RideShare Release & Wavier Form

I fully understand that by participating in ETSU’s RideShare Program, I am agreeing to enroll in the RideShare Desire2Learn (D2L) site and asking that an account be set up for me using my ETSU user ID. Only public information that is already available through the ETSU directory and website, such as name, user ID and email will be used as identifiers. I understand that I will be asked to submit some information to the Adult, Commuter and Transfer Services Office at ETSU (who manage the RideShare program) and fully recognize that this information will be maintained and will not be disclosed to any other RideShare participant.

I understand that ETSU will not be involved in this exchange in any other way aside from the maintenance of the D2L site and that any matches between the participants are solely at their own discretion. ETSU will in no way arrange individual RideShare transportation meeting times, places or contact information, furnish vehicles for stated program, or verify the safety and security of other participants or vehicles, nor do the releasees guarantee RideShare matches by way of said program. In addition, I recognize that the RideShare will take place via the private vehicles of participants, and that ETSU equipment, facilities or staff will be used to assist in the actual implementation of the program.

I understand that ETSU has not verified the safety and/or security of any of the participants or the participants’ vehicles involved in this program. Moreover, ETSU cannot ensure that the drivers involved in the RideShare Program have a valid driver’s license or vehicle insurance. I furthermore understand that ETSU will not provide personal automobile/accident insurance for the RideShare program. As such, I fully understand that it is my responsibility to verify this information with any individual with whom I would like to establish a RideShare.

I RELEASE and WAIVE MY RIGHT TO SUE the State of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, and its employees, officers and agents from all liability to me for any loss, theft or damage and any claim or demands on account of injury to the person, participating dependents, property or resulting in my death or my participating dependents while my participating dependents and I are participating in this program. This RELEASE AND WAIVER is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of Tennessee and if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.