Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Before using any images, data, text or other materials on this web site (www.cencoos.org), please carefully read the terms and conditions of this license agreement. By using any of these materials, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials on this site.

Ownership of the Site.

This website and all materials on it are the property of the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS). The only exceptions are copyrighted images and other materials owned by others, which are so indicated (e.g. rotating photos displayed CeNCOOS homepage). This agreement gives you no ownership rights to any materials on this site.

Copyright Laws.

This site and all materials on it are protected under United States copyright laws, which give creators of original works of authorship the exclusive right to use their works for a limited period of time. With certain exceptions, copyrighted materials may not be used or copied without the permission of the copyright holder. This agreement describes the uses which you are permitted to make of the materials on this site.

License to Use.

You are licensed by CeNCOOS to use materials on this site for non-commercial educational purposes only. You may copy these materials for classroom use, so long as the copies contain all applicable copyright and trademark notices. This license is not exclusive to you, and you may not transfer it.

Prohibited Uses.

Any commercial or personal use of the materials on this site is strictly prohibited. You may not sell, assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer these materials, copy them for non-classroom use, publish them for personal gain, or remove any copyright or trademark notice, without the express written permission of CeNCOOS.

No Warranty.

All materials on this site are made available to you as-is. CeNCOOS makes no warranty, express or implied, as to these materials, their title, accuracy, non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, or the performance or results you may obtain from their use.

Limitation of Liability.

Under no circumstances shall CeNCOOS be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site. If you are dissatisfied with any materials in this site or these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting this site.

Links to Other Sites.

This site contains links to other sites. These links do not mean that CeNCOOS endorses these sites, nor is CeNCOOS responsible for their contents or use.


Any suggestions, creative ideas, inventions or other materials which you submit to this site shall become the property of CeNCOOS, and CeNCOOS may disclose or use any such submissions for any purpose without your consent or compensation therefore.


Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System and CeNCOOS are trademarks of CeNCOOS and may not be used for any purpose without the express written permission of CeNCOOS.

Questions and Requests for Permission to Use.

Any questions regarding the terms of this agreement or requests for permission to use materials on this site for any commercial or personal purpose should be directed to CeNCOOS (CeNCOOS_Communications@mbari.org).