BROOKLYN ZOO NY LIABILITY WAIVER
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Anyone entering the premises of Brooklyn Zoo NY must fill out a Release of Liability Waiver Form online as well as an in person Covid Waiver & Temperature check. This includes parents, children and spectators whether participating or watching a class, birthday party, or special event. If you have issues logging into your account and signing the waiver please contact us. Only parents and/or legal guardians are allowed to sign the waivers as per our insurance specifications. Anyone without a online waiver filled out will not be able to participate in a class.
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BROOKLYN ZOO NY RELEASE OF LIABILITY
RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
In consideration of the services of Brooklyn Zoo NY hereinafter collectively referred to as “BKZOONY”, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf, I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge BKZOONY, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:
ONE – I acknowledge that my participation in manipulation skills, equilibristic skills, acrobatic skills, drama skills, aerial arts training and instruction, and parkour training and instruction activities entails known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. THE RISKS INCLUDE, AMONG OTHER THINGS: slips and falls; falling from equipment; rope burns; pinches, scrapes, twists and jolts that could result in scratches, bruises, sprains, lacerations, fractures, concussions, or even more severe life threatening hazards; strains, cuts, bruises, muscle soreness and fractures; musculoskeletal injuries including head, neck, and back; injuries to internal organs; the negligence of other people; my own physical condition; and the risk of emotional and psychological injuries or physical damage associated with this activity. Traveling to and from shows, meets and exhibitions will raise the possibility of any manner of transportation accidents. In any event, if you or your child is injured, any medical assistance will be at your own expense. Furthermore, BKZOONY employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant’s fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather or other environmental conditions. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.
TWO – I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.
THREE – I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless BKZOONY from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or my use of BKZOONY’s equipment or facilities, INCLUDING ANY SUCH CLAIMS WHICH ALLEGE NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF BKZOONY.
FOUR – Should BKZOONY or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.
FIVE – I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.
SIX – In the event that I file a lawsuit against BKZOONY, I agree to do so solely in the state of New York, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining document shall remain in full force and effect.
NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
ONE – When you enter a Brooklyn Zoo NY (“BKZOONY”) facility, event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.
TWO – By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by BKZOONY and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar BKZOONY events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of BKZOONY. You release BKZOONY, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.
THREE – By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by BKZOONY or the person or entity designated to do so by BKZOONY.
You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.
Anyone entering the premises of Brooklyn Zoo NY must fill out a Release of Liability Waiver Form online. This includes parents, children and spectators whether participating or watching a class, birthday party, or special event. If you have issues logging into your account and signing the waiver please contact us. Anyone without a online waiver filled out will not be able to participate in a class.
BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF ANYONE IS HURT OR PROPERTY IS DAMAGED DURING MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACTIVITY, I MAY BE FOUND BY A COURT OF LAW TO HAVE WAIVED MY RIGHT TO MAINTAIN A LAWSUIT AGAINST BKZOONY ON THE BASIS OF ANY CLAIM FROM WHICH I HAVE RELEASED THEM HEREIN. I HAVE HAD SUFFICIENT OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD IT, AND I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS.
PARENT’S OR GUARDIAN’S ADDITIONAL INDEMNIFICATION
ADULT (Parent or Guardian) responsible for participants under the age of 18.
In consideration of THE PARTICIPANT being permitted by Brooklyn Zoo NY to participate in its activities and to use its equipment and facilities, I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Brooklyn Zoo NY from any and all claims which are brought by, or on behalf of the Minor, and which are in any way connected with such use or participation by the Minor.