ECOOP/ISSTA Covid-19 Disclosure & Liability Waiver
The European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (“ECOOP”) and the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (“ISSTA”) require that any attendee or volunteer at the ECOOP/ISSTA 2023 (the “Event”) review the following material on COVID-19 prior to attending the Event.
COVID-19 Safety Information
COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. ECOOP/ISSTA urges each Event attendee or volunteer to review the Event venue’s safety protocols, should they be available, in advance of deciding whether to attend the Event. ECOOP/ISSTA cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or any others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
Obligation to Comply with COVID-19 Safety Measures
We ask and expect that all attendees and volunteers will follow any and all applicable recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization concerning the need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.
Duty to Self-Monitor & Report
Participants and volunteers at the Event agree to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and, contact ECOOP/ISSTA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 10 days after participating or volunteering at the Event.
Liability Waiver and Release of Claims
I acknowledge that I derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of my participation and/or attendance at this Event and I willingly engage in this Event. In connection with the exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 at the Event, I hereby forever release, waive and discharge any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature against ECOOP/ISSTA and its affiliated partners and sponsors, including in each case, without limitation, its and their directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents (the “Released Parties”), either in law or in equity, to the fullest extent permissible by law. This waiver includes damages or losses caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties. This waiver includes, but is not limited to, death, bodily injury, illness, economic loss or out of pocket expenses, or loss or damage to property, which I, my heirs, assignees, next of kin and/or legally appointed representatives may hereinafter accrue on my behalf, which arise or may hereafter arise from my participation in the Event.
Assumption of the Risk
I acknowledge and understand the following: * Participation in this Event includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and * I hereby knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and * I hereby knowingly assume the responsibility of reviewing the Event venue’s safety protocols before deciding whether to attend the Event and acknowledge that the decision of whether to attend the Event is solely mine; and * I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the Event, including any injury, harm, and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties; and * I hereby knowingly assume the risk of any COVID-19 related travel costs I may incur in connection with attendance at the Event, including, but not limited to, the costs associated with any mandatory quarantine regulations, cancelled travel, etc.
Choice of Law and Forum
I understand that the law of the State of Washington will apply to this agreement and that the exclusive venue for any dispute arising out of this agreement shall be the State or Federal courts in Washington.