Hotel Schools of Distinction
Website Terms & Conditions
Effective Date: June 17, 2020
Last Updated on: July 21, 2020
Introduction and Scope
Welcome to the Hotel Schools of Distinction website, https://www.hotelschoolsofdistinction.org/ (the “Website”). The Website is operated by Hotel Schools of Distinction, a company registered in Indiana, and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“HSD,” “we”, “us”, and “our”). Our mailing address is: 1000 River Road, Teaneck NJ 07666-1914, USA.
The following paragraphs indicate what your visit means both for us and for you.
These website terms and conditions (the “Terms”) bring together all our website policies, terms and conditions of use, and other information about using the Website. The Terms also govern your use of the Website, and anywhere that these Terms are posted, in which case, the term “Website” herein covers the site on which these Terms are posted. Please read these Terms carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms, then please do not use the Website. If you do use the Website, then your conduct indicates that you agree to be bound by these Terms. We may change these Terms from time to time without notice to you in our sole discretion. If you use the Website after any such revisions take effect then you will be taken to have agreed to the revised Terms. These Terms were last updated on June 17, 2020.
HSD respects the privacy of its users. Please refer to HSD’s Privacy Statement which explains how we collect, use, and disclose information that pertains to your privacy. When you access or use the Website you signify your agreement to the Privacy Statement as well as these Terms.
We cannot guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or error-free operability of the Website. Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw, modify, or suspend the service we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any unavailability, modification, suspension or withdrawal of the Website, or any features, parts or content of the Website at any time for any period.
We may change the format and content of the Website from time to time without notice to you in our sole discretion. We cannot and do not guarantee that any content of the Website will be available or free from viruses and/or other code that may have contaminating or destructive elements. Any and all relevant portions of these Terms will apply automatically to all such modifications, improvements, deletions, and/or amendments as they appear on the Website. It is your responsibility to check the Website from time to time to view any such changes to the Terms.
Registering an Account
When registering for an account you warrant that all information you provide is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and belief. We reserve the right to refuse to register any user. You are solely responsible for protecting your login details and password and we will not be held liable for any loss or damage that may result from your failure to do so. The Website is a general purpose website and is not targeted towards children under 13. HSD does not knowingly permit the use of this Website by children under 13.
Closing an Account
If you wish to close an account you have registered with us, then you may do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may close your account at any time if we believe you are in breach of these Terms or, acting reasonably, we believe it appropriate. Should we close your account, we will provide you notice of such closure.
Restrictions on Use
Except to the extent permitted by these Terms you are not allowed to:
- use the Website and anything available from the Website for unlawful purposes;
- attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website;
- reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Website or anything available from the Website without our consent or in contravention of these Terms;
- store pages of the Website on a server or other storage device connected to a network or create an electronic database by systematically downloading and storing all of the pages of the Website;
- remove or change any content of the Website or attempt to circumvent security or interfere with the proper working of the Website or the servers on which it is hosted;
- use the Website to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware; or
- otherwise do anything not expressly permitted by these Terms.
Links to Other Websites and/or Materials
We are the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and in any content of the Website (including text, graphics, software, photographs and other images, videos, sound, trademarks and logos). You may only use any content of the Website for your personal, non-commercial use and may not reproduce, modify, transmit, license or publish it, in whole or in part, for any purpose without our prior written consent.
In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of Website content, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend, or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading Website content.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENTS, AND ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS THAT ARISE OUT OF ITS USE. NEITHER HSD NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, OR ITS LICENSORS OR PARTNERS, SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, OR DATA, OR FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, HOWEVER ARISING, THAT RESULT FROM: (A) THE USE, DISCLOSURE, OR DISPLAY OF YOUR USER CONTENT; (B) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (C) THE SERVICE GENERALLY OR THE SOFTWARE OR SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE; OR (D) ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH USE OR WITH ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE OR SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The information contained in this website is only for informational purposes.
Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit our liability to you:
- for death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
- for fraudulent misrepresentation; or
- for any other liability that may not, under applicable laws and regulations, be excluded or limited.
Subject to the above, in no event do we accept liability of any description (whether such liability arises as a result of breach of contract, negligence, misrepresentation, or for any other reason), for any damages or losses whatsoever resulting from use of or inability to use this Website including, without limitation:
We make no warranty that this Website (or websites which are linked to this Website) or the server that makes it available is free from computer viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer program.
The pages in this Website may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The information in these pages may be updated from time to time and may at times be out of date. We accept no responsibility for keeping the information in these pages up to date or liability for any failure to do so.
Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and not of us. We do not necessarily endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Website.
The information on the Website does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific educational, or other, decisions. You should take your own advice and/or make specific enquiries and independently verify any information before relying upon it.
If we fail to enforce, or delay in enforcing, any of our rights under these Terms, that does not result in a waiver of the rights concerned. You agree than any cause of action related to or arising out of your relationship with HSD must commence within ONE (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
If any provision of these Terms or any other terms incorporated by reference is found to be unenforceable, it shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions they contain.
You may not sub-license, assign, or delegate any of the rights or obligations under these Terms, and any unauthorized assignment or delegation by you is void.
We may sub-contract the performance of any of our obligations to you. We may assign any of our rights or obligations to you to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms are governed by the federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of Indiana, without regard to conflict of law provisions.