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WIKIRATING MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY

Wikirating is an online open-content collaborative electronic place, that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of human knowledge. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to contribute to its content. Please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information.

That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in Wikirating; much of the time you will. However, Wikirating cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.

No formal peer review

We are working on ways to select and highlight reliable versions of articles. Wikirating is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or engage in casual peer review, they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. Even articles that have been vetted by informal peer review or featured article processes may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.

None of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with Wikirating in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

No contract; limited license

Please make sure that you understand that the information provided here is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual Wikirating contributors, any project administrators, sysops or anyone else who is in any way connected with this project or sister projects subject to your claims against them directly. You are being granted a limited license to copy anything from this site; it does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of Wikirating or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and Wikirating regarding your use of this information beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA 4.0) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL); neither is anyone at Wikirating responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on Wikirating or any of its associated projects.

Trademarks

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles of the Wikirating platform are the property of their respective owners. Their use here does not imply that you may use them for any other purpose other than for the same or a similar informational use as contemplated by the original authors of these Wikirating articles under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 and GFDL licensing schemes. Unless otherwise stated Wikirating sites are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such Wikirating cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Personality rights

Wikirating contains material which may portray an identifiable person who is alive or deceased recently. The use of images of living or recently deceased individuals is, in some jurisdictions, restricted by laws pertaining to personality rights, independent from their copyright status. Before using these types of content, please ensure that you have the right to use it under the laws which apply in the circumstances of your intended use. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else’s personality rights.

Jurisdiction and legality of content

Publication of information found in Wikirating may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The Wikirating database is stored on a server in Switzerland, and is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local and federal law. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. Wikirating does not encourage the violation of any laws; and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained herein.

Not professional advice

If you need specific advice (for example, legal, financial, or risk management) please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

USE WIKIRATING AT YOUR OWN RISK

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY FIND IN WIKIRATING MAY BE INACCURATE, MISLEADING OR ILLEGAL.

Some information on Wikirating may create an unreasonable risk for readers who choose to apply or use the information in their own activities or to promote the information for use by third parties.

None of the authors, contributors, sponsors, administrators, vandals, or anyone else connected with Wikirating, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

Please take all steps necessary to ascertain that information you receive from Wikirating is correct and has been verified. Check the references at the end of the article. Double-check all information with independent sources.

The authors may not be qualified to provide you with complete information or to inform you about adequate safety precautions and other measures to prevent injury, or other damage to your person, property or reputation. If you need specific advice (for example, legal, financial or risk management) please seek a professional licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

Wikirating is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or remove erroneous suggestions, they have no legal duty to do so. All information found on the site is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever.

No consequential damages can be sought against Wikirating, as it is a voluntary association of individuals formed to create freely licensed online educational, cultural and informational resources. This information is being given to you gratuitously for non commercial use and there is no agreement or understanding between you and Wikirating regarding your use of this information beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA 4.0) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).

DO NOT RELY UPON ANY INFORMATION FOUND IN WIKIRATING WITHOUT INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION.

WIKIRATING DOES NOT GIVE LEGAL OPINIONS

Wikirating may contain articles on legal topics; however, no warranty whatsoever is made that any of the articles are accurate. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained in an article touching on legal matters is true, correct or precise. Law varies from place to place and it evolves over time—sometimes quite quickly. Even if a statement made about the law is accurate, it may only be accurate in the jurisdiction of the person posting the information; as well, the law may have changed, been modified or overturned by subsequent development since the entry was made on Wikirating.

The legal information provided on Wikirating is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a licensed professional, i.e., by a competent authority with specialised knowledge who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case. Please contact a local bar association, law society or similar association of jurists in your legal jurisdiction to obtain a referral to a competent legal professional if you do not have other means of contacting an attorney-at-law, lawyer, civil law notary, barrister or solicitor.

Neither the individual contributors, system operators, developers, nor sponsors of Wikirating nor anyone else connected to Wikirating can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information or disinformation presented on this web site.

Nothing on Wikirating should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law.

WIKIRATING CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY BE OBJECTIONABLE

In its function, Wikirating contains articles on a vast array of topics. A relatively small fraction of these topics are frequently censored by educational, governmental, corporate, parental, and other filtering schemes.

  • Some Wikirating articles discuss words or language that are considered profane, vulgar, or offensive by some readers.
  • Articles may contain audio, visual, or written representations of people or events which may be protected by some cultures.
  • Wikirating contains many different images, some of which are considered objectionable or offensive by some readers. For example, some articles can contain graphical depictions of violence, or depictions of human anatomy.
  • Many articles can contain frank discussion of controversial topics. Some subjects that are discussed have criminal applications in some jurisdictions. Others contain information on dangerous or otherwise risky activities.
  • Wikirating may contain triggers for people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Wikirating may contain images and videos which can trigger epileptic seizures and other medical conditions.
  • Since Wikirating is open to contributions from the public, there may at any time be graffiti present on Wikirating.
  • There may be legal or other information that is normally also the subject of professional opinions; Wikirating is not a substitute for seeking the help of a professional. Please note: Wikirating does not give legal advice.

Wikirating’s current policy is to include such content, provided it breaches neither any of our existing policies (especially Neutral point of view) nor the laws of Switzerland, where Wikirating is hosted.

In any case, Wikirating is a work in progress, and many articles contain errors, bias, duplication, or simply need tender loving care. We encourage readers to help us fix these problems. The great majority of articles are written primarily or solely by individuals who are not subject matter experts, and may lack academic or professional credentials in the area.

Wikirating’s coverage is based on the interests of its volunteer contributors. Readers should not judge the importance of topics based on their coverage in Wikirating, nor assume that a topic is important merely because it is the subject of a Wikirating article.

References

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Wikipedia:General_disclaimer, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.