Privacy Policy

The Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI) understands the importance about the handling and sharing of personal and organizational information and data. This is something SSMI takes very seriously.  SSMI will not sell or distribute any information or data provided by an external individual or organization, nor will SSMI share such information or data with any other parties, including any third party service or organization that is not directly and materially related to the appropriate and ethical execution and administration of the commercial or philanthropic relationship with SSMI.

 
All information and data that comes to SSMI from individuals or organizations is securely stored in-house or on third-party servers where the security has been investigated, authenticated, validated and accepted by SSMI.  All such information and data is only accessible to SSMI personnel and authorized agents of SSMI.  The sharing of such information or data is sometimes necessary to ensure the timely, reliable and quality execution of a commercial or philanthropic relationship with SSMI.   While SSMI has taken great effort to safeguard personal and organizational information and data, we cannot guarantee that such information and data will not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances, unauthorized acts, or the illegal practices of others.

 

Should SSMI seek to make commercial or philanthropic use of any personal or organizational information and data in its custody, it will be done so in a manner that is not materially different from that stated in our privacy policy.  Before SSMI makes use of such information and data, we will give provide the subject individual or organization a reasonable opportunity to consent.  SSMI will only make use such information and data in accordance with the most current SSMI privacy policy.


SSMI or its authorized agents may use cookies to collect information and data so that SSMI can materially improve the prevailing commercial or philanthropic relationship with SSMI.  For example, cookies can be used to track areas and features that are most popular on an SSMI website; to personalize the website and improve the site experience; or to track and complete requested transactions and activities. Most browsers automatically accept cookies as the default setting; however, such settings can usually be changed to some other set of conditions or requirements.

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In some cases, the content provided on SSMI websites utilizes links to other websites of third parties.  These third party websites may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all.  This privacy policy does not apply to such third party sites.  SSMI has no legal control over; and is not responsible for the content displayed on such websites, nor over the information and data, if any, that are utilized by such sites.  Users should check the privacy policy of any third party website before providing personal or organizational information and data.

 

EEOC and AA Policy
 

SSMI is a strong supporter of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.   SSMI does not discriminate against any person on any basis as defined by federal law, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, or other applicable law, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of SSMI, including admission to educational programs and employment. Inquiries concerning this policy and federal and local laws and regulations concerning discrimination in education and employment programs and activities may be directed to the info@ss-mi.com. Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the applicable state or local agency.

Ethics Policy

The Dr. Mikel J. Harry Six Sigma Management Institute, Inc. (SSMI), maintains certain principles to guide its officers, employees, contractors and representatives with respect to standards of conduct expected in areas where improper activities or unconventional practices could damage SSMI's reputation and otherwise result in serious adverse consequences to SSMI and any of its employees, including any other parties that are materially associated or otherwise engaged with SSMI, regardless of whether those associations or engagements are commercial, governmental or philanthropic in nature.

An employee's, contractor's or representative's actions under this Policy are significant indications of the individual's judgment and competence. Accordingly, those actions constitute an important element in the evaluation of that individual for assignments and promotion, as well as continued employment or association. Correspondingly, insensitivity to or disregard of the principles of this Policy will be grounds for appropriate management action.

The Ethical Principles Are:

HONESTY -- Do not say things that are false or deliberately mislead.  Be as candid as possible, openly and freely sharing or otherwise disclosing information and data as appropriate to the relationship or as legally required.

PROMISE-KEEPING -- Keep commitments and do not make promises that can't be kept or make promises on behalf of SSMI unless provided the authority to do so.

FAIRNESS -- Create and follow a process to achieve outcomes that a reasonable person would call just, evenhanded and non-arbitrary.

 

RESPECT -- Be open and direct in communications.  Also be receptive to constructive and legal influence.  Be mindful of the diversity that exists in people -- cultural, social, economical, political and religious differences.

HONOR -- Value the abilities and contributions of others, embracing the responsibility and accountability for our actions in this regard.

COMPASSION -- Maintain an awareness of the needs and act to meet those needs whenever possible and minimize harm whenever possible. Act and speak in ways that are consistent with conventional social responsibilities.

INTEGRITY -- Live up to SSMI's ethical principles, even when confronted by personal, professional and social risks, as well as economic pressures.

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