Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Legal protections for organizers

Posted by Dot Org Community on October 11, 2021 at 1:00 am
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As the WordPress Community begins to transition to in-person events, organizers are wondering what legal protections are available to them related to COVID-19. Here are a couple of solutions! Disclaimer on WordCamp Ticket Purchases We will be adding a disclaimer to the WordCamp ticket purchase page, which will protect organizers against claims related to COVID-19. The disclaimer text will read: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.By attending WordCamp {city} {year}, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and waive any claims against the event organizers; volunteers; sponsors; the WordPress Foundation; WordPress Community Support, PBC; and their respective affiliates. This disclaimer will appear on the ticket purchase page for the ticket purchaser to agree to. Agreement is given by checking a box next to the disclaimer (similar to agreeing to the Code of Conduct), before completing their ticket purchase. We are aiming to roll this update out to WordCamp sites on Wednesday, 13 October…

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