Access to Data and any other content within the MPAtlas Database (the “MPAtlas") as made available through the MPAtlas.org website is provided on the understanding that you read and consent to be bound to the Terms and Conditions set out below. For the purposes of this Agreement MPAtlas data comprise all the spatial data and associated attribute data contained within the MPAtlas and made available through MPAtlas.org
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. If you do not agree to any of the terms and conditions do not download. By downloading the MPAtlas materials made available on mpatlas.org you accept and agree to comply with the terms and conditions below.
Neither (a) the MPAtlas Materials nor (b) any work derived from or based upon the MPAtlas Materials (“Derivative Works") may be put to Commercial Use without the prior written permission of MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, “Commercial Use" means a) any use by, on behalf of, or to inform or assist the activities of, a commercial entity (an entity that operates 'for profit') or b) use by any individual or non-profit entity for the purposes of revenue generation.
For the avoidance of doubt, MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS reserves the right to determine whether a particular use of the MPAtlas Materials constitutes a Commercial Use or otherwise.
The MPAtlas Materials may not be sub-licensed in whole or in part including within Derivative Works without the prior written permission of MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS. You may not redistribute the MPAtlas Data contained in the MPAtlas in whole or in part by any means including (but not limited to) electronic formats such as web downloads, through web services, through interactive web maps (including mobile applications) that grant users download access, KML Files or through file transfer protocols. If you know of others who wish to use the MPAtlas Data please refer them to MPAtlas.org. If you wish to provide a service through which the MPAtlas Data are downloadable or otherwise made available for redistribution you must contact email@example.com for permission and further guidance.
You may publish the MPAtlas Materials in whole or in part, including on-line, providing (a) the MPAtlas Data are not downloadable and (b) the proper attribution is clearly visible (see 'Attribution' below). You must ensure that the most recently available version of the MPAtlas Materials is being used and that the month and year of release is visible in the published version. MPAtlas Materials published online, including through mobile applications, must provide a clear link to the original on-line source of the MPAtlas (www.MPAtlas.org). We strongly recommend that you have the relevant materials reviewed by MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS prior to publication. We require two free copies of all published materials to be provided to MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS. Hard copies should be sent Marine Conservation Institute, 1914 N 34th Street, Suite 409, Seattle, WA, 98103-9090, USA. Electronic copies should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must ensure that one of the following citations is always clearly reproduced in any publication or analysis involving the MPAtlas Materials in any derived form or format: Use this citation for any downloads of MPAtlas Materials from MPAtlas.org:
Online: Marine Conservation Institute [and Partners]. (year), MPAtlas [On-line]. Seattle, WA. Available at: mpatlas.org [Accessed (please insert date of download dd/mm/yyyy)].
Database: Marine Conservation Institute [and Partners]. (year). MPAtlas. Seattle, WA. mpatlas.org [Accessed (please insert date of download dd/mm/yyyy)].
Unless required to do so for specific analyses, you should not use any version of the MPAtlas Materials after it has been superseded by a subsequent version. It is your responsibility to check if an update of the MPAtlas Materials is available.
The MPAtlas is provided to you “as is", and no warranty of any kind is given as to its completeness or accuracy, nor do we make any commitment to ensure that the MPAtlas Materials are kept up to date. All warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. You agree that you download and make use of the MPAtlas Materials entirely at your own risk. You hereby waive and release Marine Conservation Institute, data providers/partners and any third party providers of MPAtlas data from any liability whatsoever, wherever and howsoever arising in connection with any use of the MPAtlas. You agree that this waiver and release is effective in any and every jurisdiction in the world. You agree that Marine Conservation Institute, data providers/partners and any third party providers of MPAtlas data will not be liable on any grounds (including without limitation negligence, strict liability or under any other legal theory) for any loss or damage (direct or indirect) incurred by you or any third party as a result of the use by you or any third party of the MPAtlas Materials or any Derivative Works. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Marine Conservation Institute, data providers/partners and any and all third party providers of MPAtlas data in respect of any loss or damage (direct or indirect) suffered by any third party as a result of any use by that third party of any MPAtlas Materials or Derivative Works published by you. Without limitation to the above, any damage occurring to computer systems as a result of attempts to download MPAtlas data is entirely your own responsibility.
If the User is dissatisfied with any Material on this Site or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use the User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site. This Site may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of Marine Conservation Institute are not responsible for, nor do they endorse, any of their content.
The contents of this website do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Marine Conservation Institute, data providers/partners nor any third party providers of MPAtlas data.
The designations employed and the presentations of material on this website and on the maps that are made available through it do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of Marine Conservation Institute, data providers/partners or contributory organizations, editors or publishers concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries or the designation of its name, frontiers or boundaries.
The mention of a commercial entity or product in this publication does not imply endorsement by Marine Conservation Institute.
In order to keep the MPAtlas up to date, Marine Conservation Institute would like you to provide feedback on the quality, reliability and accuracy of the MPAtlas materials. We also welcome revised information on the MPAtlas in the form of GIS data, updated regulatory information or scores of assessed Level of Protection and Stage of Establishment. Such contributions should be free of restrictions. The objective is to improve the MPAtlas content for the benefit of the global conservation community. For general queries related to the MPAtlas and/or the MPAtlas Materials please contact email@example.com. For information on providing data to MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS for updating the MPAtlas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
No rights in the MPAtlas materials are granted to you by virtue of these Terms and Conditions or as a result of any use by you of the MPAtlas materials. Neither Marine Conservation Institute nor any partners assert any intellectual property rights in the data that is made available by third party data providers for inclusion in the MPAtlas. However, all intellectual property rights in the database itself are the property of Marine Conservation Institute.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed by MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS. Should attempts at amicable negotiation fail, any such dispute shall, upon request by either you or MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS be referred to arbitration, arbitration rules then prevailing.
Any communication with respect to these Terms and Conditions and any issue arising from them shall be in writing, in English, and sent by email. The address for communication with the MPAtlas supplier is email@example.com.
MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS operates a 'take-down' policy, such that if notified of a potential breach of copyright, or other reasonable notice of a possible violation (including but not limited to copyright, patent, intellectual property, trademark, confidentiality, data protection, obscenity, terrorism, defamation or libel), the complete document or dataset or relevant portion will be removed as quickly as possible pending further investigation. Where the grounds for complaint are considered to be valid, the complete document or dataset or relevant portion will be permanently withdrawn. A decision on whether the material may be made available again may take some time if it is necessary for MARINE CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS to seek the advice necessary to resolve the complaint.
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Marine Conservation Institute reserves the right to vary these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice. Therefore please ensure that you read these Terms and Conditions each time you download MPAtlas materials. By downloading MPAtlas materials you signify your acceptance of the most recent version of these Terms and Conditions in full.