Southside Studio liability waiver

In consideration for receiving permission for the student identified below to use the Southside School Robotics Center (the “Center”), and as the parent/guardian of the student, I hereby agree to the following:

Safety and supervision

The Center is a program operated by the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno (“University”) with support from the Tesla Foundation. The Center is housed in the historic Southside School, a facility owned by the City of Reno and leased by the University. However, I acknowledge that the City of Reno is not responsible for the design, development, installation, construction, operation, or supervision of the Center. Accordingly, I agree that the City of Reno is not responsible for the safety, security, or supervision of my student or others at any time while my student travels to/from or uses the Center. Further, I agree that my student will comply with all Center policies, guidelines, signage, and instructions.

Assumption of the risk

I recognize and agree that my student’s use of the Center and its tools, equipment, and materials is entirely optional and voluntary. I further understand and agree that such use involves various inherent hazards, dangers, and risks, including without limitation, and only by way of example, the risk of trips, slips and falls; cuts, broken bones, burns, and other wounds to hands, head, feet, eyes and other body parts; serious personal injury and illness, paralysis, permanent disability, and even possibly death; electrical shock; impalement; exposure to dust, fumes, smoke, noise, and vibrations; and accidents due to negligence of other users or Center personnel or vendors, or due to defective or inadequate facilities, equipment, tools, machinery, materials, or due to inadequate maintenance or repair, training, instructions, supervision, first aid and medical treatment, or safety gear. ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY STUDENT I ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RISKS OF LOSS, DAMAGE, OR PERSONAL INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, that my student may sustain, or any loss or damage of property my student brings to the Center, as a result of being engaged in such activity, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CENTER PERSONNEL OR OTHERWISE.

Release of the liability

With full awareness and appreciation of the risks involved, I, for myself and student, and on behalf of our respective family, spouse, estate, heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby forever release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the City of Reno, University, Tesla Foundation, and each of their respective board members, officers, agents, servants, independent contractors, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any

and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by my student or any of the property belonging to me or my student, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties, any third-party using the Center, or otherwise, while participating in any activity while in, on, or around the Center and/or while using any Center tools, equipment, or materials.


I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all costs, expenses, damages, claims, lawsuits, judgments, losses, and/or liabilities (including attorney fees) arising either directly or indirectly from or related to any and all claims made by or against any of the Released Parties due to bodily injury, death, property damage, loss of use, monetary loss, or any other injury from or related to my student’s use of the Center and its tools, equipment, or materials, whether caused by the negligence of the Released Parties or otherwise.


By signing below I acknowledge and represent that I have read the foregoing Waiver of Liability, understand it and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed, including without limitation the Release of Liability and Indemnification requirements contained in Sections 3 and 4; I am sufficiently informed about the risks involved in my student using the Center to decide whether to sign this document; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; I am the parent or legal guardian of the student identified below; and I execute this document for full, adequate, and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by the same. I agree that this Wavier of Liability shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Nevada law, and that if any of the provisions hereof are found to be unenforceable, the remainder shall be enforced as fully as possible and the unenforceable provision(s) shall be deemed modified to the limited extent required to permit enforcement of the Wavier of Liability as a whole.


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