QQMD Copyright &Terms of Service
Effective as of January 01, 2014
Table of contents:
- Ownership of Materials/Copyright
- Permission to Use Documents Copyrighted by QQMD
- Requesting Permission to Use QQMD Copyrighted Materials
- Copyright Infringement
- Interactive Participation
- Third Party Links
- Copyright Notice
- Privacy Statement
- Refund Policy
- CUSTOMER SERVICE; SUPPORT
Ownership of Materials/Copyright:
All articles, information, text, images, data, software, and other materials contained on this Web site are copyrighted either by QQMD .Quality Management Developers owns or has obtained permission from the owner to use all of these materials. Copyrightable materials include documents such as papers, articles, multimedia, and other works of authorship. Copyright is a property right in an original work of authorship. It is a legal protection for the expression of an idea, not the idea itself.QQMD’s copyright policy exists to protect original authors and sources from inappropriate use of their ideas.
Permission to Use Documents Copyrighted by QQMD:
For uses other than single-copy reproduction for your own personal use, QQMD requires you to abide by the following procedures for use of materials contained on this Web site.
- Materials originally appearing in QQMD.ORG website or other QQMDpublishes and books.
You must request permission and, in most cases, pay a fee to reprint or reuse articles published in QQMDpublishes and books, including material and booklets published exclusively by QQMD.
For other articles not copyrighted or published exclusively by QQMD, we will provide you with a way to contact the author(s) for permission. Even if QQMD does not own the copyright, we still require a note somewhere stating that the article was originally published in one of our textbook/booklets/posters or one of the other material published or co-published by QQMD.
- Books, standards, and other works originally published by QQMDTeam.
All materials contained within WWW.QQMD.ORG , including product cover images, descriptive copy, and sample book pages, are copyrighted materials and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or hereafter invented, without the written permission of QQMDCOMPANY.
- All other works copyrighted by the QQMD.
You are granted permission to display, copy, or download papers, articles, multimedia, or other works on this site authored by QQMD, with the exception of works originally published by QQMD or in QQMDpublishes and books as noted above, subject to the following conditions:
- You clearly display on the document the copyright notice set forth below and a statement that you are reproducing the document with permission of QQMD.
- Use or reproduction of documents from this site is for your informational or personal use only.
- You make no modifications of any documents. Accredited educational institutions may download and reproduce documents for distribution in the classroom. All other uses of the documents are expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of QQMD.
- All existing copyright notices must be retained in the document.
Requesting Permission to Use QQMD Copyrighted Materials:
If your intended use of QQMD copyrighted material does not meet the foregoing conditions, you must <span">contact QQMD to request permission to use.
To report a claim of copyright infringement, please refer to Copyright Infringement Notification.
QQMD generally does not edit the content posted by visitors and members of chat rooms, message boards and other interactive services that may be available on or through QQMD Web sites. However, QQMD reserves the right to remove any content that in QQMD's judgment is inappropriate, objectionable or harmful. QQMD is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. If you provide feedback or content regarding materials appearing on this site or offer input in a chat room or a discussion board, QQMD will deem that information to be non-confidential and available for use by QQMD on an unrestricted basis.
QQMD disclaimer and legal rules
Third Party Links:
This site may provide links or references to other Web sites only as a convenience and a service to you. Linked sites are not under the control of QQMD. The inclusion of any link does not imply that QQMD endorses the content of the linked site or the organization operating the site.
Copyright © 2013 — 2014 QQMD. All rights reserved.
The QQMD logo, the letters "QQMD," QUALITY MANAGEMENT DEVELOPERS, QQMD Six Sigma Forum, and other marks are registered trademarks, trademarks, or service marks of QQMD. The absence of a product or service name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of QQMD's trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo. Other products, company names, or marks appearing on this Web site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Use of any of these trademarks may be made only with the prior written permission of QQMD or other trademark owners.
The trademarks, service marks, names, and logos of QQMD may not be used in any advertising or publicity or other wise to indicate QQMD's sponsorship of or affiliation with any organization, product or service without QQMD's prior express written permission.
Use of materials contained in this site for any purpose other than those described in the Permission to Use section is expressly prohibited by law and may result in civil or criminal penalties. QQMD will take all necessary steps to protect its intellectual property.
QQMD Logo Usage Policy:
Corporations, organizations, and institutions define themselves in a visual way every time they present their name or logo on stationery, newsletters, catalogs, brochures, IP, content, products, services, signs, or symbols, in any visual medium. QQMD is no exception. As The Global Voice of Quality, our logo is part of our brand identity. It helps define who we are and what we do. We must be cognizant of any formal or perceived association to QQMD. Therefore, any use of the QQMD logo—unless formally authorized—by outside companies, organizations, groups, or individuals is strictly prohibited.
QQMD offers the 100% guarantee on select purchasable documents. The 100% guarantee shall only apply to such documents that expressly provide notice of the guarantee on the document purchase page and/or the billing information page. If a document does not expressly provide for the 100% guarantee it will not be subject to a refund under the 100% guarantee. This offer is not applicable to QQMD Pro subscribers who obtain the Document through their QQMD account.
If and only if the 100% guarantee is expressly stated a refund will be contingent on the following:
(b) You must provide QQMD with a valid reason for your refund request. It shall be at the sole discretion of QQMD to determine whether such reason is valid and ultimately, whether the refund will be issued;
(c) You will not have further access to any document for which a refund has been issued to you;
(d) You are limited to a maximum of five (5) refunds in any given calendar year (the “Maximum Refund Quota”);
(e) You may not create multiple QQMD Accounts for the purpose of evading the Maximum Refund Policy. Should QQMD suspect You of any such conduct (as determined at the sole discretion of QQMD), QQMDwill immediately terminate Your QQMD Accounts.
QQMD Training Refunding
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to four (3) weeks in advance: 100% refunded.
Less than four (3) weeks in advance but up to one (1) business day prior: 75% refunded;
No refunds will be made for cancellations less than one business days prior to the starting day of the program.
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a “No Show” is a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Each Document Publisher shall have the right to establish the initial price point of each of his or her own Documents, as agreed to by QQMD, provided QQMD may subsequently modify Document prices in line with commercially reasonable business practices.
CUSTOMER SERVICE; SUPPORT
QQMD is a distribution network and intermediary through which Document Providers make their Documents available to Users for purchase. QQMD does not audit the Documents for their suitability, legal effect, completeness, correctness, accuracy, and/or appropriateness. For assistance, questions or support regarding the content of any of the Documents, please contact the Document Provider for that Document.