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Use of Content (Reprints) and Linking Policies

The terms below are a section of and included in our entire Terms of Use.

Use of Content (Reprints)

For those who follow our policies, we are normally pleased to provide permission to use our content.

Beyond widely recognized Fair Use( guidelines defined by U.S. copyright law, any other reproduction of Taggart, LLC (“Taggart”) content requires our written permission.

Brief quotations of the HPSB Website’s contents, except content provided by third parties, are encouraged as long as they include attribution and a direct link to the HPSB Website ( or the exact URL of the source page (preferred). All other rights are reserved worldwide. “Brief quotation” is defined as one or a few sentences and may not exceed two paragraphs in length.  Although utilizing brief quotations does not require written permission, we would appreciate an email to informing us where our content is being utilized.  Brief quotations from Third Party Content (as defined below) on the HPSB Website requires written permission.

Extensive or regular use of content from the HPSB Website without permission, even if attributed, are a violation of this policy and of applicable copyright law.  Brief quotations that are unattributed are also a violation of this policy and applicable copyright law.

To obtain permission to utilize Third Party Content from the HPSB Website, or for more extensive use of our content, including reprints of entire articles, please contact us by email at with the following information: 1) your name; 2) your title; 3) your email address; 4) your phone number; 5) your company's name; 6) your company's address; 7) your company's website URL; 8) describe the specific content from our website or newsletters that you wish to utilize; 9) describe your intended use of our content; 10) describe the nature of your publication; and 11) state that you have read and agree to the 11 conditions below.

Your request for permission must include a statement that, if permission is provided, you agree to the following conditions:

  1. You must publish or reprint the content as written.  You cannot change content or the title of the article in any way.  The intent, substance or interpretation of the content used should not be modified without specific approval in writing from Taggart.  However, for our newsletters, you are not required to use our images but we prefer you use them because we do require you to utilize the wording next to the images.  You are not required to use the following standardized sections of our newsletters: the brief review of the previous issue and preview of the current issue, the two sections of favorite quotes, the Overcome the Power of Inertia section, the Next Issue section, the Newsletter Articles Sequentially section or the Visit Our Website section.
  2. You must provide full attribution for the content to Taggart.  We prefer the following notice but will accept another version as long as it contains the same basic information:
    © 2021, Taggart, LLC. Used with permission of Taggart, LLC  The specific URL for this content is of URL).
  3. You must agree to establish all links within our content so that they are active/linkable with no syntax changes.  You are not allowed to include the rel = nofollow tag in your HREF statements.
  4. Unless an exception is provided in writing, use of our content should not be presented in such a manner that implies affiliation or endorsement of your company's products, services, publications or website.
  5. You must not reprint any article from the HPSB Website that is to be used in any pop up ads or unsolicited email.
  6. You are not allowed to reprint any author’s photo related to the HPSB Website.
  7. Unless an exception is provided in writing, you are not allowed to sell any of our content or charge others to view any content you publish or reprint with our permission.
  8. You are not allowed to use any content from our site in video or audio form.
  9. You are not allowed to translate our content to any other language.  You may not create derivative work from any of our content.
  10. When you utilize our content and it is published in electronic format, you agree to notify us by email at of how we can access and view the use of the content.  If your use is in a format that does not enable us to easily access it electronically, you agree to mail one copy to Taggart, LLC, 13905 Tanglewood Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
  11. You acknowledge that Taggart has the sole right to revoke permission at any given time for any reason provided you're given 48 hours written notice via email or via fax or via telephone or via U.S. mail. If you're unreachable, you also agree that we may contact your web hosting provider to reach you and serve this notice. Upon receiving notice from us, you will have 24 hours to immediately remove content you received from Taggart and must provide us with a written reply indicating that you have complied with our request in order to mitigate further action against you and your business to enforce this covenant.

Use of Content (Framing Restrictions)

Taggart is concerned about the integrity of the HPSB Website when it is accessed in a manner solely determined by third parties or viewed in a setting solely created by third parties. Specifically, Taggart is concerned with activities such as bringing up or presenting content of the HPSB Website within another website ("framing"). In this regard, without limiting the provisions contained in our Terms of Use, you may not frame any web page from the HPSB Website, except with our express written permission. Further, you may not archive, cache, or mirror any HPSB Website web page or portions of a web page. To request permission to reprint, frame, or redistribute any content, please see the section above titled Use of Content (Reprints) and Linking Policies.

Linking to the HPSB website

You may link to content in the HPSB Website for informational purposes only as long as you agree to these conditions:

  • Use a textual URL only.
  • Do not attribute a link on your website to the HPSB Website and then link somewhere else.
  • Do not write and link to a summary of the HPSB Website content which exceeds Fair Use( guidelinesPlease familiarize yourself with the section above titled Use of Content (Reprints) and Linking Policies.
  • Do not frame or use any framing techniques to enclose any of Taggart's content.  See the section above titled Use of Content (Framing Restrictions).
  • Unless an exception is provided in writing, you may not imply affiliation or endorsement of your company and/or its products, services, publications or website.

We reserve the right to request the removal of any links from your site. All such requests must be granted immediately.

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