End User License Agreement for Academic/Noncommercial Use of RegulonDB.

EULA version 2.0, April, 2006


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement (EULA) for Academic End Users (AEU) is a legally binding contract between you, an AEU either as physical or legal entity, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico) for Regulon DataBase (RegulonDB).
AEU is, defined as:
1. An individual scientist who is not working for or with commercial organizations of any kind.
2. A self-contained unit within a university or public or governmental research institution performing non-commercial research and development.
RegulonDB is a database on transcriptional regulation and operon organization in E.coli, developed in the laboratory of Dr. Julio Collado-Vides, and owned by UNAM.
By signing this contract, you certify that you are an AEU according to the aforementioned definition and that you accept this EULA in full. This agreement is meant to grant AEU the use of the requested data of RegulonDB via flat-files, which can be transferred in whichever way to a personal computer for specific academic or research purposes by the EULA. If you do not accept this EULA you are not entitled to use RegulonDB in any way. UNAM's willingness to license you access to RegulonDB is expressly conditional on your acceptance of all terms of this license agreement.

  1. Delivery
    1.1. AEU shall receive RegulonDB and related releases either by means of online access to the server of UNAM or by means of a file download via Internet.
    1.2. In case UNAM detects misuse of RegulonDB, AEU shall be obligated to delete RegulonDB and all its elements on all computer compatible record carriers, data-storing, and data-processing equipment.
  2. Protection of DB
    2.1. Without prejudice to the utilization rights granted to AEU, UNAM shall hold all rights of RegulonDB including all copies and partial copies produced by AEU.
    2.2. AEU shall be obliged to retain all protective notes, copyright notes and other reservations of rights unchanged as well as to adopt those notes unchanged in complete or partial copies produced by AEU.
    2.3. AEU shall be obliged not to give third parties access to RegulonDB, complete or partial copies without the explicit consent of UNAM. Furthermore, AEU shall take precautionary measures in order to prevent third parties from taking possession of RegulonDB or parts of RegulonDB, as well as to prevent third parties from using RegulonDB completely or partially. The term "third party" includes in particular any other AEU or company or other kind of organization cooperating with AEU. The limitations of point 3.3 are not given for third parties who are covered by their own valid EULA. However, it is the responsibility and obligation of AEU to verify that such parties are duly licensed.
    2.4. Finally, AEU shall be prohibited from changing RegulonDB or from giving third parties access to changed versions of RegulonDB, irrespective of whether the changes are complete or partial, or from granting third parties any rights to changed versions of RegulonDB.
    2.5. Non-exclusive license for academic research or non-profit purposes.
    Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, UNAM grants AEU a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, license to use RegulonDB obtained under this Agreement solely for AEU's internal purposes.
  3. Limited Rights
    AEU may not:
    3.1 distribute or install in a computer server or network the licensed RegulonDB, nor permit any third party to access it;
    3.2 modify or create derivative works based upon the licensed Database; or
    3.3 use the licensed Database to provide service bureau, time-sharing, testing or other computer services to third parties;
    3.4 allow others to gain access to the licensed Database through sponsored research or otherwise;
    3.5 disclose or allow others to gain access to any of the data contained in RegulonDB.
  4. Copies and Copyright-Notice
    The AEU is not entitled to change or erase data sets of the RegulonDB database or to eliminate copyright notices from RegulonDB. Furthermore, the AEU is not entitled to expand RegulonDB or to integrate RegulonDB partly or as a whole into other databank systems without prior written consent from CCG-UNAM.
  5. Citation
    Socorro Gama-Castro; Heladia Salgado; Martin Peralta-Gil; Alberto Santos-Zavaleta; Luis Muniz-Rascado; Hilda Solano-Lira; Veronica Jimenez-Jacinto; Verena Weiss; Jair S. Garcia-Sotelo; Alejandra Lopez-Fuentes; Liliana Porron-Sotelo; Shirley Alquicira-Hernandez; Alejandra Medina-Rivera; Irma Martinez-Flores; Kevin Alquicira-Hernandez; Ruth Martinez-Adame; Cesar Bonavides-Martinez; Juan Miranda-Rios; Araceli M. Huerta; Alfredo Mendoza-Vargas; Leonardo Collado-Torres; Blanca Taboada; Leticia Vega-Alvarado; Maricela Olvera; Leticia Olvera; Ricardo Grande; Enrique Morett; Julio Collado-Vides
    RegulonDB (version 7.0): transcriptional regulation of Escherichia coli K-12 integrated within genetic sensory response units (Gensor Units)
    Nucleic Acids Research 2010; doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1110
  6. Time of use
    This agreement is effective for one year as of the date the User receives the requested data. User shall renew this license if required, and is obligated to delete RegulonDB partial contents in case he or she leaves his current academic address.
  7. Limitation of Warranty
    UNAM shall not be liable for any third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to, lost profits, punitive or consequential damages due to the use of RegulonDB and information contained there by User. The licensed Database is provided "as is". UNAM disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, satisfactory quality, and non-infringement. UNAM do not warrant that the operation of the licensed database will be error-free or that the licensed database is suitable for the needs of the User. This Agreement explicitly excludes UNAM of any obligation with the AEU.
  8. Severability of Clauses
    Any provision or provisions of this agreement which are deemed illegal, invalid, or unenforceable in any state or country in which this agreement is effective, shall in such state or country, to the extent of such illegality, invalidity, or unenforceability, be deemed severed and shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision hereof. The invalid provision or the gap shall be filled by an appropriate provision which to the extent legally possible, comes closest to the parties. intent of what the parties. would have laid down, had they been aware of the invalidity or gap in order to meet the spirit and purpose of this agreement.
  9. Governing Law and Place of Jurisdiction
    This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Mexican Republic under exclusion of the UN law on sales. The place of jurisdiction shall be Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.
  10. About a fully executed Signed License Agreement for Academics and Non-commercial use for the full version of RegulonDB.
    Should the AEU ask for further RegulonDB data, AEU agrees that this will be UNAM's decision to kindly ask him/her to send a fully executed Signed License Agreement for Academic and Non-commercial use.