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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.

The data in the UERRA reanalyses catalogue are covered by the licensing conditions below.

Project acronym: UERRA

Project full title: "Uncertainties in Ensembles of Regional Reanalyses"

UERRA is funded by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)under Grant agreement no: 607193 .


Words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words used below shall mean:

  • UERRA Products: The items of the UERRA reanalyses catalogue hosted by ECMWF.

  • ECMWF: The European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) whose principal place of business is at Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom.

  • Direct Access: Access to the ECMWF systems by means of an interactive client software which allows the Licensee to retrieve UERRA Products.

  • Licensee: The person or the organisation he/she represents, authorised by the Licensor to use the UERRA Products.

  • Licensor: The Individual Partners in the UERRA Project as agreed in its Grant Agreement who has produced each Reanalysis product in question and the European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) whose principal place of business is at Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, United Kingdom.


I. Licence to Use the UERRA products

This licence agreement ("License") is a legal agreement between the Licensee and the UERRA Partners.

Information that will apply to the Licensee. "UERRA products" refer to data and their metadata downloadable from this portal. By agreeing to these terms the Licensee agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions in this Licence for the use of UERRA products. The "Licensee" means the individual or organisation, subject to the terms and conditions of this License, who is permitted to use the UERRA products.


License Permissions

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

1.2 Access to UERRA products 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 UERRA products, the Licensee shall inform the recipients of the source of that information by using the following or any similar notice and where the Licensee makes or contributes to a publication or distribution containing adapted or modified UERRA products, the Licensee shall provide the following or any similar notice:

The research and work leading to these results has received funding from the European Union

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 607193 .

Any such publication or distribution shall state that neither the European Commission nor ECMWF or UERRA Project or any of its beneficiaries 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 UERRA products belong, and will continue to belong, to the UERRA beneficiary who produced the data.

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

3. Provision of Additional Data Sets

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

4. Disclaimers

4.1 ECMWF and the UERRA beneficiaries do not warrant that UERRA products 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 UERRA products.

4.2 ECMWF and the UERRA Project and its beneficiaries exclude 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 nor the UERRA Project and its beneficiaries will be held liable for any damage, loss whether direct, indirect or consequential resulting from the Licensee's use of the UERRA products.

6. Termination of and Changes to this Licence

ECMWF and the UERRA Project may terminate this licence if the Licensee breaches its obligations under these terms. ECMWF and the UERRA Projects 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, 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 this data portal 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 UERRA products and the UERRA Project Coordinator at SMHI, Norrköping, Sweden.

They will have access to your personal data in order to perform their services for ECMWF or the UERRA Project but will have no further permission to use your personal data.

  • 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.

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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