Consent and Release Agreement

The participant identified above desires to participate (as a team member, coach, mentor, judge, or in some manner) in a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (or other RGI sponsored program). As a condition of participation, Rube Goldberg, Inc. (RGI) requires that the Participant (and his or her Parent/Guardian if participant is under 18 years of age) agree to the terms of this Consent and Release agreement.

  1. Participant ( and the Parent/Guardian if under 18 years of age) understands that participation in the contest may expose Participant to risk of bodily injury including, without limitation, injury from: building, lifting and using electrical or mechanical parts and components; using tools; other participants; dancing and other associated activities. Participant understands that RGI does not select, employ, supervise or otherwise exercise authority or control over coaches, mentors and other participants in the contest. Participant, if 18 years or older, acknowledges and agrees that he/she is primarily responsible for his/her safety. The Parent/Guardian of a Participant under 18 years of age acknowledges and agrees that the Parent/Guardian is primarily responsible for the Participant’s safety and that the Parent/Guardian will monitor, as appropriate considering the age of the Participant and other factor’s, participation in the contest.
  2. In consideration for RGI allowing the participant to participate in the contest, Participant (and the Parent/Guardian if participant is under 18 years of age and on behalf of the participant and the Parent/Guardian) assumes all risk of such participation and hereby releases RGI and its 2017 sponsor, Johnson & Jonson Consumer Inc., and all RGI and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. affiliates, directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all claims for an injury of any kind to the participant (and the Parent/Guardian) or other damages that may occur as a result of the Participant’s participation in the contest, including without limitation any injuries or other damages that may be caused by the negligence of RGI and/or Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. or negligence of any RGI and/or Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. affiliate, director, officer, employee, volunteer, or agent ( including, without limitation, negligently failing to adequately investigate or screen coaches, mentors, volunteers, etc.) and agrees not to file any law suit or otherwise make any claim against RGI or Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. or any RGI and/or Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. affiliate, director, officer, employee, volunteer, or agent for such injury or other damages. The Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a participant under 18 years of age) does not hereby release any claims against any individual person who intentionally causes injury to the Participant.
  3. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a participant under 18 years of age) understands that photographs, videos, and other recordings will be made of the participants in the contest, including the participant. Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a participant under 18 years of age) consents to those photographs, videos, and other recordings and the use of thereof as part of the contest and to promote RGI and the machine contest.

Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a participant under 18 years of age) has read this document and understands that this consent and Release agreement includes a waiver of the right to make injury claims and is intended to be legally binding. By signing below, Participant (and the Parent/Guardian of a participant under 18 years of age) agrees to this Consent and Release Agreement.