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This site is maintained by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (“NEDCC”). Its purpose is to enable authorized users to develop and maintain disaster plans for their institutions by providing specifically designed interactive software and embedded information to automate the process of disaster planning. Users enter data specific to their institutions into content-enriched templates. These data are stored on the server and can be updated at recommended intervals. Access to the site is by authorized use only and via a password provided upon application to NEDCC.

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While all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of the information and software available from this server, NEDCC does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility as to the operation, quality, or functionality of the site. Access to the site may be interrupted, restricted, or delayed for any reason.

NEDCC also does not give any warranty or other assurance as to the content of the material appearing on the site, its accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or fitness for any particular purpose.

Users assume the entire risk related to their use of the information, processes, and software on this site. They are responsible for appropriate adherence to any disaster plan that results from use of the site. NEDCC cautions against and bears no responsibility for any institution’s reliance on a disaster plan that might have become outdated or have been adapted independent of the guidelines on the site.

To the full extent permissible by law, NEDCC disclaims all responsibility for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for loss in business projects, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising in contract, tort, or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the site or any material appearing on dplan.org, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using dplan.org.

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The content and software on this Web site are copyright protected. NEDCC holds the respective copyrights. All persons wishing to reproduce, redistribute, or adapt the content and software herein are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by the copyright holder and to obtain written permission for such use from NEDCC.

Users are permitted to print or download extracts from the content on dplan.org for their personal or institutional use only. None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use. Protected material may be used under the terms of “fair use” as defined in the copyright laws, which generally permit use for non-commercial educational purposes such as teaching, research, criticism, and news reporting.

Copyrights for disaster plans developed on the site are vested in the institutions that develop them. Users may print, download, or adapt their entire disaster plans without specific permission from NEDCC. Note, however, that their use of the plans remains subject to the disclaimers stated above.

Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this server, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

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This online disaster-planning template was prepared by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The development of the template was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).
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