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Principles of using

Popularization of information regarding geology of Poland, its mineral natural resources, condition of the natural environment, as well as dissemination of research results in the field of geology are among major statutory tasks of the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute.

Acting in a framework of the institution, that serves as the national geological and hydrogeological survey, the Institute treats very seriously its obligations to the society and the State. Therefore, we do our best to provide our knowledge and experience as broadly as possible. It is also the fulfillment of the obligation to provide public access to information under the Act of 6 September 2001 on access to public information (Official Journal of 2019, item 1429, as amended. D.).

All materials provided on this website may be freely used for personal research and for further dissemination using classic and electronic media, respecting rules of the Act of the 4th of February 1994 on copyright and related rights (Official Journal of 2019, item 1231 as amended. D.).

However, we require the acknowledgement of the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute with the web address, eg: http://baza.pgi.gov.pl, http://geoportal.pgi.gov.pl, http://jaskinie.pgi.gov.pl, http://otwory.pgi.gov.pl etc in every case our materials are used.

Moreover, we appreciate information where and when our materials were used.

This permission does not, in any case, limit copyrights of the authors of particular publications, photographs, and graphics, according to appropriate legal regulations.