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The following words, phrases, or terms shall have the following meaning:
- “End User” means, without limitation, any natural person, firm, corporation, partnership,
business entity of any kind, or local, state, or federal public entity in possession
of the data.
- “The data” or “data” mean the contents of a package of GIS information specifically
designed for released to the public
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The data provided are collected from various sources and will change over time without
notice. In using the data, users should be aware that some of these data are generalized
and were created for use in regional projects. While SanGIS/SANDAG believes the data is
accurate and properly functioning, SanGIS/SANDAG disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy
or correctness of the data. The data is provided on an "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" and
"WITH ALL FAULTS" basis. SanGIS/SANDAG makes no warranties, express or implied, including
but not limited to any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose, nor shall the distribution of this information constitute any warranty.
In no event shall SanGIS/SANDAG become liable to users of these data, or any other party,
for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise, including but not limited to
time, money, or goodwill, arising from the use, operation or modification of the
data. In using these data, you further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless
and release SanGIS/SANDAG for any and all liability of any nature arising out of or resulting
from the lack of accuracy or correctness of the data, or the use of the data.
In making this release the user of the data intends to release SanGIS/SANDAG and its agents
from any liability of any nature whatsoever for any claim or injury or for damages
or equitable or declaratory relief of any kind, whether the claim or any facts on
such claim might be based, is known or unknown to the party possessing the claim.
The user of the data expressly waives all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil
Code of the State of California, which provides:
A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or
suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which
if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with
To facilitate that appropriate documentation and data use limitations are communicated,
SanGIS/SANDAG discourages, but does not prohibit, the re-distribution of this data. Although
not required by law, it is considered a best practice to properly acknowledge SanGIS/SANDAG
as a reference source when SanGIS/SANDAG data are used in the preparation of reports, papers,
publications, maps, and other products (as defined in the scope of use in Sections
D and E).
C. Specific Disclaimer Against Certain Types of Activities
Without limiting the scope of the above section B. General Disclaimer, the following
specific disclaimers are set forth as follows:
The data is not fault-tolerant and are not designed, manufactured, or intended for
use or resale for use for insurance underwriting, insurance settlements, or insurance
adjustment payments nor is it to be used with critical health and safety or online
control equipment in hazardous environments that require fail-safe performance,
such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication
systems, air traffic control, search and rescue, emergency response, terrorism prevention
or response, fire fighting, life support, or weapons systems ("High Risk Activities").
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employees, agents, subcontractors, licensors, successors, and assigns harmless from
and against any and all liability, losses, claims, expenses (including attorneys'
fees), demands, or damages of any kind, including direct, indirect, special, punitive,
incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of or in any way connected with
end user or permitting the use by others of Deliverables for High Risk Activities.
Delivery of Deliverables does not constitute a waiver of the rights and obligations
set forth in this disclaimer.
D. Additional Limitations On Use of the Data
End users should be aware that the data does not meet National Map Accuracy Standards
at scales finer than 1:24,000. Any attempt to represent the data at finer scales
will introduce positional error. SanGIS/SANDAG shall not be attributed as the source of
the data when representing the data at scales below 1:24,000 absolute scale. An
exemption to the attribution prohibition is provided to the end user if the GIS
data released to them from SanGIS/SANDAG is specifically identified as capable of performing
at absolute scales below 1:24,000. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE END USER MODIFY
OR ALTER THE SanGIS/SANDAG SOURCE DATA IN ANY WAY AND REDISTRIBUTE IT AS AN ORIGINAL SanGIS/SANDAG
PRODUCT. IF THE SanGIS/SANDAG SOURCE DATA IS ALTERED SanGIS/SANDAG MAY BE CITED AS A REFERNCE
BUT SHALL NOT BE IDENTIFED AS THE SOLE DATA SOURCE. Suitable map citation language
may include phases such as, “GIS data derived, modified, reduced, and/or processed
from SanGIS/SANDAG downloadable data - www.sangis.org Copyright SanGIS 2009”
E. Conventions on the Citation of SanGIS/SANDAG Data
End users are encouraged to cite SanGIS/SANDAG with the following Modern Language Association
(MLA) 2008 accepted citation format for websites and website content when it is
included in reports, papers, publications, and presentations:
<name of dataset author>. "Name of Dataset as downloaded" Name of Organization associated with Author
SanGIS/SANDAG Data Warehouse. <Date the Dataset was Created>. San Diego Geographic Information Source - JPA/San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
<Date Downloaded> <http://www.sangis.org/Download_GIS_Data.htm>.
When unaltered SanGIS/SANDAG data is included in map publications the use of the following
disclaimer is also highly encouraged for members of the public and required use
by SanGIS staff and SanGIS JPA members:
THIS MAP/DATA IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY
OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Note: This product
may contain information from the SANDAG Regional Information System which cannot
be reproduced without the written permission of SANDAG. This product may contain
information reproduced with permission granted by RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY® to SanGIS.
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