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Terms of Service
Last update: 26 June 2019
The following is a legal agreement between you (“You”, “Your” or “User(s)”) and the owners and operators (“We”, “Us”, “Our” or “Encyclopedia Masonic”) of the Encyclopedia Masonic website, which can be found at nmasonic.com and/or encyclopediamasonic.com (the “Website”) and all related websites, software, mobile apps, and other services that we provide (together, the “Service”). Your use of the Service, and our provision of the Service to you, constitutes an agreement by you and Encyclopedia Masonic to be bound by the terms and conditions in these Terms of Service (“Terms”).
Using our material
All material on the Website, including text, images and content, is strictly protected by US, EU and any other global applicable copyright laws and may not be copied without express written consent from Us. This helps Us better protect the diligent efforts of our contributors as well as protect against the use Our content for misinformation, and/or inaccurate portrayals of Freemasonry.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part, without Our written consent. Breaches of Our copyright policy will result in warning and possible legal action as permitted by the full extent of the law.
If you want to use any of the material, information, articles, images and or/media on Our Website, you must gain our written permission. If permission is granted to you for using content on Our Website, you must place a link to our site on the same page(s) the content is being used. Using our content without written consent from Us, even if you place a link to Us, is prohibited.
Content that you submit to us
Any content that You submit to Us will be subject to any copyright and/or intellectual property agreements or contracts made between You and Us. This agreement will be discussed on an individual basis. We greatly appreciate community support, and these agreements help Us use Your contributions properly.
All content, contributions, corrections and any other form of assistance by You is purely voluntary. No financial compensation will be due to You. However, We reserve the right to give optional financial incentives for contributions and assistance, at Our sole discretion. Such arrangements will be detailed in a separate agreement or contract made between You and Us.
We aim for accuracy
We want to provide You and the Users at large with accurate content and information about Freemasonry and other topics. For this reason, all Our articles are edited by Freemasons and the Website itself is a Masonic project run by Freemasons.
Our aim is to deliver accurate content and We endeavor to keep the information in our articles accurate. However, there may be mistakes, errors, subjects of debate and/or differences of opinion.
Freemasonry as a topic is not an exact science, and some of its history is still shrouded in mystery. As well as this, Freemasonry varies between different regions of the World. We therefore cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of any information on this Website and ask You to do your own research and verify information yourself.
If You find any information on our site that You feel is inaccurate, just email Us with the suspect content and also your proposed correction (if you have one) so that we can research it and amend any information as necessary. As a bonus, you may get credit on the article for your contribution, should you wish. Such corrections will also be on a purely voluntary basis, and no other reward, financial or otherwise, will be due to You.
Disclaimer of warranty and limitation of liability
We are an encyclopedia website dedicated to Freemasonry. We trust that You will use the site responsibly and with common sense. But for the sake of clarity, the following apply:
1. We, the operator(s) of the Website shall not be liable, in any way whatsoever, for how You choose to use the Website and/or the information and content on the Website. How you choose to use the Website and its Content is fully Your responsibility.
2. In no event shall Encyclopedia Masonic and/or the Website owners or operators be liable for any personal grievance, injury, lost profits, personal damage, loss of goodwill, computer and/or device or technology malfunction or failure or for any damages based on any direct and/or indirect actions arising from the use of the Website and/or any of Our content.
3. You indemnify and hold harmless the Website (Encyclopedia Masonic) and its owners and operators from all claims, damages and expenses arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website.
4. Encyclopedia Masonic does not warrant that the functions contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will be corrected or that this Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. Encyclopedia Masonic and the owners and operators of the Website may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any and aspect of this site, including the availability of any features of the site, at any time without notice or liability.
Updates to Terms of Service
We may from time to time update Our Terms of Service. We reserve the right, at Our sole discretion, to change or modify portions of these Terms at any time. If We do this, We will post the changes on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms were last revised. Any such changes will become effective immediately. Your continued use of the Service after the date any such changes become effective constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.
By using this Website, you agree to all Our Terms of Service as stated in this page.
If you have any questions, or are unsure about any of our terms, just ask.