In consideration of Oregon Whitewater Adventures furnishing services and equipment to enable me to participate in whitewater rafting, I agree as follows:
I fully understand and acknowledge that outdoor recreational activities have (a) inherent risks, dangers and hazards and such exists in my use of rafting equipment and my participation in rafting activities; (b) my participation in such activities and/or use of such equipment may result in injury or illness including, but not limited to bodily injury, disease, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, death or other ailments that could cause serious disability; (c) these risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the owners, employees, officers or agents of Oregon Whitewater Adventures; the negligence of the participants, the negligence of others, accidents, breaches of contract, the forces of nature, or other causes. Risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes including, but not limited to, guide decision making, including that a guide may misjudge terrain, weather, trail or river route locations, and water level, risks of falling out of or drowning while in a raft and such other risks, hazards and dangers that are integral to recreational activities that take place in a wilderness, outdoor or recreational environment; and (d) by my participation in these activities and/or use of equipment, I hereby assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses and/or damages whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other conduct of the owners, agents, officers, or employees or Oregon Whitewater Adventures, or by another person.
I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs hereby voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify Oregon Whitewater Adventures and its owners, agents, officers, and employees from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services or otherwise which may arise out of my use of rafting equipment or my participation in rafting activities. I specifically understand that I am releasing, discharging and waiving any claims or actions that I may have presently or in the future for the negligent acts or other conduct by the owners, agents, officers or employees of Oregon Whitewater Adventures.
I authorize Oregon Whitewater Adventures to use my or my child's photo for sale or reproduction in any manner the company desires, for advertising, display, audiovisual, exhibition or editorial use.
The Venue of any dispute that may arise out of this agreement or otherwise between the parties to which Oregon Whitewater Adventures or its agents is a party shall be either the City of Springfield, Oregon Justice Court or the County of State Supreme Court in Lane County.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE AND BY SIGNING IT AGREE. IT IS MY INTENTION TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE OREGON WHITEWATER ADVENTURES FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE.