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The SeaDataNet Consortium and its suppliers own all intellectual property rights in the database. By using, copying or distributing all or any portion of the data, the user accepts the terms and conditions of this agreement, INCLUDING, IN PARTICULAR THE LIMITATIONS ON:; USE CONTAINED IN SECTION 1, 2, 4 & 6; LIABILITY IN SECTION 3; TRANSFERABILITY IN SECTION 5; WARRANTY AND FEEDBACK IN SECTION 7. AS USER YOU AGREE THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT SIGNED BY YOU. THIS AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE AGAINST YOU AND ANY LEGAL ENTITY THAT OBTAINED THE DATA AND ON WHOSE BEHALF IT IS USED. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE DATABASE

1. Definitions

 For the purpose of this license:

1."Database" means sets of marine observations, collected from various sea cruises and observation systems, aggregated, standardised and disseminated in unified formats by one or more archiving centre of the SeaDataNet Consortium;

2."Intellectual Property Rights" means all patents, claims in patents, trademarks, service marks, registered designs, applications for any of the foregoing and the right to apply for any of the foregoing in any part of the world, copyright, database rights, design rights, inventions, confidential information (including without limitation know-how) and all other similar or equivalent rights, whether registrable or not, subsisting in any country in the world;

3."License Agreement" means this agreement including any Annex or Schedule to it;

2. The License

1. The Licensor grants to the Licensee a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to retrieve and use data sets and products from the SeaDatanet service in accordance with this license.

2. Retrieval, by electronic download, and the use of Data Sets is free of charge, unless otherwise stipulated.

3. Regardless of whether the data are quality controlled or not, SeaDataNet and the data source do not accept any liability for the correctness and/or appropriate interpretation of the data. Interpretation should follow scientific rules and is always the user?s responsibility. Correct and appropriate data interpretation is solely the responsibility of data users.

4. Users must acknowledge data sources. It is not ethical to publish data without proper attribution or co-authorship. Any person making substantial use of data must communicate with the data source prior to publication, and should possibly consider the data source(s) for co-authorship of published results.

5. Data Users should not give to third parties any SeaDataNet data or product without prior consent from the source Data Centre.

6. Data Users must respect any and all restrictions on the use or reproduction of data. The use or reproduction of data for commercial purpose might require prior written permission from the data source.

7. Users are requested to inform SeaDataNet of any problems encountered with SeaDataNet-provided data. A timely and easy-to-use feedback procedure is available (sdn-userdesk@seadatanet.org), aimed at correcting data at the data source. This feedback will increase the quality of the data.

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