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Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group Legal Disclaimer and Liability Information Release of Responsibility During a hiking trip, everyone is responsible for themselves. The volunteer hike leaders are not responsible for the safety of the participants. We will try our best to prevent accidents, but we are not responsible or liable if something happens to you. By joining the group, you acknowledge this. Never leave the group without letting the leader or sweeper know for ANY reason. This is the number ONE reason why hikers get lost when hiking with a group. If “nature calls” while on a hike, let the leader or sweeper know and we will provide you with as much privacy as possible while you go in the woods. This is a serious matter folks! Safety is our first priority and emergencies can and do happen. Additional Disclaimer: During a hiking trip, everyone is responsible for themselves. The organizer is not responsible for the safety of the participants. We will try our best to prevent accidents, but are not responsible or liable if something happens to you. By joining Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, you acknowledge this. Never leave the group without letting the leader or sweeper know for ANY reason, period. This is the number ONE reason why hikers get lost when hiking with a group. Not even to go to the “bathroom”. When “nature calls” you while on a hike, notify the leader or sweeper. You will be happy to know that as often as our budget allows, many leaders have some basic “creature comforts/niceties” to assist you with having to go in the woods. These basics often include biodegradable moist wipes, trail friendly TP, hand sanitizer, and a small “shovel” for reasons that should be self explanatory. Not notifying a leader or sweeper that you are leaving the trail WILL result in removal from our group. This is a serious matter folks! If you find it too embarrassing to let a leader or sweeper know when “nature calls”, then you either need to hold it until we reach a privy/bathroom or not go hiking with us because safety must always come first. Even though we hike as a group, it is always a good idea to tell someone about your hike beforehand — when you plan to leave and return, and where you plan to explore. This way if you ever happen to become lost, searchers know where to look for you. We encourage you to always use the buddy system or hike in a group such as ours. Emergencies can and do happen! Legal Disclaimer and Liability Information 1. The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a public group. Attending events and becoming a member of this group is voluntary. 2. By joining the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group as a member or guest you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers and event coordinators not responsible in the event of accident, personal injury, loss of life, destruction or loss of personal property or any other wrongful act. 3. You also agree to hold the organizers as well as other group members not responsible. By participating voluntarily in the group, you expressly waive any and all such claims against each and every other member in the group, including without limitation any and all claims against the group organizer or assistant organizers. 4. The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group holds a variety of different activities such as, but not limited to, hiking, camping, biking, backpacking, kayaking, snow shoeing, and so on. These events can be dangerous. By participating voluntarily in the group you understand that you are responsible for your own safety. 5. By joining The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, you agree to the meetup.com legal disclaimer. Because The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group uses their services to post events and has no control over meetup.com legal disclaimer, you expressly waive any and all such claims against the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, the group organizer, assistant organizers or any officer of the group. Photo Release Disclaimer 1. You understand that the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group takes pictures of events and your picture may be taken during one of these events. 2. You agree that we can use your picture/likeness on any Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group website and other related sites to promote our group activities. 3. All pictures, once posted on any Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group website, will then become property of The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group. 4. If the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group decides to use your picture off-line, we will do our best to contact you if your picture is posted on a related site however, this is not an obligation and contacting will not be required. 5. By submitting information (comments, message boards, pictures, events) to the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that information at our sole discretion, including storing it on Meetup servers and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed including, without limitation, published books. 6. If you do not wish to grant the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group these rights, do not submit information to this website. The Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group reserves the right to select, edit, and arrange submissions, and to remove information from The Mid-Atlantic Hiking website at any time at its sole discretion. 7. No image from this site may be used for any purpose without expressed written authorization from the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group organizer. Information/Data Release Disclaimer 1. Please do not copy the content our web sites or any other content released in any other form, including but not limited to posters and advertising material that belongs to the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group without the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group organizer's express written permission. Most images, logo, text, and ideas are property of the organizers are co-created with other organizers, so please do not take them without getting permission. 2. If you do not agree to the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group terms and conditions stated above, please leave the group at this time.

 

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