Privacy Policy

Collection of Your Information

Our web server does not automatically recognize any information regarding the domain or e-mail address of visitors to our site. Institute for Lean Systems stores information that you provide when submitting Institute for Lean Systems Community Registration through our site. Institute for Lean Systems does not distribute, sell, member lists to third parties. Institute for Lean Systems may, from time to time, contact you about a particular offering, to update your member profile or about Institute for Lean Systems services that may be of interest to you.

Security of Your Information

Institute for Lean Systems is committed to protecting the security of your information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in a controlled facility. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of 128-bit encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card number when confirming an order. After order processing we do not store your credit card information.

Use of Session Cookies

Institute for Lean Systems uses “session cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A session cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Session cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Session cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the session cookie to you. These session cookie files disappear when you end your session. They are not stored permanently on your computer.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Institute for Lean Systems services or Web sites you visit.

Institute for Lean Systems Member Unsubscribe

You may choose not to receive emails and newsletters from Institute for Lean Systems. You may also stop the delivery of future email from Institute for Lean Systems by following the specific instructions in the email you receive. The instructions explain how to stop receiving such emails. Alternatively, Institute for Lean Systems let us know by sending us email, telephoning or writing to us at the address on our Contact Us page.

Institute for Lean Systems Intellectual Property

Institute for Lean Systems maintains all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the text and graphic images contained on this website, but we encourage proper use and dissemination of our material. Excerpted material of more than a line or two must be credited to us with the statement:

The information here is intended primarily for the personal viewing of our readers. It can’t be duplicated, distributed, modified, publicly displayed or used for commercial purposes in whole or in part without the prior expressed written permission of Institute for Lean Systems. If you would like to request permission to use an article, to republish material from any of Institute for Lean Systems publications or to acquire other information from Institute for Lean Systems, please send a permission request to

Changes to this Policy

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the privacy policy. For material changes to this privacy policy, we will notify you either by placing a prominent notice on the home page of our Web site or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy policy and any updates.


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