Excerpting Policy

Most online publishers recognize the value of having their stories and articles:

  • Quoted,
  • Commented on,
  • Discussed,
  • Linked to,
  • New readers encouraged to the articles.

Social sharing of online content only extends the reach, impact, and ultimately the effectiveness and profitability 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.

To be frank … we want our readers to discover and visit your content, and your website.

We Want You To Be Pleased We Excerpted An Article From You.

Standards, practices, and legal decisions about “Fair Use” are still evolving online. Our standards are higher than the merely legal.

We hold ourselves to much higher standards than Fair Use.

We want Delighted Use.

If you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, just let us know. We will take action immediately.

We excerpt your stories the way we hope others will curate our content.

Specifically, if you like a story on our site, we are pleased and gratified.

Please feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, links back to the article, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit the original article.

Take as much of our content as you think will inform and entertain your readers. 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 when sharing is done respectfully and honestly.

Here is what we will never do.

We never take your entire article.

We never re-publish without full credit, links and sending you readers.

We never republish an RSS feed verbatim.

We never excerpt without the intention of sending you more traffic.

We always change the headline, and add context. meaning, and analysis to your articles.

Our general guidelines for excerpts published on this site are:

  • Never more than about 30 – 40% of any article.
  • Never more than one article from any site in any one day.
  • Never more than what is needed to communicate the essence of the article.

Most Importantly …

Sharing and curation and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of delight 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 fix it to your standards instantly.

Noel Benjamin D’Costa

noelben@basicpuppytraining.net

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Curation Policy

Here at www.basicpuppytraining.net we take curation seriously.

The internet was built and founded on linking, sharing, and recommending great stories from other sources on the web.

Curation, to us, means finding interesting, well-written, and highly appropriate articles for our readers.

By choosing an article from your site, we are giving it our vote of approval. This not only means that we excerpt your article, we also give it our highest recommendation, and we direct our readers … in every case … to view your article on your website.

Our curation is designed to send our readers to your site and your articles.

If we curate and excerpt an article, it was done, because it was outstanding in some way.

If, for any reason, you wish us not to excerpt your stories, simply contact us, and request your story be taken down.

We will immediately and without exception comply with your takedown request, and put you on our list of sites never to excerpt from.

99% of emails we get about curation and excerpting are from publishers and authors who are delighted to receive additional exposure and readership for their stories as a result of our curation.

Noel Benjamin D’Costa.

noelben@basicpuppytraining.net

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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the content in this website, about the products that are mentioned, or just any questions at all don’t hesitate to contact me at the following address. I’d also love to hear any feedback on the site if you’ve found it helpful or have some ideas about how I can improve the site in some way.

Please contact me at  noelben@iprimus.com.au!

I will reply to all messages as soon as possible.

Noel Benjamin D’Costa

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This post was written by Noel DCosta on February 6, 2009

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment To Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18. Under our Terms of Service, children under 18 are no allowed to access our service.

Collection of Personal Information

On visiting this site, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Importantly, IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links to third party websites

We have included links on this site for your reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites.

lterations to this Privacy Statement

The content of this statement may be altered at any time.

Have a question? Just contact me at noelben@iprimus.com.au!

Noel Benjamin D’Costa

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About Us

After under going a total laryngectomy operation in July 1995, as a permanent cure for cancer of the larynx, I had to learn to speak again at the age of 49, and till to-day continue to speak with the help of a voice prosthesis.

In 2003, things so happened, that I faced the imminent threat of not being able to use a voice prosthesis any more. When this happens I would become a ‘mute’, totally speechless, creating the need for me to find alternative employment wherein I could work without having to talk.

In May 2004 an American company StoresOnline Inc, of Orem Utah, held a workshop in Melbourne, Australia, promoting ‘Internet Marketing’, and their web hosting services.

This was what I was looking for. As an Internet Merchant, emails and published WebPages would do all my talking for me. I purchased a package of 6 websites. To the question ‘what do I sell on these websites’, was told to try and sell things that I had a passion for, understood, and used a lot.

My passions are Animals, especially Cats, Children, Photography and Gift giving, not necessarily in that order.

When I started this venture in May 2004, I discovered that Australians were not yet ready to trust the Internet as a Market Place.

Building websites to sell consumer products to the Australian market would have been pointless.

The best International Market I could find was the 48 continental states of the USA. The first site that went live in August 2004 was www.catbedandtoy.com, and gradually the other five followed.

All the products I sell are purchased from manufacturers and distributors in the USA. They send what I buy directly to my customers, cutting out the middle men, thereby making it feasible for me to sell at discount prices.

This is a business venture and the only means of livelihood for me and my dependants. This eing the case, I am Honest and Professional, qualities without which, I cannot succeed in this highly competitive business.

I now own numerous websites. All sites apart from the first SIX have been recently added to help promote the first six sites and to augment my income.

Currently my two most important websites are, my blog ‘Internet Marketing Works’, and my list building site http://www.dcostandcosta.com.

www.basicpuppytraining.net is dedicated to providing quality information on the subject of Dog Training and in particular, Puppy Training. Here you will find helpful reviews, valuable information, tips and much more.

This site is in the format of a ‘weblog’ so that each time I post new information; it will come to the top of the front page. This means that you can check back here frequently to see new updates to the information found here.

You can navigate through the site by using the menus on the sides of the page. Also don’t hesitate to follow the links you see in bold throughout each post to learn more about the product being spoken about.

I hope you find the information I provide valuable and helpful.

All the best,

Noel Benjamin D’Costa

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