Data Use Agreement
September 11, 2015
This data use agreement (the “Agreement”), effective as of the date of this
data access request (the “Effective Date”), by and between all parties
cooperating in the
Intermountain West Data Warehouse
(IWDW) and the associated Western Air Quality Study (WAQS) and including
the National Park Service, Colorado State University, the Western States
Air Resources Council (WESTAR) and WESTAR contractors (collectively
“IWDW-WAQS project team”) and you (“Recipient”), establishes the terms and
conditions under which Recipient will access, copy, and use certain data
described below (the “IWDW-WAQS Data”). The IWDW-WAQS project team and
Recipient are sometimes referred to in this Agreement singularly as a
“Party” and collectively as the “Parties.” The Western States Air Resources
Council (WESTAR) serves as the IWDW-WAQS coordinator. Direct all questions
about the IWDW and WAQS data to Tom Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Description of Data.
The IWDW holds and manages all original and derivative files prepared under
the IWDW-WAQS for the purposes of their cooperator/sponsor agencies, using
publicly available protocols and procedures. The IWDW will keep the
original source data files secure at all times; only IWDW-WAQS project team
members and cooperator/sponsor agencies can directly access these files for
purposes related to the IWDW-WAQS. Recipient may obtain from the IWDW-WAQS
all original and derivative files prepared under the IWDW-WAQS for the
purposes of their cooperator/sponsor agencies, using publicly available
protocols and procedures.
Recipient’s Use of Data.
Except as otherwise specified herein, the IWDW-WAQS project team grants
Recipient the right to use and disclose Data in fulfillment of Recipient’s
professional obligations for modeling studies pursuant to National
Environmental Policy Act environmental impact assessments in the
intermountain West. Transfer and use of IWDW-WAQS Data by a Recipient for
other air quality analysis and planning studies (external studies) may also
be granted. The IWDW requires documentation as listed on the IWDW website
prior to the transfer of the requested Data.
Restrictions on Recipient’s Use of Data.
It is understood that the IWDW-WAQS project team are authorized by the
cooperator/sponsor agencies to provide files for external parties to
conduct air quality studies. Any files released to external parties must be
done using the protocols and procedures of the IWDW, the assignment of a
Project Steward from among the cooperator/sponsor agencies, and with the
prior written approval of the IWDW-WAQS Coordinator as provided in IWDW web
system. The Recipient agrees to the following restrictions on their use of
the IWDW-WAQS Data:
The IWDW-WAQS project team will manage access to and use of the
IWDW-WAQS Data as proprietary; any distribution of the Data to the
Recipient is made with no implied or express permission for the Recipient
to use the Data for any purpose other than the purposes specified in the
authorized Project Request, in compliance with the protocols and procedures
of the IWDW. Any exceptions shall be granted in advance, in writing, by the
Project Steward and the IWDW-WAQS Coordinator, and apply to only a specific
A Modeling Study Description with sufficient detail for the external
study that will use the IWDW-WAQS Data must be submitted to the IWDW web
system and then authorized by the assigned Project Steward and the
IWDW-WAQS coordinator before files are released, or if the external study
group has and/or plans to use IWDW-WAQS Data files already in the external
group’s possession, an amended and/or new Modeling Study Description with
sufficient detail for the external study that will use the Data must be
submitted to the IWDW web system and then authorized by the assigned
Project Steward and the IWDW-WAQS coordinator before those Data files can
be used in the external study..
The IWDW-WAQS Data distributed to Recipient are not to be distributed
further, and that no use or publication in any form (including papers,
meeting/conference presentations, webinars, conference calls, and all other
dissemination of IWDW-WAQS Data or supporting information) shall be done
without prior notice to the IWDW-WAQS Coordinator. The Modeling Study
Description for the external study shall specify these planned publications
and the external study group shall provide reasonable notice for the prior
review of any publication event. Any publication of results based on Data
that has not been transformed shall give a full acknowledgement of the
IWDW-WAQS project team.
External studies that transform, change, apply different modeling
tools, re-grid or otherwise modify IWDW-WAQS Data provided to the Recipient
shall describe the nature of those modifications in all publications,
reports, or presentations of external studies’ results.
External studies shall cite the specific portions of IWDW-WAQS Data
used as source data for the external studies’ analyses and specify that the
findings for the external studies do not represent the opinions or policies
of the IWDW-WAQS project team or IWDW-WAQS cooperator/sponsor agencies.
Specific language for citing IWDW-WAQS Data can be found on the IWDW Data
Recipient agrees to use or disclose the IWDW-WAQS Data exclusively for
the purposes set forth in Section 2 above or as required by law.
Recipient agrees to use appropriate safeguards to protect the IWDW-WAQS
Data from misuse and unauthorized access or disclosure, including, without
limitation, (i) maintaining adequate physical controls and password
protections for any server or system on which the Data may reside; (ii)
ensuring that Data is not stored on any mobile device (e.g. laptop,
smartphone) or transmitted electronically unless encrypted; and (iii)
taking any other measures reasonably necessary to prevent any use or
disclosure of the Data other than as provided in this Agreement.
Recipient agrees to report to IWDW-WAQS Coordinator any use or
disclosure of the IWDW-WAQS Data not provided for by this Agreement of
which Recipient becomes aware. Such report shall be made to the IWDW-WAQS
Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible, but, in any event, no later
than one (1) week from the date on which Recipient becomes aware that the
Data has been used or disclosed in a manner not provided for by this
Agreement. Recipient agrees to fully cooperate with any remediation that
the IWDW-WAQS project team, in their sole discretion, determines is
necessary to (i) address any applicable reporting requirements; and (ii)
mitigate any effects of such unauthorized use or disclosure of the Data,
including, without limitation, measures necessary to restore goodwill with
stakeholders, including research subjects, collaborators, governmental
authorities, and the public.
Recipient shall ensure that any agents, including subcontractors, to
whom it provides the IWDW-WAQS Data as part of the external study, agree to
the same restrictions and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
License to Use Data for Specific Purposes.
This Agreement and the resulting transfer of IWDW-WAQS Data constitute a
license to Recipient to use the Data solely for the purposes set forth in
Section 2. Recipient agrees that nothing herein shall be deemed a grant of
any intellectual property rights or other rights to use the Data for any
products or processes for profit-making or commercial purposes. The Data
will not be used in research that is subject to consulting or licensing
obligations to another recipient, corporation or business entity unless
written permission is obtained from the IWDW-WAQS project team. Recipient
shall have no rights in the Data other than as provided for in this
Term and Termination.
This Agreement shall be effective as of the Effective Date and shall remain
in effect as long as Recipient retains the IWDW-WAQS Data. Either Party may
terminate this Agreement with or without cause upon thirty (30) days’
written notice to the other Party. The IWDW-WAQS project team may terminate
this Agreement at any time if the IWDW-WAQS project team or IWDW-WAQS
cooperator/sponsor agencies have any reason to believe that Recipient has
violated any of the conditions set forth in this Agreement or has accessed
any information not described herein or for any purpose not described
herein. After termination of this Agreement, Recipient agrees to destroy
and make no further use of the Data. Recipient agrees to provide assurances
that destruction has been accomplished pursuant to industry standards for
In no event shall the IWDW-WAQS project team or
IWDW-WAQS cooperator/sponsor agencies be liable for any use by Recipient,
its employees or agents of the IWDW-WAQS Data, or for any loss, claim, damage or liability, of
whatsoever kind or nature, which may arise from, or in connection with,
this Agreement or for the use
or dissemination by Recipient of the Data.
Furthermore, Recipient agrees to indemnify the
IWDW-WAQS project team and IWDW-WAQS cooperator/sponsor agencies and their
employees and agents and hold them harmless from any action, claim, or
liability, cost or expense arising directly or indirectly from Recipient’s
use or misuse of the Data.
THE IWDW-WAQS DATA ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” “WITH ALL FAULTS”
AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IWDW-WAQS PROEJCT TEAM AND
IWDW-WAQS COOPERATOR/SPONSOR AGENCIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE IWDW-WAQS PROEJCT TEAM AND IWDW-WAQS
COOPERATOR/SPONSOR AGENCIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE
ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENCY, QUALITY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS,
PERFORMANCE, SECURITY, LEGALITY OR SUITABILITY OF THE DATA. YOU EXPRESSLY
AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE DATA IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains all of the
terms and conditions agreed upon by the Parties regarding the subject
matter of this Agreement and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or
written, and all other communications between the Parties relating to such
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is
determined to be invalid, such determination shall not affect the validity
of the remaining provisions.
Waiver. The waiver by any Party of any provision or
breach of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of
any other provision of subsequent breach.
Representation to Others.
Recipient has no rights to use the names, trademarks or other symbols of
the IWDW-WAQS project team or IWDW-WAQS cooperator/sponsor agencies without
prior written consent; provided, however, that Recipient may make factual
statements regarding its receipt of the Data pursuant to this Agreement.
Amendments. This Agreement may be amended or modified
only with mutual written consent of the Parties.
Change in Law. The Parties agree to negotiate in good
faith to amend this Agreement to comport with changes in law that
materially alter either or both Parties’ obligations under this Agreement.
Provided however, that if the Parties are unable to agree to mutually
acceptable amendment(s) by the compliance date of the change in applicable
law or regulations, either Party may terminate this Agreement as provided
in Section 5.
Construction of Terms. The terms of this Agreement
shall be construed to give effect to interpretative guidance regarding
applicable federal and state regulations.
No Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing in this
Agreement shall confer upon any person other than the Parties and their
respective successors or assigns, any rights, remedies, obligations, or
Assignment. This Agreement is non-assignable and
non-transferrable by Recipient without the prior written consent of the
Authority. Each Party represents that it is
authorized to enter into this Agreement and is capable of performing its
obligations under this Agreement.
Headings. The headings and other captions in this
Agreement are for convenience and reference only and shall not be used in
interpreting, construing or enforcing this Agreement.