Significant Objects Policies

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Posting Comments

When a reader posts a comment to Significant Objects, the reader retains ownership of the copyright, while granting Significant Objects the right to display such content on the website and anywhere else we choose, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. In posting comments to Significant Objects, readers are representing that the content is theirs to give to us, does not infringe on any third party’s rights — copyright, trademark, privacy rights and the like — and is not libelous or unlawful in any other way.

Significant Objects’ rules about posting comments are as follows: Do not post threatening, harassing, defamatory, or libelous material. Do not intentionally make false or misleading statements. Do not offer to sell or buy any product or service. Do not post material that infringes copyright. Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law.

Significant Objects has no responsibility for the content of any messages or information posted by readers. However, Significant Objects retains the right, which we may or may not exercise, in our sole discretion, to review, edit or delete from the service any third-party material which we deem to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate.

DMCA Notice & Takedown Procedure

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on Significant Objects in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please email us (curators at significantobjects dot com) with the following information:

  1. The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located, such as the URL where it is posted;
  4. Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.


If you give Significant Objects personal information, we treat it according to the following policy, and we use your personal information only in the ways specified when it was collected. We do not otherwise share it.

In order to post comments on our website, you must provide a name and email address. Separately, when you email us, we retain your address and correspondence. We use these to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types.

We do not share aggregated demographic information about our reader base with third-party advertising partners. Nor do we do not share personally identifiable information with third parties, with one limited exception. That is: We may disclose personally identifiable information about you if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

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2 thoughts on “Significant Objects Policies

  1. Hi. I’m a parent of a 7th grader at the Waldorf School of Orange County. We’d like to consider having our students write stories about insignificant objects that would be auctioned on Ebay, the school website or in some other way as a fund-raiser for the class. Does this in any way violate your rights or intrude upon your creative product?

  2. Probably answering this too late to be of use to you, but the answer for any future folks with the same question is we encourage school/educational groups, and even others, to run with the idea in whatever way you find useful! We’d love to hear what comes of it, and happy to spread the word. Write to

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