VITA's goal is to foster wide spread acceptance of our standards. As such, VITA has long held a very liberal stance on the use of the PDF files of published standards. Below are answers to common questions regarding use of VITA standards.
Contractors working for a member company are allowed to have copies of VITA standards provided to them by the member company. Contractors are not allowed to propagate the provided standards to other organizations, nor use them during projects for non-VITA-member companies. Similarly, we allow members to provide external testing labs access to our standards to facilitate testing with the same limitations. We do expect our members to be judicious in only providing contractors and testing houses with access to those specific standards required for the effort. For example, we would expect environmental test houses to be provided access to VITA 47 type environmental standards but not standards not associated with their testing efforts.
A key benefit of having a contractor or test house purchase standards themselves from our external store (www.vita.com/Standards) is that they will automatically receive updates to standards they have purchased once they are published.
VITA Working Groups and Staff strive to ensure our published standards are error-free. However, at times, some mistakes are inevitable. If you feel that there is a mistake in a standard, or if there is an ambiguity that needs to be addressed, please send an email to email@example.com
If you have additional questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org