Volunteer Release of Liability
Being the undersigned individual, I hereby acknowledge that I will be engaged in volunteer service in a capacity that may include kitchen service, infant care, clothing boutique, literacy/education, children activities or fundraising/events for COTS I agree to perform volunteer duties to which I am assigned to the best of my ability and in a professional manner. I am aware that volunteering at COTS involves certain risks, which may include bodily injury and property damage. Therefore I acknowledge and agree as follows:
COTS is not responsible for any accident, injury, damage, loss or liability incurred by me, while volunteering services for COTS or as part of a COTS project. I agree not to hold responsible, and covenant not to sue COTS and its former or current directors, Board of Directors, employees, agents, predecessors, successors, assigns, representatives, attorneys, subsidiaries, and affiliates for any and all liability, lawsuits and/or claims which may arise from or otherwise be connected with a COTS project or volunteer service, including but not limited to any physical injury, or other injury or damage to me or my property, whether occurring on or off the premises owned or operated by COTS.
I understand COTS has limited medical liability insurance. I am solely responsible for ensuring that I have adequate coverage for any injuries or damages sustained by me while volunteering with COTS.
PHOTOGRAPH / AUDIO VISUAL RELEASE:
I agree that COTS may photograph me and/or record my voice and image, (collectively, image) and use my image and/or statements for advertising, publicity, display, publication or other promotional purposes. I agree that COTS shall have the unrestricted right to choose the media (print publications, television, radio, Internet, or other media) for display of my image. I warrant that I have not limited the use of my photograph, voice and/or name to the use of any organization or person.
I agree that COTS may conduct a background check as part of the volunteer screening process. I understand this background check may include any or all of the following information: criminal, sex offender registry and/or civil record searches. I understand that this search is conducted for all volunteers as part of the COTS screening practices for all volunteers.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND NON-DISCLOSURE:
All data, materials, knowledge, and proprietary information generated through, originating from or having to do with the Volunteer Program or persons associated with its activities, including contractors, is to be considered Confidential Information and is not to be disclosed to any outside party. This includes, but is not limited to, documents, information, designs, printed matter, policies, procedures, conversations, messages (received or transmitted), resources, contacts, e-mail lists, and e-mail messages, whether internally between staff or outside the Volunteer Program is confidential and the sole property of Volunteer Program.
Client information, including all file information, is not be disclosed to any third party under any circumstances without the written consent of the Company.
Damages. Any disclosure, misuse, copying or transmitting of any material, data, or information, whether intentional or unintentional, will subject Volunteer to disciplinary action, prosecution, and/or monetary damages according to the procedures set by Company and any applicable laws.
This agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan and any dispute regarding the enforce-ability of this Agreement shall be filed in the courts of the State of Michigan, and shall not be transferred to any other jurisdiction. This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and if any provision thereof is held invalid, the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect.
I have read and understand the terms of the Agreement, and hereby sign this agreement freely and of my own accord, realizing that it is binding upon me, my heirs, personal representative and next of kin.