Policies

Institute for Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Internet Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Institute for Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture website. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, we do not collect personal information about you when you visit the Institute’s website unless you choose to make such information available to us.

When you visit the Agroecology site, the University’s web server automatically recognizes only the internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal email address or other personal information.

In addition, information is only gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved, and your personal information is not identified or shared with other organizations.

If you choose to share personal information with us, such as by subscribing to an e-newsletter, sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the state of Florida’s archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. Please note that Florida’s public records law requires that all information received in connection with state business be made available to anyone upon request, unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. If you do not want your email address disclosed as a public record, please contact the University via telephone or by U.S. mail.

If you have other questions about this privacy policy, or have suggestions on how it may be improved, please feel free to email us at earthandenvironment@fiu.edu or contact us by telephone at 305-348-1930.

This statement constitutes the Privacy Policy for the Institute for Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture website only. Please note that while Florida International University respects individual privacy, websites of other units within FIU may have different privacy practices.

The Agroecology website may contain links to external websites over which it has no responsibility or control for its content. Therefore, it is your responsibility to read and agree to any privacy policies and terms of use that may be posted on external websites you navigate to or visit.

Marta Torres
College of Arts & Sciences
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street SIPA 517
Miami, FL 33199
Email: torremar@fiu.edu

Terms and Conditions

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Department of Earth & Environment
Hispanic Serving Institutions
Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century

ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

All Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century Conference participants must read and agree to adhere to the following before registration in order to participate in the activities associated with this conference, including guided tours.

I, the Conference Participant or the Parent/Legal Guardian of the Conference Participant, do hereby release, discharge, waive and relinquish any and all actions or causes of action for personal or bodily injury, damage or loss of property, or wrongful death occurring to myself while voluntarily participating in the Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century Conference (“Conference”) and/or guided tours which will take place at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa and guided tour locations (including farms) between November 19, 2014 and November 22, 2014. In addition, any personal travel or activity done outside the Conference dates and times will be my own responsibility and follow the below release.

I acknowledge that I am aware of risks and hazards connected with the attendance of the Conference and/or any of the guided tours offered, including the risk of severe physical injury and other physical hazards, and that there may be risks and hazards unknown to me.

I for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assignees, hereby release and forever discharge THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, STATE OF FLORIDA, THE FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, and their respective officers, employees and agents, from any and all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action which I, my heirs, executors, and administrators have or may ever have arising out of, by reason of, or in any manner growing out of any injuries, damages or death sustained resulting from my participation in the Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century Conference and/or any of the guided tours. It is my intention by this instrument to exempt and relieve THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, STATE OF FLORIDA, THE FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS, and their respective officers, employees and agents from any liability for personal injury, property damage or death arising out of my participation in the Agri-Science Education for the 21st Century Conference and/or guided tours.

I understand that part of the risk involved in participating in any event is relative to my own state of health. I acknowledge that I have no physical condition that would prevent me from safely participating in this Conference and/or the guided tours. I give my consent for emergency medical treatment in the event of injury or illness and agree to be responsible for all costs associated with transportation and treatment. I have read this release and understand all its terms, I execute it voluntarily, with full knowledge that I am relinquishing significant rights and incurring certain duties.

WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION

The Participant or Parent/Guardian of the Participant understands and acknowledge that Florida International University ("University") is not an insurer of Participant's behavior, actions, or participation in the program, and that the University assumes no liability whatsoever for personal injuries or property damages to Participant or to third persons arising out of Participation in the Conference and/or guided tours. Participant or Parent/Guardian hereby agrees to release, waive, covenant not to sue, indemnify and hold harmless the University, and all of their officers, employees, and agents (collectively the "Releasees") from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by Participant or loss or damage to any property belonging to Participant arising out of or related to participation in the above named Conference and/or guided tours, and excepting only such loss, damage or injury as may be caused by the sole negligence of any Releasee.

The Participant or Parent/Guardian of the Participant agrees that the site of any lawsuit arising out of or related to participation in the Conference and/or guided tours shall be Florida and that this Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida, without application of any principles of choice of law.

The Participant does not have any medical conditions that would prevent participation in the Conference and/or guided tours.

The Participant has adequate health insurance to cover the costs of treatment in the event of any injury.

The Participant shall pay any attorney fees or costs incurred by the University in enforcing this agreement.

If any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid by a court of law, then it is agreed and intended that all the remainder shall, notwithstanding, continue in full force and effect.

THE PARTICIPANT OR PARENT/GUARDIAN OF THE PARTICIPANT HAS CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS AND FULLY UNDERSTANDS THEIR CONTENT AND IS AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE PARTICIPANT OR THE PARENT/GUARDIAN OF THE PARTICIPANT AND THE RELEASEES AND AGREE TO IT OF HIS OR HER OWN FREE WILL.

If the Participant or Parent/Guardian of the Participant should disagree with any portion of these terms and conditions or have any preexisting medical issues that Conference organizers should be made aware of please contact ebeta004@fiu.edu before the registration deadline in order that possible accommodations can be made.

Please be aware that photos and video footage may be taken and distributed in social media outlets. If you are uncomfortable with releasing your photograph, please advise camera persons not to take your photographs. The Agroecology Program will not be held responsible for any photographs taken and distributed.