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Release and Waiver


Last updated: December 10, 2020

RELEASE AND WAIVER. In consideration of my participation in the program(s) (the “Programs”) offered by VAW Global Health Alliances, Inc. (“VAW Global”), I, being 18 years of age or older, do hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue VAW Global and its past, current, and future officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, interns, contractors, representatives, parents, owners, affiliates, successors, and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any and all damage, injuries, losses, liability, claims, causes of action, litigation, or demands, including, but not limited to, those for personal injury, sickness or death, as well as property damages and expenses, of any nature whatsoever which may be incurred, directly or indirectly, now or in the future, in any way related to COVID-19 and in connection with my participation in the Programs or any travel related thereto. I promise not to sue the Release Parties for any of the foregoing.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS. I understand that while VAW Global has undertaken reasonable steps to lessen the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in connection with the Programs, VAW Global is not responsible in any manner for any risks related to COVID-19 in connection with the Programs. I understand that the World Health Organization has classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic. I further understand that COVID-19 is a highly contagious and dangerous disease, and that contact with the COVID-19 virus may result in significant personal injury or death.

I am fully aware that participation in the Programs (including any related travel) carries with it certain inherent risks related to COVID-19 transmission (“Inherent Risks”) that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid such risks. Inherent Risks may include, but are not limited to, (i) the risk of coming into close contact with individuals or objects that may be carrying the COVID-19 virus; (ii) the risk of transmitting or contracting the COVID-19 virus, directly or indirectly, to or from individuals; and (iii) injuries and complications ranging in severity from minor to catastrophic, including death, resulting directly or indirectly from the COVID-19 virus or the treatment thereof. Further, I understand that the risks associated with COVID-19 are not fully understood at this time, and that contact with, or transmission of, COVID-19 may result in risks including, but not limited to, loss, personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense, the exact nature of which are not currently ascertainable, and all of which are to be considered Inherent Risks. I hereby voluntarily accept and assume all risk of loss, personal injury, sickness, death, damage, and expense arising from such Inherent Risks. Further, I am fully aware that, should I transmit or contract COVID-19 during my participation in the Programs, the travel policy related to my participation will not cover any medical, quarantine-related, or any other related expense associated with any treatment for COVID-19 or any related separation. Moreover, I am fully aware and acknowledge that VAW Global shall not be responsible in any way for any of the foregoing expenses. Furthermore, I represent and warrant that I do not suffer from any medical condition or disease that might in any way hinder or prevent me from participating in the Programs, including, to my knowledge COVID-19.

This COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Release, and Waiver of Liability (“Release and Waiver”) shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns. I expressly agree that this Release and Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by applicable laws, and that if any portion of this Release and Waiver is found to be void and unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. This Release and Waiver contains the entire understanding of the parties relating to the subject matter, and shall not be altered, modified, amended, waived or supplemented in any manner whatsoever except by written agreement signed by both parties hereto or their duly authorized representatives. This Release and Waiver supersedes and makes void any and all prior oral or written agreements relating to the subject matter herein between the parties. This Release and Waiver may be executed, made and delivered electronically or in subparts.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, I, the undersigned, (i) covenant and agree not to elect a trial by jury with respect to any issue arising out of this Release and Waiver or the Programs that are triable of right by a jury, and (ii) waive any right to trial by jury with respect to such issue to the extent that any such right exists now or in the future. This waiver of right to trial by jury is given knowingly and voluntarily.

I have read and understood this Release and Waiver and enter into it voluntarily in consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Programs. I acknowledge I am giving up legal rights and/or remedies which may be available to me.