Reporting Errors

This page contains instructions for reporting copyright violations as well as errors that may require retraction or correction.

Copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice Policy

National Strength and Conditioning Association ("NSCA") has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). The address of NSCA's Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Designated Agent") is listed at the end of this policy.

It is NSCA's policy to (1) block access to or remove any content, including, without limitation, text, graphics, and photos. (collectively, "Content") that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.

A. PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS:

To report errors requiring correction or clarification, email the editorial office at publications@nsca.com or write to National Strength and Conditioning Association, Attn: Education and Publications Director, 1885 Bob Johnson Dr., Colorado Springs CO 80906. Your letter should be clearly marked as a letter of complaint.

A complaint must contain at least the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed on the NSCA's web site or publications, including the copyright registration number for any such work if applicable and available;
  2. Identification of the Content that you claim has infringed on the identified copyrighted work, including (a) a description of how the material in question is using the copyrighted work in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, and (b) a description of where the material in question is located on or in the NSCA web site or publications, with sufficient detail that we may verify the existence of the material;
  3. Your contact information, including your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address,
  4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted materials is not authorized by the copyright holder, its agents, or the law;
  5. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information provided in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright holder or are the authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder; and
  6. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder.

If you believe that the user of the copyrighted materials is a repeat offender, please provide information sufficient for NSCA to verify that the user is a repeat offender.

Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that any Content or activity is infringing your copyrighted work.

B. ONCE PROPER BONA FIDE INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

It is NSCA's policy:

  1. To remove or disable access to the allegedly-infringing Content;
  2. To make a good faith attempt to notify the user whose Content has been removed or disabled so they can supply a counter-notification; and
  3. That repeat offenders will have the allegedly-infringing Content removed or disabled from the NSCA's web site and publications, and that NSCA will terminate such user's access to the NSCA's web site or publications.

C. PROCEDURE TO SUPPLY A COUNTER-NOTICE TO THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

If the notified-user believes that the Content which was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing, or the user believes that he or she has the right to post and use such Content from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law (including as a fair use), the notified-user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

  1. Identification of the Content that has been removed or disabled, including a description of the where the material in question appeared on the NSCA's web site and publications before it was removed or disabled;
  2. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed, disabled or blocked as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the Content in question;
  3. Your contact information, including full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
  4. A statement by you that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which your address is located or, if your address is outside of the USA, for the judicial district in which NSCA is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement;
  5. Your electronic or physical signature.

Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that any Content or activity is not infringing the copyrights of others.

If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, NSCA may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that party that NSCA may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at NSCA's sole discretion.

Please contact NSCA's Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement at the following address:

National Strength and Conditioning Association
Attn: Publications Director
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Or you may send an email to: publications@nsca.com.

NSCA Retraction and Correction Policy

It is the goal of the NSCA to only publish information that is accurate and fair. Any material errors of fact will be promptly corrected in a clear and timely manner.

The NSCA maintains its scholarly journals archive as a permanent, historic record of the transactions of scholarship. Articles that have been published in a journal shall remain extant, exact, and unaltered as far as is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be corrected, retracted, or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances.

To report errors requiring correction or clarification, email the editorial office at publications@nsca.com or write to National Strength and Conditioning Association, Attn: Education and Publications Director, 1885 Bob Johnson Dr., Colorado Springs CO 80906. Your letter should be clearly marked as a letter of complaint. Please (a) identify in writing the precise factual errors in the published article (every false, factual assertion allegedly contained therein), (b) explain with specificity what the true facts are, and (c) include your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.

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