The rules over the use of the logo are as follows:
- All certificates issued by HBC remains the property of HBC and must be returned when requested.
- Certificate holders must ensure that no incorrect references to HBC certification system or misleading use of certificates or marks occur.
- HBC Registered Companies Logo is granted under licence to those client companies who have obtained certification by HBC after successful assessment to the applicable standard.
- Where the HBC Registration Certificate has been issued under any accreditation, Accreditation Body’s logo is to be used in combination with the HBC Registered companies’ logo, as applicable.
HBC Certification Logo
HawksBerg International Certification LLP Registered Companies Logo can be applied to stationery and publicity materials that relates to the company’s Scope of Registration. This can include brochures, product cards, advertisements etc. The mark shall not be used on laboratory test reports, calibration and inspection certificates and not applied directly to the product or packaging, whether secondary or primary or in such a manner as to imply that any individual product has been approved. Where the logo is used, the Certificate Registration number must also be clearly indicated.
The logo may only be reproduced in a single colour which is unlimited, but where practical should conform to existing preprinted stationery, brochures, letterheads or other promotional materials of the Company.
The Accreditation Logo may only be used in combination with the HBC Registered companies Logo and is limited to stationery, literature and other written promotional materials. It cannot be applied to the product or packaging and visiting cards whether secondary or primary. The Accreditation Logo shall be reproduced in accordance with the PMS Reflex Blue & PMS (45) RED indicated with the art work enclosed or in a single colour to confirm with the predominant colour of existing preprinted stationery, brochures, letterheads or other promotional material.
The Accreditation Logo shall not be used in such a way as to suggest that the Accreditation Body or government Organization it represents have certified or approved the activities of the Company, or in any other manner which can mislead.
The Certification Body/Accreditation Logo may be uniformly reduced or enlarged but shall not be less than 25 mm in height.
If an accredited certificate holder fails to comply with these regulations or uses the logos in any misleading manner, HBC reserves the right to withdraw or cancel its certificate upon which action, the certificate holder shall immediately cease to use the logos and withdraw the existing stock of its stationery and other promotional brochures etc. bearing the logos, from further use.
Such action could include requests for correction and corrective action, suspension, withdrawal of certification, publication of the transgression and, if necessary, legal action.
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