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Copyright - The contents of the Portal on the FAO website are protected by copyright. The contents of the Portal are owned or controlled by FAO or the party credited as the provider of the content, software or other material.
Third party content - FAO does not necessarily own each component of the content contained in the Portal. FAO therefore does not warrant that the use of any third party-owned individual component or part contained in the Portal will not infringe on the rights of those third parties. The risk of claims resulting from such infringement rests solely with users of the Portal. If users wish to re-use a component of third party contents, it is the responsibility of users to determine whether permission is needed for that re-use and to obtain permission from the copyright owner. All queries on rights and licenses should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimers - The designations employed and the presentation of information on the Portal do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Information on the Portal is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. FAO makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information on the Portal. FAO reserves the right to alter, limit or discontinue any part of this service at its discretion. Under no circumstances shall FAO be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered that is claimed to result from the use of information posted on this site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. No part of these Terms and Conditions shall constitute or be interpreted as a waiver of the privileges and immunities of FAO.
The Portal also provides Easy-SMTA registered users with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). DOIs are the standard adopted to uniquely and permanently identify Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in the Global Information System of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
No ownership - FAO asserts no claims of ownership to DOIs acquired through the use of the DOI system, and to user-contributed content, individual items of metadata, including the descriptors associated to the DOI and the DOI targets. FAO will hold DOI name data or any associated metadata solely for the purpose of permitting look-up from a DOI name to the declared metadata (resolution) and vice-versa (discovery). Individual items of metadata and associated DOIs may be incorporated into the user’s content and systems.
No liability - FAO assumes no liability for the content of DOI targets (e.g. links to external websites and databases). The provider of information accessible through the DOI target will be liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided.
Usage statistics and performance analysis - FAO may develop and publish usage statistics and information as to the aggregate activity of the DOI system. FAO may perform system performance analysis and optimization.