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Welcome to inter-agriculture.org! Inter-agriculture.org, is a nonprofit community platform whose mission is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop agriculture content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally, free of charge. The platform is developed and hosted by Vaerens B.V. (“we” or “us”), with the purpose of developing a mutually beneficial relationship with the inter-agriculture community, without the purpose of making a profit or developing a commercial service. The complete and not-to-be mistaken purpose of our role in the platform is to promote the availability of resources to support the provisioning of food, educational journeys and the exchange of ideas and knowledge. We believe in the power of the power of individual inspiration, civil rights and creative ideas. If you have a suggestion om how you believe you can contribute in different ways from the above, we are looking forward to hear more about your thoughts.
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Inter-agriculture.org is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free multilingual content, and to hosting the full content of our resources for the public free of charge. Our role is to build and host some of the most interesting open-source agriculture tools, which can be found here. We act both as a hosting and development service, maintaining the infrastructure and organizational framework that allows our users to benefit from the tools we've built with the community without charge, in perpetuity. Because of our unique role, there are a couple of things you should be aware of when considering our relationship to you as a contributor or user. We do not take an editorial role: all our content and tools are collaboratively developed, all of the content that we host is provided by users like yourself, and we do not take an active role in its propositions. This means that we generally do not monitor or edit the content of the Project websites, and we do not take any responsibility for this content. Similarly, we do not endorse any opinions expressed via our services, and we do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any submitted community content. Instead, we simply provide access to the content that our core contributors have contributed and edited.
Our resources are available completely free of charge in perpetuity. Hence, we have receive no financial transactions in exchange for products or services. For the purposes of development, hosting and organisational cost, we receive support in the form of financial contributions from our donors. These contributions are received as financial transaction through our platform, payed by iDeal, credit card or paypal. These contributions are one-way transactions and should therefore never be considered as interactions of a commercial kind. In order to honor the relationship with our dedicated contributors, we do bestow some special features on accounts held by users who have contributed more than 25 euros to any of the inter-agriculture funding campaigns. Examples of these special features are access to early versions of tools in development, opportunities to offer tool design input and mentions in the Donor hall of fame
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Please note that these licenses do allow commercial uses of your contributions, as long as such uses are compliant with the terms. Attribution: Attribution is an important part of these licenses. We consider it giving credit where credit is due – to authors like yourself. When you contribute text, you agree to be attributed in any of the following fashions: Through hyperlink (where possible) or URL to the article to which you contributed (since each article has a history page that lists all authors and editors); Through hyperlink (where possible) or URL to an alternative, stable online copy that is freely accessible, which conforms with the license, and which provides credit to the authors in a manner equivalent to the credit given on the Project website; or Through a list of all authors (but please note that any list of authors may be filtered to exclude very small or irrelevant contributions). Importing text: You may import text that you have found elsewhere or that you have co-authored with others, but in such case you warrant that the text is available under terms that are compatible with the CC BY-SA 3.0 license (or, as explained above, another license when exceptionally required by the Project edition or feature)("CC BY-SA"). Content available only under GFDL is not permissible.
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In addition, please be aware that text that originated from external sources and was imported into a Project may be under a license that attaches additional attribution requirements. Users agree to indicate these additional attribution requirements clearly. Depending on the Project, such requirements may appear for example in a banner or other notations pointing out that some or all of the content was originally published elsewhere. Where there are such visible notations, re-users should preserve them.
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With both text content and non-text media, you agree to clearly indicate that the original work has been modified. If you are re-using text content in a wiki, it is sufficient to indicate in the page history that you made a change to the imported text. For each copy or modified version that you distribute, you agree to include a licensing notice stating which license the work is released under, along with either a hyperlink or URL to the text of the license or a copy of the license itself.
However, we also recognize that not every takedown notice is valid or in good faith. In such cases, we strongly encourage users to file counter-notifications when they appropriately believe a DMCA takedown demand is invalid or improper. For more information on what to do if you think a DMCA notice has been improperly filed, you may wish to consult the Lumen Database (formerly known as Chilling Effects).
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Alternatively, you may make a request to our community, which often handles copyright issues faster and more effectively than prescribed under the DMCA. In that case, you can post a notice explaining your copyright concerns. For a non-exhaustive and non-authoritative list of the relevant processes for the different Project editions, look here. Before filing a DMCA claim, you also have the option of sending an email to the community at info(_AT_)InterAgriculture.org.
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In the event of any differences in meaning between the original English version and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.