Terms and Conditions of Use

By downloading data from the SSGAC Data Portal, you agree to the following legally binding Terms and Conditions of Use. If you are uncertain about these terms, please contact the SSGAC at contact@ssgac.org.

To demonstrate that you understand and agree to these terms, please fill out your name, academic institutional email, and check the boxes next to each term below.

If one or more of these Terms prevents your planned use of our data, and you believe that your use case is socially beneficial, please contact the SSGAC (contact@ssgac.org) to explain the issue and appeal for an exception to the Terms. Please contact the SSGAC for instructions on how to appeal for an exception to the Terms

These terms require the use of the Arbitration Rules, described below, on an individual basis to resolve disputes and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.

Arbitration Rules. Arbitration shall be initiated through the American Arbitration Association, an established alternative dispute resolution provider that offers arbitration as set forth in this section. If AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to select an alternative ADR Provider. The rules of the ADR Provider shall govern all aspects of the arbitration except to the extent such rules are in conflict with the Terms. The AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules governing the arbitration are available online at adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in the United States, at a location chosen by the SSGAC, unless the parties agree otherwise. If you reside outside of the U.S., the arbitrator shall give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearings. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall bear its own costs and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.

Last updated October 13, 2021