Rental Policies and Agreement

Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery (W.I.L.D)

 Rental Policies and Agreement

This document is divided into two parts. The first part, Rental Policies,  is our explanation in everyday language of what we agree to and what your responsibility is when renting gear from W.I.L.D. The second part, Rental Agreement, is legal stuff. If you have any questions about any of this, please email us at Thank you and we hope you have a great outdoor adventure!

Rental Policies

W.I.L.D sales and rentals are subject to the following terms and conditions. We keep things straightforward and easy for you. Rental gear is also subject to the Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP Agreement which is in this document immediately following the Rental Policies.

Start Date

Your start date is the day you need your equipment. Your gear will be ready to pick up at the Spencer Environmental Center one day before your start date. For this reason, we do not accept Sunday and Monday start dates.

Return Date

This is the day you must drop your gear off at the Spencer Environmental  Center. This is the day following your rental period. If your return date is a Saturday or Sunday you must return the gear on Monday.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Don’t forget, all gear must be clean (meaning not full of dirt) and dry (meaning dry). If you don’t return gear clean and dry, we will charge you an additional 25% of the rental price.  Mold and mildew can do a lot of damage and we don’t want to charge you for it.

Calculating Length of Rental

If your start date is a Friday, and you come back to civilization on a Sunday, we consider that three days. We are aware this means that you cannot return it until Monday. Please don’t forget though the rental start dates are never on Saturday or Sunday. If none of this really makes sense to you, please send us an email.

Don’t be Late

We make commitments knowing that you will send your gear back on time. If for some reason this doesn’t happen, we will charge you a daily fee equal to the three-day rental fee divided by three. This adds up pretty quickly and we don’t want you to be surprised by it.

Damaged Gear

The W.I.L.D crew has done a lot of camping and backpacking and we know all about normal wear that comes with usage. However, we also know the kind of gear we carry lasts for years and years. With that in mind, rips, and tears, stains and missing parts, burn holes, and dents, etc. are things we will charge the cost of the repair plus an additional 25% of the rental price. If the cost of repair is more than 25% of the retail purchase price, that piece of gear will be deemed destructed and you will be charged full retail cost for replacement.

Lost or Stolen Gear

When you rent, it is your responsibility to get it back to us. If we don’t get it back, we will need to charge you the full retail price for replacement.

Reserving Gear

Please reserve your gear as far in advance as possible. If there is a W.I.L.D event/trip planned gear, priority will go to ladies that will be attending that trip. We will notify you if there is a conflict of dates.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel five days or more in advance of your rental period, we have a “go in peace” policy… charge. If you cancel less than five days in advance, we will charge

you in full.

Security Deposit

Upon pick up of gear you will be required to fill out a Credit Card Authorization Form. We will hold your card on file, and any late, damaged, lost or stolen gear or otherwise fees will be charged to this card.

 Rental Agreement

By renting Our Equipment from Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP., You agree to Our Terms and Conditions in this Rental Agreement (Agreement)

Rental Period: You (Customer) hereby rent from Us (Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP.) the Equipment for the Term, and agree to pay Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. for all Time Out. Except only as expressly set forth in the Agreement. We (Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP.) charge rent for all Time Out, including Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, excluding pick up/drop off time when applicable.

Rent: In addition to the amounts coming due under any other provision(s) of this contract, You agree to pay Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. the rent specified in your invoice, without reduction or setoff, for the periods commencing upon the Time Out and continuing without interruption until the Actual Time in. If You fail to return any Equipment when it is Due in, You will continue to pay Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. rent on the basis of 1/3 the 3-day rental charge per additional day out, for all additional time elapsed (a “Late Period”) until the equipment is returned to, and accepted by, Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. (Optional: If you fail to obtain our prior approval of any Late Period, we may at our option, increase the periodic rent by daily rental fees for the duration of such Late Period, as a premium and not as a penalty).  Any Equipment not returned within 3 days following Your rental dates duration will be deemed lost and in addition to Late Fees, You will be charged full Equipment replacement fees.

Security Deposit and Charges: You agree that Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. may charge any amount you owe  (whether identified as ‘late fees, repairs for damages, loss of equipment ‘Security Deposit’ or otherwise) to the credit card you have provided to us. The amount of such charges or deposit is not a limit of your liability or responsibility for the Equipment.

Possession/Title: Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. owns the Equipment, and title in and to all of it will remain Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. at all times.  You are entitled to use and possess the Equipment for the Rental Period, subject to the terms of the Agreement. If you retain any of the Equipment beyond the agreed Term without Our express written consent, You will be deemed to have materially breached the Agreement.

Credit Card Authorization: Subject to such limitations as may be set forth in applicable law, You irrevocably and unconditionally authorize Us to immediately submit for payment on the credit card You have provided Us all estimated charges coming due under this Agreement, and You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. with respect to the same.

Warranty Waiver: The Equipment is provided “as-is” and “with all faults”.  We make no warranty, express or implied (including without limitation, any and all warranties of suitability, merchantability and/or fitness for any particular purpose), nor do we make any warranty against interference, infringement, that the Equipment is fit for your intended use, application or environment, or that it is free from defects (latent or patent).  No warranties shall be deemed to exist with respect to the equipment.  Your sole remedy for any failure of or defect in or with respect to any of the Equipment is termination of the accrual of rental charges at the time of failure.

Assumption of Risk: You acknowledge that the possession, use, transportation and/or storage of the Equipment may give rise to the risk of personal injury and/or property damage. You voluntarily assume all such risk and release and discharge Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. and the Equipment from any and all liens, liabilities, and claims arising in connection with the same, including without limitation, any and all claims arising from or in connection with Our negligence (other than Our intentional misconduct).

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations made at least 5 days or more in advance of your rental period, there is no charge. If you cancel less than five days in advance, we will charge you in full.

Hold Harmless/Indemnity: You assume all risks associated with the possession, use, transportation and storage of the Equipment. Accordingly, You hereby waive any and all liens and claims arising from or associated with, and agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. from and against, any and all liabilities, claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including without limitation, attorney’s fees, claims for bodily injury(ies) (including deaths), property damage, loss of time/and or inconvenience) resulting from or arising in connection with such possession, use, transportation and/or storage, regardless of the cause and including any injuries and/or damages suffered by You, Your employees and/or any third party(ies), except to the extent directly resulting from Our intentional misconduct.

Receipt/Inspection of Equipment: You acknowledge that You, upon receipt of the Equipment, inspected, examined and accepted the Equipment, and that, as delivered to You, it is safe and in good operating condition and repair and otherwise in all ways acceptable to you.

Pick up and Return of Equipment: You acknowledge that You are responsible to arrange for pick up and return of Equipment. You assume all risks associated with the pick up and return of the Equipment. It is Your responsibility to get the Equipment back to the Spencer Environmental Center, 303 12th Street, Columbus GA 31901 on time and obtain a receipt that it has been dropped off.

Equipment Failure: In the event of the Equipment fails to start, breaks, malfunctions, becomes unsafe or is in need of maintenance or repair, You agree to immediately discontinue use, notify Us, and if directed to do so, return the Equipment to Us.

Use of Equipment: The equipment is authorized for use only by You and Your agents and employees (each of whom must be skilled, experienced, trained and authorized in its operations).  The Equipment is authorized for use only for its ordinary purpose.

Compliance with Laws: You agree to comply fully, at Your sole cost, with all laws and regulations applicable to the storage, use, and transportation of the Equipment.

Loss or Damage: You are the insurer of the Equipment during the Rental Term. You bear all risk of loss, theft, damage or destruction to the Equipment, regardless of cause (ordinary wear and tear expected). If the Equipment is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed during the Rental Term, whether or not the same is Your fault, You will notify Us immediately, and You will pay Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP the retail value of the parts and labor necessary to repair the Equipment if damaged, or its replacement cost, if lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged beyond Our reasonable ability to repair it; and in either case, all packing, shipping, handling, storage and other associated costs. Plus an additional 25% of the rental price. Rent previously paid will not be applied to the above-referenced charges.

Care of Equipment: You must protect the Equipment against misuse, exposure to adverse conditions and any other abuse or neglect, ensure that it remains in good operating condition and it returned to Us at the end of the Term in the condition required.

Return of Equipment: You agree to ensure that, upon return to Us, the Equipment will be clean, free of all regulated or hazardous substances (including without limitations, substances identified as “hazardous materials” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and/or any other federal, state or local laws, rules and/or regulations purporting to deal with toxic or hazardous substances), rental-ready, and otherwise is substantially the same order condition and repair as at the Time Out, “Ordinary Wear and Tear”.  You agree to pay 25% of the rental charge for Equipment returned in any other condition. Any Equipment not returned within 3 days following Your rental dates duration will be deemed lost and in addition to Late Fees, You will be charged full Equipment replacement fees.

Ordinary Wear and Tear: “Ordinary Wear and Tear,” meaning normal deterioration resulting from the proper and intended use of the Equipment in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, will not be considered damage. Damage which is not “Ordinary Wear and Tear” (and for which You will be solely responsible) includes without limitation, theft, mysterious disappearance, damage due to overloading or exceeding rated capacities, non-standard use, operation without proper supports and/or safety equipment, improper use, misuse, abuse, neglect, accidents and intentional damage.

Integration: This Agreement represents the complete and final agreement between You and Us (Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP) and cannot be modified by oral agreement There are no oral or other representations, warranties or agreements not included in this Contract.  You acknowledge that this Agreement may be amended only in a writing signed by both You and us.

Applicable Law/Venue: This Agreement and any disputes hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia, and any disputes hereto shall be adjudged in Muscogee County, Georgia, where the State District Court shall have sole jurisdiction.

Waiver of Jury Trial: Each party waives its right to a jury trial of any claim or cause of action based on or arising out of this Agreement or the subject matter hereof. This waiver pertains to all disputes that may be related to the subject matter hereof, including, without limitation, contract, tort, breach of duty, and all other common law and statutory claims, and will not be subject to any exceptions.  Each party (a) understands that this is a waiver of important legal rights and (b) acknowledges that he/she/it has had a reasonable opportunity to discuss this waiver and its effects with legal counsel.  Accordingly, each party knowingly, voluntarily, irrevocably and unconditionally waives its jury trial rights.

Lien Grants: To the extent permitted under applicable law, in order to secure payment and performance of Your obligations arising under this Agreement, You hereby grant to Us (a) a continuing security interest in any and all personal property owned by You and located at the Site, and all personal property placed in any and all vehicle(s) and trailer(s) rented from Us (and this Agreement shall operate as a Security Agreement for such purposes, vesting in Us all rights available under the Uniform Commercial Code, as adopted in the state(s) in which Our business operations are conducted, and a mechanic’s lien on the site and all improvements constructed therein or thereon.  You further authorize Us to file this Agreement of public record, as a Financing Statement (with respect to any and all goods that are or are to become fixtures) or otherwise, in Our sole discretion.

Warning regarding Criminal Conversion: The use of false or fictitious identification to obtain rental property, the failure to return rental property or the failure to pay for its use, is a crime and may result in criminal prosecution.

Enforcement: You agree to pay Us all attorneys’ fees and other costs Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery CORP. may incur in enforcing or exercising Our rights under this Agreement, whether or not a suit is filed.

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