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iCulturalDiplomacy Terms of Use
Please be advised that this rules and guidelines can be changed, and we will only be able to give you notice of this if you include an email in your account!!


Empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content and either publish it under a free license. This content can be disseminated effectively and globally, free of charge.


iCulturalDiplomacy hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy only exists because of the vibrant community of users who collaborate to write, edit, and curate the content. We welcome your participation in this community. We encourage you to be civil and polite in your interactions with others in the community, to act in good faith, and to make edits and contributions with the aim of furthering the mission of the shared iCulturalDiplomacy.

Our content is for general informational purposes only. It should not be taken as professional advice.


If you wish to add content, you must first log into iCulturalDiplomacy. Therefore, you will set up an account and receive a password. You are responsible for safeguarding your own password and should never disclose it to any third party. All authors of iCulturalDiplomcy are invited to create all the content that they contribute to this website in good faith. The contents of iCulturalDiplomacy shall be developed jointly, openly and without direct editorial monitoring and control. Almost all content can be changed anytime by anyone. In particular, works that are suspected of infringing copyrights, exploitation , privacy or other rights , at any time be corrected or deleted immediately without consultation. Each user is fully responsible for the contributions he has created.

You are free to:

  • Read and Print our articles and other media free of charge.
  • Share and Reuse our articles and other media under free and open licenses.
  • Contribute to and Edit our content in iCulturalDiplomacy.

Under the following conditions:

  • Responsibility – You take responsibility for your edits (since we only host your content).
  • Civility – You support a civil environment and do not harass other users.
  • Lawful Behavior – You do not violate copyright or other laws.


For your own protection and for that of other users, you may not engage in certain activities on our sites. These activities include:

  • Harassing and Abusing Others;
  • Engaging in harassment, threats, stalking, spamming, or vandalism;
  • Transmitting chain mail, junk mail, or spam to other users;
  • Violating the Privacy of Others;
  • Intentionally or knowingly posting content that constitutes libel or defamation;
  • With intent to deceive, posting content that is false or inaccurate;
  • Infringing copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights under applicable law;
  • Abusing our Content for Other Illegal Purposes which constitute a violation of applicable laws;
  • Posting or trafficking in obscene material that is unlawful under applicable law;
  • Posting or distributing content that contains any viruses, malware, worms, Trojan horses, malicious code, or other device that could harm our technical infrastructure or system or that of our users.


By publishing something, you give us permission that you wrote this by yourself. If you copied it from a public domain or similar free resource, it must be referenced.

In keeping with our goal of providing free information to the widest possible audience, we require that when necessary all submitted content be licensed so that it is freely reusable by anyone who wishes to access it.

You agree to the following licensing requirements:

You agree that text you submit is licensed under:

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (“CC BY-SA”), and GNU Free Documentation License (“GFDL”). Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0):

Share: You can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.

Adapt: You can remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Attribution: Attribution is an important part of these licenses.

When you contribute text to iCulturalDiplomacy, you agree to be attributed in any of the following fashions:

Modifications or additions to material that you re-use:

When modifying or making additions to text that you have obtained from the iCulturalDiplomacy website, you agree to license the modified or added content under CC BY-SA 3.0 or later (or, as explained above, another license when exceptionally required by the specific Project edition or feature).

You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

You can revoke any material (pictures, videos, texts) that you published, by sending an email to the administrator explaining the reasons why you want to delete it.


All iCulturalDiplomacy trademarks belong to the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and any use of our trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, or domain names must be in compliance with these Terms of Use and permission of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.


iCulturalDiplomacy is an open, free base of knowledge about cultural diplomacy which anyone can change, edit and replenish. iCulturalDiplomacy cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.


Please make sure you understand 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 users of this site. You are being granted a limited license to copy anything from iCulturalDiplomacy. This does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of iCulturalDiplomacy or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users. There is no agreement or understanding between you and iCulturalDiplomacy regarding your use or modification of this information beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA) and the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).


iCulturalDiplomacy contains material which may portray 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 which apply in the circumstances of your intended use.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else's personality rights.


We believe that maintaining and preserving the privacy of user data is important. This General Terms is committed to safeguarding the security of the limited user information that is collected and retained on our servers.


Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through your use of our services is done at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content or communication maintained by the service. We retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time with or without notice.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.


The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy will not be liable to you or to any other party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, regardless of whether we were advised of the possibility of such damage.


iCulturalDiplomacy limits the collection of personally identifiable user data to purposes which serve the well-being of its projects, including but not limited to the following:

To provide site statistics. Institute for Cultural Diplomacy statistically samples raw log data from users' visits. These logs are used to produce the site statistics pages; the raw log data will not be made public.

To solve technical problems. Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems and in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site.

To contact with other users: As a user of iCulturalDiplomacy you can receive information about the work of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, including but not limited to changes of Terms of Use, information about technical problems or information about events organized by Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.


Since it may be necessary to modify these Terms of Use from time to time, we will provide notice of such modifications and the opportunity to comment via the iCulturalDiplomacy website, and via e-mail on our website. We ask you, therefore, to periodically review the most up-to-date version of these Terms of Use. You agree that we may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms of Use, be email, or posting on iCulturalDiplomacy website.

You understand that, unless otherwise agreed to in writing with us, you have no expectation of compensation for any activity, contribution, or idea that you provide us, the community of ICD, or the iCulturalDiplomacy.

These Terms of Use are written in English. While we hope that translations of these Terms of Use are accurate, in the event of any differences in meaning between the original English version and a translation, the original English version takes precedence. If you do not agree with our Terms of Use, you cannot use our services (iCulturalDiplomacy).


Administrator of iCulturalDiplomacy site is the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy:

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy e.V. (ICD)

Ku'damm Karree (Third Floor - Hoch Tower)

Kurfürstendamm 207-208

10719 Berlin, Germany



We appreciate your taking the time to read these Terms of Use, and we are happy to have you contributing to the iCulturalDiplomacy and using our services. Through your contributions, you are helping to build something great – not only an important collection of collaboratively edited reference iCulturalDiplomacy that provides education and information to those who might otherwise lack access, but also a vibrant community of like-minded and engaged peers, focused on a very noble goal.