Rental Insurance Requirements

The History Museum (SMCHM) does not carry insurance for damage to or loss of property belonging to the Renter or its vendors. Renter assumes full responsibility for the theft of, loss of, or damage to their property and equipment at all times.

Damage to or loss of SMCHM property is the full responsibility of the Renter.

The Renter will indemnify, save harmless, and defend the SMCHM from all liability, claims, loss, damage, or injury to persons or property in any manner arising out of or incident to the performance of this agreement, including without limitation all consequential damages, save and except claims or litigation arising out of the sole negligence or willful misconduct of the SMCHM.

Renter shall procure at its sole cost and expense and keep in effect at all time during the term of this agreement Commercial General Liability insurance covering its use and occupancy of the SMCHM. Such policy shall include Contractual Liability insurance applying to Renter indemnity obligation under this agreement. Such coverage shall have a minimum limit of liability of $1,000,000 per occurrence. The Renter insurance coverage shall name as additional insured the SMCHM, the County of San Mateo, and their officers, officials, employees and volunteers. Such coverage shall be primary as respects to these entities and any insurance of self-insurance maintained by the SMCHM, the County of San Mateo, their officers, officials, employees or volunteers shall be excess of the Renter insurance and shall not contribute to it.

Companies licensed to do business in the State of California shall provide the insurance acquired of the Renter hereunder. Prior to the commencement of this agreement, Renter shall deliver to the SMCHM a certificate evidencing the existence and amount of such insurance. Renter agrees that it shall require any and all insurance companies which provide the coverage required herein to guarantee that not such policies shall be cancelable or subject to reduction of coverage limits or other material modification except after 30 days prior written notice to the SMCHM.

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