Information Policies and Instructions

Liability

Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Links to non-USGS sites - Links and pointers to non-USGS sites are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement by the USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government, of the referenced organizations, their suitability, content, products, or services, whether they are governmental, educational, or commercial. Some of the documents on this server may contain live references (or pointers) to information created and maintained by other organizations. Please note that the USGS does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials.

Non-endorsement of non-USGS products and services - Hypertext links and other references to non-USGS products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty by the USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.

Public domain software - Links are provided to public-domain software developed by or for the USGS. Although these programs have been used by the USGS, no warranty is made by the USGS as to the accuracy and functioning of the programs and related program material. Distribution of these materials also does not constitute any warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in connection with any distribution activity.

Contact - If you have general questions about USGS websites, contact the USGS.