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Information presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. All documents and information may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of the documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and foreign copyright Laws. Individual documents on this web site may have different copyright conditions that will be noted in those documents. Any communication or material transmitted to this web site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like will be treated as public information.
The purpose of Find Your Chesapeake is to connect people with experiences of authentic natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed where they can learn about the Chesapeake’s diverse stories, experience its history and enjoy its natural beauty.
The primary listings included within Find Your Chesapeake are individual places which can be incorporated in the content management system (CMS). These places must have the following characteristics:
Typical examples of sites include: national and state parks; state and national wildlife refuges and wildlife management areas; historic sites; historic museums; water and land trails; nature centers and preserves.
The National Park Service Chesapeake Office retains the rights to all images used on www.findyourchesapeake.com. Some materials have been donated or obtained from individuals or organizations and may be subject to additional restrictions on use. Permission to use images from www.findyourchesapeake.com must be obtained in writing.
Interested partners, government organizations, nonprofit and educational institutions may use imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet Web pages by e-mailing Abbi Wicklein-Bayne with the following information: 1.) Name of Organization requesting permission; 2.) Contact person including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address; 3.) Intended use of photo (i.e. web, publication, slide show); and, 4.) duration of use.
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Information served here comes from a wide array of state, federal, regional, local, industrial, academic, and stakeholder partners. The Smith Trail partners make every effort to provide and maintain accurate, complete, usable, and timely information on our web site.
Partner-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by the National Park Service with permission. For other use, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under copyright law.
You are welcome to make a link to any of the web pages we have published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission.
Disclaimer of Endorsement:
The documents posted on this web site contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the user's convenience. The National Park Service Chesapeake Office does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.
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