Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Any individual who owns, or who holds a membership interest in an entity that owns, a proprietary interest in any hotel, or any individual who is interested in acquiring such a proprietary interest, may apply to be a member of AAHOA. AAHOA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


AAHOA does not provide legal advice or representation to any individual persons or members. To the extent this website contains information about the law that is designed to help the recipient understand or address his or her own legal needs, such information does not constitute legal advice or representation by AAHOA. AAHOA goes to great lengths to ensure the information it provides is accurate and useful, but strongly recommends all persons and AAHOA members consult an outside lawyer and obtain professional advice and representation that is appropriate to their particular situations.

*Notice: Acceptance of Terms of Use*

Use of this Site is subject to certain Site Terms of Use, which constitute a legal agreement between you and AAHOA. By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms, do not use this Site.

*Terms and Conditions for Use*

The following terms and conditions govern your use of the AAHOA website, which is owned and operated by AAHOA. By accessing, browsing and/or using this site you represent and warrant that: i) you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations; and ii) you have read and understood the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use this site.

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, and your compliance therewith, AAHOA grants to you a limited and revocable non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to access and display this site, all software, text, graphics, logos, images, design elements, and all other information and materials contained in this site (collectively, the "Proprietary Elements"). Except as expressly permitted by AAHOA, you may not copy, upload, post, reproduce, transmit, download, modify, distribute, sell, sublicense, transfer, mirror, frame or create derivative works of this site or any Proprietary Elements contained therein, in whole or in part, without our prior written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing our name or any Proprietary Element without our prior written consent.

*AAHOA Member Section; User Names and Passwords*

Some areas of the site are available only to current members of AAHOA. Unless you are current member of AAHOA, you are not authorized to view the AAHOA Member Section areas. Unauthorized entry is prohibited and subject to prosecution under the laws of the United States and its various states and possessions. All activities and access attempts are logged. Each individual member of AAHOA is assigned a user name and password for that member's sole use in accessing the AAHOA Member Section of the AAHOA Site. If you are a AAHOA member, you agree not to allow others to access the AAHOA Member Section of the AAHOA Site using your user name and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to pay all fees and charges incurred in connection with your username and password at the rates in effect when the fees and charges were incurred. You agree to immediately notify AAHOA of any unauthorized use of your username and password, or if there is any other breach of security.

*Credit Cards*

AAHOA uses your credit card number, billing and shipping information to process purchases and contributions you make from AAHOA online. These purchases and contributions may include payment of membership dues, merchandise, and AAHOA contributions. We do not share your credit card information with anyone. To protect the security of your credit card information, we employ the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. We also encrypt your credit card number when we store your order and whenever we transfer that information to participating merchants. There are no refunds or returns on any items or memberships purchased from our web site or through our event registration system unless otherwise specifically stated during the check-out process.

*Disclaimers*

THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND ARE INTENDED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED ORERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED; NOR DO WE MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENCY, QUALITY,PERFORMANCE OR SUITABILITY OF THIS SITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DESCRIBED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE UPON ANY CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND DISCRETION.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PRINTING OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. AVAILABILITY OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DESCRIBED ON THIS SITE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT.

*Limitations of Liability*

IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS SITE OR ANY CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THIS SITE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES, OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, TRANSMITTING OR DISTRIBUTING THIS SITE OR ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THIS SITE, OR ANY PART THEREOF, BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DESCRIBED ON THIS SITE, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE, SUCH PERSONS OR SUCH PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

*Links*

AAHOA makes no claim or representation regarding the quality, content,nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from this site or sites linking to this site, and we accept no responsibility in connection there with. Any linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or for any review, changes or updates to any such sites. Any linked sites are provided to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by AAHOA of the linked site or any information contained therein. When leaving this site, for example to go to a linked site, you should be aware that our terms and policies may no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms, conditions and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of each linked site.

*Governing Law*

The laws of the State of Georgia govern these terms and conditions in all respects, without giving effect to its conflicts of laws principles.

*Privacy*

AAHOA recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of this website. This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for the www.aahoa.com website. The information about you collected on this website or gathered as a result of your use of this website is subject to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change to reflect any new features or content. Please revisit this Privacy Policy from time to time to be sure that you are familiar with the then-current Policy.

Because this website wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy,it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance and to notify you of:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours or third party personally identifiable information that is collected from you through the website
  • The organization collecting the information
  • How the information is used
  • With whom the information may be shared
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  • The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss,misuse or alteration of information under CH&LA control
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
  • If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact AAHOA by sending an e-mail to info@aahoa.com.

*Information Collection and Use*

AAHOA is the sole owner of the information collected on this corporate website ("Site"). We will not disclose this information to others in ways different from those disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

We collect information from our users and encourage them to communicate with us at several different points on this Site, and we maintain this information electronically or in hard copy format. We use the information that we collect from our users to provide the information and features available on this Site, as well as for development of new services and features and to otherwise improve this Site, and for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. AAHOA respects the privacy of visitors to www.aahoa.com. E-mail addresses and other volunteered information are generally kept confidential. However, we have several partner organizations we may occasionally share information with. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell, share, rent or otherwise disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information that we collect from our users without their permission.

Some of the information collected on this Site or gathered as a result of your use of this Site is as follows:

  • We collect and store Site visitor information in aggregate form such as the operating system, platform, browser and geographic location of your computer.
  • We collect and store your access times and dates, page statistics,sites that referred you to our Site and the kind of errors you may encounter while using our Site.
  • We also collect and store the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of the computer you use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
  • If you choose to identify yourself or others by sending us e-mail,regular mail, or other correspondence, you may disclose personally identifiable information about yourself or others to us
  • We use information we collect from the Site to analyze trends,administer this Site, monitor overall Site traffic and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
  • We may provide certain non-personally identifiable information to third parties in aggregate form. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

If you send us personally identifiable information about yourself and request information that can be provided by third parties (e.g., press,clients, or others), we will share such information with those third parties to help answer or address any questions or inquiries you may have.In addition, we may contact you to respond to your particular inquiry. We may also disclose personally identifiable information and/or IP addresses to a third party if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of others.

All correspondence we receive from you, whether by e-mail, regular mail, or otherwise will be kept for as long as they are needed or are relevant.

*Use of Cookies*

As with all Web sites, www.aahoa.com logs certain information from each visitor such as which files are being accessed and the time of day. This information is used to help measure traffic to different parts of our Web site, improve our content, offer members-only discounts and content, and prevent malicious activity. "Cookies" are used as part of this process.

*Security*

All of the information that we collect is either stored electronically or is restricted in our offices. Only personnel who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Please be advised, however, that although we have endeavored to create a secure and reliable site for you, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from this Site cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when conveying personal information over the Internet. For example, if you send us e-mail, you should know that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception.

When disclosing any personal information, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible to the public and, consequently, may be collected and used by others without your consent. You should therefore consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information that you would not want disclosed to the public. You should also recognize that your use of the Internet and this Site is solely at your own risk. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted via this Site, the Internet in general or through any other medium.

*Correction/Updating of Personal Information*

You may review and approve the information we collect about you. If any of this information changes, or if you no longer desire to use this Site, we will, at your request, correct, update or remove the information that you provided to us. You may request that we do so by sending an e-mail to info@aahoa.com.

*Site Links*

This Site may contain links to other websites, including other AAHOA websites. Please be aware that our other websites have their own separate privacy policies. With the exception of our own websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personal information about you. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.

*Privacy Contact*

We welcome your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy and the use of your personal information. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about our information-collection practices, or if you wish to remove any of your personal information from our database, please contact us at: info@aahoa.com. If you do so, we may use the information you provide in the ways we have described in this Privacy Policy.

*Notification of Change*

If we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our website notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also e-mail users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.