Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release of Liability to Press and Clean Comics and Magazines
Hero Trader, LLC (“Hero Trader”) offers comic and magazine pressing, cleaning, stain removal, grade submission and related services (the “Services”). By engaging Hero Trader to perform the Services, and by signing this Acknowledgement, Waiver and Release of Liability to Press and Clean Comics and Magazines (the “Waiver”) you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions contained herein. No submission will be accepted without a signed and dated Waiver. Books submitted without a Waiver will be returned at the owner’s expense.
Handling comic books and magazines regardless of age or condition is a delicate process. Simply removing comics and magazines from poly bags, mylars, and holders can damage a book. Although Hero Trader takes every precaution to prevent damage, the Services may result in unintended tears, folds, bends, warping, staining, chipping, staple damage (to include sunken, bent, popped or broken staples), spine splits, interior page damage, tanning, loss of cover gloss, ink transfer, color rub and other impairments that can significantly impact the value of a comic or magazine.
Hero Trader does not guarantee a grade will improve after cleaning and pressing. Submitting a comic or magazine for grading even after it has been cleaned and pressed can result in the same grade or lower. Hero Trader does not guarantee grades or label categories, universal or otherwise, although every effort will be made to identify areas of color touch, trimming, tear seals, restoration or other modifications that can result in a restored or conserved grade. Hero Trader does not guarantee that all Services, especially aggressive treatments that address serious stains or discoloration, will result in a universal label.
Acknowledging the foregoing and in the absence of any oral representations, statements or inducements, the undersigned, hereby
RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES and COVENANTS NOT TO SUE Hero Trader, its owners, members, employees, staff, agents, contractors, subcontractors, designees, assignees and representatives from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of the performance of the Services.
INDEMNIFIES AND HOLDS HARMLESS Hero Trader, its owners, members, employees, staff, agents, contractors, subcontractors, designees, assignees and representatives from all liabilities, claims, demands, causes of action, charges, expenses and attorney fees resulting from the performance of the Services, whether caused by negligent act or omission or otherwise.
ASSUMES ALL RISK OF LOSS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, direct or indirect, value realized or unrealized, caused by or arising out of the performance of the Services