Terms and Conditions of Use

By its ruling dated 10-06-2015 the European Court of Justice has declared the European Commission’s decision on Safe Harbor for invalid. Until a successor to the Safe Harbor Agreement is concluded between the EU and the US, Hermann International shall only transfer personal data to the U.S. based on an explicit consent of the data subject. Any participant to a survey will receive a consent declaration prior to filling out the survey. A given consent can be reject with effect for the future by e-mail atinfo@hbdi.com. The consent declaration is available for download here. 

Intellectual property
Copyrights
You should assume that everything you see or read on this Site is protected by copyright unless otherwise stated and may only be used according to these Terms and Conditions. Images and text are either the property of, or used with permission by, Herrmann International. The use of these images or text by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions. Any unauthorized use of the images or text may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

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Trademarks
The trademarks, logos and service marks (“trademarks”) displayed on this Web site are the property of Herrmann International or other third parties. Users are not permitted to use these marks without the prior written consent of Herrmann International or such third party that may own the mark. The marks: Whole Brain®, Whole Brain Technology®, Whole Brain Thinking®, Whole Brain Creativity®, Better Thinking Better Results™ The Business of Thinking®, HBDI®, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument®, Herrmann®, 4-quadrant design (in monochrome and 4 colors) , and others not listed here but used on the web site are trademarks (registered, applied for , or common law) of Herrmann International.

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Links to Other Materials
Any linked sites contained herein are not under the control of Herrmann International, it is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Herrmann International reserves the right to terminate any links or linking program at any time. Herrmann International does not endorse companies or products to which it links and reserves the right to note as such on its web pages. If you decide to access any third party sites linked to this website, you do this entirety at your own risk.

Applicable Laws and Export Control
Herrmann International controls and operates this website from its location in the United States. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of North Carolina, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. Those who choose to access this website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export any material within this website in violation of the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations or other requirements of the U.S. Government regulating the export of such information

Privacy Policy
We log files which include the domain and host from which you access the internet , the IP address of your computer, the browser software and operating system, the date and time of access and your last link to our site. View detailed description here.

Cookies
Our website uses “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive. We may use cookies to measure traffic patterns, personalize content, control security and to help us make our site more useful. The cookies we use supply non-personally identifiable information, but may identify your OS version, browser and Internet specifications. You have the choice to accept, reject or be notified when a site sets a cookie by configuring your browser preferences.

Information Collection
Herrmann International will not collect any personal information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily through visible means of data entry or collection. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us. You may supply information by responding to online surveys and registration pages, subscribing to our newsletters, placing an order on-line, or sending an e-mail to Herrmann International. Please be aware that by using this site and sending information to us electronically, you consent to trans-border and international transmission of any data that you may choose to supply us. Information transmissions to this site and e-mails sent to us may not be secure. Given the inherent operation and nature of the Internet, all Internet transmissions are done at your own risk. If you provide us your email address, you agree to allow us to correspond with you and send you information periodically.

Special notice to users of the HBDI® Survey form:
In order to complete the HBDI® Survey Form, the respondent must supply some personal information such as: name, telephone number, address, and preferences among various thinking style descriptors. Herrmann International uses this information to calculate the HBDI® Profile. Some additional demographic and research information is optional and is noted as such on the form.

The data resulting from the 120 questions on the HBDI® survey are used to create a “profile” transparency page, “data summary sheet”, “narrative description” and “mini profile” page, all of which are printed and packaged in a sealed, confidential packet. These packets are provided to the certified HBDI® survey facilitator for distribution to the respondent or sent directly to the respondent.

HBDI® information is collected and calculated in a database secured behind a firewall and is accessible only to designated employees of Herrmann International who are under contract to maintain its confidentiality. In those situations where the HBDI® survey is completed under the auspices of a third-party certified, licensed HBDI® practitioner, that practitioner also has access to this information. The use and confidentiality of HBDI® data by the practitioner is governed by the Herrmann International Licensing Agreement and you agree to its terms by use of this survey.

Use of Information
The information Herrmann International collects is used for the following purposes: 1) to improve the content of our website, 2) to notify customers about updates to our website, and 3) to contact customers for marketing purposes. Information collected through this site may be supplied to affiliates of HERRMANN INTERNATIONAL and other companies HERRMANN INTERNATIONAL has asked to perform work for us under contract. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

User Conduct
You shall not in any manner: (i) distribute, use or make copies of, or otherwise duplicate any materials contained on our website, except as expressly authorized under these Terms or authorized by Herrmann International; (ii) make our website, or any Materials contained on our website, available to any unauthorized third party; (iii) sell, loan, rent, lease, re-license, sublicense, transmit, distribute, re-distribute, or timeshare our website, or create any Internet “link” to the Website without prior express written authorization from Herrmann International, or “frame” or “mirror” the materials or services contained on or accessible from our website on any other server or Internet-based device; (iv) cause or permit the reverse engineering, disassembly, decompilation of, or any other attempt to derive any software comprising or available through the Website, except to the extent permitted by law; or (v) remove, alter, amend, or otherwise tamper with any titles, trademarks, copyright, restricted rights notices, or other proprietary rights legend, or any license agreement, included or provided with our website. In addition, without limitation, You agree not to use our website: (a) to harvest, collect, gather or assemble any Materials for other than internal, noncommercial use; (b) to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (c) to transmit or post any material or information which is unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, threatening, harmful, abusive, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable; (d) to transmit any material that may infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, or right of publicity; (d) to transmit any material that contains software viruses or other harmful or deleterious computer code, files or programs such as trojan horses, worms, time bombs, “cancelbots” or the like; (e) to interfere with or disrupt servers or networks connected to our website, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (f) to attempt to gain unauthorized access to our website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to our website, through password mining or any other means; or (g) to harass or interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of our website.

Flexible Cancellation/Substitution Policy
Cancellations received up to fifteen (15) working days before the workshop (in writing or via email if receipt is confirmed) are refundable, minus a $50 registration service charge.  After that, cancellations are subject to the entire workshop fee, which you may apply toward a future workshop.  Please note that if you don’t cancel and don’t attend, you are still responsible for payment.  Substitution requests must be made up to ten (10) working days before the workshop.

Notification of Changes
HERRMANN INTERNATIONAL reserves the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to review the posted Policy periodically for any changes or updates.

Disclaimer
ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” FOR YOUR USE. HERRMANN INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. HERRMANN INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THIS WEB SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability
HERRMANN INTERNATIONAL AND ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF HERRMANN INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IN JURISDICTIONS THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

If you do not accept these terms, you are not authorized to access and use this Website, and you are required to exit this website immediately.