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PRIVACY POLICY’s privacy policy tells you what information we gather and how we use it. This privacy policy applies to all of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s sites.


When you sign up for services, you may be asked to provide personal information. Personal data may also be requested when registering for courses or e-mail services. This information will not be released without authorization from you and we will not disclose personal identification information.


Activity data is gathered through several methods and is tracked as a whole rather than individually. This allows us to track the Web site—we never use it to personally identify you. By tracking, we can build the most effective Web site for all visitors. Generally, we look at how well pages, products or sections of the Web site perform based on traffic. Specifically, we can determine which areas are most effective or appropriate based on the amount of traffic to particular areas.

INFORMATION USAGE will not disclose any business or personal information that identifies you to any third party without your consent unless we clearly define the nature and manner of disclosure or disclosure is legally required or to protect our rights. If you unsubscribe from any of our e-mails, your name will be shared with all list vendors whom we purchase lists from so that your e-mail address will be included on that do-not-e-mail list as well.


Web sites will commonly write small data files (cookies) to your hard drive during your visits to the site. A cookie file is used in order to track your traffic patterns on a particular site and contains information that can anonymously identify you. This information is encrypted for security purposes. measures the activity of the site by using cookies. Cookies help us make improvements to the site by making information more relevant. Your browser can be configured to send a warning message before accepting cookies or to refuse cookies. Check for instructions on how to handle cookies.

NOTIFICATION OF PRIVACY CHANGES reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. When changes are made, they will be posted to the Web site immediately.


Information requested by RAMW and its Web sites is provided and approved by you. Information requested by other firms, organizations, linked Web sites and partner sites reached through any RAMW Web site but not controlled by RAMW for purchases is provided on a voluntary basis by you. Affiliate online merchants have privacy and data collection practices of their own. Please consult the partner's home page for the company profile, which will detail their practices.

SECURITY POLICY is committed to keeping personal information secure during commerce transactions by using a secured SSL encryption with all direct transactions that involve using credit card or banking information. This process allows to send your credit card number and personal data over the Internet securely. Only the credit card's authorization company has the ability to decrypt the data.


Refunds will not be granted fro RAMW membership dues.  A member that wishes to terminate membership before the allotted membership period has the option to transfer the prorated balance of the dues to another entity.  Training courses are non-refundable, but are transferrable to another attendee.  In the case of a granted refund, the refund will be provided as a credit to the credit card used at the time of purchase within thirty (30) business days upon receipt of the request for refund.  Please contact the site administrator for details at

SHIPPING POLICY does not ship any goods and therefore does not maintain a shipping policy.