Privacy and copyright

Written in English (not whatever lizards speak)

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This policy ranges from this website, to all works of mine published digitally.

Last meaningful update: 2021-10-03
Last minor update: 2021-06-15 (minor typographical correction)

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Privacy

I run Google Analytics on this website and its status page. If you're not comfortable about it, I wouldn't mind if you block googletagmanager.com

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Copyright

Unless otherwise stated (on the portfolio page or description, caption of anything,) or a Wikimedia Commons link (see user:Hsingtism) is provided or exists:

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SECTION IS ONLY A REFERENCE TO THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STATUS OF MY WORK, NOT A DECLARATION. THE LISCENSING STATUS OF MY WORK IS A MESS, SO IF YOU WANT TO USE MY WORK FOR ANY REASON, CONTACT ME. [email protected] (expect a response from [email protected])

I reserve all rights to the design of the webpages on this website (hsing.org) with a few exceptions, which are clearly declared.

The picture of Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall is off limits to liscensing or creative commons, I reserve all the rights. (This does not include the other pictures taken at Liberty Square)

The pictures Driftwood and Milky Way, Fly's eye, and Fly (2) is not in creative commons, I reserve all the rights. Though liscensing it is still possible.

If there is a license that I have declared before 2021-04-10 that overrides the below paragraphs, it should be prioritized.

If there is a license that I have declared before 2021-07-01 that overrides the below paragraphs, it should be prioritized.

All my non-photography (this does not include photography being imposed into another medium e.g. a video containing my photographs) work is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) This means that you are free to share and adapt any of those work for non-commercial purpose under the condition that you give me appropriate credit* and license your redistribution under the same license.

All my photography work dated between 2021-04-10 and 2021-06-29 is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

All rights is reserved if none of the above descrption fits.

*Appropriate credit requires you to (1) include the information in a relatively predominant location of your work; this is, somewhere that can be easily found with intention (like a description or caption.) The credited information also (2) should be in computer readable plain text if possible. Finally, the attrbution should include the following information:
i Creator name; Hsing Lo.
ii Title or information that specifies the partcular piece.
iii The liscense the work is liscensed under (I only require this for ones with NC or SA.)
iv If the work is modified, you must declare it.
v Reference to to the work's original pubilshing place.
vi Reference to my website, and/or social media.

Fair use is a thing and I respect it, so feel free use my work if it qualifies as fair use and give me credit. The line for fair use is blurry, so here is what I'd say: If your work contains a considerable amount of effort and is not mass-produced crap, I'd allow it.

If you want to liscense or use my work or have any questions or concerns, please contact me at [email protected]. If you want to report anyone misusing my work, contact me at [email protected]

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If you have any more questions or just need to communicate with me, email me at [email protected] or on any social media listed on the home page