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Terms and Conditions, Waiver and Release

With regard to attending the Symbiosis Gathering 2016 (the “Event,” the “Gathering,” or “Symbiosis”), which shall take place at Woodward Reservoir Regional Park in Oakdale, California, this September 22-25th, 2016, I agree to comply with any and all rules, regulations, terms and conditions of the Event, including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. I certify that I am physically able to participate in the Symbiosis Gathering and in any activity or performance associated with it, and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical professional. 

  2. I acknowledge and fully understand that as a Symbiosis Gathering attendee I will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, property loss, and social and economic losses. These risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by: (a) the actions, inactions or negligence of the organizers of the Symbiosis Gathering, i.e., Symbiotic Experiences Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, and volunteers (collectively, “Symbiosis”), and its participants, volunteers, vendors, and spectators; (b) conditions of the premises or equipment used; (c) rules and regulations regarding the activities; (d) temperature; (e) weather; (f) condition of participants; and, (g) vehicular traffic. I further acknowledge and fully understand that there may also be other risks that are not known or foreseeable at this time. I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risk of property loss, personal injury, or death, which may occur by attending the Event. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Symbiotic Experiences Inc. from any claim arising from such risk, even if arising from the negligence of Symbiosis or by third parties, and I assume full responsibility and liability for my participation. 

  3. I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby waive, release, discharge, and agree not to sue Symbiosis, its officers, directors, members, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, landlords, contractors and subcontractors, and other participants, vendors, sponsors, affiliates, and if applicable, owners and lessors of equipment, art installations and premises used to conduct the Event or related activities (collectively the “Releasees”), for any and all claims for damages, injuries, losses, liabilities and expenses that I may have or which may subsequently accrue to me, relating to, resulting from or arising out of my use and/or participation in the Gathering, including any injury or damage to my person or property, or to that of any other person or property. I intend that the waiver and release of liability contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

  4. Stanislaus County Hold Harmless Statement

    Stanislaus County Parks & Recreation Department, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite C, Modesto, California 95358

    In consideration of the granting of permission by the County of Stanislaus to use the County facilities and to participate in the activities, I hereby assume all risk of personal injury to person or property received by me or arising out of the use of the County facilities and adjacent area.

  5.  If I am a parent or guardian I acknowledge that I am responsible for my children at all times. I understand that there is a lake at the Festival site, and that I am solely responsible for ensuring that my children do not enter the water unattended. I hereby release Symbiotic Experiences Inc., the County of Stanislaus, and  their respective agents, employees and subcontractors, whether paid or volunteer, from any liability related to injuries or accident, which may arise from my children (or children in my care) entering into the water, or participation in any Festival class, workshop, or activity.

  6. I understand that lifeguards will be on duty at designated sites during designated hours. I understand that regardless of whether or not lifeguards are present, if I choose to enter the water, I do so at my own risk, and I release Symbiosis from any and all related liability.

  7. I acknowledge that the following are prohibited:

    • Glass

    • Pets

    • Illegal Drugs

    • Open Fires

    • Amplified Sound Systems

      All vehicles including trucks, trailers and RVs entering Symbiosis are subject to search by gate staff for prohibited items. Do NOT bring illegal drugs in the Symbiosis Gathering.

  8. Public nudity is prohibited at Woodward Reservoir. I understand that I must remain clothed at all times when in public areas, and that I must wear a bathing suit (or other similar garment) when swimming.

  9. I consent to medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during any program, event or activity. I release Symbiosis and all persons participating in any such medical treatment from all responsibility for any such actions. 

  10. I understand that minors under 18 years of age can attend the Event only if accompanied by a parent or guardian, and that if I bring a minor to the Event I agree to the contractual terms contained in these Terms and Conditions on behalf of the minor.  

  11. In the event I obtain tickets for any other person or persons, I recognize that I am acting as that person’s agent, and due to this agency relationship I agree to these terms on behalf of any person to whom I deliver any of the tickets and I shall notify any such person of these terms. 

  12. I agree that Symbiosis is not liable for acts of God, the weather, strikes, protests, terrorism, or actions taken by government agencies and similar causes. I understand that tickets are nonrefundable even if the Event is terminated early or canceled, or entry conditions are modified, due to harsh weather, acts of nature, governmental regulation or conditions beyond Symbiosis’ control.

  13. I understand that the Symbiosis Gathering is a Leave No Trace, “pack-it-in, and pack-it-out” event. I shall bring home with me anything I bring in, including garbage and recycling.

  14. I understand that Symbiosis Gathering is taking place during a high fire danger period and that open fires outside of designated zones are not allowed. If I smoke, I shall properly extinguish my cigarette butts and pack them out in adherence with Leave No Trace principles. 

  15. I understand that Symbiosis reserves the right to refuse entry, and that my Event ticket/permission to be present at the Event may be revoked by Symbiosis at any time, for any reason.

  16. Refund and Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be issued for any reason. Tickets may be transferred to other individuals.

  17. Use of Images

    By attending the Symbiosis Gathering, I accept the Terms and Conditions for the use of photographic imagery, whether still or video. I understand and accept that no use (other than personal use) of images, film, or video obtained at the Event may be made without prior written permission from Symbiosis. “Personal Use” of images, film or video means sharing with friends and family, displaying on personal (non-commercial) websites, (so long as such website does not purport to be an official website of Symbiosis), and/or displaying on photosharing websites.

    I understand that any commercial photography, film, or video recording requires prior written permission from Symbiosis. Without such permission, I have no right under this agreement to sell, transfer, license, sublicense or give any of my images, footage, film or video obtained at the event to any other party, except for Personal Use. In the event that a third party obtains and uses any of my images, footage, film or video for anything other than Personal Use without such written permission from Symbiosis, I agree that any permission, license or rights I may have granted this third party is completely void and invalid and that Symbiosis has the absolute right, to require the third party to cease all use of the images, footage, film or video.

    The only Creative Commons license approved by Symbiosis for personal use licensing is the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.

  18. I acknowledge that while at the Event my likeness may be captured on film, video or photography, which may subsequently be displayed or disseminated without my consent or payment of compensation to me, and I release Symbiosis from any liability due to such filming, photographing or dissemination. Furthermore, I acknowledge that my likeness may be used by Symbiosis and/or those granted written permission from Symbiosis for event documentary and/or promotional purposes.

  19. These Terms and Conditions may be changed by Symbiosis prior to the Event, in which case the revised Terms and Conditions will apply.