Terms of Use

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Terms and Conditions for www.usgif.org and associated properties.

By using the Site, you accept and agree to abide by all of these Terms of Use. If you do not accept any of these terms, please do not use the Site.

  • Ownership. United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (“USGIF”) owns the Site and all of its contents, including but not limited to text, graphics, white papers, and data sheets (“Content”). United States copyright and trademark law, and international treaty provisions, protect USGIF’s rights in the Content.
  • Use. You may access, browse, and use the Site and make a reasonable number of paper copies of the Content for your own personal non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices and do not modify any Content. You may not, without our express permission, use the Content in any other way for any other purpose, including but not limited to: modifying, uploading, posting, adapting, editing, republishing, displaying, plagiarizing, performing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works of, or transmitting it. If you have any questions about permissible use, please contact us.
  • Links. As a service to you we provide links to other Websites, but we do not endorse them. Since we do not control these Websites, we are not responsible for any harms of any kind that may arise from using them.
  • Laws and Access. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, excluding its conflict of law rules. The federal and state courts located within Virginia shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of or relating to your use of the Site or these Terms of Use, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. If you access the Site from other locations, you are responsible for complying with applicable local laws. We make no representation that the Content is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Site from jurisdictions where the Content may be illegal is prohibited. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse or terminate access to the Site by you at any time.
  • Contracts. The Content is provided for information purposes only. It shall not be construed as an invitation to enter into a contract with you.
  • Submission of Information. If you submit any personally identifiable information, we will treat such information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you submit any other information, including but not limited to copyrightable material, ideas, concepts, know-how, business methods, inventions, discoveries, improvements or techniques (“Intellectual Property”), you thereby grant USGIF a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license (with right to sublicense) to use, modify, publish, display, copy, reproduce, perform publicly, and create derivative works of such Intellectual Property. You may not submit or transmit to or from the Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, suggestive, inflammatory or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.
  • Revisions. We may update the Site, and these Terms of Use, from time to time. By using the Site following such changes, you accept and agree to abide by all such changes.
  • Trademarks. USGIF and USGIF products and services referred to in the Site are trademarks of USGIF. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
  • Copyright Notice. © United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. All rights reserved.
  • Reservations of Rights. We reserve all rights not expressly granted herein.
  • Contact. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at any time.