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Copyright © – Dalmatian DIY 2015-2021 (Present) by the blog owner as content author, designer, creator, and photographer. Unless otherwise noted within the page/post, the blog owner is the copyright owner of all original content and photographs on this blog. Unauthorised duplication or use without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. As detailed in the Copyright Policy below, brief excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. See Sharing and Featuring Our Content below for additional information.

Dalmatian DIY Dog Blog Copyright Policy


This blog and its original content are owned by Dalmatian DIY and are protected by New Zealand and international copyrights, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. As noted in our Terms of Use, Dalmatian DIY is New Zealand based and all activities on this blog are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Under New Zealand law, copyright is governed by the Copyright Act 1994, which allows copyright owners certain control over the use and dissemination of their works. You can read more about Copyright protection in New Zealand via the Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment (MBIE) and/or the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office. Different regions apply various copyright laws, but most are similarly aligned and our copyright also automatically arises under international  treaties and agreements

Original Content Copyright by the Blog Owner

Unless otherwise noted within the page/post, the blog owner is the creator and copyright owner of all content and photographs on this blog. 

Blog dogs Oliver, Humphrey, and their cat brother Tiger were/are our family pets. As their owner, permission (model release) for the use of their images is restricted to approved use under this blog’s copyright policy. Use of our images for stock (paid or free) or other redistribution (digital or print) is expressly forbidden under both copyright (all images) as well as release (images including the blog owner and/or pets). Limited permission for sharing when linking directly to the blog is provided below. We love links and respectful sharing. 

Some elements of this website use free and/or paid/purchased templates, software, tools, widgets, and other elements. Although attribution is not required in their terms, we’re happy to recognise some of the great products and creative tools that help us create and deliver the Dalmatian DIY blog. See our Resources and Tools page for details and links.

Guests, Features, and External Content

Any content that has been sourced from elsewhere has been rightly purchased (where applicable) and/or credited appropriately, to the best of my knowledge. If you see an attribution error, please let us know so that we can fix it up straight away. Thanks for helping!  If your content has been shared or featured and you would like it removed, please contact us and we will make sure it is taken down. 

Sharing and Featuring our Content

All these doggone stuffy terms making you feel a bit glum? Let’s woof our way to the fun part. Don’t worry, furfriends! We love it when readers share our links, feature one of our posts, or pin our content. It’s pawesome when people share links to our blog and invite their friends (or readers) to visit us. Sharing is caring!

A lot of effort goes into creating and sharing interesting content, so please don’t copy our content, directly or paraphrased, to your own website or elsewhere. Copying content is bad for everyone (and it’s just plain rude). Copying isn’t sharing, it’s stealing. Respectful sharing encourages others to explore the original source. It doesn’t duplicate or devalue that source’s content. Please respect our time and effort, and don’t misuse or abuse our work. Thanks ever so much!

Round-Ups, Features, and Other Links

Linking to our website? We love links! Thanks! As a free access website, visitor traffic is what keeps Dalmatian DIY running, so thanks for sharing our links with others and supporting the website. Woofs!

Feel free to tag us in (if you’d like) if you’re sharing one of our links publicly on social media. If we’ve inspired you with one of our recipes, DIYs, or other posts and you’re sharing your own creation, you’re welcome to tag us in there too. There’s also a #DalmatianDIY hashtag on Instagram and we check that periodically for posts to like, comment on, or share in our stories.

If you are doing a round-up style post on your own blog or website and would like to link to our blog, you’re welcome to include one of our post images (with appropriate credit linking back to the source), if you wish. If you want to share your post/link with us (and our readers), you can mention us on Facebook or in a tweet, tag us in an Instagram post, send us an email, whatever you wish.

Use of Our Photographs and Other Visuals

You are not permitted to use our images in any context that does not directly feature, relate, and link to the original post here on the blog. Unauthorised use will be considered a violation of copyright.

As noted above, you are welcome to include one of our photographs if you are featuring a link to one of our blog posts, but please don’t use photos from Dalmatian DIY as your own, or in any other manner without specific and linked credit (don’t bury credit in footnotes, hashtags, comments, or similar). If you would like to share more than one image in your post, do a special feature about Dalmatian DIY, or have any other questions, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

You are not permitted to post or otherwise redistribute digital copies of any of our graphics or freebies without specific authorisation. Please email us if you have questions or to make a request. 

Note that Pinterest pins linking directly back to the source here the blog are allowed. We love Pinterest and use it often ourselves (follow us at Dalmatian DIY on Pinterest). You’re very welcome to pin our posts and we love it when you share our links. You can pin whichever photo takes your fancy, but there at least one text overlay photo included with each of our blog posts to help with easy pinning.

Use of Externally Credited Photographs and Visuals

I will always credit with links when sharing someone else’s work out of respect and in the hope that it increases their exposure. If an image here on the blog is credited to another source, please visit the source and abide by their policies should you wish to share. Cool? Thanks!

Woofs! Thanks for Respecting our Copyright, Furfriends!

This page was last updated on 21 May 2021
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