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Acceptable Use Guidelines

1. Striking an Appropriate Balance

At The GLS Project, we want to strike the appropriate balance between making our content useful to you and getting our content widely distributed, while at the same time protecting our intellectual property rights. 

With this in mind, below are our ‘Acceptable Use’ guidelines to help you know which content available on and through www.goodlisteningskills.org you can freely use and share, and which content requires explicit consent from us.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Andrew G. Ward
GLS Founder and Owner
The GLS Project
www.goodlisteningskills.org

2. Our Intellectual Property Rights

This website www.goodlisteningskills.org (the “Website”) contains multiple forms of content including, but not limited to, blog posts, downloadable Freemium content, free and paid Courses, Templates, Forms, text, graphics, logos, images, etc (collectively, “Content”).

As described fully in our Terms of Use, the Content available on and through the Website are the sole property of The GLS Project and Andrew G. Ward (“Entity”, “we”, “our” or “us”), with the exception of ‘Third Party Content’ written by others (see the bottom of this page). The Content is copyrighted to Andrew G. Ward of The GLS Project.

3. When No Express Written Consent Is Needed

You are free to do the following without our express written consent:

  • Link to the Website or any specific blog post on the Website.
  • From any blog post on this Website, extract and re-post less than 200 words on any ‘other website’, provided that you also include a working, follow-able, link back to that original post on our Website. The extract on that ’other website’ must be accompanied by the copyright notice below.
  • From any blog post on this Website, extract and include less than 200 words in any other non-commercial electronic publication (e.g., company newsletter, church publications, education class syllabus, etc.), provided that you also include a working, follow-able, link back to that original post on our Website. The extract must be accompanied by the copyright notice below.
  • Print off blog posts on this Website and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organisation. These printed blog posts must display the copyright notice below.
  • Include blog posts on this Website in any PRINTED non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church publications, education class syllabus, etc.). The blog post must be accompanied by the copyright notice below.
  • Share any GLS Project listening tips received by email as long as you include the copyright notice below.
    Please Note: emails containing login information, download links, or paid content must be kept confidential and not shared. Sharing may result in us needing to disable your access to this Website. See Terms of Use for full details.

By The Way: We’re always interested to know how our content is helping you and others. It helps us create even more useful content. So feel free to drop us an email (support@goodlisteningskills.org). Tell us how The GLS Project content is helping you and/or how you’ve shared it with others. Also, tell us about any other aspects of listening and interpersonal communication that you’d like to know more about.

3.1. Please Display this Copyright Notice

All content owned by us that you use must be accompanied by the following copyright notice:

© 2019, Andrew G. Ward, The GLS Project. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.goodlisteningskills.org. To further improve your listening skills visit The GLS Project, www.goodlisteningskills.org.

4. When Express Written Consent Is Needed

With regard to our blog posts and other Content, for every use that is not specifically described above, you must obtain express written consent from us, except as otherwise provided (e.g. some Freemium content contains explicit written consent allowing you to share it with others).

Please carefully read our Terms of Use for full details on “every other use” of our Content, especially our ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ section.

You can request consent by emailing us at support@goodlisteningskills.org. Tell us what content you want to use and how you want to use it.

Please note that requesting consent does not imply that we will say “no”. In some situations we will gladly grant consent. Requiring express written consent simply ensures that we retain the right to decide how and where our content is used.

Important: The slogans "Let's Make Listening Fashionable", "Make Listening Fashionable" and variations are copyrighted: © 2019, Andrew G. Ward, The GLS Project, www.goodlisteningskills.org. All rights reserved. You cannot use these slogans without our consent.

5. Re-posting and Translation Rights

We do not permit the re-posting of blog posts in their entirety. This is because Google penalises websites for publishing duplicate content. It often can’t tell which site hosts the original, so we risk getting penalised for granting consent.

In addition, we don’t allow the translation and publication of our work in other languages. We simply don’t have the resources to validate the quality of the work.

6. Guest Posts and Other Third Party Content

Guest bloggers retain the copyright to the posts they write. The above ‘Acceptable Use’ guidelines do not apply to their work. If you are interested in re-posting or publishing their content, you must contact them directly. The Entity cannot serve as a broker, agent, or contact point.

See our Terms of Use and Disclaimer regarding other forms of 'Guest Contributions' and third party content.

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