I understand that by signing this agreement, I am waiving any and all claims, of any kind arising out of or attributable to my participation as a mentee in the Program, including those claims that may be unknown to me, or which I do not suspect to exist at this time. WITH THE INTENTION OF WAIVING ALL UNKNOWN AND UNSUSPECTED CLAIMS, I HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS, BENEFITS, AND PROTECTIONS I MAY HAVE UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
I shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BBBSOC/IE and all other Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, fees and the costs of enforcing any right to indemnification under this agreement, and the cost of pursuing any insurance providers arising out of or resulting from any claim of a third party related to my participation as a mentee in the Program, including any claims arising out of my own negligence or the ordinary negligence of BBBSOC/IE.
THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES BBBSOC/IE WITH MY ABSOLUTE AND UNCONDITIONAL CONSENT, WAIVER, AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION AS A MENTEE IN THE BBBSOC/IE PROGRAM. BY SIGNING BELOW, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT I AM VOLUNTARILY GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE BBBSOC/IE FOR ANY CLAIMS, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICIPATION AS A MENTEE IN THE PROGRAM.