Site Policies


While every effort is taken for the information on this website to be correct, is not to blame for any inaccurancies or any consequences derived from them. It is your responsibility to double-check so that the information you use is correct and updated.

Terms of Use - Copyright

All materials on are subject to the Law of Copyright, including text and graphics. You are not allowed to distribute any of them without my written permission and I do track copycats with Copyscape.  

You are allowed to use the information on this website as a reference. This means that you have to put the text into YOUR OWN WORDS
simply copying and redistributing word-by-word any of the text from this website is ILLEGAL.

When you are using any information as a reference from this site, you have to refer back to this website. If your work appears on the internet, whether in a blog, on another website, forums or anything else, you have to link back to this website when referring.


There are three kinds of graphics on this site - my own photos, photos from, and posters from My own photos have the watermark ┬ę You can use my own photos but only if you link back to this website, and only if you do not crop out the watermark from the photo. 

I am not able to grant you any permission to use any other graphics on this site. Flickr photos are displayed in accordance with Creative Commons licensing at and posters are displayed in association with AllPosters. To use any of them you have to visit those sites and follow their rules. With AllPosters you have to buy the poster. 

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to me. This document outlines the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. I hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me. strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all operations. Likewise, I am dedicated to protecting my visitors' privacy on my website.

Personal Information collects personally identifiable information from the visitors only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name and email address.
This information is collected if you request information from me or sign up to join my email list to recieve the Rock Collectors Newsletter. The information collected is used to notify my visitors of updates and respond to visitor inquiries.
Once information is internally reviewed, it is discarded or stored in my files. If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information I will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

I may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the sites pages, or register with any of my site's services, a cookie enables to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

I may serve third-party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on my web site to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give me is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on my web site.

Some third-party advertisements may be provided by Google, which uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google uses the DART cookie, which enables it to serve ads to my users based on their visits to this site and other sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network Privacy Policy. Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with my site, should you so choose.

Google Search on this Site

The search box on ("Search Box") is powered by Google Inc ("Google"). You acknowledge and agree that Google's Privacy Policy shall apply to your use of the Search Box and by using the Search Box you consent to Google using your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. I operate my site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, I may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. I use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about my user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If is sold, the information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in my site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through my website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of me.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

I provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of my commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through my website and would like that information deleted from my records or would like to update or correct that information, please click on this link or use my Contact Us page.

Updates and Effective Date reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in my privacy practices, I will indicate on my site that my privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. I encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information I collect and how I use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to's Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site. Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

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