This Conduct Statement, Waiver and Release of Liability, and Photo and Electronic Media Release Waiver (collectively the “QFL Waivers”) must be read, signed, and submitted to league officials prior to league participation. Note that your execution of the QFL Waivers applies to your participation in any flag football games and events organized or sponsored by the Queens Athletic Federation during 2014/2015.
I agree to abide by the general rules of conduct prescribed for participation in the QFL as posted on the league website, www.qflny.com. I understand that among these rules are prohibitions against abusing officials, repeated profanity, flagrant fouls, throwing equipment and any other unsportsmanlike behavior. I further understand that violations of these rules will result in game ejections, suspensions and/or possible permanent dismissal from the league without refund.
Waiver and Release of Liability
I understand participating in flag football games and events organized or sponsored by the Queens Athletic Federation (collectively, “QFL Flag Football”) is a potentially dangerous or hazardous activity that includes risks, including, but not limited to, the possibility of physical harm or injury, permanent disability, death and damage to property. I hereby expressly and specifically assume all risks, including, but not limited to, the risk of physical harm or injury, permanent disability, death and damage to property, associated with my participation in QFL Flag Football, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, weather conditions including rain, ice, snow and cold temperatures, the conditions of the field and event locations, etc., all such risks being known and understood by me. I understand that, except as otherwise agreed to by the QFL in writing, the QFL does not carry or maintain health, medical or disability insurance coverage for any participants in QFL Flag Football.
Having read this Waiver and Release of Liability (“WRL”), knowing, understanding and willing to assume the risks associated with my participation in QFL Flag Football, and in consideration of being permitted to participate in QFL Flag Football, I, for my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assigns and any other person entitled to act on my behalf, as well as myself, hereby waive, release, forever discharge, hold harmless and covenant not to sue the Queens Athletic Federation, its successors and assigns, its Board of Directors, officers, operators, employees, agents, volunteers, other participants and any other representative of the Queens Athletic Federation (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, demands, suits, judgments, damages, actions and liabilities, of every name and nature whatsoever, whenever occurring, whether known or unknown, contingent or fixed, at law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from my participation in QFL Flag Football. I understand and acknowledge that this WRL discharges the Released Parties from any liability or claim that I may have against the Released Parties with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from my participation in QFL Flag Football, whether or not caused by the negligence of the Released Parties. I understand that, except as otherwise agreed to by the Queens Athletic Federation, the Queens Athletic Federation does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance, in the event of injury or illness to myself caused in any part by my participation in QFL Flag Football. Except as otherwise agreed to by the QFL in writing, I hereby release and further discharge the Released Parties from any claim whatsoever that arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first aid, treatment or service rendered in connection with my participation in QFL Flag Football.
I expressly agree that that this WRL is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state of New York, as applicable, and that this WRL shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, as applicable. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this WRL shall be held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this WRL which shall continue to be enforceable.
Photo and Electronic Media Release Waiver
I hereby grant permission to the Queens Athletic Federation its successors, assigns, licensees, and legal representatives, the irrevocable right to use my name, picture, portrait or photograph on its World Wide Web site, in electronic media (e.g., video, CD-ROM, etc.) or in other printed publications or other forms of promotion without further consideration, and I acknowledge the Queens Athletic Federation’s right to crop or treat the photograph at its discretion, and waive my right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written copy, which may be created in connection therewith. I hereby grant and convey unto the Queens Athletic Federation all right, title and interest in any and all photographic images and video or audio recordings made by the Queens Athletic Federation during my participation in QFL Flag Football, including, but not limited to, any royalties, proceeds or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings. I also acknowledge that the Queens Athletic Federation may choose not to use my photo at this time, but may do so at its own discretion at a later date.
I also understand that once my image is posted on the Queens Athletic Federation’s website, the image can be downloaded by any computer user. Therefore, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless from any claims the following: the Queens Athletic Federation, the photographer, their offices, employees, agents and designees, including league officers.