Terms of Use

The use of copyright is regulated by national, EU and international legislation, and by the Hydrographic Service’s policy, as established from time to time.

By signing the relevant agreements, the Hydrographic Service grants non-exclusive and non-transferable licenses for the use of its products and software . Breach of the relevant terms constitutes infringment of intellectual property rights or copyright, and legal remedies may be sought to protect these rights.

All material, including images, software, text and graphics, keys, keywords and labels, contained in the Site are copyright protected. Viewing and printing the contents of this site and distributing the documents it links to is permitted, provided that such documents will not be used for commercial or personal use, but solely for information purposes. The exchange, modification, sale, transmission or other commercial use of any information contained in this site is prohibited.

If any messages or material are sent by email or otherwise to this site, all such messages will be treated as non-confidential and non-exclusive, unless otherwise classified. The HS will have the right to freely use any concepts, ideals, learning methods or techniques that may be contained in messages sent to the site for any reason, without any compensation to the sender. However, the user agrees and understands that the HS will not be required to use any such ideas or material, and that the sender may not insist on any such use.