Sign the waiver below before proceeding to the registration site.
I (“I”, “me”, “Participant”), have elected, on a voluntary basis, and, if I am under the age of 18, with the acknowledgement and permission of my parents or legal guardians (individually and collectively referred to herein as “Guardian”), HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH MERAKI DANCE COMPETITION AND CONVENTION, LLC, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.
I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in this activity, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.
I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.
In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:
(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, brain injury, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Meraki Dance Competition and Convention, LLC and/or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, and the activity holders, sponsors, and volunteers;
(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.
(C) MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITIES IS NOT EMPLOYMENT and is not subject to any collective bargaining agreement/union and does not entitle me to corporate benefits, salary, wages, unemployment/workers’ compensation benefits or any other compensation. I acknowledge that Meraki Dance Competition and Convention, LLC and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.
I acknowledge that this activity may involve a test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, monitors, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers. I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks associated with the activities and I and my Guardian agree to incur and assume these risks as a requirement to my participation in the activities.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, I and my guardian hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity. If my condition renders me incapable (as determined by Company and/or medical provider) of providing a specific consent at the time that medical provider present determines any treatment to be necessary and/or advisable in such the medical provider’s sole discretion, I and my Guardian authorize such provider to administer such treatment without the need for further consent. I and my Guardian acknowledge that I will be responsible for paying for any medical treatment that I may receive as a result of injuries or illness suffered during my attendance and/or participation in the Events and Activities.
I understand while participating in this activity, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the activity holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns.
The Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL. I and my Guardian freely and voluntarily agree to all of the terms contained herein and understand that I and my Guardian are giving up certain legal rights. This waiver shall be interpreted under the internal, substantive laws of the State of South Dakota without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof. The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision hereof shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of this Waiver, which shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law. I and my Guardian acknowledge that I and my Guardian have read every paragraph of this Waiver and understand each paragraph completely.