|Joomla! Extensions Directory - Terms of Service|
Note this is our new Terms of Service, which took effect February 1, 2014.
Terms of Service
The Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) is a service provided to the Joomla community. By using the JED, you are agreeing to the following terms of service. Open Source Matters (OSM) has the right, in its sole discretion, to revise, change and update the terms of service at any time without notice.
Table of Contents
1. Ownership of Copyrights and Intellectual Property
Content providers own the copyright and all other intellectual property rights to the products listed in the JED and the content submitted to the JED to promote the products (e.g., content promoting an extension, product descriptions and logos) (collectively “Extension Content”).
By submitting a listing to the JED, content providers are granting OSM and the JED Team express permission to use the Extension Content for anything related to the JED. Extension Content does not include Reviews, ratings, comments and any other text (collectively “Reviews”).
By submitting Reviews to the JED, you hereby assign all copyright and all other intellectual property rights to OSM. All rights to the JED website, its trade dress, “look and feel” and code remain property of OSM (collectively “JED Property”).
You agree not to copy, reproduce, download, disseminate, publish or transfer Extension Content, Reviews or JED Property in any form or by any means without prior written permission from OSM. The only exception to this is that developers can use the JED API (coming soon) to copy and reuse their own listing pages, reviews, votes and content.
All trademarks referenced in the JED are the property of their respective owners.
By contributing any type of Extension Content to the JED, the submitter is granting OSM a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive and limited license to reproduce, edit, publish, translate, and distribute that Extension Content in any medium whatsoever.
Also, as the owner of the Reviews, OSM has the right to reproduce, edit, publish, translate, and distribute the Reviews in any medium whatsoever. You represent and warrant that: (a) you are the author of the Extension Content or Review and have the right to grant this license or the assignment provided in Section 1; and (b) the Extension Content or Review does not infringe any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right of any other party.
Any person or company is welcome to submit extensions for inclusion in the JED. There are some basic rules that all extensions must comply with to qualify for inclusion. Failure to comply may result in the removal of content. By submitting any form of content, you acknowledge these basic rules.
If a developer changes the listing from free to paid or paid to free, all votes and reviews made before the change will be removed.
If an extensions requires any form of payment or trade to download it must be listed as "Paid". Any extension that bridges to a commercial service and requires a payment to function must be listed as "Paid".
Entries and Developer Sites must comply with the current Joomla! Trademark Policy and not use the Joomla! mark or logo in an unauthorized manner.
See the Forked Extensions document for more information.
The JED and/or OSM will take the following action for any violation of these Terms, as determined in its sole discretion:
See the support and dispute resolution document for more information. (Currently in-work)
The listings and reviews listed in the JED have been submitted by the community and are for general informational purposes only. Listings do not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Joomla or OSM.
Because the listings and reviews are provided by others, Joomla, OSM, and the JED team cannot be held liable for accuracy of the information. Visitors wishing to verify that the information is correct should contact the parties responsible for creating the content of the resource.
The information on this website is presented "as is" without warranty of any kind. OSM disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. In no event shall OSM be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, direct, special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue or loss of use, arising out of your use of this site, even if OSM has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or limitations on liability. Accordingly, the above limitations may not apply to you. OSM and the JED team reserves the right at any time to modify, suspend or discontinue the JED (or any part thereof) with or without notice, and we are not liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or interruption in services.
Any dispute with respect to the JED shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, excluding its conflicts of the laws and rules. All visitors to the JED submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts of the State of Maryland.
These terms of service may be changed with 30 days notice. Continuing to use the JED after such a notice indicates that you have accepted the new rules. Any new policy changes will be posted on the Joomla! Forum and/or The Joomla! Community Portal before being implemented, and the JED Team will notify all those who have current listings on the JED of any rule change via email. It is your responsibility to keep your contact email up-to-date.
You can find additional information and help by visiting the JED Joomla Documentation. Any questions about these terms of service should be made in the Extensions Directory Forum or through a Support Ticket.