Sometimes, despite your best efforts, mishaps occur. A product malfunctions or is used improperly, resulting in harm to a person or property damage. Your computer may be hacked and client information stolen. The only way to never incur liability is to never do anything. Fortunately, liability release forms help minimize risks.
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Liability Release for Events
Sometimes known as a permission slip, this type of form is designed to protect businesses or organizations that sponsor events or activities. For example, this form might be useful in protecting a school, a riding stable, or the owner of a ropes course. The form can but used whether the participant is a child or an adult.
To use this form:
- Fill in the name of the organization or business sponsoring the event or activity.
- Fill in the name of the activity.
- Fill in the name of the participant.
- If the participant is an adult, she should sign and date the release form.
- If the participant is a child, the release form should be signed and dated by his legal parent or guardian.
Business Liability Waiver
This form is typically used by businesses that contract to provide services for other businesses or individuals.
To use the form:
- Write in the date the contract goes into effect. An example might be the "4th day of November 2013."
- Write in the name of the business or individual to whom goods or services are being provided.
- Write in the name of the business or organization that is providing the service.
- Briefly describe the goods to be delivered or services to be performed. An example might be, "Paint the exterior or the home located at 123 Maple Street," or "Design a website for the Balanced Life Yoga Studio."
- Note that this form is not a contract for services, but a liability waiver. Particularly if the services are of a complex nature, you would be wise to prepare a separate contract for services.
- Insert the amount the Recipient is expected to pay the Vendor for goods or services rendered.
Product Liability Waiver
This straightforward form should be helpful to merchandise vendors. To use the form:
- Insert the specific name of the product in question. If possible, refer to a product number or some other specific identifier.
- Insert the name of the business or organization providing the product.
- Have the product user sign and date the form.
More Free Liability Release Forms
If you need additional liability release forms, the following resources should prove helpful:
- This liability release form is designed specifically for use by non-profits.
- RightSignature offers a free trial of their e-signature software, allowing you to create up to five liability release (or other) documents at no charge.
Keep in Mind
Remember that contracts are governed by the laws of the state in which they are created. No contract is foolproof, and you should consult with a legal professional to ensure that your rights are optimally protected.