All pilgrims participating on a Verso Ministries pilgrimage are required to sign the "Waiver, Release, and Indemnification Agreement" below.
WAIVER, RELEASE AND
I am a participant on a Verso Ministries, LLC (“Verso Ministries”) Pilgrimage. Our pilgrimage is expected to begin on or about ______________ [date], end on or about _____________ [date] and include travel to or in ____________[country].
I understand and acknowledge I am not required to participate in the Pilgrimage; my participation is wholly voluntary. I understand that the Pilgrimage will include travel to and around locations which may involve risk or danger, including but not limited to vehicular accidents, uneven terrain, poorly-maintained steps or walkways, crumbling or falling rock, slip and fall, disease, food poisoning, extreme weather conditions, fire, or third-party criminal or negligent acts such as theft, abuse or violent attack. I understand that such risks could cause me serious personal injury, including death, or damage to my personal property. In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Pilgrimage, I hereby agree as follows:
- I voluntarily elect to accept and solely assume all risk of injury or damage to my person or property incurred or suffered by me while participating in the Pilgrimage, even if the injuries or damages are caused in whole or in part by the negligent act or omission of Verso Ministries or any of the other persons or entities hereby released.
- I, individually, and on behalf of my family, my heirs, successors, assigns and personal representatives, hereby release, discharge, agree not to sue, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Verso Ministries and its employees, agents, officers, and representatives (in their official and individual capacities) from any and all liability whatsoever for any and all damages, losses or injuries (including death) I sustain to my person or property or both, including but not limited to any claims, demands, actions, causes of action, judgments, damages, expenses and costs, including attorneys’ fees, which arise out of, result from, occur during or are connected in any manner with my participation in the Pilgrimage, any related or independent travel, any activities or side trips (e.g., individual tours) irrespective of whether they are sponsored, supervised, selected, or controlled by Verso Ministries in any manner.
- I understand and agree that photographs or video of me during the pilgrimage may be taken by the Verso Ministries or its employee or agents or representatives. I agree that photographs or video taken of me during the pilgrimage may be used for commercial purposes by Verso Ministries without royalties or prior consent.
- I agree that this Agreement is to be construed under the laws of the State of Indiana, U.S.A.; and I hereby consent, irrevocably, to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State courts located in St. Joseph County, Indiana (or, if there is exclusive federal jurisdiction, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division) with respect to any dispute arising out of, related to, or occurring during or in connection with the Pilgrimage, this document, or any accident, injury, or damage incident to the Pilgrimage. I agree that if any portion of this Agreement is held invalid, the balance hereof shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
IN SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT, THAT I UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, THAT BY SIGNING IT I AM GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS I MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE, AND THAT I HAVE SIGNED IT KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY.