Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement

All participants in a Red Lantern Journeys tour will be asked to sign the following agreement upon booking:

Please read carefully before signing as it is a legally binding contract. Each traveler must sign a separate form. A parent/guardian must sign for minors under 18 years of age.

In consideration of the services (“tour”) provided by Red Lantern Journeys (“RLJ,” “we,” or “us”), I, an adult traveler or parent or legal guardian of a traveler who is a minor (under 18 years of age; the “Child” or “Minor”), acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions to the maximum extent allowed by law on my own behalf or, if applicable, on behalf of the Child.

Responsibility: Red Lantern Journeys, its owners, employees, shareholders, affiliated entities, agents, representatives, officers, directors, associates, volunteers, successors and assigns (collectively, “RLJ”), which acts only as an intermediary for its suppliers, assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any negligent or willful act or omission of any supplier or other third party, or for their financial insolvency, bankruptcy, or dissolution. A supplier’s services are subject to the supplier’s own terms and conditions, as well as the local laws and regulations of the relevant country.

Assumption of Risk: I have voluntarily applied to participate in the tour on which I am booked, which will involve the activities described in my itinerary and may involve long drives, flights, and perhaps different types of dangerous and physically demanding “Adventure Activities”. I am voluntarily participating in this tour with the knowledge of the numerous risks and dangers involved, which include but are not limited to: dangers and risks inherent in Adventure Activities; negligence in any manner on the part of Red Lantern Journeys; emotional trauma; disfigurement; temporary or permanent disability, including paralysis; death; acts of God; forces of nature; explosion, flood, hurricane, tempest, tidal wave, earthquake, landslide, forceful wind, fire or accident; the hazards of traveling in remote, unsafe or politically unstable areas or under unsafe conditions; the dangers of civil disturbances and war; forces of nature; transportation failures; equipment failures; accident or illness in remote places without access to medical facilities, transportation, or means of evacuation and assistance; sanitation deficiencies; illness; disease or virus, both known and unknown, such as Covid-19 (including but not limited to the community spread thereof); epidemic; pandemic; quarantine; border closures; government travel restrictions or warnings; regulations or orders, acts or non-acts of any governmental entity or official; diplomatic or health organization (e.g., World Health Organization) warnings; foodborne, airborne, and communicable illnesses and disease; bites or stings from insects or pests; unexpected events; terrorist activities, social or labor unrest or strike; mechanical or construction failures or difficulties; diseases; local laws; climactic conditions; abnormal conditions or developments; negligence or intentional actions by other participants including traveling while sick with or without symptoms or any actions, omissions, or conditions outside of Red Lantern Journeys’ control not mentioned in this agreement.

I assume full and complete responsibility for checking and confirming any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of each destination and all safety or security conditions at those destinations.

Release of Liability: As lawful consideration of, and as part of the payment for, the right to participate in the tour, and as part of the payment for the services arranged for me by Red Lantern Journeys, I HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN WELFARE AND ASSUME ALL OF THE ABOVE RISKS, INCLUDING BOTH THOSE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN TO ME.

As lawful consideration of, and as part of the payment for, the right to participate in the tour, and as part of the payment for the services arranged for me by RLJ, I HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS FOREVER Red Lantern Journeys, their owners, employees, shareholders, affiliated entities, employees, agents, representatives, officers, directors, associates, volunteers, successors and assigns from and against any liability, actions, causes of actions, debts, suits, claims and demands of any and every kind and nature whatsoever which I now have or which may hereafter arise out of or in connection with my tour or participation in the activities arranged for me by Red Lantern Journeys.

I AGREE THAT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL SERVE AS A COMPLETE RELEASE AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK for myself, all members of my family and all minors traveling with me, my and their heirs, successors, assigns, and legal representatives. It is my intention to fully assume all risks associated with this tour and to release Red Lantern Journeys from any and all liability to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Indemnification: I further agree to “indemnify” (meaning to defend and to pay or reimburse) Red Lantern Journeys against any claim by any person, including minors, arising in whole or in part from an injury or other loss suffered or caused by me in connection with the tour or my participation in the tour activities.

Binding Arbitration: I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this agreement, Red Lantern Journeys’ tour brochures or any other materials that concern my tour, the tour itself, or any claim for damages due to injury or death which occurs during or in connection with my tour [“Dispute”], shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration. The binding arbitration shall take place in Seattle, WA, USA, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive (but not procedural) Washington State law. The arbitrator and not any federal, state or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any of this contract is void or voidable.

Class Action Waiver and No Punitive Damages: You are waiving your right to serve as a representative, litigant, or in any other representative capacity, and/or to participate as a member of a class of claimants, in any lawsuit/arbitration filed against us. In no event shall we be liable for or pay punitive damages.

Knowing and Voluntary Execution: I have carefully read and understand the provisions and legal consequences of this agreement, and I hereby agree to all of its conditions. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

I understand that Red Lantern Journeys has relied on my consent to these terms and their enforceability. Without this agreement, Red Lantern Journeys would not be able to offer these services.

I agree that execution of a facsimile counterpart or electronic transmission of this agreement shall be deemed execution of the original agreement.

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