Permissions Policy

If you are reading this, I assume you have a desire to share something I’ve written on this site. While I’m thrilled that you would want to do so, I ask that you read and comply with my permissions policy below. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

With the exception of guest posts and acquired images, I own the content on this site and it is copyrighted to my name. I’ve instituted the following policy to protect my intellectual property rights.

You are free to do the following without my permission:

-Link to my site or any specific post on my site. If you do so, please leave a comment and let me know.

-Share links to my site or a specific post on my site via social media.

-Extract and re-post short quotes, less than 150 words, provided you include a link back to my site within or in close proximity to the re-posted material. Please comment and leave a link so I can view the re-post.

You must have my express written consent to do any of the following:

-Alter, transform, or build upon my work.

-Use my content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.

-Print and distribute copies of my content to anyone (company, classroom, church newsletter, etc…).

-Re-post more than 150 words of my content on another site. (See requirements for 150 word re-post above.) This constitutes duplicate content which negatively affects the ratings of both sites.

Not allowed:

-I do not allow anyone to translate my work into other languages because I can’t validate the quality of the work.

Guest posts and images:

Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write and you will need to directly contact the individual guest blogger for permission if you wish to re-post or publish their content.

Images on this site belonging to me fall under the same permission policy as other content on this site. If I have used an image from another source, I also provide a link to the original source. You will need to contact that source and determine usage rights if you wish to use those images.

Last permissions policy update: August 7, 2014