Dungeons and Dragons Wiki:General disclaimer

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Licensing[edit]

Except where otherwise specified, the text on Dungeons and Dragons Wiki is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA). Exceptions to this rule can be found at our Copyrights page.

Editing at Dungeons and Dragons Wiki[edit]

To grow the commons of free knowledge and free culture, all users contributing to Dungeons and Dragons Wiki agree to grant broad permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use their contributions freely for any purpose including commercial use. Such use is allowed where attribution is given and the same freedom to re-use and re-distribute applies to any derivative works. By editing Dungeons and Dragons Wiki, you agree to license any text you add under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported).

As an author, you agree to be attributed in any of the following fashions: a) through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the article or articles you contributed to, b) through a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy which is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on this website, or c) through a list of all authors. (Any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions.)

Importing text[edit]

If you want to import text that you have found elsewhere or that you have co-authored with others, you can only do so if it is available under terms that are compatible with the CC-BY-SA license.

Work which you do not hold the copyright to, or which is not available under this license, should not be added to Dungeons and Dragons Wiki.

If you import text under a compatible license which requires attribution, you must, in a reasonable fashion, credit the author(s). Where such credit is commonly given through page histories (such as copying within Dungeons and Dragons Wiki or other Wikis), it is sufficient to give attribution in the edit summary, which is recorded in the page history, when importing the text.

Non-text files[edit]

Freely licensed or public domain images are strongly preferred on Dungeons and Dragons Wiki.

Non-text media on Dungeons and Dragons Wiki should not be assumed to be available under the same license as the text, exce. Please view the media description page for details about the license of any specific media file.

If you are uploading files to Dungeons and Dragons Wiki, you should cite the source of the file, attribute the authors, and note any copyright information, where applicable. All image files must also conform to our Image Policies.

Using Dungeons and Dragons Wiki content[edit]

Attribution example when re-using Dungeons and Dragons Wiki content on your own website:

This article uses material from the "Throe Berserker" article on the DnD Wiki and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

When re-using Dungeons and Dragons Wiki content that has been released Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License, you must provide credit to the authors either by including a) a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the page or pages you are re-using, b) a hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy which is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on this website, or c) a list of all authors. (Any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions.). If you make modifications or additions to the page you re-use, you must license them under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 or later. For further information, please refer to the legal code of the CC-BY-SA License.

Off-wiki content (for example, emails, IRC chats, off-wiki forums, etc) should not be assumed to be released under this license if this is not explicitly stated.

Translations[edit]

These licensing terms are not to be modified. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and any translation into other languages, the English language version takes precedence. Links may, but will not necessarily, be added above for any unofficial translations.

Terms of Use[edit]

Date of Last Revision: September 18, 2011

Welcome to Dungeons and Dragons Wiki (the “Service” or “Site”), operated by Surgo and all other bureaucrats (the "Operators"). By accessing or using our web site, you (the "User") signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use" or "Agreement"), without regard as to whether you are a registered member of the Site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Agreement at any time and without further notice. It is your responsibility to regularly check this page to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Use and to review such changes.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED.

These Terms of Use apply to members and non-members alike. In order to use the Service, you must accept these Terms of Use. You may do so by (a) registering for membership with the Service or (b) by actually using the Service. You may not use the Service and may not accept the Terms of Use if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract, or (b) you by law are barred from using the Service or accepting the Terms of Use.

Membership[edit]

While you may use this Service without registering for membership, membership in the Service is void where prohibited by law, and is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Any registration by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. By registering for the Service or the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

If you choose to register for membership, in consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to maintain the security of your password and identification and to be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

The Operators may terminate your account, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Service and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Service for any reason, or no reason, at any time in their sole discretion, with or without notice.

User Conduct[edit]

You agree not to use the Service to:

  • Harass, threaten, or intimidate members of the Service;
  • Impersonate another entity or person;
  • Post, upload, transmit, share, or store content which is unlawful, defamatory, infringing, obscene, sexually explicit (excepting images under specific circumstances), or invasive of another's right to privacy or publicity;
  • Post, upload, transmit, share, or store unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, "spam", or any other type of unauthorized solicitation;
  • Solicit personal information from any user under the age of 18;
  • Access or attempt to access any information on the Service through an interface other than the Service or otherwise approved by the Operators;
  • Solicit passwords or other information for unlawful purposes;
  • Use the Service in any unlawful manner or in any other manner which could damage, impair, or overburden the site.

You further agree to:

  • Only use the services in a manner consistent with these Terms of Use and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of any password(s) associated with your use of the Service;
  • Notify the Operators immediately in case of any unauthorized use of your account;
  • Not to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, limit the functionality of, or enable unauthorized access to any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • Not to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • Not to forge headers, or manipulate source identifiers or otherwise attempt to disguise the origin of any content made available via the Service;
  • Use data provided by the Service only as allowed by the Service's Privacy Policy.

Submitting Content to the Site and Copyrights[edit]

You are solely responsible for the content, including but not limited to photos, profile information, messages, search results edits, and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, "submit") on or through the Service, or transmit to or share with other users. You may not submit content to the Service that you did not create or that you not have permission to submit. For submissions to search results pages, you may not submit content that is not compatible with the CC-BY-SA 3.0 or OGL license, as determined by the content. You understand and agree that the others may, but are not obligated to, edit, delete or remove (without notice) any content from the Service, for any reason or no reason. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any content you post or store on the Service or provide to the Operators.

When you post content on the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the content on the Site.

Claims of Copyright Infringement[edit]

For claims of copyright infringement, please submit Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to User:Surgo via the "Email User" link. Please include "Claim of copyright infringement" in the subject of your email. We reserve the right to challenge any takedown notice received, as specified by law.

Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability[edit]

While we provide rules for user conduct and submissions, the Service does not control and is not responsible and is not liable in any manner for any content submitted to the service.

The Service and its Operators are not responsible for the content or conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Service. Further, you understand and acknowledge that by using the Service you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk.

The Service is provided "as-is" and "AS AVAILABLE". The Operators disclaim any and all representations and warranties, whether express or implied. The Operators do not and cannot guarantee any specific results from use of the Service. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU USE THIS SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

You agree to indemnify the Operators, the Service, its directors, employees, owners, agents, and users from any liability from using this Service or its content or other materials thereon. In no event will the Operators, the Service, its directors, employees, owners, agents, or users be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages, including lost profit, goodwill, or other loss, be it tangible or intangible, arising from your use of this service or any content or other materials thereon, even if the Operators have been advised or were otherwise aware of the possibility of such damage. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Operators' liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will be at all times limited to the amount actually paid by you, if any, to use the service, not to exceed one-thousand United States dollars. You further acknowledge that if no fees are paid to the Operators to use this Service, you are limited to injunctive relief only, and are not entitled to damages from the Operators regardless of your cause of action.

IN ADDITION, THE OPERATORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT (A) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE THEY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED; (B) THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USER OF THE SERVICES WILL BE FREE OF ERROR, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (C) THAT ERRORS IN FUNCTIONALITY OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.

Governing Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction[edit]

By using the Service, you agree that the laws of the State of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the Operators or any of our affiliates. You agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection with your use of these Services other than in the state and federal courts of California, and you hereby consent to and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of California.

Other Terms and Conditions[edit]

These Terms of Use constitute the whole agreement between you and the Operators regarding the use of the Service, and completely replace any prior agreements between you and the Operators relating to your use of the Service.

To the extent that a translation of these Terms of Use differ from the English language version, the English language version controls.

If the Operators do not exercise or enforce any right, remedy, or provision of these Terms of Use, this shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.

If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue to be valid and enforceable in full force and effect.

If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful by any magistrate of competent jurisdiction, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Credit[edit]

Much of this text is credited to Wikia Central Licensing and Wikia Central Terms of Use. Portions of that text which do not apply have been rewritten or purged for the purposes of this wiki.