In consideration of being allowed to participate in travel, hiking, and/or the like (collectively Tour) associated with Engaging Cultures Travel, LLC (ECT), the undersigned, on his/her own behalf as well as the undersigned’s minor children, acknowledges and agrees to the following:
ECT is hereby released and held harmless from any and all liability, claims, or demands for damages which the undersigned presently has or may have in the future, arising out of any personal injury, emotional distress, bodily injury, sickness, death, loss of property, property damage, or any other loss, costs or expenses incurred by the undersigned, during the course of, as the result of, or in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the Tour, whether such damages, costs, or expenses may arise out of the negligence or carelessness of ECT or otherwise. This release and hold harmless specifically extends, without limitation, to claims based on allegations of failure to warn of circumstance or conditions within any foreign country, or failure to warn of circumstances or conditions within any foreign country, or failure to warn of any U.S. State Department travel advisory or travel warning. This release extends, without limitation, to all travel in any way connected with the Tour – including all travel to and within any foreign country, and any and all connections, stopovers, transfers, and domestic portions of such travel – as well as all other activities in any way connected with the Tour.
This release extends to and includes all directors, employees, agents, principals, contractors, representatives, successors, assignees, sponsors, volunteers, associates, affiliates, attorneys, and insurers of ECT; to all other persons and entities subject to liability derived from the conduct of ECT; and to any vicarious liability of ECT based on the conduct of any other person or entity. All parties described in this paragraph shall be hereinafter known as ECT Agents.
The undersigned further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ECT and ECT Agents from any loss, liability, damage, expense, or cost ECT, such persons or entities, might incur as the result of the undersigned’s participation in the Tour.
This release is binding upon the family, estate, heirs, representatives, successors, assigns officers, agents, and employees of the undersigned.
The undersigned acknowledges that participation in the Tour requires travel to and in Jordan, Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and/or Tunisia, which may involve risks and hardships, foreseen and unforeseen, including, but not limited to risks of exposure to illness or disease, unsanitary or unsafe food and water, inadequate or non-existent medical and dental services, crime, and political instability. The undersigned acknowledges that participation in the Tour is entirely voluntary, and agrees to assume all risks in connection with the Tour, whether such risks are foreseen or unforeseen.
The undersigned agrees that the presence or participation of a ECT travel escort or guide during any portion of the Tour does not in any way constitute a guarantee, promise, or assumption of responsibility on the part of ECT for the undersigned’s health or safety.
The undersigned states that the undersigned as well as the undersigned’s minor children going on the Tour, has had a recent medical examination, or otherwise has good reason to believe that he or she is physically fit and capable to participate in the Tour, and assumes the responsibility of fitness and capability to do so.
The undersigned expressly agrees that this release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of Arkansas, and that if any portion of it is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. The undersigned agrees that this document shall be construed in accordance with Arkansas law, without regard for conflicts-of-law principles.
The undersigned consents to medical and dental treatment by ECT, or by such others as ECT may designate, if the undersigned is in need of such treatment and is unable to consent to such treatment due to physical, mental or other incapacity while participating in the Tour. The undersigned agrees to pay all charges for such treatment and to indemnify and ECT harmless there from. The undersigned further agrees that the rendering of any medical or other services to the undersigned by, or at the instance of, ECT, or any of the persons or entities described in paragraph 3, above, does not constitute a waiver or an admission of liability to provide or to continue to provide any such services. The undersigned understands that ECT provides no medical or dental insurance coverage for the undersigned’s foreign travel, and that the undersigned is solely responsible for arranging and paying for any such insurance coverage.
The undersigned acknowledges that he or she has been strongly advised to remain at all relevant times with the ECT travel group and to follow and heed the instructions and warnings of the ECT guide or travel escort.
The undersigned has been informed that, from time to time, the U.S. State Department may issue a travel advisory or travel warning regarding travel to a specific country. The undersigned understands that the U.S. State Department may be contacted by telephone (202- 647-5225) or via the internet (travel.state.gov/travel_warnings.html) and, by signing this release, the undersigned agrees to be solely responsible for determining, prior to travel, whether a State Department travel warning or travel advisory exists. The undersigned does not in any way rely on ECT to provide information about the existence of any specific U.S. State Department travel advisory or travel warning. This release, waiver, and indemnity agreement applies regardless of the existence of any U.S. State Department travel advisory or warning.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS RELEASE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN ME AND ECT AND/OR ECT AGENTS. I SIGN THIS DOCUMENT VOLUNTARILY, OF MY FREE WILL. IN DOING SO, I AM NOT RELYING ON ANY REPRESENTATIONS, STATEMENTS, OR INDUCEMENTS OTHER THAN THOSE THAT APPEAR IN WRITING IN THIS RELEASE.
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