Curation Policy

Here at Tile Shower DIY, our #1 goal is providing great content for our readers. In that spirit, we will often curate or excerpt content from top quality sources on the Internet.

The Internet was created on the foundation of linking, sharing, and recommending good content from other sources around the web. Curation means finding good, well-written, and highly relevant material for our readers.

By choosing content from a particular site to publish on our site, we are giving it our vote of approval. In doing so, we not only excerpt the content, we also give it our highest recommendation, and we encourage our readers to view the original content on the original source website with a direct link back to the source material.

Our curation is designed to send our readers to the source site so the creators/authors of the content have new visitors exposed to their top quality content.

Most publishers and websites are extremely happy to receive additional exposure and readership for their content as a result of our curation, and they recognize the value of having their stories and articles:

  • Quoted
  • Commented on
  • Debated
  • Discussed
  • Linked to
  • Have new readers exposed to their articles

Social sharing of good content extends its reach, impact, traffic levels, and ultimately the profit of the original publisher’s website.


IF WE HAVE CURATED YOUR CONTENT…

If we curated your content, we have done so because it was outstanding in some way. In doing so, we will excerpt your content to inform our visitors who/where the content originated from, and we will point then to the source of the excerpt.

We want our readers to discover and visit your content and your website. We want you to be more than pleased that we quoted, referenced, or utilized your content.

“Fair Use” standards, practices, and legal decisions are still evolving online, but we like to think our standards are a cut above the strictly legal interpretation of fair use. We have higher standards than “Fair Use.” We strive for everyone to be happy: both our readers AND the authors/creators of content we’re sharing.

However, if you are not delighted to be excerpted and linked to by our site, and wish for us not to curate content from your web site, simply contact us, and request your story be taken down. We will quickly comply with your request, and add your site to our list of sites never to excerpt from.

Or, if you simply would like for us to be even more generous with links and credit, let us know. Or if you feel your story has had too much of it excerpted, let us know that as well – via our Contact Page – and we will quickly fix it! Sharing, curation, and excerpting standards are still evolving online. Our standards of curation may very well differ from yours.


LIKE OUR CONTENT AND WANT TO CURATE IT?

We excerpt and share excellent content from around the Internet the exact same way we hope others, including you, will curate our content.

If you like a story on our site, feel free to excerpt it as generously as you wish. In return please just give us clear credit, link back to the original page on our site, and some encouragement for interested readers to visit our original web page.

Take as much of our content as you think your readers will enjoy. Just be sure to 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 with shared content following this policy.

Use our contact form if you have any queries about the policies outlined here.

From time to time, we also publish user generated content. We request our web site users also follow these curation guidelines, but cannot police every single submission.


If you’re a copyright owner & would like material removed from our site, please read our DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) policy and take down procedure.