Joined: June 2001
||Posted: Dec. 17 2001,9:04 am
Been there, thought about that! Here's a newsletter submission I sent to NaviCache on 9/4/01:
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Is there a lawyer in the house?!
By posting and leading others to our NaviCaches, do we incur liability? Are Disclaimers needed? I never thought about personal injury while NaviCaching until I tried “Gimpy’s Walk”, or as I called it: “Gimpy's Climb, Slip, Cramp, Re-climb & Palpitate!”. If you haven’t seen the picture of me at Gimpy's Gallery, it’s not pretty when I’m panting on the verge of a heart attack.
I’ve since found & just received permission to use a Disclaimer from a fellow cacher by the nickname of Sewardvanlee: “You are under no obligation to hunt my cache. You do so at your own risk. Like any outdoor sport, it carries the risk of unforeseen hazards. Use your best judgment with the environment and conditions. As conditions and cache locations may vary, it is the responsibility of the searcher to be familiar with the conditions in the area to be searched, to adequately prepare for those conditions, and to conduct oneself safely and responsibly and remain within his or her personal abilities and limitations. Children should be well supervised. When and if you find a cache, you are under no obligation to touch it, reach it, climb to it, dig for it, pick it up, or even open it. Open it at your own risk. If food or drink is present, do not consume it, throw it out. Individual Geostash and GPS cache sponsors assume no liability for events, which may occur, related directly or indirectly to your searching for a stash.”
Sewardvanlee went on to give me a Disclaimer of his Disclaimer: "My disclaimer is just a jumble of words, and has no magical powers for covering your tuckus from humanity."
Well, my obsessive/compulsive seekers of hidden treasure, will you be including a Disclaimer when you post your next NaviCache? My upcoming NewsLetter will hopefully report on other content ideas for your NaviCache postings.
YardBoy (but I’m not coming over to do YOUR gardening)
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What's the difference between ignorance & apathy?
I don't know, nor do I care!