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This Legal Notice should be read carefully and in its entirety.

By viewing, reading, downloading, selecting or visiting this web site and associated pages, including its message board, you expressly and impliedly agree to the terms of this Legal Notice. Your use of any content contained herein is also subject to our Privacy Notice, which is referenced herein.

1. Copyright

All information on this website is Copyright Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council 2000–2005. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this site and the resources it hosts may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.

2. Proceeds

Proceeds from the sale of learning products and certification program registrations are reinvested into the development of additional products for the Canadian tourism industry. Dedicated professionals from the Canadian tourism industry volunteered their time to assist in the development of the resources and programs. These resources and programs are sold at fair market value.

3. Disclaimer

All the information contained on this web site, including the emerit web pages is provided “as is”. The CTHRC makes no representations other than those contained herein. The CTHRC disclaims all express, implied and statutory warranties of any kind including any warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. CTHRC shall not be responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on this site. In no event shall the CTHRC be responsible for indirect, special, punitive, consequential damages (including loss of profits) or any damages whatsoever arising out of the use or performance of this information. The information contained herein may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The CTHRC reserves the right to make changes to any information and to make improvements and our changes in the products and programs described on this site at any time and without notice.

4. Trademarks

“CTHRC” and “emerit” are trademarks of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. All other trademarks mentioned, if any, belong to their respective owners.

5. Ownership

The information, design, content, and materials contained herein are owned by CTHRC. No person shall copy, distribute or otherwise make available the content contained herein without the express approval of CTHRC prior to such action.

By visiting this web site (including the selection of any web pages, documents, links, downloads) and by reading, posting, searching, selecting or viewing any content or message boards, you expressly and impliedly state that you have read, understood and agreed to all terms on this page, including but not limited to the waiver of any and all liability arising out of any action directly or indirectly resulting from the use of this web site. You agree to hold CTHRC harmless from any liability directly or indirectly attributable to this web site.

6. emerit Certification Purpose

The emerit certification credential is awarded to candidates based solely on their achievement of successful pass results on the certification examinations and on them having met the specified experience requirements. The certification examinations are built directly from the national occupational standards following generally accepted testing principles. The national occupational standards have been built with industry input, and are designed to indicate the level of performance required to be recognized as certified according to emerit guidelines. emerit guidelines for certification are focused solely on recognizing achievements, and on knowledge and skills, rather than on, for example, predicting future job performance. Any use of certification results for other than recognition, or to measure skills or knowledge not explicitly described in the national occupational standards, is not considered valid. emerit certification is voluntary. Any use of the emerit certification credential for licensure, selection, promotion, or other non-voluntary or employment-restricting purpose is also not considered valid.

7. Membership Refund Policy

A CTHRC member may elect to cancel their council membership at any given time during its active period, however, membership dues will not be refunded once processed.

CTHRC council memberships are valid for a period of 365 days from the date payment is received. Prior to expiry of membership, CTHRC will send members a renewal notification. Membership fees will not be charged for subsequent years unless the renewal is requested by a member.

If you have any questions about the content of this Web site, CTHRC staff is available to provide information and assistance.

Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
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The Council gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada.

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