Legal Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

 

DISCLAIMER

The information provided on Ohio Restaurant Association's ("ORA") website, www.midamericarestaurantexpo.com, (the "Expo website") is intended for informational purposes only. While the ORA and Expo makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on the Expo website, it does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness. Reference on the Expo website to any process or service does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the ORA or Expo of such process or service unless expressly stated.

Linked Sites
At certain places on the ORA and Expo website, links to other websites can be accessed (the "external site" or "external sites"). The external sites contain information created, published, and maintained by organizations independent of the ORA and the Expo. Unless the ORA or Expo expressly states otherwise, the ORA or Expo does not endorse, approve, certify or control the external sites, nor any commercial product or service referenced on the external sites, and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information contained thereon.

The ORA and Expo does not insure the privacy of the ORA and Expo website users who access any of the external sites. Access by a user of the ORA or Expo website to any external site is done at the exclusive risk of the user.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
THE ORA AND MID-AMERICA RESTAURANT EXPO DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROCESS OR SERVICE PURCHASED, OBTAINED OR PROCURED FROM THE ORA WEBSITE AND/OR ANY EXTERNAL SITE.

THE ORA OR MID-AMERICA RESTAURANT EXPO ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE ORA WEBSITE, EXPO WEBSITE OR OBTAINED ON THE EXTERNAL SITES. THE ORA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH 1) ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR RELIANCE UPON THE ORA WEBSITE OR THE EXTERNAL SITES; OR 2) ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES CONTAINED THEREIN OR PROVIDED THEREON.

Intellectual Property
Use of the contents of this website other than for personal use, any copying of this website's content, and any linking to this website are strictly prohibited without the prior written approval of the ORA or Expo. All materials posted on this website are subject to copyrights owned by the ORA, Expo and/or other individuals or entities. Nothing on this website, including but not limited to the names, trademarks, service marks and logos of the ORA or Expo or any other entity may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, modified, made available on a network, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means including digital, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise except (1) as permitted under federal copyright laws, (2) as expressly authorized on this website, or (3) with the prior written consent of the ORA or Expo.

Requests for permission to reproduce material from this website or from any of the ORA's or Expo's materials should be directed to:

COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS
Ohio Restaurant Association
1525 Bethel Road, Suite 201
Columbus, Ohio 43220-2054
info@ohiorestaurant.org 

The use of the ORA or Expo website constitutes the user's knowing and voluntary agreement to the provisions of this disclaimer. The ORA and Expo reserves the right to change any or all of the provisions of this disclaimer, at any time, without prior notice.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) knows that you care about how your personal information is used or shared. Because the ORA respects your privacy and values your trust, it has created this Privacy Policy to make you aware of what information it collects, how the information is used, and what security measures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control.

Information Collected by the ORA
General Users 
If you visit the ORA's website to browse, read, or download information, the ORA web server may recognize and log your IP Address but will not gather personally identifiable information about you (excluding information you may elect to send to the ORA via e-mail). The server is also capable of gathering information about what pages in its website you have accessed and the length of time you have visited a certain page. In addition, it can sometimes be determined how you reached the ORA website (such as by determining what search engine you used or whether an advertising banner ad or other link was involved.) This information is used by the ORA internally and with its consultants in connection with the ORA's marketing efforts.

Personally Provided Information 
You are not required to provide the ORA with personal information to visit its website. If you choose to provide the ORA with personal information through an e-mail message, form, survey, etc., the ORA will maintain such information only as long as is necessary to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of your communication.

If you register for or enroll in a program or service through the ORA website, make purchases from its on-line offerings, respond to a request for information or make any other on-line request of the ORA, you will be voluntarily providing personally identifiable information. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone.  If you do not agree with the ORA's Privacy Policy, please do not provide the requested information. You may nevertheless continue to visit the ORA website, subject, however, to the collection of the information discussed above.

Use of Personal Information
The ORA does not sell, trade or rent the information it collects from visitors to its website. However, the ORA may share the data it collects with the National Restaurant Association, the Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation, and others who deliver services to the restaurant industry.

The ORA reserves the right at all times to monitor, review and/or disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity.

Underage Visitors
The ORA does not direct the ORA website to children under the age of thirteen (13); the site is directed to a general audience. Individuals under the age of eighteen (18) should consult with their parent or guardian regarding visiting the ORA website.

REFUND POLICY

Customer must contact Ohio Restaurant Association by phone or e-mail regarding the nature of the refund request. If approved, refunds will be provided as a credit to the credit card used at time of initial payment within five (5) business days.

SECURITY OF INFORMATION ON THE ORA WEBSITE

Security Measures
The ORA website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under its control.  Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the Internet.

Other Security Issues
In addition to using SSL encryption to protect transmission of sensitive information online, the ORA uses care and discretion to protect the user-information that it collects. Information sent to the ORA via electronic communication is stored on its server behind a firewall and it not "web-accessible."

No communication or transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. The ORA will not be liable for disclosures of a visitor's personal information due to interception, errors in transmission, or unauthorized acts of third parties. The ORA will work to protect information provided to it in electronic format; however, visitors provide such information at their own risk.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites
The ORA site contains links to other sites, such as the ORA's sponsors' websites. The ORA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. The ORA Privacy Policy relates solely to the ORA website. If you visit other websites, you are encouraged to review those sites' and parties' privacy policies and terms of use.

Privacy Policy Modification
The use of the ORA website constitutes your knowing and voluntary agreement to the provisions of this Privacy Policy. The ORA reserves the right to modify its Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and you are encouraged to check for updates. Your continued use of this website following changes to this policy will be deemed conclusive acceptance of any such modification.

Questions or comments regarding the ORA's Privacy Policy should be should be directed to:

PRIVACY POLICY
Ohio Restaurant Association
1525 Bethel Road, Suite 201
Columbus, Ohio 43220-2045
info@ohiorestaurant.org