Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS

Address: 16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China

Phone: 010-64833041

Terms of Use and Disclaimer

Please follow the terms of this agreement when downloading and using the data from this system. The data authors have the right to terminate this agreement if the data users violate or fail to comply with any part of this agreement. The data users should undertake the responsibility for any misuse caused by the failure to comply with the terms of this agreement.

1. Redistribution

We adopt a CC-BY 4.0 license by default. The license allows the reuse and redistribution of the data. However, a small portion of our datasets are available only through an offline service because of the restrictions from data owners. No charge is associated with either online or offline data distribution.

A CC license is among several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of copyrighted work. A summary of the CC-BY 4.0 license is as follows:

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute of the material in any medium or in any format.

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even for commercial use.

The licensor cannot revoke these rights as long as you follow the license terms:

Attribution — you must provide appropriate credit, include a link to the license, and indicate whether any changes were made.

No additional restrictions — you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

2. Citation

Data users should cite the use of the data in their work with a formal citation. The appropriate citations can be found on the landing page and can be copied and pasted into the documentation. In addition, please acknowledge the “National Tibetan Plateau Data Center” in your work. Please browse our webpage “How to Cite Data” for detailed information regarding the citation format. Furthermore, please send us one reprint of the published work for our collection. A citation acknowledges the data contributors and helps track the use and impact of the data.

3. Web policy

The copyright of all data belongs to the original data authors. We do not automatically collect personally identifiable information. When data users contact the National Tibetan Plateau Scientific Data Center via e-mail or by submitting a form, their personal information may be stored so that we can respond to specific requests. Information will not be shared with other agencies, as the law permits. Visitors and users are subject to the relevant laws and regulations of China concerning computer security and internet communication.

4. Linking policy and disclaimer of endorsement

Our website may link to other websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organisations. We provide links to these sites as a service. The presence of a link is not our endorsement of the site. When you follow a link to an external website, you are leaving our website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of these other sites; we are not responsible for the information on these external websites.