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Esri Blog Terms of Use

Thank you for your interest in Esri blogs. The intent of Esri blogs is to share information with the GIS community. We invite you to submit comments or posts for consideration.

Esri reserves the right to remove any comment or user from Esri blogs that violates the terms and conditions of use listed below.

Be respectful.

Do not use obscene, racist, or sexually explicit language. Personal attacks are not permitted. Esri reserves the right to remove submissions that are abusive, hateful, or defame or insult anyone. Esri also reserves the right to remove submissions that are off-topic or not in English.

Solicitations or advertisements are not allowed.

Posts of a commercial nature designed to promote a service or product will be deleted. You may link to other informational Web sites when relevant to the discussion.

Honor all copyright laws.

You may not post copyrighted material to Esri blogs unless you have express permission to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, text, photos, images, and screen shots.

Links to articles or other blogs.

When relevant to the discussion, Esri encourages you to link to articles, Web sites, or blogs that help others see examples of how GIS is used. Do not link to commercial sites.

Visiting outside links.

You acknowledge and agree that Esri is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

Participation in the blog is at your own risk.

You take responsibility for comments under your user name and use the information provided here at your own risk.

Permission to reproduce.

By participating in Esri blogs, you expressly grant Esri permission to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works on, and distribute any posted material or submissions.

Proprietary rights and privacy.

Information posted to Esri blogs is subject to Esri's Proprietary Rights Acknowledgment and will be handled in accordance with Esri's Privacy Policy.

Podcasts Terms of Use

Esri podcast feeds are available for use free of charge. Attribution to Esri must be provided in connection with your use of any podcast feed. By using an Esri feed on your site, you agree to the Esri Proprietary Rights.

Journalists and Press Agencies Terms of Use and Guidelines

The information contained in press releases is the exclusive property of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), and any respective copyright owners. This work is protected under United States copyright law and other international copyright treaties and conventions.

Esri images and screen shots downloaded from this site may be used for editorial purposes only by press agencies and journalists publishing articles specifically about Esri and/or its products or services in public media only.

Images and screen shots may not be used for advertising, business, or personal communication.

Images and screen shots must appear with the appropriate captions and credits and may not be altered in any manner or copied for further distribution or other commercial use.

Esri reserves the right to withdraw permission to publish or download images and screen shots.

The images and screen shots may only be used in close proximity to or in obvious connection with a published article about Esri and/or its products or services.

All images and screen shots remain the property of Esri and are covered under the Esri copyright.

Social Media Full Terms of Use

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), is interested in receiving your permission to use your supplied materials ("Material[s]"), including drawings, illustrations, composites, photographs, slides, negatives, transparencies, video, film, videotape, film footage, maps, graphics, screenshots, or other printed and/or digital artwork, for commercial or educational purposes.

Therefore, for valuable consideration and subject to the conditions specified herein, it is acknowledged by this document that you expressly grant Esri and its authorized distributors a personal, nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual right, license, and privilege to use, copy, adapt, edit, modify, merge, reproduce, reprint, redistribute, rebroadcast, retransmit, and publicly display and/or perform the Material(s) and written descriptions provided by you, in any form now known or later developed, and to claim any rights, title, and interest in the overall Esri work, production, and/or presentation.

You warrant that you own and/or have the full authority and rights from the owner to grant permission(s) to the Material(s) and written description(s) offered and submitted herein, and that the Material(s) and written description(s) do not infringe on any proprietary rights of third persons or contain any information that is unlawful, libelous, or in violation of any person's right to privacy and/or publicity. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Esri; its officers, directors, agents, employees, licensees, and assigns; and all persons acting under Esri's permission or authority or those for whom Esri is acting from and against any and all liability, claims, expenses, costs, or damages arising out of your or your organization's failure to meet the aforementioned obligations.

Due to the nature of the Internet and other electronic means of transmission, you expressly acknowledge and agree that web versions of the Material(s) may be viewed, displayed, reproduced, printed, retransmitted, and rebroadcast by the general public.

You acknowledge that you have read the above Copyright Permission and Release Form prior to its execution, and you are fully familiar with the contents thereof, which shall be binding upon you and your successors, assigns, heirs, and/or legal representatives.

If you or your organization agree with the foregoing, please provide your assent to the terms and conditions by replying to us in the comments of the post #esrisocial. On behalf of Esri, we thank you and your organization for its assistance and contribution in promoting GIS awareness.