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<div style="text-align: center; font-size: x-large; padding: 1em;">WIKICU MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY</div>
  
WIKICU MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY
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WikiCU is an online open-content collaborative encyclopedia about Columbia University and its surrounding area, that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of knowledge about Columbia University and its surrounding area. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to alter 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.
  
WikiCU is an online open-content collection of information pertaining to [http://www.columbia.edu/ Columbia University] and its surrounding area; that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups who are developing a common resource of primary material. Its structure allows any individual with an Internet connection and World Wide Web browser to alter the content found here. Therefore, please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by professionals who are knowledgeable in the particular areas of expertise necessary to ensure the correctness of the texts.
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That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in WikiCU. However, '''WikiCU cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here.'''  The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge about the relevant topic.
  
That's not to say that you won't find much valuable and accurate information in WikiCU, however please be advised that '''''WikiCU'' CANNOT guarantee, in any way whatsoever, the validity of the information found here'''. It may recently have been changed or vandalized.
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=== No formal peer review ===
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Our community of editors uses tools such as the [[Special:Recentchanges]] and [[Special:Newpages]] feeds to monitor new and changing content.  However, WikiCU is not peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or engage in casual peer review, they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information read here is without any implied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 other processes may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.
  
'''None of the authors, contributors, sponsors, administrators, sysops, or anyone else connected with ''WikiCU'' in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.'''
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'''None of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with WikiCU 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.'''
  
Please make sure that you understand that most of the information provided here is in the public domain. You are free to reproduce it freely and gratuitously just as we are doing. All other material is being provided free and gratuitously, 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 WikiCU 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 WikiCU, any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.
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=== No contract; limited license ===
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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 WikiCU 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 WikiCU or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.
  
Please note that that the information found here may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. WikiCU does not encourage the violation of any laws, but as this information is stored on a server in the State of California in the United States of America, it is being maintained in reference to the protections afforded to all under the United States Constitution's First Amendment and the [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Universal_Declaration_of_Human_Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights] of the United Nations. The laws in your country may not recognize as broad a protection of free speech as the laws of the United States or the principles under the UN Charter, and as such, WikiCU cannot be responsible for any potential violations of such laws should you link to this domain or use any of the information contained herein in anyway whatsoever.
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There is '''no agreement or understanding between you and WikiCU''' regarding your use or modification of this information beyond the [[GNU Free Documentation License]] (GFDL); neither is anyone at WikiCU responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on WikiCU or any of its associated projects.
  
'''WikiCU is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or remove erroneous suggestions 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.'''
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=== Trademarks ===
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Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights, personality rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles of the WikiCU encyclopedia 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 WikiCU articles under the GFDL licensing scheme. Unless otherwise stated the WikiCU site is neither endorsed nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such WikiCU cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.
  
'''No consequential damages can be sought against ''WikiCU''''', as it is a voluntary association of individuals developed freely to create various open source online educational, cultural and informational resources. This information is being given to you gratuitously and there is no agreement or understanding between you and WikiCU regarding your use or modification of this information beyond the [[GNU Free Documentation License]]; neither is anyone at WikiCU responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on WikiCU or any of its associated projects.
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=== Jurisdiction and legality of content ===
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Publication of information found in WikiCU may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The WikiCU database is stored on a server in the State of California in the United States of America, 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.  WikiCU 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.
  
Also be advised that WikiCU may include famous medical works. These works, while well-known, may be incorrect or out of date. Please contact a qualified medical professional for medical advice.
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=== Not professional advice ===
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If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial, or risk management) please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.
  
Thank you for spending the time to read this page, and please enjoy your experience at WikiCU.
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=== Additional notes ===
 
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* Thank you for taking the time to read this page. Please enjoy your experience at WikiCU.
== Additional notes ==
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* Do not post copyrighted work without permission from the copyright owner. If you violate this rule, an [[WikiCU:Admininistrator|administrator]] will speedily delete the content and make every effort to block you from posting further copyrighted work without permission.
 
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* Summary: Use WikiCU at your own risk! WikiCU does not give medical advice!
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* Don't post copyrighted material without permission from the copyright owner. If you do, it will rapidly be deleted by an admin anyway.
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* You accept that your contributions will be published under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License].
 
* You accept that your contributions will be published under the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html GNU Free Documentation License].
 
* Questions can be emailed to [mailto:admin@wikicu.com admin@wikicu.com].
 
* Questions can be emailed to [mailto:admin@wikicu.com admin@wikicu.com].
  
 
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Revision as of 19:59, 23 March 2007

WIKICU MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY

WikiCU is an online open-content collaborative encyclopedia about Columbia University and its surrounding area, that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of knowledge about Columbia University and its surrounding area. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to alter 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 WikiCU. However, WikiCU cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge about the relevant topic.

No formal peer review

Our community of editors uses tools such as the Special:Recentchanges and Special:Newpages feeds to monitor new and changing content. However, WikiCU is not 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 other processes may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.

None of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with WikiCU 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 WikiCU 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 WikiCU or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and WikiCU regarding your use or modification of this information beyond the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL); neither is anyone at WikiCU responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on WikiCU or any of its associated projects.

Trademarks

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights, personality rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles of the WikiCU encyclopedia 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 WikiCU articles under the GFDL licensing scheme. Unless otherwise stated the WikiCU site is neither endorsed nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such WikiCU cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Jurisdiction and legality of content

Publication of information found in WikiCU may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The WikiCU database is stored on a server in the State of California in the United States of America, 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. WikiCU 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, medical, legal, financial, or risk management) please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

Additional notes

  • Thank you for taking the time to read this page. Please enjoy your experience at WikiCU.
  • Do not post copyrighted work without permission from the copyright owner. If you violate this rule, an administrator will speedily delete the content and make every effort to block you from posting further copyrighted work without permission.
  • You accept that your contributions will be published under the GNU Free Documentation License.
  • Questions can be emailed to admin@wikicu.com.
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