GAATES Disclaimer

Use of GAATES Data and Products

The information on Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) Web pages are in the public domain, unless specifically noted otherwise, and may be used without charge for any lawful purpose so long as you do not: 1) claim it is your own (e.g., by claiming copyright for GAATES information — see below), 2) use it in a manner that implies an endorsement or affiliation with GAATES, or 3) modify its content and then present it as original material.

Use of the GAATES name (“Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments”) and/or logo are protected under trademark law and may not be used without permission from GAATES. Use of the GAATES name and/or logo to identify unaltered GAATES content or links to GAATES web sites are allowable uses. Permission may be requested for this use at Permission is not required to display unaltered GAATES products which include the GAATES name or GAATES logo as part of the original product. Neither the name nor logo may be used, however, in a manner that implies an endorsement or affiliation with GAATES.

Before using information obtained from any GAATES Web page, special attention should be given to the date and time of the data and products being displayed.

The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of information on GAATES Web pages. GAATES provides such information “as is,” and GAATES disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will GAATES be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

Use of Third-Party Data and Products

Third-party information and imagery are used by permission by the individual third-party provider. This third-party information may contain trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features to identify the source of the information. This does not imply an endorsement of the third-party data/products or their provider by GAATES. Please contact the third-party provider for information on your rights to further use these data/products.


Any reference or links from GAATES Web server service to any organization, entity, product, service or information does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by GAATES’ officers or employees, and are provided as a courtesy. We are not responsible for the contents of any “off-site” web pages referenced from GAATES Web pages.

Commenting policy for GAATES Social Networking sites/Blogs/forums

A number of social media/Web 2.0 tools and services used by GAATES website allow the members to post or otherwise contribute to the site. While we value your participation in these forums, please keep in mind that we expect conversations to follow the conventions of polite discourse. Therefore, we won’t allow comments that :

  • are from anyone younger than 16 years of age;
  • contain defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, abusive, profane, threatening, racially and ethnically hateful, or otherwise offensive or illegal information;
  • contain advertisements, endorsements, or promotions, including spam and similar content;
  • contain comments on matters unrelated to activities of GAATES or its programs, policies, operations, or general areas of interest;
  • contain impersonations;
  • contain viruses or similar harmful programs;
  • contain proprietary information or intellectual property that is posted without the approval of the owner;
  • recommend that members of the public contact a member of political office or legislature; or
  • contain comments regarding political campaign or regarding a political issue;

Posts that violate any of the GAATES comment policy will be removed immediately. Failure to comply with GAATES comment policy may result in a possible bar to your participation, or a complaint to the GAATES Site Administrator/Moderator that your have violated terms of participation and membership.

Linking to Our Site

The information on GAATES Web sites is in the public domain, unless specifically annotated otherwise, and may be used freely by the public. Before using information obtained from this server special attention should be given to the date & time of the data and products being displayed. This information shall not be modified in content and then presented as original material. More information about linking to our pages and using GAATES data is contained in our Disclaimer.