About Us

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Wikirating is a worldwide independent, transparent and collaborative rating organization. It offers an open, editable centralized place for all credit rating related topics, and credit ratings for countries, corporations and other financial products. Wikirating unites rating experts, economists and normal people, similar to Wikipedia, but with a stronger and stricter peer review concept.

The Wikirating Portal is financed and operated by the Wikirating Association. All back office operations (maintenance, site administration, features development and implementation), as well the front office activities (communication, marketing) are performed by members of the association and voluntary contributors. Every contributor is welcome to join Wikirating to build up and extend the content and the functionalities of the platform.

Contact

Wikirating Association
Viaduktstrasse 93
CH-8005 Zürich
Switzerland

E-Mail: contact@wikirating.net

Bank Account:
Zuercher Kantonalbank
BIC (SWIFT): ZKBKCHZZ80A
IBAN: CH20 0070 0110 0044 7049 6

History

The idea of Wikirating, a transparent and collaborative world rating platform, was initiated in spring 2010 by Dorian Credé – in the middle of the world financial and economic crisis. Shortly after Erwan Salembier joined Dorian to help building up a community for Wikirating.

Wikipedia article of Wikirating
Wikipedia article of Wikirating

Wikipedia is the model for Wikirating, that is an internet platform allowing free contributions, data corrections and consultation – self-controlled and regulated by the community, but with a stronger peer-review concept. The open source software MediaWiki, which is also used by Wikipedia, perfectly fulfills most of the needs of Wikirating.

The first prototype of the platform has been offline developed until July 2010. A little bit more than one year later the Wikirating platform was launched on 3. October 2011.

In February 2012 Erwan left Wikirating by mutual consent, and in November 2012 a strategic alliance with the US not-for-profit rating provider Public Sector Credit Solutions (PSCS) was concluded. In January 2013 the Swiss non-profit Wikirating Association was founded.

Since the official launch Wikirating received a substantial worldwide attention, it was mentioned in more than 50 international press releases in 18 countries – beneath Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), Financial Times (Germany) and Financial Post (Canada) – see http://wikirating.org/wiki/Wikirating:Press.

See also the Wikipedia article about Wikirating

Legal

Limitation of liability for internal content
The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

We as a service provider are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, we as a service provider are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

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Data protection
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We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

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