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Disclaimer and Appropriate Use of GAP Data

Please read the following information prior to downloading and using GAP Data.

Following is the official Biological Resources Division (BRD) disclaimer as of 29 January, 1996, followed by additional disclaimers from GAP and the University of California. Prior to using the data, you should consult the GAP home page (see How to Obtain the Data) for the current disclaimer.

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the BRD, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a BRD server [see above for approved data providers] and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the content of the metadata file associated with these data. The Biological Resources Division shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

These data were compiled with regard to the following standards. Please be aware of the limitations of the data. These data are meant to be used at a scale of 1:100,000 or smaller (such as 1:250,000 or 1:500,000) for the purpose of assessing the conservation status of vertebrate species and vegetation types over large geographic regions. The data may or may not have been assessed for statistical accuracy. Data evaluation and improvement may be ongoing. The Biological Resources Division makes no claim as to the data's suitability for other purposes.

This is writable data which may have been altered from the original product if not obtained from a designated data distributor identified above.

The University of California assumes no legal responsibility for the user's reliance or interpretation of the data provided by the University of California contained herein. These data are being disclosed as a public service only. The University of California does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the information shown, and shall not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from reliance upon the information shown.

If you are a first-time user please read the " How to obtain and properly use GAP data" before going further.

Please report any problems, after reading the section on "How to use this data", to fwd@bren.ucsb.edu.

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