Terms and conditions of use and privacy policy

The Auravana Project is an open source and free shared (i.e., free source) project operating under a CC BY 4.0 License.

The Auravana Project reserves the right, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of both the Terms and Conditions of Use, information contained on the site and all our open source creations. Changes will be effective when posted on the Site with no other notice provided. Please check these Terms and Conditions of Use, and all other content on this site, and all our open source creations for updates. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these Terms and Conditions, content of this site, and all our open source creations, constitutes your acceptance of those changes. Please contact us if you have any questions.


By using The Auravana Project and any services therein, “you” grant a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable right and license to use and adapt all user submissions and user content for the purposes of developing, distributing, providing, improving, and promoting the Project and/or its services to everyone on the planet; the Project is open source. In addition, users of and contributors to the project may make all content in the Project available to the public for use and adaptation.

Access, user submissions, and user content

If “you” access, participate or contribute to the project in any way via any medium through any channel via any connection, or through the initiation or reception of any connection, “you” permit The Auravana Project to use, store, display, reproduce, save, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute, to make any changes to, deletions from, and/or additions to your content, and to use it at The Auravana Project’s sole, absolute, and unfettered discretion, as well as the sole, absolute, and unfettered discretion of everyone else on the planet.

If “you” contribute to the project, “you” are agreeing to allow your claimed work to enter the public domain as P0 (or, CC0) content. The project operates under a CC BY 4.0 because that is the lowest common denominator license used by other projects working on this direction. To use their content, The Auravana Project releases its content under a CC BY 4.0 License. Some of the content The Auravana Project releases is CC0 (or, P0). To contribute, “you” must agree to a CC0 (or, P0) release of “your” work.

“Your” contributions must be “your” own, or legally permissible, and “you” must have the “right” or “rights” to that which you contribute. If “you” contribute the work of another who subsequently engages in legal action, then “you” will be held accountable and “you” will be responsible for all damages. “You” shall only contribute work that is legally permissible to be contributed by “you”.

Other content

Content used from other projects and organizations not covered by user submission and user content shall maintain the license of the originating project or organization.

Intellectual Property

To use content from The Auravana Project while excluding others’ ability to use it goes against our philosophy, purpose, and goals. In accordance with our open source philosophy you agree to not use any materials gathered from this site as part of any current or future patent claim in any jurisdiction unless you are improving upon our materials with an original idea and explicitly waive all claims to our materials’ invention and protection in all documentation. “You” grant The Auravana Project the right to freely use and distribute any derivational content, including all derivative works, per the remainder of these terms and conditions, and without any necessity for exchange, including money, credits, or property of any kind.

For the avoidance of doubt, and more specifically, both parties agree that all intellectual property rights and database rights, whether registered or unregistered, in the Site, information content on the Site, all documentation and content therein, and all the website and specification design, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, software, photos, video, music, sound, and all our open source creations, shall remain at all times freely accessible and available without any form of exchange to The Auravana Project and its contributors.


You agree to be entirely responsible for your use of any/all content of whatever nature derived from this site and all our open source creations and agree to hold us free of any/all liability arising from your use or misuse of the contents derived therefrom. By accessing the website and/or using the its content or specifications “you” agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Auravana Project and all contributors and participants and successors from any and all claims, demands, losses, causes of action, damage, lawsuits, liabilities, disputes, suits, claims, proceedings, costs and expenses, judgments, including attorneys’ fees and costs. “You” hereby release The Auravana Project, all contributors and participants, and their successors from claims, demands, any and all losses, damages, rights, and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death, and property damage that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from any Auravana Project creation(s), design(s), web content, etc. and the use or access thereof.

Accessibility of website

Our aim is to ensure accessibility to the website at all times, however we make no representation of that nature and reserve the right to terminate the website at any time and without notice. You accept that service interruption may occur in order to allow for website improvements, scheduled maintenance, or may also be due to outside factors beyond our control, to which we shall not be liable.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

You further agree to waive all injunctive relief and to limit any monetary damages sought to a maximum of US $1,000 (one thousand US dollars) should a dispute arise from your breach of these Terms of Use.

Cookie Policy for European State GDPR Compliance

This site uses cookies to make your browsing experience more convenient, provide social media features, and analyse traffic. Cookies store useful information on your computer to help us serve fonts and acquire user analytics. Cookies are essential to providing full functionality to the site. By accessing this site, you consent to the use of cookies. By using our websites, you are consenting to our use of cookies. If you do not agree to our use of cookies in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly, disable the cookies that we use or not use our websites at all. If you disable the cookies we use, this may impact your user experience while on the website (e.g, the display of fonts).

Privacy Policy for European State GDPR Compliance

The Auravana Project is an open source, CC 3.0 project per the remainder of this policy. All user submitted content made available to the Auravana Project is content made available under this license. All information submitted to, or through, the Project has no expectation of privacy, is  public and shareable to everyone, even if it is not made immediately public (or shared immediately). All information collected could be used for any purpose (because this is a societal building project unifing all domains of living). The Project only requires the minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the purpose of your interaction with the Project.

The legal basis for processing personal data:

  • Personal data category — Legal basis
  • Email address and name (Contact webpage) — Legitimate interest
  • Personal identifying information to generally include name, postal address, and other personal details (Online registration) — Legitimate interest
  • User submissions and User content (Team Comms. and Contact webpage) — Legitimate interest
  • Cookie analytics (website functioning, social media, traffic analytics) — Legitimate interest
  • Others

In addition to the uses described above, the project uses your information in the following ways:

  • To conduct analytics.
  • To respond to your inquiries related to support, opportunities, and other requests.
  • To provide the products and services you request.
  • To improve the design of society by including it in a public, common, open source design specification for the next iteration of society.
  • To share with the public.
  • To add to and modify the system being designed and produced by this open source project.

How the project collects your information (different methods are used):

  • Direct interactions (e.g., email, contact page, forum) and indirect interactions (e.g., surveys), by communicating on, through, or to the project, or to one of its contributors.
  • Automated technologies or computer interactions. As you interact with the Project and the Project’s website, it may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. The project collects this personal information by using cookies, [server logs] and other similar technologies. [We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing these cookies.] Cookies (You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.)

How the project stores your information (different methods are used):

  • Your information is stored on email servers and personal computers. “You” accept that any information you make available to the Project or its contributors may be made available to the public at any time – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

How “you” can access and control the information collected:

  • “You” accept that upon submission of any information to, or through, the Project “you” waive all rights to the control of that information. In all interactions with the Project, there is no expectation of privacy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on: 28 May 2018.

The Project may change the privacy policy and practices over time. The Project will not notify “you” of such changes unless legally required.

Contact Form Compliance for European State GDPR Compliance

The contact webpage, including contact form therein, is used to collect personal information (name and email) so that project coordinators can contact “you”.

Standard operating procedures

The projects standard operating procedures are available on the Project Procedures page.

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