Terms and Conditions

This website is operated by The Climatographers. By visiting our site or purchasing any of our products or services (together, “Products”), whether part of our Climate Web™ (“Climate Web”) tool or otherwise, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms”). Any new Products added on our site shall also be subject to the Terms. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change, or replace any part of these Terms by posting updates or changes to our website. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.


You may not use our products or services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.

Your purchase of one of our Products constitutes our granting to you of a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and access that Product for your own personal use and reference. This license does not extend to any other parties and you agree not to authorize any use of the Products by others. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell, or share with others privately or via any public media any portion of the Product without our express written permission. You agree not to use any of our Products in any way that might be detrimental to us or damage our reputation.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your services.


Due to the electronic nature of our products, Products are not eligible for return or refund. Any refunds shall be at our sole discretion.


We do our best to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control. All orders are processed via a secure server (SSL) and payment details will never be emailed. We do not retain or store any payment or credit card information on our servers or at our place of business.

In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the email or billing address/phone number you provided. You agree to provide current and accurate purchase and account information. You agree to update your account and other information so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

Submission of personal information through the store is governed by our Privacy Policy.


We reserve the right to limit the sales of our products or services to any person, geographic region, or jurisdiction. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.


Unless otherwise agreed in writing, any intellectual property rights, whether registered or not, in existence prior to the signature date of these Terms and Conditions, shall remain with the originating Party. Our goal is to make it possible for as many people as possible to explore ways to tackle climate change. Many documents are listed in the Climate Web, but only documents that are publicly available are included as PDFs. Books, journal articles, and similar materials that normally require a purchase are indicated by $$ and are not provided as a PDF. We may extract limited information from those documents as “fair use,” and any such information is always linked back to the primary source.

The Climatographers claim no ownership of intellectual property encompassed in the Climate Web, with the exception of publications and materials we have authored. We do claim ownership of the ways we have organized the large amounts of material in the Climate Web to make “actionable knowledge” more accessible in the public interest, and with the goal of supporting and improving climate change decision-making.


We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we have no control or input, such as but not limited to TheBrain® software. You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools “as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations, or conditions of any kind and without any endorsement. We shall have no liability arising from or relating to your use of third-party tools. Your use of tools offered through the site is at your own risk and you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms on which tools are provided by the relevant third-party provider(s).

Links on this site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with us. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy and we do not warrant and do not have any liability or responsibility for third-party materials or websites. We are not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions made in connection with any third-party websites.


If you send submissions to us or if you send ideas, suggestions, proposals, or other materials (collectively “comments”), you agree that we may without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate, and otherwise use any such materials. We are under no obligation to maintain comments in confidence, pay compensation for comments, or respond to comments. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor, edit, or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.

You agree that your comments will not violate any rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, or other personal rights. You agree that your comments will not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware. You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third parties as to the origin of comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy.


In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms, you may not use our site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, harm, defame, slander, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (J) to interfere with or circumvent any security features of the site, other websites, or the Internet.


We make every effort to ensure that our Products are accurate. However, much of the work we do and our products and services contain references to items and issues that are under ongoing policy discussion and change, and therefore we do not and cannot warrant that the products or services will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the products or services can or will be corrected. All products and services are provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties, or conditions, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

The Climatographers shall not be liable for any injury or loss, or for any damages including but not limited to any consequential, direct, indirect, special or exemplary damages for loss of profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, or replacements whether arising under tort, contract, negligence, or otherwise arising from your use of the Products, or for any other claim related to your use of the Products, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content.

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