Workshops, Events & Retreats Waiver
1064239 BC Ltd dba Ceremonie Spirit + Beauty and Open Minds Performance Liability Waiver
Workshops, retreats, and other events (herein referred to as “The Activities”) will be held at various venues within British Columbia (referred to herein as the Property) by 1064239 BC Ltd dba Ceremonie Spirit + Beauty (referred to herein as CEREMONIE.
COVID-19-related details: Currently the BC provincial government does not require proof of covid-19 vaccination or masking for all in-person retreats.
Please note that mandates by BC provincial government are subject to change, and this part of the website as well as attendees will be updated accordingly as we receive any updates from BC. Please note that Mimi is not inviting you to share your opinions on the Covid-19 vaccination; thank you in advance for respecting this boundary.
1. Refund Policy
There are NO refunds or credits are given for any reason. Tickets are transferable to a suitable recipient. For instance, a ticket for a women’s event is only transferrable to another individual who also identifies as a woman. Please note if there are Covid-19 restrictions that affect BC that prohibit the event from taking place, clients will be given a credit for when the event is rescheduled. For folks who are affected by Covid-19 restrictions that are beyond BC, there will be no accommodations granted.
2. Assumption of Risk
I expressly and voluntarily assume all risk while participating in the Activities or in any aspect of the Activities, whether or not caused by negligence of CEREMONIE, and any of its owners, directors, employees, representatives, agents, contractors or volunteers (collectively, the “Released Parties”). I understand that my use and enjoyment of the Property and the Activities involves inherent risks, both those described herein and other risks, that are serious and that may involve dangers regardless of the care taken by CEREMONIE or the Released Parties. I realize my use and enjoyment of the Property and participation in the Activities require some degree of skill, coordination, and physical fitness. I have read the previous paragraphs and I know the nature of the Property and the Activities, understand the demands to be placed upon me relative to my physical condition and skill level, and appreciate the types of injuries that can occur as a result of such activities. I hereby assert that my participation in the use and enjoyment of the Property and the Activities is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all inherent risks of the Property and the Activities, both those described herein and others presently unknown.
3. Press Policy
I understand that, in order to ensure that participants feel that their privacy during Activities is protected, and to ensure a full and open interchange of ideas among participants, I agree that I will not post writings about my fellow apprentices or their stories or experiences. I agree to obtain prior written permission from CEREMONIE before including content pertaining to any experiences therein in articles in magazines, books, video interviews, etc. For clarity, posting to personal social media pages regarding your personal experiences as educational storytelling, taking care to use quotes and tag appropriate parties and giving credit where credit is due is allowed and in fact can be quite valuable to the longterm sustainability of our endeavor. Posting to blogs of companies that you are affiliated with or employed by but not the owner, or including writing or photos from our program in magazines or blogs other than your personal page is prohibited. If your personal and business account are merged, simply take care to not use our photos, quotes, or teachings for posts promoting your own goods or services. If in doubt about whether or not an intended post is honouring or appropriate, just ask! We are always available for open dialogue concerning ethics of sharing.
By entering the Activites, I, and all participants, agree to the following terms, conditions, and guidelines for the use of any imagery obtained at during the Activities, including still photographs and videos (hereinafter “CEREMONIE Imagery”). CEREMONIE monitors dissemination of participant related Imagery to ensure that Imagery is not used for any purpose other than “Personal Use,” and are not used for any other purpose, including without limitation, for advertising or commercial purposes. Participants may use CEREMONIE Imagery only for “Personal Use,” defined to include: (1) sharing with friends and family; (2) displaying on personal websites (as long as the placement on the website does not in any way suggest these images in association with your own products or services, and does not purport or appear to be an official website of the apprenticeship) and (3) displaying on personal accounts, on photosharing and social networking websites, such as Instagram and Facebook (as long as the display of the CEREMONIE Imagery on these sites is not commercial or promotional in any manner and the account is not affiliated with any commercial enterprise. I understand and accept that I may not make use of CEREMONIE Imagery without prior written permission from CEREMONIE other than personal use (as defined above). I understand that I have no right to sell, transfer, license, or sublicense my CEREMONIE Imagery to any other party and I agree to inform anyone to whom I give any CEREMONIE Imagery that it can only be used for Personal Use. I understand that I may not use or allow to be used any CEREMONIE Imagery in any media article, newspaper article, video, blog, advertisement or promotional materials, except with the prior written consent of CEREMONIE. I understand that if I record CEREMONIE Imagery with the intention to utilize it for non-personal use, I will be trespassing, and that trespassers have no rights to any use of CEREMONIE Imagery, and CEREMONIE reserves the right to take any necessary action against trespassers.
5. Model Release
CEREMONIE does record certain events or programs, using authorized photographers. When you enter a CEREMONIE event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording by CEREMONIE may occur. By entering the Property and attending the apprenticeship, you hereby assign to CEREMONIE the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish, display, exhibit or reproduce photographs or recordings in which you may be included for editorial, trade, advertising, educational and any other purpose and in any manner or medium that CEREMONIE designates and to alter the same without restriction. I release all claim to profits that may arise from use of any images. I agree to release CEREMONIE, its officers, agents, representatives and employees, and each and all persons involved, from any liability connected with CEREMONIE’S’ taking, recording, digitizing, publication and use of interviews, photographs, video and/or or sound recordings at the Activities. (Your name and all identifying features will be removed from any audio recordings to preserve privacy. Your words and stories will not be displayed publicly without your written permission.)
6. Medical Advice
The Activities essentially provides a space where persons can share ideas, information and skills with others and learn and grow together. I understand that ALL activities are simply offerings, and I am under no obligation to partake in anything that I am not comfortable with for any reason. Furthermore, it is my own responsibility to check in with a qualified health care professional with any questions I may have about whether or not to participate in any of the activities, and to seek professional advice regarding participation in any herbalism based activities or culinary offerings. CEREMONIE claims no responsibility or liability for any of the activities, and I hereby release CEREMONIE and all of the Released Parties for any discomfort, hardship, or injuries that I may sustain relating to any of the Activities or offerings.
7. Medical Waiver and Release
I assume all responsibility for the decisions I make concerning my health care or in response to suggestions, recognizing that (a) no claims are made about herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, nutritional, dietary recommendations to treat or cure any medical condition, (b) there is no applied or stated guarantee of success or effectiveness of any specific plan or treatment, and (c) I am free to act on or disregard the recommendations of wellness or first aid personnel at the Activities. I consent to have medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during the Activities, and I authorize CEREMONIE, and its designated agents to administer emergency first aid, CPR, use any necessary medical devices, and secure emergency medical care or transportation, if deemed necessary by CEREMONIE or its designated agent, and I agree to be responsible for the payment for all costs of emergency medical care and transportation. I hereby release CEREMONIE, the Released Parties and any and all persons participating in the provision of wellness, first aid or any medical treatment to me at the Activities from any responsibility or liability relating to access to first aid, providing suggestions to me concerning first aid, for my decisions about what type of wellness, first aid or medical aid to use, and for any emergency first aid that is provided to me.
8. Release and Waiver of Liability
I release and discharge the Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that I may hereafter have for any injuries, damages or death arising out of my participation in the Activities and use of the Property. I do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Released Parties and hold them harmless from liability for any and all claims arising from my use and enjoyment of the Property and the Activities, including any injury resulting from the ordinary negligence of the Released Parties.
I further agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Released Parties from any judgment, costs, damages, including investigation costs, attorneys’ fees, expert fees, and related trial, litigation, arbitration, and/or mediation costs and expenses, relating to any and all claims made against CEREMONIE or any of the Released Parties relating to any conduct by me during the Activities and on the Property.
10. Force Majeure
CEREMONIE intends for us to meet and experience each other and the realities of the natural world rain or shine. However, I agree that CEREMONIE is not liable for acts of God, the whether, strikes, protests, or actions taken by government agencies and similar causes, which may interfere with the Activities. I understand that tuition is non refundable even if the Activities is terminated early or cancelled, or entry conditions are modified, due to harsh weather, acts of nature, governmental regulation, the failure to obtain required governmental permits, or other conditions beyond CEREMONIE’s control.
11. Acknowledgements and Additional Agreements
I acknowledge and/or agree as follows:
I possess sufficient physical fitness and coordination to enable safe use and enjoyment of the Property and its Activities.
I assume the risk of all of my medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, epilepsy, heart disease, allergies, sensitivities, or high blood pressure).
CEREMONIE encourages me to get medical clearance prior to use and enjoyment of the Property.
I will cease use of the Property if there is discomfort such as faintness, shortness of breath, high anxiety, or chest pains.
I agree to abide by all safety-related rules while using and enjoying the Property and the and to attempt only such use as I feel capable of performing safely.
I agree to inform CEREMONIE or its designated agent immediately if I observe or conduct a condition that endangers others.
I understand the importance of rules and agree to follow all instructions, guidance, and warnings given by CEREMONIE and its duly authorized representatives.
I acknowledge that CEREMONIE has the authority to terminate my participation in the Activities if it is deemed a danger to others or me.
I confirm that these rules, liability waiver, and indemnification provisions supersede any and all previous, oral or written promises, or agreements regarding the subject matter hereof (including any statements made on the CEREMONIE website) and understand that this is the entire agreement between me and the Released Parties as to the subject matter hereof and cannot be modified or changed in any way except in a writing signed by an authorized representative of CEREMONIE. I expressly agree that the foregoing rules, liability waiver, and indemnification provisions are intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of British Columbia, Canada and that if a portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect. I agree that by signing below, I accept the terms of these Terms and Conditions, my act of accepting thereby shall confirm that I have read and understand these Terms and Conditions, and that I agree to all of its terms.it Curre