Thank you for reviewing my permission’s policy. One of the main reasons I write is to inspire and encourage others. I’m honored that you found my content to be valuable and want to share it.
My goal is to strike a reasonable balance between having my content widely distributed all around the Web, while at the same time protecting my intellectual property rights. Makes sense, right?
With the exception of “guest posts” written by others (see the bottom of this page), I own the content on this Web site. It is copyrighted in my name.
To insure that you are not breaking the law by illegally reproducing content that is copyright protected, please take a few moments and review my permissions policy. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Without My Permission
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 link back to my original post.
- Print off my posts and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
- Print my posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice: “© 2014, Tom Swan. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.AskTomSwan.com.”
Not Without My Permission
You must have my expressed written consent to do any of the following:
- Use this content in or for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
- Alter, transform, or build upon this work.
Re-posting and Translation Rights
I do not permit the re-posting of my posts in their entirety. This is because Google penalizes websites for publishing duplicate content. It often can’t tell which site hosts the original, so I risk getting penalized myself for granting permission.
In addition, I don’t allow the translation and publication of my work in other languages. I simply don’t have the resources to validate the quality of the work.
Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write. 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. I cannot serve as a broker, agent, or contact point.
If you have some use for my content that is not covered here, please e-mail me.