Terms of Use

Small Wars Foundation and its affiliates (“we”) operate the website Small Wars Journal to publish material (“SWJ Works”) for the benefit of our professional community. Our site also includes visitor-generated content, such as that in visitor comments and in posts in the Small Wars Council discussion board (“SWC”), not considered "SWJ works" and addressed separately below.

All content is provided as is without warranty or further representation. No opinion or fact statement may be relied upon without further investigation on your part sufficient to satisfy you in your independent judgment that it is true. You may also be interested in reviewing our Editorial Policy.

Original SWJ Works are copyrighted by Small Wars Foundation and licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-Share Alike 3.0 license.  All other rights are reserved. You may view a human-readable summary or the Legal Code (full license).

SWJ supports the broader Small Wars community’s legitimate use of original SWJ works through the privileges granted by that license.  That’s the whole reason why we exist and why we grant such a generous license. Please see our Rights & Permissions page for more information on details of use under that license, or permission requests for other usage.

SWJ may make use of others' works in compliance with their terms of use when published, specific grants of permission, and/or generally accepted fair use.  If you are the copyright owner of material that you feel we are using inappropriately, contact us with your specific concerns so that we may address them.

Some material presented in SWJ may be subject to copyrights of other parties.  We take reasonable care to note it as such, include original source information, or use terms such as "reprinted with permission" that are indicators the work is not an original SWJ work. Re-use of such material is guided by the originator’s terms, not SWJ’s.

For member-generated content, including but not limited to SWC and blog comments, you acknowledge that we do not control the information available on the bulletin boards and other user and member generated pages and that any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content presented or disseminated on any bulletin board or on any other user or member generated pages are those of their respective authors who are solely liable for their content. From time to time we monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, and other user and member generated pages on the site, but are under no obligation to do so.  You may also contact us to report inappropriate material or use the reporting features within the site.  We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the bulletin boards or on any other user or member generated pages, and to suspend, ban, or terminate the account of any user.  Our failure to exercise that right does not in any way constitute a waiver of that right, or endorsement or approval of any member-generated material.

These terms are subject to change and should be reviewed regularly.  They are effective when published, unless otherwise specified.