WOCATpedia has to collect and save some personal information, strictly on communication and information purpose only. This information is never disclosed to third parties, nor used for commercial purpose.
The personal information is part of your profile page and you can decide which information is public to other users of WOCATpedia. The users of the website are entitled to access, modify and ask for suppression of their personal information. The lifetime of this information is limited to that of the corresponding WOCATpedia.info account; no data are stored after a user account is deleted.
It is strictly prohibited to harvest or collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
WOCATpedia User Charter
As with any group work, a few rules apply to ensure the good operation of the wiki. Please take the time to read them before posting your first contribution.
Anyone with a subject-specific reference concerning sustainable land and water management for agriculture may register with WOCATpedia. When registering, personal data will be inquired and stored. To ensure transparency and prevent vandalism users are required to provide their full name as username.
The basis of WOCATpedia are its individual users. Therefore organizations and enterprises may not register on WOCATpedia. However WOCATpedia users may point out their membership in a certain organization or enterprise in their own profiles.
You may cancel your registration at any time by sending an e-mail to info@WOCATpedia.info. WOCATpedia reserves the right to disqualify users from the services in case of providing false information deliberately.
Any user with an WOCATpedia account may contribute to the content. All changes are considered as publications. The author of the change will be publicly identified and hence agrees with the terms of the wiki's license: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). All changes are tracked and all consequent versions of all pages are maintained.Please note that you cannot import information which is available only under copyright.
Do not contribute and upload content and files that infringes copyrights. Plagiarism may lead to the exclusion of the user.
Copyright infringements should be reported to the WOCATpedia staff so that it can delete the appropriate files. If you want to import text that you have found elsewhere or that you have co-authored with others, you can only do so if it is available under terms that allow wider distribution.
If you import text which requires attribution, you must, in a reasonable fashion, adequately name the author and the source. Regardless of the license, the text you import may be rejected if the required attribution is deemed too intrusive.
Certain areas that are vital for the operation of WOCATpedia such as the homepage as well as certain templates, forms and properties are off limit to users and will be maintained by WOCATpedia moderators.
Content Accuracy and Completeness
As with any open system, we cannot guarantee the accuracy and completeness of WOCATpedia wiki's content. We kindly ask users to fix any mistake or report it to the website managers so we can make the necessary changes.
WOCATpedia is a volunteer community, and does not require the WOCATpedia to give any more time and effort than they wish. Focus on improving the WOCATpedia itself, rather than demanding more from others. Editors are expected to comply with WOCATpedia guidelines and policies, especially when it comes to behavior and conduct. But editors are free to take a break or leave WOCATpedia at any time.
As with any wiki, content can be continuously improved through peer review. Any user with an WOCATpedia account can take part to this process. Peer review can be applied to different levels, both to the style and the content.
We are working on ways to select and highlight reliable versions of articles. However, WOCATpedia is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or engage in casual peer review, they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever.
None of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with WOCATpedia in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.
WOCATpedia content is collaboratively edited, all of the content that WOCATpedia hosts is provided by users like yourself. WOCATpedia does not take an editorial role.
WOCATpedia is not a place to hold grudges, import personal conflicts, carry on ideological battles, or nurture prejudice, hatred, or fear. Making personal battles out of WOCATpedia discussions goes directly against our policies and goals.
Every user is expected to interact with others civilly, calmly, and in a spirit of cooperation. Here’s more information on the WOCATpedia Netiquette.
Any article with illegal or offensive content or violating mutual respect rules in particular will be deleted by the website managers. Any off-topic article may be deleted by the website managers. Certain areas that are vital for the operation of WOCATpedia such as the homepage as well as certain templates, forms and properties are off limit to users and will be maintained by WOCATpedia moderators.
Mention of service providers, websites, product names and the like are not acceptable unless factual related to the topic.
All information about companies and products are written in an objective and unbiased style. External links to commercial organizations are acceptable if they identify major organizations which are the topic of the article. Articles may not be used for promotional and advertisement purposes.
Articles considered advertisements include those that are solicitations for a business, product or service, or are public relations pieces designed to promote a company or individual. When an article on an otherwise encyclopedic topic has the tone of an advertisement, the article can often be salvaged by rewriting it in a neutral point of view. Elements of articles about products or services with brand names can also be combined under a common topic or category to facilitate unbiased and collaborative information by including information about the competition and about different alternatives.
In severe cases, particularly in the event of repetitive violation, WOCATpedia reserves the right to delete articles and block the respective user.
There are no plans for advertising on WOCATpedia.
Offensive and Illegal Content
WOCATpedia may contain content that some readers consider objectionable or offensive. WOCATpedia cannot guarantee that articles or images will always be acceptable to all readers, or that they will adhere to general social or religious norms.
Articles and content about living people are required to meet an especially high standard, as they may otherwise be libelous or infringe the subjects' right to privacy. Articles should not be written purely to attack the reputation of another person.
Since anyone can edit an article and most changes made are displayed immediately, inappropriate material may appear before it can be removed. Content which is obviously inappropriate (such as an irrelevant link to a shock site, appeals to acts of crime or clear vandalism) is usually removed quickly.
However, some articles may include text, images, or links which some people may find objectionable, when these materials are relevant to the content. Discussion of potentially objectionable content should not focus on its offensiveness but on whether it is appropriate to include in a given article. Beyond that, "being objectionable" is generally not sufficient grounds for removal of content.
WOCATpedia is not a web space provider, please upload only files that are used (or will be used) in articles or project pages; anything else will be deleted.
We may modify the terms upon notice to you at any time. You will be provided notice of any such modification by electronic mail or by publishing the changes on the WOCATpedia news blog. You may terminate your use of the services if the terms are modified in a manner that substantially affects your rights in connection with use of the services. Your continued use of the service after notice of any change to the terms will be deemed to be your agreement to the amended terms.