Terms of Service

For legal reasons, there are multiple identical sets of the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy documents, as they are contracts with different parties. The documents here on the Login Site of Edgeryders Communities are a contract with Edgeryders OÜ, and the documents on a specific community site are a contract with the operator of that community site, as mentioned in the documents there. By accepting the documents on the Login Site, you also accept the identical documents on the community site that sent you here for login / signup.

The communities.edgeryders.eu website is authored by its contributors and maintained by Edgeryders OÜ. This page acts as a single point of entry for information about: legal status of Edgeryders OÜ; licensing; data protection; data retention; third-party applications and other boilerplate stuff.


1. Company information

2. Disclaimer

3. Content licensing

4. Name and logo use

5. Shared ownership of community projects

6. Community Guidelines

7. Consent; Changes to this document

1. Company information

Company name Edgeryders OÜ
Place of registration Estonia
Company number, Tax ID 14213857
VAT ID EE101972833
E-Mail address contact@edgeryders.eu
Registered address Pärnu mnt 158/2-88, 11317 Tallinn, Estonia

Since Edgeryders is a transnational company by nature, we use our registered address for regulatory purposes only. If you want to send physical letters, documents or items, do not use this address as they will be discarded by the operators of the registry. Please request a mailing address from the concerned member of Edgeryders OÜ directly.

For more information about the company, see the company manual, section “1. Company information”.

2. Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in this website and all websites maintained by Edgeryders, are the responsibility of their author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Edgeryders OÜ as a company, its management board members, or that of organisations cooperating with it.

3. Content licensing

3.1. Licensing of single contributions

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This applies to both content by Edgeryders as a company and third-party content.

By posting on this site, visitors agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.


This licence grant applies to all submissions, both textual submissions in forms and to files uploaded to our servers, including images. For uploaded files however, users may alternatively choose to apply one of the following:

For the avoidance of doubt, caching of this site is permitted by a service provider acting in the normal course of its business as provided for in the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002.

3.2. Licensing of the whole database

You are not permitted to download the whole Edgeryders database. The aggregate data on this Edgeryders.eu site is protected by the Council of the European Union Directive 96/9/EC of 11 March 1996. Edgeryders data may not be extracted either in full or in part without express written consent of Edgeryders. Researchers who want access, please contact us.

3.3. Credits for third-party content

(none yet for communities.edgeryders.eu)

4. Name and logo use

You are free – and in fact encouraged – to use the Edgeryders name and logo, and associate yourself with it. You do not need to ask permission: blanket permission is encoded in the license. For example, if it makes sense for you do to so, there is nothing wrong with attending a conference and introducing yourself as “Jane Doe, Edgeryders”. In some circumstances this might add some value, for example if you apply for funding for your own project and want to claim international connections.

To do this, you can use the Edgeryders red logo when you are speaking for/as the community, e.g. participating in debates, presentations … but not for business. You cannot use the Edgeryders blue logo unless you are working with Edgeryders OÜ (have a valid contract with the company, signed by the management board). If you want to set up your own Edgeryders organisation, you are free to do so with the only restriction that the name, domain name(s) and visual branding you give it are different enough from the Edgeryders Community and Edgeryders OÜ names, domain names and logos to avoid confusion about who people are dealing with. For example, at one point there was an organisation called “Edgeryders Sweden”, and that was fine. Edgeryders OÜ welcomes the opportunity to federate with like-minded initiatives. Again, you do not need permission to set up your own Edgeryders organisation.

5. Shared ownership of community projects

“Don’t fight. Fork.”

Oftentimes it happens that projects showcased on Edgeryders gain new partners, extra resources and new directions. Edgeryders OÜ might itself decide that it wants to partner up with them. If this happens to your project, the usual rules of communally developed initiatives apply: acknowledge the help you get, be mindful of the goals and feelings of those helping you, maintain a clear social contract with them. We recommend preserving and honouring the freedom to fork: if a group, or community, cannot agree anymore on where to go, the dissidents are encouraged to fork and make their own iteration of the project rather than fight for control of the original one. Forks should be named so as to be clearly distinguishable from the original branch.

6. Community Guidelines

6.1. Introduction

Edgeryders Communities accounts are intended for people to cooperate within and across projects trying to build a better world. The word “better” has here a fairly broad range of meaning, as defined by every participating forum for itself :slight_smile: Note that each community of the Edgeryders Communities network is run independently and by a different entity, but all of them share the same rules so that you only have to read them once.

These Community Guidelines are here to help you understand what it means to be a member of Edgeryders Communities.

These guidelines are inspired from those of Flickr; thanks @johncoate for pointing them out to us.

6.2. Things to do

  • Play nice. We’re a global community of many types of people, who all want to feel safe and comfortable in this space and who may not think what you think, believe what you believe, or see what you see. So, be polite and respectful in your interactions with other members.

  • Only upload content that you have created. Respect the copyright of others. This means don’t steal content that other people have shared and pass it off as your own; use links, quotation marks and whatever other sign you deem appropriate to acknowledge people’s authorship.

  • Enjoy Edgeryders! This is your community. Celebrate your creativity and smarts, be social and share what’s important to you. See the world through others’ eyes, participate, find your mentors, and expand your horizons!

6.3. Things not to do

  • Here’s the deal: We like to give second chances. However, when we discover you stepping across any of the lines listed below, we will take action, which may mean deleting your account with or without warning.

  • Don’t upload anything that isn’t yours or licensed as open content. Copyright and all that.

  • Don’t upload content that is illegal or prohibited. If we find you doing that, your account will be deleted and we’ll take appropriate action, which may include reporting you to the authorities.

  • Don’t vent your frustrations, rant, insult, or bore the brains out of others. Edgeryders is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, spam, impersonate, or intimidate others. If we receive a valid complaint about your conduct, we’ll send you a warning or delete your account.

  • Don’t be creepy. You know the guy. Don’t be that guy.

6.4. In Conclusion

If you don’t feel that you can abide by our Community Guidelines as outlined above, maybe Edgeryders Communities isn’t for you. We’ve crafted these guidelines to ensure that everyone within the Edgeryders Communities has a good time.

You may also want to check out our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you ever have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to drop us a line.

7. Consent; Changes to this document

By using this Site and all other sites maintained by Edgeryders, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site.

We reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use from time to time. We will alert you to relevant changes by updating the contents of this page. You can see the full history of changes, including the date of the latest version, by looking at the version history of this page (click the pen icon to the right above the page text area).