Comments & Permissions Policy
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This is the page I didn’t want to write or include. I basically trust you and you should trust me. I make the assumption you operate genuinely as I do. Mistakes will be made and we live and we learn as we go. Live long and prosper my friend.
With the exception of guest posts, I own the content on this website. It is copyrighted in my name. I wish to strike the appropriate balance between getting my content widely distributed, yet at the same time protecting my intellectual property rights, therefore:
You are free to do the following without my permission:
- Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
- Extract and re-post less than 200 words on any other site, provided you reference my work and provide a link back to my original post (even if this is in a footnote).
All other requests require my permission.
However, as with the above items, I respond to all emails and so it would be great if you could let me know what you wish to do as mostly I will grant free use of my work and deem it fair use. It’s also great to know who wishes to use my work. I sincerely believe working together and acting freely but fairly with each other’s work can benefit us all.
Please note that I prefer not to have my posts re-posted in their entirety. This is because Google penalises websites for publishing duplicate content. It often can’t tell which site hosts the original, so I get penalised in this circumstance.
I actively encourage guest posts on my site.
Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write on my website. The above permission guidelines do not apply to their work. If you are interested in re-posting or publishing their content, you must contact them directly.
If in any way I have contravened your rights, I apologise. Please let me know as soon as you can and I will correct my mistake.
Please be nice. There is no excuse not to be. If you’re rude in any way, I will not accept your comments. Humour is good too. Have fun and thanks for adding positively to the discussion.