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1) Proprietary Rights / Copyrights

All original materials on this site (as well as the organization and layout of the site) are owned and copyrighted by Hostettler/Authors & Contributors or other suppliers and may be accessed, downloaded or printed for your personal non-commercial use only. Without the prior written permission of Hostettler or its suppliers, you may not copy, distribute or transfer any material on this site, in whole or in part.

All site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof are the property of Hostettler/Authors & Contributors or its content suppliers and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

Permission is granted to electronically curate and to print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with Hostettler/Authors & Contributors or using this site as an educational/shopping resource. Any other use of materials on this site, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or republication, without prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

Creative Commons License
Original “” material & resources are licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

2) Content Curation Policy: Copyright, Ethics & Fair Use

Here at we value good content for our community. In that spirit we will –besides our original content – additionally curate or excerpt relevant content from top quality sources on the web.

  • 2.1) We Value Your Relevant Work!
    • Just to make this clear: copyrights, commercial usage and any other “economic” benefit always stays with the original content creator. There is no doubt about that.
    • The very internet itself was created on the foundation of linking, sharing, and recommending good content from other sources on the web. Curation means finding good, well-written/filmed/presented, and highly relevant material for our community.
    • By choosing content from your website/channel/repository, we are giving it our vote of approval. This not only means that we excerpt your content, we also give it our highest recommendation, and we encourage our community to view your content on your website/channel/repository with credits and direct link back your source material.
    • We curated your content because it was outstanding in some way.
  • 2.2) Take Down Request
    • If you wish us not to curate content from your website/channel/repository, simply contact us, and request your material be taken down.
      We will quickly comply with your take down request, and put you on our list of sites never to excerpt from.
      Most publishers and websites are extremely happy to receive additional exposure and readership for their content as a result of our curation.
  • 2.3) Our Curation Policy
    • We are excerpting your content to inform our community, and to point then to the original source of the excerpt.
    • We want our community to discover and visit your content, and your website/channel/repository. We want you to be more than pleased that we quoted, referenced or utilized your content.
    • “Fair Use” standards, practices, and legal decisions are still evolving online. We like to think our standards are a cut above the strictly legal interpretation of fair use.
    • If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We will immediately correct the situation.
    • We excerpt your content the exact same way we hope others will curate our content. If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit let us know.
    • If you’re a copyright owner and would like material removed from our site, please read our DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) policy and take down procedure.

3) Privacy Policy

  • 3.1) In General respects your privacy. does not sell, rent, or loan any identifiable information regarding its customers to any third party. Any information you give us is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.
    Information regarding you (such as name, email address, preferences and more) or your order and the products you purchase will not be given or sold to any outside organization for its use in marketing or solicitation without your consent.
  • 3.2) Permission Marketing via Aweber
    We will send you valuable tutorials, articles and educational material including information about our various products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you.
    Only (!) will send you these direct mailings. There are NO agents working on behalf of!

    You can opt-out of receiving further material from at any time via an email link and

4) Affiliate Products & Advertising (Disclosure): We Earn Money

Here at we strive to provide you useful and practical photography knowledge for free. To help us do this, we partner with selective high-quality content creators and affiliate programs.
The site is supported by advertisements as well as affiliates from which we may receive commission for items purchased from links on our site.

These commissions help us to keep growing. Note: Whenever you notice an affiliate product on our site, you can rest assured that we know its value as well as its content and therefore recommend it for you.

5) 18 U.S.C. § 2257

18 U.S.C 2257 record-keeping requirements compliance statement
  • 5.1) In General
    The models and other persons that appear in any visual depiction appearing or otherwise contained in this website ( were over the age of eighteen (18) years at the time of the creation of such. hereby certifies that this website, and all graphic images associated therewith, is exempt from both the recordkeeping and labeling requirements of 18 U.S.C. § 2257, because no images of “actual sexually explicit conduct” are contained within.
  • 5.2) Content submitted by our contributors
    All photographers/producers/authors/contributors are required to file proper documents of the model, stating that her age is over 18, when submitting photos, videos, any material to
    Documentation and legally aspects are in sole responsibility with the contributor.

6) Cookies

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Effective: May 15, 2016