Waiver and Release, Consent to Medical Attention and Grants to Rights
By virtue of purchasing tickets for and/or participating any of the experiences, tours, or events offered by EdibleSwitzerland, and in consideration for my being allowed to participate, I agree to be bound by each of the following provisions of this waiver, release of liability, indemnification, consent to medical attention and grant of rights (listed below).
Voluntary Participation. I understand and confirm that my participation is voluntary. I am in good health and suffer from no physical or mental condition that would make me especially susceptible to injury or disability while participating in the tour.
Comprehension of Risk. I fully comprehend and accept all of the risks associated with my participation in the experience or event including, without limitation, injury or death resulting from exposure to unfavourable weather conditions, food sickness, allergic reactions, choking, and injuries arising from self-inflicted accidents or mishaps, other participants, motor vehicles, and pedestrians. I understand that the tours take place in public venues under conditions largely beyond Edible Switzerland’s control.
Assumption of Risk. I assume all risks, known and unknown, foreseeable and unforeseeable, in any way connected with my participation in the tour. I accept personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with my participation.
Release of Liability; Limitation of Damages. I hereby forever and unconditionally release EdibleSwitzerland and its affiliated entities, parent companies, subsidiaries, present and former employees, owners, officers, members, managers, partners, contractors, insurers, shareholders, and directors (collectively “Released Entities”), from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) for death, injury, loss or damage of property, (collectively “Claims”) in any way arising out of my participation, including, without limitation, any and all Claims resulting from the negligence of the Released Entities.
Edible Switzerland’s liability to me will be limited to actual damages arising from Released Entities’ gross negligence or wilful misconduct in the performance of their duties and responsibilities hereunder; provided, however, under no circumstance shall my damages in connection with my participation be greater than $500. Recovery of such amount shall be my sole and exclusive remedy. All liability arising out of my participation is cumulative and not per incident. In no event shall EdibleSwitzerland be liable for any special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages or other indirect damages, even if EdibleSwitzerland has been informed of the possibility thereof.
Indemnification. I agree to defend and indemnify the Released Entities from any and all Claims as incurred of any kind whatsoever in any way arising out of my participation.
Binding Effect. This Waiver shall be binding upon my next of kin, personal representatives, heirs, beneficiaries, and assigns and shall inure to the benefit of EdibleSwitzerland, its successors and assigns.
Consent to Medical Treatment. I authorise EdibleSwitzerland to provide to me, through medical personnel of its choice, customary medical assistance, transportation, and emergency medical services. This consent does not impose a duty upon EdibleSwitzerland to provide such assistance, transportation, or services.
Severability. If any provision of this Waiver is for any reason declared to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions will not be affected. The invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified to the extent necessary to render it valid and enforceable, and if no modification may render it valid and enforceable, this Waiver will be construed as if not containing such provision and the rights and obligations of the parties will be construed and enforced accordingly.
Governing Law and Venue. This Waiver shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland without regard to conflict of law principles. Venue shall be in one of the cantons of Vaud, Fribourg, or Valais.
Promotional Release. I hereby grant to EdibleSwitzerland the unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use photographic portraits, pictures, video footage and/or audio recordings of my participation, in which I may be included intact or in part, including the negatives, prints, transparencies or digital information relevant to such portraits (the “Material”). EdibleSwitzerland has the right to reproduce, exhibit, distribute, broadcast, digitize, edit, or otherwise use the Material, by any method and in any media, whether now existing or later created, without restriction throughout the world, by incorporating the material into this website, publications, catalogues, brochures, books, magazines, social media or commercial, informational, educational, advertising, or promotional materials relating thereto (collectively, the “Works’). I agree that EdibleSwitzerland is and shall be the exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest, including copyright, in the Material and the Works. I further grant to EdibleSwitzerland an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use my name, age, and hometown in connection with the Material and the Works.
THIS IS A WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I HAVE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO ITS PROVISIONS. BY CONTINUING TO PARTICIPATE, I AM INDICATING MY VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
PARTICIPATION BY A PERSON WHO IS NOT YET 18 YEARS OLD INDICATES THAT A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAS ALSO READ AND CONSENTED TO THIS WAIVER.