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Growth Capability Index

Gain insight into your enterprise to help you focus on what matters. Assess the capabilities of your enterprise in 6 areas: Value Creation and Future Focus, Strategy and Business Planning, Business Structure, Operations and Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Governance.

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Terms and Conditions

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1. Purpose
1.1 Strategic FocusTM is an initiative of KPMG LLP for the collection, aggregation and reporting of information about Canadian businesses and business practices through the use of data collected from Strategic FocusTM questionnaires (the “Questionnaire”).
2. Access to and Use of the Questionnaire
2.1 To access the Questionnaire, the person named on the registration page (“You”) are required to register on behalf of Your business named on the registration page (the “Company”).
3. Provision of Information
3.1 To complete the Questionnaire and participate in the Strategic FocusTM project, You must input information about the Company and its business practices by responding to questions and indicating Your assessment of Your Company’s capabilities and their importance. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, questions relating to the following areas:
a) Company name and contact details;
b) Your name and other personal information, as that term is defined in the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”);
c) value creation and future focus;
d) strategy and business planning;
e) business operations and finance;
f) human resources;
g) information technology; and
h) governance

(referred to collectively as the “Information”).
3.2 As a condition of Your completion of the registration and Questionnaire and access to the Strategic FocusTM website, You represent and warrant that:
a) You are at least 18 years of age;
b) the Information You provide is true, accurate, current and complete to the best of Your knowledge and belief and is not misleading, deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive; and
c) You are authorised to:
i. complete the Questionnaire and provide Information to KPMG LLP on behalf of the Company; and
ii. accept these Terms and Conditions on behalf of the Company.
3.3 You acknowledge that the comparison average data obtained in response to the Questionnaire and any report based on Information obtained in response to the Questionnaire (the “Report”) is taken from responses from Questionnaire participants as of the Report date and therefore this comparison average data may change over time as more participants complete the Questionnaire. For more current data You may wish to revisit the Strategic FocusTM website to obtain updated comparisons.
3.4 KPMG LLP has no obligation to maintain the Questionnaire Information and such Information may be removed or the Strategic FocusTM website closed at any time in KPMG LLP’s sole discretion.
4. Consents
4.1 Consent to Receive Electronic Communications
You and the Company consent to KPMG LLP ( and/or KPMG Management Services LP and our affiliated companies and partnerships), 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto ON M5H 2S5, strategicfocus@kpmg.ca, contacting you and the Company by means of electronic messages, including email, at the email address You provide in the course of Your use of the Strategic FocusTM website, for purposes related to Your use of the Strategic FocusTM website and matters relevant to KPMG LLP and its business. You may withdraw Your consent to being contacted by KPMG LLP by means of an electronic message at any time by using our contact information set out above.
4.2 General Consent
The Company and You consent to:
a) KPMG LLP collecting and using the Information to:
i. aggregate Information for use in the creation of comparisons to average Information by maturity level, for QuantumShift participants, and for use in providing professional services; and
ii. compile Reports or provide advice based on the aggregate Information received from completed Questionnaires;
b) being contacted by a representative of KPMG LLP in relation to responses provided to the Questionnaire or in relation to potential service offerings by KPMG LLP to You or the Company;
c) the Information being hosted on the KPMG LLP web site; and
d) transmission and storage of the Information either within or outside of Canada.
5. Acknowledgments
5.1 The Company and You acknowledge and agree that:
a) access to the Strategic FocusTM website, the Questionnaire and any Report does not constitute any express or implied advice or recommendations from KPMG LLP, and the Company and You will not rely or act or refrain from acting based on a Report without specific consideration of other factors relevant to the Company;
b) KPMG LLP does not provide any representation or guarantee that any Report will be provided to the Company or You as KPMG LLP may only be able to provide the Company or You with a Report if it is satisfied it has received a sufficient number of responses to the Questionnaire;
c) as KPMG LLP does not verify the truth and accuracy of any of the Information provided in a Report, KPMG LLP does not make any express or implied representation about any of the Information provided in a Report;
d) any Report provided to the Company or You can only be as correct as the Information supplied to KPMG LLP by You and other participants in the Strategic FocusTM project. KPMG LLP is not responsible for errors or omissions in any Information received;
e) any Report provided to the Company and You is provided for the sole benefit of the Company and You, and neither the Company nor You will provide any copy, portion or extract of it to any third party without KPMG LLP’s prior express written consent;
f) Your completion of the Questionnaire does not entitle You or the Company to any further information (including but not limited to a Report) from KPMG LLP;
g) the Report, in whole or in part, may not be edited, distributed, published, produced, referred to, made available or relied upon by parties outside your Company. KPMG LLP disclaims any liability or responsibility to any party resulting from the distribution, use of or reliance on the Report. KPMG LLP has no responsibility to update any Report for events and circumstances occurring after the date of its preparation.
h) KPMG LLP has not carried out any audit or review of the Information provided to it;
i) Questionnaires are specific to the entity. For organizations with multiple entities, You may complete more than one Questionnaire based on the entity name. If You believe that any of Your answers in the Questionnaire were incorrect or incomplete, please notify the KPMG LLP contact in clause 13 of these Terms and Conditions;
j) the Company and You must not use, or attempt to use, the Strategic FocusTM website or Questionnaire to transmit, publish or communicate material which is defamatory, offensive, abusive, indecent, menacing or harassing; and
k) the Company and You must not use, or attempt to use, the Strategic FocusTM website or Questionnaire for any malicious or improper purpose, or for any purpose not authorised by these Terms and Conditions.
5.2 KPMG LLP may immediately suspend or terminate access by the Company or You to the Strategic FocusTM web site or Questionnaire without notice for any actual or reasonably suspected breach of clause 5.1.
6. Access to Information
6.1 All information provided to KPMG LLP for the purpose of the Questionnaire and Strategic FocusTM project will be treated as confidential information and will be stored in a database on hardware that may be owned and operated by a third party supplier.
6.2 The Information will only be available in unaggregated form to authorized KPMG LLP partners, employees, sub-contractors and agents, and to third parties with your express written consent.
7. Privacy and Security
7.1 KPMG LLP will only use personal Information collected from You in response to a Questionnaire for the purposes set out in these Terms and Conditions. Other than as set out in these Terms and Conditions, KPMG LLP and its third party suppliers will not share Your personal Information (or any other Information) with any third party except:
a) where required by law, including the law of any foreign jurisdiction that is binding on KPMG LLP or its third party suppliers; or
b) with Your express written permission.
7.2 You will be asked to select a username and password during the registration process. It is Your responsibility to ensure that Your username and password are kept secure and not made available to any other individual or third party. KPMG LLP is not responsible for access to any KPMG LLP web site by an individual possessing Your username and password.
8. Liability
8.1 To the extent permitted by law, KPMG LLP:
a) is not liable to the Company, You or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused (including negligence), which may be directly or indirectly suffered, in connection with the Strategic FocusTM website, the Questionnaire or any Report;and
b) is not liable (whether under contract, tort (including negligence) or statute) for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including without limitation loss of revenue and loss of, or damage to, data) suffered or incurred in connection with the Strategic FocusTM website, the Questionnaire or any Report.
9. Indemnity
9.1 The Company and You shall defend and indemnify, and hold harmless, KPMG LLP, KPMG Management Services LP, their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, partners, employees, suppliers and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature (including reasonable legal and accounting fees), brought by third parties as a result of Your or the Company’s:
a) breach of these Terms and Conditions;
b) violation of any law or the rights of a third party;
c) use of the Questionnaire and/or any Report.
10. Copyright and Trade Mark Notices
10.1 All contents of the Strategic FocusTM website, the Questionnaire and the Report are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved.
10.2 The KPMG LLP name and logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KPMG International Cooperative.
10.3 Any images on the Strategic FocusTM website, the Questionnaire and the Report must not be copied, saved or used in any format other than as incidental to Your legal use of the Strategic FocusTM website.
11. Cookies
KPMG uses cookies and web beacons on its web site, in accordance with applicable laws. A "cookie” is a small piece of text that a web site places in the cookie file of Your browser and that allows the site to remember who You are. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to Your computer. Cookies by themselves do not tell us Your email address or otherwise identify You personally. If You visit a KPMG web site, we use cookies to compile aggregate statistics to help us determine what areas of the site visitors prefer. If You register with a KPMG web site, the information You provide may be linked to a cookie in order to enhance and personalise Your online experience (e.g., by welcoming You back when You return or providing you access to Your registration information). You have the choice of deciding whether to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to notify You when You receive a cookie or to reject cookies. You can also delete cookies at any time. However, please be aware that if You do not accept cookies, or subsequently delete them, You may not be able to fully experience some of our web site features. A “web beacon” is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from Your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. KPMG or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies. You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from Your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded. In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may confirm a recipient’s email address through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.
12. Miscellaneous
12.1 These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The Company and You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of Ontario courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Strategic FocusTM project. Use of the Strategic FocusTM website, any Report and completion of the Questionnaire is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
12.2 KPMG LLP reserves the right to change, terminate or suspend these Terms and Conditions, the Strategic FocusTM web site and/or the Questionnaire where it considers doing so necessary or appropriate, in its sole discretion. KPMG LLP will notify You of any changes to these Terms and Conditions and the Questionnaire as soon as practicable, and allow You to discontinue Your involvement in the Strategic FocusTM project if You wish to do so as a result of these changes.
12.3 You acknowledge that KPMG LLP has no obligation to return any Information to You following any termination or suspension of these Terms and Conditions or the Strategic Focus project or website.
12.4 The Company and You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between You or the Company and KPMG LLP as a result of these Terms and Conditions or the Strategic FocusTM project.
12.5 If any part of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect.
12.6 These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Company, You and KPMG LLP with respect to the Questionnaire and the Strategic FocusTM project and they supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the Company, You and KPMG LLP with respect to the same.
12.7 Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
13. Contact Person
If you would like to discuss these Terms and Conditions, the Questionnaire, a Report or anything else related to the Strategic FocusTM project please email strategicfocus@kpmg.ca
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1. Register For An Account

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2. Complete the Assessment

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3. View Your Report

The report provides information on your growth readiness capabilities that matter to the future of your enterprise.