Advertising Statement and Disclaimers

Re: Advertising

In accordance with Ch. 379.2342, F.S.:  The inclusion of advertising, logos or Web site links on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement by the State of Florida or the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of the products or services so advertised.

Re: Links to other Web sites

The FWC neither endorses links nor approves of links to external sources. External links are made available to assist the Internet user in his or her search. The FWC takes no responsibility for a link's operation or content. The links within the Web site that are shown are not an exclusive listing of organizations available within the state.

Re:  FWC Web site

These are the terms and conditions for use of this site. Please read these terms and conditions of use prior to using this site.  Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to the following terms and conditions.  If you cannot agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

Terms and Conditions

Introduction

This Web site is provided as a public service by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  If you have comments or suggestions as to this site or its content or operation, please contact/e-mail: FWCWebMaster.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

In accordance with Ch. 370.2342, F.S.:  The inclusion on this Web site of advertising, logos or Web site links, or reference to any products, process, service, trade name, trademark, or manufacturer, is not an endorsement by the State of Florida or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) of any such advertisers, links, entities, products, services, names or marks.

External links are made available to assist the Internet user in his or her search.  The FWC has not screened individual links or organizations that appear on this site or that may be electronically linked to this site.  The FWC strongly urges all users of this site to conduct their own investigation of any individual, organization, product or service appearing on this site or that is electronically linked to this site.  The FWC neither endorses links nor approves of links external to this Web site.  the FWC has no control over and takes no responsibility for any such link's operation or content.  The links within the Web site are not an exclusive listing of organizations or entities of any type.

Restriction on Use of Materials

This site is owned and operated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the State of Florida.   No material from this site or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by the FWC or the State of Florida may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.  Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose may be a violation of copyright and other proprietary rights.  All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to the FWC, the State of Florida,  or other lawful owner(s).

Various clipart and image collections appearing on this site are used under license by the FWC, the State of Florida, or the Web managers for this site.  These images are for viewing purpose only.  Any reproduction may be prohibited under federal or state copyright laws and other applicable laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties

This Web site and the information contained on this Web site are provided "AS IS", without representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.  The FWC and the State of Florida disclaim any and all warranties with regard to this Web site and the information contained on this Web site, including without limitation:

  1. Any implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, infringement or title;
  2. Any warranty of quality, functionality, operability, use or performance of this Web site or the information contained on this Web site;
  3. Any warranty of the accuracy completeness or validity of data or information communicated through this Web site or the information contained on this Web site;
  4. Any warranty of the continuous availability of this Web site or the information contained on this Web site, or this Web site or the information contained on this Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free;
  5. Any warranty that this Web site or the information contained on this Web site, or other files or data available for access or downloading will be free of infection, viruses, or other codes manifesting harmful, contaminating, or destructive properties; or
  6. Any warranties arising from course of dealing, trade usage, trade practice or otherwise.  In addition, the FWC and the State of Florida do not represent or warrant that any defects in this Web site or the information contained on this Web site will be corrected.  Also, the FWC and the State of Florida do not warrant either expressly or by implication any individual, organization, product or service appearing on this site or that is electronically linked to this site.

Jurisdictional Issues

Unless otherwise specified, the materials in this Web site are presented solely for the purpose of promoting programs, applications, and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions, and protectorates. This site is controlled and operated by the FWC and the State of Florida from offices within the State of Florida, United States of America. the FWC and the State of Florida make no representation that materials presented herein are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported: (1) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (2) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall the FWC and the State of Florida be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials presented on this Web site, even if the FWC and the State of Florida or an FWC or State of Florida authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the FWC and the State of Florida's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

Applicable Law; Venue; Waver of Jury Trial

This Agreement (Terms and Conditions of use of this site) has been delivered in the State of Florida and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Florida.  Wherever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement shall be prohibited or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of this Contract.  Any action in connection herewith, in law or equity, shall be brought in Leon County, Florida, to the exclusion of all other lawful venues.  The parties hereby waive trial by jury in any action or proceeding brought by any party against any other party pertaining to any matter whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with this Agreement, or with the Web site and the information contained on this Web site.

"/Signed/" approved by Jim Antista, General Counsel, October 7, 2005.

Copy of "/Signed/" document can be obtained from the Legal Office at (850) 487-1764.



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