Content: Data and associated material (e.g., metadata records, software code, ReadMe text, etc.).
Curator: An individual who has responsibility for managing a set of content in the Service. This may include but is not limited to making acceptance decisions on submission, auditing and improving metadata, and migrating the content if necessary.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII): The Canadian Tri-Council defines PII as information about an individual that may reasonably be expected to identify an individual when used alone or combined with other available information (Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, 2014).
Submitter: An individual who publishes Content to the Service. It is anticipated that, in the majority of cases, the Submitter will be an author of the associated dataset or a researcher collaborating with the author(s).
User: An individual who makes use of the Service by either browsing the Site or downloading Content.
Submitters of Content to the Service agree to the following:
The Submitter is an individual (i.e., not a corporate entity) at least 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Service (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number or email address).
The Submitter certifies that they are legally permitted to use the Service and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the Service.
At the time of submission, Submitters may decide if their Content will be private, public, or embargoed.
Private Content will not be publicly accessible or discoverable through search, but may be shared selectively. Content marked as private will not be assigned a DOI or undergo any of the usual preservation procedures.
Public Content is both openly accessible and discoverable through search. Public Content will be assigned a DOI and subject to preservation procedures.
Submitters may also request that public Content be embargoed for a period that shall not exceed two years, after which point the Content will become publicly accessible. Submitters must provide adequate reasoning for the embargo request, for example, if making Content publicly accessible would jeopardise a forthcoming publication. Embargo requests must have an explicit termination date and will be granted at the discretion of a Curator. Embargoed Content will be discoverable through search, but the dataset will only be accessible through direct request to the Submitter. Content for which the metadata itself is considered sensitive should not be submitted to the Service.
Submitters are responsible for providing sufficient metadata and contextual information to ensure that Content may be adequately understood and easily reused.
Submitters retain all ownership rights to their Content. However, by submitting Content to the Service, Submitters hereby grant Compute Canada and CARL a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service. This includes, but is not limited to, the creation of copies, back-ups, and alteration of the data for the purposes of preservation.
After submission of Content to the Service, Submitters will no longer be able to directly edit, alter, augment, or remove the dataset. Changes, including the removal of Content, may be requested through the process outlined in section 5.0 of this policy.
Compute Canada and CARL will endeavor to maintain the availability of Content over the long term, but may alter or remove Content subject to curation and retention policies.
The Submitter hereby represents and warrants that they are lawfully entitled and have full authority to license Compute Canada and CARL to use the Content in the ways described in these Terms and Conditions; and are not under any obligation or restriction created by law, contract or otherwise that would prevent them from entering into and fully performing these Terms and Conditions.
Compute Canada and CARL agree to:
Undertake preservation procedures to maintain the integrity, availability and reusability of Content submitted to the Service over the long term, contingent upon the availability of funding and support of the Service;
Make reasonable efforts to transfer Content to another suitable repository in the event of discontinuation of the Service;
make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Service is available, notwithstanding interruptions due to scheduled maintenance, upgrades, and/or repairs of telecommunications links and equipment. Compute Canada and CARL will not be liable in the event of any suspension, modification, discontinuance or lack of availability of the Service or the Content;
register and maintain Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for the Content;
endeavour to honor the restrictions, including embargo restrictions, placed on the Content as specified by the Submitter;
make reasonable efforts to support metadata standards in use across a range of academic disciplines.
Users of the Service agree to:
Provide proper attribution and citation for the data in adherence to the academic integrity norms of their field or discipline;
respect applicable license conditions. By default Content is made available under a CC BY-SA 3.0 licence. Download and use of Content does not transfer any intellectual property rights in the content to the User;
be exclusively responsible for their use of the Content, and shall hold Compute Canada and CARL free and harmless in connection with their download and/or use.
Once Content has been submitted to the Service, Submitters may no longer edit, alter, augment, or remove the dataset. All change requests are to be made to the appropriate Curator for the collection with which the Content is associated and will be granted only at the discretion of the Curator.
Anyone wishing to have Content removed from the Service, either for copyright infringement, because of privacy concerns, or for other legitimate causes, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Service will harvest publicly available metadata distributed across multiple Canadian platforms and repositories.
Curators will ensure that harvested metadata meets internationally accepted best practices and standards.
The Service will not transfer or ingest any research data in this process. If the data is openly available, Users will be able to access the data from the source repository.
Metadata from the Service may be freely reused under the CC0 license. Bulk downloading of email addresses or other contact information taken from the Service is not permitted.
For all visitors to the Site, Compute Canada and CARL collect non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to pages viewed on the site, page access times, referring website address, browser type, version and language, and operating system. This data is for internal use only and will not be shared with third-parties, except in aggregate form for reporting purposes.
Users of the Service who do not wish to submit data are not required to provide any personal information. Submitters are required to log in via supported third-party authentication providers. Upon approval, these third-party providers will share your information with Compute Canada and CARL, including your name, email address, unique identifier, and institution.
Compute Canada and CARL will not sell, share, or otherwise disclose information obtained through authentication providers or through your use of the Service. Usage data may be used to internally for metrics and reporting to improve this service, and will only be shared in an aggregate form.
PII collected through use of the Service will be kept in British Columbia, Canada, and is therefore subject to the Personal Information Protection Act (2003). Under the Act, you have the right to access any personal information we collect about you upon request.
The Content in the Service is made available to Submitters and Users on an "AS IS" basis. Except as set forth herein, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, Compute Canada and CARL makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, (i) implied warranties of accuracy, quality, performance, compatibility, merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose, (ii) that any such Content or other material is free from personally identifiable, sensitive, infringing or illegal data or material, and (iii) that any such Content not suffer loss, corruption or destruction. While Compute Canada and CARL will try to ensure that the Service, the Site and its software, are safe from bugs, viruses, disruptions and delays, we do not represent or warrant that they will always be so.
You acknowledge that the copyright in any additional data added by Compute Canada and CARL to the user materials, and any search software, user guides, documentation and any other intellectual property that is prepared by Compute Canada and CARL to assist Users and Submitters in using the Service, including the submission of Content, will belong to Compute Canada and CARL.