Reader-Submitted Content Guidelines

I. Comment Policy

Hanley Wood LLC and the Online editors of this Web site reserve the right to delete offensive comments. If readers repeatedly abuse Hanley Wood's comment policy, the editors may delete comments and ban IP addresses. If you have questions about this policy, about comments on specific posts, or about comments that have been deleted, please e-mail Spencer Markey at: smarkey@hanleywood.com.

Comments That Are Allowed:
Comments that respond to an article, project, blog entry, or to a comment left by another reader.
Comments that have a constructive tone and are open to being contradicted by other readers.
Comments that are on topic and do not contain spam or spam-like content.

Comments That Are Not Allowed:
Comments that insult the writer of the post or other readers.
Comments that contain profanity or threats.
Comments that go off on tangents or go-off topic, and often contain spam or spam-like content.

II. Image/Content Use Policy

Hanley Wood LLC and the editors of this Web site respect the rights of photographers and other original rights holders. As such, we do not steal, borrow, or reuse protected images or other content (video, audio, etc) without permission in advance from the content creator or owner.

If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Hanley Wood with the following information ("Notice"): (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site; (4) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (5) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf. Any Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement must be sent to Hanley Wood at:
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Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Hanley Wood that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

Fair-use Policy: This Web site may occasionally excerpt content or use thumbnails of protected images for the use of reader feedback on the site and in e-newsletters. In these cases, we will provide a link back to the original content that is the subject of the post. We evaluate all fair-use situations on a case-by-case basis. We do not believe fair-use allows us to use full-size images, images for the simple purpose of illustration, or images without proper source identification.

III. Offensive Comments

If you are offended by a comment on this Web site, you may flag it as "offensive" by scrolling your mouse over the "report this as offensive" link next to the comment and clicking on the link. The Online editors will review the comment and delete, if we find the post offensive.