Terms and Conditions

1. General Information

Wikifarmer owns and operates the global internet platform https://wikifarmer.com, which inter alia, includes a library section (the “Wikifarmer Library”). The purpose of the Wikifarmer Library is to empower farmers through educating them by publishing articles with agricultural practices and guidelines universally accessible to all farmers / users of the Website (as such is defined below) of the world for free, providing all farmers / users of the Website with access to relevant educational material, the latest scientific-technological advances, and practical manuals that can help them upgrade their production and income in a sustainable manner. Wikifarmer Library’s content can be explored both by amateurs and professional farmers. To make knowledge universally accessible, Wikifarmer Library offers a translated and localized version of each article in more than 17 languages. Our effort has been recognized by the International Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O.) of the United Nations by characterizing Wikifarmer’s Library as “The Wikipedia of farming”. To reinforce our sustainability profile, reach our S.D.G.s, and create new high-quality and practical content solutions, we constantly welcome new authors and join forces with new partners. Use of this website https://academy.wikifarmer.com/ (the “Website”) is subject to these terms of use (the “Terms of Use”), as in force at any given time, which constitute the agreement between Wikifarmer Academy and any person accessing the Website.
Use in any way of this Website indicates unreserved acceptance by the user of the Terms of Use and the Wikifarmer Library’s Privacy Policy, as in force at any given time. Please read the Terms of Use carefully as set out below before using our Website. If you do not accept these Terms and conditions, we kindly request that you exit this Website. These Terms of Use may be unilaterally revised and updated at any time. Wikifarmer may post updated versions of these Terms of Use on this Website or may otherwise provide notice to you that these Terms of Use have been amended. To this end, you are kindly requested to periodically check the Website’s Terms of Use. Your continued use of the Website following any amendment to the Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of those amendments.

2. Use of the Website

Wikifarmer Academy is available to all individuals who have the minimum age requirement and/or legal entities which are capable of concluding a legally binding contract under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, Wikifarmer Academy is not available to individuals under the age of 18 and/or to legal entities which are not lawfully formed. If you do not qualify for these reasons, the use of Wikifarmer Academy is expressly prohibited. By using the Website, you represent that you meet the minimum age requirement and have the legal capacity to accept these Terms of Use and to use the Website in accordance with these Terms of Use.
Users may use the “contact us” form in order to contact Wikifarmer for any questions or queries. Wikifarmer will exercise its best efforts in order to respond to users within two business days.

3. Disclaimer and Remedies

Use of the Website and any reliance by you upon the Website, including any action taken by you because of such use or reliance, is at your sole risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Wikifarmer does not warrant that the use of the Website will be uninterrupted, accurate or error free; nor does it make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Website. The Website is provided “as is” and to the extent permitted by law. Wikifarmer disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including (but not limited to) implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Your sole and exclusive remedy for any failure shall be for the Academy to use commercially reasonable efforts to adjust or repair the Website, or where such adjustment or repair is not feasible, for Wikifarmer to provide you with a refund for the amount you actually paid to Wikifarmer (if any).

4. Limitation of Liability of Wikifarmer Academy

To the maximum extent permitted by law, under no circumstances shall Wikifarmer or any of its affiliates, and/or subsidiaries, underlying service providers, business partners, information providers, account providers, licensors, employees, officers, managers, directors, contractors, distributors or agents be liable to you or to any other person for any loss or damage (including but not limited to direct, indirect, exemplary, special, incidental, cover, reliance or consequential damages, loss of profits or revenue, business interruption, loss of data, or failure to realise anticipated savings or benefits or business opportunities), or for any claim by any other party.
Wikifarmer’s exclusion of liability applies whether the claim is in contract, tort (including without limitation, negligence) or equity and even if Wikifarmer has been notified of the possibility of such loss or damage.
You agree that Wikifarmer liability to you at law will be reduced by the extent, if any, to which you contributed to the loss.
In the event that, notwithstanding the foregoing, Wikifarmer is held liable towards you for damages from any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise), to the fullest extent permitted by law the liability of Wikifarmer towards you will be limited to any amount you have actually paid to Wikifarmer (if any).

Wikifarmer Academy Certificates 

Any certificate awarded by Wikifarmer Academy is not a license and does not affect holder's professional rights in any country. The public may also file a written complaint against you as a Wikifarmer Expert, with the potential penalties of your certification being revoked or suspended.
Certification may be denied, revoked, or suspended for any of the following reasons:
(a) If the Wikifarmer Committee determines that the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements as stated .
(b) Misrepresentation on an application, willful submission of incorrect information, or failure to include relevant information in any communication to the Wikifarmer Committee.
Any applicant denied certification has the right of appeal.
When using the WIKIFARMER EXPERT certification, a WIKIFARMER EXPERT shall use professional conduct in all communications relating to this, including but not limited to emails, blogs, and social media.
WIKIFARMER EXPERT shall not falsely or maliciously attempt to practice protected professions or enjoy the benefits of licensed professionals, such as agronomists.

5. Intellectual Property

The content of this Website, such as texts, pictures, photographs, company trademarks and graphics and the Works are the exclusive property of Wikifarmer. Use of the Website and/or of Wikifarmer Academy does not grant you the ownership of any intellectual or other rights of possession or interest over it or the content that you access. You may not remove, cover or alter any statements on legal matters that appear on or in parallel to the Website. It is prohibited to copy, reproduce or retransmit any material without the written consent of Wikifarmer.

6. Privacy Policy and Personal Data Protection

By using the Website, every user accepts our privacy policies and accepts that Wikifarmer may use their information in the context of its privacy policies. Please visit Wikifarmer Privacy Policy for more information.

7. Assignment

Wikifarmer reserves the right to assign any of its rights and obligations arising out of the present Terms of Use to any third party, without any prior consent or approval. 

8. Miscellaneous

Any partial invalidity of one of the Terms of Use hereof, shall not impact the effect or validity of the remaining Terms of Use. If any part or provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid, unenforceable or void, that part or provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect. Wikifarmer and you agree that these Terms of Use are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels any and all previous written or oral agreements, communications, and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms of Use. Failure or delay on the part of Wikifarmer in exercising any right or remedy hereunder or enforcing these Terms of Use shall not be perceived as a waiver thereof. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Wikifarmer. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Use, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms of Use or otherwise. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Use, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Wikifarmer in any respect whatsoever.