Systematics Collections Data

Terms of Use of the Systematics Collections Data Website (SCD)

Terms of use of the content

Landcare Research is the custodian of several Nationally Significant Collections and Databases including the Allan Herbarium (CHR), the International Collection of Micro-organisms from Plants (ICMP), the National New Zealand Flax Collection (FLAX), the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) and the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection (PDD). We provide access to information from these five collections via the SCD as a Public Good resource and welcome feedback to help us improve the quality, accessibility and use of these data. This website presumes the end-user has an understanding of the appropriate use and limitations associated with such data:

  • The data are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis.
  • The data are presented as they have been recorded on the specimens.
  • Some of the data may be inaccurate, incomplete or imprecise. Such data will include, but are not limited to, localities and identifications of specimens.
  • Not all specimens held by a given collection have been entered into the database.

Landcare Research accepts no responsibility for any actions taken in reliance on the contents of this website or consequences arising from the use of it.

Copyright in data

The data, but not the images, in this website are made available under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand License (CC BY 3.0).

Copyright in website and images

Landcare Research holds all copyright in the SCD website and all images in the website, unless indicated otherwise. They may not be reproduced in whole or part except under licence from Landcare Research or the indicated copyright holder.

Permission to use images with Landcare Research copyright will not be unreasonably withheld as the copyright of images is enforced to ensure that images of specimens are available for all users in perpetuity.

The SCD website provides links to other websites that have their own conditions of use and copyright.

Citation conventions

We recommend the use of the following conventions to cite the SCD website and data:

  • To cite the whole website:
  • To cite data from one collection:
    • <Collection Name> (YYYY) Accessed through Systematics Collection Data,

    • For example to cite data from the New Zealand Arthropod collection (NZAC):
      New Zealand Arthropod Collection (YYYY) Specimen data. Accessed through Systematics Collection Data, YYYY-MM-DD.

  • To cite data from more than one collection
    • Landcare Research (YYYY) Specimen data from the <Name of first collection> and <Name of second collection>. Accessed through Systematics Collection Data, YYYY-MM-DD.

    • For example to cite data from the International Collection of Micro-organisms from Plants and the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection:
      Landcare Research (YYYY) Specimen data from the International Collection of Micro-organisms from Plants (ICMP) and the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection (PDD). Accessed through Systematics Collection Data, YYYY-MM-DD.

Except as required by law, Landcare Research cannot and does not warrant the performance or results you may obtain by using the SCD website. No warranties, express or implied, are given as to non-infringement of third-party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.

Limit of liability

Subject to any liability that may not be excluded or limited by law, Landcare Research shall not be liable on any legal basis (including, without limitation, negligence) and hereby expressly excludes all liability for loss or damage howsoever and whenever caused.

Terms of use of the website

By using this site you agree, and are deemed to be bound by the following terms. If you choose not to be bound by the following terms, then Landcare Research does not grant you the right to use this site.

You agree that you will not attempt to alter this site nor employ any robot, spider, or other device or process or means whatever to use this site for any unauthorised purposes.

You agree not to:

  • Make excessive traffic demands
  • Deliver viruses or forward any other system which is of a destructive nature or capable of so being whether alone or in combination
  • Otherwise engage in any other behaviour that may be reasonably expected to inhibit other users from using and enjoying the site
  • Damage or destroy the reputation of Landcare Research.

You acknowledge that Landcare Research may suspend the operation of the SCD website for repair or maintenance work or in order to update the contents or functionality of the website.

Landcare Research accepts no obligation to monitor the use of this site. However, we reserve the right to disclose any information as required by law, to block access to you, your agents, associates or your company and take such other action as may be reasonably necessary to prevent any breach of these terms and conditions or any breach of applicable laws.

Landcare Research will, at our absolute discretion, fully co-operate with the relevant authorities with respect to any investigation of suspected unlawful activity or violation of the website's security.

Landcare Research does not warrant that the SCD website or the Internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from this site is free of viruses or other harmful components.

Landcare Research is not responsible for any information contained on sites which this website provides links to, nor any third-party content that can be accessed through this website. The inclusion of any link to a website is not an endorsement of the linked site. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to linked sites.

Landcare Research reserves the right to modify or terminate the SCD website for any reason without notice at any time.