Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use

  1. Thank you for visiting BIOME ("this Website"). By accessing and using this Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted to be legally bound by these Terms of Use stated herein and the other general Terms of Use and Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to these, please do not use this Website and discontinue your access immediately.

  2. General

  3. These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time by National Parks Board in its sole discretion and without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on this page and upon your use of this Website after such changes have been posted, you shall be deemed to have been aware of such changes and your use of this Website shall constitute your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use as modified.

  4. In addition to these terms and conditions, additional terms and conditions may apply for access to certain parts of this Website. By accessing such parts of this Website, you are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by such additional terms and conditions as stated in the parts of this Website where such access is made available. Where there is any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and the additional terms and conditions, the additional terms and conditions shall, to the extent of such inconsistency, prevail.

  5. The entity that holds the valid copyright or intellectual property for the subject data shall be the data owner (“Data Owner”). The National Parks Board shall be the data custodian for the distribution of information used or collected by a Data Owner that is deemed to be public record (“Data Custodian”). The Data Custodian may also be responsible for the collection, maintenance or update of a Data Owner's data. The Data Custodian may or may not also be the data owner.

  6. Proprietary Rights

  7. The materials located in this Website including but not limited to text, images, photographs, video, audio, graphics, software programs and the links (the "Contents"), are protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights. All rights, title and interest in the Contents are owned by, licensed to or controlled by the Data Owners. Data Owners warrant that they have the right, and hereby agree to grant to users of this Website a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and worldwide licence to reproduce, publish, modify, adapt, compile, communicate, publicly display and otherwise use the Contents in whole or in part and in both digital or physical format, provided always that such use is in connection with the purposes permitted under Clause 9 below.

  8. The Contents of this Website are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, National Parks Board does not warrant and hereby disclaims any warranty, express or otherwise implied to the fullest extent of the applicable laws:
    1. as to the accuracy, correctness, completeness, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose or satisfactory quality of the Contents or any part thereof; and
    2. that the Contents or any part thereof or any functions associated therewith will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected or that this Website and the server is and will be free of all viruses, worms and/or other harmful or invasive elements. BIOME assumes no responsibility for the consequences of any errors or omissions.

  9. In no event shall National Parks Board be liable to you or anyone else for any injury, damage, loss or expense of any kind, direct and indirect, including but without limitation, special or consequential damage, or economic loss arising from or in connection with
    1. the use of this Website, the data, Contents or any part thereof, including but not limited to any injury, damage or loss suffered as a result of reliance on the Contents or any part thereof contained in or made available from this Website; or
    2. any negligence, omission or fault of its agents, advisors, consultants or contractors in connection with this Website including the Contents or any part thereof.

  10. Use of data

  11. All users will take all necessary measures and precautions to protect the security and confidentiality of the data in the system.

  12. All users will use the data in the system solely for the purposes of research, surveys, studies, analyses and policy-making, including research or surveys by external consultants and/or researchers appointed by government agencies.

  13. All users will prevent the unauthorised publication or disclosure of the data. If such data is published or disclosed, due acknowledgement shall be given to “BIOME / SGBioAtlas, National Parks Board”.

  14. Registration

  15. Your registration of an account in the system constitutes your agreement for the use of your information by National Parks Board. For our Personal Data policy, please refer to our Privacy Statement.

  16. Right of Access

  17. National Parks Board reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to this Website to any particular person, or to block access from a particular Internet address to this Website, at any time, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.