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Terms of Use

IAPT provides the content on this website in support of its mission to “support global taxonomy and systematics of algae, fungi, and plants”. By using this website, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.

Intellectual Property Rights in Content

The IAPT is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes and software (“Content”). However, the IAPT does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. The Content that the IAPT makes available may be owned by the IAPT, owned by others and used with their permission (such as user-generated content), or used in accordance with applicable law. Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third party rights, such as copyright, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions.

 

Unless otherwise specified, content on the IAPT website is available for use under the Creative Commons CC-BY license. Some content, particularly images, may not be available under CC-BY. Copyright restrictions for such content is marked as appropriate. The IAPT endeavours to ensure that marking of copyright restrictions is correct; however, the IAPT can offer no guarantee or assurance that all pertinent information is provided or that the information is correct in each circumstance. It is your responsibility to determine what permissions you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission. If you have specific questions or information about Content on the IAPT website, please contact the IAPT using the Contact button at the footer of every page.

 

Permitted Uses

 

The IAPT welcomes you to make fair use of the Content as defined by the Creative Commons CC-BY license.

 

Briefly, under this license the IAPT allows personal, educational, and other uses of the Content on the following terms:

  • You must cite the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work.

  • You must also cite and link to, when possible, the IAPT website as the source of the Content.

  • You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.

  • You must comply with all terms or restrictions other than copyright (such as publicity and privacy rights, or contractual restrictions) as may be specified in the metadata or as may otherwise apply to the Content.

 

Interactive Features and User-Generated Content

The IAPT provides certain interactive features, such as blogs, for the exchange of ideas and information by visitors in furtherance of its mission. Accordingly, the IAPT encourages you to interact with its site, subject to the following conditions:

  • You are solely responsible for the content that you submit.

  • By posting content, you are giving the IAPT and those authorized by the IAPT permission to use it for any educational, promotional or other standard purpose related to its mission.

  • You agree that IAPT has the right to edit or remove any user-generated content.

  • You will not post any content that is off-topic, partisan-political, contains personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, pornographic, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

  • You will only post content that is yours or for which you have received permission from the person or entity that owns the content and the related intellectual property rights.

  • You will not insert your own or a third party’s advertising or promotional content into your posting.

  • You understand that the IAPT may monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards or any other postings from time to time.

  • You understand that the IAPT assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the posting of your content or for any error, defamation, libel, omission, obscenity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any posted information or from any failure or delay in removing such content.

  • You will not introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.

  • You agree that you will not collect information about the users of this website or use such information for any purpose.

The IAPT reserves the right to monitor content or information provided by website visitors in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any content that, in the IAPT's judgment, does not comply with the foregoing rules. The IAPT is not responsible for any user-generated content that is posted on the website or for any failure or delay in removing such content.

Copyright Complaints

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on this website because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact the IAPT using the Contact button in the footer of every page.

Links to Third Party Sites

The IAPT may link to third party sites which are not under the control of the IAPT. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, and they do not indicate the IAPT's endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content of the linked website, including any advertisements that may be posted. The IAPT has no control over, makes no representation or warranty and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the externally linked sites.

Links from Third Party Sites

Linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among websites. If you link to this website, you agree to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that the IAPT endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your website. Wherever possible, the link should contain a clearly written notice that the user is leaving your website and accessing another.

Disclaimer

The Content is provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The IAPT shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of this website or downloading any Content from this website.

Reservation of Rights

The IAPT reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure of the IAPT to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.

Warranty and Indemnity

By using this website, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use, including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the IAPT harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of the website.

Privacy

By using this website, you agree that IAPT may collect and use information that you provide as described in the Privacy Policy Statement.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

 

May I put Content from the IAPT on my personal website, blog or my Facebook® (or other social networking) page?

Yes, so long as you:

  • Identify the author and source of the Content;

  • Do not remove any copyright or other notices that are placed in or near the Content you use;

  • Do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorized purpose; and

  • Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

Is it an unauthorized use if the host of my website or blog adds advertising to my website or blog?

 

If that is the only commercial aspect of your website or blog, you may post the Content on that site consistent with these Terms of Use.

 

I love the IAPT logo! May I use it on my website?

No. You may not use the IAPT logo without the IAPT's prior written permission.

 

But what if I want use the IAPT logo as a link to the IAPT website?

 

Even so, you need the IAPT's prior written permission to use its logo for any purpose (other than fair use as defined by relevant law). For linking, please use a text link, not the logo.

If I find IAPT Content on a website such as the Flickr Commons and the Content is described as having “no known copyright restriction,” how may I use the Content?

The phrase “no known copyright restriction” means that the IAPT has determined, to the best of its ability based on available information, that the Content is unlikely to be protected by copyright interests and, in all likelihood, is in the public domain. However, copyright is often difficult to determine with certainty, so the phrase is intended to say that the IAPT is unaware of any copyright restriction, but such restrictions may still exist. In addition, even if the Content is unrestricted from a copyright standpoint, there may be other considerations that would limit your use, such as rights of privacy or publicity of the individuals featured in the images, or contractual restrictions. For these reasons, the IAPT makes its content available for personal and non-commercial educational uses consistent with the principles of fair use. If you decide to use the Content for commercial or other purposes without undertaking to clear all rights, you will be responsible if someone else owns the rights and the owner objects to your use.

How may I use Content from this website in my research paper or other class work?

You may quote, describe, or include a copy of IAPT Content so long as you:

  • Identify the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work;

  • Identify the IAPT website as the source of the Content;

  • Do not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, or notices that are placed in or near the text, images, or data that you use; and

  • Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

How may I use IAPT Content in my lectures/lesson plans?

The IAPT invites you to make educational or fair use of its Content so long as you:

  • Identify the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work

  • Identify the IAPT website as the source of the Content;

  • Do not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, or notices that are placed in or near the text, images, or data;

  • Do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorized purpose; and

  • Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.