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CSU Continuing & Professional Education
CSU Continuing & Professional Education
General Release, Waiver of Liability,
And Covenant Not to Sue
THIS DOCUMENT IS A RELEASE OF LEGAL RIGHTS. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS THE RIGHTS OF YOU AND/OR YOUR CHILD
This is a legally binding Consent Form and Release of Liability made voluntarily by YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR child, as well as YOU and/or YOUR child’s heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives and assigns to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by and on behalf of Columbus State University, its affiliated entities, insurers, employees, volunteers, officers, directors, and associates (hereinafter referred to as “Releasees”).
By signing and/or agreeing to the terms of this document, YOU, and/or on behalf of YOUR child, acknowledge:
YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR CHILD further acknowledge and agree to the following:
Transporting of students to various sites may require transportation in CSU vehicles. Transportation may include vehicles such as buses, vans and golf carts. YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR CHILD understand that these vehicles may not have seat belts and agree that, even if the vehicles have seat belts, Releasees are not responsible for injuries arising out of their use. YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR CHILD further agree that Releasees are not responsible for property that is lost, stolen, or damaged while participating in, or traveling to or from, anything related to the events or activities that YOU and/or YOUR CHILD have voluntarily signed up to participate in.
Responding to Health Emergencies
In an emergency, YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR CHILD acknowledge that YOU are solely responsible for all medical and other costs arising out of bodily injury or any loss sustained through participation in the subject events activities. YOU and/on behalf of YOUR CHILD authorize program staff to secure any licensed hospital, physician, ambulance and/or medical personnel for treatment deemed necessary for YOUR care and/or the care of YOUR child.
It is understood that the art of dance and nature of dance instruction is a “hands on” discipline and may sometimes require physical correction during training. YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR CHILD give permission to the staff and faculty of CSU Dance Conservatory.
Release and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially characterized the Coronavirus / COVID-19 as a pandemic. COVID-19 is highly contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments, as well as federal and state health agencies require social distancing and have prohibited or limited the congregation of groups of people.
CSU has instituted preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on CSU’s campuses. CSU is unable, however, to guarantee that YOU and/or YOUR CHILD will not become infected with COVID-19 as a result of your participation in a CSU-related activity. Further, participation in a CSU-related activity could increase YOURS OR YOUR CHILD’S risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR child acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure or infection by COVID-19 while attending or participating in a CSU-related activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. YOU, and/or on behalf of YOUR child, understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of YOURSELF AND/OR YOUR CHILD and others, including Releasees.
YOU and/or on behalf of YOUR child voluntarily agree to assume all of the risks described in the above paragraph and accept sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, liability, or expense, of any kind, that YOU and/or YOUR CHILD may experience or incur in connection with YOUR, and/or YOUR child’s attendance and participation in a CSU-related activity.
Accordingly, YOU, and/or YOUR child, as a condition of attending or participating in a CSU-related activity, hereby release, covenant not to sue, indemnify discharge, and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all claims, including all liabilities, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
YOU understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Releasees, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any CSU-related activity.
Mandated Face Coverings
Effective July 15, 2020, CSU required all faculty, staff, students, service providers and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for physical distancing.
Removal from Campus and/or Campus Facility
Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or will be required to immediately leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in disciplinary action through the applicable conduct code for students, faculty or staff, if applicable.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons. Please note: Limited-access programs like summer camps and other summertime activities where admissions to and participation in these programs by their nature require close proximity may not be able to offer reasonable accommodations that would permit meaningful participation in the underlying activity without the use of face coverings.
Use of Photographs
CSU routinely produces materials to illustrate, explain, and market its program and activities for purposes of volunteer and participant recruitment, fund-raising, enhancing community awareness, news releases, brochures, reports, etc. In support of this effort, certain university-sponsored activities are documented via photographs and/or videos. By signing this waiver, YOU and/or YOUR CHILD give CSU permission to use YOUR image and/or the image of YOUR CHILD as part of these materials. If you do not consent to the use of YOUR image and/or the image of YOUR CHILD, but still want to sign up and participate in the events and activities, you MUST contact Brooke Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org and specifically inform her of your refusal to consent to the use of YOUR image and/or the image of YOUR CHILD.
I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. FURTHER, I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT COVERS ALL SESSIONS ATTENDED BY ME AND/OR MY CHILD.