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Articles, information, graphics, photographs, design, format, layout, material, programs and the Journey of Hearts compilation, unless otherwise specified, is © 1997-2003 by Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS or Cole D. Thompson of Journey of Hearts.

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The copyright of articles written by other authors or organizations will remain with the original author or writer. As such the original author is responsible for the opinions, content and accuracy of material submitted to this website. The copyright of images, photography, graphics or programs will remain with the original artist, photographer, designer or programmer.

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Exceptions to this copyright include the public domain quotations, specified book excerpts, lyrics and poetry cited on the Journey of Hearts site.

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Information on this site may be shared with or passed on to others who may benefit. A single copy of unique Journey of Hearts materials can be downloaded for educational, personal or noncommercial use, provided that all copyrights and other proprietary notiecs remain intact. Do not copy or duplicate without permission of the author(s) or artist for use in a for-profit setting.

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An original purpose of the Internet was to allow information to be freely accessible to the general public. As an educational web resource created to provide information and resources on grief and loss, and as a research tool for evaluating the effects of a website on web-education, the Journey of Hearts website is following the principle of "Fair Use" for the use of quotations, excerpts from stories, articles, poems and lyrics.

The "fair use" of a copyrighted work, including use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. Copyright owners are, by law, deemed to consent to fair use of their works by others.

We considered the four factors when determining whether our use of information on the Journey of Hearts site is fair: the purpose and character of the use, the nature of the copyrighted work, the amount and substantiality of the copyrighted work used, and the effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work.

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Some of the inspirational resources and quotes on the Internet or in print are published without an author or as anonymous. We have and will be carefully assessing on a resource by resource basis the value of materials that is sent to us to include on the site.

Before including information on the Journey of Hearts site, we search for the origins of the resource and identify the original author and atrtribute appropriately. When we are unable to find an author, especially when the material is determined to be particularly useful for visitors to this site, then "author unknown" or "anonymous" is used. We do not claim any copyright for stories or poems or any other written works on this site that we have not written.

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The pages for this site are initially coded using the freely available Netscape Composer (part of the Nescape Communicator). The fine tuning is done by hand using Notepad or WordPad.

Many of the photography, images and graphics from this site have been taken or created by Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS, using Corel Photo-Paint and Microsoft Paint. Other images, graphics and photographs have been created using the Corel Photo-Paint collection, photos and clipart, © 1988-1997 Corel Corporation in compliance with their copyright restrictions. Additional images, graphics and photographs have been created using Photo Gallery 5,000 Volume 1 and 2 by Media Graphics © 1997 Media Graphics International. The resources in the Photo Gallery have been released for unlimited use on the Internet.

In addition to providing copyright information we are also giving credit where credit is due and citing relevant references used in creating pages for the Journey of Hearts website or the "Transformations on the Journey" Forum. Information contained on this site is supported by clear references to the author, writer, designer or artist source data and, where possible, have specific HTML links have been included to the resource.

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Despite attempts to track down the original author of a resource, there may be instances when we are unsuccessful or in error. If you find something on the Journey of Hearts site that is misquoted or attributed to the wrong author, or if you are an author or interested party of any of the written works displayed on this site and wish for it to be attributed appropriately or removed, please notify us at: and it will be remedied.

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