Terms of Use

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Welcome to ShoutWiki! Before you do anything on our wikis (whether it be start a new wiki hosted by us or edit a current wiki) you must read and accept the following terms.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES (AS EACH IS DEFINED BELOW) ON THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE SITE OR USE THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES IN THE SITE. SHOUTWIKI'S ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ASSENT TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER TERMS; IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER BY SHOUTWIKI ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THESE TERMS.

Modifications of Terms of Use

ShoutWiki reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, ShoutWiki will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site or on the mailing list. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at ShoutWiki's sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgment. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Services by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as modified.

Services

ShoutWiki hosts ShoutWiki and other wiki projects. ShoutWiki gives free wiki hosting (paid for by advertising) for Internet groups to edit and use. ShoutWiki's content is available to anyone on the Internet for both entertainment and information.

Content

ShoutWiki is a hosting provider, and takes no responsibility for the content uploaded by third parties. ShoutWiki wikis are provided "as is". ShoutWiki has no responsibility for lack of availability of any wiki or of any particular content. You should be aware that the wikis are editable by the public, and, as such, may contain inappropriate content at any time. Any use you make of content hosted by ShoutWiki must be in line with the terms of that wiki's license. Most ShoutWiki sites are available under either a Creative Commons license or some other free content license.

Any content you upload or post to any ShoutWiki wiki must be compatible with the relevant license, not violate another person's intellectual property or infringe on any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights. No content shall be added which violates any applicable law, including local, state, national, and international laws. You understand that ShoutWiki does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, under no circumstances will ShoutWiki be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree that you will not make any changes to ShoutWiki that is in breach of the Content Policy and will make efforts to remove or report any content which may be in breach of such conditions as described in the policy.

You acknowledge that ShoutWiki does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that ShoutWiki shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the Terms of use or for any other reason.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold harmless ShoutWiki, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys. fees and cost) from (i) any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services, violation of the Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or User ID, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Warranty Disclaimers

You acknowledge that ShoutWiki has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site or use the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release ShoutWiki from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site or the Services.

The Site or Services may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. ShoutWiki makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site or Services, and ShoutWiki will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Services.

THE SERVICE, CONTENT, AND SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Changes to wikis

ShoutWiki reserves the right to close, move, merge, or rename, a wiki for any reason. ShoutWiki shall not be held liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any wiki, or of the service as a whole.

Advertising

Any wiki may host advertisements, promotions, and/or a sponsored search box. Only official ShoutWiki advertisements may be shown. No user shall add advertising that has not been approved by ShoutWiki. No user shall remove the advertising, or sponsored search features from the wiki in a way which means other users can not view the advertisements. ShoutWiki takes no responsibility for the content of externally provided advertising. The content of advertisements may be protected by copyrights, or other proprietary rights and laws, and should not be assumed to be available under the terms of any free content license. ShoutWiki will never host pop-up adverts.

Links

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because ShoutWiki has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that ShoutWiki is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that ShoutWiki shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Copyright Complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the ShoutWiki website or service any materials that violate another party's intellectual property rights. When we receive proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as described in our Copyright Policy, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeate infringers as described herein in accordance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to our Designated Agent. Please see our Copyright Policy for more information on how to report infringement of your copyright.

User Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other ShoutWiki users. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

Collection of personal information

User information is stored on servers in the United States and other countries. The only information that you need give is a username and password. The username does not need to be your real name. Therefore, any personal information you choose to give is not compulsory. ShoutWiki sites are not intended for, and may not be used by, children under the age of 13 years old. You may change your email in your user preferences. If you choose to enter a real name in your preferences, this will be publicly available. However, this field is optional, and there is no requirement for any user to give a real name.

Information from our server logs may be stored and used to gather aggregate data about users, and used to determine whether the identity of one or more users is the same in cases of abuse. This data includes your IP address, and details about your browser. Your browser must permit cookies to be set (by *.shoutwiki.com) in order for you to log in to ShoutWiki. If you do not make an account on any wiki, you need not accept cookie requests from this site.

Edits by users who are not logged in will show the user's IP address in the page history of the article they edited, and also in other places on the site, including watchlists and recent changes, and in any external feeds made of such pages.

Submissions

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site or the Service ("Submissions"), provided by you to ShoutWiki are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of ShoutWiki. ShoutWiki shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

Termination

ShoutWiki may terminate or suspend any and all Services and your user account immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms of Use. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Other

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and ShoutWiki regarding the use of the Site and/or the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and ShoutWiki relating to your use of the Site or the Service. The failure of ShoutWiki to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use 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 in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed unlawful, 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.

Supremacy of English Language Terms of Use

Where a translation of these Terms of use is inconsistent with the English language version, the English language version shall prevail.