Agreement with the Attendee Agreement waiver form is required for all Fiddle Hell participants, attendees, instructors, performers, and staff for Nov 2-5, 2023, in Westford, MA. Signing the online form electronically in Whova beforehand saves time on the day you arrive at Fiddle Hell. However, you can also sign a paper copy of the waiver form on arrival at Fiddle Hell. Thanks for your participation in Fiddle Hell and agreement with these conditions.
If you are the parent or guardian of a teen (13-17) or kid (12 or under) who will be attending Fiddle Hell, you’ll need to sign a paper copy of this waiver form on their behalf. This can be done on the day you arrive at Fiddle Hell if you will yourself be attending, or beforehand (download the waiver form at the link at the bottom of this page) if a different responsible adult will be attending with the teen or child. When the parent, guardian, or responsible adult arrives at Fiddle Hell, they will also need to agree to conditions about supervision of the teen or kid on the premises of the Westford Regency, where Fiddle Hell will take place. Those conditions are described at https://fiddlehell.org/policies/teen-agreement and https://fiddlehell.org/policies/parent-or-guardian-agreement-for-child-12-or-under, respectively. Thanks for your 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 2023 Fiddle Hell Massachusetts Festival (“FH”), I assume any and all risks associated with traveling to and from, participating in, and/or attending the 2023 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 Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC 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 Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC), 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 whether prior to, traveling to and from, participating in, and/or attending FH. I understand that for all FH participants, attendees, instructors, performers, and staff, FH REQUIRES PROOF OF EITHER (1) THE INITIAL COVID-19 VACCINES AND A COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOT OR (2) ANY COVID-19 VACCINE OR BOOSTER AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2022, 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 REQUIRES A NEGATIVE RESULT ON A SELF-ADMINISTERED RAPID COVID TEST BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE FH REGISTRATION ROOM ON THE MORNING OF MY FIRST DAY AT FH (OR WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE MORNING OF MY FIRST DAY AT FH IF FLYING OR TRAVELING A LONG DISTANCE) and I agree to comply with FH testing requirements. I understand that masks are optional at FH, that free masks will be provided to anyone who would like them at FH, and that there will be a masks-only section in the main concert hall for those who wish to sit near others who are also masked.
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 three categories:
(1) Individuals who within the past TEN (10) DAYS have experienced any SYMPTOMS associated with COVID-19, which include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
(2) Individuals who within the past TEN (10) DAYS believe they may have been EXPOSED to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
(3) Individuals who 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, and are NOT YET CLEARED as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities or the health care team responsible for their treatment.
I understand that FH will refund my ticket cost, if I am a participant or attendee who falls into one of the above three categories, and if I provide documentation of the situation.
I understand that if I’ve recently recovered from COVID-19 and have been symptom free for 10 or more days without the use of fever-reducers, I may attend FH with a negative rapid COVID-19 test result on the morning of my first day at FH before arriving at the registration room.
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 to immediately 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 only 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 and legally consumed. 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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night Concerts. 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.
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.
Please PRINT your first & last NAME here __________________________________________________________
Please SIGN your first & last NAME here ___________________________________________________________
Date ____________________________ If you’re signing for yourself, you’re done.
If you are a PARENT or GUARDIAN signing for a TEEN (13-17) or KID (12 or under), continue below:
PRINT the first & last NAME of the teen or kid _____________________________________________________
Your RELATIONSHIP to teen or kid _________________________ AGE in years of teen or kid ________
[This attendee agreement can also be found at https://fiddlehell.org/policies/attendee-agreement]
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