Social Media Policy – Media Release – Liability Waiver

RISE may post photos of volunteers. Volunteers will not post photos of clients.


Social Media Policy and Acknowledgement

Confidentiality: Employees, board members, and volunteers of The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) shall not post confidential information about RISE clients on social media accounts, groups, messenger, or on any other website without a signed media release form. Confidential information includes client names, addresses, or other identifying information. Employees, board members, and volunteers must not post photographs or images of any co-workers, clients, vendors, or business partners on any social media site without having their express, written permission to do so.

Employees, board members, or volunteers posting on behalf of RISE are to respectfully and professionally represent the organization, adhere to the terms and conditions of any third-party sites, and take full responsibility for their communication.

I have received and understand this policy. I also verify that I have been provided with an opportunity to ask questions about the policy.


Media Release

By signing this release, you authorize The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) to use your story in both online and offline formats, including but not limited to:

  • Any websites owned or managed by RISE
  • Social networking or social media platforms
  • Presentations to supporters
  • Brochures, direct mail, publications, etc.

I hereby grant permission to RISE to use my story and photograph in the ways as stated above. I hereby waive all claims for violation of confidentiality, invasion of privacy, infringement on my right of publicity, and any other personal rights. I understand that I can revoke this release at any time and this revocation must be done in writing and cannot be retroactive.


Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement

Volunteer engagement is very important to The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE). To encourage it, RISE and various teams or departments within RISE sponsor activities intended to promote volunteer engagement, among other things. Such activities are herein referred to as “Volunteer Activities.” In light of the fact that Volunteer Activities may involve physical activities, RISE has developed this Release to ensure that there is an understanding between RISE and you as to the voluntary nature and risk of such activities, and as to your assumption of that risk to the full extent allowed by applicable law.

As physical exercise can be strenuous and subject you to risk of serious injury, RISE urges you to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before participating in any physical activities affiliated with its Volunteer Activities. You agree that if you engage in any such physical activities, you do so entirely at your own risk. In consideration of being permitted to participate in RISE’s Volunteer Activities, you agree and represent, for yourself and your personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, that you are physically and mentally capable of participating in the activities and that you are voluntarily participating in any such activity, and you assume all risks of injury, illness, or death.

This Release includes, without limitation, all injuries which may occur as a result of: (1) your use of all amenities and equipment, including the sudden and unforeseen malfunctioning of any such equipment, in connection with RISE’s Volunteer Activities; (2) your participation in any activity, class, or program in connection with RISE’s Volunteer Activities; (3) related instruction, training, supervision (or lack thereof); and (4) your related slipping and/or falling, if any, while on the premises of sites hosting Volunteer Activities, including adjacent sidewalks and parking areas, or offsite. In addition, RISE is not responsible for the loss or destruction or theft of any of your personal property.

In addition, you understand and agree that by participating in Volunteer Activities, photographs and/or videos (“Media”) may be taken by RISE or their vendor that include your likeness and/or voice and RISE may publish, send or distribute any such Media for promotional purposes, both internally and/or externally.

You acknowledge that you have carefully read this Release and fully understand that it is a release and waiver of liability. You expressly agree to release and discharge RISE, and all affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors, or assigns (“Releasees”), from any and all claims or causes of action related to your participation in physical activities affiliated with RISE’s Volunteer Activities, and you agree to voluntarily give up or waive any right that you may otherwise have to bring any related legal action against Releasees, whether for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage or loss, or otherwise.

To the extent that applicable statute or case law does not prohibit releases for negligence, this Release is also for negligence on your part or on the part of the Releasees. This Release also extends to any intentional act or other contributory act by you or the Releasees. You also agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless the Releasees from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to your negligent, intentional or contributory act in connection with any physical activities affiliated with RISE’s Volunteer Activities.

You further expressly agree that the foregoing Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any portion of this Release shall be deemed by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, then the remainder of this Release shall remain in full force and effect.

I acknowledge that I understand the content of this Release and that this Release cannot be modified orally.