Russ Harvey Consulting - Computer and Internet Services

Site Contact Policies

Suggesting Links and Resources

Please read these policies completely before contacting me.

No Third-party Content | Linking to this Site | Suggesting Links | Links Policies

About This Site

This site is owned and maintained by Russ Harvey.

It is a curated collection of informational pages written and edited by Russ Harvey, backed by external references (links). It is NOT a blog.

  • Content is updated as needed and as time permits.
  • External links are intended to enhance MY content.
  • This site is aimed at Canadian audiences.
  • I do not include any link that I deem unsuitable, redundant or irrelevant.
  • Links may be edited or removed without notice.

My business and my wife are my priorities. Thanks for your understanding.

No Third-party Content

I don't accept any third-party content.

  • NO advertising, “sponsored” links or “guest” posts.
  • My decision is final. Please, no “follow-up” emails.
  • I will respond only if I'm interested and have time.

Requests contrary to these policies are deleted.

Linking to this Site

If you find a page on this site worth linking to, please do so.

Content Protected by Copyright

The information on this site, including all images and text are protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

You may NOT copy information for use on your site. Use of any material elsewhere requires express written permission and is seldom provided.

  • Short quotations clearly attributed to me and including a link back to the specific page containing the content are permitted.
  • You may NOT use nor directly link to the images, PDFs, etc. hosted on this site. Instead, link to the page or specific section of a page that references them.
  • Some content (including images, PDFs, etc.) on this site are used by permission.

I cannot provide permission to use external resources that I've either quoted or obtained permission to use. You must obtain the owner's permission directly.

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Submitting Link Suggestions

Link Suggestions Must Be Relevant

Link suggestions must be relevant to the page's subject content and intended audience. View the existing content on this site to determine if your suggested resource fits in.

  • I do not entertain guest posts or commentary anywhere.
  • Links are intended to be illustrative rather than exhaustive.
  • Unless your site provides unique content that is directly relevant to my audience, I am unlikely to link to it.

Ineligible Categories

Not all sites are eligible for linking. The following are some examples.

No Professional Services

I don't link to sites offering services that compete with mine. Exceptions are rare.

Sponsored Sites Unwelcome

Sites I consider a conflict of interest will not be added, including:

  • industry-sponsored information portals;
  • “infomercials” by legal firms; and
  • vanity presses.

Canadian medical and legal systems differ significantly from that in the United States and elsewhere.

On occasion I may include a foreign site with general information that pertains to Canadian issues.

SEO Submissions Unwelcome

Rarely do your SEO-enhancing requests fit my site goals.

I suggest you try Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.

If suggested content on your site is unrelated to your site's purpose, my assumption is that content is there for SEO purposes.

Consulting Services Pages

The Russ Harvey Consulting Computer & Internet Services site contains the pages that detail services provided by Russ Harvey Consulting.

I do not welcome link suggestions of any kind in this section.

Self-help Pages

The Self-help Resources contains documentation, troubleshooting hints, advice and suggestions supported by relevant external links on a variety of operating systems, hardware and services.

Personal Pages

Russ Harvey's Site includes information about my interests in health & medical, organ donation & transplantation and writing unrelated to my consulting services.

Submitting a Link Suggestion

If you believe your page truly compliments information on this site, is not an advertising portal and doesn't conflict with my services, you may submit it for consideration.

  • Links will be added at my discretion and as time permits.
  • Descriptions may be edited for content and length.
  • Links may be removed without notice.

My decision is final (there are no other decision-makers).

Relevancy

The content of your submission must comply with the following requirements:

  • Your site must be relevant to this site's content.
  • Links must be relevant to Canadian viewers, particularly those in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Links must not be time-sensitive (only static links are added).
  • I do not entertain “link exchanges.”
  • I do not invite “guest posts” (all content is my own).

There are other reasons your site may not be included.

Submitting a Relevant Submissions

Valid submissions can be submitted via email to with the following information:

  • Your name and email (optionally, your local Victoria phone number).
  • The website address you are submitting.
  • A short description of your site.
  • Why you think it is relevant to my site.

I Rarely Respond

I rarely respond to link requests. Wasting my time with a follow-up emails is NOT appreciated.

 

Links Policies

Links are provided at my discretion and may be removed without notice.

My decision is final.

This page does not replace policies stated on the Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy pages.

  • Where conflicts exist, the policies on those pages shall apply.

A Canadian Site

This site is aimed at Canadians.

  • I use Canadian English (except for quoted content).
  • Sites must be relevant for Canadian audiences.

International sites may contain content unsuitable for Canadians.

Information Portals

Some consumer “information portals” are now owned by corporations, legal firms or advertisers.

I'm not interested in linking to sites where sponsors may influence the information provided based upon their products and services.

External Links

External links open in a new browser tab or window.

Dead links are updated or removed without notice.

Learning More

See Links To Other Sites on my Conditions of Use page.

 

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Updated: June 15, 2020