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Terms of Service

Acknowledgment and acceptance of Terms of Service

By interacting with this website, registering for a user account, or submitting or modifying material, you indicate your acceptance of the Terms of Service (which includes the Copyright, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimers) and certify that you have read the Terms of Service and the Main Page for each site where you intend to contribute and agree to all terms. All guidelines or rules contained in this website’s pages are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Service.

v.2, January 27, 2015

Definitions/Terms

The term “this site” or “this website” refers inclusively to Wikipothesis, Wikipothesis Jump Nation, and Wikipothesis Jump Product, unless otherwise stated.

The term “Wikipothesis” refers inclusively to the main Wikipothesis site, Wikipothesis Jump Nation, and Wikipothesis Jump Product, unless otherwise stated.

The term “sister sites” generally refers to Wikipothesis Jump Nation and Wikipothesis Jump Product.

The term “we” or “our” refers to the Wikipothesis owner and designated administrators and agents.

The term “discussion page” or “discussion pages” includes support, refute, counter, discuss, and comment pages.

Changes to Terms of Service

Wikipothesis may change or modify its terms of service at any time without notification. Such changes will be reflected in a revision number and revision date.

Rules of conduct

By using this site, you agree not to do any of the following:

  • Upload files or post material that is protected by intellectual property laws, including Wikipothesis’ definition of intellectual property, or by rights of privacy or confidentiality unless you own or control the rights or have received all necessary consents
  • Submit material that is false
  • Falsify the origin of material
  • Delete or modify another user’s valid posts or parts thereof in a manner that would damage their intellectual property
  • Modify a page’s categories in a manner that would place the page in a wrong category or delete the page from a correct category
  • Use the site for purposes unrelated to the terms described in the Terms of Service and each site’s Main Page
  • Damage, disable, overburden, or impair the site or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the site; or use any unauthorized means to modify, reroute, or gain access to the service or attempt to carry out these activities; or use any automated process or service to access or use the service
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any other member’s account or computer system
  • Upload, transmit, or provide direction to any material that contains software viruses, Trojans, worms, or other hidden computer code designed to destroy, interrupt, spy on, or damage any computer or software, or damage or spy on any person
  • Post material that disregards the user’s terms for their Talk page if they have outlined those terms
  • Post email addresses or phones numbers in any page content except your own User Page and only if it’s your own email address or phone number, or one you are authorized to display; or post or transmit any other private information of any third party
  • Use any page or feature on this website for junk mail, spam, chain letters, advertising, offers to sell goods or services, or for gathering a list of user’s email addresses
  • Send junk mail, spam, or other solicitations to another user’s email or post solicitations on their user Talk/Comment Page
  • Defame, harm, threaten, harass, or violate the privacy rights of any users, Wikipothesis administrators, Internet service provider, or other persons or organizations outside of Wikipothesis
  • Commercially or in any way exploit material on this website without prior written consent of the contributor(s) who posted the material unless that material is in the public domain
  • Post material that is pornographic, or in other ways obscene

Email sent to another user should be cordial and directly related to that user’s post(s) on this website and must not be used to send email that advertises a service (for instance, patent services), or to send mean-spirited or harassing communication even if it relates to a post.

Users who abuse this policy may have their account deleted and be refused any and all current or future use of this website.

Jurisdiction of content

The Wikipothesis database is stored on a server in the state of Wisconsin in the United Stated of America (U.S.). Wikipothesis is administered in the state of Nevada in the U.S. This website is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local and federal law. Please refer to the laws in your own country regarding linking to information on this website or publishing information contained on this website.

If you can’t find your legitimate post

Users are not given permission to delete entire pages, but Wikipothesis administrators are. If you believe that your topic page has been removed because you cannot find it in the Table of Contents, it may be that you did not add the page to a Table of Contents category; or the page’s categories may have been modified causing the page to be listed under different categories. For instructions on how to search for your post, please see Where is my post on the Help page.

Losing user access

Wikipothesis enforces a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users/subscribers who are repeat infringers of intellectual property. If you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, including the intellectual property rights of others as defined by Wikipothesis, please seek legal advice.

Links to Wikipothesis

Wikipothesis welcomes hyperlinks from other websites to a page in Wikipothesis, but the page must open in a new window and inside Wikipothesis; it may not be embedded in another website or appear to be part of another website. You may not copy content onto your website except to refer to the substance of an article, in which case, you must cite the content’s author(s) (or user name if the user’s real name is not available), the content’s creation date/or earliest date if there are multiple dates, Wikipothesis, and the appropriate Creative Commons designation. The article must not appear to have been created by another author or website. This limited right does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of Wikipothesis, its owner, administrators, or registered or non-registered users.

User accounts and user account obligations

By creating an account on Wikipothesis, you agree to keep your email address and other user information accurate and updated. If you do not keep this information current, any notice of copyright infringement or any counter-notice to copyright infringement may result in takedown of material posted on this website. It is the users’ responsibility if they are harmed in any way by not keeping their email address current.

Users may allow other users to forward emails to their registered email address if the user selects this option in My Preferences (visible at the top of the page when you are logged in). Your email address is not viewable by other users; instead, mail is forwarded through Wikipothesis.

If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or Wikipothesis has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Wikipothesis has the right to suspend or terminate your account, your posts, and refuse any and all current or future use of this website.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You are strongly advised to use a complex password and to change it regularly.

Wikipothesis will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this agreement or for another user’s hijacking of your password and/or use or misuse of your account. If you lose access to your own email address, please contact your email service to rectify the matter. Wikipothesis will not change a user’s email address for claimed loss of an email account. If you no longer have access to your email account, you will need to create a new account on Wikipothesis. See Privacy Policy for more details).

Copyright

User content

Wikipothesis content is submitted by users who have created accounts on Wikipothesis. The Wikipothesis owner, administrators, and Internet service provider do not review, edit, or modify the contents of user contributions before they are posted. Users retain the copyright and/or patent rights for material they submit to this site. Each site has a Creative Commons license, which allows limited, permissible use of the material.

Logged-in users may edit any posted material with the exception that topic pages in Wikipothesis (not including sister sites) are editable only by the topic’s originator and system administrators; the page’s categories are editable by any logged-in user. The Wikipothesis owner, administrators, and Internet service provider are not responsible or liable should someone change, edit, modify, or remove any information that you may post on Wikipothesis inclusive of its sister sites. If you seek further protection for your post, you should submit your material to your nation’s copyright office before posting on Wikipothesis. Content contributors should select the “Watch this Page” feature to be notified of any edits to a page in which they have contributed content.

Wikipothesis administrators retain the right to add, delete, or modify a topic page’s categories, to delete or move a topic page, and to delete old history pages to reduce the memory requirements on the server. System administrators may also move, hide, modify, or delete posts or pages it finds inappropriate or objectionable, or are unrelated to the site’s purpose, or for any other purpose as determined by Wikipothesis.

By submitting material, you acknowledge that you are not violating any copyright and that you are not violating any intellectual property right as defined by Wikipothesis. You agree to defend, reimburse, and hold harmless Wikipothesis, and all persons acting under Wikipothesis’ permission or authority, against any and all, claims, damages, costs, or other expenses that arise out of your failure to meet the obligations of this policy.

Right to use content and reprint rights

When you post to Wikipothesis, you allow Wikipothesis free use of and permission to retain all data in perpetuity, including the right to publish or republish the data on the Wikipothesis website, the right to use your material in Wikipothesis advertisements or marketing material, and the following publishing rights limited to the maintenance and/or promotion of the Wikipothesis website: First World English Rights, First Electronic Rights, Translation Rights, Archival Rights, Audio Rights, Excerpt Rights, and rights to any other form now known or later developed, and that you have the authority to grant these rights to Wikipothesis.

Restriction on right to use content – Creative Commons License

All user-provided content is subject to the form of the Creative Commons license shown in the web page footer; each site has its own Creative Commons license, as follows:

The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License applies to:

  • Content in Wikipothesis Jump Nation topic and discussion pages

This Creative Commons designation retains the author’s copyright, but allows distribution of the material so long as the following are cited in the same space as the content: the content’s page title, the content’s author(s) (or user name if the user’s real name is not available), the content’s creation date/or earliest date if there are multiple creation dates, the words “First posted on Wikipothesis” or simply “Wikipothesis,” and the appropriate Creative Commons designation as indicated in the page footer of the post. If printed, all pages must include this citation except that reprints in well-known publications may limit the attribution to the beginning of the content. If published on the Internet, you must include a hyperlink to Wikipothesis at the beginning of the repost. The link must include the word “Wikipothesis,” and it must not be attached to an advertisement.

If you seek other rights to user content, you must contact the specific user(s) who created the post. Email will be forwarded only if the user has accepted email forwarding in their user profile. If the user has not accepted email forwarding, you may post a message in the user’s My Talk/Comment page. Posting a false reprint request will result in loss of your user account.

The Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License applies to:

  • Content in Wikipothesis topic and discussion pages; derivative work is allowed if it is posted within Wikipothesis and if the original author and content is attributed
  • Content in Wikipothesis Jump Product topic and discussion pages

This Creative Commons designation retains the author’s copyright, but allows non-commercial distribution of the material so long as the following are cited in the same space as the content: the content’s page title, the content’s author(s) (or user name if the user’s real name is not available), the content’s creation date/or earliest date if there are multiple creation dates, the words “First posted on Wikipothesis” or simply “Wikipothesis,” and the appropriate Creative Commons designation as indicated in the page footer of the post. If printed, all pages must include this citation except that reprints in well-known publications may limit the attribution to the beginning of the content. If published on the Internet, you must include a hyperlink to Wikipothesis at the beginning of the repost. The link must include the word “Wikipothesis,” and it must not be attached to an advertisement.

If you seek other rights to user content, you must contact the specific user(s) who created the post. Email will be forwarded only if the user has accepted email forwarding in their user profile. If the user has not accepted email forwarding, you may post a message in the user’s My Talk/Comment page. Posting a false reprint request will result in loss of your user account.

By posting content to Wikipothesis (inclusive of sister sites), users agree to credit or allow credit to Wikipothesis in any reposting of material under the Creative Commons license; you also agree that if you allow use of your content, it will be on a non-compete basis with Wikipothesis.

For more information about Creative Commons licenses, please visit the Creative Commons website.

Citing credit

Your reputation is based, in part, on your honesty. Using another’s originality or claiming authorship of another’s originality is de facto admission of the value of that originality and therefore causes the other harm. By creating a post on Wikipothesis, you warrant that your material was originated by you, that you have not plagiarized material, and that you are not revealing any aspect of another person’s novel research, opinions, statements, ideas, theories, hypothesis, or other creative expression (even if that expression has not been in material form and even if that material has not been or is not protected by copyright or other intellectual property law). You may not claim credit to any idea that was not originated by you even if you immediately repeated it. You may not claim credit to any idea that came to your attention that was not originated by you. You may not falsely give credit to another. Claims to credit must be by the originator.

If you include another person’s original material in your post, you must obtain permission. Permission must be signed, dated, and retained by both parties. You must also attribute that person in your article or opinion.

Wikipothesis website copyright

The Wikipothesis website and sister sites are copyrighted under U.S. and International copyright law. The trade names and logos owned by us, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service in a manner that would cause confusion. You may use the trade names to promote a cause, hypothesis, or product developed on this site if it has not been deleted or moved to the WIG-Zone or X-Zone.

The Wikipothesis definition of intellectual property

Contributors to and readers of Wikipothesis agree to abide by our definition of intellectual property.

The Wikipothesis definition of intellectual property includes that defined by U.S. copyright law but is stricter. The Wikipothesis definition includes any individual’s hypotheses, theories, ideas, statements, writing, experiments, and other forms of intellectual property, including those that are not considered by U.S. copyright law to be copyrightable. By posting on Wikipothesis you agree to abide by our definition and to not violate any person’s intellectual property as defined by Wikipothesis. As defined by Wikipothesis, attempting to claim credit for another person’s idea before the other has received credit is considered a violation of their intellectual property; creating derivative material before the other has received credit is also considered a violation of their intellectual property.

If you feel that your intellectual property has been infringed on this website, but that you have no easy means of pursuing your claim under U.S. copyright law/DMCA, please first send an email to the topic’s originator (this will require that the user has activated email forwarding) and request the location, timeframe, and circumstances that led to their post. The goal is that the poster will provide information that will help you determine if you have been infringed. Real names and other identifying information, if given, must be kept confidential and not be placed on any page of this website unless the user agrees to release that information. Wikipothesis will not be liable should a user fail to comply with these terms.

If you do not receive a reply (or if email forwarding has not been activated on the user’s account), you may post a message in the user’s Talk Page (all users have their own User Page and Talk Page; you can find these pages by clicking the user’s name in the alleged infringing post); ask the topic’s originator to provide supporting evidence to their claim of originality. You may do this only if you are unable to contact the user through email and only if you believe your material (not someone else’s material) has been infringed, or unless you have rights to the material.

If you can provide evidence that your idea has been infringed, not under U.S. copyright law, but under the Wikipothesis definition of intellectual property infringement and the Terms of Service that prohibits such posts, you should seek legal counsel then forward any recommendation to the Wikipothesis designated agent.

If this website makes a profit, Wikipothesis will use, at minimum, 10% of the net income to assist users in pursuing a case of intellectual property violation for material they posted first on this website and which has caused potential monetary or other harm. You understand that such assistance is on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Wikipothesis owner or the owner’s designated intellectual property representative(s). If such assistance is offered, we also opt to select the legal service that would pursue the case. We will not provide assistance to users who posted/published material elsewhere before posting on Wikipothesis. By posting on this website, you agree that you understand that there is no guarantee that this assistance will be provided and will not cause harm, harassment, or suit toward the Wikipothesis owner or administrators for not providing such assistance. You also agree that if a suit in which Wikipothesis provided monetary or legal assistance is successful, the non-profit arm of Wikipothesis may retain 10% of the award amount (excluding attorney’s fees and excluding any confirmed, additional amount the plaintiff spent on legal and court fees to pursue their case), which will be used exclusively to assist other users in pursuing a case of intellectual property infringement, and that this assistance will also be on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Wikipothesis owner or the owner’s designated intellectual property representative(s).

If and when Wikipothesis is in a position to offer such assistance, it will be posted here in place of this paragraph. Please do not contact Wikipothesis for such assistance before such notice is provided.

Copyright infringement

This notice is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, legal advice. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed, or if a notice of infringement has been filed against you, you should seek legal counsel.

The owner of this website is committed to complying with all U.S. laws, U.S. copyright law, and international copyright law, including international trade law, and international trade practices.

Owners of copyrighted materials who believe their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed on the Internet are provided recourse under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 (Title 17 Section 512 of the U.S. Code). Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint under the DMCA, the owner or administrators of this website will block access to the allegedly infringing material.

If someone infringes the copyright or Creative Commons with Attribution designation for material that first appeared on this website:

By default, all material posted on Wikipothesis (exclusive of sister sites) should be first posts, with exceptions as described in each site’s Main Page. Therefore, any Wikipothesis material duplicated outside of Wikipothesis should include the appropriate Creative Commons attribution to include reference to the Wikipothesis website.

The Creative Commons license retains the author’s copyright while allowing specified uses of the material. It is the author’s responsibility to monitor other media for potential copyright infringement. Should you find your material that you first posted on Wikipothesis has been infringed, it will be your responsibility to rectify the matter. You may file a DMCA notice against the offending website or publication. See Filing a Claim of Copyright Infringement for details on how to file a DMCA notice. You must send the notice to the designated agent representing the infringing website or publication or to other publication contacts should no designated agent be provided.

The Wikipothesis owner, administrators, and Internet Service Provider will not be responsible for cases of copyright infringement for material first posted on this website. You should, however, send an email to copyright@wikipothesis.com citing the material infringed, the name of the website or other media that has infringed your copyright, and details specifying where on the website or in other media to find the infringement. Wikipothesis may, as it chooses, contact the alleged infringer and request a takedown. When you send email to Wikipothesis, please include your user name and send the email using the email account you registered with Wikipothesis.

We hope that all users will help prevent copyright infringement by reporting such infringement to the user whose material has been infringed and by sending a copy to copyright@wikipothesis.com.

Copyrighted material posted on Wikipothesis

The below information is in reference to material appearing on this website that infringes another’s copyright according to U.S. copyright law.

Filing a Claim of Copyright Infringement:

Under Subsection 512(c) of the DMCA, the bona fide owner of copyrighted material who has a good faith belief that their copyright has been infringed by appearing on this website, may contact this website’s designated agent to report alleged infringement of the protected work.

All communication must be in English. All notices to Wikipothesis under this contract will be deemed given when sent by U.S. certified mail with return receipt requested or by a commercial courier with proof of delivery. Communication must be addressed to the following:

Designated Agent
32531 N Scottsdale
Ste 105-562
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Phone Number: (702) 706-8058


To be effective under Subsection 512(c) of the DMCA, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent that includes substantially the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Once notice is received, the designated agent will forward a copy of the DMCA Takedown Notice to the email address registered by the alleged infringer.

If you seek to obtain a user’s information that the user does not give freely, you must obtain a court order. Please see U.S. Copyright Law Title 17, Chapter 5, subsection 512(h) for information on how to submit a subpoena to identify the alleged infringer.

Filing a false or bad faith claim of infringement or a false or bad faith counter notification to claimed infringement

Please understand that under U.S. copyright law, Title 17, Chapter 5, subsection 512(f), you may be sued and held civilly liable for making a false claim of copyright infringement or a false counter-notice filed in response to a notice of copyright infringement. You should seek legal counsel before filing a claim of infringement or a counter-notice in response to a notice of copyright infringement. You should also seek legal counsel if you are not certain whether material posted on this website is protected by U.S. copyright law.

Counter notification to claimed copyright infringement

If you believe in good faith that your content was misidentified as infringing, you may submit a counter notice to this website’s designated agent (see Designated Agent above for mailing and contact details). The purpose of this notice is to request the material be reinstated on this website. As noted in the section above, you may be held civilly liable for filing a false or bad faith counter notification.

For a counter-notification to be effective under Title 17, chapter 5, subsection 512(f) of U.S. Copyright Law, you must send written communication to this site’s Designated Agent (see contact information above) and include the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber (or a scanned signature).
  2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  4. The subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the U.S., for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

If the designated agent receives a valid counter notification, it will be forwarded to the party who submitted the initial claim of copyright infringement. When we forward the counter-notification, it includes your personal information. By submitting a counter-notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way.

After the designated agent receives a counter-notification, the DMCA provides that the removed or blocked material will be restored in not less than 10, nor more than 14, business days. To prevent reinstatement of the alleged infringing material, the party who submitted the initial DMCA claim of copyright infringement must file an action seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on this website. If the designated agent receives such notification, the material will not be restored until the case has been resolved legally.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

This website stores the following information when you create a user account: your user name, email address, password, and IP address. The software also stores information you provide in you’re My Preferences page. All users of this site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging in and selecting My Preferences (at the top of this web page).

No user anonymity

This website enables users to see all posts, edits, or deletions other users have made on this website along with a date/time stamp. This information is maintained in this site’s history pages even if the user has not signed a post. This is an inherent feature of the MediaWiki software that this website is based on. When a page is created or edited by a logged-in user, the server also confidentially stores your IP address.

How we protect your information

The MediaWiki software contains security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. User-provided contributions are maintained on a secure server. We take reasonable precautions to prevent loss of data.

How we use your information

We do not sell, lend, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We do not lend, give, trade, or sell our users’ email addresses.

Wikipothesis may provide a user’s information to enforce our site policies; to protect our or others rights, property, or safety; to respond to a counter notice to claimed copyright infringement; or if compelled to do so by legal authorities.

Aggregate user information

Wikipothesis uses software to analyze site statistics, including what pages are being visited most often. By understanding how the site is being used, this information helps us develop better ways to serve the Wikipothesis community. Wikipothesis may share this aggregate information with third parties to help us improve our services, but it will not contain behavioral or identifying information about any user.

Information gathered outside of the Wikipothesis websites

If and when Wikipothesis representatives attend conferences or other venues, we may gather information from users and non-users of Wikipothesis. The privacy policy that covers such information will be provided at such venues.

Communication with Wikipothesis

Any communication transmitted to Wikipothesis in person or via phone, mail, or email is on a non-confidential basis with no promise by Wikipothesis not to publish such communication, with the exception of communication between parties for the purpose of filing a DMCA notice, counter notice, or other legal notices. This right is not an intent to publish all communication, but is reserved to publish harassing or similar communication.

If you send us email, we will use the information to improve our service or to respond to your request. We may also forward your email to others who may be better able to help you.

Notice regarding children under 13

By creating an account on Wikipothesis, you represent and warrant that you are of sufficient legal age to use the site and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of the site. Anyone under the age of 13 who uses this website or who provides user content to this website, must do so under the supervision of a legal guardian. Minors may not disclose any personal information (including identifiable information such as school or location) on this website or through email to other users without consent from their legal guardian. Minors must not allow forwarding of email from other users without their guardian’s consent. Other users are not allowed to send email to any other user who is known to be or who is suspected of being a minor unless that minor’s legal guardian gives consent. Any user who solicits personal or identifiable information from/about a user who is known to be or who is suspected of being a minor may be subject to termination of their account.

External links and advertising

Wikipothesis may place external links and ads on this site. When you click a link and leave this site, you are subject to the other site’s policies. Wikipothesis assumes no liability for your linking to and interaction with another site. Wikipothesis will, however, attempt to block any ads that it or users find objectionable and that come to our notice. If you have a concern about an ad placed on this website, please send email to badAd@wikipothesis.com. Please provide details. Users are not allowed to add external links to any post in a manner that would create a clickable link. Users may not post website addresses in any manner if the intent is unrelated to Wikipothesis’ goals and purpose.

Cookies

A cookie is a text file that captures information about a visitor’s browser and also captures other information, such as the visitor’s user name and password. This text file is stored on the visitor’s hard drive via their web browser.

Wikipothesis cookies

The MediaWiki software this site is based on sets a temporary session cookie on a visitor’s computer whenever a page is visited. If you are reading and do not intend to log in or edit a page, you may deny this cookie. More cookies may be set if you log in to maintain logged-in status, which is necessary if you intend to edit or create a page. If you log in, your user name and password will persist unless you log out at the end of your visit. Contributors using a public or shared computer who do not wish to allow other users to hijack their user name and password should log out after their session. Contributors who do not wish to show their user name to future users of the machine should clear their browser’s cookies after their session; otherwise, your user name (without password) will appear when the next person clicks into the login screen.

Wikipothesis may use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Advertisers’ cookies

It is Wikipothesis policy that advertisers agree not to use any cookies that track a user’s activity outside of the advertiser’s own website; Wikipothesis is not liable should an advertiser violate this policy. If you have a concern about an ad, please send an email describing the issue to badad@wikipothesis.com. Upon discovery of a tracking cookie or other negative practice, Wikipothesis will immediately remove and ban all ads from the advertiser.

Disclaimers

No contract

No formal relationship exists between Wikipothesis and content contributors, except that contributors may not allow reposting of their material that is first posted on Wikipothesis if the reposting would or intends to compete with Wikipothesis.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and Wikipothesis regarding your use or modification of content on this site beyond the form of the Creative Commons license shown in the page footer for each of the sites.

Use of material on this site deemed outside of the Creative Commons license specified on each site is prohibited without authorization from the user who created the content; unauthorized use could lead to a suit for copyright infringement from each user who’s material has been infringed.

You shall indemnify Wikipothesis against any losses, expenses, costs, or damages incurred as a result of your breach of the terms of this agreement or your unauthorized use of the content and related rights.

Limitation of liability

You expressly agree that your use of this website is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that this website and material contained in it are provided “as-is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and that Wikipothesis, its owner, administrators, or Internet service provider assumes no responsibility for the use of, or the inability to use, this website and/or the materials contained on this website, including the timeliness, mis-delivery, deletion, or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.

You acknowledge and agree that Wikipothesis and its Internet Service Provider do not guarantee that the use of this website will be error free or free of technology downtimes or unavailability.

Wikipothesis is not responsible or liable for any computer viruses or other contamination of your system, or any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of our website. We are not responsible or liable for the availability or practices of websites which link to our website, or websites which are linked to from our website. We are not responsible or liable for material contained on websites which link to this website or are linked to from this website.

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No warranties

In no event will Wikipothesis, its owner, administrators, consultants, or Internet service provider be liable to you or another party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including lost data, lost profits, or lost savings arising out of your use of or inability to use this website, or from material you post on this website, or from transactions entered between you and any other user or party, or from exploitation of any part of this website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

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Assignment

Wikipothesis may assign this contract to a successor party or affiliate, which shall be bound by its terms and to the same extent as the original party.

If any provision of this contract is held invalid, the remainder shall continue in full force and effect.

The headings of this contract and of individual paragraphs are for ease of reference only and shall not be taken into account for the purpose of its construction or interpretation.