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Permission to Reproduce Mind Tools Material

We welcome appropriate reproduction of Mind Tools material, however, you must ask for permission first! (Our material is protected by international copyright law.)

With permission, Mind Tools material has been reproduced in newspapers, blogs, websites, e-zines and magazines worldwide; it is widely used in classrooms and offline training courses; and it provides management and career skills training on the intranets of many well-known corporations.

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Permission to Link to Mind Tools Articles

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We reserve the right to withdraw this permission if it is, in our opinion, abused. This right will not be unreasonably exercised.

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Citation of Mind Tools Material

We are pleased for you to refer to Mind Tools publicly available material and to use single quotations from these of up to 100 words in length. You may do this without any further permission as long as the following points are observed:

  • Unless otherwise stated, should be credited as the author of the material.
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  • In some cases, articles may use material copyrighted by another party, or may use trade or service marks belonging to another party. Where this is the case, you must seek the permission of the ultimate owner of this intellectual property.
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  • Mind Tools appears on several servers on the web. References to Mind Tools material should quote the URL of the appropriate item hosted on the site. Mind Tools material is published by Mind Tools Ltd of 3rd Floor, The News Building, London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, UK.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw permission for the use of Mind Tools material if either this permission or the material is, in our opinion, abused. This right will not be unreasonably exercised.

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Recommended Reference/Bibliography List Format

If you're referencing a Mind Tools resource as part of a bibliography list, we recommending using the Harvard System as follows.

  • (Year). Article/Resource Title. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: Date].

For example:

  • (2011). Rebuilding Morale. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: August 12, 2011].