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Disclaimer

Access to, and use of, ESA's Earth Online website constitutes acceptance of the following general terms and conditions.

Neither ESA nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of Users' access to, or use of, the website. ESA's Earth Online website does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by external sources and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such data.

Though ESA uses the best technical standards to control its site, material on this website may inadvertently include technical inaccuracies or other errors. We should be grateful if users could notify us of any errors or inaccuracies they may find. Please note that users browse and use the website at their own risk. ESA does not warrant that the functional aspects of the website will be uninterrupted or error free or that this website, or the server that makes it available, are free or viruses or other harmful components. ESA may change material on the site without prior notice.

Access and availability of service and links
ESA's Earth Online site may contain links and references to third-party websites. These are provided for the convenience and interest of users and on the part of ESA this implies neither responsibility for, nor approval of, information contained in these websites. ESA makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, availability or content of information, text, graphics which are not under the 'esa.int' domain. ESA has not tested any software located on other sites and does not make any representation as to the quality, safety, reliability or suitability of such software.

Personal data privacy
By accessing ESA's Earth Online website, certain information about users, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, pages visited, software used and time spent, as well as other similar information, will be stored on ESA servers. These will not specifically identify users and the information will be used internally for website traffic analysis only. If users provide unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this site, this information will be used for statistical purposes only and will not be published or made available for general access.

ESA does not sell or rent its website users' names, addresses, email addresses or other personal information.

Use of IP address
The IP address is a number that is automatically given to your computer when you are surfing on the internet. Servers and 'big computers' that host web pages, automatically identify your computer through its IP number. ESA's Earth Online website may use IP addresses in order to carry out statistics. However, as IP addresses and personal identification are not linked to each other users remain anonymous.

Use of cookies
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual hard drive for record-keeping purposes; passwords are not saved in cookies. Cookies help ESA to know which pages are visited most often and helps ESA to ensure that its website responds to users' needs.

If you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, you may use the option on your web browser to disable cookies. Click on the 'help' section of your browser to learn how to change cookie preferences. However, please note that if you disable all cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all the features available on this website.

ESA does not use personal identification details transferred through cookies either for promotion or marketing purposes, nor will such information be shared with a third party.

Copyrights
The contents of ESA's Earth Online website are intended for non-commercial use. ESA grants permission to users to visit the site, and to download and copy information, images, documents and materials from the website for non-commercial use. ESA does not grant the right to resell or redistribute any information, documents, images or material from its website or to compile or create derivative works from material on its website. Use of material on the website is subject to the terms and conditions outlined below.

All material published on the ESA Earth Online website is protected by copyright and owned or controlled by ESA or the party credited as the provider of the content, software or other material.

Copyright in the material must be recognised by an appropriate on-screen credit in a form such as "European Space Agency - ESA". If a remote sensing product is being used, the credit "produced from ESA remote sensing data" must be added, plus, if applicable, "image processed by (name of the institution as indicated on the Internet Server)".

Users may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the content, software, material or services, in whole or in part, without obtaining prior written authorisation. In order to obtain authorisation to display or use any content of the ESA Earth Online website, please make a request for authorisation by clicking on 'Contact us'.