Field Trip Terms of Participation Release

I wish to participate in the Golden Gate Audubon Society (Golden Gate Audubon) program for which I am registering (the “Program”), which includes outdoor field trip experiences. I understand that there are possible dangers associated with the Program, including but not limited to, contact with allergenic plants, stinging insects, and wildlife such as venomous snakes, as well as possible personal injury for participating in the Program and transporting to field trip sites. I understand that my participation in the Program may involve sustained physical activity.

I am in good health and I am aware of no physical problem or condition that will limit or interfere with my ability to participate in the Program. If a personal injury occurs during participation in the Program, I hereby authorize Golden Gate Audubon, its employees, or adult volunteers, to seek and consent to emergency medical attention for me and I further agree to be liable for and to pay all costs incurred in connection with such medical attention.

Communicable Diseases

An inherent risk of exposure to communicable diseases, including without limitation COVID-19, exists in any public place where people are present. Such contagious diseases could lead to severe illness and death and transmission and severity depend on a significant number of variables that are outside of the control of Golden Gate Audubon, including without limitation, age of the participant and underlying medical conditions. By participating in the Program, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to such communicable diseases.

I agree that I am participating in the Program at my own risk, and acknowledge that Golden Gate Audubon has made no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the safety of conducting the Program.

Use of Images

I also hereby grant permission to Golden Gate Audubon to reproduce my appearance, likeness, and voice in connection with the Program in any and all manners, including promotional materials, and any and all media, including the Internet and social media, throughout the world and in perpetuity.

Liability Release

I expressly release Golden Gate Audubon, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, partners, sponsors, contractors, successors, and assigns from and for any and all claims, demands or causes of action, either at law or in equity, and whether known or unknown, which I have or may have (i) for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy or right of publicity arising from Golden Gate Audubon’s use of my appearance, name, likeness, voice, and biographical information, including but not limited to, the distribution, broadcast or exhibition thereof or (ii) on account of any loss, damage, or injury to person (including death) or property suffered or incurred by me in connection with any aspect of participation in the Program or in any Program-related activity, except as a direct result of Golden Gate Audubon’s gross negligence.

Conduct Agreement

In order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all program participants, I further agree to follow all health and safety directives outlined in the program description, which may include but are not limited to providing proof of vaccination, mask-wearing, social distancing, and sanitary procedures. I understand that said directives may be more stringent than required by country or state regulations. I understand that failure to follow said directives may result in my removal from the program, forfeiture of any program-related fees or expenses, and may result in my being barred from future participation in Golden Gate Audubon programs.

THIS RELEASE SHALL BE BINDING UPON ME AND MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS. BY CLICKING THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, OR ANY SIMILAR MECHANISM, OR BY REGISTERING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM, I AGREE THAT I HAVE THOROUGHLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASE, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND COMPLY WITH ITS TERMS.