I hereby request permission to participate as a volunteer at a charity: water event in New York, NY (the “Volunteer Event”) sponsored by Charity Global, Inc., a New York nonprofit corporation (a/k/a charity: water) (“C:W”).
I am fully aware, and hereby acknowledge, that work of the kind I have voluntarily agreed to undertake as part of the Volunteer Event involves inherent risks and dangers. Some of the work I may undertake may involve strenuous physical activity, and with this knowledge, I hereby state that I am physically fit and prepared to perform such work, and that I have no health-related conditions that will or ought to restrict my participation in the Volunteer Event.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Volunteer Event and in return for the services provided by C:W and/or its current and former officers, directors, trustees, parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, branches, divisions, agents, attorneys and employees, and their heirs, executors, administrators, receivers, successors, and assigns of all the foregoing (collectively, the “Releasees”), I hereby assume all risks and responsibilities in any way associated with or inherent in my participation in the Volunteer Event, and, intending to be legally bound hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and anyone claiming by or through any of them, and waive, release and forever discharge the Releasees for and from any and all claims, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or the like, that I might have against the Releasees arising out of or relating to my presence at or participation in the Volunteer Event, including without limitation, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, and whether such harms were foreseeable, for all injuries suffered by me in said Volunteer Event, any liability that may arise because of my participation in the Volunteer Event, any liability arising from my death or from damage to my personal (tangible or intangible) property, any expenses in connection with the Volunteer Event, and any claims or rights that may be associated with or attributed to any negligent act(s), omission(s) or fault of any of the Releasees. I also agree not to bring any legal actions against the Releasees based upon my participation in the Volunteer Event.
I understand and agree that participation in the Volunteer Event is on my own time and own free will. I hereby acknowledge that my participation in the Volunteer Event does not constitute employment by any of the Releasees.
I understand that as a volunteer I may have access to Confidential Information and materials relating to charity: water or its donors, partners, licensors or suppliers. I agree that I will treat any information that I receive as confidential and proprietary. I agree that I will only use it or disclose it for business purposes related to my duties with charity: water. Non-public confidential information includes, without limitation, charity: water’s professional, technical, and administrative documents; associated forms, processes, and computer systems (including hardware, software, databases, and information technology systems); other methodologies and systems; marketing and business development plans and strategies; donor and prospect files, lists and materials; research materials; investigative materials; and project notes and plans (collectively, “Confidential Information”).
I have an obligation to safeguard Confidential Information from unauthorized use and disclosure. Confidential Information may only be copied, disclosed or used by me during the Volunteer Event when it is necessary to carry out charity: water activities and, where applicable, only as required or authorized under the terns of any agreements between charity: water and its donors, partners, licensors and suppliers. I agree not to take or keep any Confidential Information when I leave charity: water, and to return all Confidential Information to charity: water before your departure. If I am ever asked to disclose any information or materials that are subject to these confidentiality restrictions, pursuant to legal process or otherwise, I will contact the President of charity: water to seek charity: water’s consent prior to any disclosure. I understand that these confidentiality restrictions are permanent and do not lapse or cease upon my departure from charity: water.
I voluntarily and without compensation permit the Releasees to take and use visual/audio images of me. Images can consist of recordings, including without limitation, photographs, digital images, drawings, video recordings, voice, sound, or audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions. I agree that the Releasees own the images and all rights related thereto. The images may be used in any matter or media without notifying me, including but not limited to use in web sites, publications, promotions, broadcasts, advertisements, posters, presentations, exhibits and videos. I further grant to the Releasees, without time restrictions, full rights to republish or rebroadcast these images and to use such images in their official reports and for their official business. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic matter that may be used therewith. I release the Releasees, and any firm authorized to publish and/or distribute a finished product containing the images, from any claims, damages or liability that I may have in connection with the taking or use of the images or printed material used with the images.
I understand and agree that this Waiver and Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of New York, shall bind me as well as my family members, heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, and shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Waiver and Release shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Waiver and Release, which shall continue to be enforced.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AN ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE RELEASEES AND ME. I AM SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT ON MY OWN FREE WILL.