Have you ever been about to ride a horse, jump in a kayak or play hockey and someone sticks a clipboard in front of you at the last minute, asking you to sign a waiver?
I have had the question many times - "Are these Waivers legit? Do they work?"
They can be if you are doing them right.
If there is a particular risk in your business that you want the client or customer to be responsible for AND NOT THE BUSINESS, you can shift this responsibility in a waiver.
One party - your customer - wants to participate in a risky activity (skiing, trampoline, zip line, etc.). and the other party - your business wants to protect itself from liabilities relating to this activity.
In exchange, the customer signs a waiver and release regarding liability claims in order to participate. If they do not wish to sign, they can not participate.
This could be in a volunteer or business activity - it may be the...