Terms of Use

The following describes the Terms of Use ("Terms of Use") applicable to your use of the www.wordipedia.org Web site ("Site"). By using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. Wordipedia, LLC. ("Wordipedia") reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time. Please check this page periodically for any modifications. Your use of this Site following the posting of any changes constitutes your acceptance of the changes. These Terms of Use were last updated July 12, 2017.

1. Site Usage

    1. You may use the site for lawful, non-commercial purposes. You will not download, 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, found on the Site. You may view (but not download, copy, or paste) copyrighted content solely for your personal use, but will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Wordipedia LLC

    2. Do not systematically retrieve content or use it to create another product: You may not engage in systematic retrieval of content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory. You may not mirror on your own site the home page or any other pages of the Site.

    3. You may not scrape screens or copy site contents.

    4. You may not use bots or other automated or systematic access to the site.

2. Your Communications via our Email/Editors and Content Submission System: You are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of sending them through Wordipedia’s system.

2.1. Don’t post material that doesn’t belong to you. Do not post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; do not post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; do not post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;

2.2. Don’t post material that is harmful or offensive to others. Do not post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity;

2.3. Don’t use our site to promote or solicit business. Do not post advertisements or solicitations of business; do not post chain letters or the like.

    1. Don’t impersonate another person.

    2. We can remove communications for any reason: Wordipedia reserves the right, for any reason, to remove or edit messages or material submitted by users.

    1. We will do our best to get back to you if you request us to. Wordipedia will make a good faith effort to respond to communications submitted through its system, but Wordipedia has no liability or responsibility to users thereof.

3. Additional Terms Applicable to Subscriptions

3.1. Accounts: If any of the products or services available from the Site require you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing Wordipedia with true, current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form, and you will maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, current, complete and accurate.

3.1.1. You are responsible for choosing and keeping your password secret. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. It is important to guard your password because, should someone else have your password, they can modify your profile, change your password so you no longer have access, delete your account, and delete or change your credit card information.

3.1.2. Tell us if someone gets access to your account. You agree to notify Wordipedia immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

3.1.3. We’re not liable if someone else gets access to your account. Wordipedia will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by Wordipedia or any other person or entity due to someone else using your account or password.

3.1.4. You may not use anyone else's individual account at any time.

3.1.5. Tell us the truth about yourself. If you provide any information that is false, inaccurate, out of date, or incomplete, or Wordipedia has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Wordipedia may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the products or services or any portion thereof.

3.1.6. We can expel users who violate the Terms of Use or the Law. Wordipedia reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to its system for violating the law or these Terms of Use.

3.1.7. Payment and Cancellation. Personal accounts may be paid with credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Personal accounts are invoiced automatically on a recurring Monthly basis until canceled by you. You may cancel with each invoice notification, or by updating your Profile and deleting your Auto Pay credit card. You can update your Profile by clicking the Edit Profile item under the Members Only item on the Main Menu. Use this method if you don't get or see an email with your invoice. Declined, returned, or canceled payments including those involving charge backs  may be charged a fee and expenses for resolution. Accounts are suspended until overdue invoices are paid. Corporate and institutional members may use these methods as well as electronic checks, ACH, and debit cards. Payment is in advance of services. We do not provide refunds as services are deemed to be used during the period subscribed. We reserve the right to terminate an account if we believe it is being used other than in accordance with these Terms of Use. No refund will be provided in these circumstances.

4. Ownership: The content of the Site, including all underlying software (collectively the "Software"), is the property of Wordipedia or licensors and is protected by international copyright, patent, and trademark laws. YOU SHALL NOT REPRODUCE, REVERSE ENGINEER, DECOMPILE, DISASSEMBLE, OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE.

All Materials are protected by copyright and other forms of intellectual property, and are owned or controlled by Wordipedia, its affiliates, or the parties credited in the copyright and trademark notices within the Materials. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Materials in whole or in part. You agree that any copy of the Materials that you make or have in your possession shall be unaltered and shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices. All information and software provided through the Site is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Wordipedia, its affiliates or the parties credited in the copyright and trade mark notices within the Materials.

Wordipedia retains the right to delete, modify, enhance, or change the content, working, operation, and look and feel of the site at any time and without notice. 

The site makes use of data from third parties such as Google, Princeton, Wikimedia, Wordnik, and others as referenced in the Licenses page in the system and via copyright notices. At any time, Wordipedia may discontinue use of any service, for any reason, and without notice.

The site does not and does not intend to be an exhaustive dictionary or thesaurus. The words it suggests are ones we have chosen and engineered into the site. We focus on words of general use that we think are useful. The user may find many other dictionary, word reference, and thesaurus resources in print and online.

Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.
 


 

5. Disclaimer of Warranties: THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND OTHER CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), ALL OF WHICH WORDIPEDIA EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

6, Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT SHALL WORDIPEDIA, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF WORDIPEDIA WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE.

7. Indemnification: To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and hold Wordipedia, its directors, officers, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and licensors harmless from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use or unauthorized copying of the Site or any of the content, the violation of these Terms of Use or any applicable laws or regulations.

8. Force Majeure
Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavors to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.

 

9. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright ©2017 Wordipedia, LLC., All rights reserved.

Designated Agent for legal matters:

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11. TRADEMARKS. Wordipedia and WordDiscovery are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Wordipedia, LLC. or its affiliates or licensors. The names of other companies and products mentioned on or via the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Reference to such third party trademarks is for informational purposes only and is not intended to indicate or imply any affiliation, association, sponsorship, or endorsement. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

12. CHANGES TO THE SITE. Wordipedia may change, delete, or add content to this site at any time and without notice and at its sole discretion.

13. NO RELIANCE. Wordipedia does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the content on this Site. You acknowledge that any reliance on this content as at your sole discretion and risk.

 

14. MISCELLANEOUS. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Wordipedia regarding your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and Wordipedia on the subject matter (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use). In the event that any provision of these Terms of Use conflicts with the law under which these Terms of Use are to be construed or if any such provision is held invalid or unenforceable by a court with jurisdiction over the parties, such provision shall be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the economic effect of the original provision in accordance with applicable law. The remaining provisions of these Terms of Use and the application of the challenged provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby, and each such provision shall be valid and enforceable to the full extent permitted by law. These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Washington, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Unless waived in its sole discretion by Wordipedia, the sole jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof will be the Washington state and federal courts and both parties consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. The official language for this Agreement, and of any proceedings and writings amending or interpreting this Agreement, will be English. The parties specifically disclaim the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

15. Content Specific Notices: Some of the definitions and translations that appear on the site are from WordNet, Wordnik, Wiktionary, and Google.

WordNet License

WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved. THIS SOFTWARE AND DATABASE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND PRINCETON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, BUT NOT LIMITATION, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT- ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE USE OF THE LICENSED SOFTWARE, DATABASE OR DOCUMENTATION WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS OR OTHER RIGHTS. The name of Princeton University or Princeton may not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software and/or database. Title to copyright in this software, database and any associated documentation shall at all times remain with Princeton University and LICENSEE agrees to preserve same.

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Wiktionary

Content from Wiktionary.Text available under Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by our Privacy Policy.

What kind of information do we collect and how do we use it?

When you visit the Website, Wordipedia may collect information and statistics that contain your identifying information. The information collected may include information relating to your behavior and navigation on the Website. This information allows us to carry out internal research on our users’ interests, demographics and behavior so that we can better understand, and in turn, provide better information, products and services to you and other customers.

If you subscribe to or ask for further information about the Website, we ask for your name, email address, postal address, and other relevant contact information. Contact information submitted in this way is added to our access control database, hosted by a third party hosting company, and to our customer databases at Wordipedia. This information will be updated if you inform us of any changes.

If you are a subscriber (which may be you as an individual or an institution to which you are affiliated) (including a subscriber on a trial basis), your personal information will be used to enable us to verify that you are a subscriber and to deliver any restricted content on the Website to you.

Information Necessary to Fulfill Orders

If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain Contact Information from you on our registration form. To subscribe, you will need to provide contact information (such as name and email) and financial information (such as billing address, credit card number, expiration date). This information is used solely for billing purposes by our PCI-certified payment provider. Your credit card information is encrypted and transmitted securely via HTTPS.

Your credit card details are never stored on Wordipedia systems, and no one at Wordipedia can access them.

If you sign up to receive newsletters, we will ask you for your email address and your name and this information will be added to our customer databases.

We may use information in our customer databases to send you information about us, our affiliates, our products and services, and our affiliates’ products and services that we think may be of interest to you electronically or otherwise.

We request contact information (such as your name, email address and other contact details) from you when you contact us with subscription management queries, technical problems, to comment on the Website, or when you ask for information about how to use the products and/or services made available on the Website. Contact information submitted by you via the “contact us” page is so that we can respond to you about your query. Statistics regarding the types of queries submitted to us via the “contact us” page may be collated by us in aggregate form so that we can effectively monitor the Website and improve levels of service.

If you have asked for information or subscribed to restricted content on the Website in the past and no longer subscribe to such service and do not wish us to store information about you, please contact us and we will remove your details from our customer databases. We need to store information about current subscribers in order to fulfill our contractual requirements to you and grant you access to restricted content on the Website.

You may notify us either in writing or by email that you object to being contacted or being contacted in a particular stated way. If you use more than one email address to communicate with us, please notify us of each email account you use.

When do we share information?

We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

If we believe that your use of the Website is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained through the Website about you to third parties to the extent that it is reasonably necessary in our opinion to prevent, remedy or take action in relation to such conduct.

We may also disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation; in order to enforce or apply any agreements or licenses with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Wordipedia, our employees, affiliates, licensors, suppliers, and/or our customers. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

If any part of our business (including those of our affiliates) is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers.

Use of cookies

Wordipedia uses “cookies” and other technologies on the Website. The terms and conditions governing Wordipedia’s use of “cookies” and such other technologies on the Website are set out in our Cookie Policy. By using the Website, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of our Cookie Policy.

Security

Some of your personal information is stored at a data center managed by our third party hosting company. The data center managed by our third party hosting company is specifically designed to be physically secure and to admit authorized personnel only, who are contractually bound to keep all of our data confidential. We use industry-standard technology to secure both transmission and storage of data. The Internet, however, cannot be considered 100% secure.

Access to our customer databases is only given on a ‘need to know basis’.

Updating Your Details

If any of the information that you have provided to Wordipedia changes e.g. if you change your e-mail address, please use the Edit Profile section of our Site to keep it current. You will see Edit Profile under the Members Only item on the Main Menu.
 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy. Any changes we may make to this privacy policy will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, gather broad demographic information. Our servers automatically log standard access information.


Links to this website
You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.
 
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Communications
You may contact us using our Contact Page as item CONTACT on the Main Menu of this site.

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Governing Law

You agree that this privacy policy shall be exclusively governed in accordance with the laws of and the courts in Washington State and the United States.

COOKIE POLICY

Updated on: 14th July 2017

Effective from: 12th July 2017

Use of cookies

Wordipedia uses cookies and other technologies to provide access to our site.

If you disable or decline cookies, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

If you choose to accept our cookies, you can also delete such cookies later from your computer (see the 'Managing Cookies' section below). If you delete the cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and will need to be re-created when you visit the website subsequently.

Wordipedia may also track certain information regarding your use of the website through the use of JavaScript code, web beacons and third party website analytics providers.

By using the website, you are agreeing to the provisions set out in this Cookie Policy.

What are cookies?

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Cookies have various functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience.

Some cookies are allocated to your device only for the duration of your visit to a website, and these are called session based cookies. These cookies automatically expire when you close down your browser. Another type of cookie known as "persistent" cookies would remain on your device for a set period of time.

Managing Cookies

You can manage the cookies (except flash cookies) stored on your device by adjusting your web browser settings. This will allow you to refuse cookies altogether, restrict the cookies stored on your device or even delete those that have already been set.

You can adjust your device's web browser settings by using the 'Help' function within the web browser. You can also visit www.aboutcookies.org to obtain instructions on how to adjust the web browser setting of your device. That site contains comprehensive information on how to adjust your web browser settings for a wide variety of web browsers.

If you disable or decline cookies, some features will not be available to you or function properly and you may not be able to access some parts of the website including the protected content of our WordDiscoveryTM system.