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 NTSB Website's Policies and Notices

Website Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone visiting any area of this Web site consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, as amended by the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (codified at 18 U.S.C. ยง 1030).

Reproduction of Materials from the NTSB Web Site and Publications

Text Content

Text appearing on NTSB Web pages, in reports, recommendation, and public dockets, unless otherwise noted, was prepared by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties and, therefore, is not subject to copyright. By publishing its reports and recommendations and opening public dockets, the NTSB has placed the contents prepared by its staff in the public domain. This material may be freely copied and, at your discretion, credited to the NTSB with a "Courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board" notation. The Board requests that uses of its material be accurate and complete.

If copyrighted text is included on an NTSB Web page, in the docket, or in an NTSB publication, it should be specifically identified. Use by the NTSB of copyrighted material and publication on the NTSB Web site or in a printed report or other type of document does not constitute permission for the public to use the material without complying with copyright laws. It is the user's responsibility to contact copyright holders and obtain permission to use the material.

Graphics and Imagery

Permission to use and or reproduce the NTSB logo and the Seal of the NTSB is granted on a case by case basis. See 49 CFR 803. Granting permission to use or reproduce the NTSB logo and/or Seal of the NTSB does not explicitly or implicitly convey NTSB's endorsement of the site, publication or circumstance where it will be used by a requester. Once a requester receives confirmation from the NTSB that the Logo/NTSB shield may be used, the requester may, at his or her discretion, credit NTSB with a "Courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board" notation.

Alternatively, graphics which involve photographs, illustrations, and other pictorial materials and images found on the NTSB Web site, except where copyrighted, were prepared or created by the personnel of the NTSB and their publication indicates that the NTSB has placed them in the public domain.

In the case of copyrighted photographs, illustrations or other pictorial materials and images, although the NTSB may have placed the image in an NTSB public domain report, recommendation or other document, the NTSB's use does not constitute permission for the public, in turn, to use the material without complying with copyright laws. It is the user's responsibility to contact copyright holders and obtain permission to use the material. Therefore, with the exception of photographs, illustrations, and other pictorial materials and images created by the NTSB, copyrighted photographs, illustrations and other pictorial materials and images found on the NTSB web site should not be reused without permission.