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Process Capability and Process Improvement
Three Flash Files
Histogram and Fishbone Analysis
Taguchi Loss Function
Process Loop
Deming. PDCA
Courtesy ofJukka Huhtiniemi's The Red Road! (Long Gone... :( )

Good Resources

Debate of the validity of Six Sigma

Deming's 14 Points

The Deming Electronic Web Site

Baldrige. vs. ISO 9001
An Alignment Matrix

Baldrige Criteria

All the Information Mucho Links! In the World!

This is the 'requisite' links area, Plus.... Oldies But Goodies from a few years ago...

A Few Other Interesting Links!

EVOP Tidbits
Also see this Thread
. Evolutionary Operation of Processes
A nice site which focuses on (you guessed it) Line / Equipment Change Over
Total. Quality Management
Some Excellent Information
Bull**it Bingo!
Camp. Tosebo
(Originally Todds. Seminary for Boys)
The Former Summer Camp
Check Your Clock
(Takes a Minute to Load)

Registrar and Auditor Differences
Preclude Definitive Answers to Many Questions...

The Requisite Legal Stuff (aka The Small Print)

The Elsmar Cove Privacy Policy and Copyright Information

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Elsmar.com Privacy Policy: Bottom Line

The Elsmar Cove does not sell, give away or in any way reveal / communicate any information about anything to any person, any company or any other entity inclusive of visitor log files, IP addresses, and e-mail addresses. Nothing. Nada. Period... We are located outside of the US, we do not keep logs or other data, so requests for user data or other information by US or EU courts are not responded to.

We're not a paranoid sort so we don't get real excited about 'cookies' on web sites, web site tracking services, etc. On this server, Xenforo requires cookies for the software to function. That's just the way it is. We don't track and/or analyze cookies in any way. The Forum software uses cookies for many things such as to update certain counters and such. If you turn cookies off and you are a registered forum visitor, many forum functions will not work, or may not work 'as expected'.

Let's talk Cookies from external sites. Cookie

First of all, please remember cookies are kept on YOUR computer by your internet "browser", not the Elsmar server.

Cookies NOT from the Elsmar Cove Forum software: Google cookies - Google IS leaving cookies on your computer when you visit the Elsmar Cove. Again, to me this is not a big deal. During April 2009 Google introduced Interest Based Advertising which uses cookies. Please see the Google Interest Based Advertising Information Page for more specific information, including their 'Opt Out' procedure. Also, as mentioned above, I do have page trackers: Quantcast and Google's AdSense. I don't do data analysis and such, but we all know they do. It is their "purpose in life".

All this said, this is the internet. If you're expecting 'total' privacy you're dreaming. To us this is essentially a personal paranoia issue.

The Elsmar Cove Copyright Policy - Copyright "Free"

Everything in the Elsmar Cove is "Copyright *Free*". If you reproduce/republish information from the Elsmar Cove elsewhere, we do appreciate your citing the source (and maybe a link to the Elsmar source), however, in one way or another.

If you post in the Forums (this includes files and/or pictures attached to any post in a discussion thread or in blogs or picture albums, etc) you do *not* have a right to assert copyright claim(s) now or in the future. We don't assert that we own the rights to post content, including files and/or pictures attached to posts (or in blogs or picture albums, etc). However, once you post or you attach a file, you agree not to come back at a later date and require me to remove your post(s) and/or attachments(s) for copyright or other reason(s). This is a free system and my policy is to NOT be a money grubbing type with lawyers at hand, but rather to be a free resource for folks. If the contents of your posts, files and/or pictures attached to posts or in blogs or picture albums, etc. are 'golden' to you, I suggest you post elsewhere or write a book and sell it. .If you post here, your question(s) and any and all answers to questions(s), as well as any attachments/file(s) you share,are essentially in the public domain. It is simply a matter of understanding that anyone who posts and/or attaches a file in the forum can not come back at a later time and demand that we remove their post(s) and/or attachment(s). By posting and/or attaching one or more files in the forum, the person is granting the Elsmar Cove the right(s) (if you will) to keep the content posted.

Also, please see the The Elsmar Cove forum TOS (Terms of Service) for additional details.

Fair Use
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In addition, we do not guarantee the correctness of the content. The risk of using content from the Elsmar Cove web site and/or forums remains with the user. Please read the Elsmar Cove Forum TOS and Forum Policies for details and see below.

Responsibility and Liability
Forum Post Content Responsibility and Liability: Each person is responsible for anything they post in the Elsmar Cove forum. Neither we, nor any of the forum Moderators, are responsible for the content of posts people make. Responsibility and liability for post content resides with the poster. The moderators and we do our best to monitor post content, however we are not infallible. Moderators are NOT employees. Moderators donate their time to help out with no compensation other than self-satisfaction of helping others when they can.

Liability for post content resides with the poster.

Interpretation and/or acceptance and/or use of advice/information given by other posters by the reader is the responsibility of the reader.

Complaints and DMCA Takedown Requests

Forum Post Content and General Complaints: If you have a complaint with a post in a forum discussion thread, including content in general, fighting, flaming, copyright infringement, defamation and/or 'libel', pleaseuse the Report the post link. All complaints will be dealt with quickly and appropriately.

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Elsmar Safety and Security

Scripts: Elsmar does not use scripts with the exception of Google AdSense and, other than in the forum, Quantcast for compiling the number of visitors. You can be assured that there are no cross-site scripts leading to potential cross-site scripting. Other than Google AdSense ads, all advertisers are thoroughly vetted and are on the Elsmar server, not a 3rd party source calling a "script", nor does Elsmar contain any unverified Adobe "Flash" or other vulnerable content. HOWEVER, links people put in forum posts are NOT always vetted for potential vulnerabilities. Please use "common sense" - Keep your computer(s) and devices such as "smart phones" patched, updated and secure.


The Elsmar Cove Privacy Policy and Statement - December 2018

14 December 2018