The personal information provided by users in this website (e.g., subscription to newsletters, registration of personal data in databases) will never be published or communicated to third  parties. This information will only be used to communicate news and events related to the DiDIY, and will be inmediately deleted upon request of the user. Anonymous browsing information (see the section on Cookie policy for more details) might be collected with the  purpose of improving the website.

Licensing Policy

All project results are licensed under free licenses, that grant the four freedoms to its users:

  • freedom 0: the freedom to use the work for any purpose;
  • freedom 1: the freedom to study its mechanisms, to be able to modify and adapt it to their own needs;
  • freedom 2: the freedom to make and distribute copies, in whole or in part;
  • freedom 3: the freedom to enhance and/or extend the work and share the result.
The project uses as default license the < href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license (CC BY-SA 4.0), which grants these four freedoms and assures that derivative works are shared under the same conditions. Any other material that is apt for reuse by the project should be under a free license, as listed in < href="http://freedomdefined.org/Licenses">FreedomDefined, or the < href="https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list">FSF free licenses guide, such as:
  • Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)
  • Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
  • Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 PD)
  • GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)
  • GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
  • GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL)
  • CERN Open Hardware License (CERN OHL)
  • < href="http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT">MIT License 
  • Apache License 2.0
  • Modified BSD License
  • Mozilla Public License 2.0
Any databases with research data that may be developed during the project will be licensed under a specific open data license such as explained < href="http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/">here. Specific database licenses are needed in Europe, as the European Union has a Database Directive (< href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_Directive">Wikipedia ) which issues additional copyright over databases, unlike in many other jurisdictions. We observe that many consider this an unnecessary enclosure of the public domain.

Usage  of the project logo

The project logo (and confidential information not made public) is the only project result that doesn't fall under the project's licensing policy. The logo is the visual identifier of the project and the project wishes to treat it with special care. We encourage anyone to talk about the project and usage of the logo in general is allowed, but with the following guidelines (greatly inspired by < href="http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_policy">Wikimedia's Trademark Policy):
  • YES, please...!
You have the right to use the project logo to:
· Truthfully describe the project;
· Accurately report news;
· Create artistic, literary and political works or link to the project website(s). 
Please always comply with the < href="http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Visual_identity_guidelines">Visual Identity Guidelines.
  • YES, but first...
check with the project (link to contact form):
· for events and conferences , 
· publications, movies and TV shows, 
· for things that you want to sell, and 
· other uses. 
  • Sorry, NO.
Not for linking to non-project websites, or creating mimicking websites, or otherwise misleading others.
Our Cookies Policy
After August 31st, 2017:
Since the Project ended on June 30th, 2017, on September 1st 2017 the whole DiDIY website has been converted to a static form. No cookies are generated, transmitted or stored anymore by/on the DiDIY web server. Since the website theme uses Google fonts, cookies by those servers are outside our control, and are regulated by the standard Google terms of use and policies.
Until August 31st, 2017:
Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you. This site only uses "First party cookies": that is cookies directly generated and used by our website management software, for the only purpose of distinguishishing between anonymous and logged-in visitors, and manage access rights accordingly, for example to understand if a specific user can publish a blog post or not. These cookies are generated and processed automatically, without any intervention or analysis of the webmasters, nor are they shared with other parties.