Terms of Use

These Terms of Use, along with the Privacy Policy, apply to all of 探花精选, Inc.鈥檚 digital platforms, including this website and its subdomains, websites accessed through your mobile devices, our downloadable mobile applications and 探花精选鈥檚 own social media sites (鈥淢edia鈥).听 By accessing and using our Media, you agree to be bound to these Terms of Use.听 We may modify, add to, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time, and any modifications, additions or deletions to these terms will become immediately, prospectively effective upon posting.听 Please review these Terms of Use regularly.听 You agree that your continued use of the Media sites following posting of updated Terms of Use constitutes your consent to any changes.听


探花精选鈥檚 Media (including both its editorial content and the code used in programming the platforms) is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights reserved.听 Except as specifically provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Media may be reproduced, distributed, displayed, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system or used to create derivative works without prior consent of the copyright owner.听 You may copy and print content for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you include all copyright and other notices in the content, and that you do not modify the content.听听To request permission from 探花精选 for any other use, please email support@audubon.org


探花精选 owns many registered and common law trademarks in its name and its programs.听 Among 探花精选鈥檚 marks are American Birds, 探花精选, 探花精选 Adventures, 探花精选 Advisory, 探花精选 Americas, 探花精选 at Home, 探花精选 Florida, 探花精选 Guides, 探花精选 Nature Store, 探花精选 Photography Awards, 探花精选 Society, 探花精选 Vermont, Birdathon, Birding the Net, Bird Migration Explorer, Christmas Bird Count,, the Flying Egret Design Mark, Grazed on 探花精选 Certified Bird Friendly Land, Great Backyard Bird Count (jointly owned with Cornell University), Hummingbirds at Home, Migratory Bird Initiative, 探花精选, Plants for Birds, Project Puffin, and their associated logos.听 All rights reserved.听 探花精选 is committed to the enforcement of its trademark rights.听 Use of any 探花精选-owned marks without permission may constitute infringement under the law and result in legal action.

Third Party Content

探花精选鈥檚 Media include links to sites and services governed by the terms set by those third parties.听 探花精选 is not responsible in any way for any third party sites, or for any products or services that may be advertised by third parties on our Media platforms.听 探花精选 does not endorse the content, operators, products, or services of these providers.听听

John James 探花精选 Artwork

John James 探花精选鈥檚 鈥淏irds of America鈥 artwork is in the public domain. As a general rule, artwork in the public domain may be reproduced without a license.听 However, while an image itself may be in the public domain, the specific FORMAT that the image is in may still be protected by copyright law. This means that while 探花精选 may not control the rights to the images or the book itself, 探花精选 controls the rights to the specific digital files of the artwork that live on our website, and the use of these specific files requires our permission, as provided herein.听 You may use these digital files for non-commercial, educational purposes only. 听We do not grant permission to use the files from our website for any other purpose, including commercial projects. Parties interested in using the artwork for any other purpose, including commercial purposes, will need to source the image files elsewhere. 听Should you be interested in obtaining fine art prints, you can inquire via . This is a separate entity not affiliated with our organization.听

Migratory Bird Initiative/Bird Migration Explorer

The Geospatial Data associated with the maps on the Migratory Bird Initiative鈥檚 (MBI) Bird Migration Explorer (Explorer) is for use on the Explorer site only at explorer.audubon.org.听Users may link to the maps as they appear on the Explorer site, but no Geospatial Data may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including 鈥渕irroring鈥) to any other computer, server, Web site or other medium without 探花精选鈥檚 express prior written consent.听 You may not use any 鈥渄eep-link鈥, 鈥減age-scrape鈥, 鈥渞obot鈥, 鈥渟pider鈥 or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any Geospatial Data on the Explorer site.

Permitted Use of Media Materials

  • Materials include听but are not limited to: text, photographs, videos, animations, illustrations, charts, maps, graphs, derived data products;
  • Any use of the Materials available through the Media must be for personal and informational purposes only, and not for commercial purposes;
  • Materials听may not be modified;
  • No Materials may be used, copied or distributed separate from the accompanying text; and
  • Email addresses may not be retrieved in bulk for any reason, including commercial reasons, without specific written permission.听 Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by 探花精选.听

Nothing contained herein shall be constructed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right to any 探花精选 trademark.听 Unless expressly granted, all rights are reserved to 探花精选.

Posting Content to Media

探花精选 welcomes your participation in and contributions to its Media.听 By posting comments or other Materials you are agreeing to the following Terms:

  • The Media is to be used solely for non-commercial purposes.听 You may not use the Media to publish Materials containing any advertisements or solicitations for funds, good or services.
  • You may not post Material that is defamatory, obscene, hateful, harassing, or discriminatory, or that is a violation of any law, including those protecting privacy, publicity, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.
  • 探花精选 is not under any obligation to monitor the Materials residing on or transmitted to its Media; however, 探花精选 may, at its discretion and without warning, modify, remove or reject any posted Materials for any reason, including to prevent the violation of 探花精选鈥檚 rights or the rights of other parties, to comply with any law, regulation or other government request, or to operate its Media sites properly.
  • By posting, uploading or transmitting Material (including photographs) to Media sites, you represent and warrant that you are the sole owner of all rights in the posted Materials (including all copyrights) and/or that you have the right to license the Material to 探花精选 for all the uses contemplated herein; and no听part听to the Materials will infringe upon or violate any publicity, privacy, patent, copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights of any third parties.
  • By posting, uploading or transmitting Materials on or through 探花精选 Media, you hereby grant 探花精选 a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual,听 license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, sublicense and create derivative works based on the Material in any form or media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose, including commercial use.
  • You may not link to, post, upload, or transmit any software or other Material that contains a virus or other harmful malicious code.听 You may not use 探花精选鈥檚 media to distribute chain letters, mass mailings, or spam or to gather email addresses for the purpose of sending spam to other users
  • You must be at least 13 years old to post Materials on 探花精选 Media.

Mobile Text Messaging Terms of Use

By signing up to receive mobile SMS messages from 探花精选, you are agreeing to the following terms:

  • There is no fee from 探花精选 to receive text messages. Message and data rates may apply. Please check with your mobile service provider. Charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider or deducted from your prepaid account. Consent is not a requirement for purchase, which means opting in to use 探花精选鈥檚 SMS service does not obligate you to buy anything.
  • By subscribing to 探花精选 alerts, you consent to receive automated and recurring text messages from 探花精选. If you have any questions, text HELP to 42248听or contact us at 844-428-3826 or support@audubon.org. To stop receiving messages, text STOP to 42248. For information on data collection and use, please read our Privacy Policy.
  • Wireless operators do not guarantee message delivery and will not be liable for delayed or undelivered messages. 听探花精选 is not liable for delays in your receipt of any SMS message.

Representation, Warranty, and Indemnity

By using 探花精选鈥檚 Media, you represent and warrant that a) your use of the Media complies with these Terms of Use; and (b) the Material you post, upload, or transmit on or through 探花精选鈥檚 Media does not and will not violate any of these Terms of Use.听 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless 探花精选 and its directors, officers, members, employees and affiliates from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney鈥檚 fees) arising from: 1) your breach of any of the above representations and warranties; 2) your use of 探花精选鈥檚 Media; 3) the Materials you posted, uploaded or transmitted on or through 探花精选鈥檚 Media platforms; and 4) 探花精选鈥檚 use, publication, distribution or reproduction of any such Materials.

探花精选鈥檚 Limitation of Liability

All content on 探花精选鈥檚 Media is available 鈥渁s is鈥.听 探花精选 makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to its Media or any part thereof, including any warranties of title, non-infringement of copyright, trademark or patent rights of others, merchantability, or fitness or suitability for any purpose.听 In no event will 探花精选, its directors, officers, members, employees or affiliates be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages arising out of the use or inability to use the Media.听听

Copyright Agent

If you believe that your work has been reproduced on 探花精选鈥檚 Media without permission, please contact audubonconnect@audubon.org and be prepared to provide:

  • A description of the work you claim to be infringing and its location on 探花精选鈥檚 Media
  • Your contact information, including your name, email address, and phone number
  • A signed statement that you are the copyright owner or an authorized agent of the copyright owner, and that you have a good-faith belief that the material as posted on the Media is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information you have provided is truthful and accurate.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use, along with the Privacy Policy, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.听 Any dispute arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use or your use of 探花精选鈥檚 Media, shall be brought in any Federal or State Court located in New York County and the State of New York, and the parties hereby waive any objection that they may have to personal jurisdiction in these courts.

Copyright Notice

探花精选, Inc., 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10014, USA.听 All rights reserved.听 Some Materials delivered from the Media may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to those Materials.