Waiver of Liability, Informed Consent Release and Indemnity

While I am on the premises of the Cat Nook Cafe, I agree to adhere to the terms and conditions set forth in this Waiver of Liability, Informed Consent Release and Indemnity form (herein referred to as Release) and to behave in accordance with the Cat Lounge Etiquette rules (posted at the Cafe.

As an individual guest, I certify that I am at least 18 years old. If I am accompanied by minors (individuals who are under the age of 18), I certify that I am at least 21 years old and am responsible for supervising the minor(s), whom I have identified on this Release, and are herein referred to as Accompanying Minors. I have sufficient authority to sign this Release on behalf of the Accompanying Minors and understand that the terms will be binding upon the Accompanying Minor(s) and their parent/guardian(s).

While in the Cat Lounge, I agree to abide by the Cat Lounge Etiquette rules (posted at the cafe) and follow all verbal instructions provided by the staff. I will ensure that Accompanying Minors understand all rules and instructions. I understand that I, and any Accompanying Minors, who do not follow the rules and instructions will be required to leave the Cat Nook Cafe and will not be refunded the Cat Lounge visitation fee and services. I also understand that I, and any Accompanying Minors, who opt to leave to leave the Cat Nook Lounge visitation early, will not be refunded any portion of the Cat Lounge visitation fee and services. I understand that the Cat Nook Cafe staff will provide general oversight of all guest/cat interactions within the Cat Lounge. Staff may encourage interaction with cats, provide suggestions, or directly assist if requested. The Cat Nook Cafe does not guarantee a specific level of cat/guest interaction, cat behaviors, or exercise total control over all the cats in the Cat Lounge. I understand that cats are inherently unpredictable and any injury or property damage they cause, directly or indirectly, is not the responsibility of Cat Nook Cafe, its owners, rescue groups, volunteers, or and employees.

I accept all risks and waive all rights to sue the Cat Nook Cafe, Animal Coalition of Delaware County, Inc. and/or its owners, affiliates, employees, agents, volunteers, or other involved vendors (herein collectively referred to as Releasees), on behalf of myself and Accompanying Minors, for any claims related to direct or indirect injury or property loss/damage that may occur at the Cat Nook Café. Should I, or anyone acting on my behalf or acting on behalf of Accompanying Minors, challenge the provisions of this Release, I agree that Releasees will not be responsible for paying the plaintiff’s legal fees.

I authorize Releasees to administer first aid for injuries to myself or Accompanying Minors that may occur at the Cat Nook Café. I authorize Releasees to arrange for ambulance transportation, at my own or Accompanying Minors’ parent’s/guardian’s expense, if deemed necessary by Releasees. Releasees make no guarantee or promise to administer first aid or arrange for ambulance transportation. 

I acknowledge that surveillance cameras are used in the Cat Nook Cafe. I give permission to be photographed or filmed by Cat Nook Café staff, volunteers, and those acting with its authorization. I give Cat Nook Cafe and ACDC Rescue Inc. permission to copyright, use, and publish pictures or videos of myself and Accompanying Minors, for its own and sponsored organizations, programs and promotional materials. I waive the right to inspect or approve photographs, advertising copy, videos, or printed matter prior to such use. 

I agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and that if any provision is held invalid, the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. I certify that I am of sound mind and body, and understand the terms of this Release, as it pertains to myself and Accompanying Minors, and am agreeing without coercion or intimidation, to be bound by these terms upon signing below.

By completing this reservation, I attest that myself or no members of my party:

* has had a temperature above 100.4°F in the past 72 hrs.  

*have not knowingly been in contact with anyone diagnosed with Covid-19 in the past 2 weeks.    

*have not had any of the following symptoms in the past 2 weeks:  Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Persistent Chest Pain or Pressure.

*consent to having body temperature taken upon entrance to the Cat Nook Cafe and if any member of my party have temperatures over 100.4°F, all members will be refused entrance and reservation fees will be refunded

COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing. The Cat Nook Café has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, due to the contagious nature of COVID19, I voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself and members of my party (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my visit to the Cat Nook Cafe. On my behalf I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Cat Nook Cafe, and any interested parties from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Cat Nook Cafe whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any event at the Cat Nook Cafe. 

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