Disclaimer of Software and its Capabilities and Copyright Notice

This software Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER, version 2) was developed and prepared under Contract HSFEHQ-08-D-0726 between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Applied Technology Council (ATC). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in or derived from the software and its documentations do not necessarily reflect the views of FEMA or ATC. Additionally, neither FEMA nor ATC nor any of their employees make any warranty, expressed or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process in this software and its documentations.

ROVER version 2 is based on the 2002 edition of the FEMA 154 report, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, A Handbook and the 2005 edition of the ATC-20-1 Field Manual: Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings. These methodologies have changed over time and may change in the future. The user is advised to consult with ATC or FEMA on the latest editions of the applicable methodologies. The ROVER software is provided on an as-is basis. FEMA and ATC have made a good faith effort to rid the program of software defects and bugs. However, FEMA and ATC are not obligated to provide any maintenance, support, updates, enhancements, or modifications. FEMA and ATC may not be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including lost profits or downtime arising out of the use of this software, its documentation, or data obtained through the use of this software. FEMA and ATC will also not be held liable for any information input into the system by the user. The user should consult their legal counsel for any restrictions or additional security required by their organization for the data they will be imputing into the ROVER software. By downloading, installing, or using this program, the user acknowledges and understands the purpose and limitations of this software.

Disclaimer of Earthquake Information

The data, maps, and products (collectively, “ROVER”) provided through this system will be preliminary and subject to revision. Some ROVER information is computer generated and may not have received human review or official approval. Inaccuracies in ROVER may be present because of instrument or computer malfunctions, inaccurate input, or errors in programming, processing or transmittal. Subsequent review may result in significant ROVER revisions. All efforts have been made to provide accurate information, but reliance on, or interpretation of risk data from a single source is not advised.

ATC Copyright Notice

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Permission is granted for unlimited, non-exclusive, non-commercial use and distribution of ATC-20 evaluation forms, provided that this Copyright Notice appears on all copies and the Applied Technology Council name shall not be used in any advertising or publicity of Licensee product. Permission is further subject to the following conditions: (1) Licensee does not reprint, repackage or offer this form for sale or license; and (2) no material gain or financial profit is to be made from any sale or license of this form. Placards may be used without restrictions for their intended use as building postings. All rights not specifically granted to Licensee are herein reserved by ATC.