TERMS OF USE

GARDIAN is an online portal that provides access to agricultural research data produced by CGIAR Centers and their implementing partners. It is administered by the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture (which is co-led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture and the International Food Policy Research Institute). Access to GARDIAN is provided as a public good in accordance with CGIAR’s mission to reduce poverty, improve food and nutrition security, and improve natural resources and ecosystem services.


Use of GARDIAN and its contents is subject to these TERMS OF USE which incorporate our
PRIVACY NOTICE and
DISCLAIMER NOTICE by reference.
PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE GARDIAN IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE.


We may change these TERMS OF USE by updating this page, our PRIVACY NOTICE or our DISCLAIMER NOTICE at any time and it is your responsibility to check you are still willing to be bound by them.


YOUR PRIVACY

We respect user privacy and manage any personally identifiable information collected by us from you through GARDIAN in accordance with our PRIVACY NOTICE incorporated by reference herein.


OUR LIABILITY/DISCLAIMER

We strive to ensure that GARDIAN and its contents are accurate and current. However, in accordance with our DISCLAIMER NOTICE incorporated by reference herein, we do not accept liability for any losses or damages which may arise from using, relying on, or otherwise associated with GARDIAN.


THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

GARDIAN allows users to discover and access content created by third-parties. We are committed to responsible data practices, including through promotion of best practice guidelines and tools made available through GARDIAN. We reserve the right to modify these TERMS OF USE or to adopt policies imposing minimum standards, pledges or representations regarding third party content that is accessed or discoverable through GARDIAN. However, as we do not create or control third party content we assume no responsibility for third-party content accessed or discoverable through GARDIAN as per our PRIVACY NOTICE and DISCLAIMER NOTICE.


ACCEPTABLE USE

You may not use the GARDIAN or its content in any way that:

You must not attempt to interfere with the website or its workings. In particular, you must not try to break security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router, or any other device. If we become aware of any violation of these TERMS OF USE, we reserve the right to take action to stop the violation. This may include removing information, suspending, blocking or removing a user, and providing relevant information to external bodies where required by law or regulation.


USE OF WEBSITE, IMAGES AND LOGOS ASSOCIATED WITH GARDIAN

You do not have to ask permission to link to pages hosted on GARDIAN. The images and logos associated with GARDIAN are subject to Copyright. Use of our logos and/or any other third-party logos associated with or accessed through GARDIAN is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner. For the avoidance of doubt, the name, website, images and logos associated with GARDIAN may not be used for advertising, product endorsement, or any other purpose without our prior written consent.