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CSIA C-DET Trademark Use Guidelines

CSIA Trademark Use Guidelines for CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo
A trademark of the Chimney Safety Institute of America, Inc.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America, Inc. (CSIA) sponsors the CSIA CERTIFIED DRYER EXHAUST TECHNICIAN® certification program.  The CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo is a registered trademark of the CSIA, and was developed especially for this program and is a symbol of your professionalism, understanding of, and dedication to your industry.  Display it with Pride.  Use it Correctly.

• Who may use the Logo?

? Eligibility

• Sole Operator – Individuals who maintain a sole proprietorship, have passed CSIA’s certification examinations, or maintained CSIA certifications through CEUs (Continuing Education Units), have no other employees, and have signed the CSIA Code of Ethics are granted a royalty free limited license to use the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo.

• Partnership – Companies organized as a partnership are granted a royalty free limited license to use the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo provided the partner performing the technical service work has passed the certification examination or maintained certification through CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and signed the CSIA Code of Ethics.

• Multiple Employee Company – Companies with multiple service technicians are granted a royalty free limited license to use the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo provided that at least one individual who has passed the certification examination, or maintained certification through CEUs and signed the CSIA Code of Ethics is on the job site performing/supervising the technical service work.

 • Are there any limitations on use?

? The CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo may be used on company stationery, advertising and marketing materials, business vehicles, business signs, publications, business forms, shipping materials or in similar activities for business purposes only.  It may also be posted on your company’s web site. 

? CSIA does not authorize use of the logo in connection with any services apart from the services the individual is CSIA certified in.  Nor does it authorize its use to promote or identify any product, including use of the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo on any product packaging, product labeling, product advertising or product promotional materials without written authorization from CSIA.

? You may not use the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo as your business logo, or incorporate it into your business logo.

? Expiration – If certification expires, the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo and any reference to certification must be removed from any and all promotional materials including, but not limited to, advertising, letterhead, business cards, company fliers, vehicles, and company web sites within 30 days of expiration.

? Revocation – If certification is revoked, the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo and any reference to certification must be removed from any and all promotional materials including but not limited to advertising, letterhead, business cards, company fliers, vehicles, and company web sites within 3 days of revocation. 

• Can I make any changes or alterations to the Trademark?

? No. The CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo must be used exactly as it appears and cannot be changed or altered, other than to be enlarged or reduced in overall size.  The CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo must always be used in its complete form without the addition of other words or punctuation. 

• Are there any size or color restrictions?

? There are no color restrictions so long as the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo remains easily identifiable.  The logo may not be the dominant or largest element in your promotional materials, and may not be larger than your company name or logo.  The logo may not occupy more than 10 percent of the total advertising space on Yellow Page or other advertising, letterhead, business cards, etc.  When the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo is used, it must be accompanied by the registered trademark symbol ®. 

• Are there any other conditions?

? At all times CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians agree to maintain quality standards when using the logo as prescribed in the CSIA Code of Ethics.

? CSIA reserves the right to inspect and give final approval to the reproduction and the manner in which the logo is reproduced or displayed.  Upon request, CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians using the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo agree to provide CSIA with representative copies of all materials bearing the logo and to abide by the decision of CSIA with respect to approval of the use of the logo in advertising and corporate literature. 

? All use of the logo will inure to the benefit of the Chimney Safety Institute of America, Inc.

• Who can I contact if I have additional questions? 

? If you have questions about the correct use of the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo, write or call CSIA at 2155 Commercial Drive, Plainfield, Indiana 46168 (317) 837-5362 or fax  (317) 837-5365, email office@csia.org.

NOTE: The CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo is a registered trademark of the Chimney Safety Institute of America, Inc., and is reserved for use solely by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, Inc. and its CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians granted a license to use the mark herein.  This is a limited license and CSIA does not grant the right to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or certification mark of the Chimney Safety Institute of America, Inc. other than the use of the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo as specifically authorized herein.  The Chimney Safety Institute of America, Inc. reserves the right to revoke the use of the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo when it determines that a CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician is not using the logo in accordance with the CSIA Trademark Use Guidelines  or in accordance with the CSIA Code of Ethics.  The CSIA Trademark Use Guidelines concerning use of the CSIA CERTIFIED C-DET® Logo are subject to change following notice to CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians granted a limited license to use the logo. 

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