Content License

The information on this website falls into several distinct groups. Their licensing terms are different, please see the details below. Please read this page and the documents it refers to thoroughly.

Place Descriptions, Reviews, Other Contributed Content

Creative Commons License
The content created and edited by members is governed by Creative Commons license.
Here is the license overview, please see the link for legal details:
You are free:
  • to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
  • to make derivative works
Under the following conditions:
Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.
Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.

Attribution Details

Place descriptions are by their nature created and edited collaboratively. We list all members who contributed to an article on the article "changes history" page. When you attribute your derived work you have an option to either link to the full original article URL (or its specific revision that you have actually used) or, if you are using the article for an off-line work, you can literally re-print the article URL in your work. It is also acceptable, although not recommended, to link or refer to the main page and to provide the title of the place you have derived your work from.

If unsure please don't hesitate to contact us.

Noncommercial Use Only

The main purpose of this additional restriction is to limit the creation of spam-filled clones of We are not truly opposed to using our content in legitimate, value adding projects that follow other conditions of this license. Please contact us if you feel your project falls into that category and we will most likely grant you an exception.

Fair Use of Technical Resources

Even though you may have legal rights to use our content provided by this license, this does not mean that you have a right to use automated technical tools to download the site's content at a rate greater than average member would normally view pages. The reason for this restriction is to make sure we provide fair service to everyone.

We reserve the right to use any technical tools at our disposal to block access if we discover any abuse.

Derived Data, Linkage, Statistics &'s Own Content

All content that is not created explicitly by members of is copyright © This includes all derived data, statistics, designs, link structure, database relations, etc.

It is very likely that at some future point we will open up most of that data through some free publicly available API in good traditions of Web 2.0, but until this is decided we reserve all rights to derived content other than the typical website usage rights you have.