Legal

Limitation of Liability

All data herein provided by the Atlas web site are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The user assumes the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the data. Accuracy is not guaranteed, nor is any responsibility for reliance thereon assumed. In no event shall the sponsors be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits or benefits arising out of use of or reliance on the data. The sponsors do not accept liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers or other transformations or conversions, nor is there responsibility assumed to maintain the data in any manner or form. These data have been developed and/or obtained from the best available digital sources for public distribution.

Although data developers have made efforts to maintain data quality standards, errors and variable conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the geospatial themes and associated databases will be reflected in the data supplied. Users should be aware of these conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors and anomalies arising from unavoidable mistakes, mapping scale, spatial resolution, rectification, projection transformation, format conversion, positional accuracy, development methodology, source, time period, interpretation, change, environmental and climatic conditions and other circumstances specific to these data. The user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of the digital data provided herein. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. The user should refer to the accompanying metadata notes for a description of the data and data development procedures.

Although these data have been processed successfully on computers at Louisiana State University, no guarantee, expressed or implied, is made by LSU regarding the use of these data or accompanying software on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Distribution of these data is intended for information purposes and should not be considered authoritative for navigational, engineering, legal and other site-specific uses.

 

Data Distribution Agreement and Protection of Proprietary Rights

Reproduction or manipulation of the data that are provided by the Atlas web site must ensure that the coordinate reference system, metadata and all associated data files remain intact. The user is obligated to identify and describe any modifications performed to the data and shall not imply that the sponsors approved changes unless otherwise authorized. Any maps, publications, reports or other documents produced that utilize these digital data will credit the source of the data. Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.

 

Use of Trade Names

The use of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the sponsors.