Terms of Use Policy

November 26, 2012
Version 2012-01

USER LICENSE FOR ENCLOSED DATA FILES

The Data and any Related Materials are the property of InSTePP and its Contributors and are protected by United States copyright laws and applicable international copyright treaties and conventions.

InSTePP reserves rights for the enclosed data file(s) and distributes data under the following license. In order to view or use the data, you must accept this license. If you do not accept this license, please return all files and do not retain a copy. By keeping the files, you have agreed to the following terms.

Summary of license

1. Data files are for your own, non-commercial use only;

2. Any and all derived products (e.g., tables, figures, maps) generated using the enclosed data must be given due attribution according to the suggested citation supplied.

3. None of the data may be distributed in digital or print form to third parties, including on User’s web sites, without explicit permission from InSTePP or relevant Contributors to the InSTePP web site (contact instepp@umn.edu).

Definitions

Attribution
Attribute downloaded data and derived products using the suggested citation details distributed as metadata with the downloaded file.

Data include all databases, tables, graphics, figures, GIS files, bibliographic references, and content obtained from InSTePP.

Non-commercial use means that User may not sell or redistribute data or its derivatives for commercial gain – e.g., selling or charging a fee for maps generated using these data.

Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from InSTePP.

THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE MATERIAL OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE MATERIAL.

Exclusive Remedy and Limitation of Liability: The entire liability of InSTePP and User’s exclusive remedy shall be to terminate the Agreement upon User returning the Data and Related Materials to InSTePP.