Welcome to the Open Green Map website. By using our Website, you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms of Service. Please read them carefully, as they may have changed since your last visit. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add or remove portions of these Terms. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Terms to the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean that you accept those changes.
The Open Green Map Website located at new.opengreenmap.org is a copyrighted work belonging to Green Map System. Certain features of the Site may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Site in connection with such features. If you violate any of these Terms, you automatically forfeit your right to use the Website, regardless of any actions we take or don’t take to enforce such forfeiture.
These Terms of Service describe the legally binding terms and conditions that oversee your use of the Website. BY LOGGING INTO THE SITE, YOU ARE BEING COMPLIANT THAT THESE TERMS and you represent that you have the authority and capacity to enter into these Terms. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ALL OF THE PROVISION OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT LOG INTO AND/OR USE THE SITE.
This Website is intended to serve a general audience and does not provide specific features or services targeted at children under age 13. We do not knowingly solicit personal information regarding children under age 13, as stated in the COPPA guidelines
Scope of Services
In order to encourage inclusive participation in sustainable
community development, Green Map System provides the public with access
to Green Maps, which are locally-authored maps that use Green Map Icons
to indicate natural, cultural, social and/or sustainability sites,
routes and resources (“Green Map”). A Green Map may be printed or
digitalized or created in other formats, including but not limited to an
interactive Open Green Map ("OGM Map") created with our Open Green Map
Visitors to this Website ("you") are responsible for obtaining any equipment and Internet service necessary to access our Website and must pay any fees for the equipment and service you select. We may alter, suspend, or discontinue this Website in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice. The Website may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.
Green Map System grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to access the Site solely for your own personal, noncommercial use.
User Content. "User Content" means any and all information and content that a user submits to the Site. You are exclusively responsible for your User Content. You bear all risks associated with use of your User Content. You hereby certify that your User Content does not violate our Acceptable Use Policy. You may not represent or imply to others that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Green Map System. Because you alone are responsible for your User Content, you may expose yourself to liability. Green Map System. is not obliged to backup any User Content that you post; also, your User Content may be deleted at any time without prior notice to you. You are solely responsible for making your own backup copies of your User Content if you desire.
License. Unless otherwise specified, all User Content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ . Users can can add a specific license on each of their Maps on the Website, which applies to all User Content associated with their Maps. In case such a license is added at the Map level, that license supersedes the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license for all User Content associated with that Map.
We do not claim ownership of Content submitted by users without compensation from Green Map System and made publicly accessible through our Website. By submitting such Content, however, you agree to grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, and publicly perform or display such Content. This license shall remain in effect until we delete the Content from our systems.
Contributors retain all rights to all Content they post. We are not responsible for protecting the rights of any Contributor to his or her Content, and Contributors are not entitled to our assistance in protecting such Content.
All Contributors irrevocably grant Green Map System and its representatives, affiliates, licensees and assigns the absolute right and permission to use in any manner or form the Content in conjunction therewith for any lawful purpose.
All Contributors further waive any right to inspect or approve the use of the Data and understand that Green Map System shall not be obligated in any way to compensate or make any payment for the uses described herein.
All Contributors warrant that they have full and complete power to grant the rights herein granted; and, that all text in the material is true and accurate and reflects personal observations and opinions; and, that he/she holds Green Map System and its representatives, affiliates, licensees and assigns harmless from any and all claims that may arise out of the use of the Material.
Acceptable Use Policy. The following terms constitute our "Acceptable Use Policy": You agree not to use the Site to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content (i) that violates any third-party right or any intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (iii) that is harmful to minors in any way; or (iv) that is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.
In addition, you agree not to: (i) upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Site any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (ii) send through the Site unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages; (iii) use the Site to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users without their consent; (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Site, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, whether through password mining or any other means; (vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Site; or (vi) use software or automated agents or scripts to produce multiple accounts on the Site, or to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to the Site.
We reserve the right to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Account in accordance with Section 8, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
If you provide Green Map System with any feedback, images or suggestions regarding the Site, you hereby assign to Green Map System all rights in such Feedback and agree that Green Map System shall have the right to use and fully exploit such Feedback and related information in any manner it believes appropriate. Green Map System will treat any Feedback you provide to Green Map System as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
You agree to indemnify and hold Green Map System and its officers, employees, and agents harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third-party due to or arising out of (a) your use of the Site, (b) your violation of these Terms, (c) your violation of applicable laws or regulations or (d) your User Content. Green Map System reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Green Map System. Green Map System will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
Icons: Open for new Collaboration and Innovation
Our nonprofit, Green Map System, Inc. has re-licensed the once-copyrighted Green Map Icons, v3 for use under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license (+CC).
Attribution - NonCommercial - Share Alike
This Creative Commons 4.0 license means you can freely use the Green Map Icons on non-commercial projects of any kind, adapt and share them provided that you give credit to Green Map System and share your project as described below. Reciprocity from any income-generating project is expected. Our +CC: for any commercial or non-conforming usage, you must contact us in advance for permission.
Green Map's icons and selected engagement tools are licensed under the Creative Commons, as detailed here. We encourage you to include, reprint or otherwise use our work under the terms below the list of what you can create.
Credit: Green Map System Icons, CC BY-NC-SA +CC
Within the Creative Commons 4.0 parameters, you can share and adapt our icons and tools to create many more types of projects, as demonstrated by the Projects to create Green Maps, experiences, education, consulting, planning processes, technologies, tools, design goods and media :
As per the license, you are free to:
- Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms as follows:
You may copyright your own Green Map, for example, as long as you include the credit for Green Map Icons as shown below. Read the full license terms here. CopyFair (a new license in development) for commercial usage is under consideration, so those who benefit contribute in the spirit of mutual aid.
- Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. Send email@example.com a link to your attribution.
- NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
- ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
- Creative Commons 4.0 United States License, allows additional requirements as a +CC. Green Map System adds: For any commercial or non-conforming usage, you must contact us in advance for permission.
Access to our Logo
The Green Map logo is trademarked in the United States, the European Community and Taiwan. This trademark is not licensed under the Creative Commons, and the trademark is retained by Green Map System. You may request a limited license using the form below.
This is a one-year license has automatic renewals unless terminated in writing by Green Map System. Our policy may change without prior notice. Generally, if you are using our icons and tools for positive projects, as per the perimeters above, you may use the name Green Map.
How to Credit Material from Green Map in publications: In order to cite Green Map System, we suggest that you use this citation format, or similar.
Example Citation: Green Map System (2017). Author: Janet Felsten, Baltimore Green Map: Discover. Enjoy. Learn. Take Action. Retrieved June 2, 2017, from Green Map System’s Impact Book, page 31-32: http://GreenMap.org/impacts
Credit: Green Map System Icons, CC BY-NC-SA
Right Use PolicyNon-Commercial Use: Permission is granted to use and copy Green Map documents for any non-commercial use, subject to the following restrictions:The above notice appears on all copies and documentation.
The name "Green Map System" shall not be used in any advertisements or publicity programs without specific permission.
Commercial Use: Any commercial use of documents on this website will require a license and a fee. Under no circumstances can any files be altered or distributed without specific written permission.
To contact Green Map System: email: info @ greenmap.org