Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 20/02/2023

The World Academy of Productivity Science values our visitors’ personal information and understands the need for security and trust surrounding such information.

The World Academy of Productivity Science (hereinafter referred to as “WAPS,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this privacy policy which describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the WAPS website located at (our “Website”), and our practices for collecting, using, protecting, and disclosing that information.

WAPS may work with selected third parties to provide certain features on the Website such as social-sharing functions. This privacy policy does not govern any information you choose to provide directly to such third parties. Such third parties have their own privacy policies that govern how they may collect, use, and disclose the information that you provide.

Information Collection and Use

When using our Website, you may voluntarily provide “personal information” that identifies you as an individual, including your name and contact information. We may use the personal information that you provide for our operational purposes, including the activities described below. We may also use the information that you provide to contact you with offers or items that may interest you. You may, however, use many features of the Website without providing personal information.

When you choose to provide us with personal information, we may combine it with other information about you that we receive from third parties.


Occasionally, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in surveys on our Website or through a third-party service provider. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Other than as described in this policy, we will not share the personal information you provide through a survey with third parties unless we give you prior notice and a choice to opt out.

Tell a Friend/Forward to a Colleague

If you use referral services to tell a friend/colleague about our Website, activities, or electronic newsletters, you will be asked to provide your name and contact information including your email address and your friend/colleague’s email address. WAPS or our service provider may use this information for the purpose of sending the one-time referred email, but does not retain these email addresses.

Automatically-Collected Data

We and our service providers may use various technologies to collect data automatically about your use of our Website. We use this automatically-collected data for our operational purposes such as to administer and improve the Website. We also use these technologies to personalize your experience with WAPS and to provide functions such as storing your password or recording other preferences. 

Your browser may offer tools to reject or delete cookies. If you reject cookies on your browser, you may still use our Website, but your ability to use some areas of our Website may be limited. Even if you set your browser to reject cookies, we may continue to collect data automatically through other technologies.

WAPS may use service providers, such as Google Analytics, that may use cookies to collect information about your online activities across this and other sites over time for non-advertising purposes. To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data and the choices Google may offer to control these activities, you may visit

Communications from the Website and Your Choices

If you provide your contact information, including subscribing to our electronic newsletter(s) or asking to receive other materials, we will use your email address to send the requested materials. We may also send emails notifying you of other newsletters and products that may be of interest to you.


Newsletters and Promotional Communications: We provide you with the opportunity to opt out of receiving newsletters and promotional email communications from us. If you no longer wish to receive electronic newsletters and/or promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving these communications by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication. 

Information Sharing and Disclosure

At times, we share aggregated demographic information about our user base with selected third-party partners. We may also share de-identified information in our discretion. This aggregated or de-identified information does not identify individual users.

Links to Other Sites

This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by WAPS. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.

Correcting or Updating Personal Information

You may ask to correct, update, or deactivate your personal information within our communications systems by emailing us at


The security of your personal information is important to us. WAPS uses commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect the security of your personal information. For example, we may encrypt information using technologies such as Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL).

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our Website.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

We may periodically modify this privacy statement without further notice to you. It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified on the page. Please revisit this page to check for any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy or our information practices, please contact us at:

Terms of Use

Welcome to the World Academy of Productivity Science Website. WAPS provides services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit this Website, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future WAPS service or visit or purchase from any business affiliated with WAPS, whether or not included in this Website, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to such service or business.


Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your visit to the World Academy of Productivity Science Website, to understand our practices.

Electronic Communications

When you visit this Website and send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically and thus consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.


All content included on this Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of WAPS or its content suppliers and protected by Canada and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of WAPS unless otherwise noted and protected by Canada and international copyright laws. All software used on this Website is the property of WAPS or its software suppliers and protected by Canada and international copyright laws.


World Academy of Productivity Science, and other marks indicated on our Website are trademarks of WAPS or its subsidiaries, in Canada and other countries. WAPS’ trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not WAPS’, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits WAPS. All other trademarks not owned by WAPS or its parent organization or subsidiaries that appear on this Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by WAPS or its parent organization or subsidiaries.

License and Site Access

WAPS grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Website and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of WAPS. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this Website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this Website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of a third-party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

This Website or any portion of this Website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of WAPS. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of WAPS and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing WAPS’ name or trademarks without the express written consent of WAPS. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by WAPS. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create hyperlinks to the home page or other pages of WAPS so long as any links do not portray WAPS, its parent organization, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any of WAPS’ logos or other proprietary graphics or trademarks as part of the link without express written permission.

Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content 

Visitors may submit reviews, suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information concerning website content, so long as the submission is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the content. WAPS reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant WAPS and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant WAPS and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify WAPS or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. WAPS has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. WAPS takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

By visiting sections of that contain user-submitted content, you acknowledge and understand that the opinions posted on are solely those of the authors and not of WAPS, their officers, staff, board, funders, or organizations with which they may have a relationship.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Some links posted on this Website will let you leave WAPS’ site. These linked sites are not under the control of WAPS and WAPS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. WAPS is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. WAPS is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by WAPS of the site.

Unsolicited Email Policy

The presence of email addresses on this site is not an invitation for unsolicited commercial email. The use of spiders, robots, and other technologies to collect email addresses from this site is prohibited. Senders of email are expected to abide by all applicable provincial and federal laws.

Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Neither WAPS nor any of its employees accepts or considers unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new products or technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans, or new product names. Please do not send any original creative artwork, samples, demos, or other works. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when WAPS’ products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to WAPS. So, please do not send your unsolicited ideas to WAPS or anyone at WAPS. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas and materials, you still send them, please understand that WAPS makes no assurances that your ideas and materials will be treated as confidential or proprietary.

Copyright Complaints

WAPS and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please email us at so that we can send you the Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability 

This Website is provided by WAPS on an “as is” and “as available” basis. WAPS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this Website or the information, content, materials, or products included on this Website. You expressly agree that your use of this Website is at your sole risk.

To the full extent permissible by applicable law, WAPS disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. WAPS does not warrant that this Website, its servers, or email sent from WAPS are free of viruses or other harmful components. WAPS will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Certain provincial laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Applicable Law

By visiting WAPS, you agree that the laws of Quebec, Canada, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and WAPS or its affiliates.


Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to WAPS or to products you purchase through WAPS shall be submitted to confidential arbitration of our choosing except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate WAPS’ intellectual property rights, WAPS may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any provincial or federal court in Quebec, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the Canadian Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Website Policies, Modification, and Severability

Please review our other policies, such as our Privacy Policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to WAPS’ Website. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

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