Attendee Agreement

This waiver form is required for all Fiddle Hell participants, attendees, instructors, performers, and staff for Nov 3-6, 2022, in Westford, MA. We've had a waiver form in the past, but this time we're using an online form in Whova for you to sign, instead of the paper form we used before. Your electronic signature is required in advance to attend the Fiddle Hell event in person. For teens (13-17 years old) and kids (12 years old or under), the parent or guardian of the teen or kid, respectively, will need to sign the waiver form online form on behalf of the teen or kid, respectively. The parent or guardian will also need to agree to conditions about supervision of the teen or kid, respectively, on the premises of the Westford Regency, where the Fiddle Hell will take place. Thanks for your participation in Fiddle Hell and agreement with these conditions. 

Waiver Form: Liability Release and Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement for All Participants, including Musicians, Non-Musicians, Instructors, Performers, and Staff

I expressly agree that, as a participant, attendee, instructor, performer, and/or staff member, in workshops, jams, concerts, and any and all other activities related to the 2022 Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival (“FH”), I assume any and all risks associated with traveling to and from, participating in, and/or attending the 2022 Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival.

I expressly agree that Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, and assigns shall not be liable or responsible for any injury to me or others, or any damage to or loss of my property or that of others, including musical instruments. I release, acquit, discharge, and agree to hold harmless Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, and assigns against any claim, loss, liability, bodily injury, infection, illness, death, damage, or expense to myself or my property, or others or their property, which I may, directly or indirectly, sustain or suffer as a result of participation in and/or attendance at FH, including, but not limited to, any and all liability caused by or contributed to by the negligence and/or gross negligence of Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, and assigns, or FH participants or attendees. In addition, in consideration for their permission granted to participate in any and all FH activities, I agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the persons and entities named above for all claims, demands, causes of action and legal liability (including, without limitation, any economic and/or non-economic losses), whether known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, for bodily injury, infection, illness, death, property damage, and/or property theft, arising from or relating to participation in any and all FH events. This waiver and release for liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

I understand that the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is a recognized pandemic and federal, state, and local governments along with federal and state health agencies are creating or modifying regulations regarding events and social gatherings as the pandemic landscape changes. I understand that FH is following current and forecasted conditions, and listening to national and local experts, to determine COVID-19 safety protocols (and to modify them at the sole discretion of FH), and I agree to follow all of FH’s COVID-19 protocols. COVID-19 is contagious and evolving; I understand that neither FH nor the Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC is able to guarantee that a FH participant, attendee, instructor, performer, and/or staff member will not become infected with the virus while prior to, traveling to and from, participating in, and/or attending FH. I understand that FH is setting ticket limits and requiring pre-registration so there will be fewer people at FH than in the past. I understand that for all FH participants, attendees, instructors, performers, and staff, FH REQUIRES CURRENT COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND BOOSTER PROOF (IF ELIGIBLE FOR BOOSTER) before participating in, attending, instructing at, performing at, or carrying out staff duties at the FH event and I agree to comply with FH vaccination and booster proof requirements. I understand that FH reserves the right to require timely COVID-19 testing and I agree to comply with FH testing requirements. I understand that FH reserves the right to require masks, to require certain types of masks, and to require that masks be worn correctly, and I agree to comply with FH masking requirements, including requirements for masks during certain activities, in certain locations, or all the time. If I violate these COVID-19 safety requirements, I recognize that my FH attendance may be restricted or terminated at the discretion of FH without a refund of my ticket purchase price. 

By participating in, attending, instructing at, performing at, or carrying out staff duties at FH, I certify that I and any child/children I am accompanying (if applicable) do not fall into any of the following four categories:

(1) Individuals who currently or within the past FOURTEEN (14) DAYS have experienced any SYMPTOMS associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, and shortness of breath among others.

(2) Individuals who believe they may have been EXPOSED to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been DIAGNOSED with COVID-19 and are NOT YET CLEARED as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.

(3) Individuals who have TESTED POSITIVE on a rapid COVID-19 test or a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test and are NOT YET CLEARED as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.

(4) Individuals who within the past TEN (10) DAYS believe they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have tested positive on a rapid COVID-19 test or a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test.

I understand that FH will refund my ticket cost, if I am a participant or attendee who falls into one of the above four categories, and if I provide documentation of the situation.

If while attending FH, I experience symptoms associated with COVID-19, may have been exposed to COVID-19, am diagnosed with COVID-19, and/or test positive on a rapid or PCR COVID-19 test, I agree toimmediately put on a mask and leave the FH event as quickly as possible. Under such circumstances, I understand that FH will refund my ticket cost on a pro-rated basis.

I understand that each registration is valid for one participant or attendee only at FH, a program presented by Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, for the days covered by my ticket purchased during registration. I understand that the workshop, jam, and concert schedule as advertised is subject to change before and during FH due to instructor and/or performer illness, technical issues, or other unanticipated factors.  I will not hold Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, or assigns liable nor be due a refund in the event of rescheduling or cancellation of any sessions at FH.

I agree to abide by the Westford Regency Inn’s restrictions that alcohol consumed in public areas of the Inn must be legally purchased from the Inn. I agree to abide by FH signage and/or regulations about jam session locations, and about function room capacity limits and opening and closing times.

I understand that Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, and assigns may use photographs, audio, or videos of participants for promotional purposes.  As a registered attendee, I release and discharge Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, and assigns acting on their behalf from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, audio, or videos.  I irrevocably grant unlimited permission to Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, and assigns to use said photographs, audio, or videos for any promotional purpose in perpetuity and I understand that I shall not be entitled to any compensation therefor.

I agree to be a responsible and respectful user of the Whova technology prior to, during, and after FH. I agree to not share Whova passwords with attendees or non-attendees. I understand that multiple concurrent sign-ons using the same email address will not be accepted by the Whova platform.  I agree not to post inappropriate or derogatory photos, videos, comments, messages, links, or other material. I agree not to engage in cyberharassment, online bullying, or any activity prohibited by this agreement or by law, during FH sessions and afterwards. I understand that it is not permitted to download any FH videos (workshops, concerts, or jams) from Whova, and I agree to not attempt to do so in any form. I understand that audio recording of FH workshops and jams is generally allowed for my personal use only, unless the instructor requests no audio recording. I agree not to record audio or video of concerts at FH, including the Saturday Night Concert. If I violate these requirements on Whova use and/or recording, I recognize that my FH attendance may be restricted or terminated at the discretion of FH without a refund of my ticket purchase price. 

I understand that the use of Whova on my laptop, tablet, or phone may be adversely impacted at any time by wireless availability, internet speed, simultaneous Internet use at my location, software settings, and other factors. I will not hold Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, or assigns liable nor be due a refund in the event of technology difficulties or errors on my part, by Whova, and/or by FH.

I agree to abide by the Privacy Policy of Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, which can be read online and/or printed at https://fiddlehell.org/policies/privacy. I agree to abide by the Privacy Policy of Whova, the event management software used by Fiddle Hell Online, which can be accessed at https://whova.com/privacy/.  If I reside in the European Economic Area, I understand that I may have the right to exercise certain privacy rights under applicable laws. FH will process such requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. I irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or based upon this agreement or my participation in FH.

I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS LIABILITY RELEASE, AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY.

[This agreement can also be found at https://fiddlehell.org/policies/attendee-agreement]

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