WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FOR PARTICIPANTS IN VOLUNTARY VEGAN PLEDGE PROGRAMS
As a condition of and in consideration of being permitted to take part in the “Vegan Pledge Program” offered by Peace Advocacy Network (“PAN”), having read and understood this waiver in full, I intentionally sign this waiver below.
1. I hereby release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, and agree not to sue PAN, their agents, officers, volunteers (including mentors), and the owners of the meeting space, food donations, purchased food, and visited locations (collectively referred to as “Releasees”) from all liability to me for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or cause of action therefore on account of illness or injury to my person or property or resulting in death, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, due to/resulting from my participation in the Vegan Pledge Program.
2. I understand and acknowledge that the Releasees do not require any person to participate in the Vegan Pledge Program.
3. I understand and acknowledge that the Releasees are not licensed medical or nutritional professionals and any information provided by them is not medical or nutritional advice.
4. I hereby assume full responsibility for risk of illness, bodily injury, death or property damage due to the acts, omissions, or negligence of Releasees or otherwise while participating in the Vegan Pledge program.
5. I expressly agree that the foregoing waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the state in which the event takes place. This agreement is to be construed according to the laws of the state in which the event takes place and, if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the remainder continues to have full legal force and effect.
6. I hereby grant PAN, its representatives and employees, permission to use and/or publish photographs or videos of myself in publications, news releases, online, or in other communications related to the mission of PAN.
7. I have read and voluntarily signed this waiver and release of liability, and I further agree that no oral representations or statements of inducement apart from this document have been made. I have read this document, and I understand it is a waiver and release of all claims. I voluntarily signed my name evidencing my acceptance of the above provisions.
Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure
Peace Advocacy Network (PAN) is committed to a community culture in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each participant (employees, pledges, and volunteers) has the right to connect in a professional and friendly atmosphere that promotes equality and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, PAN has developed this policy to ensure that all participants can engage in an environment free from unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation.
Any participant who has questions or concerns about these policies should talk with [insert name] or a member of the PAN board.
It is the policy of PAN to ensure participants are free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. PAN prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.
This policy should not, and may not, be used as a basis for excluding or separating individuals of a particular gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, or any other protected characteristic, from participating in activities or discussions. In other words, no one should make the mistake of engaging in discrimination or exclusion to avoid allegations of harassment.
PAN encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of discrimination or harassment. PAN will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all concerned are familiar with this policy and are aware that any complaint in violation of this policy will be investigated and resolved appropriately. PAN prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment or participates in an investigation of such reports.
For the purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined, as in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines, as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 recognizes two types of sexual harassment: a) quid pro quo and b) hostile work environment. Sexual harassment may include a range of subtle and not-so-subtle behaviors and may involve individuals of the same or different gender. Depending on the circumstances, these behaviors may include unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors; sexual jokes and innuendo; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies; leering, whistling or touching; insulting or obscene comments or gestures; display in of sexually suggestive objects or pictures in PAN-related settings; and other physical, verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature.
Harassment on the basis of any other protected characteristic is also strictly prohibited. Under this policy, harassment can be verbal, written or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law, or that of their relatives, friends or associates, and that: a) has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive atmosphere, b) has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance, or c) otherwise adversely affects an individual’s well-being.
Harassing conduct includes epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; denigrating jokes; and written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group that is placed on walls or elsewhere else in a PAN setting, during a PAN event, or using PAN equipment by e-mail, telephone (including voice messages), text messages, social networking sites or other means.
Individuals and Conduct Covered
These policies apply to all participants, whether related to conduct engaged in by an employee, a volunteer, a pledge or by someone not directly connected to PAN (e.g., an outside vendor, consultant or customer).
Conduct prohibited by these policies is unacceptable in any environment related to the PAN program, such as during pledge meetings, PAN workplaces, or social events.