Curation is the act of selecting, organizing, and presenting information and this applies to online content as well as libraries, museums and the suchlike.
Here at Save.TheThoroldArms.co.uk we really value good interesting content. In that spirit we will curate or excerpt content from top quality sources on the web as well as creating our own original content.
The Internet was created on the foundation of linking, sharing, and recommending good content on the web. Curation means finding good, well-written, and highly relevant material for our website.
If we have chosen some content from your site, we are giving it our vote of approval. This not only means that we may excerpt your content, we also give it our highest recommendation, and encourage readers to view your content on your website with a direct link back your source material.
Our curation is designed to send our readers to your site so you get new visitors exposed to your top quality content. We curated your content because it was outstanding in some way.
If you wish us not to curate content from your web site, simply contact us, and request your story 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 curation.
Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles:
- commented on
- linked to
- have new readers exposed to their articles
Social sharing of good content extends its reach, impact, traffic levels, and ultimately the profit of the original publisher’s website.
We are excerpting your content to inform our visitors, and to point them to the original source of the excerpt. We want our readers to discover and visit your content, and your website. 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. We trust that we have higher standards than “Fair Use.”
If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know and we will immediately correct the situation.
We excerpt your content exactly the same way we hope others will curate our content.
If you like a story on this site, feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return, please just give a clear credit, link back to the original page on this site, and give some encouragement for interested readers to visit our original web page.
Please take as much of this website’s content as you think your readers will enjoy. Just link, credit, and encourage the reader to visit the original site.
- That is what we do
- That is what built the Internet
- That is what social sharing is about
- Everyone benefits with shared content following this policy
Sharing, curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards may very well differ from yours. If you want us to be even more generous with links and credit let us know. If you feel your story has had too much excerpted, let us know. We will try to fix it rapidly.
Please use the contact form if you have any queries about the policies outlined here.
We may also publish user generated content. We request that all web site users also follow these curation guidelines, but we cannot police every single submission.
If you are a copyright owner and would like material removed from this site, please read our DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) policy and “take down” procedure. This is our take on the copyright law in the USA, which makes “the circumvention of electronic and digital copyright protection systems” a criminal act. In the UK, accidental copyright infringement is a civil matter, normally rectified by a quick reaction to a complaint.