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You understand and expressly agree that if you take and pass the Certified Beer Server exam, the Certified Cicerone® exam, and/or the Master Cicerone® exam, the Craft Beer Institute shall have the full right and authority to include your name, city, state and level of certification on the Site roster of persons who have achieved certification under the Cicerone® Certification Program, and you consent to the Craft Beer Institute’s public disclosure of such information. If you wish, your name can be removed from the roster by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Such requests will be honored within 14 days. You expressly acknowledge and agree that, notwithstanding a removal of your name from the roster, the Craft Beer Institute shall, at all times, have the right and authority to verify your current certification status in response to a request for verification made by a third party.
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Craft Beer Institute
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Chicago Illinois 60613-5683
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