Permission to Use Documents Copyrighted by ASQ

For uses other than single-copy reproduction for your own personal use, ASQ requires you to abide by the following procedures for use of materials contained on this Web site.

  1. Materials originally appearing in Quality Progress or other ASQ magazines and journals.

    You must request permission and, in most cases, pay a fee to reprint or reuse articles published in ASQ magazines and journals, including magazines and journals published exclusively by ASQ (Quality Progress, Six Sigma Forum Magazine, Quality Management Journal, Software Quality Professional, Journal for Quality and Participation and Journal of Quality Technology) and magazines and journals co-published by ASQ (Quality Engineering and Technometrics).

For other articles not copyrighted or published exclusively by ASQ, we will provide you with a way to contact the author(s) for permission. Even if ASQ does not own the copyright, we still require a note somewhere stating that the article was originally published in Quality Progress or one of the other journals published or co-published by ASQ.

  1. Books, standards, and other works originally published by ASQ Quality Press.

All materials contained within and, including product cover images, descriptive copy, and sample book pages, are copyrighted materials and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or hereafter invented, without the written permission of ASQ Quality Press.

To obtain permission to use ASQ Quality Press copyrighted material, please submit a permission requestdescribing the item(s) you wish to use and how you intend to use the material.

  1. All other works copyrighted by the American Society for Quality.

You are granted permission to display, copy, or download papers, articles, multimedia, or other works on this site authored by the American Society for Quality, with the exception of works originally published by ASQ Quality Press or in ASQ magazines and journals as noted above, subject to the following conditions:

  1. You submit a permission request.
  2. You clearly display on the document the copyright notice set forth below and a statement that you are reproducing the document with permission of the American Society for Quality.
  3. Use or reproduction of documents from this site is for your informational or personal use only.
  4. You make no modifications of any documents. Accredited educational institutions may download and reproduce documents for distribution in the classroom. All other uses of the documents are expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the American Society for Quality.
  5. All existing copyright notices must be retained in the document.


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