SponsorshipLast Updated: 16th Nov 2017
By Jolyon Ralph
YOU can help mindat.org - please read on to see how!
Mineral and Locality pages can now be sponsored in mindat.org
Please read these terms and conditions fully in order to understand how this process works.
Mineral Page Sponsorship
This is an example of how this appears.
Click to see a live example on the page for Fluorite.
Locality Page Sponsorship
This is an example of how the sponsorship appears on a locality page.
Click to see a live example on the page for The Rogerley Mine, Country Durham, UK
What Sponsorship is For
Sponsorship is for individuals and organizations who wish support the future of this website by sponsoring one or more pages.
The money raised from sponsorship will be used to help develop mindat.org further.
Links for Sponsors
By default a link will be provided at no extra charge to the mindat.org user's home page (see the examples above).
If the sponsorship is a commercial sponsor then the link can optionally be set to go to an external website address of the sponsor's choice.
Rules of Sponsorship
Sponsorship can only begin once full payment for the year in advance has been received.
Sponsorship is paid on an annual basis, and page sponsors will always be given first refusal for continued sponsorship of pages they have sponsored.
Continued sponsorship will be offered at the rate agreed for the previous year.
Non-payment of sponsorship for a page will result in sponsorship being taken down and offered up for a new sponsor, either at the normal rate or by closed-bid auction depending on the popularity of the page and at the discretion of mindat.org
If you no longer wish to sponsor pages you have paid to sponsor, your sponsorship can be revoked at any time, however please be aware that no refunds can be given under any circumstances.
In cases where a page becomes significantly lower-valued than before (for example, a mineral discredited, or a locality merged into another listing) you can request to switch your sponsorship to any other page open and available for sponsorship at no extra charge.
Mindat.org reserves the right to cancel sponsorships in extreme circumstances where the sponsor may bring the site into disrepute. During this time the sponsor has the right to appeal to mindat.org management group and the sponsorship for the page(s) involved will not be offered to anyone else during the appeal process. Refunds or partial refunds will only be offered at the discretion of the management team.
Cost of Sponsorship
Individuals pay $50 per year for sponsorship per page.
Organizations (mineral dealers, mineral clubs, mining companies, etc) pay $100 per year for sponsorship per page.
Payments are automatically processed via the PayPal system. You do not need a PayPal account to use this.
Currently Sponsored Pages
Use this link to view currently sponsored pages
Good Available Pages
Use this link to view popular pages still available for sponsorship
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