DATA USE AGREEMENT
FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC DATA


PLEASE READ THIS DATA USE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT") CAREFULLY. BY DOWNLOADING, OBTAINING VIA LDM ACCESS, OR USING THE DATA OR DATA PRODUCTS, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND BECOME A PARTY TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
1. User. The ˇ§Userˇ¨ is a person or organization that downloads or receives via the LDM (www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/ldm/) the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data or Data Products (as defined in the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Distribution Policy) from any sources including, but not limited to, the Taiwan Analysis Center for COSMIC (TACC), the UCAR COSMIC Data Analysis and Archival Center (CDAAC), and/or NOAA/NESDIS.
2. Permitted Uses and Restrictions. This Agreement allows the User to use the Data or Data Products for any lawful purpose on a nonexclusive basis. When registering, the User must indicate how the Data or Data Products will be used. Any change in use and user information must be reported to the TACC web site by resubmitting the data use agreement.
3. Data Policy. All users agree to comply with the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Distribution Policy as set forth on the NSPO TACC and UCAR CDAAC web sites(Data Distribution Policy).
3a. Data Retrieval. FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC data products may be retrieved from the CDAAC or TACC web sites through the use of normal web browsers or wget program as entire files. Files may not be retrieved in fragmented form. Use of "Internet download acceleration programs" is strictly forbidden as the use of such programs has effectively denied access to other users.
3b. Users may also receive data using the Internet LDM event driven data distribution (www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/ldm), after approval from NSPO/UCAR.
4. Transfer of Data. Users are not allowed to transfer the Data to any unauthorized person or organization.
5. Term and Termination. The Agreement is valid only during the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Distributaion Policy effective period. The Data Distribution Policy shall be reviewed periodically to ensure that scientific and operational applications of the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data are not impeded. The Userˇ¦s rights under this Agreement will terminate automatically without notice if the User fails to comply with any term of this Agreement .
6. Fees. There is no fee for the Data or Data Products transferred to the user electronically. If the User wishes to receive the Data or Data Products on media, there may be a charge for the media and for shipping, handling, and any and all taxes.
7. Disclaimer of Warranty on Data. The User expressly acknowledges and agrees that use of the Data or Data Products is at Userˇ¦s sole risk. The Data and Data Products are provided "AS IS" and without any express or implied warranty or representation of any kind, including that the Data or Data Products are error-free or will be provided without interruption.
8. Limitation of Liability. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall NSPO or UCAR be liable for any incidental, special, indirect or consequential damages arising out of or relating to this Agreement.
9. No Support/Modifications. The Data or Data Products are provided without any support or maintenance, and without any obligation to provide the User with modifications, improvements, or updates of the Data Products. However, users of LDM technology will receive support from UCAR/Unidata (www.unidata.ucar.edu))
10. Notices. Any publications, press releases or other communications regarding the Data or Data Products shall acknowledge Taiwanˇ¦s National Space Organization (NSPO) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) for providing the Data or Data Products.
11. Complete Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of the Data or Data Products and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement will be binding unless in a writing and signed by both NSPO and UCAR. The Agreement is subject to change as circumstances may require and as deemed necessary by either or both NSPO and UCAR.





By clicking on the "Agree" button, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC Data Distribution Policy. You will provide application / registration information. The application will be reviewed by both NSPO and UCAR. Upon approval, you will be notified via email.