Rummelier® Certification Disclaimer
The Rummelier® Certification program is an officially USPTO certified program which: “certifies or is intended to certify that the services provided have educated and examined rummilier candidates to insure expertise in the distillation, typing, tasting, flavor profiling and elucidation of the rum spirit. For “Providing advice on rum, rum and food pairing, rum distillation, rum typing, rum tasting, rum flavor profiling and elucidation of the rum spirit”.
Rummelier® candidate certifies that they are at least 21 years of age and/or legal to consume alcohol in their specific country and/or state.
After completion of program, participants are allowed to use the official certification designation for professional and personal purposes including but not limited to: advertising, marketing and designation application.
The titles, "Rumsommer™" and "Rumitasse™" are not considered professional designations and should not be intimated as such.
Rummelier® program is not affiliated in any way shape or form with any other certification programs and does not imply affiliation with any other organizations outside of the Royal Rum Society LLC and its affiliated organizations. Pursuant to official USPTO registered certification requirements, Rummelier® and Royal Rum Society do not have interest in any distillers of spirits nor do they receive any compensation for any endorsement(s).
The Royal Rum Society™ retains the right to bestow honorary designations to qualified individuals based on contributions to the advancement and/or knowledge of the rum spirit. The Royal Rum Society™ is the final authority as to the granting of designation. Additionally, the Royal Rum Society™ retains the right to de-certify individuals based on misconduct or misrepresentations of the Rummelier® term. Candidates that participate in the training will be featured on the website as having become Official Rummeliers®, Rumitasse™ or Rumsommer™. If graduate wishes their name to not be included on the website, they must inform a representative of the Royal Rum Society™. The Royal Rum Society™ reserves the right to make modifications to certification requirements based on candidate circumstances.
NOTE: PAYMENT FOR SERVICES DOES NOT GUARANTEE CERTIFICATION IN ANY PROGRAM. THE CANDIDATE MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS OF THE PROGRAM TO THE SATISFACTION OFTHE ROYAL RUM SOCIETY LLC REPRESENTATIVES IN ORDER TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL RUMMELIER®.
Live Event and Online/Virtual Courses/Online Self-Paced Courses:
· After the start date of your course, no refunds or transfers will be given.
We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for:
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If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
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· If we provide socialmediafeatures with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabledby such features.
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You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.
We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
We have the right to:
· Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
· Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violatestheir rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
· Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materialson or through the Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY THE COMPANY OR ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE COMPANY, SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
However, we cannot and do not undertake to review material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regardingtransmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
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· Involve commercialactivities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
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If you believe that any User Contributions violateyour copyright, please send us a notice of copyright infringement in compliance with the following. It is the policy of the Company to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.
We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to noticesof alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicablelaw. If you believe any materialsaccessible on or from this site(the "Website") infringe your copyright, you may request removal of thosematerials(or access to them) from the Website by submitting writtennotification to our copyright agent designated below. In accordancewith the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA"), the writtennotice (the "DMCANotice") must include substantially the following:
· Your physical or electronicsignature.
· Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple workson the Website, a representative list of such works.
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· A statement, under penaltyof perjury, that you are authorizedto act on behalf of the copyright owner.
Our designated copyright agent to receive DMCANoticesis:
Rummelier® d/b/a Royal Rum Society LLC
If you failto comply with all of therequirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCANotice may not be effective.
Please be aware that if you knowingly materiallymisrepresent that material or activity on the Website is infringing your copyright, you may be heldliable for damages(including costsand attorneys' fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
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Linkingto the Website and Social Media Features
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Limitation on Liability
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Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Limitation on Time to File Claims
Waiver and Severability