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Waiver For Participating in Programs and Rentals

Updated January 6, 2023

Participants will need to agree to this policy when registering online. The text is provided here for your information.

I am desirous of participating in either one of the instructional programs and or the rental program (age 21 or above) and agree to the following conditions:

  1. I understand and acknowledge that participation in boating programs as well as travel to special events by automobile can involve risks which include, but are not limited to, bodily injury, partial or total disability, paralysis and death. I also understand and acknowledge that the social and economic losses or damages which can result from these risks and dangers can be severe and that not all such risks may be known or reasonably foreseeable at this time. I accept the responsibility for losses or damages resulting from all such risks and dangers involved in participation in activities conducted by the Boothbay Sea and Science Center (BSSC).
  2. I agree to take appropriate precautions for my own safety and that of others when participating in the activities of the Center. I will agree to abide by the rules of conduct of BSSC. I will advise the person in charge of any unsafe conditions or behaviors of other participants and will not participate.
  3. I hereby release, waive and discharge BSSC, its instructors, volunteers and others conducting programs and activities and BSSC officers, directors, employees and agents from all liability to me and to my guardians or legal representatives, assigns and heirs and next of kin for any and all claims, demands, losses or damages on account of any injury, death or property damage, arising out of my participation in any programs or activities of BSSC, whether on the premises of BSSC, on vessels used in programs or elsewhere and including transportation to various events or venues.
  4. I understand that this release, waiver and agreement to indemnify and hold harmless includes, but is not limited to, claims or demands on account of injury or property damage caused or allegedly caused in whole or in part by the negligence of BSSC or any individuals listed in Paragraph 3. In consideration of Boothbay Sea and Science Center allowing me to participate in their programs, I hereby agree to indemnify BSSC and all individuals described in Paragraph 3, and to hold each and all of them harmless from any claim or demand on account of injury to or damage suffered by myself, or my child or dependent of whom I am legal guardian, as a result of participation in that program, whether on BSSC premises or elsewhere.
  5. I also agree to allow BSSC to use any images of me participating in these activities for promotion which may be included in brochures, advertising, press releases, web site or other publications.