Permissions Policy

The Communication Guys own the copyright to the content in our podcasts and on this website. Our goal is to strike a balance between getting our content widely distributed while at the same time protecting our intellectual property rights. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Without Our Permission

You are free to do the following without our permission:

  • Link to our site or any specific post on our site.
  • Extract and re-post less than 200 words on any other site, provided you link back to our original post.
  • Print off our posts and photocopy up to 50 copies for internal distribution within your own company or organization.
  • Print our posts in any non-commercial publication (e.g., company newsletter, church newsletter, class syllabus, etc.), provided you include this copyright notice:

“© 2016 The Communication Guys. All rights reserved. Originally published at www.communicationguys.com.”

Not Without Our Written Permission

You must have our express written consent to do any of the following:

  • Use this content for commercial purposes, including selling or licensing printed or digital versions of our content.
  • Alter, transform, or build upon this work.

Re-posting and Translation Rights

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

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.

Guest Posts

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

If you have some use for our content that is not covered here, please email us.

Adapted courtesy of Michael Hyatt. Please be sure to visit his outstanding blog.