Release from Liability

Assumption of risk and release from liability (“agreement”), Los Angeles, California

This Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability (“Agreement”) pertains to a trip offered by The Media School, on behalf of The Trustees of Indiana University (“IU”) with travel to and from Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles, California on or about January 8, 2020 and leaving Los Angeles on or about May 4, 2020, for Semester in Los Angeles (the “Trip”).

I wish to participate in the Semester in Los Angeles Trip. In consideration of the services to be rendered in organizing Semester in Los Angeles and in consideration of my participation in the Trip, I hereby agree to the following:

1. I understand that the University is not providing transportation to Los Angeles for the Trip and that it is up to me whether I travel on my own and/or use my vehicle; or travel in a vehicle owned and/or driven by a friend, classmate or any other individual or travel via airplane, train, by boat and/or bus. I also understand that during the Trip, I may be getting around the city using the same vehicle in which I traveled, by renting a car, by taxi, train, by bus, by bike, and/or by walking.

2. I understand activities for the Trip may include, but are not limited to, the following: travel to, from, and during the Trip; physical activities (e.g., running, walking, climbing stairs); physical exertion such as lifting or moving heavy objects; spending extended periods of time outdoors being exposed to the elements (sun, wind, rain); consumption of food and/or beverage; and the following additional activities: taking classes at a nearby studio, working at a local media related job site in return for college credit, visiting museums, theaters, parks, restaurants, beaches, studios, sets and other attractions in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, staying at Oakwood Apartments at Toluca Hills, 3700 Barham Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90068.

3. I understand that certain risks are inherent in travel and participation in the Trip. These risks may include, but are not limited to, such things as incidents related to travel to an urban setting, including transportation, driver error (including my own), adverse weather conditions, and exposure to theft and other criminal activity; sprains, broken bones, cuts, bruises, entrapment, temporary or permanent disability, and/or death; allergic reactions to food and drink items; other physical, mental, and emotional injury; other risks and dangers, whether known or unknown nor reasonably foreseeable; and the following additional risks: fire or other emergency, drowning, earthquakes.

4. I understand that some drivers of the vehicles in which I ride on the Trip, the owners, employees, officers or agents of any attraction, enterprise or vendor of which I take part or participate during the Trip, the staff/employees of the apartment or any hotel at which I stay, the staff/employees of any site I may visit, the other participants of the Trip (whether associated with my group or not), and other third parties (collectively, “Third Parties”), are not the agents or employees of IU and that dangers may be caused by the negligent or intentional act(s) or omissions of such Third Parties. I understand that IU is not responsible for any injuries or property damage that may be caused by the acts or omissions of such Third Parties.

5. I understand that my participation in the Trip is entirely voluntary and at my own risk. I fully understand the scope of the activities and the potential risks involved in the Trip. I agree to assume the risks of my participation in the Trip, including the risk of catastrophic injury or death.

6. I understand and agree that IU does not provide insurance to cover medical expenses for injuries that may be sustained by me or for damage to my personal property, and that IU strongly recommends that I carry my own health, medical, and property insurance for purposes of potential losses related to the Trip.

7. I fully understand that all IU policies and regulations, including those embodied in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct, are in effect and apply to my behavior for the entire duration of the Trip. I understand that any violations of these policies and regulations may result in sanctions up to and including, in appropriate circumstances, referral to the Indiana University Police Department and/or the Office of Student Ethics for disciplinary action.

8. I hereby release and fully discharge The Trustees of Indiana University, including its officers, agents, and employees, from any and all claims or causes of action that may be brought by me or by any other person (including, but not limited to, my estate, family, successors, heirs, representatives, administrators, and/or assigns), including all liability for damage to personal property, personal injury or loss arising out of or related to my participation in the Trip, whether caused by IU’s negligence or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Indiana. Notwithstanding any other agreement that I have signed related to the Trip that purports to establish the venue for any litigation arising from the Trip, I agree that I will file no action against IU or its officers, employees, and agents, whether based on this Agreement or in any way otherwise connected to the Trip, in any court other than the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Indiana.

10. I authorize The Trustees of Indiana University, acting through its agents, employees, or representatives, to take photographs, video recordings, and/or audio recordings of me, including my name, my image, my likeness, my performance, and/or my voice (“Recordings”). I also grant IU an unlimited right to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, perform, broadcast, create derivative works from, and distribute the Recordings in any manner or media now existing or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, throughout the world. I agree that the Recordings may be used by IU, including its assigns and transferees, for any purpose, including but not limited to, marketing, advertising, publicity, or other promotional purposes. I agree that IU will have final editorial authority over the use of the Recordings, and I waive any right to inspect or approve of any future use of the Recordings. I acknowledge that I am not expecting to receive compensation for participating in the Recordings or for any future use of the Recordings. I release and fully discharge IU, and its employees, agents, and representatives, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to my participation in the Recordings or IU’s future use of the Recordings.

11. I have read this entire Agreement, I fully understand it, and I agree to be bound by it. I represent and certify that my true age is at least 18 years old or, if I am under 18 years old on this date, my parent or legal guardian has also signed the Agreement.


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