Terms and conditions and Privacy Polcy

(Derived from the 4C Project's Terms and conditions on their curationexchange.org website)

We want you to use these resources so these terms are deliberately lightweight to make sure you understand what you're getting yourself into. In particular we want you to understand clearly the implications of registering for a readme.io account and posting information on the site.

Broadly speaking these terms and conditions and privacy policy relate to your personal information (things like your name, your email address, and so on) and your use of this web site.

Personal Information###

So let’s start with the information that relates to you personally. To make best use of this site—suggest edits, offer resources, participate in discussions, and so on—you need to register for an account with readme.io. As you might surmise, that means that readme.io's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy also apply here.

It's worth noting that we don't see your information from this registration (unless you choose to share it with us).

Information you post###

We don't make any claim over the information you post. Please make sure you have the right to post it. If you can, please ensure that it's licensed for reuse with no restrictions (CC0 or CCBy). If you've found something on the site that shouldn't be there please contact us on [email protected] and we'll take the appropriate action.

Use of the web site###

We’re not selling a service; you’re not buying a service so “service level agreements” are a bit of a red herring here. However, we will do our best to keep the site up and running. Inevitably there will be down time, but we’ll try and keep you informed should that become necessary. We’ll also use our best endeavours to ensure that the site and data used on it remain safe and protected.

We’ re providing a community driven and enabled service. To be truly useful we depend upon you the users to enter accurate information. With this in mind we’re asking you to spend a little time and care adding your information. The better (and the more comprehensive and accurate) the information posted is, the better the results will be.

We don’t control the input of data and can’t be held liable for the efficacy or accuracy of any results. In other words, to use the information gleaned here as the sole basis for a mission critical business decision would be the height of foolishness. The information we show is but part of the equation and should be treated as such. We can’t guarantee its accuracy of fitness for purpose.

We’re also providing a forum for discussion and the facility to make comments on various pages. We like strong opinions and carefully crafted arguments. We don’t like abuse and spam. Respect the opinions of others—or rather respect their right to express their opinions—and we’ll get along fine. Abuse and spam are likely to lead to loss of privileges.

Whilst you’re using the site we may use cookies to keep your session alive and personalised to your log-in (and to gather site use analytics).

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Improve the speed/security of the site

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties


What if someone appears to be deliberately abusing the services and tools?
We will investigate and take appropriate steps.

How do you know the cost information is correct?
In short, we don’t. We do our best to ensure that appropriate and factual information is entered, but these are community driven tools/services and people make mistakes. If you see something that’s looks as if it’s not right let us know and we’ll look into it.

You keep referring to “We” in the terms above. Just who is “We” in this context?
“We” are the editors of this site. See Acknowledgements.

What’s to stop you from suddenly changing your terms and conditions and privacy policy?
We won’t change them without first drawing the potential change to your attention.