RELEASE OF LIABILITY / LIABILITY WAIVER
I understand that the Hutchinson DNA Project is a project established by Roy W. Hutchinson to test genetically, by commercial means, the y-chromosomal DNA of participants and to compare the results with those of like surnames and with those of HUTCHINSON or variant surnames. I also understand the possibility that a participant's y-chromosomal DNA will not match that of others with the same surname where adoption, false paternity, or other reasons happened in the participant's immediate family or backward in time in the ancestral line.
In consideration of this right to participate in the Hutchinson DNA Project and with full knowledge of these possibilities as outlined above, and intending to be legally bound, I hereby agree for myself and on behalf of all of my family and heirs to RELEASE Roy W. Hutchinson and/or Richard S. Hutchinson from any and all liability, claims, demands or any causes of action, and NOT TO SUE OR OTHERWISE MAKE ANY CLAIM against Roy W. Hutchinson and/or Richard S. Hutchinson whatsoever which may arise during my participation in the HUTCHINSON Surname DNA Project. I assume full responsibility for any risk occurring from my participation. I understand that Roy W. Hutchinson and Richard S. Hutchinson will make reasonable efforts to protect the identity of the participant. I give Roy W. Hutchinson and Richard S. Hutchinson the right to see and copy my results.
I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Roy W. Hutchinson and Richard S. Hutchinson HARMLESS from all claims, judgments, expenses and costs, including but not limited to attorney's fees, incurred in connection with any claims brought as a result of my participation in the HUTCHINSON Surname DNA Project and which are released by the terms of this agreement.
This RELEASE AND WAIVER is given in the interests of permitting the Hutchinson DNA Project to go forward in the genealogical testing of this participant and of permitting Roy W. Hutchinson and Richard S. Hutchinson to serve the quest of the HUTCHINSON and variant surname families for genealogical relationship data through genetic testing as outlined above. This RELEASE AND WAIVER is further given to enable Roy W. Hutchinson, Richard S. Hutchinson and all the families to figure out if all the different clans are related and at what point in time that did or did not occur. Further, this RELEASE AND WAIVER is given to enable Roy W. Hutchinson and Richard S. Hutchinson to feel free to donate their services and time in organizing this project without fear of liability. My release is given in exchange for being a participant in this project. This RELEASE AND WAIVER has no expiration date.