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Terms & Conditions of Use

March 23, 2006

Accessing Carnegie Museum of Natural History databases implies agreement with the following Terms and Conditions. All data are for nonprofit, educational, and personal use of students, scholars, and the public only. Data are provided under the understanding that their use will not cause detriment to species in the wild or to geological, paleontological, and anthropological sites. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited without the written permission of curatorial staff in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientific section responsible for maintaining the databases. Whenever Carnegie Museum of Natural History data are used for scientific purposes and are combined with data from other sources (repackaged, redistributed, or otherwise communicated and stored), each data record must be acknowledged with the following attribution appearing in all copies:

Information provided with the permission of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History requires copies or reprints of publications and reports that are based on its databases. User acknowledgement is important for continued support of the databases.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is constantly updating taxonomy and checking specimen identifications and associated information, but outdated names, mistaken identifications, and erroneous localities inevitably occur. Carnegie Museum of Natural History makes every effort to provide accurate information; however, use of its databases is entirely at the risk of the User. Carnegie Museum of Natural History makes no warranty, either express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, or currency of the information in its databases or its suitability for any particular purpose. By accessing the information in the databases, the User agrees that Carnegie Museum of Natural History shall not be liable to the User for any loss or injury caused in using, compiling, or delivering the data. In no event will Carnegie Museum of Natural History or the contributors of information to its databases be liable to the User or anyone else for any action taken in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special, or similar damages.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History reserves the right to make changes, corrections, additions, and/or deletions to its databases and is under no obligation to supply the User with updates. Carnegie Museum of Natural History appreciates notification of discrepancies, errors, omissions, or other unnoticed problems.

For inquiries regarding these Terms and Conditions and regarding individual Carnegie Museum of Natural History databases, please contact curatorial staff in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientific section responsible for maintaining the databases (see http://www.carnegiemnh.org/science/index.html). Collections and database information not available on the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Web site (e.g., related to endangered species or to certain geological, paleontological, or anthropological localities) may be available on a specific request and approval basis.

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