Permissions Policy

With the exception of “guest posts” written by others, or “guest photos” take by others, Laura owns the content on this Web site. It is copyrighted. I do want the content of my site to be shared while at the same time I think it is fair to protect my intellectual property and the images I took with my fancy Android phone or others took with their equipement.  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, ColoradoBackyardGardener. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.coloradobackyardgardener.com.”

Not Without My Permission

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

  • Use this content in for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of my content.
  • Alter, transform, or build upon this work.
  • All images contained on this website remain the property of Laura Flanders or the guest photographer highlighted on certain posts. Images may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, projected, or used in any way without express written permission from Laura or the guest photographer.

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, unless it is I that provides the translation, 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 Posts

Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write. Guest photographers retain the copyright to the images they provide on my site. 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 email me:  Laura@coloradobackyardgardener.com

Michael Hyatt at MichaelHyatt.com gave permission to use some of the wording in his permissions policy.  So I used some of it here.  Thanks Michael!  I have learned so much from you and love your book:  Platform.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.