Risk and Liability Agreement

If you register online you will be required to indicated your agreement with this document. If you register at the event you will be required to sign a copy of this document.




_____    In consideration of their services, I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Colorado Leather Fest, CLF, Colorado Master/slave Contest, and the Leather Colorado Foundation Contests (“the event”), their owners, agents, officers, volunteers, and all other persons acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as “CLF”), on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my voluntary participation in any activity at the event, or my use of any of the equipment provided by CLF.

_____    1.  I understand that the phrase “the event” as used in this Release includes all activities that are a part of and associated with Colorado Leather Fest – Colorado Master/slave Weekend, including but not limited to: the Meet and Greet; all seminars; the Leather Mall; the Cigar Social; the Colorado Master/slave Contest; the Leather Banquet; the Leather Family room; the Leather Ball; the Colorado Bootblack Contest, and the Keynote Luncheon.

_____    2.  I assume and accept full responsibility for myself for any bodily injury, death, or loss of personal property that might occur while I am at the event and I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all the risks existing in any activity I undertake while at the event.  My participation in any activity at the event is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the potential risks.  I understand that CLF is not responsible for my personal safety while I am at the event.

_____    3.  In consideration for the right to participate in the event, to participate in consensual bondage and/or sadomasochistic activities at the event, and in any other activities in which I may participate while at the event, I hereby certify that I am in good physical, mental, emotional, and psychological health with no defects, illnesses or conditions that might be injurious to me or to others, and that I am able to physically and emotionally handle the associated risks inherent in consensual bondage and/or sadomasochistic activities and any conditions that may be associated with such activities or with my observation of these activities, or any other activities in which I may participate while at the event.

_____    4.  I acknowledge that activities that I may participate in at the event entail both known and unanticipated risks.  I understand that such risks cannot be completely eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activities.  I acknowledge that these risks could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties, and include:  scratches, cuts, sprains, strains, bruises, contusions, lacerations, scalding and burning, breaks and fractures, and severe contortion of the human body.  I further acknowledge that the foregoing list of possible injuries and injurious acts is neither complete nor exclusive.

_____    5.  I understand that the event has its own rules and guidelines. I agree to read these rules and guidelines fully, and to abide by them, at all times during the event. I understand the owners of CLF have, at their sole discretion, the right to require me to leave the event at any time without refund of monies paid to participate in the event.

_____  6.   I understand that the use or possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances at the event is prohibited.  I further understand that the use or possession of firearms (both real and realistic replicas) at the event is prohibited.  I also understand that the act of offering, soliciting or agreeing to an act of prostitution, which for this event is defined as an exchange of money for sexual gratification, is strictly forbidden at the event.  Violation of any of the aforementioned will result in my immediate expulsion from the event, without reimbursement, and with the possibility of civil and/or criminal complaints being charged against me.

_____    7.  I am an adult at least 18 years of age, and I understand that I must present a valid government issued photo ID showing my legal name and birth date and sign this release in order to gain admittance to the event.  I further affirm that the photo identification I present is an accurate representation of my identity.  I further state that all the activities I either participate in or witness at the event shall remain confidential.  I understand that participants at the event are acting as consenting adults in a private situation, conforming to the event rules and guidelines that are posted throughout the event. I also understand and agree that by entering the event known as Colorado Leather Fest – Colorado Master/slave and Leather Colorado Foundation Contest Weekend, CLF or Colorado Leather Fest, I am knowledgeable that the event may include full or partial nudity by some of the participants, as well as acts of a sexual nature. These sights will not offend me.

_____   8.  I understand that photography (including, but not limited to, digital images captured by cell phones, cameras or other devices) videography, audio recordings or any other audio or visual recording of any kind, is not permitted in any part of the event without the express approval of the event owners.  The event includes all seminar rooms, ballrooms and boardrooms, the Bootblack Lounge, the vendor area, the Cigar Lounge, the areas immediately outside of the seminar rooms, the area around hotel pool, and any other area where official event activities are taking place.

_____    9.  I am not acting in the capacity of, as a member of, or under the direction of, any law enforcement or postal agency or governmental agency of any type, whether federal, state or local in nature.  I am not attending the event or any of the activities at the event for the purpose of entrapment or to gather information and/or testimony that would lead to (or further the arrest or prosecution of) the owners and organizers of the event, the owners of the premises, or any individual attending the event. I am not attending the event or any of the activities at the event for the purpose of attempting to influence the host hotel to not do business with CLF, to harass or discourage any person from attending the event or for the purpose of causing harm of any kind to the event and/or its attendees.  Furthermore, I am not acting in the capacity of, as a member of, or under the direction of, any media agency. I will not publish or submit for any kind of publication information, writings, photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, or any other records of activities regarding the event or activities at the event, without the express approval of the owners of the event.

_____  10.  I agree that if any portion of this release is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect.  I understand that I may not add to, change or delete any of the provisions of this release.

_____  11.  By signing this release, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in any activity at the event, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against the event on the basis of any claim I have released herein.

I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document.  I have read and understood it, and as indicated by my initials, I agree to be bound by its terms.


Signature of Member

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