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Site policy about guest posts and paid-for posts

Integrity of my writing is very important to me, therefore I do not accept paid-for, guest or sponsored blog posts. I also will not be influenced to write about certain products or prioritise certain products over others. I do not respond to emails of this nature. I also do not respond to advertising requests.

How to use content from this site elsewhere

All content, unless otherwise stated as belong to or being copyright of someone else, is available legally for free use under the creative commons attribution, non-commercial (CC) BY-NC license. All copyright remains © Matt Cornock 2009-13. ‘Content’ can be text, file, design, video, image or anything else that is hosted on this site.

If you are interested in using any of the content on this site commercially, or if you would like exemption from copyright or the creative commons license, please contact me and depending on your circumstances, you may be given free permission. Failure to apply for permission for use in commercial work or non-attribution will be in breach of copyright and creative commons licensing.

How to attribute under the CC BY-NC licence, either:

  • A text attribution on the same page as the content: “© Matt Cornock” or a text link “Source: mattcornock.co.uk”.
  • An attribution within the ALT and TITLE attribute of the IMG tag (image content only): “Photo © Matt Cornock”, with a plain text/link on a suitable ‘about’ page elsewhere on your site.

A note about the ‘non-commerical’ clause: the license states use is permitted when “not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage”. Regardless of the status of your company/organisation (profit/not-for-profit), content may not be used for advertising your organisation/product/service or as key design elements on a website without prior permission – please contact me for permission before use as some photos cannot be used due to their location or subject.

Site policy about cookies

This site uses third-party cookies provided by Google Analytics. These little files are placed on your computer so that I can tell how the site is used. They let me know what links were used to find my site and what pages are viewed. I cannot identify you as an individual using these cookies. Web site owners like me use the anonymous information we collect to improve our sites, to write better content that meets your needs and to make it easy to find meaningful stuff. However, if you still would prefer not to allow cookies, you can block all cookies with your browser (see your browser’s help file) or block just Google Analytics by using this free add-on provided by Google. EU policy dictates that I ask you to opt into having Google place a harmless little file on your computer, but I’d rather you enjoy the site’s content than present you with a popup every time you visit. I hope you agree 🙂 And… Google does it every time you visit their site to search anyway!