I am going to make vacation on Hawaii next week. For one day we booked a Ziplining tour. Just after the free cancelation date passed, I was sent a waiver which is required to be signed to participate.
And this waiver is something, even without knowing much about the legal system of the USA, I can't imagine to be justified.
It asks me to hold the event host and their employees free from any damage or claim due to risks of i.e. servere injury, disabilitys or even death. OK, that's fair.
Then it says that I also waive any such action for cases where anything like this happens negligent. This made me already feel somewhat uncomfortable. But not knowing the laws in the USA, this might be a thing one can ask me to waive.
But then it also mentioned any of the risks or harm caused by them deliberately. And causing the risk of murder (what deliberately causing an accident that leads to death) makes me not want to sign that waiver. It feels just not right.
Now leaving aside if you can waive and agree to indemnify in the USA for a deliberately caused death...
Given that I got the waiver handed over just after the free cancellation period had ended and being unwilling to sign that waiver, are they entitled to keep my payment, because I missed the free cancellation period? (It was said before that there will be such a waiver, but it was not linked or anything and I was just told that the waiver will be sent out a few days prior to the event.)