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By accessing this and the websites of the associated publications, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this or associated websites. The materials contained in these websites are protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws.

These Terms and Policies explain how Geophysics Online (collectively, “GO!”, "publisher", “we”, “us”, or “our”) collects, uses, and shares information about you (“you”, “yours” or “user”) when you access or use our websites (“Services”).

Associated publications of Geophysics Online (publisher) are Journal of Geophysics (ISSN 2643-9271 print, 2643-2986 online) and Geodesy (ISSN 2832-4773 print, 2832-4781 (online).

Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Geophysics Online websites for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license, you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose or any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Geophysics Online websites;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or mirror the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Geophysics Online at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession, whether in electronic or printed format.


The material on Geophysics Online websites is provided "as is". Geophysics Online makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Geophysics Online does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of materials on its and associated websites. Finally, Geophysics Online does not relate otherwise to such materials on any sites linked to this and associated websites.


In no event shall Geophysics Online or its suppliers be liable for any damages arising from the use or inability to use the materials on Geophysics Online Internet sites, even if Geophysics Online or its authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Such damages include, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit or due to business interruption. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Geophysics Online websites could include technical, typographical, photographic, or other factual errors. Geophysics Online does not warrant that any of the materials on its websites are accurate, complete, or current. GO! may make changes to the materials in its websites at any time without prior notice. However, GO! does not make any commitment to update the materials.


Geophysics Online has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet websites and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. Inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Geophysics Online of the sites. Use of any such linked website is at the user's risk.

Site Terms of Use Modifications

Geophysics Online may revise these Terms of Service at any time without notice. By utilizing this and associated websites, you agree to be bound by the then-current version of these Terms of Service.


Because they involve copyright and related legal matters, including matters related to establishing timelines and priorities over scientific and patentable discoveries, all deals made on the websites of Geophysics Online or the associated publications are sealed on purchase (all sales final).

Governing Law

Any legal claim relating to Geophysics Online and its associated publications shall be governed by the laws of California regardless of conflict of law provisions.

The following are the Privacy and related policies applicable to the use of websites of Geophysics Online and its associated publications.


Last Updated: 01 Jan 2021

Users are responsible for any third-party data they provide or share through the Services and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide such data to us.

Information We Collect

We may collect and combine information about you when you access or use the Services, including:

Contact Information: such as:

  • address (street address, city, state, zip code)

Log and Usage Information: such as browser type you use, hardware model, operating system, IP address, unique device identifiers, access times, pages viewed, links clicked, and browsing behavior such as time spent, what site you came from, what site you visit when you leave us, and browsing behavior.

Account Information: if you create an account on the Services, we collect the information you provide to us related to the account, such as first and last name, username, password, and email address.

Transactional Information: items in your shopping cart, products purchased, product details, shipping information, purchase price, purchase date, and payment information.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect about you to provide, maintain, and improve our Services and other interactions we will have with you. For example, we use the information collected to:

  • Facilitate and improve your online experience;

  • Provide and deliver products and services, perform authentication, process transactions and returns, and send you related information, including confirmations, receipts, invoices, customer experience surveys, and product or Services-related notices;

  • Process and deliver promotions;

  • Respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;

  • If you have indicated to us that you wish to receive notifications or promotional messages;

  • Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect our rights and property and others;

  • Comply with our legal and financial obligations;

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities;

  • Provide and allow our partners to provide advertising and marketing targeted toward your interests.

How We May Share Information

We may share your Personal Information in the following situations:

  • Third-Party Services Providers. We may share data with service providers, vendors, contractors, or agents who complete transactions or perform services on behalf of GO!, such as those that assist us with our business and internal operations like shipping and delivery, payment processing, fraud prevention, customer service, gift cards, experiences, personalization, marketing, and advertising;

  • Change in Business. We may share data in connection with a corporate business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company, joint venture, corporate reorganization, insolvency or bankruptcy, financing or sale of company assets;

  • To Comply with Law. We may share data to facilitate the legal process from lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement demands as permitted by law.

  • With Your Consent. We may share data with third parties when we have your consent.

  • With Advertising and Analytics Partners. See the section entitled “Advertising and Analytics” below.

Google or Other Analytics

We may use Google Analytics or any other analytics service provided by a third party. We would use these third-party services to help analyze how users use the Service, analyze usage across devices, and offer improvements for all users.

Ads on the Service

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit our website. To opt out of interest-based advertising, please see the Section on advertising and analytics above.

Data Security

We implement commercially reasonable security measures designed to protect your information. Despite our best efforts, however, no security measures are completely impenetrable.

Data Retention

We store the information we collect about you for as long as necessary for the purpose(s) for which we collected it or for other legitimate business purposes, including to meet our legal, regulatory, or other compliance obligations.

EU Privacy Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals in certain countries, including the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom, have certain statutory rights concerning their personal data.

To the extent the information we collect is associated with an identified or identifiable natural person and is protected as personal data under GDPR, it is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Personal Data”.

Legal Bases For Processing Personal Data

We may process your Personal Data under applicable data protection law on the following legal grounds:

  • Contractual Necessity: we may process your Personal Data to enter into or to perform a contract with you.

  • Consent: where you have provided a consent to process your Personal Data. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

  • Legitimate interest: 

  • we process your Personal Data to provide our Services to you and our online user experience in general, to communicate with you, provide customer service, market, analyze and improve our business, and to protect our Services.

Age Limitations

Our publisher service is intended for adults ages 18 years and above. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, please email or write to us at the address listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please mark your inquiries as “COPPA Information Request”.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

GO! may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to visit this page to stay informed. If the changes are material, we may provide you with an additional notice to your email address or through our Services. Your continued use of the Services indicates your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.


You can opt-out of receiving our marketing emails or newsletters by contacting us as described under “Contact Us” below. We may still send you transactional messages, which include Services-related communications and responses to your questions.

Storage of Information in the United States

Information we maintain may be stored both within and outside the United States. If you access this information outside of the United States, you understand and agree to it that we may transfer your information to the United States and that U.S. laws may not afford the same level of protection as those in your country.

For additional applicable terms and respective policies, see the websites of the associated publications.

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at:

  • Geophysics Online
    3501 Jack Northrop Ave.
    Los Angeles CA 90250, USA