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RitchieWiki Terms of Use

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers makes no guarantee of validity of the information contained on this website. Any reliance on, or use of, such information for any purpose whatsoever is at the sole risk of the user.

RitchieWiki is an online open-content collaborative encyclopedia and is licensed with Creative Commons. The content of this site may be altered by anyone with an Internet connection. There can be no assurance that the information contained on this site has been reviewed by people with the expertise required to ensure such information is complete, accurate or reliable. Accordingly, Ritchie Bros. cannot and does not guarantee the validity of the information found here. All information provided on this site is to be used at the sole risk of the user, and contains no implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. Neither Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers nor any of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with RitchieWiki in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of or reliance upon the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

Do not rely upon any information found in RitchieWiki without independent verification.

Please take all steps necessary to ascertain that any information you receive from RitchieWiki is correct and has been verified. Check the references at the end of the article. Read the article's talk page and revision history to see if there are any outstanding disputes over the contents of the article. Double-check information with independent sources.

No Contract; Limited License Only

By using this site you acknowledge that the information provided here is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or other users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual RitchieWiki contributors, any project administrators or anyone else who is in any way connected with this project. You are being granted a limited license to copy anything from this site, but such limited license does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

Trademarks

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles of the RitchieWiki encyclopedia are the property of their respective owners. Their use here does not imply that you may use them for any other purpose other than for the same or a similar informational use as contemplated by the original authors. Unless otherwise stated, RitchieWiki and Wikimedia sites are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such RitchieWiki cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar intellectual property is at your own risk. RITCHIESPECS, RITCHIEWIKI, RITCHIE BROS. AUCTIONEERS, RITCHIE BROS., RB, RBA, RBAUCTION and RBAUCTION.COM, together with any associated designs, are trademarks and service marks of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, and may not be used without prior written consent.

Personality Rights

RitchieWiki may contain material portraying an identifiable person who is alive or deceased recently. The use of images of living or recently deceased individuals is, in some jurisdictions, restricted by laws pertaining to personality rights, independent from their copyright status. Before using these types of content, please ensure that you have the right to use it under the laws applicable to your intended use. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else's personality rights.

Jurisdiction and Legality of Content

Publication of information found in RitchieWiki may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. We do not encourage the violation of any laws; and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained herein.

RitchieWiki and RitchieSpecs privacy policy

The policy below is an addition to the existing Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers' privacy statement, which can be found here.

If you only read the RitchieWiki and RitchieSpecs websites, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by websites in general. If you contribute to the RitchieWiki and RitchieSpecs website, you will be identified as the author of all submitted content. Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and in aggregated forms published by other users.

If you are logged into RitchieWiki or RitchieSpecs, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym—whatever user name you selected when you created your account. If you have not logged in, you will be identified by your network IP address. This is a series of four numbers which identifies the Internet address from which you are contacting the wiki. Depending on your connection, this number may be traceable only to a large Internet service provider, or specifically to your school, place of business, or home. It may be possible that the origin of this IP address could be used in conjunction with any interests you express implicitly or explicitly by editing articles to identify you even by private individuals. It may be either difficult or easy for a motivated individual to connect your network IP address with your real-life identity. Therefore if you are very concerned about privacy, you may wish to log in and publish under a pseudonym.

In all cases, your IP address will be stored on the wiki servers and can be seen by RitcheWiki's server administrators. Your IP address, and its connection to any usernames that share it may be released under certain circumstances (see below).

The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.

Policy on release of data derived from page logs

It is the policy of RitchieWiki and RitchieSpecs that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs, or through records in the database via the CheckUser feature, may be released by the system administrators or users with CheckUser access, in the following situations:

  • In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement
  • With permission of the affected user
  • Where the user has been vandalizing articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers
  • Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the RitchieWiki and RitchieSpecs Foundation, its users or the public.