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Terms and Conditions for the use of marine data and products from Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission operated by EUMETSAT
The present Terms and Conditions apply to marine data and products from Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission operated by EUMETSAT (hereinafter "Sentinel Data"), in line with the Copernicus Sentinel data policy as defined in the Copernicus Programme¹ and dedicated Commission Delegated Regulation². These Sentinel Data are presumed not to be sensitive in accordance with the meaning laid down in the Copernicus Sentinel data policy and should remain available on a free, full and open basis.

1. Users may use the Sentinel Data worldwide without limitations in time.

2. Users may reproduce, distribute and communicate the Sentinel Data to the public. Users may also adapt, modify and/or combine the Sentinel Data with other data and information to create products that:

a. retain a clear correlation to the original sensor information and do not contain a significant intellectual or creative achievement made by the user ("Altered Products");

b. do not have a traceable correlation with the original sensor information and which contain a significant intellectual or creative achievement made by the user ("Derivative Works").

3. The intellectual property of Sentinel Data and Altered Products shall remain with the European Union and that of Derivative Works with the user.

4. The user shall mark Sentinel Data and Altered Products with "© Copernicus data [year of reception]" and Derivative Works as "contains Copernicus data [year of reception]" when reproducing, distributing or communicating them to the public.

5. The user is responsible for observing any terms and conditions applicable to other data and information combined with Sentinel Data and Altered Products.

6. The user accepts the Sentinel Data "as is". EUMETSAT nor any other entity involved in the Copernicus Programme guarantees the accuracy and completeness of the Sentinel Data or its suitability for the purpose of the user's activities and shall not be held liable for any damage derived from the use of Sentinel Data by the user or any third party except in case of wilful misconduct.

7. Breach of these Terms and Conditions by the user may result in the loss of rights granted hereunder.

Provision of Third Party Data and Products
The Earth Observation Portal provides access to data and products obtained from satellite operators (solely or in part) other than EUMETSAT, to which EUMETSAT’s Data Policy is neither relevant nor applicable (‘Third Party Data and Products’).

1. Users acknowledge and accept that the provision of Third Party Data and Products is made in good faith and does not constitute a recommendation or solicitation by EUMETSAT to avail of or use the Third Party Data and Products in the scope of your official service or work.

2. The Third Party Data and Products provided are obtained from sources deemed to be reliable. EUMETSAT however can make no representation or warranty as to their properties, qualities or fitness for use or purpose.

3. Any decision or other transaction the user may make based on their reliance on or use of the Third Party Data and Products, or any liability that may arise due to delays or interruptions in the delivery of the Third Party Data and Products cannot be attributed to EUMETSAT.

Usage by EUMETSAT of personal information collected from the EO Portal
Personal information provided by users via the EUMETSAT website by completing a registration form for access to satellite data will be used by EUMETSAT in the following instances:

  • To respond back to requests from the user;
  • To report on matters related to EUMETSAT data requests to the National Meteorological Service (NMS) of the EUMETSAT Member or Cooperating State in which the user is located
  • To report to Third-Party data providers from which the user has requested data via EUMETSAT with regard to the requested data.
  • Submitting information to EUMETSAT via the website is voluntary. By doing so, users grant EUMETSAT permission to use the information for the intended purpose. EUMETSAT will not collect information for commercial purposes. It is noted that not providing certain information may result in EUMETSAT's inability to provide the information or services requested.

    Terms and Conditions for access to EUMETSAT data using the EUMETSAT Archive Service
    Access to the EUMETSAT Archive Service shall be subject to the following conditions:

    1. The Licensee is hereby authorised to use on a non-exclusive basis all EUMETSAT data and products older than 24 hours, hereinafter called "archived EUMETSAT data and products" as defined in the EUMETSAT Data Policy.

    2. The Licensee acknowledges the full title and ownership by EUMETSAT of all intellectual property rights in the EUMETSAT Data. The EUMETSAT Data are protected from use by unauthorised third parties by EUMETSAT's intellectual property rights and by competition law. The Licensee shall take all reasonable steps to prevent damage or any infringement of EUMETSAT's intellectual property rights and shall inform EUMETSAT immediately, should it become aware of actual or potential infringement of these rights.

    3. The Licensee agrees when displaying or publishing images based on EUMETSAT Data to show in combination with such EUMETSAT data an acknowledgement indicating EUMETSAT as the source of the original Meteosat image and/or original Other Metop Data and Products.

    4. Nothing in this licence shall be deemed to be any representation or warranty on the part of EUMETSAT relating to the properties, qualities or fitness for use or purpose of the EUMETSAT Data and Products. EUMETSAT shall bear no liability for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, arising from any use of the EUMETSAT Data and Products and the Licensee shall hold EUMETSAT harmless from any claims arising from such use. EUMETSAT shall not be liable if the provision of the data licensed under this licence should deteriorate, be reduced or discontinued for any reason.

    5. Acceptance by the user of these terms and conditions is not transferable. EUMETSAT shall be entitled, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies, to terminate this Licence without notice in the event the Licensee fails to observe any of its obligations.

    6. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the interpretation, application or performance of this licence shall be settled in accordance Article 15 of the EUMETSAT Convention.

    ¹ The Copernicus Programmes is a European programme providing Earth Observation information for environmental monitoring and civil security as established by Regulation (EU) No 377/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014.
    ² Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1159/2013 of 12 July 2013 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 911/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Earth monitoring programme (GMES) by establishing registration and licensing conditions for GMES users and defining criteria for restricting access to GMES dedicated data and GMES service information.