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Using GeoscienceINFO


The aim of the GeoscienceINFO website is to make geoscience interesting and more accessible to everyone. By opening and accessing this website, you agree to these “Terms of Use”.

Website and content

This website and all the digital files contained in it (“content”) is provided by the APGO Education Foundation (“the Foundation”), with the intent to promote geoscientific information. Opinions and recommendations expressed reflect those of the author or authors, and are not necessarily representative of the Foundation. Prior to using the website content in any form, users of this website should verify the accuracy, relevancy, and currency of all content. GeoscienceINFO attempts to post safe and computer-friendly content; however, it does not guarantee that the content is free from viruses or other harmful components. GeoscienceINFO is not responsible for any direct or indirect damage incurred from use of the website’s content, and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for its content.

External links

This website contains links to websites that are not owned or operated by GeoscienceINFO. These links are chosen for their relevancy to geoscience; however, GeoscienceINFO neither endorses nor assumes responsibility for the accuracy or safety of these sites. By accessing any external link on this website, the user is then bound by the terms of use stated on the external link’s website, and all queries should be directed to the operator of that site.

Copyright

Unless otherwise stated, any content on this site may be used and/or reproduced only in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. You may print, copy, or save portions of this website for personal use only, so long as all copyright and trademark provisions on this site remain intact. The use of substantial reproduction (which includes, but is not limited to, figures, illustrations, graphs, photos, maps) of any content from this site is prohibited without prior written consent from GeoscienceINFO at manager@geoscienceinfo.com.

Field trip guides

Safety. The virtual field trips offered on this website are for information purposes only, and GeoscienceINFO does not ensure the safety or accessibility of any site. If you choose to visit any site, you do so at your own risk, and GeoscienceINFO assumes no legal liability or responsibility for any injuries or damages that occur to you or your property. When appropriate, GeoscienceINFO attempts to alert the user to sites that pose risk of injury; however, it is to be assumed by the user that all field trip sites posted on this website may present the risk of injury or damage, and the user assumes responsibility for all injuries and damages incurred to their person or property.

When visiting any site, be aware of all risks associated with that location. Outcrops located beside roads or highways require extra caution. All members of your party should remain together on the same side of the road, and should stay as far away from the road as possible. Wear bright clothing to increase your visibility to passing vehicles. Avoid climbing outcrops. If you do so, you climb at your own risk. Do not climb outcrops that are loose, unconsolidated, or unstable. Avoid bodies of water, and maintain a safe distance from cliffs or escarpments. Do not travel alone, and be sure to always carry a first-aid kit, water, and information for the nearest emergency station.

GeoscienceINFO makes a reasonable attempt to ensure the accuracy of all information presented in the field trip guides; however, this does not guarantee the information’s accuracy, relevancy, or currency. It is the responsibility of the user to verify content on this site.

Private property and access. Most field trip sites offered on this website are on public land; however, there are some sites that are on private property. GeoscienceINFO makes a reasonable attempt to inform the user which sites are on private property; however, because ownership may change with time, it does not guarantee that sites that are located on private property are identified as such. It is therefore the responsibility of the user to identify which sites are located on private property. GeoscienceINFO strongly recommends that the user does not visit, in person, sites located on private property; however, if the user chooses to visit such sites, they must contact the property owner prior to visiting and obtain permission to access the property.

Collecting. GeoscienceINFO strongly believes that all geological outcrops and exposures should be preserved for future generations. As such, we ask that all users refrain from using tools such as, but not limited to, rock hammers to sample or alter any outcrop or exposure. GeoscienceINFO recommends photos, not samples. Persons visiting any field trip site must adhere to both the rules and guidelines stated by the property owner, and the rules set out by Ontario’s official “Mineral Collecting Policy” (https://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mines/lands/policies/leases_licences_patents/lp701-1_e.html).

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