Terms and Conditions
A user of Digital Open is anyone who creates an account or posts content to the Digital Open site. By creating an account or posting content, a user agrees to our terms and conditions.
The IFTF Digital Open site (digitalopen.org) does not collect private information (such as phone numbers, addresses, names or email addresses) from visitors to the site outside of what they give voluntarily. We never share, sell, or provide your information to third parties, and we take precautions to safeguard this information on our servers from unauthorized access. If a user give us an email address, digitalopen.org may use it, but only to contact you about a project or verify age and location. In order to use many features of this site, users will be required to create an account. Each user is responsible for maintaining the privacy of his or her password. Users are also responsible for all activities linked to their accounts.
Those who post to this site have the opportunity to post anonymously. When users contribute content to this site, users retain ownership of the copyright and also grant permission to us to display and distribute it. In addition, users are responsible for the content of that material. IFTF has no responsibility for the content of any messages or information posted by users. However, IFTF retains the right, which we may or may not exercise, in our sole discretion, to review, edit or delete from the service any material which we deem to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate. We also reserve the right to unpublish or edit project entries if incomplete or in need of slight reformatting. Once a user clicks the "Submit" button, a project is considered complete and the user will not be able to edit unless they contact the site administrator and explain the issue.
Parts of the site may also include third-party content that is licensed on different terms. Where that use is not a fair use, the different license terms of that content are either indicated or the content is acknowledged to be used with permission and credited to the creator. User-submitted projects are governed by the terms of the license a user chooses at the time of project submission, and will appear on the project page. The Digital Open accepts all of the licenses approved by freedomdefined.org as well as Affero GPL v.2 (AGPLv2) and CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0. Except where noted otherwise, all content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
We are committed to full compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about visitors who are under the age of 13, and only collect emails for the purposes of creating and maintaining user accounts. In the event that a winner is under 13 years of age, we will use the email address to contact the user and obtain consent from a user's parent before sending any prize package or featuring their work on Boing Boing Video.
COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information of children under 13. You can review the COPPA guidelines at www.coppa.org.
Links to Other Sites
When you disclose a URL to digitalopen.org, you are authorizing us to publish and maintain a link to publicly accessible information which may include personally identifiable information about yourself, and to make an archive of this information. You are also giving us permission to use this information in other IFTF materials such as reports and case studies. To change these authorizations, contact us: info [at] digitalopen [dot] org. The digitalopen.org site contains links to other sites, and IFTF and its owners and operators are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.
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