Terms of Service

This agreement will become legally binding once Lightingale Community becomes a legally-registered non-profit organization.

As of 6th Oct 2023, these terms are not yet in effect.

In this agreement...

  • The term "you" or "your" refer to "the user".
  • The term "we", "us" or "our" refer to Lightingale Community itself and its members.
  • The term "service" or "services" refer to publicly-available listed services hosted on behalf of Lightingale Community. The list is available here.

By accessing content or using the services provided by the Lightingale Community, you agree to the following terms. Specific services will apply amendments to fit their specific needs.

Any material changes to these terms will be publicly notified via our Mastodon and our Telegram channel at least 7 days prior. If you wish to exercise your right to reject such changes, you can file complaints to us, or stop using the service altogether.


  • We reserve the right to modify the service, including but not limited to changing certain features and updating the related software.

  • We reserve the right to terminate your access to some or all of our services.

  • We may deny access to certain services based on the geographic location of your immediate connection.

  • We will attempt to prevent disruptions, defects and losses of data in our offered services, but despite our best efforts, we do not and can not guarantee availability of all times, and we are not responsible for materials served by us. Our service comes with absolutely no warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law. You are solely responsible for your use of service.

The service

This section is defined in different services we offer to the public.


Lightingale Community is powered fully by and produces FOSS, fit under the definition set by the Free Software Foundation. Further acknowledgements may be made in README files when we use software projects that require them.

Our content

Except for software, unless stated otherwise explicitly, content belongs to us is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 License. Our members hold the rights of content they produced.

Your content

This section applies to services offering UGC.

You hold the rights to your own content, but you give us a license when submitting your content to us. Upon submission, you permit us to do the following to your submitted content. These terms are world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferrable and perpetual.

  • To store and display your content, you permit us to use, copy, store, distribute your content in ways consistent with your use of the services.
  • To adapt your content for use of different platforms by different users with various backgrounds, you permit us to monitor, modify, translate and reformat your content.
  • For public availability, you permit us to publish, publicly perform, or publicly display your content, if you've chosen to make it visible to others.
  • To allow our services to work as intended, you permit us to sublicense your content.

We reserve the right to block, remove or wipe your content if in breach with these terms or other terms in effect.

Acceptable usage

As a user of services offered by us, you agree to adhere to our acceptable usage policy. Violations of AUP will result in a termination, and may result in your data made available to law enforcement agencies.

We encourage you to report abuses of our services with proof. We accept reports made via email at abuse (at) ltgc (dot) cc.


This section is subject to changes as our legal status changes.

We are not responsible for fulfilling any additional requirement attached to the donations made to us.

Applicable law

This section is subject to change as our legal status changes.

This section is subject to change as our legal status changes.

Legal contacts may be filed via email to legal (at) ltgc (dot) cc. We do not have a physical location available.