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Privacy Statement:
Wendy Meers Web Design will respect your privacy, I will only record your e-mail address if you send me a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. I will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.
Copyright Statement:
Where material is supplied to me for creating a web site to be published on the web, and whilst I take every care, in obtaining permission to use any copyright material, it is the responsibility of the client supplying the material. The owner of the web site must obtain permission to use photographs, graphics, music, video, and text from the author or artist. I will assume that my client has obtained such permission.
Australian Rules
Under Australian Copyright Law, copyright protection is automatic, and no © symbol is required. For Artistic works (such as paintings, drawings, cartoons, sculpture, craft work, photographs, maps and plans), copyright lasts from the time the material is created until 50 years after the year of the creator's death. For more information go to the Australian Copyright Council www.copyright.org.au/
International Rules
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)www.wipo.int lists international treaties which provide similar rights to the owners of intellectual property.
Berne Convention
www.law.cornell.edu/treaties/berne/overview.html See details of the latest treaty on copyright.
Basic definitions
regarding copyrights using the Berne Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Property (Berne Convention) http://whatiscopyright.org/ provides a good summary for web site issues.

In short what this means is... you don't have the right to use another person's intellectual property for commercial purposes, this is inclusive of my work on this web site, and any other web sites I build, but you may use such property for education purposes with acknowledgement to Wendy Meers.

 
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