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The information contained in the HospitalityLawyer.com® (in these terms of use, the term HospitalityLawyer.com® includes hospitalitylawyer.com, hospitalitylawconference.com, globalcongressontravel.com, hlconvergeblog.com, and gattha.org) web site is provided as a service to the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. It is not and does not constitute legal advice. We attempt to provide quality information, but we cannot make claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, thoroughness, or adequacy of the information and resources contained in and/or linked to this web site. As laws vary from state to state and locale to locale, and as legal advice must be tailored to the circumstances of each situation, and since laws are constantly changing, nothing provided on this web site and/or its links should be used as a substitute for the advice of your own legal counsel. Accordingly, the content provided on this site is general information and does not constitute legal advice. Finally, your review and/or use of this information and/or sending email or receiving an email from HospitalityLawyer.com® or a content provider does not form an attorney/client relationship.


Forms, checklists, and procedures at HospitalityLawyer.com® are provided as informational, educational, and illustrative purposes only.

HospitalityLawyer.com® does not render legal advice. You should always consult legal professionals for your specific needs, questions, and services. If you choose to use a form, checklist, or procedure, you do so at your own risk. HospitalityLawyer.com® does not make any representations that the forms, checklists, or procedures are suitable for a particular use and the user should always independently assure themselves of the accuracy and legal compliance for their particular jurisdiction.

If you have suggestions as to how we might improve particular forms, checklists, or procedures, or if you have forms, checklists, or procedures that you would like to share with the hospitality community please email us at info@HospitalityLawyer.com.


HospitalityLawyer.com® does not make any representations and/or express or implied warranties as to the competence and/or quality of the representation and services that might be provided by any of the attorneys, law firms, or experts that have chosen to list on our site. Our site is not a referral service.

Nor can we make any representation regarding the status of individual attorneys, law firms, or experts as certified practitioners or specialists in a particular area of the law or a particular hospitality field.

In many instances the professionals (lawyers and experts) listed on this site have paid a fee to be listed.


All of the information, ideas, conceptualizations, plans, designs, theories, paradigms, etc. located on the site, are the exclusive property of HL.com, Inc.; and HL.com, Inc. hereby claims copyright and conceptualization rights, to the fullest extent provided by law, to all information, conceptualizations, plans, designs, theories, paradigms, etc. contained in this web site, together with any prototypes, models, and/or fully developed programs whether produced mechanically, electronically, digitally or otherwise (either directly or indirectly) arising from the information or models contained in this web site, and the viewer by visiting the web site acknowledges and attests to these rights and acknowledges the terms of use for all areas of the site.

If you wish to build a hyperlink to the web site, you may only do so with the express written permission of Hospitalitylawyer.com® and provided you agree to cease such link upon request from HospitalityLawyer.com®. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of HospitalityLawyer.com®.

Except for search engine exploration and/or investigation, use of any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content is strictly forbidden.

Modification of the content or use of the content for any other purpose is a violation of HospitalityLawyer.com’s copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any content on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to HospitalityLawyer.com®.


The web site is directed to adults and is not directed to children under the age of 13. HospitalityLawyer.com® cannot prohibit minors from visiting the web site. HospitalityLawyer.com® must rely on parents, guardians and those responsible for supervising children under 13 to decide which materials are appropriate for such children to view and/or purchase. HospitalityLawyer.com® complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and does not permit registration by and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13. This requirement will be posted wherever HospitalityLawyer.com® collects data within the web site, such as during the registration process.


HospitalityLawyer.com® takes no responsibility for third-party content (including, without limitation, any viruses or other disabling features), nor does HospitalityLawyer.com® have any obligation to monitor such third-party content. HospitalityLawyer.com® reserves the right at all times to remove or refuse to distribute any content, such as content which violates the terms of this Agreement. HospitalityLawyer.com® also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (c) respond to user support requests, or (d) protect the rights, property or safety of HospitalityLawyer.com®, its users and the public.

HospitalityLawyer.com® will not be responsible or liable for the exercise or non-exercise of its rights under this Agreement.


If you register as a user of this web site, you will be assigned a username and password that is unique to you. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to notify HospitalityLawyer.com® of any unauthorized use of your username and password or any other breach of security at info@hospitalitylawyer.com.


“Forum” means letters, e-mails, blogs, or other types of communications to the editors, Webmaster(s) or employees of HospitalityLawyer.com®, and messages posted in connection with online seminar discussions on the web site.

We cannot permit postings that in our reasonable judgment:

  1. are obscene, promote racism, prejudice, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  2. harass or advocate harassment of another person or organization;
  3. contain nudity, violence or offensive subject matter;
  4. promote information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  5. exploit people in a sexual, violent or other manner not respectful of human rights;
  6. further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities, such as making or buying illegal weapons or violating someone’s privacy;
  7. solicit passwords or personal information from others for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  8. knowingly introduce viruses, worms, harmful code or Trojan horses on the Internet; or
  9. involve commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent, such as contests, sweepstakes, solicitation of donations, bartering, advertising or pyramid schemes.

HospitalityLawyer.com® reserves the right to remove any postings that violate its Terms of Use.

Do not post any content (e.g., book quotes, logos, etc.) that is the property of another individual. We will delete any posting that we believe may violate the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person or organization.

The Forums shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other guests of the web site to join or become members of any commercial online or offline service or other organization is expressly prohibited.

Subject to the terms of the HospitalityLawyer.com® privacy policy, in general, we will not monitor or edit the contents of forum materials unless required in the course of normal maintenance of the web site and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on HospitalityLawyer.com®; (2) protect and defend the legitimate business interests, rights or property of HospitalityLawyer.com®, its users, advertisers, customers, sponsors, advertisers or affiliates; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their communications. HospitalityLawyer.com® has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any forum communications and content.

By uploading materials to any forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called “moral rights” in those materials have been waived.

Unless expressly authorized in writing by HospitalityLawyer.com®, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of HospitalityLawyer.com®.


Registration data and certain other demographic information about you are subject to HospitalityLawyer.com‘s privacy policy. For more information, see our privacy policy at http://hospitalitylawyer.com/privacy-policy/, which is incorporated in full herein by reference.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold HospitalityLawyer.com® harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorneys fees, related to your violation or alleged violation of this Agreement.


Your right to use this web site is not transferable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information is not transferable.


All users, including those users who access the web site from a country other than the U.S., agree that the laws of the State of Texas shall govern any dispute, including those arising from HospitalityLawyer.com‘s use of personal information or otherwise relating to privacy, as specified in the privacy policy referenced above. The venue for all disputes shall be Harris County, Texas, USA.


These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all content obtained from any and all web site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. The privileges granted to you by these terms, including the maintenance of a member account, will terminate immediately without notice from HospitalityLawyer.com® if, in HospitalityLawyer.com‘s sole discretion, you fail to comply with any provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all content obtained from the web site and all copies thereof, whether made under these terms or otherwise. HospitalityLawyer.com® may take such further action as HospitalityLawyer.com® determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude repeat violations, and HospitalityLawyer.com®shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any customer, user, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from HospitalityLawyer.com‘s exercise of its rights under these terms and conditions.


The content in the website is provided as is and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, HospitalityLawyer.com® disclaims all warranties, express of implied, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. HospitalityLawyer.com® does not warrant that the functions contained in the content will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server(s) that makes the website available are free of viruses or other harmful components. HospitalityLawyer.com® does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the content on the website in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. Further, HospitalityLawyer.com® does not assume any legal liability for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of said information and materials. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. You (and not HospitalityLawyer.com®) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.


Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall HospitalityLawyer.com® be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the content on the website, even if HospitalityLawyer.com® or an HospitalityLawyer.com® authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall HospitalityLawyer.com’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing the website.


Any reference made by the web site to any specific commercial product, process, or service (or provider of such product, process or service) by trade name, trademark, hyperlink, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by HospitalityLawyer.com®. Content on the web site may be provided by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of HospitalityLawyer.com®. HospitalityLawyer.com® does not make any representations and/or express or implied warranties as to the competence and/or quality of the products and services that might be provided by any of the vendors.


To the extent that the web site contains links to outside services and resources, HospitalityLawyer.com® does not control the availability and content of those outside services and resources. Any concerns regarding any such service or resource, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular service or resource.


The failure of HospitalityLawyer.com® to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

LAST UPDATED: August 2, 2016