International Institute of Management
Terms and Conditions of Use
Intellectual Property and Copyrights
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
of Terms and Conditions of Use
You agree not to use
the Institute's website or any of its resources in order to:
- Violate any local, state, federal, or
- 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 pertinent
- We respect the privacy of our web visitors;
we do not collect personally identifiable information, unless
voluntarily provided. For example, you might enable cookies, reveal
your IP address, or voluntarily provide email contact information to
subscribe to the Institute newsletter, send feedback, or in
conjunction with a survey.
- We do not share such information with a
third party without your consent.
If you voluntarily provide
your email address or other contact information for one of these
purposes, we might also use the information to inform you of changes
to the Institute products or services. At your request, we will
remove your contact information from our email database.
if a website visitor or a user violates intellectual property rights
or engage in harassment, defamation, or business interference
against the Institute or any of its members, then Institute reserves
the right to share the information with relevant authorities,
including but not limited to the U.S. courts.
have questions or concerns about this policy, please
Submitting Content to the Institute
- You will only submit content that is fully owned by you or
for which you have full copyrights to the material
- 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 whatsoever.
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 access content
such as research papers, articles or case studies in print or online for
clients 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 of free
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, and journalists in an educational non-commercial settings under fair-use rule. However, you many not use them for commercial
purposes such as publishing them on a website that
derive income from paid advertising. If you charge
a fee for using our proprietary material, then you may be
violating intellectual property rights. If you are a government
employee, you still need a licensing fee for distribution and/or
To make inquiries regarding licensing for use, reprint or
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
If you believe that a portion of the Institute material
infringes another's copyright, please
The Institute Copyrights
- 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.
- Users are not permitted to download or use
material or contents without explicit written permission from the Institute.
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.
- Users may not copy or distribute any the
material without explicit written permission from the Institute.
- In using the materials you warrant to the
you will not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of the Institute or its
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
For copyright permissions please
Internal Copyrights Policy Statement
- 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.
- 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
policy, do so at their own risk, and assume all liability.
- While the Institute Advisors may refer students to publicly available resources,
Advisors my not produce/copy/print any third-party educational materials without
permission from the authors.
Should you see any copyright violations by the Institute or its advisors,
immediately to have us correct it
Internal Copyright Clearance Procedures
Prohibitions and Areas of Caution
- Staff should review the copyright content (if any) of class packets
and submit the appropriate form(s) and information to the copyright coordinator
- The copyright coordinator must determine copyright status and if required, obtain written permission from
the copyright holder before the material can be reproduced.
- 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.
- The Institute policy does not permit educational materials to be sold directly by the
- The Institute course material does not fall under open license and advisors must obtain copyright clearance from the Institute.
- 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
to obtain copyright clearance from the publisher.
- Advisors/staff that utilize copiers or take materials to
for reproduction assume all responsibility and liability for copyright
- 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
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
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
- 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
- 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.
have questions or concerns about this policy, please
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
- Arbitration Claim Procedure: For any dispute
you have with the Institute, you agree to first contact the
Institute and attempt to resolve the dispute informally. If the
Institute has not been able to resolve the dispute with you
informally, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or
controversy (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable
relief) arising out of or in connection with or relating to any IIM
agreement by binding arbitration by the American Arbitration
- Arbitration Location: Unless you and the
Institute agree otherwise, the arbitration will be conducted in the
county of Clark, Nevada.
- Arbitration Fees: Each party will be
responsible for paying any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator
fees in accordance with AAA rules.
If any website visitor or a user violates
intellectual property rights or engage in harassment, defamation, or
business interference against the Institute or any of its members, then
Institute reserves the right to bring the lawsuit in US court.
Governing Law. This will be governed, construed, and enforced according to the
laws of the State of Nevada, without regard to its conflict of laws
Consent to Jurisdiction. Each party hereby irrevocably
consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of Clark County, State of Nevada
in connection with any matter arising out of this agreement or the
transactions contemplated hereunder.
Consent to Service. Each party hereby irrevocably agrees
that process may be served on it in any manner authorized by the Laws of
the State of Nevada for such persons, and waives any objection which it
might otherwise have to service of process under the Laws of the State
Severability. If any part of this agreement is declared unenforceable or
invalid, the remainder will continue to be valid and enforceable.
Injunctive Relief. Nothing herein shall prevent either
party from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts
for matters related to data security, intellectual property or any
unauthorized access to the service.
Class Actions. All claims must be brought in the parties' individual capacity,
and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or
representative proceeding, and, unless we agree otherwise, the
arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims.
Waiver of Jury Trial. You agree that, by entering into
these terms, you and the Institute are each waiving the right to a trial
by jury or to participate in a class action.