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All text is presented for viewing purposes only. The text content on this website may not be copied, reproduced, redistributed, manipulated, projected, used or altered in any way without the prior express written permission of Whitehurst Ventures, LLC.
Use of Images On This Website
For Personal Use:
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What This Means In Plain English
Hello! I’m Susan LaBorde, and I’m the creator and owner of the Make A Vision Board website. I tend to dislike copyright notices because they can sound so harsh and unfriendly, but here’s the deal.
A tremendous amount of time, work, and money goes into the content of every page of this website, including research, writing, and creating all the images and graphics. If you find wording or images that you’d like to use on your own personal vision board that’s wonderful, and you’re welcome to use it. If you want to Pin our images that’s great too – and we hope you’ll include the link back to our site because it might help others find other information that is helpful to them.
On the other hand, what isn’t okay is to copy paragraphs or pages or images and use them on blogs or websites or in any other way that you use to earn money. I know, that should be a no-brainer, but it’s amazing how many people think that anything on the internet is free for the taking. Trust me, it isn’t. The copyright notices you see on websites are serious, and yes, you can actually be prosecuted for violating them.
Besides that, there are also some people in this world who know better but still think nothing of stealing other people’s hard work. Frankly, I’m amazed.
I’ve found my content copied verbatim on websites, blogs, Facebook pages, and numerous other places. One person even copied a paragraph from this site and used it as her Instagram profile info. What the heck?
The most annoying, but amusing at the same time, is a woman who copied the entire content (verbatim) of my “What is a Vision Board?” page and put it on her own website. She is, of all things, a life coach. Worse, on her website she calls herself an “acclaimed author”. Gee, since I actually wrote that stuff, does that make me an acclaimed author now?!
Amazing, isn’t it?
Don’t get me wrong. I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers, to life or to anything else. However, there is one thing I’m sure about, and it’s this. If you have a commercial website or blog or business you want to use to help other people create a better life, stealing anything is not the way to go about it. It’s lazy and cheats people of all the original ideas you have to offer, if you just spend a little time thinking and creating. Stealing content or images is also illegal because it violates copyright laws. Besides that, theft makes for really bad karma.
So, to those of you honest people who would never dream of stealing anything, and to those of you honest people who simply didn’t realize that you have to have permission to use content and images from the web, I apologize if this copyright notice seems a little harsh and abrupt. Unfortunately it’s necessary for those few people who know better and do it anyway. I always want life to be fair, so this page is here for those folks. When they get in trouble, they can’t say they weren’t warned.