Online Research Mapping Tool (ORMT)

The ORMT is a Web GIS designed to aid scientists, researchers, engineers etc. in planning projects, research and development. It enables the user to extract geographically referenced datasets from various servers on the internet and to overlay them on an interactive geographic map display.

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Terms of Use

At your request to access and use the ORMT and upon your successful registration through this ORMT website, National University of Singapore acting through its Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (hereinafter referred to as “CRISP”) grants to you the permission to access and use the ORMT subject to your acceptance and compliance of the Terms of Use.

By clicking the “Agree” button provided below, you expressly acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not access or use the ORMT.

1. Definition and Interpretation

1.1. These words and expressions have the meanings assigned to them as follows. Words importing the singular shall also include the plural and vice versa where the content requires. Headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation.

“Data” means the data that you access from the ORMT which shall include but is not limited to the data, information, records, images, graphics, hosted maps, geographical datasets or any other materials in any format hosted or made available through the ORMT.

“Data Licensors” means third parties who are supplying or contributing data to the ORMT or otherwise permit their data to be used in connection with the ORMT, which shall include but is not limited to the data, information, records, images, graphics, hosted maps, geographical datasets or any other materials in any format hosted or made available through the ORMT or other third party websites.

“End User” or “You” means the party or person whose registration request for access and use of the Web GIS services is successful and has accepted the Terms of Use.

“ORMT” means the Online Research Mapping Tool System that hosts the Web GIS interactive mapping application.

“PDPA” means Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act including all subsidiary legislation enacted thereunder, whether now or in the future.

“Terms of Use” means the terms and conditions for access and use of the ORMT (including its Web GIS), which may be amended by CRISP at its discretion from time to time.

“Third Party Data” means any data made available by or drawn from any Data Licensors or their websites, which shall include but is not limited to the data, information, records, images, graphics, hosted maps, geographical datasets or any other materials in any format, that is licensed under separate terms of the respective Data Licensors outside these Terms of Use.

“Web GIS” means internet web geographic information system resources on the ORMT.

2. Permission to Use

2.1 You hereby undertake and agree to comply fully with the Terms of Use for any access and use of ORMT. In consideration of your acceptance of the Terms of Use, CRISP will provide you with a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited permission to use the ORMT for research and educational purposes in the course of your internal operations. Except for this limited permission granted herein, CRISP does not grant to you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trade marks, copyrights, or other proprietary or intellectual property rights.

2.2 You are personally accountable for your use and any breach of these Terms of Use by you may also constitute an offence at law (including but not limited to those under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act ). You may only use the ORMT solely in the capacity of an End User and shall not, without CRISP’s prior written approval, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Data and/or ORMT. You shall not use the ORMT for the provision of any services (including outsourcing or service bureau-like services) to another, whether for commercial gains, profit or otherwise. Any unauthorised access to or use of the ORMT will entitle CRISP to terminate your use of the ORMT immediately, in addition to any other remedy CRISP may have.

2.3 The ORMT is made available during such hours as determined by CRISP at its sole discretion, which may be changed from time to time without notice. CRISP reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to the ORMT, to any particular person or registered user or organization, or to block access from any particular Internet address to this website, at any time, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.

2.4 You must only use the ORMT for lawful and proper purposes and in compliance with all applicable laws in any jurisdictions from which you are assessing and using the ORMT. You undertake not to use the ORMT for or to carry out any activity that is prohibited under the laws of Singapore and/or under any other applicable law.

2.5 You are solely responsible for the confidentiality of the password associated with your registration and username. All communications and activities occurring under your registration shall be deemed to have been validly issued or authorised by you. You shall be liable for all costs, fees and expenses arising from any unauthorised activity occurring under your registration.

2.6 You must not submit, upload or transfer any unauthorised files, codes (including but not limited to viruses), documents and information in the course of using the ORMT. Your use of the ORMT may be actively monitored and you agree to CRISP monitoring such use. You will be asked to account for any unauthorised access or breach in connection with your registration, access or use of ORMT and you agree to cooperate with CRISP during the conduct of any investigations.

3. Data

3.1 The Data made available to you are part of the ORMT. CRISP reserves the right to amend from time to time at its discretion any Data stored on or made available through the ORMT. The Data may be amended or updated by CRISP and/or Data Licensors.

3.2 You acknowledge that use of the Data requires your own skills and judgment and you shall be solely responsible for your exercise of such skills and judgment in your use of the Data.

3.3 You acknowledge that you are aware that use of the Data, whether by contributing to, amending, accessing, utilising, storing or otherwise dealing with the same may be subject to applicable laws, regulations, conditions or restrictions applicable to you as an End User and you undertake to comply with such laws, regulations, conditions or restrictions.

3.4 You must not use or redistribute any Data for the purposes of (a) compiling an internal database, other than as and to the extent permitted under the Terms of Use; (b) commercial information redistribution or reproduction of the same by the press or media; (c) accessing or using the Data in a manner that prejudice any rights of CRISP or the Data Licensors; or (d) allowing any third party to access the Data. You must not modify, adjust, alter or otherwise tamper with the Data or the ORMT or permit any persons to do so.

3.5 You declare and warrant that for any personal data disclosed by you in connection with your access or use of the ORMT, you hereby voluntarily provide your appropriate valid consent for CRISP to use the personal data disclosed by you, and you permit CRISP to collect, use and disclose such personal data for purposes related to your access or use of the ORMT, subject to compliance with the PDPA. You understand that you may at any time request CRISP to cease use of any personal data provided by you whereupon the permission granted to you for your access and use of the ORMT shall immediately cease upon CRISP’s receipt of such request from you.

4. Intellectual Property

4.1 The ORMT is maintained by CRISP. All rights, title and interest in the ORMT related contents and materials are owned by, licensed to or controlled by CRISP. You acknowledge that any and all copyright, trade marks, and other intellectual property rights subsisting in or used in connection with the Data and the ORMT are the property of CRISP or the respective Data Licensors. You acknowledge that CRISP owns the copyright in the selection and arrangement of the contents in the ORMT.

4.2 Third Party Data hosted or made available by the ORMT are licensed by the respective Data Licensors. The Data Licensors retains all ownership and intellectual property rights therein. You undertake that you are responsible for complying with the separate license terms (including any liability and indemnity requirements) specified or required by the respective Data Licensors that govern your use of any Third Party Data. You may locate such separate license terms that apply to Third Party Data through readme or notice files of the Data Licensors through links provided in the ORMT (if any) or if not available in the ORMT, then directly through the respective Data Licensors’ own websites.

5. Disclaimers, Liability and Indemnity

5.1 The ORMT, Data are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the extent permitted by law, CRISP disclaims all warranties or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

5.2 CRISP does not review any third party websites and is not responsible for any content from any such websites. You accept that the Third Party Data contained in the ORMT or otherwise drawn from third party websites may vary in standards and quality and the use of ORMT is therefore entirely at your own risk and discretion, and subject to your own due diligence.

5.3 CRISP does not warrant that the ORMT, Data will meet your requirements or that the ORMT will be available at all times uninterrupted, secure, accurate or error free. CRISP does not control Internet transmission and provides no warranty over security of any information transmitted over the Internet. Any data transmitted by you through the ORMT is transmitted at your own risk.

5.4 To the extent permitted by law, CRISP excludes all liability for any direct or indirect, consequential or incidental or special loss of any kind (including loss of profits or revenue, or loss of or damage to any data), whether arising from breach of contract, tort (including defamation, infringement of intellectual property rights) or otherwise arising out of the use of ORMT, whether or not notified of such damages or loss arising. In no event shall CRISP be held liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by you or any persons for any cause whatsoever exceeding the sum paid by you to CRISP for access and use of the ORMT. If you access and use the ORMT at no charge, CRISP is not liable to you for any amounts whatsoever.

5.5 CRISP shall not be liable for any loss, damage or penalty resulting from any failures in performance of any obligations under these Terms of Use as a result of events beyond the reasonable control of CRISP.

5.6 CRISP does not warrant that the ORMT and the Data will satisfy the laws of any country other than Singapore. You acknowledge that all Data accessed through the ORMT are not intended or suitable to be used as evidence of any statement to be made in any legal or arbitration proceedings, unless otherwise ordered by a Court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that you receive any such Court Order, you agree to provide notification to CRISP as soon as practicable, where permitted under the law.

5.7 You undertake to indemnify and hold harmless CRISP at all times against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, demands, liabilities and expenses whatsoever (including legal and other fees and disbursements) sustained or incurred by CRISP directly or indirectly in connection with, your access to and/or use of the ORMT, or any materials, derivative works (including maps, overlays or images) produced by you derived from the Data or the ORMT, or any breach by you of the Terms of Use.

6. Termination

6.1 Your rights granted by CRISP to use the ORMT shall terminate immediately in the event that you are in breach of any provision of these Terms of Use. CRISP may terminate your access and use of the ORMT at any time without providing any reasons whatsoever. Upon termination, you shall immediately cease to use or access the ORMT. All clauses of these Terms of Use so intended to survive after the termination of these Terms of Use shall survive such termination.

7. General

7.1 Certain Data relating to the ORMT may be identified or marked as “confidential” and you agree that you will use such confidential information solely for the purposes permitted herein. You shall not disclose, whether directly or indirectly, to any third party unless otherwise authorised by CRISP. The foregoing provisions shall not however apply to any information that is made publicly available through the ORMT.

7.2 CRISP reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time. Amendments to these Terms of Use take effect immediately upon CRISP posting it in the ORMT website. It is your responsibility to check for any amendments before using the ORMT. By continuing to access or use the ORMT, you are deemed to have agreed to be bound by the Terms of Use as amended.

7.3 You shall not assign or transfer your rights and obligations hereunder to another party without the prior written consent of CRISP.

7.4 Failure by CRISP to enforce at any time any of the provisions hereof shall not be construed or deemed to be a waiver of CRISP’s rights hereunder.

7.5 In the event that any or any part of the terms, conditions or provisions contained in these Terms of Use shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms and conditions which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

7.6 These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore. The parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore. These Terms of Use shall not be enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act by a person who is not a party to it.

7.7 Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed as a partnership between CRISP and you nor constitute the appointment of CRISP as your partner or agent.