Terms of Use

Building and managing the systems that enable the collection and careful management of data in UkrBIN requires ongoing time, effort, and expense for the UkrBIN team. Thousands of participants freely provide the data to UkrBIN, and in this same spirit, we make these data freely available for non-commercial use.

In order to help financially maintain and develop UkrBIN, we need to receive acknowledgement for our work when others use these data for non-commercial purposes. The formal terms of use (specified below) describe the mechanisms through which we can ensure that appropriate credit is given for the benefit of maintaining and growing UkrBIN.


UkrBIN data are supplied only for applied and basic research and education. UkrBIN team will update the UkrBIN data available at any time.
The users of UkrBIN data will provide a full and appropriate acknowledgement and citation in any materials or publications derived in part or in whole from the data; relevant citation details are provided with each dataset. For any publication making substantial use of the UkrBIN data, the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network welcomes opportunities for commenting on the work prior to publication, for collaboration, and for co-authorship if we contribute substantial intellectual input in a publication. Expressions of interest can be sent to ukrbin.info[at]gmail.com [at] = @.

Reproduction of any UkrBIN data or any products derived from it, either whole or in part, for commercial purposes is prohibited without prior written permission of the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, "commercial purposes" means: a) any use by, on behalf of, or to inform or assist the activities of, a commercial entity (an entity that operates 'for profit'); or b) use by any non-profit entity for the purposes of revenue generation. If you require permission please contact the UkrBIN team via email to ukrbin.info[at]gmail.com [at] = @.
The recipient will only use the UkrBIN data provided for the purpose for which it was requested. If subsequent or different use is required the recipient must contact the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network again for written approval. The recipient will not pass the original datasets on to any third parties and will direct all such thirds parties' requests for use of UkrBIN data back to the UkrBIN team. The recipient will not publish or publicly distribute UkrBIN data in their original format, either whole or in part, in any media, including but not limited to on a website, FTP site, CD, memory stick. The recipient should provide a link to the original data source location on the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network website where appropriate. The recipient may only pass on datasets derived from the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network's original UkrBIN data (in forms not limited to tabular and graphical representations) if these derived data are supplied with the same Terms of Use.

Your use of any UkrBIN data does not constitute endorsement by the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network of any derived products, reports, or analyses. The Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network and UkrBIN logos must not be used in any derived products, reports, or analyses, or supporting materials, without express written permission.

All UkrBIN data are provided with additional supporting metadata sufficient to make sensible and informed decisions about data use. The recipient must read all supporting metadata prior to any analysis and agree to abide by any stipulations contained therein. Where appropriate, Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network staff can provide additional guidance on request to aid in the correct use and interpretation of the data.

The Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network endeavors to maintain accurate and up-to-date data at all times, but can accept no responsibility for the consequences of errors or omissions in the data, for misuse of the data by any organization or individual, or for any damage done to computing systems into which the data are entered (see Disclaimer below).
User agrees to send, free of charge, an electronic copy of all products published using UkrBIN data supplied by the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network via email to ukrbin.info[at]gmail.com [at] = @

The Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, with regard to the correctness, reliability, or accuracy of any UkrBIN data, or otherwise. All UkrBIN data is provided "as-is." The material and geographic designations in UkrBIN data do not imply the expressions of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area, nor concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Neither the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network nor its affiliated or related entities or its content providers shall be responsible or liable to any person, firm, or corporation for any loss, damage, injury, claim, or liability of any kind or character based on or resulting from any use of any UkrBIN data.
Indemnification and Limitation of Liability
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network, its trustees, officers, employees, and agents, from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms. You expressly understand and agree Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if UkrBIN team has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from your use of any UkrBIN data.
Errors and Omissions
The Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network endeavours to maintain accurate and up-to-date data at all times. However, if errors or omissions are identified, the user should notify the UkrBIN team so that they can be corrected in future releases of the data. Users can contact the Ukrainian Biodiversity Information Network using the details below. Please mark all correspondence: "Information Science--Data Request".

Email: ukrbin.info[at]gmail.com [at] = @

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