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General Disclaimer

Updated July 1, 2022

GLOS products and services, including Seagull, are maintained by the Great Lakes Observing System Regional Association, a Michigan not-for-profit corporation (“GLOS”). Information presented on GLOS products and services is generally considered to be public information and may be distributed or copied, unless GLOS indicates that it has been notified otherwise. Please note the following.


Site Content

Although GLOS strives to provide completely accurate and up-to-date information, the information presented on GLOS products and services is subject to change without notice and is not guaranteed to be free from errors.

Some products and manufacturers may be mentioned in descriptive information or in metadata records. Mention of these products or manufacturers does not constitute an endorsement by GLOS.

The quality and completeness of both the metadata, data and any information products are the responsibility of the individual contributor, and not GLOS.  Individual contributors may be identified in metadata records.

Seals, initials, logos or agency identification cannot be used without the express written permission of GLOS.


External Links

GLOS products and services may have links to other websites. Links to private organizations provided with their permission may be available on GLOS products and services. Once you go to an outside website, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. It is always a good idea to read the privacy policy of any website that you visit.

GLOS does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained in a linked site. We also do not endorse the organizations or individuals maintaining sites that we link to, any views they express or any products/services they offer.

The appearance of external links on this website does not constitute an endorsement by GLOS of external websites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, GLOS does not exercise any editorial control over the information found at these locations. These links are provided to be consistent with the stated purpose of the GLOS  website.


Assumption of Risk

In accessing and using GLOS products and services, the user assumes all risks of losses or damages arising from or out of viruses, inaccurate or incomplete data, or from hyperlinks from GLOS products and services that may lead to other websites. ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED OR ARISING FROM BUGS, VIRUSES, FAULTS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS ARISING FROM OR CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE OR ARISING FROM HYPERLINKS IS DISCLAIMED.


Sole Discretion Over Content

In its sole discretion, GLOS reserves the right to delete, add or modify any content on GLOS products and services without prior notice.



GLOS reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations arising from use of GLOS products and services and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulatory bodies, or other third parties and disclosing any information which GLOS deems necessary or appropriate.


Limitation of Liability

GLOS shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from errors  or omissions in content served on GLOS products and services or the information posted on it or obtained from it, including but not limited to: 1) the unavailability or interruption of the Website or any features thereof, 2) use of GLOS products and services, 3) reliance on the content contained on the Website, or 4) any delay, error, omission, or failure in performance of GLOS products and services which is beyond GLOS’ control.



User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold GLOS and its partners, associates, agents, attorneys, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, and affiliates harmless from any liability, losses, claims, damages, costs, or  expenses arising from or related to any user’s use of GLOS products and services.


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