- Polar Data Catalogue
- The Polar Data Catalogue, as described in the ArcticNet ("ArcticNet") Data Policy, is composed of databases of metadata and accessible archives of certain data sets compiled by the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network ("CCIN").
1. Use of this Database
The material of this Database is owned by a variety of Research Programs, including, but not limited to, ArcticNet, the Northern Contaminants Program ("NCP"), NSERC funded programs and the Government of Canada Program for the International Polar Year ("IPY") 2007-2008; and the Database is operated by the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network in partnership with ArcticNet. Your use of this Database is subject to the following terms and all applicable laws. By accessing this Database, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these terms. If you do not agree with any of the terms, please do not use this Database. This Database is formed of specific metadata provided by recognized researchers ("Researcher"), with their express consent. The purpose of adding metadata to the Polar Data Catalogue is to create a data collection searchable by the PDC geospatial search tool. Please note that the addition of such Content in the Database does not constitute an endorsement by ArcticNet, IPY-Canada and the other providing programs, or CCIN of any such Content provided by the Researcher. The Research Programs, CCIN and ArcticNet have no control or power over such Content.
2. Database access
Research programs providing data, CCIN or ArcticNet may terminate this Database access and your use of or access to the Database if you make or permit any unauthorized use of this Database or Content. Such actions by you may violate applicable laws including, without limitation, copyright, patents and trademark laws and communications regulations and statutes.
3. Exclusion of Warranties
Research Programs, CCIN and ArcticNet makes no representation or warranty regarding the functionality or condition of this Database, its suitability for use, or that its use will be uninterrupted or error-free. THE DATABASE AND ALL ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. RESEARCH PROGRAMS, CCIN AND ARCTICNET DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (I) THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DATABASE WILL BE OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY AND FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (II) THE DATABASE OR ITS CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, RELIABLE, OR TIMELY, (III) THAT THE OPERATION OF THE DATABASE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, (IV) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE DATABASE OR THE CONTENT, BE IT HUMAN OR COMPUTER ERRORS, WILL BE CORRECTED, (V) THAT THE DATABASE WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND (VI) THAT COMMUNICATIONS TO OR FROM THE DATABASE WILL BE SECURE AND/OR NOT INTERCEPTED. The Content is not intended to provide specific technical, business, accounting or other advice for your individual circumstances, and you should consult your own professional advisors to determine how any information or material provided on this Database apply to your individual circumstances. These exclusions are in addition to any specific exclusion otherwise provided in these terms. To the extent that the jurisdiction to which you are subject does not allow exclusion of certain warranties, such exclusions which are not permitted, do not apply.
4. Limitation of Liability
RESEARCH PROGRAMS, CCIN, OR ARCTICNET WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, EITHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, FOR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF ANY KIND, DELAY OF OR PARTIAL DELIVERY, TERMINATION OF RIGHTS OR LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, BUSINESS OR GOODWILL, WHETHER ON A CONTRACTUAL OR EXTRACONTRACTUAL BASIS, OR TO PROVIDE INDEMNIFICATION OR ANY OTHER REMEDY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY EVEN IF ARCTICNET OR CCIN KNEW OF OR OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using and accessing this Database. To the extent that the jurisdiction to which you are subject does not allow any part of such limitation, such part does not apply.
5. Ownership and Confidentiality
The Content is provided by Researcher. Research programs, CCIN and ArcticNet do not represent or warrant that such Content does not infringe the rights of any other person or entity.
Furthermore, you acknowledge that information or material which you provide electronically through your access to or usage of this Database is not confidential or proprietary, except as may be required under applicable law, and acknowledge that unprotected e-mail communication over the Internet is subject to possible interception, alteration or loss. Trademarks and logos (collectively, "Marks") displayed on this Database are registered or unregistered Marks of the respective Research Programs, CCIN, ArcticNet or others, are the property of their respective owner, and may not be used without written permission of the owner of such Marks.
Links and references to other Internet websites are provided to you as a convenience only. Research Programs, CCIN or ArcticNet have not reviewed and do not expressly or impliedly endorse other Internet websites or any information or material, or the accessibility thereof, via such links, and do not assume any responsibility for any such other Internet websites, information or material posted thereon, or products or services offered thereon.
7. Damage to Others
You agree not to introduce into or through this Database any information or material which may be harmful to others. Among other things, you agree not to include, knowingly or otherwise, any error or defect in Content which may, among other things, be a libel, slander, defamation or obscenity, or promote hatred or otherwise give rise to a criminal offence or civil liability on the part of any person or entity.
8. Governing Law
This Database is covered by the provision of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws and policies. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit the reproduction of materials without written permission. You agree to be bound by such laws and to submit to the jurisdiction of the Canadian courts in connection with the interpretation or application of these terms.
9. Changes to Terms
Research Programs, CCIN or ArcticNet may modify, alter or otherwise update the terms applicable to this Database from time to time without notice, and you agree to be bound by such terms as are in effect at the time at which you access the Database.
10. Contact information
If you have any questions or concerns about the Database terms, practices, third party material, or about your personal information if you provide any, please contact:Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN)
Department of Geography and Environmental Management
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1
1-519-888-4567 x 32689
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, Room 4081
1045, Avenue de la Médecine
Québec City, QC, Canada G1V 0A6