Last Revised: 05.15.2023
By accessing, browsing, submitting information to and/or using the Website, you agree and acknowledge on your own behalf that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms and to comply with all applicable laws including, without limitation, all federal, state and local tax and tariff laws, regulations, and/or directives. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the Website.
- Purpose of the Website.
The Website is provided solely for informational purposes and the purposes of enabling communication between you and LCI. The information provided is intended to be general in nature and does not necessarily address all the terms, exclusions, and conditions applicable to our products and services.
- Use of the Website.
LCI grants you a non-exclusive right to access and use the Website and the data, material, content or information herein (collectively, the “Content”) solely for your personal use. Your right to access and use the Website shall be limited to non-commercial purposes unless you are otherwise expressly authorized by LCI to use the Website for commercial purposes. You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes, comply with all rules governing any transactions on and through the Website and comply with applicable laws.
- User Account Responsibility.
If you are given, or if you create, an account (including any password) to access the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account, including all of your passwords. When creating an account, you agree to provide us with accurate and complete information and detail, as required, and to keep it up to date. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account and you agree to notify LCI immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. LCI is not responsible for any loss that you may incur as a result of any unauthorized person using your account or your password.
- Prohibited Uses. You agree that you will not:
- Use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of them;
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Website account, computer systems or networks associated with LCI or the Website;
- Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through the Website by any means not intentionally made available or provided by LCI;
- Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website;
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;
- Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; or
- Impersonate or attempt to impersonate LCI, a LCI employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing).
- Third-party Websites.
- Linking to the Website and Social Media Features.
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
This Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
- Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain Content on this Website;
- Send emails or other communications with certain Content, or links to certain Content, on this Website;
- Cause portions of Content on this Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
You may use the feature solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features, Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
- Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you
- Cause our Website or any portion of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed on any other website;
- Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage;
- Otherwise take any action with respect to the Content on this Website that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms.
You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. We may, in our sole discretion, request that you remove any link to the Website, and upon receipt of such request, you shall immediately remove such link. We may also disable all or any social media features and any link at any time without notice in our sole discretion.
- Intellectual Property Notices.
The Website and Content are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or are subject to other proprietary rights. Accordingly, you are not permitted to use the Website or Content in any manner, except as expressly permitted by LCI in these Terms. The Website and Content may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, performed, or distributed in any way, and you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, or create derivatives without the express written consent of LCI or applicable owner.
Copyright. You should assume that everything you see or read on LCI’s Website is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used without the written permission of LCI. LCI neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on LCI’s Website will not infringe the rights of third parties. Content, images, photographs, data, or illustrations displayed on LCI’s Website is either property of, or used with permission by, LCI. The use of these materials by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms or specific permission provided elsewhere on LCI’s Website. Any unauthorized use of any content, images, photographs, or illustrations may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.
Trademark. LCI™, Last Planner®, LP™, LPS™, and Last Planner System™, are licensed and registered trademarks of LCI. Nothing contained on LCI’s Website should be construed as granting or conveying, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on LCI’s Website without the written permission of LCI or such third party that may own a trademark displayed on LCI’s Website. Your misuse of LCI’s trademark(s) displayed on LCI’s Website, or any other Content on LCI’s Website, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
Your Content. Any Content you create or own or to which you have a license and use on the Website is Your Content. In sharing Your Content on the Website, you warrant and represent you have the legal right to use Your Content and grant LCI an irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid up, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use Your Content in providing any Website services as described in these Terms and in any posted policies on the Website. The Website services may also provide you with features like photo thumbnails, previews, easy sorting, editing, sharing, creating templates, and searching. These and other features may require our LCI systems to access, store, and scan Your Content. You may also be able to share Your Content with others, so please think carefully about what you share.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for complying with the applicable restrictions on use of all Content, copyrighted materials and trademarks that you see, hear, and use on the Website. You understand that any unauthorized use of such intellectual property would result in irreparable injury for which money damages would be inadequate. You further acknowledge that, in the event of any such unauthorized use, LCI or the applicable intellectual property owner will have the right, in addition to other remedies available at law and in equity, to immediate injunctive relief to prevent any such unauthorized use.
Questions regarding the use of any intellectual property provided on the Website should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance.
Notification. We take claims of copyright infringement seriously. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from the Services infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Website by submitting written notification to our copyright agent (designated below). In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
(i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the service are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works from the service;
(iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit LCI to locate the material;
(iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit LCI to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
(v) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate; and
(viii) under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective. Upon removing any allegedly infringing material, LCI will notify the alleged infringer of such takedown.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Counter Notification. If you elect to send our copyright agent a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication that includes the following (please consult your legal counsel or See 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):
(i) a physical or electronic signature;
(ii) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
(iii) a statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
(iv) adequate information by which we can contact you, including your name, address, and telephone number; and
(v) a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of a federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which LCI may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten (10) business days of receiving the copy of your counter notice. Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
LCI’s designated copyright agent or authorized official to receive notifications and counter-notifications of claimed infringement is:
Lean Construction Institute
1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
A summary of the DMCA can be obtained from the U.S. Copyright Office.
- Refunds & Services
Payment of Fees. You are responsible for the timely payment of any fees and for providing LCI with a valid payment method for payment of all fees through one of the methods that we list on our Website from time to time.
Refunds. Other than when expressly set forth on the Website as updated from time to time, or to correct any errors made by LCI, LCI has no obligation to provide refunds or credits, but may grant them in certain circumstances in LCI’s sole discretion.
- United States Only.
LCI provides this Website for use by persons located in the United States and cannot guarantee that use of the Website outside of the United States complies with every jurisdiction’s laws. We make no claims that the Website or any of its contents are accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.
EXCEPT AS MAY OTHERWISE BE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY LCI TO YOU VIA THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WHERE IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. LCI AND ITS THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, LCI AND ITS THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR COVENANT CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, COMPLETENESS, SEQUENCE, TIMELINESS, SECURITY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OR OTHERWISE ACCESSIBLE VIA THE WEBSITE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LCI AND ITS THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE OR UNLAWFUL CONDUCT OF OTHER THIRD PARTIES OR USERS OF THE WEBSITE AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. NEITHER LCI NOR ANY OF ITS THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS REPRESENT, WARRANT OR COVENANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. LCI FURTHER MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS OR TROJAN HORSES OR THAT IT WILL FUNCTION OR OPERATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SOFTWARE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT LCI, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TERMINATION, INTERRUPTION OF SERVICES, DELAYS, ERRORS, FAILURES OF PERFORMANCE, DEFECTS, LINE FAILURES, OR OMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEBSITE OR YOUR USE THEREOF. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST LCI FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT IS TO CEASE YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY BY JURISDICTION. WHEN THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE EXCLUDED IN THEIR ENTIRETY, YOU AGREE THAT THEY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT AND SHORTEST DURATION PERMITTED BY LAW.
- Limitation of Liability.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LCI and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and/or agents (collectively, “LCI Indemnitees”) from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that may be incurred by any of LCI Indemnitees arising out of or relating to Your Content, your violation of these Terms, your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations in connection with the Website, or from any other misuse of the Website. You agree that in the event any claim, allegation, suit or similar proceeding is commenced by a third party against any of LCI Indemnitees, that you will pay for the defense thereof, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, LCI reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any proceeding that relates to LCI, the Website, or any aspects thereof, whether or not subject to indemnification hereunder, and in such case you will cooperate fully with LCI in our defense thereof.
- Termination and Restriction of Access.
In its sole discretion, LCI may terminate or suspend your access to the Website for breach of these Terms or for any reason whatsoever, with or without notice. LCI shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising from any such termination of service.
At its sole discretion, LCI may require you to submit any disputes arising from use of the Website, or breach of these Terms, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying Virginia law. By using the Website, you hereby consent to submission of any dispute to be final and binding arbitration.
- Limitation on Time to File Claims.
Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action or claim is permanently barred.
- Governing Law & Jurisdiction.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S.A. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Virginia, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Website. The parties have required that this agreement and all documents related to this agreement be drawn up in English. As to any ambiguities resulting from translation from English to any other language, provisions in the English language shall be controlling in all respects. PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 6 OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS (“UN CONVENTION”), THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THE UN CONVENTION WILL NOT APPLY TO THIS AGREEMENT.
LCI may update or change these Terms from time to time in order to reflect changes in any offered services, changes in the law, or for other reasons as deemed necessary by LCI. The effective date of any Terms will be reflected in the “Last Revised” entry at the top of these Terms. Your continued use of the Website after any such change is communicated shall constitute your consent to such change(s).
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and LCI as a result of these Terms or use of the Website. You may not assign these Terms without the prior written consent of LCI in all instances. LCI may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time. LCI’s performance of these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of LCI’s right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by LCI with respect to such use.
If any part of these Terms are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of these Terms shall continue in effect.
- LCI Contact Information.
Questions can be directed to LCI at:
1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209