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By accessing and using any of the datasets distributed by ReefBase, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to comply with the terms and conditions contained within this license agreement. ReefBase may amend these terms and conditions at any time. Your continued use of this data constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions stated at the time of your use. You should contact ReefBase to determine the current terms and conditions to which you are bound.

Proprietary Rights to Content

All datasets are the property of WorldFish Center ReefBase and/or other organizations under an agreed MOU concerning general principles of the exchange of data to support the creation of the Coral Triangle Atlas, unless otherwise noted. You may use these datasets for non-commercial purposes, including research, education, presentations, and non-commercial publications. You understand and agree that you may not copy, reproduce, distribute or create derivative works for other purposes, without prior, written authorization from the ReefBase Project Leader. When using or publishing any parts of these datasets, proper acknowledgement of ReefBase and original source(s) in the format requested by the contributor of the data, is required.

Limitation of Liability

ReefBase makes reasonable efforts to provide accurate data and information through its website, database, and other channels. Nevertheless, you understand and agree that ReefBase shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from any use of, or inability to use, this data, or resulting from any errors or omissions in the data content. ReefBase and ReefBase’s sources of information do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, currentness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the database or the media on which the database information is provided. ReefBase is providing the database to you “AS IS”, without any warranty of any kind, neither express or implied, statutory or otherwise. You understand and agree that to the maximum extent permitted by law, ReefBase, ReefBase’s source of information and their trustees, officers, employees, independent contractors, or agents shall not be liable to you or to any third party with respect to the data provided, the use of the database or the information contained therein. You understand and agree that ReefBase, ReefBase’s source of information and their trustees, officers, employees, independent contractors, or agents shall not be liable for any loss or damage to any person or property arising out of any use, misuse, unavailability of the data or inability to use the data, or resulting from any errors or omissions in the data content, whether caused in whole or in part by the acts or omission of ReefBase or ReefBase’s sources of information, whether negligent or otherwise and whether arising under intellectual property rights, libel, privacy, publicity, obscenity or any other laws. In no event will ReefBase, ReefBase’s source of information and their trustees, officers, employees, independent contractors, or agents be liable to you or any Third Party, in any form of action, for any damages or losses of any kind whether direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential of punitive (including but not limited to damages to business reputation, lost business or lost profits or data), whether foreseeable or not and however caused, even if ReefBase, ReefBase’s source of information and their trustees, officers, employees, independent contractors, or agents are advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.