Term of use

  • Provide a collaborative encyclopedia that enable and engage people around the world to collect and share free information about music, and publish it under a free licence.
  • Provide independant and comprehensive discovery tools, in order to enhance music variety, new music and a comprehensive understanding of our musical culture.
  • Spread this content effectively and globally, free of charge, for non commercial use.

  • Browse, read and print all information available through the encyclopedia
  • Contribute and edit the encyclopedia
  • Share and reuse the content under free and open licences

  • You do not violate copyright or other laws
  • You support civil environment and do not harass others
  • You do not harm our technology infrastructure
  • You take responsability for you edits
  • You adhere to the following Term of Use and do applicate community policies when you visit ZikMe.org or participate in our community

  • You licence your contribution under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
  • The content of the encyclopedia is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute professional advice.
1. Our services
ZikMe is dedicated to musical knwoledge, and discovery features. Our role is to host a powerful musical database, and providing discovery features based on that database. We maintain the infrastructure and organizational framework that allows our users to build the encyclopedia, by contributing and editing content themselves. Here is a couple of things you should be aware of when considering our relationship to you, ZikMe.org and other users :
  • We do not take an editorial role: Because ZikMe.org is collaboratively edited, all of the content that we host is provided by users like yourself, and we do not take an editorial role. This means that we generally do not monitor or edit the content, and we do not take any responsibility for this content. Similarly, we do not endorse any opinions expressed via our services, and we do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any submitted community content. Instead, we simply provide access to the content that your fellow users have contributed and edited.
  • You are responsible for you own actions : you are legally responsible for you edits and contributions on ZikMe.org. So for you own protection you should exercice caution and avoid contributing any content that may result in criminal or civil liability under your applicable laws. Applicable law includes at least the laws of France. Although we may not agree with such actions, we warn editors and contributors that authorities may seek to apply other country laws to you, including local laws where you live or where you view or edit content.
2. Privacy Policy
We ask that you review the terms of our Privacy Policy, so that you are aware of how we collect and use your information. Because our services are used by people all over the world, personal information that we collect may be stored and processed in the United States of America or any other country in which we or our agents maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside your country.
3. Content we host
  • You may find some material objectionable or erroneous: Because we provide a wide array of content that is produced or gathered by fellow users, you may encounter material that you find offensive, erroneous, misleading, mislabeled, or otherwise objectionable. We therefore ask that you use common sense and proper judgment when using our services.
  • Our content is for general informational purposes only.
Regarding this point, two topics are important :
Limitation on liability
ZikMe 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.
At ZikMe, we do our best to provide educational and informational content to a very wide audience, but your use of our services is at your sole risk. We provide these services on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and we expressly disclaim all express or implied warranties of all kinds, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that our services will meet your requirements, be safe, secure, uninterrupted, timely, accurate, or error-free, or that your information will be secure. We are not responsible for the content, data, or actions of third parties, and you release us, our directors, officers, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from our services creates any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms of Use.
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. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the types of disclaimers in this section, so they may not apply to you either in part or in full depending on the law.
4. Password security
You are responsible for safeguarding your own password and should never disclose it to any third party.
5. Trademarks
Although you have considerable freedoms for re-use of the content on ZikMe.org, it is important that, at ZikMe, we protect our trademark rights so that we can protect our users from fraudulent impersonators. Because of this, we ask that you please respect our trademarks. All ZikMe.org trademarks belong to ZikMe, and any use of our trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, or domain names must be in compliance with these Terms of Use.
6. Licensing of content
To grow the commons of free knowledge and free culture, all users contributing to the Projects are required to grant broad permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use their contributions freely, so long as that use is for non-commercial purposes, and is properly attributed and the same freedom to re-use and re-distribute is granted to any derivative works
When you contribute to ZikMe.org, you aggree to licence it under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Please visit the link above for more information about the licensing of content.
7. Third-party websites and resources
You are solely responsible for your use of any third-party websites or resources. Although ZikMe.org contain links to third-party websites and resources, we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for their availability, accuracy, or the related content, products, or services (including, without limitation, any viruses or other disabling features), nor do we have any obligation to monitor such third-party content.
8. Termination
Though we hope you will stay and continue to contribute to the Projects, you can stop using our services any time. In certain (hopefully unlikely) circumstances it may be necessary for either ourselves or the ZikMe.org community or its members (as described in Section 6) to terminate part or all of our services, terminate these Terms of Use, block your account or access, or ban you as a user. If your account or access is blocked or otherwise terminated for any reason, your public contributions will remain publicly available (subject to applicable policies), and, unless we notify you otherwise, you may still access our public pages for the sole purpose of reading publicly available content on ZikMeorg. In such circumstances, however, you may not be able to access your account or settings. We reserve the right to suspend or end the services at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Even after your use and participation are banned, blocked or otherwise suspended, these Terms of Use will remain in effect with respect to relevant provisions