Disclaimers and agreements

Terms relating to information and data accessed, used and shared through GBIF

Names and boundaries of countries, territories and islands

Names of countries, territories and islands are based on recommendations made through the ISO-3166 standard

Maps and boundaries

GBIF does not guarantee the accuracy of the maps available through its portal and web services. The boundaries, colours, denominations or other information shown on maps do not imply any judgement on the part of GBIF concerning the legal status of any territory, or the endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries. Users must observe the copyright and licensing provisions included with all maps.

Data

GBIF does not guarantee the accuracy of the biodiversity data served through its portal and web services. Use of data accessed through the portal and web services is at the user’s own risk. Users must observe the provisions of the Data Use Agreement and data publishers must observe the provisions of the Data Sharing Agreement.