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Privacy Policy

  • We respect the privacy of our web visitors, we do not collect personally identifiable information about any web user, unless the person voluntarily provides such information. For example, you might enable cookies or voluntarily provide email contact information to subscribe to the Institute newsletter, when sending feedback to the Institute, or in conjunction with a survey. If you voluntarily provide your email address or other contact information for one of these purposes, we might also use it to inform you of changes to the Institute products or services or to ask for your feedback on some aspect of the Institute services.
  • We do not share any private information without your consent.
  • At your request, we will remove your contact information from our email database.
  • If and when there are future changes to our privacy policy, we will post them on this page. 
  • If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us

Acceptance of terms and conditions of use

This agreement shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of Nevada.
If any provision of this Contract is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention. All remaining provisions of this Contract shall remain in full force and effect.

You agree not to use the Institute's website or any of its resources in order to: 

  • Violate any local, state, federal, or international law. 
  • Harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress to any individual or organization or entity. 
  • Post or transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, abusive, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, racially or ethnically hateful. 
  • Try to break-in or hack into the Institute's website
  • Upload, email or transmit viruses, worms, spy-ware or other law- breaking programs. 
  • The Institute shall have the right to remove any submitted content that may be in violation of this agreement or any relevant laws. 

No Warranties Disclaimer/Waiver and Limitations on Liability

  • All information herein is provided in good faith. It is not intended to be, and should not be relied on as, a substitute for independent legal, financial, tax or other professional advice. Neither the Institute nor the original authors make any warranty, express or implied, as to the correctness, completeness, or quality of published materials.
  • Users of the website should seek appropriate legal, taxation, accounting, investment or other expertise in their local and overseas jurisdictions.
  • Although the Institute's staff do their best to provide best possible quality information and services, the Institute assumes no liability for financial or other decisions made on the basis of analysis/reportage/content on this site or links from this site. The Institute services are offered with the understanding that neither the author and contributing editors, consultants, nor the publisher are engaged in rendering legal, tax, accounting, or related professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.
  • Users of this site waive and release the Institute to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims relating to the usage of material or information made available herein. Neither the Institute nor its affiliates will be liable for any loss or damage incurred by users in the event of any failure or interruption of this site, or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involving making this site available.
  • All claims by the client arising out of or relating to this contract shall not exceed the cost of the product(s) or service(s) sold to the client.
  • All disputes or claims arising out of or relating to this contract shall be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The judgment of the arbitrator is binding to each of the parties and final. Each party will pay their own legal expenses.
  • You agree that, in no event shall the Institute, its directors, officers, employees or affiliates be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including economic damages or injury to property, person or lost profits.
  • The Institute reserves the right to update this legal agreement at any time as it sees appropriate. If and when there are future changes to this policy, the Institute will post them on this page.
  • If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us

Submitting Content to the Institute

  1. You will only submit content that is fully owned by you or for which you have full copyrights to the material
  2. By submitting content to the Institute, including but not limited to, the annual management paper contest, you automatically grant the Institute a royalty free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publish, and distribute such content online or in any form or media.

Licensing for Individual and Commercial Use

Each legal entity (such as a person, government, company, non-profit organization) paying for a person to attend a training course or receive development coaching service or consulting material is paying for an individual use license not an organizational use license. The person is allowed to use the material for his or her own personal and professional development. A training course or a consulting paper purchase does not grant a license to reproduce, reprint or distributed to other employees or re-sell it in other forms such as publishing, consulting, training, or other derivative formats.

Sometimes the institute publishes free content such as research papers, articles or case studies in print or online for client or public benefit, free content access does not mean the institute is relinquishing its intellectual property or commercial licensing rights. The intellectual property of the institute's publishing content is protected by law and licensing is required for republishing research, training and consulting material. Example content include, but not limited to, consulting papers, strategy papers, sample presentations and frameworks such as but not limited to, GND, GNW, GNH, KASAC and  9S frameworks and others research projects in print, electronic or video formats. This material may be used by individual clients in an educational non-commercial settings or by journalists under fair-use rule. However, you many not use them for commercial purposes such consulting, training or publishing them on a website the derive income from paid advertising or subscription fees. If you charge a fee, even if you are an educational or a non-profit, then you maybe violating intellectual property rights. If you are a government employee, you still need a licensing fee for distribution and business use.

To make inquiries regarding licensure for use, reprint or distribution, please contact us

Others' Copyrights

  1. The Institute policy protects author's and researcher's rights. If you believe that there is a missing reference to an original work in the Institute publications, including but not limited to, the annual management paper contest,  then please contact the Institute with a proof of work, date  of publishing and exact reference to the  text concerned. The Institute will promptly remove any material that is determined to be infringing upon the rights of others. 
  2. To file the copyright notification, you must be either the copyright owner of the work or an individual authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. 
  3. Your notification must include:
    • Specific identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. You must include sufficient information, such as a specific URL, publisher or other specific identification, for us to locate the material.
    • Information for us to be able to contact the claimant (e.g., email address, phone, fax number and address).
    • A statement that the claimant believes that the use of the material has not been authorized by the copyright owner or an authorized agent.
    • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and that the claimant is, or is authorized to act on behalf of, the copyright owner.
  4. If you believe that a portion of the Institute material infringes another's copyright, please contact us

The Institute Copyrights

  1. All the Institute's website content is protected by US and International intellectual property and copyright laws. Any use of the material other than as authorized under this license is prohibited.
  2. Users are not permitted to download or use the Institute material or contents without explicit written permission from the Institute. 
  3. For the Institute customers, the Institute grants a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Institute's resources and courses for an individual use for a fee and under the terms described in this agreement. Customers  with permission to use the Institute content, do so only for individual educational use.
  4. Users may not copy or distribute any the Institute material without explicit written permission from the Institute. 
  5. In using the materials you warrant to the Institute that you will not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of the Institute or its authors.
  6. Users are not permitted to make any derivative works without prior the Institute written consent . Derivative works are the Institute materials that have been edited, translated, combined with someone else’s materials, reformatted, or changed in any other way.
  7. While some parts of the Institute's website are made publicly-accessible, they are not in public domain - the vast majority of the images, texts, audios and videos are copyrighted to the Institute and the respective authors
  8. All materials including courses, e-books, texts and images may not be re-published or redistributed in print or electronic, or any other form without a written permission from the Institute.
  9. For copyright permissions please contact us
Internal Copyrights Policy Statement
  1. Although the Institute encourages its advisors and staff to engage in a wide variety of activities related to education and research, it respects the legal right to intellectual and creative property in all media.  Such educational activities must therefore be performed within the bounds of copyright law. 
  2. The Institute does not support unauthorized duplication or distribution in any form. Advisors who disregard the copyright policy and law are in violation of the Institute policy, do so at their own risk, and assume all liability. 
  3. While the Institute Advisors may refer students to publicly available resources, the Institute Advisors my not produce/copy/print any third-party educational materials without permission from the authors.
  4. If you see any copyright violations by the institute or its advisors, please contact us immediately to have us correct it
Internal Copyright Clearance Procedures
  1. Advisor/Staff should review the copyright content (if any) of class packets and submit the appropriate form(s) and information to the copyright coordinator
  2. The copyright coordinator must obtain written permission from the copyright holder before the material can be reproduced and subsequently sold.
  3. Acquisition of copyright permission is often a complex and time-consuming process; therefore, adequate time should be allowed for processing.  Some permissions are granted immediately and others may take up to ten weeks.
Prohibitions and Areas of Caution
  1. The Institute policy does not permit educational materials to be sold directly by the advisors
  2. The Institute course material does not fall under open license or fair use guidelines and advisors must obtain copyright clearance from the Institute.
  3. The same rule applies to using third party educational materials. If an Advisor intends to use materials not owned by the Institute, they must first contact the Institute to obtain copyright clearance from the publisher.
  4. Advisors/staff that utilize copiers or take materials to off-campus vendors for reproduction assume all responsibility and liability for copyright compliance.
  5. The Berne Convention Act of 1988 qualifies all authored works as being copyrighted and does not require display of the familiar copyright notice.  Works distributed after March 1, 1989, do not require copyright notice.  As a result, it is necessary to assume that all works are protected by copyright laws, unless they are exempted by fair use or are defined as within the public domain.




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