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Attribution:

We subscribe to the general policy described  by Stack Overflow ( https://stackoverflow.blog/2009/06/25/attribution-required/ ) written by Jeff Atwood:

"All the content contributed to this or other related sites is cc-wiki (aka cc-by-sa) licensed, intended to be shared and remixed

But our cc-wiki licensing, while intentionally permissive, does require attribution.

Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

I thought it was pretty clear what “attribution” meant, but given the semi-scammy way the content is popping up in some seedier areas of the internet, maybe not:

(there may be others; these are just the ones I know about)

So let me clarify what we mean by attribution. If you republish this content, we require that you:

  1. Visually indicate that the content is from Industrial Automation or the Industrial Automation network in some way. It doesn’t have to be obnoxious; a discreet text blurb is fine.

  2. Hyperlink directly to the original question on the source site (e.g.,http://industrial-automation.net/ia/ask) - [our example]

  3. Show the author names for every question and answer

  4. Hyperlink each author name directly back to their user profile page on the source site (e.g., http://industrial-automation.net/ia/user/Support ) [our example]

By “directly”, I mean each hyperlink must point directly to our domain in standard HTML visible even with JavaScript disabled, and not use a tinyurl or any other form of obfuscation or redirection. Furthermore, the links must not be nofollowed.

This is about the spirit of fair attribution. Attribution to the website, and more importantly, to the individuals who so generously contributed their time to create that content in the first place!

Anyway, I hope that clears up any confusion — feel free to remix and reuse to your heart’s content, as long as a good faith effort is made to attribute the content! "

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The company, product and service names used in this web site are for identification purposes only. All trademarks, service marks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SIEMENS®SIMATIC® , WinCC are registered trademarks of SIEMENS in the United States and in other countries.

All other trademarks, service marks or registered Trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Terms of Service:

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability. While Industrial Automation uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. Industrial Automation does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. Industrial Automation  has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided by others, including User Content.

USE OF Industrial Automation webpages IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” NEITHER Industrial Automation NOR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATED OR RELATED COMPANIES, NOR ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OF ANY OF THEM, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING Industrial Automation, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH Industrial Automation webpages, AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF Industrial Automation websites OR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICES. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES Industrial Automation  WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. Industrial Automation  AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY.

Industrial Automation CONTAINS FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. Industrial Automation DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE Industrial Automation webpages. ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

IN NO EVENT SHALL Industrial Automation  OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RELATED TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE CONTENT OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL Industrial Automation OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Industrial Automation, each of its affiliated companies, and each of their respective partners, suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, contractors and agents, and sub-licensees from any and all claims (including but not limited to claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy and intellectual property infringement) and damages (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) arising from or relating to any allegation regarding: (1) your use of Industrial Automation webpages; (2) Industrial Automation’s Company’s use of any User Content or information you provide, as long as such use is not inconsistent with this Agreement; (3) information or material provided through your Registration Account, even if not posted by you; and (4) any violation of this Agreement by you.

International UsersIndustrial Automation websites are controlled, operated and administered by Industrial Automation  from its offices within the United States. Industrial Automation  makes no representation that materials or Content available through Industrial Automation webpages are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use Industrial Automation webpages or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access Industrial Automation webpages from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

Modifying these TermsIndustrial Automation  reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing these Terms of Service. Your continued use of Industrial Automation webpages after the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Your use of this site prior to the time these Terms of Service were posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service that applied at the time of your use.

Discontinuation of ServiceIndustrial Automation  may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of Industrial Automation webpages, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. Industrial Automation  may deny access to any Registered Member or other user at any time for any reason. In addition, Industrial Automation may at any time transfer rights and obligations under this Agreement to any affiliate, subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires Industrial Automation or any of their assets.

Choice of Law. These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to Industrial Automation must be filed in a federal or state court located in Missouri.

Statute of Limitations. You agree to file any claim regarding any aspect of this site or these Terms of Service within six months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim. No Class Actions. You agree no claim subject to these Terms of Service may be brought as a class action.

Severability. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

No Waiver. Any failure of Industrial Automation  to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

Section Titles. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

Termination. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to Industrial Automation , and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.

Conflicts. In the case of a conflict between these terms and the terms of any electronic or machine readable statement or policy (for example, a P3P electronic privacy policy), these Terms of Service shall control. Similarly, in case of a conflict between these terms and our Privacy Policy, these Terms of Service control.

No Joint Venture, Partnership, or Agency Relationship.  No joint venture, partnership or agency relationship exists between you and Industrial Automation .  These Terms of Service, our Privacy Policy, any uses of the Web site by You, and any information, products, or services provided by Industrial Automation  to you in connection with this Web site does not create and shall not be construed to create a joint venture, partnership or agency relationship between you and Industrial Automation.

Additionally, please check this link regarding the Privacy Policy:

http://industrial-automation.net/ia/2/Privacy-policy

asked Jun 19 by Support (150 points)  
edited Jun 19 by Support
   

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