The Internet is an vast, largely open forum of ideas and information. It depends heavily on self-discipline and mutual respect. This is reflected in our Intellectual Policy Policies:

Our Copyright
The entire content of this site is our property*. We've worked hard to collect, organize, and add context to information about our ancestral community.

You may not re-publish anything you find on this site without our permission. If your use is reasonable, we will almost certainly give you permission.

This applies to re-publication, for example, on another web site. There is no restriction on your private use of material from this site.

Here are some reasons for you to not take material from this site without our permission:

• A copyright notice appears on each page. That's legal protection in most of the world.

• Copied information is removed from the context of this site, and so may be less informative or less accurate.

• The information you copy today may be wrong. If we correct the material tomorrow, your re-published material will be wrong until you notice the difference.

• It is a matter of common decency to respect the work of others.

• Imagine how you would feel about your hard work being copied --and sometimes misused-- against your wishes.

Why not simply link to pages on this site, instead? You may do that without our permission. However, we recommend that you contact us so we can discuss the material and arrange to inform you if our site is revised in a way that invalidates your link(s). Who knows, working together, we might accomplish much more than working separately?

We don't pretend to be lawyers. We're simply pledging to do our best not to take ideas or information from others without permission and we're asking others to respect our rights.

To find out more about intellectual property, see this excellent Wikipedia article.

*This site is composed of material we have collected, information published by others of which reproduction is allowed for educational or scholarly purposes; or for which we have received permission to re-use; and information in the public domain.

This content of this site is for informational purposes only. While we have made our best efforts to assure the accuracy of the information we offer, we cannot guarantee anything.

About contributions to this site
We feel a responsibility to protect the dignity of contributors and integrity of the material they offer. We will do our best to verify that what appears on this site is consistent with their intentions.

About the property of others
We will do our best to respect the ownership of information that's explicitly or implicitly identified as the property of others, whether corporate, institutional, or personal. If you find we have used your property or the property of others on the site, please inform us immediately and we'll do our best to resolve the issue quickly.

About links to other sites
Links to other sites are made for informational purposes only. Brest-Belarus Group cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of information on external sites. No endorsement by the Brest-Belarus Group of sites to which we link is intended or should be inferred.

Page Last Updated: 03-Mar-2010