournaments, and at other times. In addition, MTFC fencers occasionally may have their photograph taken by members of the news media. Many fencers and their families enjoy seeing their picture in MTFC promotional materials, on the MTFC website and social media, and in the newspaper or other news media. MTFC, however, wishes to respect the wishes of those fencers and families who do not wish for their fencer to be identified or to have their photograph published.