Terms Of Use

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Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Hack Forums Wiki's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
  1. modify or copy the materials;
  2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Hack Forums Wiki's web site;
  4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Hack Forums Wiki at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on Hack Forums Wiki's web site are provided "as is". Hack Forums Wiki makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Hack Forums Wiki does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
You are responsible for your own actions: You are legally responsible for your edits and contributions on Wikimedia Projects, so for your own protection you should exercise caution and avoid contributing any content that may result in criminal or civil liability under any applicable laws. For clarity, applicable law includes at least the laws of the United States of America. Although we may not agree with such actions, we warn editors and contributors that authorities may seek to apply other country laws to you, including local laws where you live or where you view or edit content. Hack Forums Wiki generally cannot offer any protection, guarantee, immunity or indemnification.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Hack Forums Wiki or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Hack Forums Wiki's Internet site, even if Hack Forums Wiki or a Hack Forums Wiki authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Certain activities, whether legal or illegal, may be harmful to other users and violate our rules, and some activities may also subject you to liability. Therefore, for your own protection and for that of other users, you may not engage in such activities on our sites. These activities include:

Harassing and Abusing Others

  1. Engaging in harassment, threats, stalking, spamming, or vandalism; and
  2. Transmitting chain mail, junk mail, or spam to other users.

Violating the Privacy of Others

  1. Infringing the privacy rights of others under the laws of the United States of America or other applicable laws (which may include the laws where you live or where you view or edit content);
  2. Soliciting personally identifiable information for purposes of harassment, exploitation, violation of privacy, or any promotional or commercial purpose not explicitly approved by Hack Forums Wiki; and
  3. Soliciting personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18 for an illegal purpose or violating any applicable law regarding the health or well-being of minors.

Engaging in False Statements, Impersonation, or Fraud

  1. Intentionally or knowingly posting content that constitutes libel or defamation;
  2. With the intent to deceive, posting content that is false or inaccurate;
  3. Attempting to impersonate another user or individual, misrepresenting your affiliation with any individual or entity, or using the username of another user with the intent to deceive; and
  4. Engaging in fraud.

Committing Infringement

Infringing copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights under applicable law.

Misusing Our Services for Other Illegal Purposes

  1. Posting child pornography or any other content that violates applicable law concerning child pornography;
  2. Posting or trafficking in obscene material that is unlawful under applicable law; and
  3. Using the services in a manner that is inconsistent with applicable law.

Engaging in Disruptive and Illegal Misuse of Facilities

  1. Posting or distributing content that contains any viruses, malware, worms, Trojan horses, malicious code, or other device that could harm our technical infrastructure or system or that of our users;
  2. Engaging in automated uses of the site that are abusive or disruptive of the services and have not been approved by the Wikimedia community;
  3. Disrupting the services by placing an undue burden on a Project website or the networks or servers connected with a Project website;
  4. Disrupting the services by inundating any of the Project websites with communications or other traffic that suggests no serious intent to use the Project website for its stated purpose;
  5. Knowingly accessing, tampering with, or using any of our non-public areas in our computer systems without authorization; and
  6. Probing, scanning, or testing the vulnerability of any of our technical systems or networks unless all the following conditions are met:
  1. such actions do not unduly abuse or disrupt our technical systems or networks;
  2. such actions are not for personal gain (except for credit for your work);
  3. you report any vulnerabilities to MediaWiki developers (or fix it yourself); and
  4. you do not undertake such actions with malicious or destructive intent.

These Terms of Use prohibit engaging in deceptive activities, including misrepresentation of affiliation, impersonation, and fraud. As part of these obligations, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation. You must make that disclosure in at least one of the following ways:
  1. a statement on your user page,
  2. a statement on the talk page accompanying any paid contributions, or
  3. a statement in the edit summary accompanying any paid contributions.
Applicable law, or community and Wiki policies and guidelines, such as those addressing conflicts of interest, may further limit paid contributions or require more detailed disclosure.
A community may adopt an alternative paid contribution disclosure policy. If a Project adopts an alternative disclosure policy, you may comply with that policy instead of the requirements in this section when contributing to that Project. An alternative paid contribution policy will only supersede these requirements if it is approved by the relevant Project community and listed in the alternative disclosure policy page.

For more information, please read our FAQ on disclosure of paid contributions.

We reserve the right to exercise our enforcement discretion with respect to the above terms.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Hack Forums Wiki's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Hack Forums Wiki does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Hack Forums Wiki may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Hack Forums Wiki does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.


6. Links

Hack Forums Wiki has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Hack Forums Wiki of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.


7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Hack Forums Wiki may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
  1. You may find some material objectionable or erroneous. Because we provide a wide array of content that is produced or gathered by fellow users, you may encounter material that you find offensive, erroneous, misleading, mislabeled, or otherwise objectionable. We therefore ask that you use common sense and proper judgment when browsing.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Hack Forums Wiki's web site shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.
  1. Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  2. We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  3. We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  4. We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  5. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  6. We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  7. We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.