WikiCU:General disclaimer

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WikiCU is an online open-content collection of information pertaining to 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.

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.

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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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.

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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Thank you for spending the time to read this page, and please enjoy your experience at WikiCU.

Additional notes

  • Summary: Use WikiCU at your own risk! WikiCU does not give medical advice!
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