2. How to Use the Cognitive Edge Materials
We’re providing with you with an online library of resources we are calling ‘The LIBRARY’ for your professional use. Access to and use of the LIBRARY depends upon your level of membership.
Levels of Access:
Premium: Subscribers who pay the nominal annual fee to Cognitive Edge have almost full access to all of the resources provided through this website. The resources available to Premium subscribers will expand and build over time.
Basic: Individuals who do not have a subscription but have registered to join the Cognitive Edge Network have limited access to a narrower range of our resources. Basic membership will permit access to the core training curriculum that used to be taught as our “Accreditation” training in the past.
Public: Site visitors who can view the website and learn what is available from Cognitive Edge.
Below is a summary of how you can use the resources in The LIBRARY, based upon your membership level.
Commercial v. Non-commercial Use: Briefly, only Premium members can use the resources for commercial engagements. The other two levels cannot.
“Basic” users can use the resources for internal consulting only—i.e., within their own organizations. “Public” users (i.e., site visitors who do not register) can read much about the resources but cannot use them.
How Each Level Can Use Cognitive Edge Resources:
Members subscribing to Premium access: There are at least four major benefits for Premium members:
The use of this premium content is governed by the terms of this user agreement—and in particular those terms marked to apply to Premium content subscribers.
Members subscribing to Basic access have:
Basic content, marked accordingly, is provided under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license.
Public (Site Visitors): Site visitors can:
Access to Website Materials: Read what is posted on the website for public viewing—including full copies of member stories, articles, podcast and much more—as well as abstracts of some of the materials reserved for Basic members and Premium Members.
Some Public content, marked accordingly, is provided under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license.
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Public and Basic content is available for use under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license. Attribution of work is to follow the following marking format:
The Cognitive Edge method is ©2012 Cognitive Edge (USA) Inc., used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Noderivs license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/.
Premium content use attribution should be as follows:
The Cognitive Edge method used herein in whole or in part of a derived work is ©2012 Cognitive Edge (USA) Inc., is used under license agreement terms which can be found at http://cognitive-edge.com/about/user-agreement
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License for Premium Members
As a Premium Member, you have access to our website content and most of the tools available there for commercial use. The most important point: You can use our website content and documents only in accordance with this license.
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Definitions for this Premium Content License:
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“CE Content” means the content on the Cognitive Edge website and the documents that are accessible from that site. Remember that all CE Content is copyrighted.
“Commercial Engagement” means that a company has engaged you to perform consulting services.
“Reproduce” means that you copy the CE Content (or any Adaptation).
“Distribute” means that you provide copies of the CE Content or any Adaptation to others.
“Publicly Perform” means that you use the CE Content or any Adaptation in front of an audience; or members of that audience (or anyone else) can obtain access to that performance (e.g., a video on the web) or they have access (e.g., PDFs on your website) of Adaptations.
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