Participation Agreement: Acknowledgment of Risks and Consent

By participating in RoboCup 2024, including RoboCupJunior, you acknowledge and accept the inherent risks associated with the event's activities, which may include but are not limited to hypothermia, broken bones, and heat exhaustion. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the necessary skills and training for the activities you engage in. The Local Organizing Committee and the RoboCup Federation do not guarantee the competency or condition of any participant or organizer.

You are permitted to enter only designated areas, and failure to comply may result in your team(s) disqualification. You also accept sole responsibility for safeguarding your property, such as laptops and robotics devices, and assume all risks related to leaving such property unattended. Adherence to the rules at all venues hosting RoboCup 2024 is mandatory and forms an integral part of this notice. 

I acknowledge that certain activities on RoboCup 2024 may carry inherent risks of injury. I willingly assume all risks associated with my participation. In exchange for being allowed to engage in these activities, I agree to release the Local Organizing Committee, the RoboCup Federation, their members, officers, agents, and employees from any claims, demands, rights, and causes of action of any kind or nature, arising from any known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen bodily and personal injuries, property loss or damage, and the consequences thereof that may result from my participation in any way with such programs and activities.

I understand that accepting this release and covenant not to sue the Local Organizing Committee or the RoboCup Federation does not constitute a waiver, in whole or in part, of sovereign or official immunity by said Board, its members, officers, agents, sponsors, and employees. I confirm that I am of legal age and capacity, have read this agreement thoroughly, and understand its contents.

By participating in RoboCup 2024, to be held from July 15th to July 22nd in Eindhoven, Netherlands, I agree to the following terms regarding the use of photographs, videos, and team materials taken or produced during RoboCup 2024 from July 15th to July 22nd in Eindhoven, Netherlands:

  1. Grant of Rights: I grant the RoboCup Federation and the Local Organizing Committee the unrestricted right to use, publish, and distribute photographs or videos that include my image, my robot, or any team materials. The team materials could include posters, presentations, and promotional videos without any limitation to the modification, reproduction, and distribution of the material in any format for purposes such as (but not limited to) promotion, advertising, and illustration.
  2. Use of Name: My name may be used in connection with the photographs, videos, or team materials if RoboCup chooses.
  3. Release of Claims: I release RoboCup and all related parties from any claims related to the use of the photographs, videos, or team materials, including claims of privacy invasion or defamation.
  4. Transfer of Rights: RoboCup may sell, assign, license, or otherwise transfer the rights granted here to any third party without further consent from me.
  5. Warranty and Indemnification: I confirm that I have the authority to grant these rights and will indemnify RoboCup against any legal fees or damages resulting from a breach of this warranty.
  6. Binding Agreement: This agreement is binding on me, my heirs, and any legal representatives.

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