Terms and Conditions
Release of Liability
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BY AFFIRMING THIS DOCUMENT, I AM AGREEING TO RELEASE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM LIABILITY. I HAVE THEREFORE BEEN ADVISED TO READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE AFFIRMING IT.
This Participation Agreement and Waiver and Release of Liability is entered into by the "Participant" in favor of USA Rugby, its member unions, clubs, organizations, affiliates, partners, sponsors, vendors, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, members, agents, contractors, contracted entities and facilities and the owners and lessors thereof, (hereinafter referred to as "USA Rugby" or collectively as the "Released Parties").
I understand that participation in USA Rugby activities is a privilege but not a right. In consideration for the privilege of participation in USA Rugby activities, I and my Parent/Guardian, if applicable, acknowledge and agree as follows:
Participation in the activities of USA Rugby, including but not limited to warm-up, training, practice, games, clinics, travel, and social events (referred to herein as the "Activities"), includes participation in a full-contact sport, requires good health and fitness and can be HAZARDOUS AND PRESENT A DANGER TO ME. I believe I am qualified to participate in the Activities, and if at any time I believe the conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activities
Participation in Activities exposes me to RISKS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, NEURODEGENERATIVE INJURY, PARALYSIS, AND DEATH. Risks may arise out of contact and/or participation with other participants, spectators, equipment, field, facility and/or fixed objects; falls, collisions, rough play, and other mishaps; exposure to adverse weather conditions and/or high altitude; flaws and defects in equipment and facilities; irregular field conditions; and negligent field maintenance, negligent officiating, negligent coaching and negligent participation. Risks may be caused by my own actions, or inaction, the actions or inaction of others participants, the condition of the facilities in which the Activities take place, and/or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE "RELEASED PARTIES." There may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time.
Assumption of the Risks. I CONSENT TO PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITIES AND FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES incurred as a result of such participation.
Waiver and Release of Liability. In consideration for the privilege of my participation in the Activities, I hereby RELEASE, DISCHARGE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS RELEASED PARTIES from any and all liability, demands, losses, medical expenses, lost opportunities, damages or attorneys fees and costs stemming from any or all claims for negligence, expressed or implied warranty, contribution, and indemnity, and/or claims of negligent rescue operations, first aid, and emergency care, to the broadest extent permitted by applicable law, including C.R.S. 13-22-107 if I am a Minor, suffered by me and incurred on my account with respect to my personal injury and other injury or harm, disability, and/or death, or property damage, arising directly or indirectly from my participation in Activities, as caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the Released Parties or any of them, and further agree that if, despite this Release, I or any other person makes a claim on my behalf against any of the Released Parties, unless, and to the extent, prohibited by law, I AND MY PARENT/GUARDIAN, IF APPLICABLE, WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY LIABILITY, LITIGATION EXPENSES, ATTORNEY FEES, LOSSES, DAMAGES OR COSTS ANY MAY INCUR AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, WHETHER ASSERTED BY ME, MY PARENT/GUARDIAN, IF APPLICABLE, OR ANOTHER PERSON.
Governing Law, Venue and Jurisdiction: I understand and agree that this document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted under applicable law and shall be governed by Colorado law. In the event of a dispute, the exclusive venue and jurisdiction for any lawsuit arising out of such dispute shall be the state court of Boulder County, or the federal courts located in Denver, Colorado.
Severability: If any provision of this document is determined to be invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of any of the other provisions, which other provisions shall remain in full force and effect as if this document had been executed with the invalid provision eliminated.
I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I HAVE COMPLETELY READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND ITS TERMS. PRIOR TO AFFIRMING THIS AGREEMENT, I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT. I AM AWARE, BY AFFIRMING THIS AGREEMENT, THAT I ASSUME ALL RISKS AND WAIVE AND RELEASE CERTAIN RIGHTS THAT I AND EACH OF MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, FAMILY, RELATIVES, GUARDIANS, CONSERVATORS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES AND ASSIGNS MAY HAVE AGAINST RELEASED PARTIES. THIS RELEASE SHALL BE EFFECTIVE AND BINDING UPON ME. I FURTHER REPRESENT THAT I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR, IF I AM UNDER THE AGE OF 18, THAT MY PARENT OR GUARDIAN HAS AFFIRMED THIS FORM.
I, a prospective or current member of USA Rugby, agree to abide by and be bound by the applicable Bylaws, disciplinary regulations, rules, regulations, Code of Conduct, competition rules of USA Rugby, as well as the safe sport rules, policies and procedures promulgated by the U.S. Center for Safe Sport, as they may be amended from time to time. I agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for Safe Sport and agree that any sanctions imposed by the Center extend to my participation in all USA Rugby events or activities, or events and activities of other NGBs, and may be posted publicly and include information regarding the misconduct involved.
I understand and agree that the World Rugby Anti-Doping Rules and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol) and all other policies and rules adopted by World Rugby, USADA, and the USOC apply to me and that it is my responsibility to comply with those rules. I agree to submit to drug testing at any time and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti- doping rules would make me subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. If it is determined that I may have committed a doping violation, I agree to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of World Rugby and/or my national federation, if applicable or referred by USADA.
I understand and agree to abide by all World Rugby Board, USA Rugby, territorial and local area union rules and regulations, including the arbitration procedures therein, for any dispute regarding my eligibility or right to participate in, USA Rugby-sponsored and USA Rugby-sanctioned activities and events, as set forth in the Bylaws of USA Rugby, as they are amended on a periodic basis, which I understand are available on the USA Rugby website (www.usarugby.org).
I affirm that I am not suspended or banned from play or participation by any club, local area union, territorial union, or national union, and I authorize USA Rugby to verify my citizenship status with the appropriate governmental agencies.
I am aware that USA Rugby has the right to revoke my membership registration and therefore my eligibility to play or coach, in the event of any violation of the aforementioned statement.
I HAVE READ THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, AND UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY AFFIRMING IT. IN CONSIDERATION FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF PARTICIPATION IN USA RUGBY ACTIVITIES, I FURTHER REPRESENT THAT I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR, IF I AM UNDER THE AGE OF 18, THAT MY PARENT/ GUARDIAN HAS AFFIRMED THIS FORM IN THE SECTION BELOW.
USA Rugby's Accident Medical Coverage for members is designed to supplement primary health insurance when you participate in USA Rugby sanctioned events. It is not intended to completely replace members' personal health insurance.
- 70% Co-Insurance applies to members participating in USA Rugby Sanctioned Events.
- If a member uses USA Rugby's Accident Medical Coverage as secondary insurance coverage, the member's out-of-pocket deductible is $1,000.
- If a member uses USA Rugby's Accident Medical Coverage as primary insurance coverage, the member's out-of-pocket deductible is $5,000
- If a Senior Club member uses USA Rugby's Accident Medical Coverage, the member's out-of-pocket deductible is $500
- The maximum limit per claim is $10,000, except for College members who have a $25,000 limit per claim
USA Rugby encourages members to maintain in-force primary Medical/Accident insurance for the duration of the membership year. Failure to provide satisfactory evidence of such insurance coverage for Member may prevent processing of this application and result in termination of membership and suspension of all rights to participate in USA Rugby activities.
Primary policies accepted:
- Primary medical/health insurance that covers athletic injuries.
- Any government sponsored health plan, including Tricare, Medicare, or Medicaid.
- Catastrophic health plan which is a primary health insurance policy that covers athletic injuries.
Please enter your primary insurance information in the fields below. I have read the information above regarding my USA Rugby Accident Insurance Coverage and its policy requirements, terms, and conditions. I understand this summary does not replace or change any part of the USA Rugby Accident Insurance Coverage policy. If there is a conflict between the summary and the coverages, terms, conditions, limits and exclusions in the policy, the policy will control.
- You ARE eligible for a refund if: The request is within 7 days of the transaction and you have NOT played in any match (scrimmage, friendly, competitive, tournament etc.)
- You are NOT eligible for a refund if: You have played in any match, tournament, or organized play or the transaction date is more than 7 days ago
- By refunding/cancelling your membership, you understand that: You are NOT eligible to utilize USA Rugby’s Accident Insurance Policy, you are NOT eligible to practice, compete or participate in USA Rugby activities and you are being refunded only the USA Rugby membership fees, NOT any regional fees, nor processing fees. Regional fees will need to be refunded from the region/union/SRO directly.
I hereby authorize and give my full consent to USA RUGBY to copyright and/or publish any and all photographs, videotapes, film, web casts/podcasts, and any other form of visual/audio communications in which I appear (separately or together) while attending any USA Rugby event.
I further agree that USA Rugby may transfer, use or cause to be used, these above mentioned communications for any exhibitions, public displays, publications, commercials, art and advertising purposes, and television programs without limitations or reservations.