Forms & Policies
Emergency Medical Refusal of Consent Form
It is the policy of Business Professionals of America that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination of any program or activity for which it is responsible.
Publication, Promotional Release, and Use of Images and Materials
You understand and acknowledge that, in conjunction with your participation in the NLC, BPA may capture photos, video, and other recordings of participants before, during, and after events at the NLC. You expressly authorize BPA and grant to BPA, without further consent, an irrevocable limited license to use, display, and reproduce any and all photos, video and/or other recordings of you captured before, during and after events at the NLC by BPA in any medium or format. You acknowledge and agree you have no right to review or approve such materials before they are used, displayed, or reproduced. BPA may, but is not required to, use, display, and reproduce such photos, video, and other recordings of you in future print materials, online materials (including the BPA website and its official social media accounts), signage, slideshows, podcasts, videos, and other uses in physical and digital forms. By participating in the NLC, you waive and release BPA from any and all claims relating to the use, display, and reproduction of such photos, videos, and recordings.
Event Participation Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, even with the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that can lead to severe illness and death. Although Business Professionals of America (“BPA”) has implemented necessary and appropriate safety and sanitation measures, attendance at the National Leadership Conference (“NLC”) may be hazardous and involve an unavoidable risk of illness due to contact with or proximity to people or things exposed to the coronavirus. By attending the NLC with the express understanding of such potential hazards, you knowingly and voluntarily acknowledge and assume the risk of such hazards. You expressly waive and release, to the fullest extent permitted by the law, any and all claims and potential causes of action, of any nature, against BPA on account of any and all injury, illness, and/or death arising out of or attributable to attendance at the NLC, COVID-19 related or otherwise. You understand and acknowledge that BPA, its adult leaders, and representatives may not be present at all times during NLC and cannot guarantee your safety or mitigate all risks involved in your participation in the NLC. Attendees should, at all times, follow BPA staffs’ instructions and use their best judgment. BPA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property.
Social Media Use
BPA encourages members to use social media in productive and positive ways. Malicious use of social media will not be tolerated. Malicious use may include, but is not be limited to, photos, videos, or comments that are unprofessional, derogatory, demeaning, incriminating, or threatening toward any other individual or entity (e.g., derogatory comments regarding conference properties, taunting comments aimed at another BPA member, and derogatory comments against race and/or gender); photos, videos, or comments that depict or encourage unacceptable, violent or illegal activities (e.g., hazing, sexual harassment/assault, gambling, discrimination, fighting, vandalism, academic dishonesty, underage drinking, or illegal drug use). BPA will not tolerate any type of inappropriate behavior from any individual involved, engaged, or associated with BPA or participating in any BPA activities on the local, regional, state, and national level. Anyone found violating this policy may be expelled from the event or conference, and their membership can be terminated. If necessary, appropriate legal actions may be taken. BPA reserves the right to modify the consequences, as appropriate.