First up: Because we adventure, we do have a waiver!

And yup, it’s required.
We’ll keep this on file for you, though — you only have to fill it out once
unless the waiver changes; but we’ll give you a heads up if that happens. 

OWA MEMBERSHIP PLATFORM TERMS OF USE
Last Modified: May 14, 2018
1. Introduction.  Outdoor Women’s Alliance, a Utah nonprofit corporation (“OWA”, “we,” or “us”) offers this Grassroots Program Membership platform (the “Platform”) as part of Outdoor Women’s Alliance and www.outdoorwomensalliance.com to further its charitable mission to inspire confidence and leadership in women of all ages. The Platform facilitates connections between women and provides its female members with a valuable tool in building and strengthening their communities and themselves through the lens of outdoor adventure. 2. Acceptance of Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are entered into by and between You and Outdoor Women’s Alliance, a Utah non-profit organization (“OWA”, “we”, or “us”). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they incorporate by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”) govern your access to and use of the Platform, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through the Platform, whether as a guest or registered user. Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Platform. By using the Platform, or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use, you must not access or use the Platform. For the safety and security of our members, this Platform is offered and available to female users who are eighteen (18) years of age or older only. By using this Platform, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Platform. 3. Changes to the Terms of Use. We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Platform thereafter. Your continued use of the Platform following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you. 4. Accessing the Platform and Account Security. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Platform, and any service or material we provide on the Platform, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Platform is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Platform, or the entire Platform, to users, including registered users. You are responsible for:
  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Platform.
  • Ensuring that all persons who access the Platform through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.
To access the Platform or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Platform that all the information you provide on the Platform is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this Platform or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on the Platform, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy. You may review our Privacy Policy here: https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/privacy-policy/ If you choose a username, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Platform or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer or internet connection so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. We have the right to disable any username, password, or other identifier chosen by you at any time in our sole discretion, if, in our opinion, you have violated these Terms of Use. 5. Intellectual Property Rights – General.   The Platform and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof), are owned by OWA, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. This Section 5 does not apply to User Contributions, as defined in and discussed in Section 8, below. These Terms of Use permit you to use the Platform for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Platform, except as follows:
  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Platform for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution.
  • If we provide desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by our end-user license agreement for such applications.
  • You may take such actions as are enabled by social media applications available on the Platform.
You must not:
  • Modify copies of any materials from this site.
  • Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Platform or any services or materials available through the Platform. If you wish to make any use of material on the Platform other than that set out in this section, please address your request to: info@outdoorwomensalliance.com. If you print, copy, modify, download, or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Platform in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Platform will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the Platform or any content on the Platform is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by OWA. Any use of the Platform not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. 6. Trademarks.  OWA’s name, the terms “Outdoor Women’s Alliance” and “OWA,” the tagline “Ski, climb, ride, paddle: Go Conquer.”, the slogan “Go Conquer.”, OWA’s logos, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, taglines and slogans are trademarks of OWA or its licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of OWA. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Platform are the trademarks of their respective owners. 7. Prohibited Uses.  You may use the Platform only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree NOT to use the Platform:
  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local, or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries);
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm any minor in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or reuse any material that does not comply with the Content Standards set out below in these Terms of Use;
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional materials such as junk mail, chain letters, spam, or any other similar solicitation;
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate OWA, an OWA employee or volunteer, another member or user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing);
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Platform, or which, as determined by us, may harm OWA or users of the Platform or expose them to liability;
  • Use the Platform in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Platform, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Platform;
  • Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Platform for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Platform;
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Platform or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
  • Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Platform;
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Platform, the server on which the Platform is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Platform;
  • Attack the Platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; or
  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Platform.
8. User Contributions.   The Platform may contain message boards, personal profiles, personal message features, personal pages, forums, bulletin boards, and other interactive features (collective, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the Platform. All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out below in these Terms of Use. Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and nonproprietary. By providing any User Contribution on the Platform, you grant us and our and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any lawful purpose. You represent and warrant that:
  • You own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors, and assigns.
  • All of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not OWA, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness. We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Platform. 9. Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination. We have the right to:
  • Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates the Terms of Use, including the Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Platform or the public, or could create liability for OWA.
  • Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Platform.
  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Platform for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms of Use.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Platform. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS OWA AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. However, we cannot review material before it is posted on the Platform, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section. 10. Content Standards. These Content Standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
  • Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable;
  • Promote or contain sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person;
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy (you may review our Privacy Policy here: https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/privacy-policy/);
  • Be likely to deceive any person;
  • Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist in any unlawful act;
  • Portray any form of drug or alcohol use, legal or illegal;
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person;
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization;
  • Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising, unless pre-approved by OWA;
  • Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case; or
  • Contain any content that violates the letter or spirit of OWA’s Forum Rules.
11. Copyright Infringement.  If you believe that any User Contribution violates your copyright, please see our Copyright Policy (located here: https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/terms/#copyrightpolicy) for instructions on sending us a notice of copyright infringement. We will terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers. 12. Reliance on Information Posted.  The information presented on or through the Platform is made available solely for general information purposes to further OWA’s charitable mission. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Platform, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. This Platform includes content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, writers, journalists, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services. All statements and opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by OWA staff (but not OWA interns or volunteers), are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of OWA. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. 13. Offline Activities.  One aspect of OWA’s charitable mission is to facilitate connections between women that may lead to participation in outdoor activities. The Platform serves as an online forum through which women of all ages and experience levels can connect through their shared interests in the outdoors. You agree to participate in outdoor activities, meet other women in person, enter into mentor/mentee relationships, or act in any other way offline as a result of your use of the Platform at your own risk. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for any conduct, injury, or damage that occurs offline. 14. Events.  OWA periodically puts on offline events to support its charitable mission. From time to time, OWA will post information about such events on the Platform. Postings related to events are for your informational purposes only and the information contained therein may change at any time with or without notice. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Platform, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. For your safety, and for the safety of other members, you may only share an event’s dates, general description (without location or time specified), and organizer contact information on third-party sites such as Facebook. 15. Changes to the Platform.  We may update the content on this Platform from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Platform may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. You must contact OWA directly at info@outdoorwomensalliance.com before quoting any material from the Platform in any third-party publication or on any third-party website to verify that the quoted material is current as of the date of an intended post. 16. Information About You and Your Visits to the Platform.  All information we collect on this Platform is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using this Platform, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy. You may review our Privacy Policy here: https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/privacy-policy/ 17. Online Purchases and Other Terms and Conditions.  All donations and purchases through the Platform or other transactions for the sale of goods, services, or information formed through the Platform or resulting from visits made by you are governed by our Terms of Sale, which are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use. You may review or Terms of Sale here: https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/terms/#termsofsale 18. Linking to the Platform and Social Media Features.  You may link to OWA’s homepage and pages other than the Platform, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent. This Platform may provide certain social media applications that enable you to:
  • Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Platform.
  • Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Platform.
  • Cause limited portions of content on this Platform to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
You may use these applications solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the Platform or portions of it to be displayed on, or appear to be displayed by, any other site, for example, framing, deep linking, or inline linking.
  • Link to any part of the Platform or than its homepage (although you may link to other pages within www.outdoorwomensalliance.com).
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this Platform that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.
You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking to stop immediately. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our sole discretion. 19. Links from the Platform.  If the Platform contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. OWA has a gear-review program to support is charitable mission and will occasionally endorse, and link to, third-party products. OWA is not responsible for the content or quality of the linked sites or products, nor does it endorse a linked entity itself, even if it endorses such entity’s product. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Platform, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. 20. International Laws Apply.  The owner of the Platform is based in the state of Utah in the United States. We provide this Platform for use by persons anywhere in the world; however, we make no claims that the Platform or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Platform may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Platform from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local laws. 21. Disclaimer of Warranties.  You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Platform will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT. YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER OWA NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH OWA MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE PLATFORM. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER OWA NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH OWA REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE PLATFORM, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, SAFE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE PLATFORM OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATFORM WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, OWA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. 22. Limitation on Liability.   TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF OWA AND ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO OWA FOR MEMBERSHIP IN OWA IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE. The foregoing does not affect any liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. The limitation of liability set out above does not apply to liability resulting from our gross negligence or willful misconduct. 23. Indemnification.  You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless OWA, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Platform, including, but not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Platform’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Platform. 24. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.  All matters relating to the Platform and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Utah without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Utah or any other jurisdiction). Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Platform shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Utah, in each case located in Salt Lake City, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts. 25. Arbitration.  At OWA’s sole discretion, it may require you to submit any disputes arising from the use of these Terms of Use or the Platform, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying Utah law. 26. Waiver and Severability.  No waiver by OWA of any term or condition set out in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of OWA to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect. 27. Entire Agreement.  The Terms of UseTerms of Sale, and Copyright Policy contained herein, as well as our Privacy Policy (located at https://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/privacy-policy/constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and OWA regarding the Platform and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, regarding the Platform. 28. Your Comments and Concerns.   This Platform is operated by Outdoor Women’s Alliance, 4882 W. Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116. All notices of copyright infringement claims should be sent to the copyright agent designated in our Copyright Policy in the manner and by the means set out therein. All other feedback, comments, request for technical support, and other communications relating to the Platform should be directed to: info@outdoorwomensalliance.com.
Outdoor Women’s Alliance
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS, RELEASE, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
For Adult Participants
 I. INTRODUCTION:  Please read this entire Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks, Release, and Indemnity Agreement (hereafter “Document”) carefully before signing. The adult participant (aged 18 years or older) (referenced as “I,” “my,” “me,” or “Participant”) who wishes to take part in any activity organized or facilitated by Outdoor Women’s Alliance must sign this Document prior to participation. In consideration of the services of Outdoor Women’s Alliance, a Utah non-profit organization, and its officers, directors, trustees, advisors, employees, agents, representatives, volunteers, independent contractors, and all other persons or entities associated with it (individually and collectively, “OWA”), I acknowledge and agree as follows:
II. ACTIVITIES; ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS:  OWA organizes and facilitates year-round outdoor recreational and instructional activities. These activities may include, but are not limited to: hiking, backpacking, camping, trail running, ultra-running, bicycle touring, road cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, canyoneering, canyoning, coasteering, ice climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, alpinism, rafting, rock climbing, bouldering, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, alpine touring, snowshoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, day or multi-day outdoor leadership retreats, educational events including Wilderness First Responder and Swift Water Rescue courses, and travel in non-OWA-affiliated vehicles (including my own vehicle) to and from activities, courses, or otherwise (collectively referred to as “Activities”). Activities may take place in changing outdoor environments in Utah, in other locations in the United States, and/or in other countries such as Canada. OWA’s Grassroots Team Volunteers (“Volunteers”) organize Activities on a casual, meet-up-style basis. I acknowledge that Volunteers are not employees or agents of OWA, are not required to have medical or other Activity-related training, and acknowledge that OWA is not legally liable or responsible for Volunteers’ conduct. In addition, Activities take place on land not owned or controlled by OWA. OWA does not oversee or take responsibility for any aspect or condition of Activity locations.
Participating (whether attending, observing, or actively participating) in Activities includes risks. I acknowledge that Activities include inherent and other risks, hazards, and dangers (collectively referred to as “Risks”) that can cause injury, damage, death or other loss to myself or others. Some, but not all, of these Risks include:
Risks present in an outdoor environment. These risks include travel in high altitude (above 5,000 ft.) terrain, over land or water. Travel may be subject to storms, including strong winds, rain, lightning, hail, snow, sleet, and other precipitation; currents, waves, fast-moving water, or whitewater; changing water level; high or low water; hot, humid, or cold weather or water; rapid and unpredictable weather changes; avalanches; falling or slippery rocks; landslides; fallen timber; stinging, venomous, and/or disease carrying animals, insects, or microorganisms; poisonous plants; wild animals; and other natural or man-made hazards. Hazards (both on land and in water) may not be marked or visible. Weather is unpredictable year-around.
Risks involved in judgment and decision-making. These risks include the risk that I, an OWA staff member, a Volunteer, a co-participant, or other person may misjudge my (or others’, including the Volunteers’ own) capabilities, health, or physical condition, or misjudge some aspect of travel, instruction, medical treatment, weather, terrain, water conditions, water level, or route location.  
Personal health and participation risks.  My mental, physical, or emotional condition (including use or abuse of alcohol or any prescription or non-prescription drugs), disclosed or undisclosed, known or unknown, combined with participation in Activities includes risks. OWA cannot anticipate or eliminate risks or complications posed by my mental, physical (including fitness level), or emotional condition, nor will OWA provide any medication, first aid, or other health-related assistance to me.
Risks associated with any outdoor or athletic activities. These risks include the risk that I may overestimate my abilities or fitness; be inattentive; lose control; trip; fall; or encounter other water/terrain/road/trail hazards; or fail to negotiate land or water conditions.
Risks connected with geographic location. Activities may take place a distance from medical facilities, causing potential delays or difficulties in communication, transportation, evacuation, and medical care. Although I, Volunteers, other participants, or others may have access to wireless communication devices (including cell or SAT phones), use of these devices in outdoor, mountainous, or any other terrain is unreliable and inconsistent.
Equipment risks. Equipment used in an Activity may break, fail, malfunction, or be misused. This risk includes my personal equipment or other equipment (whether purchased, borrowed, or rented). If I choose to bring and use my personal equipment, I assume full responsibility for choosing appropriate equipment and for the fit and condition of that equipment. Safety gear (such as personal floatation devices, ropes, first aid kits, etc.) may prevent or lessen injuries in some instances; however, use of safety gear, whether purchased, borrowed, or rented, is not a guarantee of safety, and injury can occur even with the use of this gear.  
Risks regarding conduct. The potential that I, Volunteers, other participants, or third parties, may act carelessly, negligently, or recklessly.
These risks may result in the Participant: falling to the ground or into water; being immersed in cold water; colliding with or impacting objects/people/equipment/rocks; getting caught or entangled in objects; experiencing vehicle collision, capsize, or rollover; reacting to high altitude, weather conditions, or increased exertion; becoming lost or disoriented; suffering gastro-intestinal distress or allergic reactions; or experiencing other physical or emotional problems. These and other circumstances may cause heat- or cold-related illnesses or conditions (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, cold water immersion, frostbite, or heat exhaustion/stroke), dehydration, hyponatremia, drowning, high altitude sickness, heart or lung complications, broken bones, paralysis or other permanent disability, mental or emotional trauma, concussion, sunburn or other burns, infections, cuts, wounds, or other injuries, damage, death, or loss.
I understand that OWA cannot assure my safety or eliminate any Risks. During all Activities, I agree that I share in the responsibility for my own and the group’s well-being and will take reasonable precautions to protect the group and myself by, among other things, providing and carrying my own Equipment, medications, and other supplies. I have access to information about OWA’s rules and policies, will obey such rules and policies, and acknowledge that OWA representatives are available should I have further questions about Activities and Risks. I will voluntarily participate in Activities with knowledge of the Risks; therefore, I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the Risks (both known and unknown) of Activities, and assume and accept responsibility for any injury, damage, death, or other loss suffered by me, resulting from those Risks, including the Risk of my negligence or other misconduct.
III. RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: Please read carefully. This Agreement contains a surrender of certain legal rights.  Some United States federal land agencies may restrict organizations, like OWA, from seeking releases of liability for negligence, injuries, or other losses occurring while operating under permit on some federal lands. Except to the extent a court determines such restrictions apply to OWA as a matter of law, I AGREE:
(1) To release and not to sue OWA with respect to any and all claims, liabilities, suits, or expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) (collectively “Claim” or “Claim(s)”) for any injury, damage, death, or other loss in any way connected with participation in any Activities, including my use of any equipment or vehicle. With this release, I understand that I agree to waive all Claim(s) I may have against OWA, bind my estate and any family member/heir/other party from bringing such Claim(s), and agree that neither I, nor anyone acting on my behalf, will make a Claim against OWA as a result of any injury, damage, death, or other loss suffered by me;
(2) To defend and indemnify (meaning to protect by reimbursement or payment) OWA with respect to any and all Claim(s) brought by me or on my behalf by my children, my spouse, my other family member(s), my heir(s) or estate, a co-participant, a volunteer, or any other person for any injury, damage, death, or other loss in any way connected with my participation in any Activities, including my use of any equipment or vehicle.
This Release and Indemnity Agreement includes Claim(s) of, or resulting from, OWA’s negligence (but not its gross negligence, or willful and wanton misconduct), and includes Claim(s) for personal injury or wrongful death (including Claim(s) related to emergency, medical, drug and/or health issues, response, assessment, or treatment), property damage, loss of consortium, breach of contract, or any other claim.
IV. MEDICAL PROXY AND COSTS:  With my signature below, I authorize OWA staff, OWA contractors, OWA volunteers, and/or any medical personnel to obtain or provide medical care for me, to transport me to a medical facility, and to provide treatment that the relevant party considers necessary for my health. I agree to pay all costs associated with such medical care and transportation. I also agree to the release (to or by OWA) of any medical records necessary for treatment, referral, billing, or insurance purposes.
V. OTHER PROVISIONS:
Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution: I agree that Utah substantive law (without regard to its “conflict of laws” rules) governs this Document. Any dispute I have with OWA and all other aspects of my relationship with OWA, contractual or otherwise—including any dispute subject to mediation, lawsuit, or any other proceeding—must be filed or entered into in Salt Lake County, Utah. I agree to attempt to settle any dispute (that cannot be settled by discussion) through mediation before a mutually acceptable Utah mediator before filing a claim in court or pursuing other legal action.  
Media Release: I grant to OWA and/or its agent(s), the right and permission to photograph, film, and/or otherwise capture my name, image, voice, written statement, photograph, and/or visual likeness (collectively “Images”), without compensation to me. OWA may use Images in any media throughout the world in perpetuity, including in broadcasts; for sale, reproduction, or display on the internet; in publications; and/or for any informational, educational, advertising, promotional, or other use. OWA retains all ownership rights and copyrights in the Images. I waive inspection or approval rights with respect to any Image(s).
Severability: This Document is intended to be interpreted and enforced to the fullest extent allowed by law. If any portion of this Document is found unlawful or unenforceable, such finding shall not affect the remaining provisions, and those remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
This Document replaces and supersedes any former “OWA Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks, Release, and Indemnity Agreement” signed by me. This Document is effective in regard to my enrollment or participation in all Activities from the date signed until a subsequent “OWA Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks, Release, and Indemnity Agreement” is signed by me, and shall remain in full force and effect for all Activities I complete until that time.  
I AGREE:  I have carefully read, understand, and voluntarily sign this Document and acknowledge that it shall be effective and legally binding upon me, my children, spouse, other family members, and my heirs, executors, representatives, subrogees, assigns, and estate.