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Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

This website and the information it contains are provided as a public service by the Montréal Process Working Group and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service. This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features and for other like purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Restriction of Liability

The Montréal Process Working Group make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim 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 website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Montréal Process Working Group.


Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise indicated. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested. Please let us know if you are using or plan to use content from this site.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on the Montréal Process website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. We provide these links and pointers solely for our users' information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the Montréal Process Working Group website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website.

  • The Montréal Process Working Group does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
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  • The Montréal Process Working Group cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website
  • The Montréal Process Working Group is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
  • The Montréal Process Working Group does not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

Photographic Images

Photographs and images on this website are publicly owned, produced by the Montréal Process Working Group, government agencies and institutions, or have been obtained from non-governmental organizations and private photographers with their permission to use them on this website.

Conditions For Use

Photographs included on this website that are publicly owned are available for free for non-commercial scientific and educational uses. Conditions of use vary as follows, and acknowledgement is required:

Non-copyrighted Images

Use of these public domain images is unrestricted (i.e., free for any use). We ask that you credit the source of the images to this website or the image's department and agency. If an individual photographer is listed, we ask you to also credit them by name.

Copyrighted Images

In some cases, individual private photographers may have donated photographs for use on this website. These photos are labeled with an individual person's name, date, and institutional affiliation (if any). Use or reproduction of these privately owned images for commercial purposes (books, post cards, calendars, etc.) is not permitted without the express permission of the individual photographer.

Copyrighted images may be freely used for any non-commercial purpose. However, any use of copyrighted images requires notification of the copyright holder. Any commercial use must be disclosed to and conditions of use negotiated with the copyright holder. Use by non-profit organizations in connection with fund-raising or product sales is considered commercial use.

Please contact us if you have questions or wish to use images on this website.