Dear friends! The "Virtual Guide to Belarus" is a volunteer non-profit non-governmental collaboration started in November 1994 among a group of Belarusian scientists working around the World. Our goal is to bring you knowledge of our beautiful homeland in a simple and friendly way. This site is not an official page. It has nothing to do with the Belarusian government or any other organizations. These pages state personal points of view of the authors only. We are striving to provide you with the most reliable information to the best of our knowledge. And yet Virtual Guide to Belarus holds no responsibility for any losses or damages that occurred to you based on provided here information.

Link Disclaimer

Any links to non-Belarusguide.com information are provided as a courtesy and do not constitute an endorsement by Belarusguide, Inc. of the linked materials.

Copyright Infringement

Digital Copyright Infringement Policy: Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 limits the liability of online service providers, such as Belarusguide, Inc., for certain copyright infringement liability if various procedures are followed. Under the DMCA, notice of claims of copyright infringement should be directed to the:

Belarusguide, Inc.
26520 Agoura Road 
Calabasas, CA 91302

If you are copyright owner of materials used in The Virtual Guide to Belarus and would like us to remove material from our pages - please contact us by mail or e-mail and we will consider your request. Please see below the suggested format of your notification. The Virtual Guide to Belarus is currently owned and run by Californian non-profit public benefit corporation - Belarusguide, Inc - which is not organized for the private gain of any person. The specific purpose of this corporation is to promote understanding of Belarusian history and culture (Article II of Belarusguide Incorporation).

Infringement Notification

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by regular mail and copy by email, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon (for example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the text that appears on http://www.legal.com/legal_page.html") or other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed (for example, "The copyrighted work at issue is the “Touch Not This Cat” by Dudley Smith, published by Smith Publishing, ISBN #0123456789").

2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. If you are sending a large number of URLs in one removal request, please also send an electronic copy of the notice to this email.

3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit Belarusguide, Inc. to contact you (email address is preferred).

4. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."

5. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

6. Sign the paper.

7. Send the written communication to the following address:

Belarusguide, Inc.
26520 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

8. Sent copy of the written communication to this e-mail address (click on the link to see address)