Privacy Policy, Copyright & Trademark Notices

By visiting, browsing, viewing, and/or using the First On Compliance Website, you are agreeing to accept and abide by these policies and all terms and conditions stated herein, on this page and all pages within this site.

This policy was updated on: September 10, 2010.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection/Shared Information

Mailing List -- Opt-In/Opt-Out
By signing up and/or registering for services, trials, subscription or any offerings, paid or free of charge, you agree to be added to First On Compliance's promotional mailings and e-mail updates. You always have the option of opting out (removing yourself from such mailings) by signing in to your account preferences and un-checking the appropriate box provided. Your information will never be given or sold to any one outside First On Compliance.

Outside Links
This site contains links to other sites. FirstOnCompliance.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of Websites to which we link.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's hard drive containing information about that user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. We utilize cookies in order to maintain your account and some information. We only use cookies when necessary to properly and securely maintain your account and for satisfactory support; we do not use cookies to gather and disseminate your personal information outside of this site. Because cookies are written to a user's local drive, privacy and security are still completely maintained.

The exceptions to the rule would be 1) when and if we choose to occasionally use cookies to anonymously track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site, 2) for advertising tracking purposes, 3) in case that some of our business partners/advertisers may use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over such cookies.

Policy Amendments
To fully protect your privacy, we reserve the right to amend this policy at any time, and for any reason. We will post the amended terms on this Website as they occur and encourage you to frequently check for updates.

Nothing contained in this policy is intended to create a contract or agreement between FirstOnCompliance.com and any user providing identifiable information in any form. We will take all necessary steps to comply with this privacy policy, however, to the extent permitted by law, nothing in this policy is intended to hold FirstOnCompliance.com liable for any failure to comply with this policy. Further, because FirstOnCompliance.com does not control the privacy practices of our clients, links or affiliates, we advise that you read and fully understand their privacy policies.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Website or FirstOnCompliance.com, you can contact: Privacy Support.

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Copyright and Trademark Notice

All information, documents, images and written content on this site are copyrighted materials. All editorial information and content, HTML, graphics, art, images, logos, photographs, videos, music, sounds and/or all other materials and content in whatever form (collectively known as "site content") on this site are protected by U.S. copyright laws and international treaties. Express written permission is required before any site content may be copied or used in any manner other than stated here.

Site Content
Content in any form, i.e., images, text, audio, video or any media, is intended for personal, non-commercial use only. The use or re-use of any First On Compliance content for any purpose other than non-commercial, personal use is strictly prohibited. Modification, publication, transmission or participation in transfer or sale, creation of derivative works, or any form of exploitation of any of this site content, in whole or in part, is unlawful. Content protected by copyright may not be uploaded, distributed, posted, or reproduced without obtaining written permission of First On Compliance, Inc. or the applicable copyright owner.

Except as expressly provided herein, FirstOnCompliance™ and its information providers, affiliates, and authors of informational/third party articles DO NOT grant any express or implied right of use under any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information. There are many information providers, advertisers, affiliates, associations, partners, authors/writers and outside links. All trademarks and brands on First On Compliance.com are the property of their respective owners. Reproduction by any means, electronic, mechanical, or any other method, or any form of storage of materials or site content retrieved from this site are subject to U.S. Copyright laws.

To seek permission for use, send an e-mail to First On Compliance Legal Dept., or write to:

First On Compliance, Inc.
Attn: Permission for Use
P.O. Box 1174
Los Banos, CA 93635-1174

Permission to use FirstOnCompliance.com content is reviewed and granted on an individual, case by case basis. For permission to reprint articles, the author of the article must give permission, and First On Compliance has no control over each author's decision.

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Trademark Notice

First On Compliance™

Any reference made to trademarked items, terms, names, graphics, logos, art, images and products in writing, publishing, posting, or any form or manner of visual or electronic display requires use of the Trademark Symbol (TM). The Trademark Symbol (TM) must be used for FirstOnCompliance™. All use must clearly indicate First On Compliance™ ownership.

Nothing contained on the FirstOnCompliance.com site or anywhere in or on FirstOnCompliance.com, printed, hardcopy, or electronic documents, business or otherwise, should be construed as granting, by implication, stopple, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark or copyrighted materials, or use without the express and direct written permission of First On Compliance, Inc. You are also advised that FirstOnCompliance™ will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

First On Compliance respects intellectual property rights, and we strongly urge our users not to infringe on the rights of others.

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Class Cancellation Policy

FOC's policy is to not unduly penalize a buyer who must cancel a scheduled course. A full refund is granted if notification is given 30 days or more in advance of the first scheduled day of training. If notification is given less than 30 days in advance of the first scheduled day of training, a cancellation fee of $250 will be charged. If a scheduled class is cancelled 7 days or less in advance of the first scheduled day of training no refund will be given. [In some situations FOC may be able to offer full credit to a customer who needs to reschedule a class.]

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Late Fee Policy

First On Compliance invoices are mailed with a 15-day net term. In other words, we allow up to 15 days for payment. Beginning with the September 2010 billing period. The following is our late fee policy.

Payment is not received within 5 working days after 15 days of submitted Invoice a late fee of 1.5% of the total amount is assessed.

Payment is not received within 10 working days after 15 days of submitted Invoice a late fee of 3% of the total amount is assessed.

Payment is not received within 20 working days after 15 days of submitted Invoice a late fee of 4.5% of the total amount is assessed.

Payments not received within 30 working days after 15 days of submitted Invoice a late fee of 7.5% of the total amount is assessed.

Payments not received after 30 working days after 15 days of submitted Invoice a late fee of 10% of the total amount is assed and an additional 1.5% for each month that payment is not received.

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Legal Disclaimer

Your use ("use" defined as applying for, accessing and/or using an account, or any viewing, visiting, reading or book marking of the site and/or any of its pages, public or private) of FirstOnCompliance.com is implied consent to the collection and use of information as discussed in our Privacy and Terms of Use policies. Changes to our policies will be posted online on this Policies page or any other appropriate or necessary pages, and publicly available after the changes occur, in order to make the information available to our users and the public as quickly as possible.

THE ABOVE POLICIES ARE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR FIRSTONCOMPLIANCE AND ANY OR ALL EMPLOYEES. HOWEVER, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LINKED SITES, USER MISUSE, ACTS OF GOD, ANYONE NOT DIRECTLY AND ACTIVELY EMPLOYED OR CONTRACTED BY FIRSTONCOMPLIANCE, OR ANY INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL MISUSE OR DISASTER BY ANY SOURCE OUTSIDE OF FIRSTONCOMPLIANCE. WE ARE ONLY LIABLE FOR DAMAGE FROM EQUIPMENT, AND RESULTANT DELAYS, INCONVENIENCES, OR MISHAPS AS FAR AS STANDARD WARRANTIES APPLY. USE OF FIRSTONCOMPLIANCE AND/OR FIRSTONCOMPLIANCE.COM MEANS AUTOMATIC COMPLIANCE, AGREEMENT, AND ACCEPTANCE OF ALL STATED POLICIES AND RULES OF USE, RELEASING FIRSTONCOMPLIANCE FROM ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, ACTION OR DEED.

Nothing contained in these policies is intended to create a contract or agreement between FirstOnCompliance.com and any user providing identifiable information in any form. We will take all necessary steps to comply with these policies, however, to the extent permitted by law, nothing stated within is intended to hold FirstOnCompliance.com liable for any failure to comply. Further, because FirstOnCompliance.com does not control the activities of our clients, links or affiliates, we advise that you read and fully understand their privacy policies and usage terms.

If you have any questions about these policies, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with FirstOnCompliance.com, you can contact: First On Compliance Support.

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