Black Speakers Network Retreat

Retreat Waiver and Release

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Participant Waiver and Release Agreement

In consideration of partaking in the travel event and activities (“the “Activities”) hosted and planned by Events by Ashé, LLC (the “Company”), I agree as follows:

  • I am aware and understand that the Activities can be dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury, death and/or property damage.
  • I acknowledge that any injuries that I may sustain may be compounded by negligent emergency response or rescue operations of the Company or a third party.
  • I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities with the knowledge of the danger involved and agree to accept and assume any and all risks of injury, death and property damage whether caused by the negligence of the Company or otherwise.
  • I acknowledge that the Company facilitates all flight and hotel arrangements on my behalf through Travel Impressions (“Travel Impressions”), a brand of ALG Vacations Corp.
  • I expressly waive and release any and all claims, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world, against the Company, Travel Impressions and its members, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns (the “Releasees”) on account of injury, death and property damage arising out of or attributable to my participation in the Activities, whether arising out of the negligence of the Company or any Releasees or otherwise.
  • I agree not to make or bring any such claim against the Company, Travel Impressions or any Releasees. I will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company and the Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs of enforcing this Waiver and Release).

I grant to the Company the following irrevocable rights:

  • The right to record my voice and image, by any technology or means, while participating in the Activities;
  • The right to copy, use, publicly display, reproduce and distribute the recordings and images on the Company’s website and in marketing and promotional materials (of any technology or means) for use by the Company; and
  • The right, title and interest, including any and all copyright, I may have in the recordings or images.
  • I agree that I will not receive any compensation or remuneration whatsoever, now or in the future, from the Company or the Releasees in connection with any recording or image taken of me, by any technology or means, while participating in the Activities.

The Company will not be liable or responsible, nor will it be deemed to have defaulted or breached its commitment to provide you with the Activities, for any failure, change or delay in fulfilling or performing the Activities, when such failure, change or delay is caused by or results from acts beyond the Company’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God; flood, fire or explosion; war, invasion, riot or other civil unrest; actions, embargoes or blockades in effect on or after the planned date of the Activities; national or regional emergencies; strikes, labor stoppages or slowdowns or other industrial disturbances; shortage or malfunction of adequate power or telecommunications or transportation operations; any other event which is beyond the reasonable control of the Company.

In the event that I cancel my participation in the Activities, I understand that the Company’s refund policy is as follows:

If I provide written notice to the Company of my cancellation:

  • 2+ days from departure: full cash refund, less the amount paid for Travel Plus Protection insurance
  • 2 days from departure: penalty of $50 per person, less the amount paid for Travel Plus Protection insurance
  • 1 day or less from departure: 100% nonrefundable

In the event that I would like to transfer my participation in the Activities to another individual, the Company may, but it not required to allow me to do so.  If the Company approves of the transfer, the following requirements will apply:

  • I must comply with any requirements identified by the Company at the time of transfer, including, but not limited to completed a transfer form provided by the Company;
  • The transferee must complete all required Company paperwork, including, but not limited to, his or her agreement to this Waiver and Release and an agreement to provide any additional required payment;

Travel Documents
Your travel documents will be emailed to you once full payment is received. Please check them carefully to ensure that all the information is correct and passenger names exactly match your Proof of Citizenship. If you discover an error, please contact the Company immediately.

Required Entry/ Re-entry Documentation
Proper documentation is YOUR responsibility. The following information is based on current requirements for U.S. citizens at time of publication. This information may change – contact the Company or contact your destination consulate for the most current requirements on your travel date. Passengers returning to the U.S. by air from any international destination must have a valid passport, and may be denied boarding by the airline if the passport is damaged, mutilated, or has excessive wear. A “Passport Card” is not acceptable. If your name on your passport (or for non-U.S. citizens,“valid travel documents”) does not match your name on your travel documentation, you will not be allowed to travel. A passport valid for up to 6 months past the date of completed travel is required when traveling internationally. Married or divorced women traveling under names other than what is printed on their travel documents must supply a marriage license and/or divorce decree. For details on how to obtain a passport, contact your local courthouse or post office. If you are not a U.S. citizen, contact your destination’s consulate or embassy to determine required entry documents.
7. Traveling Minors
We cannot accept unaccompanied minors under 18 for any travel. For certain countries, a notarized consent from both parents or legal guardian(s) is required for children younger than 18 years old traveling with one parent, or in someone else’s custody; or a notarized birth certificate showing only one parent, a parent’s death certificate, or a court order of child custody MAY also be permissible. Be sure to check with your travel agent, inquire with your destination‘s consulate, or visit websites such as travel.state.gov, dhs.gov or iatatravelcentre.com. Mexican-born minors under 18 years of age traveling alone or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian, require special documentation to depart Mexico, even if the Minor is a Dual Mexican Citizen. For details, contact the Mexican embassy or click here. Some airlines may require documentation for children traveling without their legal guardian beyond what is mandated by the destination country- contact your airline directly for details.

Denial of Entry
Certain countries may deny entry to travelers with even a minor criminal record, and if not a U.S. citizen, entry back into the U.S. Check with the U.S. Embassy and the embassy or consulate of the country being visited to ensure you can travel as planned. The Company does not accept responsibility if you are denied entry and cancellation penalties apply.

Flights & Airport Check-in
Your flight information will appear on the booking confirmation issued when you make your deposit, and on your electronic travel documents issued upon full payment. All flight times are subject to change without notice. We strongly suggest that you reconfirm exact flight times with the carrier 24 hours prior to departure and again before departing for the airport. For international flights, we recommend arriving at the airport at least three hours prior to your scheduled departure time to allow time to check in and get through Security. For domestic flights, we recommend that you arrive two hours prior to travel but absolutely no later than one hour prior to travel. If you do not have pre-assigned seats and have seat preferences, we recommend that you arrive early as seats will be assigned upon check in based on availability. Pre-assigned seat selection is at the discretion of the air carrier and may require payment of an additional fee.
If you do not check in at the airport or gate at the required time, or do not possess proper documentation, you will be denied boarding and will not be eligible for a refund. Additionally, if you fail to check in for your flight without prior cancellation, you are considered a no-show and will not be eligible for a refund. Travel Protection Plus does not cover the instances noted above. The Company assumes no responsibility for any passengers making independent connections to flights booked through The Company. Some airlines do not charge for infants under two years of age, but the infant must sit on an adult’s lap. Other airlines do charge for infants or infant air-related taxes. Please check with your air carrier. If an infant reaches the age of two at any time during the vacation, federal law requires the purchase of a separate seat for any remaining portions of the flight. Some countries charge infant departure taxes.

Airline, Hotel and Feature taxes
The Company may split the merchant of record payment between Travel Impressions and the air carrier booked. The Travel Impressions portion of the payment will be processed immediately. The airline will process payment at the time the air tickets are issued. Travel Impressions markets hotels under a “prepaid/merchant” model, where Travel Impressions collects the full amount of the hotel room from The Company in advance and manages the payments to the hotel/feature on your behalf. The booking is made by The Company on the customer’s behalf and includes two components to the reservation, amounts being paid by Travel Impressions to the hotel/feature on customer’s behalf as well as compensation for services retained by Travel Impressions. In connection with facilitating your hotel/feature arrangement, the amount you are charged will include tax recovery charges and service fees. This amount includes an estimate to recover the amount Travel Impressions pays to the hotel/feature related to your reservation for taxes owed by the hotel/feature including, without limitation, sales and use tax, occupancy tax, room, tax, excise tax, value added tax, good and services tax, and/or similar taxes. The amount Travel Impressions pays to the hotel/feature in connection with your reservation for taxes may vary from the amount we estimate and include in the amount charged to you. The amount charged to you also includes an amount to compensate Travel Impressions for services in connection with handling your reservation. Travel Impressions is not the supplier collecting and remitting taxes to the applicable taxing authorities. Hotel/feature suppliers include all applicable taxes in the amount billed to Travel Impressions and Travel Impressions pays over such amounts directly to the supplier. Travel Impressions is not a co-supplier associated with the supplier with whom Travel Impressions books or reserves customer’s travel arrangements. Taxability and the appropriate tax rate and the type of applicable taxes vary greatly by location.

Special Requests
If you request special arrangements such as adjoining rooms/room locations, bedding requests, specific assistance or special meals, we will pass on your request to the vendor on your behalf. However, since these requests lie outside our contracts with our suppliers, we cannot guarantee special requests unless otherwise stated.

Handicapped Services and Facilities
Should you desire any special service or equipment to assist with a disability, please let us know in advance so we can advise the air carrier or resort (services vary by carrier and resort). Although we will do our best to assist you, The Company does not guarantee the availability of wheelchairs at any airport. Wheelchair accessible rooms may be requested but cannot be guaranteed. Standards vary by property and country, may not be consistent with the standards required by the Americans With Disabilities Act, and are not within the control of The Company.

The Company’s and Travel Impressions’ Responsibility
The Company and Travel Impressions makes arrangements with third party suppliers as independent contractors for the various components that comprise your vacation package. The Company and Travel Impressions have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that proper arrangements have been made for your vacation. However, the Company and Travel Impressions are not agents of these independent travel providers and expressly disclaim any liability for their actions or omissions. Service providers reserve the right to refuse service to travelers at their sole discretion. The Company and Travel Impressions assume no liability for the acts of the service provider in refusing service. The Company and Travel Impressions is not responsible for schedule changes issues by the airline and does not offer compensation for those changes. The Company and Travel Impressions will not pay an increase in fare for an alternative airline. The Company and Travel Impressions are not responsible under any circumstances for any injury or damages you may suffer, in connection with air or ground transportation, hotel accommodations, or other travel or excursion services arranged by the Company and Travel Impressions. Furthermore, the Company, Travel Impressions and our third-party suppliers do not control and cannot be responsible for bodily injury, property damage or other loss or damage caused by factors beyond their control, including but not limited to: air turbulence, flight delays, extreme weather, government restrictions or regulations, strikes, war, acts of terrorism, mechanical breakdown, sickness or disease, epidemics or pandemics, quarantine, your physical, medical or mental disabilities, your failure to obtain valid travel documents or to follow travel instructions resulting in denied entry at destination or re-entry into U.S., and failure related to the public internet, telephone or other communication lines. Neither the Company, Travel Impressions nor these third party suppliers, or their respective subagents, shall be held liable for loss or damage to property or injury of person arising out of events of force majeure, including but not limited to strikes, war, acts of terrorism, extreme weather, flight delays or turbulence, quarantine, sickness, government restrictions or regulations, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of such parties.

By booking with the Company and Travel Impressions and/or using the Company and Travel Impressions online booking site, you waive any claim against the Company, Travel Impressions, its affiliated and subsidiary companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents, for any loss of or damage to property or injury to any person caused by reason of (i) any defect, negligence, or other wrongful act or omission or any failure of performance of any kind by any airline, hotel, ground transportation, or other travel provider, (ii) any claim for inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, mental distress or other similar claim, (iii) any delayed departure, missed connection, substitute accommodation, termination of service or change in fares or rates, and (iv) overbooking, flight cancellation, lost or misconnected baggage, or any claim arising of the air transportation portion of any vacation package. Under no circumstances will the Company and Travel Impressions be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the provision of our travel services or vacation packages. Some hotel room images on our promotional materials and our website do not depict the standard room category. Maps not to scale. Our hotel rating system is provided for your reference and may differ from other rating systems. We do not guarantee the accuracy of these ratings or that they are equal to other rating systems that you may be familiar with. We reserve the right to change a rating at any time with or without notice. The Company and Travel Impressions are not responsible for omissions or errors.

Your Responsibility: By booking with the Company and Travel Impressions, you agree to defend and indemnify us and all respective suppliers and any officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal fees, brought by third parties as a result of: a) your breach of these Terms and Conditions or the documents referenced herein; b) your violation of any law or rights of a third party; or c) your use of the Company’s and Travel Impressions website and/or any travel documents.

Important Notice: the Company and Travel Impressions enters into contracts with hotels and air, land, or water transportation companies, but all such entities are owned and operated by independent contractors. The Company and Travel Impressions is not responsible for any negligent or willful act, omission or failure to act on the part of any such entity or its employees, or of any other third party beyond its direct control. The Travel Impressions name and logo may appear on posted or hand-held signs at the airport of your departure or destination, in vans, buses, coaches, hotels or elsewhere during your vacation. This use of the Travel Impressions name and logo is solely intended to help you identify persons or entities who might provide services to you during your trip, but does not indicate, and should not be understood by you to indicate that Travel Impressions owns, controls or operates any entity displaying such, a sign, or that Travel Impressions employs or controls any person holding or displaying such a sign. Travel Impressions sells leisure vacations. If this vacation is used for any reason other than leisure travel, the hotel may directly assess an additional surcharge or refuse service during holiday, convention, or special event time periods.

Certain exclusions may not apply in some jurisdictions. If you have a claim or dispute with any of the travel or excursion providers, we will provide you with as much assistance as reasonably possible.

Luggage & Personal Property
Many airlines charge fees for checked and/or carry-on bags. Fees vary and are set by each air carrier. Information on carrier baggage policy and fees, liability for lost, misconnected and damaged baggage or other personal property can be obtained through the Company, by contacting the air carrier directly, or by requesting them at the airport. Carry-on luggage is limited to one bag per person and must be small enough to fit beneath the seat in front of you. Excess/oversized baggage may be denied at check-in or subject to additional charges. The Company and Travel Impressions accepts no liability for loss or damage to luggage and recommends a TSA approved lock. All lost or damaged luggage must be reported to an airline representative at the destination airport by the passenger before you leave the airport. Some airlines do not cover damage to soft-sided luggage.

Advice to International Passengers on Limitation of Liability
Passengers embarking upon a journey involving an ultimate destination or a stop in a country other than the country of departure are advised that the provisions of an international treaty (the Warsaw Convention, the 1999 Montreal Convention, or other treaty), as well as a carrier’s own contract of carriage or tariff provisions, may be applicable to their entire journey, including any portion entirely within the countries of departure and destination. The applicable treaty governs and may limit the liability of carriers to passengers for death or personal injury, destruction or loss of, or damage to, baggage, and for delay of passengers and baggage. Additional protection can usually be obtained by purchasing insurance from a private company. Such insurance is not affected by any limitation of the carrier’s liability under an international treaty. For further information please consult your airline or insurance company representative. For such passengers on a journey to, from, or with an agreed stopping place in the United States of America, the Convention(s) provide (1) that the liability of carriers for death of or personal injury to passengers of up to 128,821 Special Drawing Rights per passenger shall not depend on negligence on the part of the carrier, and (2) such liability shall be limited to 128,821 Special Drawing Rights per passenger in the absence of negligence or other wrongful act or omission on the part of the carrier. Additional information on Special Drawing Rights is available at www.imf.org. For international travel (including domestic portions of international journeys) to, from, or with an agreed stopping place in the United States of America, liability for loss, delay, or damage to baggage is limited to 1,288 Special Drawing Rights per passenger for all baggage, including carry-on. Excess valuation may be declared on certain types of articles. Further information may be obtained from the air carrier. For domestic flights, the current maximum liability is capped at $3,500. For most international flights, a treaty called the Montreal Convention applies to the carriage of baggage. The maximum baggage liability for flights covered by the Montreal Convention is currently 1,288 Special Drawing Rights.

Air Carriers
We have made arrangements for air transportation to your vacation destination via regularly scheduled certificated air carriers or other air carriers who have duly filed with and are authorized to operate air transportation and public charter transportation by the U.S. Department of Transportation. We reserve the right to substitute alternate air carriers if necessary. All air travel is subject to the terms and conditions of the operating air carrier. When you fly to and from your destination the Conditions of Carriage apply, some of which limit or exclude liability. The Conditions of Carriage are available on the air carrier’s website or by request at the airport.

Hazardous Materials Restrictions and Insecticide Notice
Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. A violation can result in five years’ imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more (49 U.S.C. 5124). Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Examples: Paints, lighter fluid, fireworks, tear gases, oxygen bottles, and radio-pharmaceuticals. There are special exceptions for small quantities (up to 70 ounces total) of medicinal and toilet articles carried in your luggage and certain smoking materials carried on your person. Special restrictions and limitations for transporting Hazardous Materials and specifically Lithium Ion batteries, refer to www.faa.gov/go/packsafe for more information. In the event a carry-on bag cannot be accommodated in the passenger cabin and has to be placed below in a cargo bin for any reason, any electronic device or spare Lithium-ion or any other type of battery permitted in carry-on baggage MUST be removed from the carry-on bag and remain in the possession of the passenger in the passenger cabin. For further information, contact your airline representative. Some countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment for in-bound foreign flights. A list of such countries is available at https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray.

Health & Safety Tips for Travelers
As travel opens up around the world, all destinations, airports, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, transfer companies, car rental companies, shops and excursions have established COVID-19 safety measures and precautions which may change from day to day. These safety measures may include but are not limited to curfews, attraction closings and reduced hours, size of group gatherings, social distancing requirements, health screenings and self-quarantine requirements. In addition, you must follow CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people have been or are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and Travel Impressions cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your vacation. By traveling, you agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with your vacation. Any and all additional costs will be your sole responsibility.

Before booking travel and before your travel dates, we strongly recommend that you visit the U.S. Department of State website travel.state.gov, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, cdc.gov, which include important information on foreign travel such as travel advisories, warnings and restrictions issued by the U.S. government. You are responsible for complying with the health requirements of the countries you intend to visit. If you make a booking, you are confirming that you have followed our recommendations above and forever waive any argument that we should have done anything further with respect to warnings or alerts. Check with your physician regarding any immunizations that may be recommended or required. Use common sense while vacationing abroad. For example, if you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. In addition, be cognizant of the effects of mixing alcohol and certain medications. Should someone in your party become ill, alert the resort front desk for immediate medical attention or call the emergency number provided by the resort. Also advise your Resort Representative as soon as possible, who may be able to provide assistance. If you have medical issues or concerns about medical services, we urge you to contact your resort with specific questions. Please be aware that medical standards and training of emergency responders and resort medical facilities vary greatly, and health care abroad may not be the same as you might expect at home. It may be standard policy for hospitals and medical providers abroad to require cash payment upfront for services. Check with your insurance provider regarding claims for reimbursement. Sports and aquatic equipment, especially scuba gear, may not meet U.S. safety standards and many resort pools and beaches may lack lifeguards. Balcony railing heights in Mexico are lower than the mandated heights in the United States, and also may be lower in other countries. Low balcony railings create a risk of falls, which may result in serious injury or death. Bottled drinking water is recommended. BY OFFERING TRAVEL PRODUCTS IN PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH AREAS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND ARE NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. No destination is 100% safe. By embarking upon your travel, you voluntarily assume all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected.

Post-Vacation Concerns
If you have a complaint while on vacation you must provide the Company with a reasonable opportunity to rectify the issue during your vacation by promptly notifying your Resort Representative who will make every effort to assist. If the matter cannot be settled on the spot, please contact the Company immediately upon your return. Please understand that we cannot consider post-vacation submissions if you did not provide the Company with a reasonable opportunity to assist you during your trip. We reserve the right to give any compensation due in the form of future travel credits.

Additional Terms & Conditions Specific to Public Charter Flights

The operation of charter flights (these may also be referred to as Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights) is being conducted pursuant to Part 380 of the DOT’s Charter Regulations. The special terms and conditions below apply to those travel packages where ALG Vacations Corp. arranges for charter air transportation provided by one or more air carriers. Travel Impressions is a brand of ALG Vacations Corp. ALG Vacations Corp., as the Charter Operator, is the principal. Public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp., 7 Campus Blvd., Newtown Square, PA., 19073 as principal and tour operator. For the most current listing of our public charter filings, see appleleisuregroup.com/pcfilings ALG Vacations Corp. reserves the right to substitute alternate air carriers if necessary. All air travel is subject to the terms and conditions of the operating air carrier. ALG Vacations Corp. is not responsible, unless negligent, for the personal injury or property damage caused by any direct air carrier, hotel or other supplier of services in connection with the charter. Cancellation or Major Change by ALG Vacations Corp.If ALG Vacations Corp. makes a “major change” or cancels the tour or travel package 10 days or more before the departure date, we will notify you or your travel agent in writing within 7 days of becoming aware of the change or need to cancel. ALG Vacations Corp. may not cancel a charter less than 10 days before the scheduled departure date, except for circumstances that make it physically impossible to perform the charter trip. Under these circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible. Our only liability will be to return all monies paid. For International Flights only: Additional restrictions may be imposed on the flights by the foreign governments involved, and if landing rights are denied by a foreign government, the flight will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. In accordance with federal regulations, a “major change” constitutes any of the following: a change in the departure or return date which ALG Vacations Corp. knows of more than 2 days before the scheduled flight date, unless the change results from a flight delay; any charter flight delay of more than 48 hours; a change in the origin or destination city for any flight leg, unless the change only affects the order in which cities in a tour package are visited; a substitution of any hotel; or a price increase occurring 10 or more days prior to departure and resulting in an aggregate price increase of more than 10%.
Your Right to Cancel in Case of a Major Change If ALG Vacations Corp. makes a “major change” before the departure date, you have the option to cancel and receive a full refund by providing written notice of cancellation within 7 days of receiving our notice of the “major change”. If ALG Vacations Corp. makes a “major change” after the departure date, you have the option to reject the substituted hotel, changed date, origin, or destination of a flight leg and receive a refund of that portion of the tour package not provided; in this case you will receive a refund within 14 days of the return date for the tour package.

Security
ALG Vacations Corp. has surety trust agreements with WSFS Bank, 724 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 for payment of any charter air package refunds as defined by the agreements. Under these agreements, unless you file a claim with the Company, ALG Vacations Corp. (or with the bank) within 60 days after termination of your vacation, all parties shall be deemed released from all liability to you. Termination means the date of arrival (or in case of a cancelled charter, the intended date of arrival) of the return flight.

The Company represents and warrants that it will provide the Activities using personnel of required skill, experience and qualifications and in a professional and workmanlike manner in accordance with generally recognized industry standards for similar services.  Except for this warranty, the Company makes no warranty whatsoever with respect to its services.  In the event that I am unsatisfied with the Activities, I understand that the Company may, in its sole discretion, either re-perform its services (or the alleged defective part) or refund the price of the Activities (or the alleged defective part); however, this remedy will be my sole and exclusive remedy and the Company’s entire liability for any breach of the limited warranty described in this Agreement.

This Waiver and Release is binding on and inures to the benefits of the Company and me and our respective successors and assigns.

All matters arising out of or relating to this Waiver and Release will be governed and construed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, United States.  Any claim or cause of action arising under this Waiver and Release may be brought only in the federal and state courts located in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, United States.

Should a dispute or controversy arise concerning the terms and conditions of this Contract or involving a claim for loss, injury or other damage arising out of or relating to your trip, any legal action against the Company shall be brought exclusively in the federal and state courts located in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, United State.

If any term or provision of this Contract is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such holding will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining terms and provisions. We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action.

BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT:

  • I WARRANT THAT I HAVE FULLY READ THIS LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE;
  • I UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS AND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT;
  • I AM SIGNING THE WAIVER AND RELEASE FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT;
  • I INTEND FOR THE ACT OF CHECKING THE BOX BELOW TO SERVE AS MY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE WHICH WILL HAVE THE SAME FORCE AND EFFECT AS A MANUAL SIGNATURE; AND
  • I AM OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND CAN LEGALLY CONSENT TO THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE.
Please note: this Waiver and Release will be contained in your registration form when you register for the Black Speakers Network Retreat.  There is no need to sign it now.  See below for next steps.