Terms of Use

Wikifarmer Library Terms of Use

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Wikifarmer (as such is defined below) owns and operates the global internet platform https://wikifarmer.com, which inter alia, includes a library section (the “Wikifarmer Library”). The purpose of the Wikifarmer Library is to empower farmers through educating them by publishing articles with agricultural practices and guidelines universally accessible to all farmers / users of the Website (as such is defined below) of the world for free, providing all farmers / users of the Website with access to relevant educational material, the latest scientific-technological advances, and practical manuals that can help them upgrade their production and income in a sustainable manner. Wikifarmer Library’s content can be explored both by amateurs and professional farmers. To make knowledge universally accessible, Wikifarmer Library offers a translated and localized version of each article in more than 15 languages. Our effort has been recognized by the International Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O.) of the United Nations by characterizing Wikifarmer’s Library as “The Wikipedia of farming”. To reinforce our sustainability profile, reach our S.D.G.s, and create new high-quality and practical content solutions, we constantly welcome new authors and join forces with new partners.

Use of this website https://wikifarmer.com (the “Website”) is subject to these terms of use (the “Terms of Use”), as in force at any given time, which constitute the agreement between Wikifarmer Library and any person accessing the Website.

Use in any way of this Website indicates unreserved acceptance by the user of the Terms of Use and the Wikifarmer Library’s Privacy Policy, as in force at any given time.

Please read the Terms of Use carefully as set out below before using our Website. If you do not accept these Terms and conditions, we kindly request that you exit this Website.

These Terms of Use may be unilaterally revised and updated at any time. Wikifarmer may post updated versions of these Terms of Use on this Website or may otherwise provide notice to you that these Terms of Use have been amended. To this end, you are kindly requested to periodically check the Website’s Terms of Use. Your continued use of the Website following any amendment to the Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of those amendments.

  1. Any reference in the present to “we”, “our” or “Wikifarmer”, shall mean the single member private company under the trade name “WIKIFARMER SINGLE MEMBER PRIVATE COMPANY”, duly organized and governed by the laws of Greece, with registered office at 31 KOTTA ST., ATHENS, GR-11525, Tax Reg. No. 801334509 and GEMI No. 154623401000. Any reference in the present to “you”, shall mean any user/visitor of the Website.

Wikifarmer enables its users to contribute to Wikifarmer Library. Any user that is author of an article, opinion or analysis (“Author”) may enter the Website and submit work of authorship (“Work”) for publication. The submission of a Work by the Author indicates unreserved acceptance by the Author of the Terms of Use and the Wikifarmer’s Library Privacy Policy. Any Author entering the Website to submit Work for publication should expect to be contacted by Wikifarmer to enter into a separate author agreement (the “Author Agreement”) governing the relationship of the parties and for this purpose by accepting the present Terms of Use, you explicitly give your consent to be contacted by Wikifarmer.

TERMS OF USE

  1. Use of the Website

Wikifarmer Library is available to all individuals who have the minimum age requirement and/or legal entities which are capable of concluding a legally binding contract under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, Wikifarmer Library is not available to individuals under the age of 18 and/or to legal entities which are not lawfully formed. If you do not qualify for these reasons, the use of Wikifarmer Library is expressly prohibited. By using the Website, you represent that you meet the minimum age requirement and have the legal capacity to accept these Terms of Use and to use the Website in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Users may use the “contact us” form in order to contact Wikifarmer for any questions or queries. Wikifarmer will exercise its best efforts in order to respond to users within two business days.

  1. Disclaimer and Remedies

Use of the Website and any reliance by you upon the Website, including any action taken by you because of such use or reliance, is at your sole risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Wikifarmer does not warrant that the use of the Website will be uninterrupted, accurate or error free; nor does it make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Website. The Website is provided “as is” and to the extent permitted by law. Wikifarmer disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including (but not limited to) implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Your sole and exclusive remedy for any failure shall be for Library to use commercially reasonable efforts to adjust or repair the Website, or where such adjustment or repair is not feasible, for Wikifarmer to provide you with a refund for the amount you actually paid to Wikifarmer (if any).

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

The content of this Website, such as texts, pictures, photographs, company trademarks and graphics and the Works are the exclusive property of Wikifarmer. Use of the Website and/or of Wikifarmer Library does not grant you the ownership of any intellectual or other rights of possession or interest over it or the content that you access. You may not remove, cover or alter any statements on legal matters that appear on or in parallel to the Website. It is prohibited to copy, reproduce or retransmit any material without the written consent of Wikifarmer.

The Author by adhering to and accepting the present Terms of Use and by publishing the Work in the Website, hereby agrees and acknowledges that the Work created by the Author is protectable under copyright and/or other intellectual property laws (including industrial property). Upon publication of any Work by the Author on the Website, such Work shall become part of the Wikifarmer Library and all intellectual property rights thereto shall automatically be transferred and assigned to and shall therefore belong to Wikifarmer also in accordance with the contents of the Author Agreement that the Author will be requested to sign.

  1. Authors’ Representations

The Author represents and warrants towards Wikifarmer that:

  1. the Work is and will be the Author’s original work and that the Author has not and/or will not have copied wholly, partially and/or substantially any other work and/or material and/or any other source and the Author will not commit any plagiarism for the creation of the Work;
  2. the Work(s) does not and will not infringe and/or violate in any way any intellectual property rights of any third party;
  3. the Author is/shall be the sole creator and legal and beneficial owner of the Work which has not been created/shall not be created in the course of employment and/or any other business relationship with any third party and no other person was/is involved/shall be involved in the creation of the Work;
  4. the Author has the necessary and required scientific knowledge and expertise to create the Work;
  5. the Work will have sufficient scientific support and rely on scientific proof, research findings and reliable references and citations;
  6. the Author has not assigned and shall not assign and/or transfer and has not licensed/shall not license any of the rights assigned in accordance with these Terms of Use and the Author Agreement and the Work has not been published before and shall not be published elsewhere in the future, unless permitted in writing by Wikifarmer;
  7. no infringement and/or likely infringement of, any of the intellectual property rights and any rights assigned in accordance with these Terms of Use has taken place;
  8. the exploitation of the rights assigned in accordance with these Terms of Use does not and will not infringe any rights of any third party.
  9. the Author owns and has the right to further assign and transfer and/or has legally been granted a license to use with the right to sub-license and can therefore legally use, assign and transfer and/or license/sub-license the intellectual property rights of any pictures, drawings and/or other images relevant to the topic/subject of the Work; and
  10. The Work does not contain anything that is defamatory or indecent.

Intellectual property rights shall mean all intellectual property rights of any Work(s), whether registered or not, including but not limited to all copyrights (including neighboring rights, and the right to reproduce, translate, publish of any Work into any language) and all rights to enforce and seek remedies (including damages) in respect of the same, and any rights of the same and/or similar effect and/or nature as any of the foregoing anywhere in the world (“Intellectual Property Rights”).

  1. Acknowledgements and undertakings of the Author

The Author acknowledges that Wikifarmer is a popular platform and consents and agrees that he/she shall not be entitled to any monetary consideration by Wikifarmer for the publication of the Work and the transfer and assignment of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Work given that the Website receives a significant number of visits and the publication of the Work on the Website is beneficial for the Author.

  1. Liability and Indemnity of Author

The Author shall be held liable towards Wikifarmer for any breach of these Terms of Use and/or the Author Agreement and shall keep Wikifarmer  indemnified against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by Wikifarmer arising out of or in connection with any breach by the Author of the Terms of Use and/or the Author Agreement, as well as for the enforcement of these Terms of Use by Wikifarmer.

  1. Limitation of Liability of Wikifarmer Library

To the maximum extent permitted by law, under no circumstances shall Wikifarmer or any of its affiliates, and/or subsidiaries, underlying service providers, business partners, information providers, account providers, licensors, employees, officers, managers, directors, contractors, distributors or agents be liable to you or to any other person for any loss or damage (including but not limited to direct, indirect, exemplary, special, incidental, cover, reliance or consequential damages, loss of profits or revenue, business interruption, loss of data, or failure to realise anticipated savings or benefits or business opportunities), or for any claim by any other party.

Wikifarmer’s exclusion of liability applies whether the claim is in contract, tort (including without limitation, negligence) or equity and even if Wikifarmer has been notified of the possibility of such loss or damage.

You agree that Wikifarmer liability to you at law will be reduced by the extent, if any, to which you contributed to the loss.

In the event that, notwithstanding the foregoing, Wikifarmer is held liable towards you for damages from any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise), to the fullest extent permitted by law the liability of Wikifarmer towards you will be limited to any amount you have actually paid to Wikifarmer (if any).

  1. Privacy Policy and Personal Data Protection

By using the Website, every user accepts our privacy policies and accepts that Wikifarmer may use their information in the context of its privacy policies. Please visit Wikifarmer Privacy Policy for more information.

  1. Assignment

Wikifarmer reserves the right to assign any of its rights and obligations arising out of the present Terms of Use to any third party, without any prior consent or approval. The Author may not assign any rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without the prior written approval of the Wikifarmer.

  1. Miscellaneous

Any partial invalidity of one of the Terms of Use hereof, shall not impact the effect or validity of the remaining Terms of Use. If any part or provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid, unenforceable or void, that part or provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

Wikifarmer and you agree that these Terms of Use are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels any and all previous written or oral agreements, communications, and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms of Use.

Failure or delay on the part of Wikifarmer in exercising any right or remedy hereunder or enforcing these Terms of Use shall not be perceived as a waiver thereof. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Wikifarmer. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Use, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms of Use or otherwise

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Use, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Wikifarmer in any respect whatsoever. The Works shall be created independently by the Author nothing in these Terms of Use shall in any way be construed to constitute an employment agreement or an employment relationship between the parties.

  1. Force Majeure

Wikifarmer will not be liable for failure in the performance of obligations under these Terms of Use by reason of strikes, riots, fire, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental action, temporary or permanent technical failure to operate the Website or any other cause that is beyond Wikifarmer’s reasonable control.

  1. Law Compliance

The Website may be accessed throughout the world. Wikifarmer makes no representations that the content of the Website complies with the laws, including intellectual property laws, of any country outside Greece. If you access the Website from any other territory, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws in the jurisdiction from which you access the site.

  1. Internal Complaints Handling System – Mediation

Wikifarmer provides an internal system for handling complaints received from Wikifarmer users. This system is easily accessible, free of charge, ensures the processing of disputes within a reasonable time and operates in accordance with the provisions of Article 11 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1150.

Wikifarmer users also agree to the potential for out-of-court dispute resolution through the establishment of a mediation system. To this end, Wikifarmer may work with two (2) mediators from the Register of Mediators of the Hellenic Ministry of Justice to reach an agreement regarding any disputes that may arise, including any complaints that cannot be resolved through the aforementioned internal handling system.

  1. Dispute Resolution – Applicable Law

These Terms are governed by Greek law and any claim and/or dispute concerning the interpretation and/or application of these Terms of Use shall be subject exclusively to the competent Courts of Athens. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under these Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its costs and attorneys’ fees.

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