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Latest Revisions: March 11, 2007

PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE BELOW.
These Terms of Use (the "TOU") state the terms and conditions under which Answers Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, "Answers," "our" or "us") provide you ("you," or "your") access to the Answers.com® and WikiAnswersTM.com sites (together with any sub-domains thereto and future sites operated by Answers, the "Sites," which defined term includes the Services and Software, each as defined below).

BY ACCESSING, BROWSING, OR USING THE SITES AND SERVICES (AS DEFINED BELOW), YOU ARE DEEMED TO ACCEPT THE TOU, AS WELL AS OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND GENERAL DISCLAIMER (each of which is incorporated herein by reference), AS A BINDING AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE TOU, THE PRIVACY POLICY, OR THE GENERAL DISCLAIMER, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES (as defined below). YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICES AND INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREIN MUST IN ALL CASES COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

1. DESCRIPTION OF SITES, SERVICES, AND SOFTWARE
2. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS; CHANGES TO TOU
3. YOUR LICENSE TO USE THE SERVICES
4. ANSWERS' PRIVACY POLICY
5. POSTINGS TO THE SERVICES
6. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICES
7. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS OR THIRD PARTY VENDORS
8. LINKS; CO-BRANDING
9. DISCLAIMER
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
11. INDEMNIFICATION
12. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
13. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM
14. SEVERABILITY; ENGLISH LANGUAGE
15. HEADINGS
16. LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S.
17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT



1. DESCRIPTION OF SITES, SERVICES, AND SOFTWARE
Answers.com provides users with access to a rich collection of resources, including but not limited to, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, glossaries, thesauri and other reference works (the "Answers.com Service") and certain software that may be used in connection with the Answers.com Service, including, but not limited to, 1-Click AnswersTM and AnswerTipsTM (the "Software"), and WikiAnswersTM, a community-based question-and-answer service using the "wiki" approach of developing answers that the community constantly improves (the "WikiAnswers.com Service," collectively with the Answers.com Service, the WikiAnswers Service, the Sites, and the Software, the "Services"). Please note that the Services include information and software provided from our third party licensors. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any modifications, updates, new features, or enhancements to the current Services are also subject to the TOU.

2. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS; CHANGES TO TOU
Answers provides the Services to you subject to the following TOU, which may be updated by us from time to time in our sole discretion. Each time changes are made to the TOU, a revised TOU will be posted on the Sites. Your continued use of the Services, or any part thereof, following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. If you do not wish to be bound by the TOU, you should discontinue your use of the Services.

3. YOUR LICENSE TO USE THE SERVICES
Answers grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Services, including the Sites and Software. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content included in the Services, in whole or in part. You may download copyrighted material for your personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication, or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of Answers and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution, or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend, or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Except as otherwise expressly permitted in this Agreement, you may not: (i) decompile, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, except as otherwise permitted by applicable law; or (ii) remove or alter any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols or labels on the Services. You may not access the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Answers. Furthermore, you may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Services (e.g., you may not access the Services in an automated manner by use of "spiders", "robots" or otherwise), nor may you use the Services in any manner that could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Services. You are not permitted to retrieve and store in electronic or any other form any material part of the databases underlying the Services. All commercial and/or unauthorized use of the Services is strictly prohibited. You agree not to use or resell the Services for any commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited commercial messages.

The Services remain at all times the sole property of Answers or its third party licensors, and their use is subject to the copyright and trademark notices that are found here. All rights in the Services not expressly granted to you by Answers under the TOU are retained by Answers.

Additionally, notwithstanding anything set forth in this Section 3 of the TOU, please note that all Wikipedia content is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License (see "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights" for details).

4. ANSWERS' PRIVACY POLICY
Answers protects your personally identifiable data as set forth in Answers' privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy"). The Privacy Policy explains our collection and use of personally identifiable information. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy before you use the Services.

5. POSTINGS TO THE SERVICES
The Services may permit you to post, submit transmit, email, or otherwise make available questions, comments, or information (collectively, "Postings".) You may only submit Postings that you created or that you have permission to submit and that do not violate copyright, trademark, or any other rights of third parties. We do not claim ownership of any Postings that you may submit. However, by submitting Postings to any of the other Services, you grant us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, and assigns a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, non-exclusive, and sub-licensable license to use, copy, display, distribute, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display the Postings (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the Postings into other works in any format or medium now or later known.

You may not upload, post, submit, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Postings that (i) contain falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Answers or any third party; (ii) are unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or are otherwise inappropriate; (iii) contain advertisements, solicitations of business or spam; (iv) disseminate or transmit any worms, viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files, code or programs; (v) collect or store personal information about others or otherwise invade their privacy; or (vi) impersonate another person or forge headers or use any other method to disguise the true origin of the Posting. Additionally, you may not submit any Postings that violate the TOU.

You acknowledge that Answers is not obligated to pre-screen content submitted by members, but that Answers shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is made available via Answers by any user that violates the TOU or is otherwise objectionable.

Answers respects the intellectual property of others and asks you to do the same. Answers may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, terminate your right to use any of the Services for any reason, including, but not limited to, if you are a repeat infringer. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please see Notice of Claims of Intellectual Property Violations and Agent for Notice.

6. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICES
Answers reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Answers shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance.

7. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS OR THIRD PARTY VENDORS
Answers may include advertisements on the Services, which are necessary for Answers to provide the Services to its users free of charge. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or third party vendors found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or products, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or third party vendor. Any question, complaints, or claims should be directed to the appropriate advertiser or third party vendor. Additionally, all product reviews and ratings are informative for those wishing to use them, but they do not guarantee any level of performance by a third party vendor in any transaction. You agree that Answers shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third party vendors or product reviews or ratings on the Services.

8. LINKS; CO-BRANDING
This policy only addresses the Services. The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites. Additionally, in many cases, co-branded services that are jointly provided by us and selected companies will contain the Services' branding, but might not be hosted by us. Because Answers has no control over such sites, you acknowledge and agree that Answers is not responsible for the availability of such external or co-branded sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites. You should not attribute any views or information on such sites to Answers. You further acknowledge and agree that Answers shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or products available on or through any such linked site. You should follow the link to the terms of use on the appropriate page for such sites to determine which company's terms of use governs such sites.

Anyone linking to the Services must comply with the following guidelines and all applicable laws: A site that links to any Service (i) may link to but not replicate any Service's content; (ii) should not create a browser or border environment around any Service's content; (iii) should not imply that Answers is endorsing it or its products; (iv) should not misrepresent its relationship with Answers or any Service; (v) should not present false information about Answers or any Service; (iv) should not use any Answers' trademarks, trade names, or logos without permission from Answers; and (vi) should not contain content that is reasonably considered profanity, defamatory, vulgar, or otherwise unlawful.

9. DISCLAIMER
WE DO NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SERVICES. ADDITIONALLY, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ANSWERS, AND ITS THIRD-PARTY LICENSORS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGMENT.

ANSWERS, ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (i) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. NEITHER WE, NOR OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS, GUARANTEE THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, SAFETY, TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY OF THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES MAY BE HARMFUL, UNTIMELY, INCOMPLETE, OR INACCURATE AND, ACCORDINGLY, YOU AGREE TO EXERCISE CAUTION, DISCRETION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN USING THE SERVICES.

YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SERVICES FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES OR TO SEEK OR PROVIDE DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT OF MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR OTHER PROBLEMS OR DIFFICULTIES, OR AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, TAX, LEGAL, INVESTMENT, ACCOUNTING, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. THE ENTIRE RISK FOR USE OF THE SERVICES IS BORNE BY YOU.

ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE REVIEW OUR GENERAL DISCLAIMER, WHICH IS HEREBY MADE A PART OF THE TOU.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO A PORTION OF THE FOREGOING MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHICH CASE THE DURATION OF ANY SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS LIMITED TO THE MINIMUM PERIOD PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NONE OF THE LICENSORS, CONTRIBUTORS, SPONSORS, ADMINISTRATORS, OR ANYONE ELSE CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER CAN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE APPEARANCE OF ANY INACCURATE INFORMATION OR FOR YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR LINKED FROM THE SERVICES.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OR OUR LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK DISRUPTIONS, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF, AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE) UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. NEITHER WE NOR OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY MATERIAL LINKED THROUGH THE SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANSWERS', OR ANSWERS' LICENSORS', DIRECT LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE SERVICES EXCEED THE GREATER OF (I) THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID ANSWERS FOR SUCH USE OR (II) $10.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY, AND THEREFORE THIS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

11. INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify and hold Answers, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, claims, demands or costs of any kind, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, arising from (i) your Postings or other content you submit, post, transmit, email, or otherwise make available through the Services, (ii) your use of or reliance on the Services, (iii) your connection to the Services, (iv) your violation of the TOU, or (v) your violation of any rights of another party.

12. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
The Answers, Answers.com, WikiAnswers and other Services names, trademarks and logos are trademarks of Answers or its third-party licensors. Without our written prior permission, or that of applicable third parties, you agree not to display, or use in any manner, the marks of Answers. The trademarks, logos, and service marks not owned on behalf of Answers and that are displayed on the Services are the registered or unregistered marks of their respective owners. No rights are granted by Answers to use such marks, whether by implication, estoppel, or otherwise.

13. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM
The TOU and the relationship between you and Answers shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Answers agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and forum convenience of the federal and state courts located in New York, New York.

14. SEVERABILITY; ENGLISH LANGUAGE
If any provision in the TOU should be held illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be modified to the extent necessary to render it enforceable without losing its intent, or severed from the TOU if no such modification is possible, and the other provisions of the TOU shall remain in full force and effect. The controlling language of the TOU is English. If you have received a translation into another language, it has been provided for your convenience only.

15. HEADINGS
The headings to the sections of the TOU are used for convenience only and shall have no substantive meaning or impact on the interpretation of the TOU.

16. LOCATION OUTSIDE THE U.S.
If you are located outside the U.S., then you are responsible for complying with any local laws in your jurisdiction that might impact your right to use the Services, and you represent that you have complied with any regulations or registration procedures required by applicable law to make the TOU enforceable.

17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
The TOU constitute the entire agreement between you and Answers and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and Answers. Please note, however, that some Services may have additional or different terms related specifically to such Service only ("Service Terms"). The Service Terms are in addition to the general terms and conditions in the TOU. If there is any conflict between the TOU and the Service Terms, the Service Terms will govern with respect to that particular Service. Some terms contained in the TOU may not be applicable to a particular Service, in which case, such inapplicable terms will not apply to you with respect to that particular Service.



Privacy Policy

Latest Revisions: May 4, 2009

Thank you for visiting Answers.com® or WikiAnswers.comTM (the "Sites"), each an Answers Corporation (together with its affiliates, "Answers," "us," "our," or "we") website. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at the Sites and in connection with the various services and software products we provide on or through the Sites (for example, 1-Click AnswersTM, collectively the "Services"). This Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated in our Terms of Use and by using the Sites and Services, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use any of the Sites or Services.

What We Track:

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers known as the "Internet Protocol" IP address. Like most web servers, when a visitor requests a page from the Sites, our servers automatically recognize and log his/her domain name and IP address, along with the access times, referring web sites, platform, and browser type. The information collected is not personally identifiable (as described here) and is used only to provide statistics about usage of the Sites in the aggregate to improve the quality of the Sites and Services, to better understand how people interact with us, to deliver advertising and measure its effectiveness, to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you, or to cooperate with law enforcement. We may use third party contractors to collect and aggregate such information.

Additionally, please note that none of the Services include "spyware," meaning the Services do not run any background processes that report information about your software or hardware configuration or your web browsing or purchasing habits.

How We Track It:

The Sites and Services use either cookies and/or registry settings on your computer to store user information. A "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Additionally, some ad networks may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about usage on the Sites. A web beacon is a transparent image, typically in GIF format that can recognize certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of page view, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed.

You may disable cookies on your web browser, thereby also rendering some web beacons unusable. You can use the Sites and Services even if cookies are disabled, but this may impact our ability to adapt any of the Sites or Services according to your preferences.

Personally Identifiable Information:

Personally identifiable information is information you provide to us that is uniquely associated with you, including your first and last name, a home or physical address, email address, and telephone number. Information identifying an entity other than an individual (e.g., a school or library) does not constitute personally identifiable information and is treated the same as anonymous information discussed here. Although you are not required to provide any personally identifiable information to use most parts of the Sites or Services, registration and full utilization of some of our Services do require that you provide certain personally identifiable information. For example, the Answers' Poster Center requires that you register to receive free posters to enhance classroom or library walls (see http://www.educator.answers.com/main/posters.jsp). Other personally identifiable information you might provide could include your contact information if you participate in a promotion or sweepstakes, your email address if you request Answers' highlights or newsletters or if you submit a help request to us via email or respond to employment opportunities posted on the Sites. The amount of such personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose to us is completely up to you, although access to or use of some Services may be affected if such information is not provided. We have put in place procedures reasonably designed to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

In accordance with the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as amended, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.


Information Sharing and Disclosure:

In addition to using the anonymous identifying information that we track for internal purposes in the manner described here, this information may also, on an aggregate basis, be shared with and used by third parties with which we have contracted (e.g., our third-party content providers and licensees of Answers' services). Furthermore, in addition to Answers providing its own advertising, Answers uses third-party advertising companies and networks to serve ads when you visit the Sites. These companies and networks include, among others, third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors, and research firms. These companies and networks may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to the Sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to the Sites, our ad networks may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser or use a "web beacon." An example of such ad network is Google, Inc. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Google, click here. For more information on the Sites' use of other third-party ad networks, please click here.

Please note that ad networks' use of cookies or web beacons, and that of any other third-party that has a link available on any Site, is subject to their own privacy policies and not this privacy policy.

Personally Identifiable Information:
We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to any third parties, unless we have your consent. We may disclose your personally identifying information, however, in any of the following limited circumstances (i) if we have your consent; (ii) to our external service providers when necessary in order to facilitate, provides services to, and evaluate the Sites and Services; and (iii) if we conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Answers, its users or the public. Additionally, we may transfer personally identifiable information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Answers or any of the Sites and/or Services, such as acquisition by or merger with another company.


Links and Co-Branded Sites:

This policy only addresses the Sites and Services. Other websites, such as those to which we link or with which we co-brand, may have their own policies. These other sites to which we link or with which we co-brand might independently collect data, solicit personal information, or send their own cookies to you. We are not responsible for any use of information when you use such third party sites. Additionally, in many cases, co-branded services that are jointly provided by us and selected companies will contain the Sites' branding, but might not be hosted by us. In such cases, you should follow the privacy link on such site to determine which company's privacy policy protects the information you enter on such site. Even if the page is governed by a separate privacy policy, we might be entitled to receive information about what you do when using that service. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these other companies and to contact these companies directly if you have any questions about their use of this information.

Changes to This Privacy Statement:

Answers may amend this policy from time to time by posting the new text on the Sites. Unless otherwise provided, the revised terms will take effect when they are posted. Once any changes that we make to this Privacy Policy become effective, your continued use of the Sites or Services after such time will signify your acceptance of the new terms.

Questions or Suggestions:

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact Answers: privacy_at_answers.com.