VHTRC Web Site
Copying and Use Policy
The VHTRC web site is a volunteer effort in behalf of a non-profit running club. "Ownership" and legalisms are not big deals to us. Etiquette, ethics, and intellectual honesty are. For these reasons, we ask that you not copy anything from the VHTRC web site without complying with the policy on this page. If you have a question about this policy, please contact Anstr Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The short version of our policy is:
The VHTRC does not claim ownership of the facts on the site. So you are free to report who won our races, the scheduled dates of our events, and similar information. You need to do this in your own words, however. Don't copy text from our site. Also, you should cite us as the source of any facts you use. Thus, a good journalist would say, "The VHTRC reported today that Anstr Davidson won the MMT 100 mile run in record time."
What you should not take without permission are the words that we use to say things and the pictures and images on the site.
Here are our policies on granting permission to use items from the VHTRC web site:
Suggestion on linking. While not required, there are points of etiquette for linking to Web pages. You should let your visitors know where you are sending them. If you make a link to a subordinate page in a site that may not indicate what site it is or that was clearly not meant to be an entry page, then you should also have a link to an entry page. Thus, a link might look like this:
"The results of the race are on the running club Web site." (The first link would be to the results themselves and the second would be to the home page of the site.)
This policy is only necessary for a very few people. We regret the need to have it. Remember the golden rule, ask first!
If you have any comments on this policy, feel free to write Anstr Davidson about it. Also, if you want to seek permission under this policy, write Anstr. He is at: email@example.com.
Here are a couple of links to sites that talk about copyright law and intellectual property on the web.
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