Copyright and Terms of Use

Even though we hate to do this, we have to put down a few words as a disclaimer.


What is Copyright?

A copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to the creator of an original work or their assignee for a limited period of time upon disclosure of the work. This includes the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Copyright does not protect ideas, but the expression of those ideas. Copyright also does not protect facts, but only the creative expression of those facts.

For more information, has many articles on Copyrights and Trademarks and how they work.

All trademarks on this site remain the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only.

Terms of Use

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all rights including those in copyright in the content of this website are owned by or controlled for these purposes by

Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law or's Terms of Use, the content of this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way without first obtaining's written permission or that of the copyright owner.

The content included in, including all Web site design, text, graphics, photos, audio, video, the selection and arrangement thereof (also known as 'content'), and all software used is owned or licensed by and/or its licensors. All content is made available to you for your personal, non-commercial use and may be stored on a computer only for such use. The content is protected by copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary rights and laws. Publication, sale, redistribution in any form or medium, as well as modification or use of the Content, except as expressly permitted, is prohibited without the prior written permission of

User submissions

Some of our services may allow you to submit or transmit text, images or other materials (collectively, "user submissions") to or through our services. When you provide user submissions, you grant to, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable license to use, distribute, edit, display, archive, publish, sublicense, perform, reproduce, make available, transmit, broadcast, sell, translate, and create derivative works of those user submissions, and your name, likeness and other identifying information where part of a user submission, in any form, media, software, or technology of any kind now known or developed in the future, including, without limitation, for developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. You hereby waive any moral rights you may have in your user submissions.

We respect your ownership of user submissions. If you owned a user submission before providing it to us, you will continue owning it after providing it to us, subject to any rights granted in the Terms and any access granted to others. If you delete a user submission from the services, our general license to that user submission will end after a reasonable period of time required for the deletion to take full effect. However, the user submission may still exist in our backup copies, which are not publicly available. If your user submission is shared with third parties, those third parties may have retained copies of your user submissions. In addition, if we made use of your user submission before you deleted it, we will continue to have the right to make, duplicate, redistribute, and sublicense those pre-existing uses, even after you delete the user submission. Terminating your account on a service will not automatically delete your user submissions.

We may refuse or remove a user submission without notice to you. However, we have no obligation to monitor user submissions, and you agree that neither we nor our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, or agents will be liable for user submissions or any loss or damage resulting from user submissions.

Except as provided in the Privacy Policy, we do not guarantee that user submissions will be private. Accordingly, you should not provide user submissions that you want protected from others.

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