Permissions and Comments Policy

Permissions Policy

The content on this blog is copyrighted and owned by me. Still, I would be honored if you would distribute this content while being thoughtful about the intellectual property rights. Thanks for partnering with me through the following requests:

  • Please hyperlink to a specific blog or my site if you are referencing any blogs.
  • You can quote up to 200 words on any site with the appropriate link back to the original content.
  • You can print and distribute on paper up to 50 copies for your ministry or organization.
  • Please include “© 2020, Mollie Bond. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.molliebond.wordpress.com.”
  • You cannot sell or use this content for commercial purposes.
  • You cannot claim this work as your own.
  • You cannot translate, publish, or re-post this content in its entirety. We both face consequences since Google can’t tell the difference between the original or the copy.

Thanks to Michael Hyatt and his book, Platform: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World, for helping me learn about copyright. Feel free to email me at mollie@nonprofitsonamission.com if you have more questions or ways that we might work together.

Comments Policy

As you know, we are all hungry for connection and conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering into the fray. While I want to read your thoughts, I also want to create a space where others feel welcomed to read and comment as well.

By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:

  1. You may comment without registering. You can login via WordPress, OpenID, Twitter, Facebook—or not at all. It’s up to you.
  2. You may post anonymously. I don’t recommend this, but you may do so if you wish. I may change this rule if it is abused.
  3. You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, I would rather receive your comments on my blog than via e-mail. It is a better use of my time to address everyone at once rather than answer several similar e-mails.
  4. You may disagree with me. I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you disagree with me—or anyone else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respectful. In my opinion, there is way too much shouting in the public square to tolerate it here.
  5. I reserve the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinions on your blog, not mine. Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages other to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.
  6. You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
  7. You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, nonexclusive, and royalty free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including by not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

In short, my goal is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.

Adapted with permission from Michael Hyatt’s book, Platform: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World.

© 2020, Mollie Bond. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.molliebond.wordpress.com.

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