Chicago 2018 Registration and Release Form

Thank you for reserving your spot on the Grand Traverse Woman Magazine’s annual Chicago Trip scheduled for Nov. 9-11, 2018.  Please complete this registration form no later than Oct. 10.

Policies & Procedures

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations must be made in writing to our office.  If you cancel more than 60 days prior to the tour you will receive a 50% refund of total trip cost. If you need to cancel within 60 days of the trip, there will be no refund. We do allow the transfer of your ticket as long as you let us know in writing. We would also issue a refund if we were able to re-sell your ticket, but that is on a case-by-case basis. Grand Traverse Woman, LLC reserves the right to cancel this event without notice. We will refund ticket price only in that event.

Travelers Needing Special Assistance: Grand Traverse Woman, LLC cannot provide individual assistance to guests for walking, dining, wheelchairs or other personal needs. Persons needing such assistance must be accompanied by an able companion who will assist them.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited while on the motor coach.

Trip Itinerary: Due to conditions beyond our control, some changes may be necessary. If improvements can be made or unexpected conditions arise (such as inclement weather or traffic conditions), we reserve the right to make itinerary changes, as we deem advisable.

Bus Departures:  It is your responsibility to arrive on time and be on the motor coach according to times stated on the trip’s itinerary. We will not delay travel time for any reason.  If you do miss the bus it will be your sole responsibility for cost and time to secure your own mode of transportation.  We will not refund any portion of your ticket costs, or reimburse you for any travel costs.

Responsibility: Grand Traverse Woman, LLC, P.O. Box 22, 2492 Reynolds Rd., Interlochen, Michigan and their suppliers providing the services mentioned in this brochure act in the capacity as agent in arranging the various accommodations and services and therefore assume no responsibility for delays of arrival or departure, theft, accidents, loss, damage or injury to person or property or for any condition beyond its control, or for loss or expense incurred thereby.

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

In consideration of the risk of injury while participating in Grand Traverse Woman’s Chicago Tour 2018  (the “Activity”), and as consideration for the right to participate in the Activity, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, or personal representatives, knowingly and voluntarily enter into this waiver and release of liability and hereby waive any and all rights, claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in the Activity, and do hereby release and forever discharge Grand Traverse Woman LLC, located at 2492 Reynolds Rd., Interlochen, Michigan, 49643, their affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, for any physical or psychological injury, including but not limited to illness, paralysis, death, damages, economical or emotional loss, that I may suffer as a direct result of my participation in the aforementioned Activity, including traveling to and from an event related to this Activity.

I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE AFOREMENTIONED ACTIVITY AND I AM PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY ENTIRELY AT MY OWN RISK. I AM AWARE OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVELING TO AND FROM AS WELL AS PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURY, PAIN, SUFFERING, ILLNESS, DISFIGUREMENT, TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DISABILITY (INCLUDING PARALYSIS), ECONOMIC OR EMOTIONAL LOSS, AND DEATH. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE INJURIES OR OUTCOMES MAY ARISE FROM MY OWN OR OTHERS’ NEGLIGENCE, CONDITIONS RELATED TO TRAVEL, OR THE CONDITION OF THE ACTIVITY LOCATION(S). NONETHELESS, I ASSUME ALL RELATED RISKS, BOTH KNOWN OR UNKNOWN TO ME, OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACTIVITY, INCLUDING TRAVEL TO, FROM AND DURING THIS ACTIVITY.

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Grand Traverse Woman LLC against any and all claims, suits or actions of any kind whatsoever for liability, damages, compensation or otherwise brought by me or anyone on my behalf, including attorney’s fees and any related costs, if litigation arises pursuant to any claims made by me or by anyone else acting on my behalf. If Grand Traverse Woman LLC incurs any of these types of expenses, I agree to reimburse Grand Traverse Woman LLC. I acknowledge that Grand Traverse Woman LLC and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives and agents are not responsible for errors, omissions, acts or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific event or activity on behalf of Grand Traverse Woman LLC.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS ACTIVITY MAY CARRY WITH IT THE POTENTIAL FOR DEATH, SERIOUS INJURY, AND PROPERTY LOSS. The risks may include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, weather, equipment, vehicular traffic and actions of others, including but not limited to, participants, volunteers, event monitors, and/or producers of the event.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS “WAIVER AND RELEASE” AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I EXPRESSLY AGREE TO RELEASE AND DISCHARGE Grand Traverse Woman LLC AND ALL OF ITS AFFILIATES, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, HEIRS, REPRESENTATIVES, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION AND I AGREE TO VOLUNTARILY GIVE UP OR WAIVE ANY RIGHT THAT I OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING A LEGAL ACTION AGAINST Grand Traverse Woman LLC FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

To the extent that statute or case law does not prohibit releases for negligence, this release is also for negligence on the part of Grand Traverse Woman LLC, its agents, and employees. In the event that I should require medical care or treatment, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware and understand that I should carry my own health insurance. In the event that any damage to equipment or facilities occurs as a result of my or my family’s willful actions, neglect or recklessness, I acknowledge and agree to be held liable for any and all costs associated with any actions of neglect or recklessness. This Agreement was entered into at arm’s-length, without duress or coercion, and is to be interpreted as an agreement between two parties of equal bargaining strength. Both the Participant and Grand Traverse Woman LLC agree that this Agreement is clear and unambiguous as to its terms, and that no other evidence will be used or admitted to alter or explain the terms of this Agreement, but that it will be interpreted based on the language in accordance with the purposes for which it is entered into. In the event that any provision contained within this Release of Liability shall be deemed to be severable or invalid, or if any term, condition, phrase or portion of this agreement shall be determined to be unlawful or otherwise unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect, so long as the clause severed does not affect the intent of the parties. If a court should find that any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting said provision it would become valid and enforceable, then said provision shall be deemed to be written, construed and enforced as so limited.

I, the above signed participant, affirm that I am of the age of 18 years or older, and that I am freely signing this agreement. I certify that I have read this agreement, that I fully understand its content and that this release cannot be modified orally. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract and that I am signing it of my own free will.