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// Marco
Lead Mentor

Usage Guidelines

We make the following requests:

  1. FOR ALL ELEMENTS:  All items made available are intended for free and non-profit use. That is, use them, but do not profit from them.
  2. DOCUMENTS: You may download, print, distribute and re-use freely any documents we have provided.
  3. LINKING/DOWNLOADING:  We request that if you reference an element  or document that  you link back to our site instead of placing them on your site so visitors will always get the latest version.
  4. ATTESTATION: If you are using our photos or documents on your site please mark them as follows:
    1. PHOTOS: "Photography courtesy of"
    2. DOCUMENTS: "Document Produced by"
    3. LINK: Make sure the "" is a link.
  5. PHOTOS:  Photos of events and other public gatherings may be freely used on your sites or literature. Please avoid re-using photos of our local meetings.
  6. HI-RES PHOTOS: In some cases you may need a hi-res version of a photo. Every photo on the site has a 3-4MB JPG source. If you email the image name to me I can forward you the corresponding hi-res photo.

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