Terms & Conditions


to the web presence of the ICOS-CAL-Database, labeled as ICOS-CAL-DB!

The terms we, us and our refer to the ICOS-CAL-DB, which resides at the MPI for Biogeochemistry. By continuing to browse and use this website you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.


The contents of this website and the underlying database are subject to copyright and are owned by or licensed to us. We hold sole copyright to our own content published on the ICOS-CAL-DB website, unless otherwise stated. Duplication and reproduction of our website’s content or parts of it is prohibited if we or a third holder of rights has not explicitly consented to it. This regulation applies to the reproduction, translation and usage in print and electronic media. The copyright material includes but is not limited to the content, design, layout, appearance and graphics. Reproduction of content is authorized for private, scientific or pedagogic usage and non-commercial purposes only. However, in cases like these the origin of the data must be specifically mentioned according to the following:

© ICOS-CAL-DB, MPI for Biogeochemistry, www.icos-cal.eu

Any reproduction must be in accordance with the copyright notice which is part of these terms and conditions. In all of the issued contents we endeavor to comply with applicable copyrights. If, in spite of this effort, an infringement of copyright should occur, once we have been notified, the relevant object will be removed or the appropriate copyright will be indicated.

All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the internet offering that are possibly protected by third parties are, without limitation, subject to the provisions of the law on trademarks and related signs and the property rights of the registered owners. The mere fact of mentioning these brand names and trademarks should not be considered as them lacking protection by third-party rights.

Personal accounts

Some of the websites functionality can only be used after registering into an account, assigned by us on request. Such accounts are assigned to single persons only. In applying for an account, the user has to provide an email address under which he can be reached. Emails having arrived at this address must not be accessible by others. The user must log in and change his initially assigned password as soon as possible. The user must prevent usage of the account by others. The user must not pass the account password to other persons and must keep it secret. Note that a password permanently stored, even if encrypted (e.g. with a key management system), can not in general be regarded as sufficiently secret.

Disclaimer of liability

This website’s content has been carefully prepared and verified. Still, the accuracy, completeness, topicality and quality of the provided data cannot be fully guaranteed. Any liability resulting directly or indirectly from the use or non-use of these data or by incorrect or incomplete information offered on this website is hereby excluded provided that there is no provable culpable intention or gross negligence on our part. Furthermore, no liability is taken for the content of external links. Where we provide direct or indirect references to external websites, we are only liable if we have precise knowledge of the content and if it is technically possible and reasonable for us to prevent use in the event that they contain unlawful content. We hereby expressly state that the linked websites had no illegal content when these links were set up. We have no influence whatsoever on the current and future design of the linked sites and distance ourselves explicitly from any alterations to the content that were made after the links to those sites were set up. We are not responsible for the content, availability and accuracy of the linked sites or of the offerings, links or advertisements therein. We are not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content or in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information provided on linked sites. The responsibility for the content of those linked sites lies solely with their operators. It should be clarified that none of the external contents are owned by us.

The website is supposed to be permanently available. However, the users of this website do not have any claim on this availability. On the contrary, we are entitled to restrict or suspend the use of the website and its availability at our own discretion. We do not assume any liability for damages due to the restriction or non-availability of the website.

You agree that your use of our service is at your own risk.
You agree that we exclude liability and that we do not warrant for the following facts:

  • for the consequences of any unauthorized use of our service based on shared access to ICOS-CAL-DB (disclosure of the login & password),
  • for the consequences of not authorized access to our services by third parties, including the consequences of unauthorized use of data,
  • for the consequences of the unintended loss of your provided specifications and your uploaded files,
  • for the consequences of malfunctions of our services which can be attributed to faulty software or due to incorrect software setting.

Legal validity

The disclaimer of liability is to be regarded as part of the internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Should parts or individual forms of wording in this text not, no longer or not fully comply with applicable law, this does not affect the content or validity of the remaining parts of the document.

Data protection

The data protection information is part of these terms and conditions.