TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 AND OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASE (full ticket terms and conditions are set forth at astros.com/ticketback).
For purposes of below, “Ballpark” is the defined term for Minute Maid Park and surrounding areas, including parking lots; “Club” is the defined term for Houston Astros, LLC; “Event” is the defined term for the game or event governed by the applicable terms; “Holder” is the defined term for the ticket holder, on their own behalf and on behalf of any accompanying minor; “Accompanying Party” is the defined term for any accompanying party for whom Holder retains a ticket to attend the Event with Holder (each of whom Holder represents have authorized Holder to act on their behalf in accepting the applicable ticket terms); “Related Persons” is the defined term for Holder’s and any Accompanying Party’s personal representatives, assigns, heirs, next of kin and any other person or entity that may be entitled to make a claim on Holder’s or any Accompanying Party’s behalf; and “Released Parties” is the defined term for the Club and the other Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), MLB Advanced Media, L.P., the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.
In partial consideration for the license granted by this ticket to attend the Major League Baseball game or other Event to which this ticket grants admission, the Holder acknowledges and agrees to the terms and conditions set forth below on Holder's own behalf and on behalf of any minor(s) attending the Event with Holder ("Minor(s)"). If Holder does not agree to the terms and conditions or is not authorized to grant any release of liability hereunder, Holder and any Minor(s) should immediately leave the Ballpark.
By use of this ticket, Holder agrees that: (a) Holder shall not transmit or aid in transmitting any information about the Event (the "Information"); (b) Club is the exclusive owner of all copyrights and other proprietary rights in the Event and Information; and (c) the name, photograph, picture, voice, image or other likeness of Holder and/or any Minor(s) taken in conjunction with the Event ("Image(s)") may be used by Club and its assignees for any purpose whatsoever. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Holder, by attending the Event, hereby (i) irrevocably consents and grants to Club the unrestricted, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up and assignable license to use and exploit the Images or Information for any purpose whatsoever and (ii) waives all claim(s) that may arise based on the use of the Images or Information for all purposes.
Holder acknowledges and agrees that Club may revoke the license granted by this ticket at any time by tendering to Holder the purchase price of this ticket.
No resale of a ticket is permitted without Club's prior written consent.
By use of this ticket, Holder assumes all risk and danger incidental to or related to any Event, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to any Event, including specifically but not exclusively, the danger of being injured by thrown or broken bats or thrown or batted balls. Holder further agrees that the Club, any employee or player of the Club, Major League Baseball, The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, the National League, the American League, Participating Major League Baseball Clubs, their Agents, Players, Tickets.com, LLC and/or its affiliated entities and/or individuals, are not liable for damages or injuries resulting from such causes. By use of this ticket, Holder is deemed to have given a full release of liability to the entities and individuals listed above (on Holder's and on behalf of any Minor(s)) to fullest extent permitted by law.
Additionally, Holder agrees to comply with the security and other guest policies of Minute Maid Park ("Policies") as may be amended from time to time in Club's sole discretion. Policies are available at www.astros.com/ballpark and are incorporated herein by this reference. Without limiting the foregoing, Club reserves the right to, in its sole discretion inspect any vehicles, bags, clothing, or articles prior to entry onto Minute Maid Park property and deny entry of any items deemed inappropriate or potentially harmful to the stadium, its patrons or staff.
COVID-19 IS AN EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE THAT CAN LEAD TO SEVERE ILLNESS AND DEATH. AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE REGARDLESS OF PRECAUTIONS THAT MAY BE TAKEN. HOLDER, ON THEIR BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF ANY ACCOMPANYING PARTIES, AGREES TO (1) ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 AND OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, AND (2) COMPLY WITH ALL RELATED HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES OF THE CLUB AS SET FORTH AT WWW.MLB.COM/ASTROS/FANS/UPDATES/SAFETY AND THE BALLPARK OWNER/OPERATOR.
Holder, on their behalf and on behalf of any Accompanying Parties, acknowledges and agrees to comply with (1) all relevant policies and protocols issued by the Club and/or the Ballpark owner/operator, including, without limitation, any policies and protocols regarding security, bags, fan conduct and health and safety, currently available at WWW.MLB.COM/ASTROS/FANS/UPDATES/SAFETY, all of which, due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, may continue to be updated from time to time between purchase of this ticket and the Event date, and (2) all current guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and all applicable laws and policies of federal, state, city and local authorities.
FAN HEALTH PROMISE
Holder acknowledges and understands that, if infected with COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease (as defined at the conclusion of this paragraph), Holder and/or any Accompanying Parties may infect others that they may subsequently come in contact with, even if they are not experiencing or displaying any symptoms of illness, and that the risk of exposure to others remains at all times. Accordingly, Holder agrees that neither Holder nor any Accompanying Party will attend the Event if within fourteen (14) days preceding the Event, they have:
(1) tested positive or presumptively positive for COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease or been identified as a potential carrier of COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease; OR
(2) experienced any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease; OR
(3) been in direct contact with or the immediate vicinity of any person who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease.
A “Communicable Disease” as used herein is COVID-19, any strains, variants, or mutations thereof, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and/or any other communicable and/or infectious diseases, viruses, bacteria or illnesses or the causes thereof.
RESALE TERMS AND POD INTEGRITY
Holder, on their behalf and on behalf of any Accompanying Parties, agrees to comply with all terms and conditions presented at the time of purchase not specifically enumerated herein, including without limitation (1) terms that mandate or prescribe the quantity of tickets available to be purchased, (2) additional requirements regarding Accompanying Parties, and (3) terms regarding the resale or transfer of tickets.
Holder, on their behalf and on behalf of any Accompanying Parties, acknowledges and expressly assumes all risks that are in any way related to or arising from being exposed to or contracting COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease in the Ballpark. By using this ticket, Holder is acknowledging and confirming, both now and in the future, that Holder understands and expressly assumes the risk that Holder and any Accompanying Party may be exposed to COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease. Holder expressly understands that these risks include contracting COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease and the associated dangers, medical complications and physical and mental injuries, both foreseen and unforeseen, that may result from contracting COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease. Holder further acknowledges and understands that any interaction with the general public poses an elevated, inherent risk of being exposed to and contracting Communicable Disease, including, but not limited to, COVID-19, that it cannot be guaranteed that Holder or any Accompanying Party will not be exposed, and that as such, potential exposure to or contraction of COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease are risks inherent in Holder’s decision to use this ticket that cannot be eliminated.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE
HOLDER, ON BEHALF OF HOLDER, ANY ACCOMPANYING PARTY AND THEIR RELATED PERSONS, WAIVES, RELEASES, DISCHARGES, HOLDS HARMLESS, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE THE RELEASED PARTIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM, LIABILITY OR DEMAND OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE, EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, THAT MAY ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH, OR RELATE IN ANY WAY TO, (A) USE OF THIS TICKET, (B) PRESENCE AT THE BALLPARK OR (C) PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT OR ANY RELATED ACTIVITIES ARRANGED, PROMOTED AND/OR SPONSORED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE CLAIMS THAT ARISE AS A RESULT OF: (1) IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE SOLE, JOINT, OR COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY, OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, AND/OR (2) THE INHERENT RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH VISITING THE BALLPARK, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION (X) ALL CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURIES, WRONGFUL DEATH OR EXPOSURE TO OR CONTRACTION OF COVID-19 OR OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASE BY HOLDER, ANY ACCOMPANYING PARTY OR OTHER INDIVIDUALS EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASE BY HOLDER OR ANY ACCOMPANYING PARTY; AND (Y) ALL CLAIMS IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION OF ANY HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO HOLDER OR ANY ACCOMPANYING PARTY.
[FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS] HOLDER FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT HOLDER IS FAMILIAR WITH AND DOES HEREBY WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE (AND SIMILAR PROVISIONS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS) WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
The acknowledgements and express assumptions of risk, waivers of claims, and releases of liability contained herein are intended to be binding and full waivers of claims and releases of liability, and interpreted to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law, including with respect to any controversy, claim or dispute that may arise related to exposure or contraction of COVID-19 or other Communicable Disease. If any part hereof is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.
Additional ticket policies, as may be amended from time to time in Club's sole discretion, are available at www.astros.com/ticketpolicies and are incorporated herein by this reference.
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