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Last updated: 10 January 2014

Welcome to Brickimedia! The Brickimedia Association is a privately held organization dedicated to maintaining and promoting a free encyclopedia on everything related to LEGO and LEGO products, as well as establishing a fan site and community around it. Brickimedia is maintained and run by unpaid members of the community, and as such we place a high value on fellow community members above other considerations such as profit (no individuals profit from Brickimedia revenue). We reserve the right to terminate any account that violates our policy. The Board, as the elected governing body of the Brickimedia Association is answerable to the community, and reserve the right to modify, amend, or in any other ways alter these Terms of Use (hereinafter, "ToU") through the due democratic process.

We welcome the reader (hereinafter, “you”) to participate in our community as a reader, editor, author or a contributor, and we encourage you to join the Brickimedia community. However, before doing so, we ask you to carefully and thoroughly read these ToU.

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY, AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS AND LIMITATIONS AS A MEMBER OF BRICKIMEDIA.

Membership and agreement[edit]

By creating an account on Brickimedia, you warrant and represent that you have read and agreed to this document. This document is a summation of the how Brickimedia may and may not be used by members (members being defined as anyone who creates an account on Brickimedia). By agreeing to these ToU, you warrant and represent that you will abide by the these same ToU.

Global policies[edit]

  • By agreeing to these ToU you warrant and represent that you will:

Some information from the global policies is summarized below along with links to the specific policy, but is not meant to replace the full written policies in any manner.

Privacy[edit]

At Brickimedia, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance. Brickimedia does gather and use certain information. Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Images[edit]

At Brickimedia, all images are uploaded and kept on Meta, and used across any Brickimedia projects. Images must follow certain guidelines enumerated in our image policy.

Freedom of projects[edit]

Brickimedia allows all hosted projects to have as much freedom as possible. The only restrictions Brickimedia places on each project is that they must follow Brickimedia's global policies. More information on projects' freedom can be found here.

Licensing[edit]

Unless otherwise stated, all content on Brickimedia projects is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license. A change of the content license for an individual wiki should be requested and decided upon by the Board.

Information[edit]

Under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license, the following terms apply on all Brickimedia projects unless otherwise stated:

  • You are free to share the work. This means you are able to copy, distribute and transmit the work.
  • You are free to to remix the work. This means you are able to adapt the work.

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author, but not in a way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work.
  • Share Alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

More information regarding this license can be found on the Creative Commons website.

User Conduct[edit]

  • By agreeing to these ToU you warrant and represent that you will not use Brickimedia to:
    • Submit or transmit any content that is abusive, pornographic, profane, obscene, libelous, discriminatory (including, but not limited to, racist, sexist or homophobic), derogatory or otherwise inappropriate or in violation of legal statutes or moral rights;
    • Impersonate or attempt to impersonate any other user, person or entity;
    • Abuse, harass, or in any way violate the rights of any user;
    • Damage or remove valid content from, or in any other way vandalize, any articles or other content across all Brickimedia projects;
    • Abuse any user rights you may attain on any Brickimedia projects;
    • Solicit or attempt to solicit personal information from any other users;
    • Engage in, encourage, or in any other way become involved in criminal or otherwise illegal activities through Brickimedia;
    • Solicit or attempt to solicit passwords or any other confidential information from users;
    • Misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; or,
    • Attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.

Passwords[edit]

You are solely responsible for the security of your password and should never disclose it to any third party. Your password is kept confidential and not recorded by Brickimedia.

Violations[edit]

Any violations of these ToU may result in your account being blocked by an administrator. You are solely responsible for any actions carried out by your account, and will be held responsible for any violations of this ToU. If you witness a violation to these ToU by another user, you are encouraged to report such a violation to an administrator.

Liability[edit]

We do not accept any responsibility for any losses which may arise as a result of accessing or relying upon the information contained on Brickimedia; and to the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability for losses or damages directly or indirectly arising as a result of use of this site. We do not make any definitive guarantees of the accuracy of information contained on this site.

External links[edit]

Where Brickimedia contains links to other websites or resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for informational purposes only. We have no control over the content of those websites or resources, and thus accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise as a result of your use thereof. We advise you to check the terms of use and privacy policies of any external site when accessing it via our website, to ensure compliance and determine how they may use your information.

Thank you![edit]

We appreciate your taking the time to read through our ToU, and hope to see you as a contributor to Brickimedia and a member of the community here. Through your contibutions you are helping to maintain and promote this collaborative encyclopedia on all things relating to LEGO and LEGO products, and you are also becoming part of a passionate fan site and community. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.