Terms of Use and Legal

Terms of Use

The Visual Writer Web site was established in 1996, and provides free but copyrighted material, but that doesn't mean that it is "public domain." The information provided here is copyrighted material, is subject to national and international law, and can't be distributed in any form by any person or institution, in whole or in part, for any commercial purpose or for the purpose of providing collections of information, or as part of another person's or institution's work. Standard citations, properly attributed, including quotes and brief portions of material of course are acceptable and encouraged. Provisions have been made and displayed on individual articles and index pages that permit the distribution of articles in non-commercial enterprises, such as in educational institutions and writers groups, as long as the author's name, Web address, and copyright notice appear on the page. Any other use requires arrangements through direct consultation with the author. Preferably, articles will be distributed as complete works.

Distribution is limited to 100 copies under authorized circumstances.

Linking to this site is encouraged. The pages on this site are set up to fully enable the function of the overall site, so the point of entry is irrelevant. Including any page on this site within another site through linking, copying, or by any other means is prohibited. Linking to any graphics file or program on this site is prohibited. Linking to pages on this site so that a page appears within a frameset on another site is discouraged.

Caching of this site is discouraged since caches that don't update on a daily basis provide out of date resources, and caches prevent having accurate knowledge of page visitation and demographics.

Plagiarism (copying)

While properly attributed quotes from this site are encouraged, unattributed copying and other improper use are likely to be discovered. This site is routinely scanned by antiplagiarism companies such as Turnitin.com which detect improper use of material.



Notices:
•  Copyright © 1996 - 2012, Dorian Scott Cole for all content including all text and images.
•  International rights reserved.
•  Some resource material used on this site predates 1996, and is copyrighted material.
•  Registrations pending
•  The Visual Writer Web site is a production of TechGenie Media.
•  The javascript menu system used on portions of this site is a result of the fine skill and graciousness of Angus Turnbull, and the scripts are available for free from his Web site, http://www.twinhelix.com <
•  The Visual Writer, LLC. is not associated with Visual Tools, Inc., a maker of writing correction programs using the VisualWriter trademark on writing correction programs.