Release & Waiver Of Liability
UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS
Why we ask you to release us from all liability?
By participating in any photo tour with us, or hiring us for any service, you agree that you will not hold us responsible for any accident, theft or negligence by us or any third parties.
The nature of travel in Asia and travel photography locations means the locations we visit have inherent risks. We take you off the beaten track, use slippy old stone paths, walk across wet rafts, stand in slippy stony river beds before first light, and there are so many aspects of the environment we can not control.
We take basic precautions that we can, such as selecting safe drivers, having strick zero drink rules for our team, but in some countries, such as China, but not limited to China, the roads and driving standards of locals can be more dangerous than home, and the unexpected can happen. So we ask you to think of your trip with Gatsby as an expedition rather than a 'tour', accepting the risks and adventure this brings.
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Release and Waiver of Liability
By traveling with us you acknowledge and agree to the following statement:
I have voluntarily consented to participate in a tour, and the other outdoor activities (the "Activities") guided or arranged by Gatsby Travel Ltd or any respective brands owned and operated by the company (Gatsby Travel Ltd) or Chinese local operator, partner, staff, directors, and freelancer or supplier they hire, herein known as "The Company").
I understand that the tour and all other hazards and exposures connected with related outdoor activities, involve risk of harm. I am aware of the risks and dangers inherent with the Activities, and I knowingly and willingly assume the risk of injury, including but not limited to injury that might result from a high fall, slip on the rocks, drowning, injury from any person or object such as (but not limited to) other tour participants, guides, drivers, trees, rocks, holes, rafts, boats, animals, food, bodies of water and other obstacles, whether obvious or not obvious. I agree that any bodily injury, death, or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of my negligence in the Activities or any other activity is my responsibility. In consideration of and as a part of the right to participate in the Activities with The Company, and any related party, including hotels, cruise companies, drivers, car hire companies, bike rental providers, local tour operators and freelance guides, and any respected landowner (hereinafter referred to jointly as "Members"). I agree and state that I am fully capable of participating in the Activities, I am in excellent health with no known handicaps that might hinder my full participation in the Activities, and I am fully capable of handling the hazards of an active tour, the traffic, weather conditions, walking, terrain and all and any similar conditions associated with said Activities.
As lawful consideration for being permitted by the Members to participate in the Activities, I release from any legal liability the Members and all of their officers, managers, organisations, agents, employees, successors and assigns for any and all losses, damages to property or body, including any injury, death or loss or damage caused by or resulting from my participation in the Activities whether or not such injury or death was caused by or resulting from their negligence or any other cause. I further agree not to sue, claim against, attach the property of, or prosecute Members and all of their officers, managers, affiliated organisations, agents, employees, freelancers, individuals, successors and assigns for any injury or death caused by or resulting from my participation in the Activities provided by Members whether or not such injury or death was caused by or resulting from their negligence or any other cause. I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Members and all of their officers, managers, affiliated organisations, agents, employees, successors and assigns for any injury or death caused by or resulting from my participation in the Activities provided by Members whether or not such injury or death was caused by or resulting from their negligence or any other cause.
This contract shall be legally binding on me, my estate, heirs, assigns, legal guardians, and personal representatives. I have carefully read the above and fully understand its contents. I am aware that I am releasing certain rights that I may have, and enter into this contract of my own free will.