RitchieSpecs terms of use

General Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability


Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers does not guarantee the validity or accuracy of the information found here. All information provided on this site is to be used at the sole risk of the user, and contains no implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. Neither Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers nor any of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with the RitchieSpecs website in any way whatsoever can be responsible for your use of or reliance upon the information contained in or linked from these web pages for any purpose whatsoever. By using this site, you expressly agree to waive any and all claims or demands whatsoever against such parties arising in any way, directly or indirectly, from your use of the information contained on this website.

No Contract; Limited License Only

By using this site you acknowledge that the information provided here is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or other users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual RitchieSpecs contributors, any project administrators or anyone else who is in any way connected with this project. You are being granted a limited license to use the information contained on this site, but such limited license does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

Copyright, Trademarks and Service Marks

Copyright © Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated - All Rights Reserved. The content, text, graphics, and code included in this electronic web site, together with all rights of copyright, are exclusively owned and reserved by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated. No part of this web site may be reproduced, distributed, publicly displayed, publicly performed, or adapted or modified, in any form or medium, whether by electronic transmission or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated. RITCHIESPECS, RITCHIEWIKI, RITCHIE BROS. AUCTIONEERS, RITCHIE BROS., RB, RBA, RBAUCTION and RBAUCTION.COM, together with any associated designs, are trademarks and service marks of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, and may not be used without prior written consent.

Privacy and Use of Personal Information

All personal information submitted to or collected by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in connection with your use of the RitchieSpecs website will be handled in accordance with our formal Privacy Statement, available at www.rbauction.com.

If you only read the RitchieSpecs website, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general. If you contribute to RitchieSpecs website, you will be identified as the author of all submitted content. Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and in aggregated forms published by other users.

If you are logged into RitchieSpecs, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym, whatever user name you selected when you created your account. If you have not logged in, you will be identified by your network IP address. This is a series of four numbers which identifies the Internet address from which you are contacting the wiki. Depending on your connection, this number may be traceable only to a large Internet service provider, or specifically to your school, place of business, or home. It may be possible that the origin of this IP address could be used in conjunction with any interests you express implicitly or explicitly by editing articles to identify you even by private individuals. It may be either difficult or easy for a motivated individual to connect your network IP address with your real-life identity. Therefore if you are very concerned about privacy, you may wish to log in and publish under a pseudonym.

In all cases, your IP address will be stored on the wiki servers and can be seen by RitchieSpec’s server administrators. Your IP address, and its connection to any usernames that share it may be released under certain circumstances (see below).

The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.

Policy on release of data derived from page logs

It is the policy of RitchieSpecs that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs, or through records in the database via the CheckUser feature, may be released by the system administrators or users with CheckUser access, in the following situations:

  • In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement
  • With permission of the affected user
  • Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers
  • Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of RitchieSpecs users or the public.