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✒ Beyond participation in the development of the encyclopedia, visitors can contribute to the maintenance and improvement of our services by providing financial support to the project. Our project is independent and does not rely on any subsidies or financial support from a parent organization. The free availability of our work being a fundamental value of our project, access to the site is not paid and is not intended to become so. The encyclopedia can only thrive with the cooperation of those who demonstrate an interest in its activities.

✒ Consequently, if our project is pleasing and/or useful to you and you want to see it endure and grow, if you believe that all work deserves compensation and you share our values and interests, we invite you to support our work. Thank you for considering the possibility of making a donation, either one-time or recurring, and thus becoming a free subscriber, or even a patron, of this encyclopedia.

● Although the encyclopedia must remain free and although the project is committed to continuing its expansion at least as long as its main authors are able to carry out their task, we encourage those who feel concerned but hesitant to make the choice to support us, and this, for the reasons previously mentioned. To this end, we remain at your disposal for further information or to receive your comments and suggestions.

✒ We prioritise the use of donations according to the following levels :

Unavoidable expenses: donations are primarily allocated to paying for and improving the server (Shared server Infomaniak, payment at the end of June, beginning of July) hosting the encyclopedia.

2023-2024 : 0/90 €

Operating expenses: secondly, in addition to this fixed cost, several indirect expenses are generated by our activity in order to produce high-quality content. We must, on the one hand, occasionally travel with all the associated expenses that this may imply, and on the other hand, purchase or replace equipment, including books and, more opportunistically, photographic or computer equipment.

Compensation for participants: finally, a number of people contribute their time, energy, and skills to the project. In the event of a surplus, donations may be used to offer compensation to regular contributors. Additionally, larger-scale projects may incur more significant expenses, and in the absence of collaborators with the required skills, we cannot rule out the need to occasionally hire professionals.

✒ To make a donation, we have two payment methods :

● The first method is by bank card and SEPA direct debit, via the association Liberapay, which uses the online payment platform Stripe.

↳ The principles of this French association align, in many respects, with the philosophy we defend, particularly through its non-profit nature (the fees related to the banking operator of around 3% are, of course, unavoidable), the flexibility left to the donor, and an open-source code. For the donor, only a Liberapay account is required, and several tools allow them to manage their donations in the best possible way.

● The second method involves the most well-known cryptocurrency, namely Bitcoin. This method also seems to respect many of our ethical imperatives.

↳ Depending on the feedback we receive, we will consider the possibility of extending the payment methods to other cryptocurrencies.

Version: 2.0 (eng.ver.: 1.0)
Upd : 10/06/2024 (eng.ver: June 7, 2024)