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Terms of Service - Wikishorts

The Wikishorts Internet site provides summaries of the content available on Wikipedia ( for a quicker and significantly improved reading experience. “These Terms of Service (“Terms”) and the Wikishorts privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”)govern your access and use of the Site. “You” means any adult user of the Site, or any parent or guardian of any minor whom you allow to use the Site and the Services, and for whom you will be held strictly responsible. Please read these Terms and the Privacy Policy carefully. These Terms govern your access to and use of the Site.
Written content available on the Site has generally been made available by Wikipedia or its licensors under the the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (“CC BY-SA”) and/or the GNU Free Documentation License (“GFDL”). The Site uses all such text pursuant to the terms of the CC BY-SA. Images and video available on the Site are generally in the public domain or have been made available on Wikipedia under free licenses or using a “fair use” exception. Wikishorts makes best efforts to comply with the applicable licenses, and appreciate any questions or comments you have regarding our compliance policies.
Use Restrictions
You may not do or attempt to do any of the following: (1) Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site; (2) Make use of the Site in a manner that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (3) Make any automated use of the Site in a manner that disrupts the Site or any services we provide; (4) Use the Site to violate the legal rights of others, including defaming, abuse, stalking or threatening users; or (5) Use the Site in violation of applicable law or regulation.
The policy of Wikishorts is not to infringe or violate the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party and, if properly informed, Wikishorts will remove material appearing on the Site that infringes the rights of any third party. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”), Wikishorts will remove any content if properly notified of that such material infringes third party rights, and may do so at its sole discretion, without prior notice to users at any time.
If you believe that something appearing on the Site infringes your copyright, you may send us a notice requesting that it be removed, or access to it blocked. If you believe that such a notice has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA lets you send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the DMCA”s requirements. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Be aware that there can be substantial penalties for false claims. Send notices and counter-notices to us by using the contact us form in the website home page.
Wikishorts may choose at its sole discretion to monitor content for inappropriate or illegal behavior, including through automatic means; provided, however, that Wikishorts reserves the right to treat all content available on the Site from Wikipedia as content stored at the direction of users. Wikishorts has the right to edit, delete, distort, modify or move user content from the Site without notice for any reason at any time. Additionally, Wikishorts has the right to refuse to transmit, email, post or broadcast any content without notice for any reason at any time.
Linked Content
Portions of the Site (including, without limitation, advertisements) may involve linking to or using websites belonging to third parties. The Site may also provide you with links to access the Sites of third party vendors or retailers including, without limitation, for the purpose of reviewing or purchasing items. We have no control over third-party sites, and all use of third-party sites is at your own risk. Additionally, Wikishorts cannot accept responsibility for any payments processed or submitted through such third party sites, or for the privacy policies of any such sites. Wikishorts is not responsible for content or services available by means of such sites. Wikishorts does not endorse any products or services offered by third parties and we urge our users to exercise caution in using third-party sites.
The Site may provide allow you to obtain or view content from Google Maps or Google Earth. By using such functionliaty or such content, you agree to be bound by the applicable Google Terms of Use, a link to which is displayed on the Site.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Wikishorts (and its respective employees, directors, officers, subcontractors and agents) against any and all claims, damages, or costs or expenses (including court costs and attorneys” fees) that arise directly or indirectly from: (a) breach of these Terms by you or anyone using your computer or password; (b) any claim, loss or damage experienced from your use or attempted use of the Site; (c) your violation of any law or regulation; (d) your infringement of any right of any third party; and (e) any other matter for which you are responsible hereunder or under law.
We are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Site. We take no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on this Site, nor do we accept any responsibility for the goods or services provided by our advertisers. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us, shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms. If you choose to rely on such information, you do so solely at your own risk. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties. Accordingly, some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.
Limitation of Liability
Wikishorts assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or communications line failure. Wikishorts is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Site, including any injury or damage to users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Site. Under no circumstances shall Wikishorts be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Site, or from any content available on the Site.