Terms and Conditions

EDIT Scratchpads: Maintainer Terms and Conditions of Use

This document outlines EDIT’s responsibilities to you and your responsibilities to EDIT through the use of this site. YOU MUST SIGN AND RETURN A COPY OF THIS FORM FOR YOUR SITE REQUEST TO BE PROCESSED. You can sign the form digitally using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 8 or higher) and submit the form by e-mail. This should be sent to Dave Roberts, Natural Histoy Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, U.K or to dmr_AT_nomencurator.org

A PDF copy of this document is available for download.

    The term 'Scratchpad' represents a publicly accessible web page as described on the EDIT WP6 web page
    (http://www.editwebrevisions.info). Your scratchpad will be a discrete implementation of a Content
    Management System.
    This agreement is between the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy and its agents (collectively “EDIT”),
    and you and your agents (collectively “you”) regarding the use of your scratchpad (the "Site"). By using the
    Site, you agree to the Terms and Conditions in this document.
    The text, graphics, sound and software (collectively "Content"; i.e. material that you have up-loaded) on this
    Site is owned by you and your agents and you bare sole and ultimate responsibility for this Content. EDIT
    supports the computer hardware infrastructure and software content management system that provides access
    to this Content
    You are responsible for all activity logged through your user account and for the activity of other persons or
    entities you grant access to this Site. You agree to notify EDIT immediately you become aware of any
    unauthorized use. EDIT may terminate your access privileges and remove Content without notice if EDIT
    believe you have violated any provision of this Agreement. You agree that termination of your access to the
    Site shall not result in any liability or other obligation of EDIT to you or any third party in connection with such
    The Site is made available to you to foster collaborative research in taxonomy and it must be open to use by
    any suitably qualified person. At least the top page of the Site must grant public access. The Site must not
    restricted membership to any single geographical area. Areas of the Site may be restricted to nominated parts
    of your membership (“private areas”) at your discretion. You agree to manage requests for membership and to
    allocate appropriate access privilidges.
    All Content placed on the Site must be legal, decent and truthful. Through your use of the Site you represent
    and warrant that you have all the rights necessary to receive, use, transmit and disclose all data that you use in
    any way with the Site. You agree and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any liabilities, fines, or
    penalties occasioned by any such violations or lack of rights and that you are solely responsible for the
    accuracy and adequacy of information and data furnished on the Site. EDIT will, as part of the provision of the
    Site, implement a periodic archive of the Content that can be made available to the Maintainer on request. You
    understand and acknowledge that EDIT assumes no responsibility to screen or review Content and that EDIT
    shall have the right, but not the obligation, in its sole discretion to review, refuse, monitor, edit or remove any
    Content. EDIT expressly disclaims all responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity for the
    Content and you acknowledge and agree that you assume all risk associated with the use of any and all
    The use of the Site is solely at your own risk. The site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis and
    EDIT expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to the site, whether express or implied. EDIT
    makes no warranty that the access to the site and/or Content therein will be uninterrupted or secure. Your sole
    and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with the Site is to cease using the Site.
    You understand and agree that EDIT shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special,
    consequential, or exemplary damages resulting from any matter related to your or other persons use of the site.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by: Vince Smith, Simon Rycroft, Dave Roberts, Ben Scott...