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Conditions of Use

IJsselstein, Saturday, 7 May 2011


Unless otherwise noted, materials on this website are copyrighted by Jeroen Hellingman. You may copy these materials for personal use, for example, for off-line browsing or to prepare a print copy. You may also freely use materials from this website at school as part of your school assignments, or as educational materials. Any other use, including use on a website or in a commercial setting requires a prior written agreement. Where we can, we will normally not hesitate to give permission for reuse free-of-cost for uses that promote Bohol in-line with the purpose of this website.

For use in print media, we often can make high-resolution versions of the photographs available on request.

In all cases, you should indicate that you obtained the materials from this website, and do not claim it is your own work. With photographs, a proper credit line would read: "Photo Jeroen Hellingman,", with a working hyperlink back to this site if the technology permits.

We do not claim copyright on materials copied from public domain sources and you are free to use these as you see fit.

We have collected the materials on this site from various sources, all of which we believe are either in the public domain, or for which we have permission to use them on this site. If, notwithstanding our efforts to use legal material only, you think you have rights to any material on this site, please contact us, and we will investigate the matter. Any material found to be infringing will be removed immediately.


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  1. Keep to the subject Except for the "Anything Goes" forum, your message should have some relation with the subject of the forum. If you reply to a message, please do so only if you reply to the content of that message, or one of its replies.
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  5. Use of capital letters Do not post messages using only or mostly capital letters. Such messages are ugly, and more difficult to read. If you want to stress something, you can use italic or bold using the corresponding HTML tags.
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We reserve the right to remove any message on the forum that does not comply with these rules, and to deny further access to the discussion board for people who abuse the forum.


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Robots are only allowed to crawl this site when they meet the following conditions.

  1. Robots should follow the robot exclusion standard.
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  3. Robots should serve a reasonable purpose, such as search indexes, archiving, or collecting a personal copy of parts of the site for off-line browsing.
  4. Robots for the purpose of harvesting email addresses and other spam-related behavior are expressly forbidden.
  5. Robots should identify themselves as such, and not use false or misleading HTTP headers.

A robot operating in violation of those rules may result in an immediate and permanent ban on its IP address or IP address range. Downloading information with robots in violation of those conditions will be considered an infringement of copyright as well as trespass of chattels.

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

Ero wrote:
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 03:09:59 PHT
Hello! I came across this picture on your website I am writing a book for Deped; it will be given free to the students and it's non-profit. I would like to request permission to use this picture, Also, if possible, I would like to request a high-res copy. I will make sure to credit you as the source. I hope to hear from you. Please do reply on my email address. Thank you very much!
ella gallardo wrote:
Monday, 2 February 2015 10:02:00 PHT
i was read the forums about marrying/ divorcing a filipina and i have a few question myself. 1. i am a filipina and living with a begian fiance for 10 yrs now,we cant get married yet coz he has document problems and thats what i want to know anwers. 2. he is belgian citizen, had a filipina wife before, they got married in hongkong then after yrs of married, the filipina went to america to work then file a divorce in new york and re marry there to an american guy in 2004 belgian fiance has all the documents ( divorce paper and the married certificate of ex wife to the american husband with red ribbon )., but when my fiance ask for a CENOMAR here in nso his married to ex wife is still registred. 4. if he will file a divorce himself in belgium can he used that documents here in the philippines for us to get married?
Karen Zablan wrote:
Monday, 13 October 2014 14:44:08 PHT
Dear Sir: I am writing to ask your permission to use the article "The Chocolate Hills" in your website. I am currently selecting stories for an English series which will be used as textbooks in the grade school. Thank you. Mrs. Karen Zablan
imeldific wrote:
Wednesday, 8 October 2014 18:08:58 PHT
We would like to ask for high resolution of some of your photos? How I can get it? Do you have a private email so I can discuss further? Many thank you and more power with this site. Really a huge help.
Suzy Hager wrote:
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 17:18:49 PHT
Hello. I'm doing a web site for a Presidential candidate in the Philippines. Could I use one of your panoramic photos? 541 324 2644 Sept 23 2014

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