Please carefully read the terms and conditions of this license agreement before you use any text, images, data or other material on this website. By using any of materials from this website you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials on this site.

  1. Ownership of the Site – All pages within this website and all materials on it are the property of the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. The only exceptions are copyrighted images and other materials owned by other entities which are clearly indicate.  This agreement gives you no ownership rights to any materials on this site.
  2. Copyright Laws – This site and all materials on it are protected under United States copyright laws, which give creators of original works of authorship the exclusive right to use their works for a limited period of time. With certain exceptions, copyrighted materials may not be used or copied without the permission of the copyright holder. This agreement describes the uses which you are permitted to make of the materials on this site.
  3. License to Use – You are licensed by Mote to use materials on this site for non-commercial educational and personal purposes only. You may copy these materials for classroom and personal use, so long as the copies contain all applicable copyright and trademark notices. This license is not exclusive to you, and you may not transfer it.
  4. Prohibited Uses – Any commercial use of the materials on this site is strictly prohibited. You may not sell, assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer these materials, copy them for any uses other than classroom or personal use, publish them for personal gain, or remove any copyright or trademark notice, without the express written permission of Mote.
  5. No Warranty – All materials on this site are made available to you as-is. Mote makes no warranty, express or implied, as to these materials, their title, accuracy, non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, or the performance or results you may obtain from their use.
  6. Limitation of Liability -Under no circumstances shall the Aquarium be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site. If you are dissatisfied with any materials in this site or these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting this site.
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  8. Third Party Content –  Mote is not a publisher of content supplied by third parties and users of the site.  Accordingly, Mote has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand.  Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Mote.  In many instances, the content available through the site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider or user.  Mote neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the site by anyone other than authorized Mote spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.
  9. Links to Other Sites – This site contains links to other sites. These links do not mean that Mote endorses these sites, nor is Mote responsible for their contents or use.
  10. Viruses –  Mote also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site.
  11. Trademarks – Mote Marine Laboratory, Mote Aquarium, the Key West Conch Baby Farm, the circular Mote shark logo, the circular Dolphin and Whale Hospital logo, the Sea Turtle Conservation & Research logo, the Center for Shark Research logo, the Dive Center logo, Gilley the shark, the education book logo, the Mote Aquaculture Park logo, the Mote intern logo, the Mote volunteer logo, the Mote Scientific Foundation logo are trademarks of Mote and may not be used for any purpose without the express written permission of the Mote Marine Laboratory.
  12. Questions and Requests for Permission to Use – Any questions regarding the terms of this agreement or requests for permission to use materials on this site for any commercial or personal purpose should be directed to:

The Communications Division
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota Florida, 34326