Longevity Wiki:General disclaimer

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    Longewiki is an online open-content collaborative encyclopedia about longevity; that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of human knowledge. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to alter its content. Please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate, or reliable information.

    That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in Longewiki; much of the time you will. However, Longewiki cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized, or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.


    Longevity contains articles on many medical topics; however, no warranty is made that any of the articles are accurate. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained or cited in an article touching on medical matters is true, correct, precise, or up-to-date. The overwhelming majority of such articles are written, in part or in whole, by non-professionals. Even if a statement made about medicine is accurate, it may not apply to you or your symptoms.

    The medical information provided on Longevity is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional (for instance, a qualified doctor/physician, nurse, pharmacist/chemist, and so on). Longevity is not a doctor.

    None of the individual contributors, system operators, developers, sponsors of Longevity, nor anyone else connected to Longevity can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information presented on this web site.

    Nothing on Longevity.com should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a medical opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of medicine.

    No formal peer review[edit source]

    Our active community of editors uses tools such as the Special:RecentChanges and Special:NewPages feeds to monitor new and changing content. However, Longewiki is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or engage in casual peer review, they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. Even articles that have been vetted by informal peer review or featured article processes may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.

    None of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with Longewiki in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

    No contract; limited license[edit source]

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    Jurisdiction and legality of content[edit source]

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    Not professional advice[edit source]

    If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial, or risk management), please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.