PartnershipsAKA the page where I do away with being professional because basically nobody will come here anyway so I want to treat those who do to a bit of lighthearted reading material.
What Are Partnerships
First of all, we're glad you're here and that you want to include our info in your project. It's always a good time when people want to help in our fight against misinformation. But let's not waste time here, we're all busy people so here's how things work around these parts:
Partnerships are essentially just a fancy way for us to say "You're allowed to use our data based on the terms of our agreement". There is not a lot to it but being a Clarity Partner does provide direct access to us in our Discord server and a private channel where you can talk with the maintainers of Clarity. You also gain access to a partners-only discord channel where you can discuss things with other partners or ask questions in a slightly more public setting.
Partners can also request a custom "converter" for our database that will reformat (text) classes and provide that as a separate source file so that it can be directly used inside your app without first needing to go through another conversion layer on your app's end.
How Partnerships Work
We're quite hands-off with managing partnerships and our demands mirror that approach (because our hands are already full with maintaining the database) but we do have some simple guidelines that we ask developers to respect:
Clearly mark that this information does not come from you or your project and properly credit us in an easily accessible and visible way with the following:
Mark Clarity as the source of the information
Add a link to our website: d2clarity.com
Add a link to our Ko-Fi page (optional but appreciated): ko-fi.com/d2clarity
Do not modify the contents of our database on your end without clearly marking your changes. We will not take any responsibility for any inaccuracies that this might cause
This includes structural changes (that would still make sense and generally stay accurate). Anything that doesn't come directly from us should be marked as such or should be discussed with us in depth before implementing it.
The contents of the database are subject to change at any moment be it due to spelling changes or new information. We strongly suggest implementing an automatic update checker so your project always shows the latest information available. In the absence of this, you should display the provided timestamp of when the information was last updated.
But to make things abundantly clear: Following these guidelines does not authorize you to use the information we provide. As covered in the README of our database repository, this only applies if you manage a small-scale project (think a private Discord bot that is exclusive to your clan so at most 1-200 users). Otherwise, you will need to be a Clarity partner to get the go-ahead from us.
That caveat aside, becoming a partner also opens up the possibility of renegotiating the guidelines above. (But also come on, we really don't ask a lot) Being a partner is also going to make everything more convenient for both of us so it's a win-win (I think?).
So how to become a partner then? Simple:
Join our Discord Server
Grab your member role by acknowledging the server rules in the #rules channel
Head to the #support-and-partnerships channel and open a 'Partner Application' ticket
Introduce your app and why you'd like to partner and wait for a response from one of the maintainers of Clarity
Everything else will be handled in the Clarity Discord Server from this point on. We look forward to hearing from you!