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The IUCN World Heritage Outlook actively encourages third party use of data and content from the IUCN World Heritage Outlook. Please see the summary of terms and conditions of use below for an overview of how the IUCN World Heritage Outlook website and data can be used. Full Terms and Conditions of Use are listed below the Summary of Terms and Conditions of Use.

The IUCN World Heritage Outlook Summary Terms and Conditions of Use

You are free:

To download – to download data from The IUCN World Heritage Outlook.

Under the following conditions:

Non-commercial - you may not use the data for commercial purposes*.

Attribution - you must attribute the data in the manner specified by IUCN in Section 7 of the Full Terms and Conditions of Use (but not in any way that suggests that IUCN endorses you or your use of the work).

Restrictions – you may not, under any circumstances, remix (i.e., create a derivative product by altering, transforming, or building upon this content or data), repost, redistribute, transmit or sub-license the data in any way, part or form.

With the understanding that:

Waiver – the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from IUCN.

* 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. However, you are free to view and query the data directly on The IUCN World Heritage Outlook.

The IUCN World Heritage Outlook Terms and Conditions of Use (version 1, May 2018)

Contents

1. General

2. Copyrights and Ownership

3. Source Code of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook

4. No Commercial Use

5. No Reposting and/or Redistribution

6. Usage

7. Acknowledgements and Citation

8. IUCN World Heritage Outlook Updates

9. Feedback and Revised Information

10. Disclaimer on Frontiers and National Boundaries

11. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitations on Liability

12. Indemnification

13. Termination

14. Governing Law; Disputes

15. Miscellaneous

16. Definitions of Terms

17. Contact Information

18. Summary of Major Changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use

 

 

1. General                                                                                                   

This User Agreement sets forth the Terms and Conditions of a license for you to use the IUCN World Heritage Outlook website (hereafter referred to as the "IUCN World Heritage Outlook") and the data contained within it ("IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data"). For the purposes of this Agreement, IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data comprise all data from Conservation Outlook Assessments contained within the IUCN World Heritage Outlook. By accessing and/or using The IUCN World Heritage Outlook, you have read, consent and agree to comply with all of the Terms and Conditions of this User Agreement. The rights and obligations concerning use of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook are personal to you or to members of your household and are not transferable to any other person or entity. IUCN reserves the right to establish the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions and definitions of phrases and terms therein, and to update the Terms and Conditions at any time. Accordingly, always check the Terms and Conditions whenever accessing or using the IUCN World Heritage Outlook, since any use by you after any such changes, modifications, or additions shall be governed by the updated User Agreement.

 

2. Copyrights and Ownership

The IUCN World Heritage Outlook contains copyrighted material and/or other proprietary information. By using the IUCN World Heritage Outlook, you agree to not alter or remove any copyright symbol or other identification concerning authorship of any of the materials contained on or otherwise made available to you in the IUCN World Heritage Outlook.

 

3. Source Code of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook

The source code for the IUCN World Heritage Outlook is licenced under the GNU General Public License v2.0. More information on licence terms can be found online on the GitHub repository <https://github.com/iucn-whp/world-heritage-outlook-v2/blob/develop/LICENSE>.

 

4. No Commercial Use

Neither (a) IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data nor (b) any work derived from or based upon IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data (i.e., “Derivative Works”) may be put to Commercial Use without the prior written permission of IUCN. 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. If you wish to use the information obtained from the IUCN World Heritage Outlook for such commercial purposes, please contact IUCN directly using the contact details below in section 17. However, IUCN warrants that you are free to view and query The IUCN World Heritage Outlook.

 

5. No Reposting and/or Redistribution

All forms of reposting, and any sub-licensing, reselling, or other forms of redistribution of IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data in their original format, either whole or in part, alone or combined with other data, including within Derivative Works, are strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of IUCN. You may not repost, or redistribute to any third party, IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data in whole, or in part, by any means, including (but not limited to) electronic formats such as internet postings, web downloads, through interactive web maps that grant users download access, KML files or through file transfer protocols, electronic mailing, faxing, archiving in a public data, redistributing via a computer network, digital storage, memory stick or other electronic media or device, except as may otherwise be expressly permitted by IUCN in writing.

If you wish to provide a service through which IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data are otherwise made available for reposting or otherwise made available for redistribution, please contact IUCN directly using the contact details below in section 17.

 

6. Usage

Provided that any use is otherwise in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of this User Agreement, you are hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use, download and print the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data, without requesting prior permission, solely for conservation or education purposes, scientific analyses, and research. Either an electronic copy or two paper copies of all reports, publications or other products published using IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data must be sent, free of charge, to IUCN using the contact details below in section 17.

 

7. Acknowledgements and Citation

The recipient of the data will provide full acknowledgement and citation (which includes reference to the version [e.g. 2014, 2017]) of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data used in any materials or publications derived in part or in whole from the data. For any publications making significant use of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data, IUCN and its partners welcome the opportunity for collaboration, and possible co-authorship, and to comment prior to publication. Expressions of interest can be sent directly to IUCN using the contact details below in section 17.

How to cite a Conservation Outlook Assessment:

IUCN. (2017). West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord Conservation Outlook Assessment. The IUCN World Heritage Outlook [website]. <http://www.worldheritageoutlook.iucn.org/explore-sites/wdpaid/902489>. Finalised 10 November 2017. Accessed 29 November 2017.

How to cite the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 report:

Osipova, E., Shadie, P., Zwahlen, C., Osti, M., Shi, Y., Kormos, C., Bertzky, B., Murai, M., Van Merm, R., Badman, T. (2017). IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2: A conservation assessment of all natural World Heritage sites. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 92pp.

 

8. IUCN World Heritage Outlook Updates

Unless required to do so for specific analyses, you should not use any version of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data after it has been superseded by a subsequent conservation outlook assessment update. It is your responsibility to check if an update of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook is available.

 

9. Feedback and revised information

In order to keep the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data up to date, IUCN would welcome feedback on the quality, reliability and accuracy of the data in conservation outlook assessments for sites. IUCN will treat all feedback with confidentiality and according to the applicable data protection laws and regulations. The objective is to improve the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data for the benefit of the global conservation community. For information on providing feedback to IUCN for updating the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data, please contact IUCN directly using the contact details below in section 17.

 

10. Disclaimer on Frontiers and National Boundaries

The designation of geographical entities on the IUCN World Heritage Outlook do not imply the expression of, or represent, any opinion by IUCN, the World Commission on Protected Areas, or its Partners concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

 

11. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitations of Liability

NEITHER IUCN NOR ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS (INCLUDING OUTLOOK PARTNERS), THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK AND/OR THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK DATA WILL BE FREE FROM INTERRUPTIONS OR FREE FROM ERRORS, NOR THAT ANY INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE FROM OR RELATED TO THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK OR THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK DATA IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; NO WARRANTY IS MADE AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK AND/OR THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK DATA, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK AND/OR THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK DATA.

THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK AND IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK DATA ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MARCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL IUCN BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS OR PROFITS, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK OR THE IUCN WORLD HERITAGE OUTLOOK DATA EVEN IF IUCN WERE PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON.

You further expressly acknowledge and agree that information, text, graphics, and hyperlinks provided to you through the IUCN World Heritage Outlook and located on other sites throughout the combined global electronic networks known as the Internet and the World-Wide-Web are provided solely as a resource and a convenience to you. Such hyperlinks to other sites are not an endorsement by IUCN of those sites. IUCN makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of such information, text, graphics, and hyperlinks. IUCN has not tested any software located on other sites and it makes no representation as to the quality, safety, reliability or suitability of such software.

Under no circumstances shall IUCN or its affiliates or licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages that result in any way from your use, non-use or reliance upon the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions, errors, or defects in the Data, or delays in their operation, transmission or failure of performance.

 

12. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold IUCN and its officers, directors, employees, agents and affiliates harmless from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, related to any violation of this User Agreement by you.

 

13. Termination

You agree that IUCN may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook and/or block your future access to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook if we determine that you have violated the present Terms of Use or other agreements or guidelines which may be associated with your use of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook. You also agree that any violation by you of the present Terms of Use will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to IUCN, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to IUCN obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that IUCN deems necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies IUCN may have at law or in equity.

If IUCN does take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of the present Terms of Use, IUCN will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to IUCN. You agree that IUCN will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to the IUCN Website as a result of any violation of the present Terms of Use.

In any case, the provisions of Sections 4, 5, 6 and 7 shall survive any termination of the present Terms of Use.

 

14. Governing Law; Disputes

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising under or pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall be settled by mutual agreement between IUCN and the User.

If IUCN and the user are unable to reach agreement amicably the dispute, controversy or claim shall be submitted to the competent courts of Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

15. Miscellaneous

The provisions of this User Agreement shall inure to the benefit of IUCN and its third-party content providers and licensors. No waiver by any party hereto of any of the provisions hereof or of any breach or other default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

 

16. Definitions of Terms

Reposting

Reposting involves publishing IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data in a largely unmodified form, in whole or in part, alone or combined with other data, by any means including (but not limited to) electronic formats such as a website or internet posting. If the data reposted are also made available for download, then the act of downloading falls under Redistribution.

Redistribution

Redistribution involves distributing or transmitting IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data to any third party, in whole or in part, by any means including (but not limited to) electronic formats such as web downloads, through interactive web maps that grant users download access, KML files or file transfer protocols, electronic mailing, redistributing via a computer network, digital storage, memory stick, or any other electronic media or device. Sub-licensing and reselling are forms of Redistribution.

Derivative Works (Derivatives)

Derivative Work is a new work that is based upon all, or part, of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data. To be considered a Derivative Work, the new work must be transformative and include originality on the part of the creator, otherwise it may simply be considered Reposting or Redistribution, depending on the way the new work is made available.

 

17. Contact Information

If you have any questions about any of these terms and conditions or how they may apply to your intended use of the IUCN World Heritage Outlook and the IUCN World Heritage Outlook Data, please contact the IUCN World Heritage Programme at:

IUCN World Heritage Programme
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
Switzerland

+41 (22) 999-0000
E-mail: worldheritageoutlook [at] iucn [dot] org

 

18. Summary of Major Changes to the Terms and Conditions of Use

Version 1, May 2018 (original version)