PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY & WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS.
1. Definitions. The person who is renting and/or using a boat, houseboat, personal watercraft, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, knee-boarding shall be referred to hereinafter as “Participant”. The “Undersigned” means only the Participant when the Participant is age 18 or older OR it means both the Participant and the Participant’s parent or legal guardian when the Participant is under the age of 18. “Released Parties” mean COVE PALISADES RESORT AND MARINAand ITS/THEIR respective successors in interest, affiliated organizations and companies, insurance carriers, agents, employees, representatives, assignees, officers, directors, members, and shareholders. The “Activity” means renting and/or using a boat or personal watercraft, and otherwise taking part in boating or the use of a personal watercraft.
2. Risks of Activity. The Undersigned agree and understand that taking part in the Activity can be HAZARDOUS AND INVOLVES THE RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH. The Undersigned acknowledge that the Activity is inherently dangerous and fully realize the dangers of participating in the Activity. The risks and dangers of the activity include, but are not limited to: changing weather or water conditions; debris; tides; currents; wake action; slips; falls; collisions, including but not limited to, collisions with other participants, boats, watercraft, and other manmade and natural objects; weather conditions; capsizing; sinking; exposure to elements; drowning; marine and other wildlife; equipment failure and/or defects; operator error, mental distress from exposure to any of the above; and negligence of others. The Undersigned acknowledge and understand that the description of the risks listed above IS not complete and that participating in the Activity may be dangerous and may include other risks.
3. Release, Indemnification, and Assumption of Risk. In consideration of the Participant being permitted to participate in the Activity, the Undersigned agree as follows:
(a) Release. The Undersigned hereby irrevocably and unconditionally release, forever discharge, and agree not to sue or bring any other legal action against the RELEASED PARTIES with respect to any and all claims and causes of action of any nature whether currently known or unknown, which the Undersigned, or any of them, have or which could be asserted on behalf of the Undersigned in connection with the Participant’s participation in the Activity, including, but not limited to claims of negligence, breach of warranty, and/or breach of contract.
(b) Indemnification. The Undersigned hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all liability, cost, expense or damage of any kind or nature whatsoever and from any suits, claims or demands, including legal fees and expenses whether or not in litigation, arising out of, or related to, Participant’s participation in the Activity. Such obligation on the part of the Undersigned shall survive the period of the Participant’s participation in the Activity.
(c) Assumption of Risk. The Undersigned agree and understand that there are dangers and risks associated with the participation in the Activity and that INJURIES AND/OR DEATH may result from participating in the Activity, including, but not limited to the acts, omissions, representations, carelessness, and negligence of the Released Parties. By signing this document, the Undersigned recognize that property loss, injury and death are all possible while participating in the Activity. RECOGNIZING THE RISKS AND DANGERS, THE UNDERSIGNED UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE ACTIVITY AND VOLUNTARILY CHOOSE FOR PARTICIPANT TO PARTICIPATE IN AND EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISKS AND DANGERS OF THE PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY, WHETHER OR NOT DESCRIBED ABOVE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, INHERENT, OR OTHERWISE.
4. Carbon Monoxide Danger. Do not leave pets or unaccompanied minors on another vessel tied to a houseboat due to potential carbon monoxide exposure. Do not swim behind or under boat while motor or generator are running or shortly after. Keep doors closed while running generator. If air is calm at night you may need to turn generator off to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. If carbon monoxide detectors are triggered turn off motor and generator immediately and open doors and windows.
4. Boat, Houseboat, Personal Watercraft or Watersports Use and Damage. The boat, houseboat, personal watercraft or watersports toys are rented “as is” and with no warranties, express or implied. The Undersigned accept full responsibility for the care of the rental boat or personal watercraft during the rental period. Undersigned agree to pay for any damage that occurs to the rental boat or personal watercraft regardless of the circumstances under which such damage may occur. Undersigned also agree to pay for any lost rental income for the period of time the boat or personal watercraft is out of service due to damage for which Undersigned is responsible. Undersigned agree to pay for any costs incurred in retrieval of rented boats or personal watercraft which are left in water for non-mechanical reasons. Undersigned agree to pay all costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred by Released Parties to collect any sums due or to enforce any terms of this agreement. Undersigned agree to pay interest of 18% per annum on all sums owed to Released parties. The Undersigned agree that Released Parties are authorized and shall have the right to charge the Undersigned’s credit card for any sums owed.
5. Minor Acknowledgment. In the case of a minor Participant, the Undersigned parent or legal guardian acknowledges that he/she is not only signing this Agreement on his/her behalf, but that he/she is also signing on behalf of the minor and that the minor shall be bound by all the terms of this Agreement. Additionally, by signing this Agreement as the parent or legal guardian of a minor, the parent or legal guardian understands that he/she is also waiving rights on behalf of the minor that the minor otherwise may have. The Undersigned parent or legal guardian agrees that, but for the foregoing, the minor would not be permitted to participate in the Activity. By signing this Agreement without a parent or legal guardian’s signature, Participant, under penalty of fraud, represents that he/she is at least 18 years of age. If signing as the parent or guardian of a minor Participant, signing adults represent that they are a legal parent or guardian of the minor Participant.
6. Miscellaneous. The Undersigned further agree and understand: (a) Participant will not engage in any activities prohibited by any applicable laws, statutes, regulations and ordinances; (b) this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, and the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claim arising out of this Agreement shall be the state courts located in Jefferson County, Oregon, and Undersigned expressly agree and consent to jurisdiction in said courts; (c) this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto and supersedes any and all prior contracts, arrangements, communications, or representations, whether oral or written, between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof; (d) the Undersigned understand and acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract and shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any part of this Agreement is deemed to be unenforceable, the remaining terms shall be an enforceable contract between the parties. It is the intent of the Undersigned that this agreement shall be binding upon the assignees, subrogors, distributors, heirs, next of kin, executors and personal representatives of the Undersigned.
7. COVID-19. People that are sick are advised to stay home. Customers are encouraged to use hand sanitizer dispensers located at various locations around the facility. All customers are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear face masks when deemed necessary.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE FOREGOING ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE OF LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT I AM RELEASING LEGAL RIGHTS THAT OTHERWISE MAY EXIST.