In consideration for being invited to participate in, and participating in, one or more private culinary cooking classes taught by one or more chef instructors of Humanim, Inc., a Maryland not-for-profit corporation (“Humanim”), the undersigned participant (the “Participant”) hereby represents, warrants, covenants and agrees, as follows:


    Participant acknowledges that he/she over the age of 18 and desires to voluntarily participate in the activities and services provided by Humanim and its instructors, officers, directors, agents, employees, designers, licensors, members and other representatives, including, but not limited to, the use of the kitchen equipment (including, without limitation, stoves, ovens, blenders, fryers and other appliances, and knives, graters, peelers, blenders and other utensils) and all other items within the classrooms and/or premises.


    Participant understands that (i) participating in such activities could be dangerous, involve both known and unknown risks of danger, such activities are of a hazardous nature and/or include physical and/or strenuous activities, that serious accidents occasionally occur during such activities; and (ii) participants in such activities may occasionally sustain personal injuries as a consequence thereof. Knowing the risks involved, nevertheless, Participant has voluntarily applied to participate in such activities, and hereby agrees to fully assume any and as all risks of personal injury, death or disability and/or any damage, loss or theft of any personal property that may result from or is associated with the participation by Participant in such activities, and Participant does so with the knowledge that staff assistance and/or medical facilities may not be available in the event of illness or injury.  Participant agrees to be financially responsible for the cost of any medical assistance and/or treatment resulting from any such injury.  Participant agrees that his or her participation in such activities shall be deemed an acknowledgment that the classroom or premises where the classes take place are safe and suitable for Participant’s participation in such activities. 


    Participant individually and on behalf of Participant’s family members, heirs, executors, administrators, agents and assigns (collectively, the “Participant Releasing Parties”), hereby waives, releases, acquits and forever discharges each of Humanin and any and all of its past, present and future officers, directors, principals, investors, managers, members, partners, equityholders, employees, agents, representatives, administrators, executors, trustees, predecessors, successors, licensees, attorneys, assigns, investors and all individuals and entities involved in the operations of Humanim (including, without limitation, the chef, chef’s assistant and any and all other members of its cooking school staff whether contracted or employed) (collectively, the “Humanim Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, rights, demands, causes of actions, liabilities, damages, fees, charges, losses, settlements, debts, expenses, obligations and remunerations of any and all kinds of any nature and character whatsoever (including attorney’s fees), known or unknown, whether brought by Participant or third parties, suffered by Participant, as a result of, or in any manner related to, directly or indirectly, his, her, or their participation in such activities (including, without limitation, any and all claims for damages or personal injury, death, or property damage) (collectively, “Claims”), which Participant may have or which may hereafter accrue as a result of Participant’s participation in such activities.  This release is valid and effective whether the Claim is a result of any act or omission on the part of any of the Humanim Released Parties or from any other cause.  This release includes, but is not limited to, Claims which may occur as a result of the (i) use or misuse of the classroom or premises in any way by anyone; (ii) use of any equipment that malfunctions or breaks; (iii) improper maintenance of the classroom or premises, grounds, or any equipment; (iv) instruction or supervision; or (v) slipping, tripping and /or falling while in the classroom, premises or on the surrounding premises. 


    Participant hereby agrees that the Participant Releasing Parties will not make a claim against or sue Humanim or any of the Humanim Released Parties for any Claims which Participant may have or which may hereafter accrue as a result of Participant’s participation in such activities and/or the risks involved therewith. 


    . Participant, individually and on behalf of the Participant Releasing Parties, hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Humanim Released Parties harmless from and against any and all Claims suffered by a Humanim Released Party as a result of, or in any manner related to, directly or indirectly, Participant’s participation in such activities and/or the risks involved therewith. 


    Participant hereby grants to Humanim and all of the Humanim Released Parties the right to photograph, digitally image, videotape and/or record Participant and to use, without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage, Participant’s likeness, name, face, voice, performance, appearance and/or biographical material (collectively, “Likenesses”) in connection with printed, web-based or other electronic news releases, educational or trianing materials, exhibitions, publicity, advertising, promotional materials or other communications without reservation or limitation (including, without limitation, revealing Participant’s name and identity in descriptive text or commentary in connection with such images and recordings), and no such Likenesses will be submitted to Participant for approval prior to any use by any of the Humanim Released Parties.  Participant agrees that all rights in such images and recordings and any and all negatives, prints, digital reproductions thereof (including, but not limited to, rights of sale, reproduction, copyright, use or re-use, publication or re-publication, copy, exhibit or distribution) will be the sole property of and owned by Humanim and that Humanim and/or any of the Humanim Released Parties may make whatever use of such images and recordings as they may desire throughout the world in perpetuity in all media now or hereafter known or devised.   Participant hereby grants to each of the Humanim Released Parties the irrevocable and unconditional right to disseminate, reproduce, record, exhibit, print and publish Participant’s Likenesses for any purpose, including advertising any of such Humanim Released Parties’ products, assets and/or services.  Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Humanim Released Parties shall retain all revenues from the use or exploitation of the foregoing and Participant shall not receive any royalties or compensation therefor. Participant hereby waives any and all Claims arising out of, or in any way related to, use by any of the Humanim Released Parties of such Likenesses.


    Participant agrees and acknowledges that, in connection with Participant’s participation in such activities, Humanim and its representatives will or may be disclosing to Participant certain of Humanim’s Confidential information (defined below).   Except as required by applicable law, rule or regulation, unless otherwise agreed to in writing in advance by Humanim, Participant shall not disclose the Confidential Information to others and shall keep the Confidential Information confidential.  Participant will use its best efforts to assist Humanim in identifying and preventing any unauthorized use or disclosure of Information.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Participant shall immediately advise Humanim in the event that Participant learns or has reason to believe of any individual or entity who has had access to the Confidential Information or any improper use of the Confidential Information, and shall cooperate in seeking injunctive relief against any such individual or entity.  Because Humanim could not be adequately compensated by money damages in the event of a breach or threatened breach by Participant of the provisions of this Agreement, Humanim shall be entitled, in addition to any other right or remedy available to it, to an injunction restraining such breach or any threatened breach and to specific performance of any provision hereof and, in each case, no bond or other security shall be required in connection with such injunction. Humanim will be entitled to reimbursement of its actual attorneys’ fees and costs in regard to any efforts to enforce the terms hereof or to obtain an injunction or damages in relation to its breach or threatened breach, whether or not suit is instituted or the matter is settled.

The term “Confidential Information” as used herein shall:
  • include all information provided by or on behalf of Humanim or any of the Humanim Released Parties to Participant, including, without limitation, information regarding recipes (including, but not limited to, those recipes provided or otherwise disclosed to Participant during the private culinary cooking class solely for purposes of Participant’s personal use), techniques, products, proposed products, know-how, methods, processes, proposed processes, specifications, tests, research, sales data, financial, technical and business information, financial projections, marketing strategy, suppliers, vendors, clients, customers and the like, and all recorded (whether in written, electronic or other form) and unrecorded inventions, reports, papers, notebook entries, memoranda, books and records, and other documents, comprising or incorporating, or derived from or based on, in whole or in part, said information;
  • include, without limitation, all analyses, compilations, studies and other documents (whether in written, electronic or other form) of Participant that contain or otherwise reflect, or are generated by Participant from, in whole or in part, any information described in the preceding clause (i); and 
  • not include  (A) information which at the time of disclosure, is published or generally known to the public; (B) information which after disclosure by or on behalf of Humanim to Participant is published or becomes generally known to the public except as a result of the breach hereof by Participant; (C) information which was in the possession of Participant at the time of disclosure by Humanim (as evidenced by written records), and which was not acquired, directly or indirectly, from Humanim; or (D) information which is obtained from any third party which is lawfully in possession of the information and not in violation of any contractual, legal, fiduciary or other obligation with respect to the information.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, the Participant, have carefully read this Participant Release Form in its entirety and fully understand its contents, am signing this Participant Release Form of my own free will and am aware that this is (i) a waiver, release of liability, assumption of risk agreement; (ii) a legal contract between me and Humanim and that it affects my legal rights; (iii) is to be binding on my heirs and assigns; and (iv) is intended to be as broad in its effect as allowed by law. 


(If the Participant is a minor child, his/her parent or legal guardian must sign on such child’s behalf.)

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.


What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?


When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.


When do we collect information?


We collect information from you when you place an order or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?


We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To quickly process your transactions.
      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
      To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)


How do we protect your information?


Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.


We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.


All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.


Do we use ‘cookies’?


Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We use cookies to:
      Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
      Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.


If you turn cookies off, It won’t affect the user’s experience .


Third-party disclosure


We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.


Third-party links


We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.




Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.


California Online Privacy Protection Act


CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at:
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
      On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
      By emailing us
      By logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking


COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)


When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Do we let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13?


Fair Information Practices


The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
      Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.




The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us


If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
1412 N Wolfe St

Baltimore, Maryland 21233

United States
Last Edited on 2018-04-26