HIKEhoppers Programs and Events Terms and Conditions
- The undersigned individual acknowledges and represents that she/he wishes to participate in a voluntary HIKEhoppers event/activity at a Stearns County Park/Trail or any other Park/Trail used and that the event/activity is not an essential service of Stearns County and should not be considered an official Stearns County event or activity but is in fact a HIKEhoppers event or activity. The undersigned individual further acknowledges and understands that any “instructor” or “organizer” of any event/activity is not acting within the scope of any employment relationship with Stearns County but of HIKEhoppers.
- The undersigned individual acknowledges and agrees that the voluntary event/activity has inherent risks known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, including the risk of serious injury, death, or property damage. The undersigned individual acknowledges, represents and agrees that she/he assumes all risks attendant to participating in the event/activity at a Stearns County Park/Trail or other Park/Trails used The undersigned individual voluntarily agrees and promises to accept and assume all responsibilities, and injuries, death, illness, disease, or damage to herself/himself or her/his property arising from participation in this event/activity. The undersigned individual is voluntarily participating in this event/activity with knowledge of the dangers and risks involved, and no one is forcing her/him to participate
- The undersigned individual hereby knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently waives all claims for injury or other loss against Stearns County and HIKEhoppers arising from said individual’s voluntary participation in the event/activity. Further, the undersigned individual hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Stearns County, its officials, officers, employees, agents and assigns, harmless from any claims, demands, actions or causes of action, as well as any injury, damage, or other loss, if any, suffered by the undersigned individual as a result of said individual’s voluntary participation in the event/activity at a Stearns County Park/Trail.
- I will follow all rules, guidelines, and park ordinances regulating the use of Stearns County Parks/Trails and any guidelines presented to me by HIKEhoppers. I understand that entering into and signing this agreement affects my legal rights and results in my giving up or waiving certain legal rights and I accept this and sign this agreement of my own free will. My signature indicates that I have read this entire document, understand it completely, acknowledge that it cannot be modified or changed in any way by oral representations, and agree to be bound by its terms. This agreement shall be binding on behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate.