Iron Ring Trading Company d.b.a. Summersville Lake Retreat

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DUTY OF PARTICPANTS: It is recognized that some recreational activities conducted by Summersville Lake Retreat are hazardous to participants regardless of all feasible safety measures that we can take. All participants shall have a duty to act as a reasonably prudent person when engaging in the recreational activities that are offered by Summersville Lake Retreat, referred to hereafter as SLR, I hereby covenant and agree not to:

(a) On any act which shall interfere with the running or operation of SLR when such activities conform to the rules and regulations of the state of West Virginia.

(b) Use any of SLR equipment or facilities or services if I do not have the ability to use such facilities, equipment, or services safely without instructions until I have requested and received sufficient instruction to permit safe usage.

(c) Engage in any harmful conduct or willfully, or negligently engage in any type of conduct which contributes to or causes injury to a person.
(d) To embark in any self-initiated activity without first informing SLR of my intentions and receiving permission from SLR to engage in any such self-initiated activity.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK: I understand and acknowledge that the activity that I am about to voluntarily engage in as a participant and/or volunteer bears certain risks and unanticipated risks which could result in injury, death, illness or disease, physical or mental, or damage to myself, to my property, or to spectators or other third parties. I, being aware that this activity entails risks or injuries to myself and a risk or injury to spectators or other third parties as a result of my actions, expressly agree, covenant and promise to accept and assume all responsibility and risk for injury, death, illness, or disease, or damage to myself or property arising from participation in this activity. I also agree to pay for any damages caused to others (including attorney’s fees and costs) if they are injured or otherwise damaged due to any negligent actions. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of the known and unknown risks.

RELEASE: In consideration of the services and /or property provided, I, for myself and any minor children for which I am the parent, legal guardian, or otherwise responsible, any heirs, personal representatives, or assigns, do hereby release SLR its principals, directors, officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from any liability and waive any claim for damages arising from any cause whatsoever.(except that which is gross negligence). I further agree to reimburse you for all attorney’s fees and costs should I bring a legal action against you and lose.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: I understand that this is the entire agreement between myself and SLR its agents or employees, and that it cannot be modified in any way by the representations or statements of any employee of SLR or by me.

My signature below indicates that I have read this entire document, understand it completely and agree to be bound by its terms.

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