Conditions of Use

USE POLICY

Thank you for visiting the California State Parks’ website and reviewing our Use Policy. You should also be aware that State Parks has a Customer Care and Privacy Policy, also available on this website.

Please note that this Use Policy is subject to change without notice, and that it reflects State Parks’ current business practices. This Use policy is dated November 4, 2010.

By using the site and its contents, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms, which California State Parks may change at any time. If you do not agree, do not use this site.

Notwithstanding the general use policy of the State of California, material presented on this website is protected by various copyrights that are owned and/or managed by the State of California, through its Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks). All commercial rights to use materials made available on this site are reserved by the State of California unless expressly granted otherwise in writing. All use shall be subject to the conditions of use and license provisions contained herein.

USE OF CONTENT FROM THIS WEBSITE

Content is Protected by Intellectual Property Laws

All of the text, images, marks, logo marks, art work, and other contents of the California State Parks website, collectively “content”, including but not limited to the design, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of such content, are property of California State Parks or have been used consistent with the owner’s permission or applicable law or regulation.  Such property is protected by trade dress, copyright, trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

California State Parks expressly prohibits the copying, republishing or display of any content on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in copyright law, and as described below.

Use of the Site

You may not use any “deep-link”, “spider” or other automatic device, or process, to access, acquire, or use content on this site or circumvent the navigational structure of the site to obtain content through means not intended by the site.

Fair Use is Permitted

Fair use of material on this website includes the use of materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting.

Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print content from this website for such uses may do so without California State Parks’ express permission, provided they comply with the following conditions:

The content may only be used for non-commercial personal or educational purposes. (Note: Downloading content for personal websites is subject to prior review and approval by California State Parks and may be authorized provided your site contains no advertising, has no commercial sponsors, does not charge a fee for services, and does not offer any product or service for sale, including your own works. Requests for personal web use should be directed to info@parks.ca.gov.)

Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work. The citation must include all copyright information.

None of the content may be altered or modified (this includes cropping of images and proprietary notice language).

Users must comply with any and all additional terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the individual item being used.

BY DOWNLOADING, PRINTING, OR OTHERWISE USING CONTENT FROM THIS WEBSITE, USERS AGREE AND WARRANT THAT THEY WILL LIMIT THEIR USE OF SUCH CONTENT TO FAIR USE AND WILL COMPLY WITH ALL OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE, AND WILL NOT VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY.

Commercial Use is Restricted

Unauthorized commercial use of the content of this website is strictly prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any content from this website for commercial use or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law and as described above must request and receive prior written permission from California State Parks.

Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of California State Parks. A usage fee may be assessed depending on the type and nature of the proposed use.

To request permission to use or reproduce content from this website, contact California State Parks at info@parks.ca.gov. In your message, please include all applicable information related to the content being requested and the intended use(s).

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

California State Parks attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its web site. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation.

The State makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. References or links in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name are for the information and convenience of the public, and do not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of California, or its employees or agents.

This Use Policy is subject to change without notice

Governing Law

All matters relating to your access to this site, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.  You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts in Sacramento County, California, and waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue.