GENERAL RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND PHOTO RELEASE STATEMENT
In consideration of Empact Northwest technical rescue training for me, and with the intention of binding myself, my heirs, legal representative, successors and assigns, I hereby expressly RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE Empact Northwest, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, legal representatives, insurers, successors, and assigns from any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, and causes of action that I now have or may in the future have, whether known or unknown, of whatsoever nature, relating to or arising out of my participation in rescue training with Empact Northwest whether or not due to Empact Northwest’s negligence, strict liability, or any other breach or fault. This includes, but is expressly not limited to, death, bodily injury, personal injury, property damage, loss or theft of property, economic loss, or any other damage, loss or cost.
I understand that technical rescue and technical rescue training activities is/are inherently dangerous and may result in injury, illness, death, or damage or loss of personal property. This document shall be construed as broadly as possible according to the laws of the state of Washington and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Washington. If a dispute should arise with respect to the meaning of any of the terms of this document, the rule of construction that a document is construed against the party preparing such document shall specifically not be applicable to the interpretation of this document. Should any portion of this agreement be held invalid, I agree that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
I hereby grant the Empact Northwest permission to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration.I understand and agree that all photos will become the property of Empact Northwest and will not be returned.
I hereby irrevocably authorize Empact Northwest to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. In addition, I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photo.
I hereby hold harmless, release, and forever discharge Empact Northwest from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.
This General Release represents the entire agreement of the parties hereto and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written understandings, statements, representations or promises. All of the terms hereof are contractual and not mere recitals. I acknowledge that I have carefully read this General Release, know and understand the contents thereof, and that this document was freely and voluntarily executed. I acknowledge that I was given the opportunity to seek independent legal counsel.