DATA USE - LICENSE AGREEMENT

18 January 2008

IMPORTANT

This license agreement applies to data distributed by the Duke University Herbarium via the Internet.

NO WARRANTY

Duke University provides these data "as is." We make no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the data. Duke University further makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, without limitation, the condition or accuracy of the data. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Distributional, ecological, taxonomic and other such reports should not assume absolute accuracy of the information contained within these databases. Identifications should be verified by direct inspection of the specimens whenever possible. Please note that some taxa may be listed under old names and synonyms.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event shall Duke University have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, or special damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of use of or reliance on the data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by Duke University.

PROTECTION OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

Reproduction or redistribution of digital data or products derived therefrom outside of licensee's organization or entity is expressly forbidden. None of the data obtained in digital form from Duke University shall be electronically duplicated on magnetic or optical media for use by others, in whole or in part, without permission of Duke University.

CREDITS

Permission is granted to persons affiliated with academic and non-profit organizations to use Duke University data obtained via the Internet for scientific and scholarly purposes only. Publications, reports, and other articles resulting from the information so received must acknowledge Duke University , Department of Biology as the source. If the data have been modified in any way, they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy. Licensee specifically agrees not to misrepresent Duke University datasets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by Duke University.

We appreciate citations and receiving reprints of articles resulting from the use of these materials.

REFERENCE FORMAT

Because on-line data sources are dynamic it is critical that references include the date of access. Please note that for each database of this web site there is indicated the most recent date of database modification. Data taken from this website should use the following reference format:

Duke University Herbarium Website. 2010. http://herbarium.duke.edu {date of access here}.

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