Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the ICARDA (the “Licensor”) Geoinformatics Website (the “Site”) is subject to the following terms and conditions, as well as all applicable laws. Your access to the Site is subject to your acceptance to these Terms and Conditions of Use (“T&Cs”), whether or not you are a registered user. By accessing, browsing, and using the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these T&Cs. If you do not agree with them you are not allowed to continue the use of the Site and you must discontinue NOW.

You must always acknowledge ICARDA as the source of the information.

Modification of the Agreement

The Licensor maintains the right to modify these T&Cs at any time and may do so by posting notice of such modifications on this page. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance of such modification. You should periodically visit this page to review the current T&Cs. 

Using information under this license

Use of copyright and database right material expressly made available under this license (the ‘Information’) indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions below.

The Licensor grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use the Information subject to the conditions below.

This license does not affect your freedom under fair dealing or fair use or any other copyright or database right exceptions and limitations.

Permitted Uses

  • You are granted the right to:

Use, copy, publish, distribute and transmit the Information with due acknowledgment and for non-commercial purposes;

  • Adapt the Information;

Remix, transform and build upon the Information.


When using the Information in any of the above ways you must:

  • Acknowledge the source of the Information and the identified authors by including any attribution statement specified by the Licensor and, where possible, provide a link to this license;
  • If you are using Information from several providers and multiple attributions are not practical in your product or application, you must mention that your product contains some of the Licensor Information;
  • Declare, in any publication, whether printed, electronic or broadcast, based wholly or in part on the Information the original creators, depositors or copyright holders, or the funders of the Information and the Licensor bears no responsibility for the further analysis or interpretation of it;
  • At the conclusion of your research present for deposit in the GU on a suitable medium and at my own expense any new Information which has been derived from the materials supplied or which have been created by the combination of the Information supplied with other Information. The deposit of the derived Information will include sufficient explanatory documentation or metadata to enable the new Information to be accessible.
  • Not to use the Site to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to engage in any conduct which would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
  • Post or transmit any discriminatory, libelous, harassing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or otherwise unlawful content;
  • Not to use the Site to pass as other parties or entities;
  • Use the Site to upload any content that contains a software virus, “Trojan Horse” or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the Site or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses the Site;
  • Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
  • Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on the site;
  • Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
  • Claim a relationship with or represent any business, association, or other organization with which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship or represent;
  • Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
  • Post any material that infringes upon or violates the intellectual property rights of another; or
  • Collect or store personal information about others.


Certain portions of the Site are limited to registered users and/or allow a user to request support or services online by entering personal information. You agree that any information provided to the Licensor in these areas will be complete and accurate, that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the Site under the name of, another person, and that you will not adopt a user name that the Licensor, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.

Termination of Use

The Licensor may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to and use of this Site without notice and for any reason, including for violation of these T&Cs or for other conduct which the Licensor, in its sole discretion, believes is unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of termination, you will no longer be authorized to access the Site, and the Licensor will use any means possible to enforce this termination.

Other Site Links

Some links on the Site lead to websites that are not operated by the Licensor and over which the Licensor has no control or capacity to review or control their content. The Licensor provides these links to users for convenience. These links are not an endorsement of products, services, or information, and do not imply an association between the Licensor and the operators of the linked website. When you select a link to an outside website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of the owner/sponsors of that outside website.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Licensor and all of its employees and agents from any and all liabilities incurred in connection with any claim arising from any breach by you of these T&Cs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. You agree to cooperate fully in the defense of any such claim. The Licensor reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You agree not to settle any matter without the written consent of the Licensor.

Disclaimer of Warranty

You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Site, or any material available through this Site, is at your own risk. Neither the Licensor nor its employees warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted, problem-free, free of omissions, or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site. The content and function of the Site are provided to you “as is,” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, or currency.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will the Licensor or its employees be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any other damages.