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UN Atlas of the Oceans Copyright Statement

Editors´ Contributions to the UN Atlas


The Topic Editors retain rights to their own material that they submit to the UN Atlas, but the Chief Editor has the right to use this material with due reference to the source for the overall benefit of the UN Atlas Community Directory.

When Topic Editors submit information to the UN Atlas, they grant a non-exclusive right to use or modify material they submit as necessary for the benefit of the UN Atlas.

Related Knowledge Items and Other Materials Uploaded to the UN Atlas Server

The person, institute or organization that contributes a related knowledge (RK) or other materials to the UN Atlas is deemed either to be the owner or copyright holder of the material, or to have the permission of the copyright holder to contribute the material to the UN Atlas.

This does not in any way prevent third parties from submitting the details and location of any RK or other materials accompanied by their own review, abstract or summary of the materials. If an Editor has any doubt about the ownership or legality of a RK or other materials submitted to them, they should seek confirmation from the contributor or, if still in doubt, they should refer the matter to the Chief Editor (presently the UN Atlas Project Manager).

The Topic Editors have the right to refuse and remove any materials from the UN Atlas Community Directory (Directory) that have been improperly submitted, or for which there is any doubt about their ownership and legality.

The ownership of an individual UN Atlas RK or other materials remains with the registered members who have contributed them. It is their responsibility to ensure that information they contribute is accurate and up to date, to secure and retain permissions to link to websites and to use copyrighted materials.

Websites Linked to the UN Atlas

Members registered in the Directory may suggest links to existing websites. However, care must be taken to ensure that all linked websites are official sites and have not been put up by an unauthorised third party.

When entering information about websites, the contributors should not copy verbatim any titles and descriptions used by other web directories or search engines. They should review each website and construct their own title, short description and review, abstract or summary as required. It is the duty of a topic editor to ensure that these conditions have been followed prior to activating the link to the website from the UN Atlas.

The Chief and the Topic Editors have the right to refuse and remove links from the Directory to any websites for which there is any doubt about their ownership and legality.

Disclaimer for External Links

External links to non-UN Internet addresses are provided. Such external Internet addresses contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions, individuals, or organizations independent of the United Nations. At the time such links were initiated, a registered user of the Atlas and a Topic Editor determined such links to be in the interest of the Atlas and its users. However, the United Nations does not endorse, approve, certify, or exercise any editorial control over these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses.

Use of any information obtained from such addresses is voluntary. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United Nations.

It is the responsibility of the submitter of information to secure and retain permissions to link to websites and to use copyrighted materials.
Linked websites are not under the control of FAO or the UN Atlas Community Directory and FAO is not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website.

Copyright Notice and Disclaimer

The UN Atlas Project has a compilation copyright on the Directory.

Any attempt to copy the whole Directory or any section of the Directory without the permission of the Chief Editor or the Chief, Publishing and Multimedia Service will be regarded as an infringement of copyright.

Use of any material copied from the Directory is restricted to informational, non-commercial or personal use only and no modifications to the information are permitted.

Reproduction and dissemination of material in this electronic product for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged.

Reproduction of material in this product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to the Chief, Publishing and Multimedia Service, Information Division, FAO.
Any use or inclusion of the UN Atlas RK or other materials in other documents or media must include an appropriate copyright and permissions notice. Copying and downloading of individual RKs or other materials will be subject to any copyright conditions laid down within that RK or other materials or attached to them.

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, validity and permission of use of all information contained in the Atlas, FAO, as the overall manager of the UN Atlas Project and acting on behalf of the UN Agency Partners, disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in the individual RKs and the topic informational texts and any deficiencies in the permission of their use.

While information will be subject to review and changes periodically, they could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

FAO declines all responsibility for errors or deficiencies in the database or software or in the documentation accompanying it, and for software program maintenance and upgrading, as well as for any damage that may arise as a result.

FAO also declines any responsibility for updating the data and assumes no responsibility for errors and omissions in the data provided. Submitters of information are responsible for all permissions needed to use it and for the accuracy of the information, including quotations and citations against the original sources and including specific page, paragraph, table and numbers of the citation, as applicable.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this electronic product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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