EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer: Terms and Conditions for use

IMPORTANT: By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by the following Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. The EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions govern the way you can use the service and any material, data and/or information made available to you through it. Please read them carefully.

We may change these Terms & Conditions or our Privacy Policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check them each time you visit this website. Additionally, the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium or any Data Owner may add, change or remove Specific Terms of Access for a dataset they provide to the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer at any time without giving you notice, so there is no guarantee that a dataset will be available at a future date.

  • 1. Use of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer

    1.1 The EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer is an Internet-based data delivery service, developed under the project for a European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet), funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE). The EMODnet Seabed Habitats consortium controls the availability of data on the site. Anyone can use the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer but their use will be bound by these terms and conditions.

    1.2 You must not use or attempt to use any of the information on this site deliberately to damage the natural environment.

    1.3 You must not try to circumvent the security features of this website, or tamper with, hack into, or in some other way disrupt or disable any computer system, server, website, router or other device used to host this site or make it available.

  • 2. Use of material, data and information

    2.1 All material, data and information on this website are protected by copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights. If you access and use any of the material, data and/or information made available to you on this site, you do so subject to these EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions.

    2.2 The material, data and/or information you access may be subject to Specific Terms of Access imposed on its use by the Data Owner. The Data Owner is the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium unless otherwise stated in the metadata of specific layers. Full metadata can be accessed using the Layer help functionality in the Map Layers control tab or by right-clicking on the layer in the map, and is attached to any data download received by the user.

    2.3 Under these EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions you are permitted to view any material, data and/or information that Data Owners allow you to access on this website for your own private use or for use in the ordinary course of your business provided that use is in accordance with these EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions.

    2.4 You must acknowledge the contribution of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats project by using the following citation in any derived information product or publication, whether printed, electronic or broadcast that is based wholly or in part on the material, data and/or information made available to you:

    Information contained here has been derived from data that is made available under the European Marine Observation Data Network (EMODnet) Seabed Habitats project (www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu), funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE). 

    2.5 Where you make specific use of or reference to a particular data layer, you must acknowledge the Data Owner. The Data Owner is the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium unless otherwise stated in the metadata of specific layers. Full metadata can be accessed using the Layer help functionality in the Map Layers control tab for the broad-scale predictive maps, or using the Info tool for the habitat maps from survey: click on a point or area containing data to display a pop-up window containing the Data Owner and a link to the full metadata record.

    2.6 Any information product or publication that you make which contains any part of the material, data and/or information made available to you via this website must contain the following statement that the Data Owner, and the EMODnet Seabed Habitats consortium bear no liability for any further analysis or interpretation of that material, data and/or information:

    The Data Owner and EMODnet Seabed Habitats consortium accept no liability for the use of this data or for any further analysis or interpretation of the data.

  • 3. Accuracy of Information and Disclaimer

    3.1 The EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that any material, data and/or information on this website that has not been supplied by a third party is accurate, but we make no representation and give no warranty that any material, data and/or information is accurate, up to date or complete. We accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate, out of date or incomplete material, data and/or information.

    3.2 The EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium takes steps to maximise the quality of the material, data and/or information they make available to you through the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer but give no warranty that it is accurate, up to date or complete. If appropriate, we will provide a statement that will reasonably allow a user to understand the nature of and reason for any doubts (or possible doubts) about the accuracy of the information or materials. Furthermore Data Owners accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate, out of date or incomplete material, data and/or information.

    3.3 You should independently verify any material, data and/or information on this website before relying upon it. The material, data and/or information on this site are not intended to address any particular requirements; they do not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium and are not intended to be relied upon when making (or refraining from making) any decision.

    3.4 If you find any inaccurate, out of date or incomplete material, data and/or information on this website, or if you suspect that something is an infringement of intellectual property rights, you must let us know immediately by contacting the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium ([email protected]) or, where different, the Data Owner of the material, describing the data and/or information to which the issue relates.

    3.5 The material, data and/or information available on this website are not substitutes for the exercise of professional judgement. If you are not qualified, or experienced enough, to make that judgement, you should take professional advice or contact the relevant Data Owner for further information and advice.

    3.6 You are responsible for ensuring that your computer systems are suitable to access and use this website. We do not warrant that any material available through this website will be free from viruses or other code that might be harmful. You are responsible for implementing sufficient anti-virus and other security checks to ensure the accuracy of data input and output.

     

  • 4. Data Protection and Privacy

    4.1 We want to protect the privacy of visitors to our website and that of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium, our Data Owners and customers. Please read our Privacy Policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data.

    4.2 Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

     

  • 5. Third Party Goods and Services and Links

    5.1 Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, or information or material given or made by any third party on this website, or on any site to which this website is linked, is that of the author or provider, and not of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium. We do not endorse, and we are not responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of, any such opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, information or material.

    5.2 Where material, data and/or information on this website have been supplied by a third party, we do not control or endorse them in any way. All material, data and/or information supplied by third parties are made available in good faith but we do not (to the extent allowed by the law) accept responsibility for their accuracy or use.

    5.3 We make no representation and give no warranty about any other websites or any opinion, advice, statement, offer, information or material on them. We have no control over their content or availability. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with any use of, or reliance on, any information, materials, goods or services available on or through any other website. 

    5.4 Any concern about any link to another website should be directed to that site's website administrator or web master.

  • 6. Our Liability

    6.1 We provide the information, data and material on this website free of charge. Whether or not we charge for it, it is provided on the basis that the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium has no liability for that information, data or material.

    6.2 We have no liability for the inability of anyone to access this website or any information or material on it, and we do not warrant that this site will operate without interruption.

    6.3 We are not responsible for, and will have no liability for, any error or corruption or breach of security resulting from the transmission of any information or material over any telecommunications network.

    6.4 We do not exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for any fraud on our part, or for any liability that cannot be excluded by law.

    6.5 Subject to Condition 6.4, we will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss, or for any loss of business, profit, revenue, goodwill or data, lost or wasted management time or the lost time of other employees arising from your use of this website or any information or material on it, or your inability to use it (whether that loss is direct or indirect). 

    6.6 All warranties, representations, terms, conditions and undertakings, whether implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise (including any implied warranty, representation, term, condition or undertaking of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose) are excluded to the fullest extent allowed by law by the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium and the data owners and suppliers.

    6.7 If the use of any information or material on this website is unlawful in any jurisdiction (because of your nationality, residence or for some other reason), that information or material is not offered. If you are outside the United Kingdom you must satisfy yourself that you are lawfully able to use any such information and materials. We accept no liability, to the extent allowed by the law, for any costs, losses or damages resulting from or related to the access or attempted access of any information or materials by anyone outside the UK.

  • 7. General Information

    7.1 No delay, neglect or forbearance on the part of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium in enforcing any of these EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions will be, or be deemed to be, a waiver. Nor will it prejudice any right of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats consortium.

    7.2 If any of these EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions are - for any reason - held to be unenforceable, illegal or in some other way invalid, the unenforceable, illegal or invalid provision will not affect the remainder of these EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions, and they will continue in full force and effect.

    7.3 These EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions are governed by English law and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. The place of performance will be England.

    7.4 No addition to or modification of any provision of these EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewer Terms & Conditions will be binding on the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium unless made in writing and signed by their duly authorised representatives. "Writing" includes by e-mail.

  • 8. Further Information

    8.1 This is the Map Viewer portal of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats project http://www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/map

    The project website can be found at http://www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu

    8.2 The EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium consists of the following partners:

    Lead Partner

    JNCC Support Co (« JNCC »), Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1JY, UK

    Regional Partners

    Bioconsult Schuchardt&Scholle Gbr (“Bioconsult”):, Reeder-Bischoff-Straße 54, 28757 Bremen, Germany

    Centre of Marine Sciences (“CCMAR”), Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal

    National Institute of Research and Development for Marine Geology and Geoecology (“GeoEcoMar”), 23-25 Dimitrie Onciul Street, Sector 2, RO-024053, Bucharest, Romania

    Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (”GEUS”), Public Research Instituter. Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

    Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (“HCMR”), Public Body, 46.7km Athens-Sounio Ave, Anavissos, 19013, Greece

    Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (“Ifremer”), 11 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

    Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Science (“IO-BAS”), First May Str 40, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria 

    Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (“ISPRA”), Via Vitaliano Brancati, 48 – 00144 – Roma – Italy

     Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland

     Norwegian Institute for Water Research (“NIVA”), Gaustadallèen 21, NO‐0349 Oslo, Norway

     Finnish Environment Institute (“SYKE”), Mechelininkatu 34a, P.O. Box 140, 00251 Helsinki, Finland

     

    8.3 Some of the data available through EMODnet Seabed Habitats portal was produced or collated by the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Phase 1 (EUSeaMap) and EMODnet Seabed Habitats Phase 2 Consortia (www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/partners), the MESH Atlantic Consortium (http://www.meshatlantic.eu/index.php?id=4) and the MESH Consortium (www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/default.aspx?page=1381).

    8.4 The Joint Nature Conservation Committee Support Co. was the Lead Partner in the original

    EUSeaMap Phase 1 and MESH Consortia and continues to manage the Map Viewer on behalf of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Consortium. Its registered office address is:

    JNCC, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough. PE1 1JY. United Kingdom.

    8.5 If you wish to raise any query, please contact [email protected]