Waiver, Cancellations, and Refunds
Photograph RELEASE, WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION, HOLD HARMLESS, AND ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK
In consideration of being permitted to attend or participate in any program, class, or activity (hereinafter
“Activities”) put on by or sponsored by The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum (hereinafter “The Folk
School”), the undersigned (hereinafter “I,” “me/my/myself,” “you/your/yourself,” “Participant,” or “Releasor”)
hereby agrees to the following Release, Waiver, Indemnification, Hold Harmless, and Assumption of the
Risk (hereinafter “Waiver”).
On behalf of myself, as well as my executors, personal representatives, administrators, agents, assigns,
heirs, relatives, and next of kin, I hereby agree to release, acquit, discharge, hold harmless, indemnify,
defend, and covenant not to sue The Folk School, the Manatee County Clerk of Court & Comptroller
(hereinafter “Clerk of Court”), Manatee County, the owners/lessors/lessees of any premises, buildings, or
locations where The Folk School Activities take place, the employees, officers, directors, members,
managers, agents, employees, volunteers, contractors, vendors, guests, customers, participants, and
attendees of The Folk School, Clerk of Court, and Manatee County, and all other persons, firms,
corporations, or entities (collectively referred to hereinafter as “the Releasees”) from any and all liability,
claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, or suits at law or in equity, for any cost, fee,
attorney’s fee, judgment, expense, loss, harm, or damage to my person or property (hereinafter “Claims”),
whether such Claims are known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, now existing or arising in the
future, or based on the acts or omissions of any of the Releasees, including any misfeasance,
malfeasance, negligence, or intentional acts, which Claims arise from, are connected to, or in any way
relate to the undersigned’s participation in or attendance at any of the Activities put on by or sponsored by
The Folk School.
instructions, and phases of the Activities and to use, follow, and adhere to the manufacturers’ recommendations, rules,
serious bodily injury. The undersigned agrees to exercise sound and reasonable judgment during all parts
voluntarily assuming the risks and hazards associated with such activities which can include death or
Activities put on by or sponsored by The Folk School. The undersigned is fully aware of and is dangerous
in The undersigned specifically understands and acknowledges that I will be participating and warnings given inherently by any instructor, staff, or representative of The Folk School, and the best
practices for the safe handling and use of tools, equipment, and other instruments that are part of the
Activities. I further agree to pay for any and all damages, losses, or expenses caused by or in any way
related to my negligence, recklessness, or willful actions.
photographs and/or videos, which may include audio recording,
I further authorize the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum to use, reproduce, and/or publish that contain my image, likeness, and voice
without any consideration, compensation, or other remuneration for any and all purposes including but not
limited to publications, public affair releases, public service announcements,promotions and marketing,
social media and website content, and other, related endeavors in any manner that The Folk School at
Florida Maritime Museum deems appropriate.
This authorization is continuous in nature and extends beyond the time of my actual participation in or
attendance at any program, class, or activity.
I further understand and expressly agree that this Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as
permitted by law and that if any provision, line, phrase, or word of this Waiver is held invalid or otherwise
unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions, lines, phrases, and words shall not be
affected or impaired thereby.
Pursuant to F.S. 744.301, if minor children are going to attend, view, watch, observe, or participate in any
of the Activities put on by or sponsored by The Folk School, you are hereby advised:
NOTICE TO MINOR CHILD’S NATURAL GUARDIAN
CHILD ENGAGE IN A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY. YOU ARE
READ THIS FORM COMPLETELY AND CAREFULLY. YOU ARE AGREEING TO LET YOUR MINORAGREEINGTHAT, EVEN IF
THE RELEASEES STATED ABOVE USE REASONABLE CARE IN PROVIDING THIS ACTIVITY, THERE
IS A CHANCE YOUR CHILD MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS
ACTIVITY BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAIN DANGERS INHERENT IN THE ACTIVITY WHICH CANNOT
BE AVOIDED OR ELIMINATED. BY SIGNING THIS FORM YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR CHILD’S RIGHT
AND YOUR RIGHT TO RECOVER FROM THE RELEASEES IN A LAWSUIT FOR ANY PERSONAL
INJURY, INCLUDING DEATH, TO YOUR CHILD OR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM
THE RISKS THAT ARE A NATURAL PART OF THE ACTIVITY. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO
SIGN THIS FORM, AND THE RELEASEES HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO LET YOUR CHILD
PARTICIPATE IF YOU DO NOT SIGN THIS FORM.
I have read this two (2) page Waiver, and I understand its terms, as well as the rights, obligations, duties,
and responsibilities outlined herein. I am signing this Waiver freely, voluntarily, knowingly, and intelligently.
REFUND AND CANCELLATIONS
What if I register but can’t attend?
Refunds: Due to the nature of our classes, teacher fees and the supplies involved all CLASS PURCHASES ARE FINAL. No refunds will be given.
Registration Transfers to Another Student: Registrations are transferable to another person up until the day before the class. Class registrations can only be transferred to another student once. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person, please call us as early as possible at 941 -708-6120 or email
What if the Folk School cancels a class?
The Folk School reserves the right to cancel classes as it deems necessary. In the event of a cancellation by the Folk School, registered students will have the option to apply the class fee to another class with open registration or receive a full refund of the registration fee.