There are two types
of content on our site.
(1) Stuff that we created and (2) stuff
that we bought or got permission to use from someone else. To use our stuff you
have to ask permission except as noted below. To use the other stuff you have
to ask the people we got it from. We cannot grant permission for the use of of
non-Flying Turtle material.
(1) Stuff that we created
All of the text (unless otherwise stated),
the html code, much of the artwork, drawings, photographs, and other graphics
such as background art (all of the backgrounds were created by and belong to us)
and horizontal rules, are among the types of things that were created and copyrighted
by the Flying Turtle Company.
Even material submitted voluntarily by readers. By submitting a question, comment,
photograph, drawing, or anything else, you expressly grant the right to the The
Flying Turtle Company to use it or sell it as part of our Web Site. (We
will always give complete and proper credit to any submittals that we use in our
All of the above and anything else
created and copyrighted by the Flying Turtle Site belongs to us and cannot be
used without written permission from the Flying Turtle Company (except as noted
But we do
want to share this stuff! Well,
some of it.
We are eager and willing for teachers and educators to use our pages for education
purposes. We just ask that proper credit be given and fair usage laws followed.
Also, it cannot be used for resale or profit without our permission. If
you make money with it, you should share a little with us.
(2) Stuff that we got from someone
There is some clip art and photographs
on our site that we purchased or obtained from valid royalty free sources. The
majority comes from ArtToday.com, but there are a few others. We cannot grant
permission to anyone else to use this material.
How can you know
what is ours and what is theirs? You
have to ask. Please ask. We want to share when we can. We almost always say yes,
just requesting suitable credit be given. We aren't selfish.
Down below we have some specific "Terms
of Use", but first here are some commonly asked questions and answers
about Copyright and Web pages:
Can I Use Your Images, Drawings,
or Text on my web site?
The short answer is no. But...
You can link to our web site, and if you ask and explain the use (and it is a
good use - absolutely no pornography or hate sites), and provide clear and accurate
credit to Flying Turtle as the source, we may very well, possibly, maybe (no promises),
give limited permission for cases like that described below.
Contact us at with your specific
and clearly described usage questions.
I'm Doing a Project for School.
May I use your images or excerpts from your articles in my report or poster or
The answer is usually yes, if you do
1. Give credit where
credit is due. This is something
that you must always do in any case when writing a report. For example, if you
use one of our drawings you should include a credit by the picture that says something
like the following:
Image provided by
the Flying Turtle Company
You should also include our URL ( http://www.ftexploring.com
) so that everyone can visit our site. This will be good for the human race.
And it would be nice (but not strictly
required) if you went on and on about what a great web site it is and how it has
changed your whole life and made you popular with the opposite sex and made you
rich and happy, etc.
2. Ask Permission. E-mail
us and ask and explain the non-commercial use. You may also use "short" quotes,
or excerpts (emphasis on short) from the Flying Turtle articles, providing you
again give proper and complete credit with address, etc., and ask permission.
And again, waxing poetically and generously about the brilliance of the Flying
Turtle web site can only help your cause.
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of the written, graphical, and HTML code of The Flying Turtle Web
Site belongs to The Flying Turtle Company and may not be used without
written permission from The Flying Turtle Company. Usage that requires
permission includes, but is not limited to, copying large excerpts
or pictures for a school report, any commercial use, or usage of any
kind in another web site.
2. Users may save or print one copy of portions of this
web site for personal non-commercial use without obtaining written
permission. Such copies must remain intact and be marked with a notice
that reads - "Copyright 2000-2000 The Flying Turtle Company. All rights
reserved." Copies may be made by teachers and educators for educational
use within the teacher's classroom or learning environments. More
than one copy may be made for educational use within a classroom or
similar group educational activity. Any other distribution, or copying,
or larger scale usage, or any sort of usage of any kind, requires
our prior written permission.
3. Small excerpts of text may be used if such usage follows
the "Fair Use" provision of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. Proper
credit to the Flying Turtle web site must be provided in all cases.
If excerpts to this site are quoted in another web site, a link to
The Flying Turtle site must be provided. No other modification of
distribution of the Flying Turtle contents is allowed.
4. No modification, usage, or distribution, of graphical
contents, including drawings, photographs, animations, videos, icons,
background graphics and designs, may be done without written permission
from The Flying Turtle.
5. The Flying Turtle's HTML code may not be modified or
used or distributed in any way without written permission from The
submitting a question, comment, photograph, drawing, or anything else,
you expressly grant the right to The Flying Turtle to use it or sell
it as part of our Web Site.
See Privacy Statement below.
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We will not give out any
information of any kind about our contributors or customers to another business
or web site or sneaky foreign spies, or anybody outside of the Flying Turtle Company.
This means that if we receive your address or phone number or other personal
information in the course of business we will only use it to conduct business
with you. We will not sell or give away lists of our customers or contributors
to anybody for any reason.
However (seems like there is always a however), we might give your name
and age and hometown to the whole World Wide Web if you send in a question to
one of our brilliant and wise question-answerers ( Dr.
Galapagos or Turtle Boy
)or submit a drawing or anything else that we decide to use. Of course, we will
only post information about you if you give us permission to do so - and then
it will just be first name, age, and hometown at the very most. If you're at that
age (as some of us writing this might be) where you may not want people to know
your age, then don't tell us your age. We will never ever post an e-mail address,
or URL, or home address. (We also recommend that you never leave your e-mail address
on public buletin boards, etc. - you will get unwanted spam and e-mail viruses
- trust us we've been there)
Our Affiliates, Sponsors, Advertisers, and Partners
We try very hard to deal only with professional responsible ethical organizations
and companies that have the same complete privacy policies as we have. However,
we are not responsible for their policies, nor do we have any influence or control
over their activies. Before conducting business with any organization or company
By submitting a question, comment,
photograph, drawing, or anything else, you expressly grant the right to The Flying
Turtle to use it or sell it as part of our Web Site.
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