Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. By accessing or using any OpenTopography services, you agree to these Terms and our Privacy Policy.

Last Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Thank you for using OpenTopography!

We value your privacy. Our collection and use of personal information related to your access and use of OpenTopography is described in our Privacy Policy.

Account Information

You must register for an account on OpenTopography to use some of our Services.

You must be at least 16 years old to create an account on OpenTopography. Minors under 16 and at least 13 years of age are only permitted to use our Services through an account owned by a parent or legal guardian with their appropriate permission and under their direct supervision. Children under 13 are not permitted to create accounts on OpenTopography. You are responsible for any and all account activity conducted by a minor on your account.

User verification on the Internet is not easy and we do not assume any responsibility for the confirmation of any account holder’s identity. We do not require account holders to provide a form of government identification or other information or undertake additional checks designed to help verify the identities.

You may terminate your account anytime by emailing us at info@opentopography.org.

Data and Service Access

Data obtained from OpenTopography are free of all copyright restrictions and made fully and freely available for both non-commercial and commercial uses. Certain datasets may have open data licenses (e.g., Creative Common CC BY 4.0) associated with them. Users of the data are responsible for license compliance and should attribute the source of the data as well as OpenTopography for providing access to those data. Specific dataset citation language may be provided on dataset landing pages. Instructions for acknowledging OpenTopography and the data we host can be found on the Citing OpenTopography and Hosted Data page. Text and images found on OpenTopography websites can only be reprinted with permission, with attribution, and without the right to manipulate or change its content. All articles, documents, images, and text on the OpenTopography site are copyrighted. Permission to use these materials may be requested by contacting info@opentopography.org

OpenTopography makes no guarantee of the quality, reliability, usability, availability, or suitability of any OpenTopography data for any particular purpose. OpenTopography data should not be used for any life-critical functions. Users assume all risks and liabilities, direct or indirect, associated with any use of OpenTopography data.

OpenTopography may contain links to third-party websites, services and resources which may be subject to different terms and conditions and privacy practices. OpenTopography is not responsible for the availability, content, products or services available from these third-party services and links to these are not an endorsement.

OpenTopography does not guarantee the continuous and uninterrupted availability and accessibility of the data and services provided. We also may restrict the availability of our data and services in cases where intergrity or security of our servers are at risk or to perform maintenance to ensure the proper or improved functioning of the OpenTopography platform. OpenTopography may also improve, enhance and modify existing services and occasionally add new services to improve overall user experience.

Policy Against Abuse

We retain the right to limit privileges or terminate accounts of users who abuse the system intentionally. Abuse can include continued misuse that causes disruption to OpenTopography services.

Users who have their accounts terminated have the right to appeal a decision by contacting us at info@opentopography.org. Please describe the action we took against you and the reason for your appeal. Please note, however, that we have no obligation to consider any appeal, or provide any further explanation or other notice in connection with any appeal.