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The content of advertisements may be protected by copyrights, or other proprietary rights and laws, and should not be assumed to be available under the terms of the [[GFDL|GNU Free Documentation License]] or any other license.
 
The content of advertisements may be protected by copyrights, or other proprietary rights and laws, and should not be assumed to be available under the terms of the [[GFDL|GNU Free Documentation License]] or any other license.
 
Wikia will never host pop-up adverts.
 
   
 
==Collection of personal information==
 
==Collection of personal information==

Revision as of 20:00, 14 June 2008

Please note that this is Community Central. If you arrived here from another wiki, you will need to press “back” in your browser to return to that wiki.


Welcome to Wikia, the host of Wikia and its sister projects. Before you start a new wiki that is to be hosted by Wikia, or edit an existing one, you must agree to the terms below. These terms may be changed over time without notice to you. Important changes will be announced on this central Wikia or on the Wikia mailing list. You agree to be bound by any changes to this page (which is a protected page and not publicly editable).

If you do not accept and abide by this agreement, you may not use Wikia's wikis. If you do not wish to follow Wikia's policies, you may not edit these wikis.

Description of service

Wikia, Inc. hosts Wikia, and other wiki projects, including Memory Alpha. Wikia, Inc. currently provides free, advertising-supported, wiki hosting for online communities to edit. Wikia's content is made freely accessible for informational or entertainment purposes to anyone with a connection to the World Wide Web.

Wikia content

Wikia, Inc. is a hosting provider, and takes no responsibility for the content uploaded by third parties. Wikia, Inc.'s designated agent will act to remove copyright violations in a timely manner following the receipt of a DMCA takedown request.

Wikia, Inc. wikis are provided "as is". Wikia, Inc. has no responsibility for lack of availability of any wiki or of any particular content. You should be aware that the wikis are editable by the public, and, as such, may contain inappropriate content at any time.

Any use you make of content hosted by Wikia, Inc. must be in line with the terms of that wiki's license. Most Wikia are available under the GNU Free Documentation License. Memory Alpha and a few of our other sites are available under a Creative Commons license.

Any content you upload or post to any Wikia, Inc. wiki must be compatible with the relevant license (for example, the GFDL for any Wikia, or the relevant CC license for other wikis), not violate another person's intellectual property or infringe on any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights. No content shall be added which violates any applicable law, including local, state, national, and international laws.

No content shall be added to any wiki hosted by Wikia, Inc. that is tortious, threatening, harmful, hateful, unlawful, libelous, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, vulgar, obscene, contains viruses, or is otherwise objectionable or potentially damaging, as reasonably determined by Wikia. For wikis supported by the use of Google AdSense ads, no content shall be added which is prohibited by Google's AdSense policy, incorporated herein by reference. You shall not create pornography and hate sites at Wikia. However, please be aware that wikis may still contain content of an adult nature, or content that you may find offensive.

Any content on a Wikia wiki is the responsibility of the person who uploaded it or added it to a wiki page. Wikia does not control the content and does not approve the content before it is published. Although Wikia is not obliged to do so, Wikia, Inc., or its designees, has the right to remove any content for any reason, including but not limited to a violation of these terms of use.

Page histories and mailing list archives are archives as defined under the US Copyright Act.

Use of the Wikia sites

Use of sites hosted by Wikia, Inc. is at your own risk.

Users of this service shall not act in a way on Wikia which would be harmful to minors. Users of this service shall not impersonate any other person or entity.

Users shall not harass other users or collect or publish personal information about them.

Wikia, Inc. may terminate your use of the site, and administrators within each wiki may terminate your ability to edit the site, for any reason and at any time.

Commercial activities which have not been authorized by Wikia, Inc. are not permitted on the site. You may not sell or otherwise commercially exploit the use of this service, or access to the service, without prior consent of Wikia, Inc..

Access to wikis hosted by Wikia, Inc.

Wikia, Inc. reserves the right to refuse access to their sites, or to refuse the creation of a Wikia, to any user, for any reason.

Wikia, or any individual wiki, may be discontinued at any time and without any liability to any user.

Any wiki may be closed, either to editing or viewing at any time and without notice.

Advertising

Any wiki may host advertisements, promotions, and/or a sponsored search box. Only official Wikia, Inc. advertisements may be shown. No user shall add advertising that has not been approved by Wikia, Inc. No user shall remove the advertising, or sponsored search features from the wiki in a way which means other users can not view the advertisements.

Wikia, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content of externally provided advertising.

The content of advertisements may be protected by copyrights, or other proprietary rights and laws, and should not be assumed to be available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License or any other license.

Collection of personal information

User information is stored on servers in the United States. The only information that you need give is a username and password. The username does not need to be your real name. Therefore, any personal information you choose to give is not compulsory. Wikia sites are not intended for, and may not be used by, children under the age of 13 years old.

All details submitted in your Wikia request may be made public. The email address you provide in your request will be publicly viewable on the information page about your wiki's mailing list. You may change this email after your request in your user preferences.

If you choose to enter a real name in your preferences, this will be publicly available. However, this field is optional, and there is no requirement for any user to give a real name.

Information from our server logs may be stored and used to gather aggregate data about users, and used to determine whether the identity of one or more users is the same in cases of abuse. This data includes your IP address, and details about your browser.

Your browser must permit cookies to be set (by *.wikia.com) in order for you to log in to Wikia. If you do not make an account on any wiki, you need not accept cookie requests from this site.

Edits by users who are not logged in will show the user's IP address in the page history of the article they edited, and also in other places on the site, including watchlists and recent changes, and in any external feeds made of such pages.

Changes to wikis

Wikia, Inc. reserves the right to close, move, merge, or rename, a wiki for any reason. Wikia, Inc. shall not be held liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any wiki, or of the service as a whole.

Trademarks

The names Wikia and Wikicities and the logos of Wikia and Wikicities are trademarks of Wikia, Inc.

All content on the site is available under the terms of the GFDL (all Wikia) or a Creative Commons license (other wikis). All copyrights remain with their original holder, and Wikia, Inc. holds no copyright other than those of its own trademarks, and the edits submitted by Wikia, Inc.'s staff.

Legal action

You agree to indemnify Wikia, Inc., its owners, employees, and users from any liability relating to your use of this site, or its content.

All legal action will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in the state of California, USA.

Disclaimer of warranties

Except in those jurisdictions which do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, Wikia expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind and shall not be liable for any damages or losses whether directly or indirectly related to your use of this site or its content.

Severability

If any term, condition or clause of these terms of use is found to be invalid then the remaining terms, conditions and clauses, shall remain valid.

Supremacy of English Language Terms of Use

To the extent that a translation of these Terms of use differ from the English language version, the English language version controls.