ZivaHub Terms of Access

The University of Cape Town (UCT) seeks to ensure consistent practice related to research data management principles towards Open Science.  UCT supports effective data sharing, including open access and the need for data to be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable as part of the FAIR principles.  

The following terms and conditions should be considered prior to accessing ZivaHub Open Data UCT in order to ensure acceptable and appropriate use of the research data repository. 

ZivaHub Open Data UCT is provided only for your personal, non-commercial research purposes and is at all times subject to these Terms. 

1. Access to Files:

1.1 Authorized Use: You agree to access and use the files hosted on ZivaHub Open Data UCT solely for lawful purposes and in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations. You may not use the files for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, including but not limited to copyright infringement or unauthorized distribution of data.

1.2 Access Restrictions: UCT reserves the right to restrict or terminate access to certain files or the entire repository at any time and for any reason, without prior notice.

2. File Usage:

2.1 Licence: By accessing and downloading files from ZivaHub Open Data UCT, you acknowledge that some files may be subject to specific licence or usage restrictions. It is your responsibility to review and comply with any such licence or restrictions.

2.2 Attribution: When using or distributing files obtained from ZivaHub Open Data UCT, you agree to provide proper attribution to the original source of the data, as specified by the applicable licence or terms of use.

3. User Responsibilities:

Compliance: You agree to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and third-party agreements related to your use of the files obtained from ZivaHub Open Data UCT.

4. Intellectual Property:

Ownership: Your access to the files does not grant you any ownership rights or licences, except as expressly provided in these terms.

5. Disclaimer of Warranties:

Use at Your Own Risk: You understand and agree that your use of the files obtained from ZivaHub Open Data UCT is at your own risk. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the files, and we disclaim any liability for any errors or omissions in the data.

6. Limitation of Liability:

Exclusion of Damages: In no event shall we or our affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the files obtained from ZivaHub Open Data UCT, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

7. Changes to Terms:

Modification: We reserve the right to modify or revise these terms of use at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised terms on our website. Your continued use of the repository after the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

8. Contact Us:

Questions: If you have any questions about these terms of access or ZivaHub Open Data UCT, please contact us at dls@uct.ac.za.


ZivaHub Terms of Access v0.1  - 2024-05-01

Owner: Digital Library Services, University of Cape Town Libraries