In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Activities (as defined below) purchased from Network Travel Experiences, Inc. d/b/a SWAT, a Delaware corporation (“SWAT” or “Released Party”), I hereby understand and agree to this ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS to the terms hereof as follows:
Acknowledgment of Risk
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily agreed to purchase an Activity or Activities (as defined below).
Activities covered by this document include: air, water, rail and ground transportation, hotel and other accommodations, restaurant reservations and other food and beverage packages, tours, sightseeing excursions, and other services and activities, and any other recreational activities sold by the Released Party (separately, each an “Activity” and collectively, the “Activities” ALL Activities are operated and provided by various third party suppliers and NOT the Released Party.
I acknowledge that there are significant elements of risk while traveling, either domestically within the United States or to foreign countries, participation in activities associated with water sports, the outdoors, the presence or use of motorized watercraft, and activities incidental thereto.
I understand that I may travel to remote countries and areas that are inherently risky. I am prepared to assume all risks associated with this Activity including but not limited to: forces of nature; terrorism; civil unrest; war; accidents; and transportation including land vehicles, boats, and aircraft that are not operated or maintained to standards found in the United States of America. I also assume risks associated with altitude, illness, disease, physical exertion, known or unknown medical conditions, tainted food, and alcohol consumption, encounters with insects, or animals, exposure to the elements including heat, sun, water and wind; conditions in the water including tides, rip tides, animals, my own ability to swim; the negligence or lack of training of any agents or employees of the Released Party, my own negligence of the negligence of others; knowing that access to evacuation and/or suitable medical supplies and support may not be available. By booking a tour at this time, I acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk for myself, that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by traveling and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death even if such injuries or losses occur in a manner that is not foreseeable at the time you book your travel. I acknowledge that exposure to such viruses or disease is an inherent risk of traveling, that cannot be controlled or eliminated by the Released Party. I acknowledge that due to the uncertainty of travel at this time, my tour may be postponed or cancelled, or changes may be made to itineraries due to closures of certain sites or activities, for which there may be no refund. I may also be required to quarantine upon arrival in some locations. Some locations may require me to have a vaccination or proof of negative testing. Stopover countries requirements will also apply. On my return home, additional testing, requirements, or documentation may be required. I understand that I am responsible for understanding these requirements and must not rely on the Released Parties to provide this information. I understand that I may become sick before, during, or after the tour and may not be able to travel and such cancellation or interruption will be subject to the regular cancellation terms, for which the released parties will not be liable.
I understand the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or death. I agree to take full responsibility for my own actions, safety, and welfare. I also understand that I may be a member of a group and if I am a member of a group, I will conduct myself in a way that will not endanger the group or myself. I understand that if I fraudulently represent myself as fit for this trip, I may be removed prior to or during the trip at my own expense.
Assumption of Risk
The Activities, by their very nature, carry with them certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care and steps the Releasees (as defined herein) or third-party supplier who is operating and providing Activity(ies) have taken to avoid injuries. I acknowledge that the same elements that contribute to the unique character of these Activities can cause loss or damage to my equipment, accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma, disability, or death.
I EXPRESSLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK OF DEATH, ECONOMIC LOSS, DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY OR PERSONAL INJURY SUSTAINED WHILE PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES. I hereby assert that my participation an Activity(ies) is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks, including those risks not specifically identified. I further understand that I am ultimately responsible for my own safety.
I (and on behalf of my spouse, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assignees, and successors in interest (collectively “Successors”)) take full responsibility for, agree to forever release, hold harmless, and discharge third parties, SWAT, its owners, officers, affiliated companies, suppliers, promoters and partners, venue and hotel operators, agents and employees (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that I may hereafter have for injuries, loss or damage to person or property, death, delay, inconvenience, or damages arising out of my participation in an Activity(ies), included, but not limited to, losses CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES. Furthermore, without limitation, SWAT and the Releasees are not responsible for, and will pay no compensation or refund for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay or inconvenience in connection with the provision of any goods or services occasioned by or resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, strikes or other labor activities, epidemics, pandemics, quarantine, acts of government, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely.
I acknowledge and realize that by agreeing to this ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS, I am waiving and contractually agreeing to waive all of my rights to sue, make a claim and/or bring any type of action for any loss against any of the entities, individuals, and Releasees as set forth above and described herein.
I fully understand that this is an agreement to not bring any type of action includes claims I might have for the ordinary negligence and/or carelessness of Releasees. This release is for any type of claim, including any property damage and loss, personal injury, emotional distress, illness, disability, and death, related to my participation in an Activity(ies) or use of any equipment or facilities, or travel to or return from the activity.
I agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify the Releasees from all defense costs (including attorney fees, court costs and investigative costs) incurred in connection with all claims arising out of property damage, property loss or theft, personal injury, disability, death or other loss brought by or on behalf of me, a family member, my estate; as well as claims of co-participants, rescuers, spectators, or any other person or entity, including third-party claims, arising from or relating to my use of the equipment, facilities, and/or participation in the activity, including claims that the Released Party was negligent.
I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with the Releasees’ rules, guidelines, special regulations, and other instructions for the Activity. I understand and agree that situations may arise during the activity that may be beyond the immediate control of the Releasees. I will follow all safety rules, guidelines, applicable laws, and other instructions given. I will wear required safety equipment, including wearing a personal flotation device at all times while in any watercraft. I have no physical or medical condition that to my knowledge would endanger others or myself if I participate in this activity or would interfere with my ability to participate in this activity. I grant Releasees, but by no means are Releasees required to, permission to treat me (or the minor) in case of illness, injury, emergency or accident, including administering first aid, CPR, AED or arranging emergency transport. Should emergency medical services become necessary, I understand that the expenses are my responsibility and not that of the Releasees. I understand that personal medical and travel insurance are required by all participants by SWAT.
I hereby grant full permission for SWAT, and its respective agents, boards, commissions, and any other involved parties of the foregoing to take and use photographs, video, film, or any other record of this activity, including my name, likeness and/or voice for any legitimate purpose, including for advertising display, audiovisual presentations or otherwise. I waive any right of privacy, publicity, compensation, copyright or other rights to those images.
Every term and provision of this ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS are intended to be severable. If any one or more of them is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that shall not affect the other terms and provisions, which shall remain binding and enforceable. This ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS is entered into voluntarily, after careful consideration and is binding upon the persons signing below, their heirs, executors, administrators, wards, minor children and other family members.
Legally Binding Contract
I hereby expressly recognize that this ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS is a contract pursuant to which I have released any and all claims against the Released Parties resulting from any injury, or death, sustained from participation in an Activity(ies), including any claims for negligence of the Releasees.
I further represent that I am at least 18 years of age, I waive and release any and all legal rights that may accrue to me as the result of any injury or death I may suffer while engaging in the Activity.
This ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS is governed by the laws of the State of Nevada without regard to conflict of law provisions. You and SWAT submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts and federal courts located within Clark County, Nevada for resolution of any lawsuit or court proceeding permitted under these Booking Conditions. All traveler claims must be submitted in writing and received by SWAT no later than sixty (60) days after the completion of the SWAT vacation. Traveler claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed waived and barred.
I HAVE READ THIS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY, RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I ENTER IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.