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Linking to, citing or reproducing content

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Permission to Reproduce or Republish content

When you ask for permission to use content it makes us happy, because it means the content is useful. So we welcome appropriate reproduction of material, and usually give permission free of charge. But before you use our material you must ask permission as our material is protected by copyright law.

This includes use of our material on the internet, including, but not limited to: websites, blogs, forums, VLEs, moodles, content sharing sites etc.

When we refer to Material we mean anything on or including, but not limited to:
  • Images and diagrams
  • web pages
  • code
  • text
  • downloads
  • files
  • tables
  • Interactive content and
  • Videos
Don't be afraid to ask permission, we usually approve appropriate use and we generally just ask for a reference and link back to

To use our material for your publication or organization, contact us with details of your request.

Images with embed code

Many of the images on have copy and paste code which you can use to embed the image on your website or blog. Where this code is available you are free to reproduce the image, but please don't change the code. Right click an image to check for embed code.

Permission to Link to

You are welcome to link to as long as your material (including blogs, content posted on article sites or social media sites or material posted on content sharing sites) does not violate any law, contain adult content, or tarnish the brand.

We reserve the right to withdraw this permission for any reason and at any time.

Citation of content

In copyright law, there is a concept of fair use, also known as; free use, fair dealing, or fair practice. provides publicly available published content, which we hope is useful to a wide range of people and we give permission to use single quotations of up to 100 words in length provided you observe the points below.

This permission doesn't include images and diagrams please request permission or use the image embed code before using this content:
  • Unless otherwise stated, must be credited as the author of the material.
  • must be acknowledged in any quotation, and a link should be provided to the source article.
  • In some cases, articles may use material copyrighted by another party, or may use trade or service marks belonging to another party. Where this is the case, you must seek the permission of the ultimate owner of this intellectual property.
  • Citations should not violate any law, cause offense or tarnish in any way.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw permission for the use of content if either this permission or the material is, in our opinion, abused. This right will not be unreasonably exercised.

Recommended Reference/Bibliography List Format

If you are referencing a resource or web-page as part of a bibliography list, we recommend using the Harvard System as follows. (Year). Article/resource Title. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: Date].

For example: (2016). Stakeholder Analysis [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: May 11, 2016].