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Privacy Policy

Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) respects your privacy and knows that you care about how your information is used or shared. We value your trust and have created this privacy policy so that you are aware of our commitment to maintaining the Information collected by Georgia Restaurant Association.

General Users

If you are merely browsing a Georgia Restaurant Association Web site, the only information we collect about you is done in a way that preserves your anonymity. This Georgia Restaurant Association Web site logs the IP address and domain name used in connecting to the site to track a user's session for systems administration purposes only. We collect this information in order to assess which parts of our site users are visiting. We do not link IP addresses or domain names to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.

Registered Users

You must register on this Georgia Restaurant Association’ Web site in order to purchase products, take online courses, sign up for email news, or engage in any other activity that requires us to keep track of your records individually. We collect this information in order to ensure the integrity of our services and to maintain accurate records for billing and shipping. For example, when you register we may collect contact information (like your email address), financial information (like your credit card numbers) and billing/shipping addresses in order to communicate with you and to affect payment for a purchase. You can elect not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of our services without disclosure of this information.

Voluntary Information

On occasion, Georgia Restaurant Association may also survey and solicit feedback from users to help improve the products, services, and information that we provide. These information requests are strictly voluntary. Such surveys may also provide you with opportunities to receive products or additional business-related information, but you may opt-out of receiving these communications at that time.

Use of Personal Information Georgia Restaurant Association does not sell the information it collects from you on its Web site. Georgia Restaurant Association will only share the data we collect with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Georgia Restaurant Association is not responsible for use of the shared data with any of the other entities. If your access to goods or services on this Georgia Restaurant Association Web site has been paid for by another organization (e.g. your employer), we may also share some information with that organization.

You may review and approve the information we collect from you upon registration in our database. We will remove the information from our customer database or change/correct personal information that you state is erroneous upon your request. If you have any questions about changing your personal information, please contact us.

Public Forums

This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, listservs and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas, including your name, contact information and opinions expressed, may become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose such information.

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds.

Trademark Agreement

The purpose of this agreement is to outline the limited conditions under which the Georgia Restaurant Association, (hereinafter “GRA”) will permit (“Licensee”) to reproduce and display the following language with logo, without modification “Proud Partner of the Georgia Restaurant Association” or “Proud Partner of the GRA”, together with the GRA trade name and trademark (collectively, the “Property”). Licensee desires to use the Property in association with its stationary and business cards (we will refer to this as your “Field of Use”). Any other use of logo and language shall require written approval from the GRA.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this letter agreement, GRA hereby grants to Licensee a non- exclusive, non-sub licensable, royalty free, limited license to use the Property within the Field of Use (the “License”) for a period of one (1) year commencing with date of renewal and expires on non-renewal of sponsorship/allied membership. The License is royalty free and Licensee may not sublicense or transfer the right to use the Property to any third parties.

In consideration of GRA’s grant of this License to Licensee, Licensee represents, warrants, covenants and agrees that: (i) Licensee shall not permit any third party to use the Property; (ii) Licensee shall not seek to register or register any trademark, copyright or patent rights based upon the GRA Property, or any similarities or variations thereof; (iii) Licensee shall not utilize or seek to register the Property in any Internet domain name; (iv) Licensee shall only use the Property as specifically designated by this letter agreement; (v) GRA may terminate the License granted in this letter agreement at any time immediately upon written notice to Licensee (by email, fax or otherwise); (vi) upon termination of the License, all use of the Property by Licensee shall cease; (vii) upon termination of this letter agreement, Licensee shall not seek, nor shall Licensee be entitled to, any claim for damages in any nature related to the use of the Property granted hereunder; and (viii) Licensee agrees to display the Property with the ® or tm symbol, as designated by GRA.

By executing the Acknowledgement block below, Licensee further represents, warrants, covenants and agrees that: (1) Licensee will not engage in any activity that is or will be considered slanderous or libelous or otherwise reflect negatively on the Property, GRA’s other intellectual property, or on GRA’s business; and (2) Licensee’s performance of services in relation to any goods that may be sold bearing or using the Property will be maintained at a level of quality and in a nature commensurate with the level of quality and nature in which they are currently maintained.

Security of Information on this Georgia Restaurant Association Web Site

SSL Encryption

This Georgia Restaurant Association Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use industry standard SSL encryption when accepting your credit card information during our processing of online forms. SSL encryption is a method by which information transmitted across the Internet is scrambled to the point where it's virtually indecipherable by anyone who should intercept the data before it reaches its destination. Most reputable online stores make use of SSL encryption to request credit card information and other sensitive data from their customers. A lock or key symbol displayed somewhere in your browser typically identifies Web pages where SSL encryption is activated.


Other Security Issues

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. Information sent to Georgia Restaurant Association via email is stored on our server behind a firewall and is not "web-accessible."

Links to Other Sites

This Georgia Restaurant Association site contains links to other sites, such as our sponsors. While Georgia Restaurant Association expects the operators of such sites to handle your personal information in a manner that respects your privacy, Georgia Restaurant Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Georgia Restaurant Association Web site,

Privacy Statement Modification

Georgia Restaurant Association reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time without notice. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page. Your continued use of this Web site will be deemed conclusive acceptance of such modification.


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Georgia Restaurant Association is a registered trademark of the Georgia Restaurant Association, and used under license by Georgia Restaurant Association. All materials posted on this Web site are subject to copyrights owned by the Georgia Restaurant Association and/or other individuals or entities. Nothing on this Web site, including the names, trademarks, service marks and logos of the Georgia Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Georgia Restaurant Association and/or other individuals or entities 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 electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise except (1) as permitted under Sections 107 and 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, or (2) as expressly authorized on this Web site, or (3) without prior written permission of the Georgia Restaurant Association and/or individuals or entities, as appropriate.

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The information presented on this Web site has been compiled from sources and documents believed to be reliable and represents the best professional judgment of the Georgia Restaurant Association and/or such other individuals or entities, as applicable. The accuracy of the information presented, however, is not guaranteed, nor is any responsibility assumed or implied, by the Georgia Restaurant Association and/or any other individual or entity, as applicable for any damage or loss resulting from inaccuracies or omissions.

Although this Web site includes links providing direct access to other Web sites, Georgia Restaurant Association takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.

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