Hello and welcome to DOOIY!
The most important facts in brief
The use of DOOIY is free of charge.
All the guides you find on the platform are subject to an open sharing licence, usually Creative Commons
CC:BY-SA. This means that you can use, distribute and modify the content, but you must always credit the author correctly and any modifications of the content will be published under a similar licence.
Your use of DOOIY and the available guides is at your own discretion and risk.
Be respectful of other users and, where possible, make your own positive contribution to the development of the service.
DOOIY - Our service
DOOIY is a platform of people and organisations around the world who share concrete technical and organisational solutions that can improve the lives of people living in areas with poor infrastructure and economic poverty. Our goal: to enable a new, digital form of empowerment and to build a community that supports and inspires each other. We support a culture of sharing and further development through the use of open sharing licences.
We as a service provider
The company that provides you with the service is Hack Your Shack gGmbH, a non-profit company registered under German law (HRB 232021) with its registered office at Pfarrstr. 90, 10317 Berlin. The company is the owner and operator of DOOIY and hereinafter the pronouns “we”, “us” or “our” refer to the company Hack Your Shack gGmbH.
Who can use DOOIY?
Your use of the service
Rules and restrictions
The use of the Service is subject to certain rules and restrictions. In particular, please note the following when using the Service.
- it is prohibited to use the Service to distribute content that is not in line with the objectives of DOOIY. This includes, but is not limited to, automated content, advertising, pornography, violence, drugs, human trafficking, weapons, commercial content such as contests, sales, solicitations, and other SPAM. It also includes content that spreads misinformation and could harm the health, safety and trust of our users.
- you may not violate the privacy of others by collecting, sharing or otherwise using information, videos or photos that could identify a person or private location unless you have their consent.
- it is forbidden to violate the personal rights and well-being of others by acting in a racist, obscene, offensive, sexist, defamatory, threatening or otherwise unlawful manner (e.g. by sharing such content). DOOIY is a platform to make the world a better place - not a place to offend or harm individuals or groups of people.
- it is forbidden to use the Service to embed advertising and sponsorship - unless there is a separate agreement with us in this regard.
- it is prohibited to damage, restrict, disproportionately burden or interrupt the Service, its technical infrastructure or security-related functions by means of viruses or other measures or to gain unauthorised access to our infrastructure, data and data of third parties.
- it is prohibited to access the Service with automated methods (e.g. robots, botnets or scrapers), except for the purpose of indexing for a public search engine.
You as an author
If you have ideas that you want to share and that fit the theme of DOOIY, you can become an author and host guides on DOOIY and make them accessible to other users. In the following, these ideas will also be referred to as “content” and persons or legal entities who publish content within the framework of DOOIY will be referred to as “authors”.
Publishing on DOOIY is done through an editorial process with our team, at the end of which you give permission for your content to be published under an open sharing licence. Unless otherwise agreed, your guides will be published under a Creative Commons
CC:BY-SA licence. Together we will also create an author profile for you, which will also be published on DOOIY. An author profile includes a text introducing your organisation, your contact details released for publication, your logo if applicable, an image as well as links to your guides and other content that you have explicitly released to us for publication. The open sharing licence does not apply to your author profile.
With your release, you grant us a simple right of use, i.e. we may distribute your instructions, stories, author profile, etc. through our Service as well as remove or edit them at our own discretion or change their use on DOOIY. We will mark content changes according to the agreed open sharing licence and discuss them with you if they are significant in scope. Of course, you retain the copyright to the instructions, stories and components of the author profile that you have created yourself and that you publish with us. The contents remain your responsibility.
The chosen open sharing licence and the right you grant us to distribute, edit and remove refers to all published content, i.e. without exception all texts, photos, graphics, information, videos, audio files, logos, interactive functions, software and any other known or yet to be named works that you create, make available or otherwise make accessible via our Service.
Note: You must not infringe the rights of third parties with your publication, so pay particular attention to copyrighted works, patents, utility models, designs, trademarks or trade secrets. You should not enable or facilitate their infringement with your publication. DOOIY respects the intellectual property rights of others. We expect the same from you and other users and authors.
Rights, liability and updating of the service
Hack Your Shack gGmbH may change, replace or discontinue the Service or any part thereof at any time, with or without notice, in Hack Your Shack gGmbH’s sole discretion.
Content and Licenses
DOOIY is an open sharing platform. This means that all guides on DOOIY are subject to an open sharing licence. Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation that provides a set of standardised, modular open-sharing licences. As a rule, we use the licence
CC:BY-SA 4.0 for all instructions published on DOOIY. For individual works, a different, similar licence may be agreed with the author if required. You can always find out which licence applies to which content near the author information.
We have summarised for you which rights and responsibilities are associated with which open sharing licence on a page with detailed information. We have also linked the corresponding original licence documents there. There are no payments associated with Open Sharing licences.
What does the licence
This means that you may use, distribute, modify and build upon the guides on DOOIY. However, you must always cite the work, the author and the licence appropriately, link to the original guides on DOOIY and state whether you have modified the work, and you must also make your modified instructions available under the same or similar conditions. This means that you must also grant others rights to your work that are comparable to the
Reverse case: If you post a guide, we and all other users of DOOIY are allowed to reuse these guides as we like and to modify the content as long as we mention the licence and your name. This also applies to subsequent users, i.e. persons and legal entities who find your content elsewhere - not on DOOIY. However, new versions of your guides may only be distributed under similar licence conditions (Share Alike - also under
In other words, your instructions remain your instructions and anyone who uses or changes them must always name you as the author. It must also be stated whether your instructions have been changed. There are no payments associated with the issuing of a Creative Commons licence. This means that you do not receive any money for your guide, its use or further use.
Note: Creative Commons licences do not have an expiry date. They cannot be cancelled or terminated. You, as the licenser, cannot revoke, withdraw or time limit the CC licence, as long as the reusers abide by the terms of the licence.
How do you reference a CC-licensed work?
All CC licences require you to reference the original work when redistributing it. You should always cite the title, author, source (with link) and original licence.
Example of a good reference:
“Container Gardening” by Abalimi Bezekhaya (modified).
Link to original instructions (dooiy)
If you use a guide within DOOIY and fork it, we will automatically add the reference.
More information about Creative Commons licences can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/about/cclicenses/
If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please contact the author to resolve the matter amicably. If this is not possible, please contact us so that we can help: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will check the case and if necessary delete the content and block the user. However, you are responsible for the legal enforcement.
We process personal data of users and authors (e.g. names and email addresses) and are therefore considered a separate and independent data controller under EU law for the personal data of users and authors. This means that each party is responsible for the personal data they process to provide the services. For example, if an author inadvertently discloses the name and email address of another user when communicating with that user, the author, not us, is responsible for the unauthorised disclosure.
Third party websites
Termination of the service
As the “normal” use of DOOIY is without registration, you can stop using DOOIY at any time. If you have provided guides to the platform, please write us an email and indicate whether you want your organisation profile and instructions to continue to be available on the platform. Please note that CC licences do not have an expiry date.
After termination, we will retain and use your data as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes or enforce agreements. Unless legally required, we will delete your profile within 90 days. Encrypted backups will not be affected. Your data cannot be restored once your account is deleted. Other content (e.g. comments etc.) will remain on the platform.
Rights you grant us as a service provider
As a service provider, you grant us the right to host, publish and distribute your content. You also grant us and our successors the right to store, archive, analyse, display and make copies of Your Content as necessary to provide the Service. This includes improving the Service over time. You also grant us the right to copy and back up Your Content to our database, to display it to you and other users, to include it in a search index or otherwise analyse it on our servers, to share it with other users and to show it.
The Service Provider retains ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind relating to the Website and the Service. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you under this Agreement or by law.
The DOOIY trademark is protected by copyright (trademark file number at the DPMA 302022232721). You may not duplicate, copy or reuse any part of the code or design elements without the express written permission of the Service Provider. If you wish to use the DOOIY trademark, please use our templates or contact us.
No guarantees on content and service
We provide our Service to you free of charge, “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind. As an ambitious not-for-profit company, we operate the Service with reasonable care and skill and endeavour to correct errors and faults in the Platform in a timely manner. However, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, completeness, availability, security, ownership, non-infringement, defect remediation, freedom from viruses and other harmful software components or suitability of our Service or its content for your purposes. Accordingly, we do not assume any liability or responsibility for any errors, mistakes, inaccuracies, functionality or any personal injury or property damage that you may suffer as a result of or in connection with the use of our Service.
Hack Your Shack gGmbH expressly disclaims warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and warranties arising from course of dealing, usage of trade, or course of dealing.
You agree that we are not responsible or liable for any loss (such as profits, goodwill, data), or damage suffered by you or any third party arising out of the use or publication of your content, unavailability of the Service/content/data, unauthorised access by third parties, software modifications, suspension of the Service or any other actions in connection with the Service. This also applies to our managers, employees, volunteers, contractors, partners, suppliers and instructors.
Our liability is limited whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, and even if any remedy provided in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. We will not be liable for any failure or delay due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
Unless applicable law provides otherwise, this Agreement between you and the Service Provider and your use of or access to the Service shall be governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.