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.

The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is committed to maintaining accurate and current content and promoting responsible data management practices, however, as responsible stewards of donor funds we must mitigate our legal exposure, particularly in relation to third party content that we do not create or control. This notice explains how we disclaim warranties and limit our liability associated with your use of GARDIAN.

Use of GARDIAN and its contents is subject to our TERMS OF USE which incorporate this DISCLAIMER NOTICE by reference.

Except to the extent prohibited by law no warranties or guarantees are provided as to the accuracy, reliability, ownership, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose, security or any legal or regulatory compliance status of any content or service that is accessible or discoverable through GARDIAN including through websites, platforms, tools or services linked to or associated with GARDIAN. In no event shall the administrators of GARDIAN be liable for any loss or damages of any nature arising in connection with access to or use of any such content except to the extent such liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

The administrators of GARDIAN promote a culture of open data with minimal to no restrictions on rights of re-use (for example through CC-BY licensing or CC-O public domain designation), however, we do not control and are not responsible for content created by third-parties. It is possible that content accessed or discoverable through GARDIAN is subject to specific terms of use or rights claimed by third-parties, including but not limited to, patent, copyright, other intellectual property rights, privacy protection, informed consent and/or biodiversity-related access and benefit-sharing rights. The user assumes all responsibility regarding the rights of third-parties as may exist in relation to content which is accessible or discoverable through GARDIAN.