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Terms of Use

This site is owned and operated by FC Organizational Products, LLC - "FCOP". These terms of use apply to and govern your, and any authorized user of your account, use of this site, including all services provided therein and within the Get Organized Community ("site"). Your use of this site signifies your agreement to be bound by these terms of use. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms of use, do not access or otherwise use this site. FCOP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of this site or these terms of use, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes to these terms of use will be effective when posted. You agree to review these terms of use periodically to be aware of any changes. Your continued use of this site after any changes to these terms of use are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes. Before using this site, review the FC Organziational Products Privacy Statement.

FCOP grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display this site and the materials thereon for your personal use only, provided that you comply fully with these terms of use. Your participation in on-line communications occurs in real time and may not be edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by FCOP. FCOP reserves the right to monitor content on the site and to remove content which FCOP, in its sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of these terms. In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the users of the site and avoids the harm that can result from disseminating statements that are false, malicious, violate the rights of others, or otherwise harmful, it is necessary to establish the following rules to protect against abuse:

  • Unless you are participating in an area of the site that requires or encourages anonymity, use your real name in online communications. (Parents, if you are concerned about your child's use of this site, please see our Privacy Statement.)
  • You may not post or transmit any message which is libelous, defamatory or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person. You may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program which may be deemed indecent, obscene or pornographic.
  • You may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.
  • You may not interfere with other users use of the site.
  • You may not post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, "Trojan horses" or any other contaminating or destructive features.
  • You may not post or transmit any message which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful. It is not the site's intent to discourage you from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, FCOP reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the site is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful.
  • You may not post or transmit charity requests, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes. You may not post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other users of the site for goods or services except in those areas (e.g., a classified bulletin board), if any, that are designated for such purpose.
  • You may not list or send unsolicited mass emailings to 10 people or more if such e-mail could reasonably be expected to provoke complaints from its recipients.
  • You may not use the facilities and capabilities of the service to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of others.
  • You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the site in any manner not allowed for herein.
  • FCOP controls the operation of this site from its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States of America, and makes no representation that these materials are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this site from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSES

The entire contents of the site are copyrighted by FCOP under international copyright laws. (See the Copyright Information included below). You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use. You may make: (a) one machine readable copy, (b) one backup copy, and (c) one print copy of any portions of material downloaded from the different areas of the site solely for your non-commercial use. Any other copying, redistribution, retransmission or publication of any downloaded material, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of FCOP (see Use of FCOP Material included below) or any third party information provider to the site. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.

USER SUBMISSIONS

Any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary communications. FCOP shall have no obligations with respect to the communications. FCOP and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the communications and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your submission, as provided herein. FCOP is under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide and FCOP may remove any submission at any time in its sole discretion.

DISCLAIMER

You understand that FCOP cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the site for the reconstruction of any lost data. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site and the Internet. FCOP does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including without limitation warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the site, any merchandise, information or service provided through the site or on the Internet generally, and FCOP shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any such transaction. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the site or on the Internet generally. FCOP does not warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the site will be corrected. The site and any software made available on the site are provided on an "as is, as available" basis.

The documents and related graphics published on this site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. FCOP and/or its respective suppliers may make improvements and changes in the product(s) or the program(s) described herein at any time.

Some links on this site may let you leave FCOP site. The linked sites are not under the control of FCOP and FCOP is not responsible for the contents of the linked site, any linked site contained in a link site, or any changes or updates to such sites. FCOP provides links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by FCOP of the site. You understand further that the Internet contains unedited materials some of which are sexually explicit or may be offensive to you. You access such materials at your risk. FCOP has no control over and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for such materials.

LIMITED LIABILITY

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall FCOP be liable for any indirect, special, exemplary, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the site, the site materials, or the software, even if FCOP has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall FCOP' total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort [including, but not limited to, negligence, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, FCOP liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

NOTICE SPECIFIC TO SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE

Any software that is made available to download from this server ("Software") is the copyrighted work of FCOP and/or its suppliers. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement that accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement").

The Software is made available for downloading solely for use by end users in accordance with the License Agreement. Any copying or reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with this License Agreement is expressly prohibited. The Software and other technology products are warranted, if at all, only according to the terms of the License Agreement. Except as warranted in the License Agreement, FCOP and its affiliates hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to the Software and other technology products, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

Any Software downloaded from this Server for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities ("U.S. Government"), is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in sub-paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or sub-paragraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable. Some Software from this site may be subject to export or re-export controls imposed by the United States and may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the U.S. has places an embargo, including without limitation, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, or Yugoslavia; (b) to everyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's Specially Designated Nationals list, or (c) the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders. If you download or use the Software, you represent that and warrant that you are not located in, or under the control of or a national of any such country or on any such list.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless FCOP, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the site from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement by you.

The provisions of these Terms of Use are for the benefit of FCOP and its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party information providers to the site. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

TERMINATION

You understand and agree that FCOP may, in its sole discretion and at any time, terminate your password, Account or use of any forum, and discard and remove any content posted or submitted by you to any forum, for any reason. FCOP may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue any forum or limit or restrict any users access thereto, for any reason. You understand and agree that FCOP may take any one or more of these actions without prior notice to you. Should FCOP take any of these actions, it may, in its sole discretion, immediately deactivate and/or delete any or all information about and concerning your account, including your Registration Information and submitted content. You understand and agree that FCOP shall not have any liability to you or any other person for any termination of your access to any forum and/or the removal of information concerning your account.

MISCELLANEOUS

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah and the United States of America, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. In no event shall you be entitled to injunctive or other equitable relief. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Copyright Information

This web site is the property of FC Organizational Products, LLC. ("FCOP"). © 2010 FC Organizational Products, LLC. All rights reserved. * FranklinCovey is a registered trademark of FranklinCovey Co. Used by permission. All other third party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Registered and/or pending trademarks of FCOP in the United States and foreign countries are used throughout this site. Use of the trademark symbols "®" or "™" is limited to one or two prominent trademark usages for each mark per page. In addition, the entire content of this website is copyrighted by FCOP. Use of these trademarks and of the content on this website is prohibited unless otherwise authorized in writing by FCOP.

Pursuant to certain requirements of distribution partners, FCOP has included the "™" and "®" symbols on the first or most prominent use of their trademarked terms. Listed below are a few of third party trademarks that appear most often on this site:

  • Palm OS, HotSync, and Graffiti are registered trademarks and Palm and the Palm Powered logo are trademarks of Palm, Inc.
  • Starfish and TrueSync are registered trademarks of Starfish Software, Inc.
  • Microsoft, Windows, PowerPoint, and Outlook are registered trademarks of Microsoft, Inc.
  • Windows Mobile is a registered trademark of Microsoft.
  • All other trademarks understood to be owned by others are used in a non-trademark manner for explanatory purposes only or ownership by others is indicated to the extent known. FCOP also utilizes an asterisk "*" beside the first or most prominent use of trademarks not owned by FCOP indicating ownership of the trademark belonging to another entity.

Use of FCOP Material

FCOP encourages individuals and organizations to share their impressions of FCOP materials; in fact, we maintain that sharing is one of the best methods to internalize FCOP content. However, our worldwide organization has the stewardship of providing professional training and disseminating FCOP material. In doing so, it is essential for us to maintain the integrity of our material and ensure that there is accurate and appropriate representation and presentation of our materials. FCOP actively pursues unauthorized use of its materials to the extent known by FCOP.

FCOP materials are protected by U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. FCOP is bound by those laws to regulate the use of their intellectual property. For this reason, the following are ways in which FCOP allows its material to be used:

LICENSING

Your organization may become licensed to use FCOP material internally. FCOP has licensed or otherwise worked cooperatively with thousands of organizations that have expressed an interest in utilizing the concepts in our products within their organization and FCOP would welcome the opportunity to do so with you.

To learn more about our licensing procedures, please call 888-817-1776.

PERMISSION

If you would like to use FCOP materials on a limited basis, you must submit a completed Permission Request Form.

FCOP reviews each request on a case-by-case basis, and may or may not approve your request in its sole discretion. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your request to be processed. FCOP will notify you in writing of its decision to either approve or disapprove your request. Additional use fees may be charged in FCOP' reasonable discretion.

If you are emailing your request from outside of the United States of America, please specify that it is an "International Permission Request" in the subject line to assist us in routing your request to the right person.

  • Printing/copying articles from this site:

Permission is hereby granted to you, an individual user of this site, without further written authorization from FCOP for you to print out or photocopy up to ten (10) copies of an article found of this site subject to the following terms and conditions:

The article must be owned by FCOP. FCOP periodically posts articles from third party sources. Permission must be obtained from the proper owner. The article copies may only be distributed free of charge and for personal reference only. The article copies will not be used or distributed as part of a training program or in conjunction with any product or service. You agree to include the existing copyright found at the bottom of the article on each copy. If a copyright notice does not exist, you agree to include the following notice with each copy: © [Year] FC Organziational Products, LLC. Reprinted with permission from FC Organziational Products, LLC., www.franklinplanner.com. All rights reserved.

Any use not allowed for in this Section requires separate review and written permission from FCOP. Submit your request as specified in Permissions above.

  • University/College/Educational Institution Request to Copy From a FranklinCovey book:

Permission is hereby granted to you, an individual user of this site, without further written authorization from FranklinCovey, Co. for a University, College, or other educational institution to make up to fifty (50) copies ONLY of up to twenty five (25) pages ONLY from one of the following FranklinCovey, Co. books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Principle-Centered Leadership, First Things First, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, Living the 7 Habits, or What Matters Most. Permission is granted subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • The FCOP material is used as less than ten percent (10%) of the entire course.
  • The material is utilized as supplemental material only.
  • Use of a FranklinCovey, Co. book as a textbook for an educational course is prohibited. Contact FranklinCovey, Co. to learn more about how to become licensed to facilitate within your organization the corresponding training program (See Licensing above).
  • The following notice appears on the first page of each copied packet of pages - Excerpted from [Book Title] by [Author], © [Date and Name of copyright owner]. Reprinted with permission from Franklin Covey Co., www.franklincovey.com. All rights reserved.
  • Any use not allowed for in this Section requires separate review and written permission from FCOP. Submit your request as specified in Permissions above.
  • Utilizing Quotes from FCOP products:

Permission is hereby granted to you, an individual user of this site, without further written authorization from FCOP for an individual or organization to excerpt quotes from a FCOP product, subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • The excerpted quote must be owned by FCOP. FCOP utilizes quotes from third party sources throughout its products. Permission must be obtained from the proper owner.
  • The quote is less than fifty (50) words and does not include FCOP or FranklinCovey Co. trademarks, (for example, additional written permission is required from FranklinCovey, Co. to be able to list The 7 Habits, which are each registered trademark to FranklinCovey, Co.).
  • The quote is used as less than five percent (5%) of the entire work in which it will appear.
  • The quote is used within text or as a stand alone quote as long as the quote does not appear as a chapter heading, title, on the book cover, on product packaging, or on marketing pieces.
  • The quote is not used in any manner that is taken out of context or misrepresents the intended meaning of the author.
  • Proper acknowledgment to the author and source of the quote (book, article, etc.) must be included with the quote.
  • Use of a FCOP or FranklinCovey Co. model or graphic in connection with a quote is prohibited without further written authorization from FCOP or FranklinCovey Co.
  • Any use not allowed for in this Section requires separate review and written permission from FCOP. Submit your request as specified in Permissions above.

BOOK STUDY GROUPS AND REVIEWS:

Follow the FCOP Study Group Guidelines to hold a study group of any FranklinCovey book.

FRANKLINCOVEY BOOK STUDY GUIDELINES

  1. An actual study group has all participants equally contributing to the discussion. There should not be one individual conducting a training or overview.
  2. Individuals should purchase their own materials for personal use. If the organization provides the books, they are given to the participants for their personal use free of charge.
  3. The study group should not be mandatory. Participants should not be required to attend as part of their job performance review.
  4. The study group should be held on a one-time-only basis, i.e., all in one evening, two 2-hour sessions, four 1-hour sessions, or, for Educational Institutional use, up to 10 percent of the entire class time.
  5. The study group should be held on participant's personal time, not during business hours.
  6. The participants should not pay or be paid to attend.
  7. No FCOP or FranklinCovey Co. materials should be reproduced in any manner for this book study without separate written permission from FCOP and/or FranklinCovey Co.

Any use not allowed for in this Section requires separate review and written permission from FCOP and/or FranklinCovey Co. Submit your request as specified in Permissions above.

Follow the FCOP Book Review Guidelines to offer a book review on a FCOP and/or FranklinCovey Co. book.

FCOP BOOK REVIEW GUIDELINES

  1. No one should be paid to attend or to offer the book review.
  2. The reviewer should not be a "teacher" or "presenter" of the book content.
  3. The book review should be brief, up to about 15 minutes long.
  4. The following information should be shared:
    • State the author, book title, and any relevant background information on the author, period, and/or genre.
    • Give a very brief summary of the book.
    • Share your personal experience with the book content.
    • Comment on the author's style and effectiveness of the presentation of the information in the book.
    • Conclude with how the book content is relevant to you personally.

Any use not allowed for in this Section requires separate review and written permission from FCOP and/or FranklinCovey Co. Submit your request as specified in Permissions above.

Other Information

UNSOLICITED SUGGESTIONS/FEEDBACK AND PRODUCT IDEAS

All unsolicited suggestions, feedback, and product ideas are submitted to FCOP on a non-confidential basis. All submissions are subject to the User Submissions policy included above.

UNSOLICITED SUGGESTIONS/FEEDBACK: All suggestions may be submitted to comments@franklinplanner.com or leave a voice mail message at (801) 817-4100.

UNSOLICITED PRODUCT IDEAS: FCOP is not accepting new product proposals at this time.

Contacts

For any additional questions concerning the terms specified on this page, contact FCOP Legal Services or the FCOP Webmaster:

Ms. Michael Bettin
Director of Legal Services
Franklin Covey Co.
2200 West Parkway Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 817-5635
Fax: (801) 817-8197
e-mail: legal@franklincovey.com

FCOP Webmaster
2200 West Parkway Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
e-mail: webmaster@franklinplanner.com

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