Policies, Terms & Conditions

Conditions of Attendance

Liability

Participants understand and acknowledge that they are registering for instruction in an activity which involves the use of heating equipment, hot water, and tea ware, and that in such an undertaking there is always inherent risks, hazards and dangers involved. Participants also understand that in a group setting the instructor cannot always monitor their activity, and they are therefore responsible for assessing the risk any activity poses, and are responsible for choosing a safe course of action.

Participants agree to assume the risk and responsibility for any injuries or damages suffered to them arising out of their participation in IMTA courses, workshop or any other IMTA events. Participants release IMTA and each of its present and former owners, principals, members, agents and employees from any and all liability for damage, losses or personal injury to them resulting from their participation in IMTA classes or events.

Food Allergies

Participants are responsible for knowing whether any ingredients to they are allergic exist in any foods that are prepared by IMTA. If participants are uncertain about the ingredients of the foods, they are responsible for learning that information from the IMTA representatives who have prepared or overseen the preparation of such food.

Alcoholic Beverages

In classes where alcohol is served or used for recipes, no one under the age of 19 may consume alcoholic beverages.

Use of Likeness and Photography

Participants understand that while participating in IMTA courses, exams, workshops, conferences, or any other IMTA event, the IMTA may be taking photographs of participants. Some of these photographs will be used by IMTA for promotional, educational, or informational purposes in its catalogs, brochures, website and newsletters. By attending an IMTA course, workshop, or participating in any other IMTA event, the individual agrees that IMTA may take photographs that include the individual’s image and that such photographs may be used by IMTA for promotional, educational, and informational purposes without compensation to the individual of any kind.

Recording Devices

The use of recording devices is strictly forbidden during courses, workshops, conferences, keynote speeches, events, or any other programs at IMTA, or at such programs sponsored or presented by IMTA.

Privacy Policy

Institute of Masters of Tea Arts (IMTA) respects your privacy and has established our Privacy policy to protect our customer’s personal information. We have created this privacy policy statement to inform you about the purpose of collecting, and the manner in which we use and disclose your personal information. We believe that our Privacy Policy fully complies with the “Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.”

Collection of personal information

Personal information on this website is collected by IMTA and certain of its affiliated companies or contract service providers.

What personal information does IMTA collect?

IMTA collects information that customers provide to engage in optional activities and services, such as subscriptions and shopping. If you elect to engage in these activities, IMTA will collect personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and other personal information.

If you elect to purchase any products or services we may offer on or through our website, your personal information including your credit card information will be collected by Paypal, a leading online payments processing company, to process your payment. IMTA does not collect or retain your credit card information.

IMTA and our web servers may use cookies and log the IP/Internet address of your computer. However, IMTA does not use this information to identify you personally. We may use this non-identifying data for statistical analysis in marketing.

How is personal information used?

IMTA collects your personal information to support your participation in the activities you select and to process product purchases. Your personal information may also be used to keep you informed about articles, product arrivals, promotional offers and other products and services of IMTA.

The disclosure of personal information

IMTA will not sell or disclose to third parties any personal information we collect, except as described herein or as you otherwise consent. In the normal course of business IMTA may disclose some information with our service providers, such as home address information to our delivery service providers, or third party systems support specialists who keep our systems operational. Each of our service providers are bound to protect the privacy of our customer information and may only use such information for the purposes of performing services on our behalf.

IMTA may provide your personal information when required by law to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body, or in response to a subpoena, warrant, or other legally valid enquiry or order.

How do we protect your privacy?

We use technological and physical safeguards to protect our customers’ personal information against unauthorized use and disclosure. Access to personal information by IMTA representatives and associates is strictly limited to the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. IMTA will keep your personal information only for as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or as required by law.

What are your privacy choices?

You may refuse to provide personal information to us. You may also withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, to the use of your personal information (excluding purchase history information) by contacting IMTA through the contact address, and e-mail address provided below.

You have the right to review and update your personal information and privacy preferences at any time by contacting IMTA at:

Institute of Masters of Tea Arts
Attn: Privacy Officer
P.O. Box 32515
Richmond, British Columbia
Canada, V6X 3S1
E-mail: info@mastersoftea.org

Please provide your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. We may have to contact you if any of your instructions are unclear.

Consent

By voluntarily providing us with your personal information, you will be deemed to have, and IMTA will assume that you have, consented to the collection, use and disclosure by IMTA and its agents of your personal information collected by IMTA or its agents from you for the purposes and in the manner described above.

Changes in privacy policy

IMTA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change the manner in which personal information is used from the manner stated at the time it was collected, users will have a choice as to consenting or refusing consent on the different use of their information. If at any time you limit how your personal information will be used in accordance with the arrangements outlined in the Privacy Policy, IMTA will not change your preference in this regard without your express consent.

Whenever we update this Privacy Policy, we will change the date on the statement below to indicate that revisions were made.

Legal notations

This Privacy Policy does not limit the collection, use or disclosure by IMTA of information that is publicly available. This includes: (a) a customer’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, when listed in any public directory or available through directory assistance; and (b) other information about the customer that is publicly available and is specified by regulation pursuant to the “Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act”.

This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices described in this site are subject to the provisions of all applicable legislation and regulations.

V. August, 2010

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