MarLIN

information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles

Terms and Conditions

The copyright of the MarLIN website and other MarLIN branded websites rests with the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Unless specified below, the website (or part thereof) may not be copied, reproduced, or duplicated without the permission of the Association.

Use of MarLIN information

MarLIN provides information on the marine biodiversity of the North East Atlantic, freely, over the Web. The information provided by the MarLIN website (the TEXT ONLY) is publicly available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

NOTE that images and other media featured on this website are each governed by their own copyright and terms (see below) and they may or may not be available for reuse.

In summary - individuals and organizations may:

  • use the information provided for your own private use or for use in the ordinary course of your business (non-commercial);
  • use the information to support your own research (non-commercial);
  • use the information in the preparation of educational materials for schools and the public;

Provided that:

  • all uses comply with these terms and conditions;
  • the source of the information, i.e. MarLIN, is fully attributed (including citation and URL), and that
  • MarLIN is informed of the use of the information.

Individuals and organizations may NOT:

  • download or print the content, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the content that appears on our website; nor
  • copy, duplicate or otherwise reproduce any or all of the content for uses not explicitly stated in these terms and conditions without the express permission of MarLIN and the MBA.

Content is deemed to include all written materials, illustrations (including maps), code and the MarLIN or MBA logo.

Commercial use

Anyone wishing to use the content of the MarLIN website for, or in, any commercial endeavour must request permission. Please contact to Dr Harvey Tyler-Walters (htw@mba.ac.uk) directly or care of MarLIN via marlin@mba.ac.uk.

Citation (or Attribution)

All users of the information or other content of the MarLIN website must correctly attribute the source of the information.

Where an author is given, for example on our online species and habitat reviews, the web page(s) may be cited as follows, indicating the researcher name, year of the last update, title, citation date and that it is available on the MarLIN website. For example:

Budd, G.C. 2014. Alcyonium digitatum Dead man's fingers. In Tyler-Walters H. and Hiscock K. (eds). Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Reviews, [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Available from: www.marlin.ac.uk

Tyler-Walters, H., 2003. Lophelia reefs. In Tyler-Walters H. and Hiscock K. (eds). Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Reviews, [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Available from: www.marlin.ac.uk

Where no author is given, then the website as a whole must be cited.

MarLIN (Marine Life Information Network), 2016. Marine Life Information Network. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 01/01/09]. Available from: www.marlin.ac.uk

The sensitivity assessment database can be cited as follows:

Tyler-Walters H., Hiscock K. (eds), Tillin, H.M., Stamp, T, Readman, J.A.J., Perry, F., Ashley, M, De-Bastos, E.S.R., D'Avack, E.A.S., Jasper, C, Gibb, N., Mainwaring, K., McQuillan, R.M., Wilson, C.M., Roche, C. Budd, G.C., Hill, J.M., Jackson, A., White, N., Rayment, W.J., Wilding, C.M., Marshall, C.E., Wilson, E., Riley, K., Neal, K.J. Sabatini, M., Durkin, O.C., Ager, O.E.D., Bilewitch, J., Carter, M., Hosie, A.M., Mieszkowska, N., Lear, D.B., 2017. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Review Database [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Available from: www.marlin.ac.uk

A citation is suggested on most of our web pages.

In addition, we ask that websites that refer to or use our information provide a link (URL) to our website. Please let us know so that we can consider providing a reciprocal link. Please direct any questions regarding the use of the MarLIN information to Dr Harvey Tyler-Walters (htw@mba.ac.uk) or care of MarLIN via marlin@mba.ac.uk.

Disclaimer

Neither the Copyright holder nor any other person involved in the MarLIN project gives any warrant or undertakings as to or accepts liability for the accuracy and currency of the data and images published on this site or any other purpose to which the data, information, and images may be used.

Use of images

By contributing images (and/or video) to MarLIN, the owners of those images have agreed to their use on the MarLIN website, in MarLIN publications, posters, and other promotional material. Contributors retain the copyright of their images. MarLIN indicates the individual or organization that supplied each image and brief contact details on the website.

Unless the image providers have stated to the contrary (see acknowledgment)

Images shown on the MarLIN website may only be used:

  • in personal, educational, non-for-profit papers and presentations on a single use basis, e.g. to illustrate schools reports, university student papers, posters and/or presentations.

Provided that: that users acknowledge the photographer, copyright holder and that it was published on the MarLIN website. For example

Image: Jon Davies/JNCC (published on the MarLIN website)

Images MUST NOT be used:

  • for any commercial purpose, or
  • for any purpose resulting in wide dissemination, e.g. in other websites (educational or otherwise), leaflets, promotional brochures or public displays (including educational displays) or public reports.

If images are required for commercial purposes or for wide dissemination, the image provider MUST be contacted for permission directly (unless otherwise stated and not through the MarLIN team) and the form of acknowledgment obtained from the owner. Contact details for image providers are provided on the MarLIN website as part of our acknowledgment.

The MarLIN website and associated images are archived by the UK Web Archive, provided by the British Library.

Please direct any questions regarding the use of the MarLIN images (inc. video) to Dr Harvey Tyler-Walters (htw@mba.ac.uk) or care of MarLIN via marlin@mba.ac.uk.

Use of data

Any data (e.g. survey data or records) presented via the MarLIN website are managed and hosted by DASSH and are subject to DASSH's terms and conditions.

Notes

The MarLIN team reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice. It is the user's responsibility to ensure that they comply with our terms and conditions at the time of use and on each subsequent use. Last updated June 2016.