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Online terms of use

The ArcGIS.com website allows you to create maps; share your maps, data, and apps; and manage your content. You can also access maps, data, apps, and tools that have been shared by the community, including Esri and other commercial data providers. As a user of the website, whether you are storing, sharing, or using content, you agree to certain terms and conditions of use, including but not limited to what is listed below.

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Content is subject to terms of use. ArcGIS Online contains public and shared content that is typically available for your personal or noncommercial use. The specific terms of use for content items are provided in the access and use constraints for that content. As a content user, it is your responsibility to abide by the content owner's terms of use. As a content owner, it is your responsibility to clearly define the terms of use in the access and use constraints field of the item properties.

Permission to reproduce. By sharing content publicly and creating public groups in ArcGIS Online, you expressly grant Esri and end users of ArcGIS Online permission to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, and distribute content, subject to any use constraints you provide.

Honor all copyright laws. You must not post copyrighted material to ArcGIS Online unless you have express permission to do so. This includes but is not limited to maps, layers, services, text, photos, images, and screen captures. You can report copyright violations to Esri through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notification page.

Participation is at your own risk. You take responsibility for content and groups shared by your user name and use content at your own risk.

Be respectful. Do not use obscene, racist, or sexually explicit language. Esri reserves the right to remove item and group descriptions that are abusive, hateful, or defame or insult anyone. Esri also reserves the right to remove items and groups that are not related to geographic information.

Solicitations or advertisements are not allowed. Groups of a commercial nature designed to promote a service or product are not allowed. You may link to other informational websites when relevant to your group or content.

Proprietary rights and privacy. Information added to ArcGIS Online is subject to Esri's Proprietary Rights Acknowledgment and will be handled in accordance with Esri's Privacy Policy.