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Below is an example of our Release of Liability that you may be asked to sign at some of our events and programs.

You will be asked to provide your first and last name, email and phone number.

Release of Liability - READ CAREFULLY

In exchange for participation in the activity described below organized by the Southampton History Museum and/or the use of the property, facilities and services of the Southampton History Museum, I agree for myself and (if applicable) for the members of my family, to the following:


  1. AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by the Southampton History Museum, or the employees, representatives or agents of Southampton History Museum.

  2. ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS AND RELEASE. I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the activity (specified below) and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) my family members, and further release and discharge Southampton History Museum for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my family’s use of or presence upon the facilities of the Southampton History Museum, whether caused by the fault of myself, my family, Southampton History Museum or other third parties.

  3. INDEMNIFICATION. I agree to indemnify and defend Southampton History Museum against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from my or my family’s use of or presence upon the facilities of the Southampton History Museum.

  4. FEES. I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of the Southampton History Museum caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by me or my family.

  5. APPLICABLE LAW. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under New York law.

  6. NO DURESS. I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to sign this Agreement and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before signing. I further agree and acknowledge that I am free to have my own legal counsel review this Agreement if I so desire. I further agree and acknowledge that the Southampton History Museum has offered to refund any fees I have paid to use its facilities if I choose not to sign this Agreement.

  7. ARM’S LENGTH AGREEMENT. This agreement and each of its terms are product of an arm’s length negotiation between the Parties. In the event any ambiguity is found to exist in the interpretation of this Agreement, or any of its provisions, the Parties, and each of them, explicitly reject the application of any legal or equitable rule of interpretation which would lead to a construction either “for” or “against” a particular party based upon their status as a drafter of a specific term, language, or provision giving rise to such ambiguity.

  8. ENFORCEABILITY. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement, whether standing alone or as applied to a particular occurrence or circumstance, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement or of any other applications of such provision, as the case may be, and such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be deemed not to be part of this Agreement.

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