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License Agreement and Privacy Statement

This document contains two parts: (I) the license agreement and (II) the Data Protection and Personal Privacy Statement.

At the end of the document, you will have to confirm that you have read both parts and consent to each of them in order to complete your registration.

I. Licence to Use the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service Products

This licence agreement ("License") is a legal agreement between the Licensee and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ("ECMWF"), on behalf of the European Commission, and sets out the terms for use of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service ("CAMS") Information that will apply to the Licensee. "CAMS Information" refers to data and their metadata downloadable from the CAMS portals. By agreeing to these terms the Licensee agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions in this Licence for the use of CAMS Information. The "Licensee" means the individual or organisation, subject to the terms and conditions of this License, who is permitted to use the CAMS Information. "CAMS Contractors" refers to providers of Copernicus related goods and services to ECMWF.

CAMS is funded under the Regulation (EU) No 377/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 establishing the Copernicus Programme ("the Copernicus Regulation"), and operated by ECMWF under an agreement with the European Commission dated 11 November 2014 ("ECMWF Agreement").

Access to all CAMS Information is regulated under Regulation (EU) No 1159/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 Jul 2013 on the European Earth monitoring programme, under the ECMWF Agreement and under the ECMWF agreement. This License is designed to reflect the relevant law.

License Permissions

1.1 This License is free of charge, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free and perpetual.

1.2 Access to CAMS Information is given for the purpose of the following use in so far as it is lawful:

  1. reproduction;

  2. distribution;

  3. communication to the public;

  4. adaptation, modification and combination with other data and information;

  5. any combination of points (1) to (4).

1.3 Where the Licensee communicates to the public or distributes or publishes CAMS Information, the Licensee shall inform the recipients of the source of that information by using the following or any similar notice:

'Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service Information [Year]'.

Where the Licensee makes or contributes to a publication or distribution containing adapted or modified CAMS Information, the Licensee shall provide the following or any similar notice:

'Contains modified Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service Information [Year]';

Any such publication or distribution shall state that neither the European Commission nor ECMWF is responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 All Intellectual Property Rights in the CAMS Information belong, and will continue to belong, to the European Union.

2.2 All new Intellectual Property Rights created as a result of modifying or adapting the CAMS Information will be owned by the creator.

3. Provision of Additional Data Sets

This license only covers CAMS information. Access to information related to CAMS information to which the Licensee is directed through this portal may be subject to different license terms.

4. Disclaimers

4.1 ECMWF does not warrant that CAMS Information will be free from errors or omissions or that such errors or omissions can or will be rectified, or that the Licensee will have uninterrupted access to CAMS Information.

4.2 ECMWF excludes all warranties, conditions, terms, undertakings, obligations whether express or implied by statute including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

5. Liabilities

ECMWF will not be held liable for any damage, loss whether direct, indirect or consequential resulting from the Licensee's use of the CAMS Information.

6. Termination of and Changes to this Licence

ECMWF may terminate this licence if the Licensee breaches its obligations under these terms. ECMWF may revise this Licence at any time and will provide reasonable notice to the Licensee of any revisions, which will affect future downloads.

II. Data Protection and Privacy Statement

The personal data you provide in the registration form will only be used internally by ECMWF and its CAMS Contractors, in an aggregated form, and for the sole purpose of improving the portal and of reporting the use of the portal to the European Commission. It will not be redistributed by any means, nor used for any other purpose. It will be processed in accordance with the ECMWF Data Protection Policy. By registering you allow ECMWF to process your personal data based upon the following rules:

  • Purpose(s) of the processing

Your personal data is collected and further processed for the purpose of the management of this portal and to derive use statistics of the products and services available in the CAMS data portals in order to improve user relations.

  • Recipients of the data processed

For the purpose detailed above, access to your personal data is given to ECMWF staff members in charge of managing the Copernicus services. ECMWF may ask its CAMS Contractors to assist ECMWF with its tasks. These CAMS Contractors will have access to your personal data in order to perform their services for ECMWF, but will have no further permission to use your personal data. ECMWF may share your personal data with the Copernicus unit of the European Commission and the Copernicus User Forum (a working group set up by the European Commission, under Art. 30 (2) of the Copernicus Regulation), in order to assist with the identification of user requirements and the coordination of national user communities. The Copernicus User Forum may approach you only for purposes of improving user relations, subject to your further consent. No personal data is shared with other third parties.

  • Categories of data processed

The only personal data collected and further processed is the information you enter yourself in the registration form. ECMWF needs your personal data to be able to contact you with feedback related to the portal. The only compulsory fields concern your name and your email address.

  • Modalities of the processing operation

You will be asked to enter your personal data to an online registration form. The contents of the registration form will be automatically stored in a database.

  • Right of access and rectification

You may ask ECMWF for a copy of your personal data. You may also ask ECMWF to rectify the personal data, which it holds about you. In order to do either, you should address your request in writing to the ECMWF Personal Data Controller at the following addresses: personal-data-controller@ecmwf.int or Legal Section, ECMWF, Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom.

  • Data retention

No personal data is processed and kept for historical or scientific purposes but only for the purposes outlined above.

  • Concerns and Complaints

If you have a concern or complaint about the way that your personal data has been or is being processed, please direct it to the ECMWF Legal Section, Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom (copernicus-legal@ecmwf.int).

III. Arbitration Clause and Governing Law

In the event of a dispute arising in connection with these terms, the parties shall attempt to settle their differences in an amicable manner. If any dispute cannot be so settled, it shall be finally settled under the Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one arbitrator appointed in accordance with the said rules sitting in London, United Kingdom. The proceedings shall be in the English language. The right of appeal by either party to regular Courts on a question of law arising in the course of any arbitral proceedings or out of an award made in any arbitral proceedings is hereby agreed to be excluded.

ECMWF is an intergovernmental organisation and not directly bound by any law outside of the provisions enacted by its organs or agreements it enters. It is therefore the intention of the parties that these terms shall comprehensively govern the legal relations between the parties to the License, without interference or contradiction by any unspecified law. However, where a matter is not specifically covered by these terms or a provision of the license terms is ambiguous or unclear, resolution shall be found by reference to the laws of England and Wales, including any relevant EU law.

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