Agreed by and between:
The European Space Agency, (hereinafter referred to as ESA or the Agency) And the User
Whereas the Agency, under the ESA – EC GMES Agreement [ESA/LEG/382] is charged with managing the GMES Space Component (CSC) Programme,
Whereas the access to Sentinel data is governed by:
Whereas the User has obtained or intends to obtain such Sentinel data via a Copernicus data dissemination platform, mirror sites, direct acquisition from the Sentinel satellite, via EDRS or other online services providing Sentinel data or by any kind of transfer of or access to Sentinel data from whatever natural or legal person, The parties agree, that the User shall be granted the right to use and distribute the Sentinel data according to the following Terms and Conditions:
These Terms and Conditions solely govern the User’s right to use and distribute the Sentinel data but do not concern the acquisition of data by the User. In particular, these Terms and Conditions grant no right for data supply from any kind of Copernicus data dissemination platform. Any kind of data supply by ESA or any other entity involved in Copernicus is governed by its respective conditions.
By using Sentinel data, the User is deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions grant the User a non-exclusive, time-unlimited right to deal with the obtained Sentinel data in the following way:
The intellectual property of the Primary and Altered Products remains with the satellite owner. Whenever sharing, publishing, distributing or in any other way making them available to others, the User shall mark these products clearly with a copyright sign as follows: “©Copernicus data (year of reception)”.
The intellectual property of any Derivative Works made by the User belongs to the User. However he shall mark such Derivative Works as follows, whenever sharing, publishing, distributing or in any other way making them available to others: “contains Copernicus data (year of reception)”.
In his sphere of influence, the User guarantees respect of the satellite owner’s intellectual property rights and reports any evidence of unlawful use, including such of third parties, immediately to ESA in writing.
Based on the User’s agreement ESA may publish his/her results to promote the success of the Copernicus Programme.
Neither ESA 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. The User accepts the Sentinel Data “as is”. In particular ESA (or any other entity involved in the Copernicus Programme) 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