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This entire website, and all our guides, are uncopyrighted.
That means we’ve put all our content, including photos, in the public domain, and released our copyright to everything we publish.
There is no need to email us for permission–instead use our content however you see fit. Email it, share it, reprint it with or without (photo) credit. It’s OK.
Attribution is appreciated but not required.
We’d prefer people buy our ebooks and guides, but if they want to share them with friends, they have every right to do so.
Why are we releasing copyright?
We are not big fans of copyright laws. Copyrights are ostensibly in place to protect the artist, but in most cases the artist gets very little while larger 3rd parties make the money.
What we have found is that those people who would want to copy our content, will do so regardless of copyright and there is very little we can do to prevent them from doing so. How difficult is it to remove a watermark?
In most cases, protectionism that is touted by “anti-piracy” campaigns, lawsuits and lobbying actually hurts the artist. Limiting distribution to protect profits isn’t a good thing.
Copyright hasn’t helped us, and uncopyright hasn’t hurt us. If someone feels like sharing our content on their blog, or in any other form, that’s a good thing for us. That’s something to celebrate, as we view it.
And if someone wants to take our work and improve upon it, as artists have been doing for centuries, we think that’s a wonderful thing. If they can take our favorite posts and improve them … we say more power to these individuals.
This isn’t a new concept, and I’m freely copying ideas here from Leo Babauta from Zen Habits. Which is kinda the point.
You can’t steal what is given freely. We call this sharing, not piracy.
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Adagion Studio LLC’s Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site.
When you visit our website, you may provide us with two types of information: first, personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis; and second, website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
You will provide us information about yourself and your practices when you register for forum support or register for email newsletters and alerts.
If you elect to communicate with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
2. Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, this site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this site, and the websites visited just before and just after our site. We may also use technology or pieces of code to understand which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to this website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in each such email.
A cookie is a small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
The information we collect is used to improve the content of this site and the quality of our service, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. That being said, your information could be shared under the following circumstances:
We use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing payments. In connection with these offerings and business operations, these third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with those business activities.
If it becomes necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to this website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in each such email.
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.