The "floraZia" (hereinafter referred to as "this database") is an information infrastructure that is
designed to support scientific understanding of biodiversity and its conservation.
This database, therefore, enhances the reproducibility and transparency of biodiversity data while promoting free and
open access to such data. These terms and conditions define how users and registrants can access and utilize this database.
A "registrant" is a person who registers biological information in this database whereas a "user" is
someone who uses the information found in this database.
Attribution of Rights
The copyright and other rights to the media files hosted in this database belong to the registrant.
Meanwhile, the copyright and other rights relevant to this database belong to Kyushu Open University (KOU) and National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES).
Media Data License
We ensure that the media data are attributed to digital licenses as follows:
CC0: Data are made available for any use without restriction or any specific requirements on the part of users.
CC BY: Data are made available for any use as long as attribution is appropriately given for the sources of data used, in accordance with the owner’s specifications.
CC BY-NC: Data are made available for any use as long as attribution is appropriately given and the data are not used for commercial purposes.
CC BY-NC-SA: Data are made available for any use and new creations, such as remixing, tweaking, and building upon the data, as long as the attribution is appropriately given and the data are not used for commercial purposes.
All Rights Reserved: Data are made available via this database only.
Academic Only: Data are made available for academic purposes only as long as attribution is appropriately given for the sources of data used (e.g. use photo images in scientific articles)
When using this database, users are prohibited from doing any of the following:
Use the information found in this database for any purpose, means, or method that violates any law, government ordinance, or ministerial ordinance
Acts that may cause damage to the registrant or a third party.
Introduce harmful programs, such as computer viruses.
Compensation for Damages
QOU and the NIES shall not be liable for any damage caused by any user to the registrant or any third party.
In addition, both institutions shall not be liable for any damages incurred by registrants, users, or third parties owing to delays, interruptions, or stoppages in the provision of this database service.
QOU and the NIES reserve the right to suspend or discontinue the operation of this database or to change all or part of the information contained in this database without prior notice.
As for the registration of the data, all registrants are requested to pay attention to the "fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources,"
as stipulated by the Convention on Biological Diversity. The registrants and the organizations to which the registrants belong shall be responsible for compliance with laws and regulations
related to biodiversity conservation, including the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
In relation to this, KOU and the NIES shall bear no responsibility.
Linking to this Database
This database is link-free. The banners of this database are as follows: