Disclaimer and copyright

Find out about disclaimer and copyright for the Department of Transport's coastal data and charts.

Disclaimer for use of nautical charts and Notices to Mariners

The State of Western Australia acting through the Department of Transport wishes to encourage the use of our charts and Notices to Mariners. Organisations and individuals may access the charts and Notices to Mariners found on this webpage ("the Information") free of charge, may copy or reproduce the Information and may distribute, sell, or offer any of the results of copying or reproducing to anyone else, subject to the following conditions:

  1. You may not modify the Information, nor distribute, sell or offer any of the results of modifying the Information to anyone else. 'Modify' means to alter it in any way, including any redevelopment or modification 'any generalisation or selective editing' any merger of the Information with other material 'creating a computer program intended to be accessed or operated in conjunction with the information' or adding any advertising material, logo, notes or similar.
  2. On any digital or hard copy reproductions, you must acknowledge the State of Western Australia acting through the Department of Transport as the original owner and copyright holder or retain the existing acknowledgements.
  3. You agree to be bound by the terms of the following disclaimer and you must include the following disclaimer on any reproductions (hard copy or electronic) of the Information:

When using the Information for commercial or non-commercial purposes, the State of Western Australia acting through the Department of Transport gives no warranty of any kind whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise in respect to the availability, accuracy, currency, completeness, quality or reliability of the Information or that the Information will be fit for any particular purpose or will not infringe any third party Intellectual Property rights and the liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence, negligent misstatement and pure economic loss) of the Department for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, cost or expense howsoever resulting from the use of or reliance on, the Information is entirely excluded.

Copyright and licensing

Our coastal data information is available under the Creative Commons Attribution International (CC BY 4.0) licence.

This licence allows users to distribute, remix and build upon a work, and create Derivative Works, even for commercial use, provided they credit the original creator.

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