Terms and Conditions for IHS Programs

We believe in personal responsibility and in advance of participating in an IHS program, we ask you to sign a waiver that says you aren’t going to sue us as a result of the program we’ve invited you to.  Specifically:

In consideration for being permitted to voluntarily participate in this Institute for Humane Studies program and related activities, the undersigned:

  1. Hereby releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue the Institute for Humane Studies and its respective affiliates, successors, officers, directors, employees, agents, contracted faculty members, along with all owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the events and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents; all for the purpose herein referred to as “Releasees” and each of them, from all liability to the undersigned, and the personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin of the undersigned, from any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise while the undersigned is participating in the Event.
  1. Hereby further releases, waives, discharges and covenants not to sue the Releasees on the basis of any duty of care and agrees to indemnify and save and hold harmless the Releasees and from any loss, liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorney’s fees prior to trial, at trial, and on appeal incurred due to the undersigned participating in the event and whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.
  1. Hereby agrees that the use of alcohol or any substance, to the extent that such use affects the undersigned’s abilities to safely participate in the Event, may be considered hazardous to the safety and health of other participants and attendees in the Event and is strictly forbidden.
  1. Hereby authorizes the Releasees to obtain emergency medical treatment for me, including if necessary surgical procedures, if I am injured while participating in the event and after reasonable attempts under the circumstances Releasees are unable to contact a relative or legal guardian. I understand that Releasees may not be able to contact a relative or legal guardian under emergency circumstances. I acknowledge and agree that authorizing the Releasees to obtain medical treatment in no way creates any obligation for the Releasees to obtain such treatment, and I hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Releasees on the basis of any duty to obtain such treatment.

The undersigned expressly acknowledges and agrees that the foregoing release, waiver of liability and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect.

The undersigned acknowledges that the release and waiver of liability and indemnity agreement was provided to me in advance to review, that I stipulate that I was given sufficient notice and opportunity to review the document and to seek outside advice or counsel if I so chose, and that I was advised to do so. I have read and I voluntarily sign this agreement. I further agree that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.

I understand and accept that in the course of my participation in the event, film, video, or photographs may be taken, or illustration made of me and/or my personal property, including images and sound. I acknowledge and agree that such film, photographs, and/or illustrations may be used in any medium by the Institute for Humane Studies and all its related entities and agencies for advertising, promotion, and/or educational purposes in any medium, without compensation to me.