Legal Stuff: Privacy and the SCOPEVision® "Learning License"
Have you always wondered what you could do with Web site materials? What we could do with information you may provide us in emails?
Identifying information disclosed in emails sent to the site or otherwise to SCOPEVision will not be shared with anyone else, unless you consent. SCOPEVision LLC may correspond with you directly, unless you tell us to stop.
The SCOPEVision® Trademark
For ease of reading, the trademark symbol is not affixed every time SCOPEVision and the SCOPEVision tools are used. Except for CinemaScope®, the SCOPE metaphors are trademarked and may not be used to identify any other business, service, or product. Of course, SCOPEVision LLC does not own "quality" ideas. However, where the SCOPE tools are used in an integrated way as described on this site, SCOPEVision LLC must be identified as the owner. Read on, it's not as bad as it sounds.
Now for the good news. With marking as described here, you have the right to use any of these materials on this site for not-for-profit purposes so long as SCOPEVision LLC is identified as the business that owns the copyright and the SCOPEVision® service mark is properly used. On each page of SCOPEVision materials (those downloaded from this site or otherwise displaying the SCOPE tools) prepared for distribution or display, where the SCOPEVision LLC notice does not already appear, include the following notice:
Copyright © 2004-2010 SCOPEVision LLC. All Rights Reserved. SCOPEVision® and the SCOPE™ tools are trademarks of SCOPEVision LLC. Permission Granted.
"Not-for-profit" use includes expense reimbursements in connection with conducting presentations and the furnishing of meals (as is commonly done) but does not include receipt of honoraria.
Businesses may also use these materials for internal continuous improvement. They just can't market or use SCOPEVision to generate income from the learning model. The intent here is to permit the distribution of the ideas in SCOPEVision and use by individuals, nonprofits, governments, and businesses (internally) for continuous process improvement. So "have at" the Web page download. (Come on, we know you do it . . .) Just give SCOPEVision LLC credit, and no fair making money off the SCOPEVision idea!
SCOPEVision LLC reserves the right to terminate licenses granted in accordance with the rules on this page upon 30 days written notice, furnished to the email address provide below or otherwise. For example, by way of illustration and not limitation (sorry for the legalese), if we find out that SCOPEVision was launched in a grand fashion as the next flavor-of-the-month, installed and then mandated by leadership without their engagement, and toxic cynicism has erupted, termination of the license might be an option. This paragraph means that the license is revocable, but plenty of time is given to find another quality management model to "launch and install."
The Catch? Give Us a "Learning Notice"
The license above is conditional on your providing a notice to SCOPEVision LLC (Richard@SCOPEVision.net) that identifies the user, user's email address, date and location of the use, and a brief description of how SCOPEVision was used. We hope that you will help us learn from you by telling us what worked, what didn't, and how you would change or add to the SCOPEVision tools. By using SCOPEVision, you allow us to contact you at least once to find out more about how this model worked and how it might be improved. This won't be a contact to solicit work. As we said at the top of this page, after that one contact, you can then tell us to stop contacting you, and we will.
Unconventional License? Yes
We know that this is a bit unconventional, but we are trying to make SCOPEVision available to you to use if you think it might be helpful in improving your operations. Email SCOPEVision LLC if you have any questions about the scope of this license. Also, let us know if this doesn't meet your need for understanding the legal rules. We want you using SCOPEVision, and if this frightened you off, then we failed!
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