The Nature Bus Waiver

THE NATURE BUS
~ a division of Nature Kids, LLC

WAIVER/HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

READ and initial each statement. Signature and date required at the end.
PRINT all pages, INITIAL each section/statement, SIGN, DATE, and SCAN
Email in its entirety (all of the pages) as attachments to The Nature Bus company.

All trip participants must complete a trip registration form, a liability release and assumption of risk agreement, a medical form, and provide a form of identification (driver’s license or passport). Strenuous trips require a physician’s release to the medical form. All trip participants must have medical insurance. Parents must provide health form, immunization record and a signed consent for emergency medical treatment form. We also require a photo/video release to be signed.

Your obligations/responsibilities as a trip member
By participating in The Nature Bus trip, you assume certain obligations to The Nature Bus company and the other trip members. It is your responsibility to:
• Understand the conditions implied in the trip descriptions. Many trips are adventurous and may involve exposure to wildlife or other potentially risky situations
• Select a trip that is appropriate to your interests and abilities
• Prepare for the trip by familiarizing yourself with the trip activity and trip preparation of supplies and/or materials
• Bring appropriate gear and clothing
• For some personal challenge-type of trips – No loose jewelry or personal items are permitted (i.e. including, but not limited to, cell phones, purses); hair must be secured so it cannot come in contact with equipment or impair vision; appropriate footwear is required (closed toes shoes to provide secure footing and will stay on feet during activity)

• Attach (scan) and also bring identification (driver’s license or passport)
• Follow considerate social behavior with other trip participants and respect others
• Act in an appropriate and courteous manner to others at all times
• Obey all safety instructions and follow all rules provided
• Obey ALL state and federal laws at all times
• Wear all the equipment required for safety; only allow designated guide or staff to make any adjustments to equipment provided
• Behave in a safe manner – I will not intentionally take risks with my safety
• Respect the earth by using environmentally safe products, staying on established trails and not littering
We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s behavior, health or mental condition impede the operation of the trip. I understand and agree that the company reserves the right, in its sole discretion to refuse to permit me to participate in the activity and/or entire tour, and that the company may terminate my participation (without refund or credit) if it believes me to be incapable of following the instructions, meeting the safety requirements or the rigors of participating in the activity, including, but not limited to, any medial or safety reasons. I specifically agree to release the company from any liability if I am prevented from participating in the activity and/or entire tour for any reason whatsoever. INITIAL ___

OUR LEGAL LIMITATIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The Nature Bus may contract with independent contractors to provide guide services and/or other related naturalist services and travel services. We assume NO responsibility, however caused, for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service provided by an independent contractor or resulting directly form the following: acts of God – thefts – civil disturbances – government restrictions or regulations – failure of an means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled – discrepancies or change in independent contractor transit services or hotel services over which we have no control. INITIAL ___
We reserve the right to make reasonable changes in the itinerary where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of trip members, or for unforeseen events. By making payment to The Nature Bus, you thereby agree to be bound by the above terms and conditions. INITIAL ___

Refunds
We do not give any refunds. We do not offer any credits toward another trip. If you decide to cancel your trip, or part of your trip, or any trek with an independent contractor, you are not given any credit or refund for the services not used. INITIAL ___

If WE cancel a trip
The Nature Bus reserves the right to cancel a trip for circumstances beyond our control. We also reserve the right to cancel any trip if sign-up is inadequate to make the trip economically feasible for us to operate. If this happens, we give a full refund. However, we are not responsible for additional expenses incurred by you in preparing for the trip (e.g. non-refundable air or land transportation tickets, visa fees is applicable, gear or medical expenses).
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Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to participate in the trip referenced on the trip application. In so doing, I acknowledge that I may be subjecting myself to dangers and hazards which could result in illness, injury or death. I also acknowledge that there are inherent risks and dangers which may arise at any time during the trip. I am familiar with and accept the risks of the dangers and hazards. I am aware that medical services or facilities might not be available while I am participating in the trip. INITIAL ___
In consideration of my being permitted to participate in the trip, I agree to assume all risks of illness, injury or death and agree not to sue and to release from liability and indemnify The Nature Bus, a division of Nature Kids, LLC., their owners, officers, agents, contracted tour operators and employees and other persons or entities involved with this trip, from all actions, claims or demands for injury, loss or damage regardless of the cause resulting from my participation in the trip. INITIAL ___
I understand that The Nature Bus may contract with independent contractors to provide services on this trip, including transportation, travel services, and guide services. I understand and acknowledge that The Nature Bus has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the actions of any independent contractors involved in providing any services on this trip.
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The terms of this agreement shall serve as a release and assumption of risk binding on my heirs, executor, administrator and all members of my family, including any minors accompanying me.
I have carefully read the website information, I have familiarized myself with all information related to the trip, and I agree to all stated conditions set forth in this release form, including the section outlining my responsibilities and obligations as a trip member. INITIAL ____
Use of image: I grant The Nature Bus the absolute right to copyright, re-use, publish and republish by any medium, including electronically, any photos or videos of me or in which I may be included, that may be taken while participating in The Nature Bus activity. I also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith. The company reserves the right to use voice, video, photographs for future marketing and educational purposes and I (and Guardian, as it may be the case) hereby consent to such use, without compensation. INITIAL ____
I have carefully read this agreement. I understand that it is a release of liability and a contract between me and The Nature Bus, a division of Nature Kids, LLC, and/or its contracted tour operators or affiliated organizations, and I sign this agreement of my own free will. If any part of this agreement is deemed unenforceable, all other parts shall be given full force and effect. I hereby confirm that I am at least 18 years of age. If I am a Minor, my Guardian has signed below, agreeing, in full, to all of the contents of this release. I understand that as an alternative to signing this document, I may decline to participate in the activity and/or tour. INITIAL ___
*If I am signing on behalf of a minor, in addition to the above, I also agree to RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY the entities named above for any claims of the minor. I agree to be responsible for any medical expenses incurred by the minor. INITIAL ___

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Print full name of participant Age and birthdate of participant

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Participant’s Signature Date

PRINT, INITIAL, SIGN, DATE, and SCAN
Email in its entirety all of the pages of the release form as attachment to:
Suzanne Moss, owner of The Nature Bus
info@TheNatureBus.com