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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE SYNOPTIC MONITORING DATA
 

1. The Project for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Systems (MBRS Project) and our partners who participate in the Synoptic Monitoring Program (SMP) are pleased to make available to you all the data collected in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico under this program for the years 2004 and 2005.

2. We strongly recommend that anyone intending to use this data, for whatever purpose, read the Manual of Methods for the MBRS Synoptic Monitoring Program for a description of how data is collected to ensure full understanding of the significance and limitations of the information recorded.

3. Anyone using this data, for whatever purpose, is required to acknowledge its source. Failure to do so will be considered an infringement of the intellectual property rights of the participants in the SMP.

4. The sale of this data, or its distribution by any means for financial gain, is strictly prohibited.

5. The information contained on this web site is provided in good faith, and every reasonable effort is made to ensure that it is accurate. The MBRS Project and its partners in the SMP make no warranties, either express or implied, regarding this data or its fitness for any particular purpose. Any external party using the data does so at its own discretion.

6. In no event shall the MBRS Project or its partners be liable in any way for any damages arising, directly or indirectly, from the use of this data or any interpretation resulting from such use.

7. Furthermore, neither the MBRS Project nor its partners implicitly endorse or approve of any publications, results, interpretations, analyses or value-added products developed by any external party based on or resulting from this data.

8. The MBRS Project and its partners will periodically publish its own analyses and results.

9. The MBRS Project hereby requests a copy of any published work, analysis, report or other product in which this data has been used.

10. The MBRS Project hereby acknowledges the support of the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, the Central American Commission on Environment and Development, the Governments of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, and the participants in the SMP Program who contributed their resources to the collection of this data.

By making use of the SMP data provided on this web site, the user accepts the above terms and conditions.

 
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