Portal Terms of Use, Copyright Notice, and Disclaimer

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data Repository is provided as a service for the purpose of facilitating GIS data sharing between counties and other authorized data users. As such, no representation is made as to the data’s accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose. The Iowa County Information Technology Organization (hereinafter referred to as ICIT) and its agents hereby disclaim any and all liability from or related to the use of the information contained in the GIS Data Repository. None of the materials contained on this site or any part thereof, including any information, products and/or software related to the materials, may be compiled, bundled, grouped, reproduced, shared, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form by any means without the express written permission of ICIT.

Users of this site are granted a limited license to access the information made available on this site. No user or any other party is permitted to sell, share, transfer, loan, license or market the materials or to engage in any similar transaction related to the materials contained on this site to any extent under any circumstances.

As manager of the GIS Data Repository, ICIT does not determine who has access to what data on a day-to-day basis. ICIT merely manages the data repository to enable access to data as designated by the Registered Administrator for each participating entity.

Access to data posted to the GIS Data Repository does not constitute a transfer of any title or interest in any GIS data acquired through the GIS Data Repository. Access may also be subject to and restricted by any additional agreement between the entity providing the data and the user. Copyrights and other proprietary claims for databases, tax maps, and other collateral information, acquired from the GIS Data Repository must be honored.

GIS data or graphic displays and printed tabular listings derived from GIS data acquired from the GIS Data Repository may be used in publications and presentations, provided that credit is given to the data provider listed in the related metadata.

ICIT and all Registered Administrators of the GIS Data Repository provide any and all materials and other information and/or software distributed on this site “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall ICIT be liable for any loss of profits, lost business, loss of use of data, interruption of business, or for indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind.

ICIT may revise the terms of use of its site from time to time without notices other than posting on its site.

The performance of this website and all information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever, including any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties. ICIT shall not be responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, Internet access providers, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer as a result of using this website.

As a registered user or unregistered user of the GIS Data Repository at https://www.iowagisdata.org, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall ICIT nor any of its service providers be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this website, even if ICIT or such provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If you are a registered user of the GIS Data Repository at https://www.iowagisdata.org, you shall maintain accurate user account information concerning your identity including your first and last name and e-mail address.

If you are a registered user of the GIS Data Repository at https://www.iowagisdata.org, you acknowledge and agree that e-mail is an acceptable means of communication with you, and you agree to accept e-mails from either icit.state.ia.us or iowagisdata.org and shall not block e-mails originating from these sources.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the GIS Data Repository, you will not use the GIS Data Repository for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the GIS Data Repository in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any ICIT server, or the network(s) connected to any ICIT server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Repository. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any ICIT server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Repository. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, including, but not limited to, unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site, or unauthorized use of any robot, spider or other automated device on the site, will be investigated and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation civil, criminal and injunctive redress.

If you violate these Terms of Use, ICIT may terminate your use of the Site, bar you from future use of the Site and/or take appropriate legal action against you. The laws of the State of Iowa shall govern and determine all matters arising out of or in connection with the Terms of Use. Any and all litigation or actions commenced in connection with this Agreement, including after expiration or termination of this Agreement, shall be brought in Des Moines, Iowa, in Polk County District Court for the State of Iowa, if jurisdiction is proper. However, if jurisdiction is not proper in the Iowa District Court, Polk County, but is proper only in a United States District Court, the matter shall be commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Products

Any product mentioned on this site is mentioned for identification purposes only. Product names appearing in this material may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies.

Links to External Sites

ICIT may include links to web sites not under the control of ICIT. ICIT does not have control of these other sites and is not responsible for the contents of any site outside of the iowagisdata.org domain or any domain contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. ICIT provides these links only as a convenience and is not an endorsement by ICIT.

Copyright Notice

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