Policy Terms, Conditions, and Notices

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), www.ahlei.org, knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting www.ahlei.org you are accepting the practices described in our Policy Terms, Conditions, and Notices.

The forgoing policies are effective as of December 1, 2009. AHLEI reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.


We use "cookies" to keep track of your current shopping session to personalize your experience and so that you may retrieve your shopping cart at any time

Non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of AHLEI's Internet servers or through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a web site can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a user's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Users should be aware that AHLEI cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for AHLEI. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information) available on the Site.

AHLEI retain all rights regarding their trademarks and brand names. Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on this site, including the text, site design, logos, graphics, icons, and images, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are the sole property of this Store., Copyright © 2010, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use the content of this site only for the purpose of shopping on this site or placing an order on this site and for no other purpose. No materials from this site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without our prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties. Your misuse of the trademarks displayed on the AHLEI website is strictly prohibited.

Credit Cards

We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. There is no surcharge for using your credit card to make purchases. Please be sure to provide your exact billing address and telephone number (i.e. the address and phone number your credit card bank has on file for you). Also provide your Credit Card Validation Code (CVV2). Incorrect information will cause a delay in processing your order. Your credit card will be billed upon shipment of your order. 

Customer ID

As a valued educational institute customer, you may be eligible for special pricing on select products based on your customer id. 

Information Gathered

AHLEI reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. AHLEI will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. Also, users should be aware that AHLEI may sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through a AHLEI site. AHLEI is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties and users should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information

Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas of the AHLEI Site, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of AHLEI.

Upon request, AHLEI will allow any user to "opt out" of further AHLEI promotional contacts at any time. Additionally upon request, will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, AHLEI will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personally information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

International Customers

Customers outside the United States and Puerto Rico will be responsible for customs charges, brokerage fee, and duties when applicable. We do not accept P.O. Box addresses. We accept street addresses only.

Outside the United States and Canada, educational courses and curricula are available only to institutions that have entered into a formal license arrangement with AHLEI. To view participating countries click here.

The ahlei.org website is owned and operated by the The American Hotel & Lodging Association's Educational Institute. The hyperlinks (the "Links") in the various websites in the AH&LA network allow the user to access other sites on the Web, including non-AH&LA websites. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the maintenance of the Links should not be taken as a manifestation or reflection of any control, affiliation, endorsement or any other relationship between AH&LA and the operator of the other website. AH&LA shall not be responsible in any manner for any of the contents of any website to which any AH&LA website contains Links. AH&LA shall not be responsible for changes, updates or unavailability of these linked websites. AH&LA shall not be liable for any direct or indirect inconvenience, prejudice or damage to the user which may be caused by the accessing of other websites via the Links. 

Member Pricing

An AH&LA member number is required to receive member pricing. If you do not know your member number or would like to become a member, please email the AH&LA membership department at membership@ahla.com or call or 1-202-289-3100. Member pricing is provided upon verification of member status.

Other Conditions

We reserve the right to make changes to this site and these Conditions at any time. 

Out-of-Stock Products

We will ship your product as it becomes available. Usually, products ship the same day if ordered before 1:00PM , or by the next business day if your order is received after this time and for orders received on Saturday, Sunday or any major holiday. However, there may be times when the product you have ordered is out-of-stock which will delay fulfilling your order. 

Order Shipments

Estimated product shipment/delivery dates are based on business days. Monday - Friday (excluding weekends and some holidays) 

Return Policy

DVDs/videos are non-refundable unless damaged, defective, and/or unopened (shrink wrapped) in which case they must be returned within 30-days to: AHLEI Fulfillment Center, 2113 N. High St., Lansing, MI 48906. Courses and texts must be returned within 12 months. Items must be received in resalable condition (no bent or dirty covers, no writing, etc.). Shipping charges are non-refundable. Please use a traceable method of shipment. COD shipments are not accepted. 


Are you a student at a college or university that requires AHLEI course certification? If yes, please contact your school bookstore for the appropriate course materials, or call AHLEI's academic sales department at 1-800-752-4567 or 1-517-372-8800. 


Our Store shall automatically charge and withhold the applicable sales tax for orders to be delivered to addresses within the same state. For orders shipped to other states, you are solely responsible for all sales taxes or other taxes. 

Volume Discounts

For volume discounts, please call your account representative, or 1-800-349-0299 or 1-407-999-8100.