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Terms of Use

User Postings

Our sites include a combination of content that we create, that our partners create, and that our users create. You acknowledge and agree to waive any claims against the ILEA and its affiliates for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection the publication of such submissions.

You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on the website any materials that (a) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; (c) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contain a computer virus or other destructive element; (e) contain advertising; or (f) constitute or contain false or misleading statements. We do not and cannot review all information posted to the website by users and are not responsible for such information. However, we reserve the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. We also maintain the right to protect the ILEA, and other users, from unlawful, inappropriate, or unwanted content and activity. We thus reserve the right to take any of the following actions without giving prior notice:

1. Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the website

2. Refuse, move, or remove any material that you submit to the website

3. Refuse, move, or remove any other content that is available on the website

Disclaimers

The content and functionality on the website is provided with the understanding that the ILEA is not herein engaged in rendering professional advice and services to you. All content and functionality of the website is provided “as is,’’ without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. ILEA and its third party content providers make no warranties express or implied, as to the ownership, accuracy, or adequacy of the content. We shall have no liability or responsibility for any information published on linked websites, contained in any user submissions published on the website, or provided by third parties.

We do not warrant that this website will be uninterrupted or error free. While we strive to maintain a high level of security for our systems, any material that you download or otherwise obtain through this website is done at your own discretion and risk. You solely are responsible for any potential damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from your download of any such material.

Third-Party Web Sites

We provide several links to other, third-party websites from this website. Much of the content on this website is in fact describing links to third party resources that have been vetted for quality and relevance. This website, in this sense, is an aggregator of high quality content on a specific topic but has no responsibility for the third party sites themselves. Terms of use for content found on these sites is governed and described by the terms of use and privacy policies, if any, of these sites. We do not advocate, sell, or license any of the products or services that we review or list, and we disclaim any responsibility for or liability related to them. Your correspondence or related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods-delivery transactions that you may or may not choose to engage in, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of your transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any product or service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.

Copyright

All original content on this website is the property of the United States Government.  Original resources and content is available for all users to download and use freely. This includes many of the articles, templates, presentations, workbooks, and other resources on this website. However, significant content on Kaizen Connect has been contributed by third party organizations and users must adhere to the copyright restrictions, if any, indicated on the individual resources. This includes resource descriptions that are followed by ‘Go to resource’. These are links to third-party sites, servers, and resources. The terms of use for content found on these sites is governed and described by the terms of use and privacy policies, if any, of the website on which the resource is found.

Resource use issues and concerns

We make every effort to ensure that we have permission to post, distribute, or link to all resources on this website, in the manner that we post them. Users are prohibited from posting information that infringes or violates copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights. However, with the thousands of documents available, often uploaded within short deadlines, and our acceptance of users contributed content, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. We expressly disclaim liability for copyright errors and omissions in the contents of this website

If you feel that we do not possess such rights for one or more resources contained herein, or if you feel that any content on this website is inappropriate, please write the Kaizen Company at: pcinfo@thekaizencompany.com, stating the specific resource(s) to which you refer and the nature of your claim. Should we deem your claim valid we will remove the resource(s) in question immediately.