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Media Terms of Use

Esri Blog Terms of Use

Thank you for your interest in Esri blogs. The intent of Esri blogs is to share information with the GIS community. We invite you to submit comments or posts for consideration.

Esri reserves the right to remove any comment or user from Esri blogs that violates the terms and conditions of use listed below.

Be respectful.

Do not use obscene, racist, or sexually explicit language. Personal attacks are not permitted. Esri reserves the right to remove submissions that are abusive, hateful, or defame or insult anyone. Esri also reserves the right to remove submissions that are off-topic or not in English.

Solicitations or advertisements are not allowed.

Posts of a commercial nature designed to promote a service or product will be deleted. You may link to other informational Web sites when relevant to the discussion.

Honor all copyright laws.

You may not post copyrighted material to Esri blogs unless you have express permission to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, text, photos, images, and screen shots.

Links to articles or other blogs.

When relevant to the discussion, Esri encourages you to link to articles, Web sites, or blogs that help others see examples of how GIS is used. Do not link to commercial sites.

Visiting outside links.

You acknowledge and agree that Esri is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

Participation in the blog is at your own risk.

You take responsibility for comments under your user name and use the information provided here at your own risk.

Permission to reproduce.

By participating in Esri blogs, you expressly grant Esri permission to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works on, and distribute any posted material or submissions.

Proprietary rights and privacy.

Information posted to Esri blogs is subject to Esri's Proprietary Rights Acknowledgment and will be handled in accordance with Esri's Privacy Policy.

Podcasts Terms of Use

Esri podcast feeds are available for use free of charge. Attribution to Esri must be provided in connection with your use of any podcast feed. By using an Esri feed on your site, you agree to the Esri Proprietary Rights.

Journalists and Press Agencies Terms of Use and Guidelines

The information contained in press releases is the exclusive property of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), and any respective copyright owners. This work is protected under United States copyright law and other international copyright treaties and conventions.

Esri images and screen shots downloaded from this site may be used for editorial purposes only by press agencies and journalists publishing articles specifically about Esri and/or its products or services in public media only.

Images and screen shots may not be used for advertising, business, or personal communication.

Images and screen shots must appear with the appropriate captions and credits and may not be altered in any manner or copied for further distribution or other commercial use.

Esri reserves the right to withdraw permission to publish or download images and screen shots.

The images and screen shots may only be used in close proximity to or in obvious connection with a published article about Esri and/or its products or services.

All images and screen shots remain the property of Esri and are covered under the Esri copyright.