Terms and Conditions of Use

I. Copyright and Reproduction

Focus Consulting’s general policies on granting permission for the use of its website, copying of print graphics or publications, copying of digital graphics, information or publications and the ‘fair use’ of content and Focus Consulting’s material or information are outlined here.

Except as outlined below, all rights are reserved.

‘Fair use’ of Focus Consulting’s content is defined as

  • the excerption of Focus Consulting’s copyrighted material for such purposes as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research in which the use is for non-commercial purposes
  • the reproduction of less than 10 per cent of a published data set.

Fair use is freely authorized as long as due reference is given to the specific Focus Consulting source or sources.

Reproduction of contents of the website

Focus Consulting’s freely authorizes the downloading and/or printing of the contents of its website for any non-commercial use. You may use or cite the contents of the website only if you give a clear reference to its source. For any commercial use of the content on this website (e.g. repurposing or reprinting information, graphics and content for cash sales), please obtain written permission from Focus Consulting. For use of non-Focus Consulting material, permission must be obtained from the copyright owner.

Since the website is frequently updated and modified, you should not copy contents from the website for reproduction on your own website. Instead, you should create links to pages on the website. Creating links to the website is freely permitted, so long as this is done in a manner that is not misleading, e.g. does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with Focus Consulting. Please inform Focus Consulting when such links are created.

Reproduction of Focus Consulting Publications and Material

Permission to copy Focus Consulting’s publications and materials by institutions, educators, and other users may be obtained from Focus Consulting.

Ccopying and scanning of Focus Consulting publications by all others: you may make single copies for your own private use. For all other purposes, such as copies made for any public or commercial purpose, or if copies will be sold at a cash price to readers, permission must be obtained from Focus Consulting.

Authors and publishers who intend to reproduce a Focus Consulting publication or materials in whole or in part should contact Focus Consulting with details of the publications, materials and uses for which permission is sought and the publication in which it is to be reproduced (including the price, print run and intended distribution).

II. Terms and Conditions of usage of the website

Usage of website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.

Personal, non-commercial usage

Focus Consulting grants permission to visit its website and to download and copy information, graphics, data, documents, and materials from the website for personal, non-commercial usage only, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works, subject to these terms and conditions of usage and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to particular information within the website. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Commercial Usage

Focus Consulting offers services and applies fees for commercial usage of its information and material.

On request to Focus Consulting, specific data and information packages can be obtained.


The information on the website is provided ‘as is’ and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Focus Consulting shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred or suffered in connection with its website, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, even if Focus Consulting has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Except where expressly stated, the materials on this website represent views of the authors thereof and are not necessarily those of Focus Consulting. Focus Consulting does not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on its website by third parties, or of any information in third-party websites and publications that may be linked to the website or referred to within it.

All postings to forums on the website become the sole property of Focus Consulting, which reserves the right to modify or remove them. Focus Consulting shall have no obligation to review or screen any postings, but postings to moderated forums may not appear on this website until after the moderator has approved them. Postings to the website, whether approved by a moderator or not, are not endorsed by Focus Consulting. Visitors shall use forums on the website solely for lawful and ethical purposes related to the subject of each particular forum.

This website may include content that has been translated from English or to English. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of translations, the version used by is the English version of the document, as English is the working language of Focus Consulting.


Focus Consulting reserves the right in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration, to modify or terminate its website and to deny any user access to its website, information, materials or any portion thereof.

These terms and conditions of usage constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver or amendment of these terms and conditions of usage shall be binding upon Focus Consulting unless in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

These terms and conditions of usage will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Canada.

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