MAGI Terms of Use

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (“Berkeley Lab” or “LBNL”) is providing public access to use MAGI for academic and research purposes. Your use of MAGI is subject to the following terms and conditions and Privacy Policy. MAGI is hosted by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and created and supported by staff of the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), both of which are Department of Energy (DOE) Designated User Facilities managed and operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

LBNL is a DOE National Laboratory managed and operated by The Regents of the University of California and engages in fundamental, unclassified research in the public interest. By using this site, you agree to abide by and be subject to the terms of the LBNL Privacy and Security notice , the NERSC Electronic Computer Use Agreement , the JGI Data Release and Publication Policy (http://jgi.doe.gov/user-program-info/pmo-overview/policies/) these MAGI Terms of Use. You may not use MAGI for commercial purposes, and You agree to use MAGI for research and academic purposes only. If you would like to use MAGI for commercial purposes, please contact the MAGI team or the LBNL Innovation and Partnerships Office (ipo@lbl.gov).

You also acknowledge that the data in MAGI is subject to error and may not be accurate enough for your application. You agree not to hold the developers, contributors, hosts of MAGI, the Regents of the University of California, and the DOE liable for any inaccuracies in the data, or consequences thereof. You agree not to use automated scripts to collect large fractions of the data and disseminate them. If you are interested in large datasets, please get in touch with a MAGI representative.

As a user of MAGI you can upload data you want to analyze and share via the MAGI website. Only protein, gene, and metabolite files can be uploaded. You agree that any data files uploaded and all analysis using MAGI of your uploaded data files will be made available and shared with other MAGI users. Any other uses by You of MAGI storage or computer resources require the permission of the MAGI management team. If you need access to resources other than the ones explicitly permitted here, please contact the MAGI team.

To the extent permitted by United States (“US”) law and US State law where You or Your institution are located, if You utilize any results or work derived from Your use of MAGI (“MAGI Results”) in the making, using, or selling of a product, process or service, then You and Your institution hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify LBNL, DOE and the United States Government, their officers, agents and employees from any and all liability, claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorney fees, for injury to or death of persons, or damage to or destruction of property, as a result of or arising out of such utilization of the MAGI Results by or on behalf of You, Your institution, its assignees or licensees.

USE OF MAGI IS PROVIDED BY HEREIN "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR LBNL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF MAGI OR MAGI RESULTS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Neither the name of the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from MAGI without specific prior written permission.

Copyright, Publication and Data Release

As a tool dedicated to helping researchers increase collaboration and the pace of science, this repository needs certain rights to copy, store, and redistribute data. By uploading data, metadata, and any other content to this repository, you warrant that you have the rights to the content and are authorized to do so under copyright or any other right that might pertain to the content, any associated metadata, and compilations of the data. By uploading content, you grant this repository and LBNL all rights needed to copy, store, redistribute, and share data, metadata, and any other content. Through your registered account, you may specify certain access controls when using MAGI. However, as MAGI is hosted at NERSC and supported by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI), any content uploaded to MAGI will be released and made available to the public in accordance with the publication and data release policy described here or in accordance with the JGI and NERSC data release policies (recited above). Currently the MAGI team is scheduling to release MAGI user data and MAGI Results two years after the content is uploaded. This timeframe is subject to change and is at the discretion of the JGI and NERSC and subject to DOE’s open access policies.

Byuploading content, You agree to these policies and grant this repository, LBNL, DOE, the U.S. Government, and any other MAGI users the royalty-free and perpetual right to use, display, copy, make derivative works of the content and redistribute it to the public without restriction. Berkeley Lab also reserves the right to use your annotations, data scores, and other metadata and information related to your data for its research and publication purposes. All MAGI users acknowledge that LBNL cannot limit how user data or MAGI Results will be used after such release, except through the terms of use provided here.


Attribution

[Insert instructions on how to give credit and attribution in any publication for MAGI results] Example: The use of MAGI and its capabilities are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, each a DOE Office of Science User Facility, managed by The Regents of the University of California under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Links to Other Sites

For service to our user community, some links are provided to other Internet sites that provide information. Once you follow a link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy and terms of use of the new site.

Security

MAGI is supervised by LBNL and adheres to the cybersecurity standards enforced by NERSC for all its systems. Berkeley Lab operates an integrated set of cybersecurity protections designed to efficiently protect research and operational data while enabling cutting edge research. LBNL's systems are Certified and Accredited under NIST 800-53 and have Authority to Operate from the DOE. LBNL's information protection systems include advanced intrusion detection systems, deep forensic logging, vulnerability detection and remediation, and configuration management. In addition, all employees receive annual cyber security awareness training in addition to job-specific training and awareness and ongoing awareness activities conducted by LBNL. A continuous monitoring program provides assurance that the systems are providing appropriate protection, and internal and external audits provide ongoing oversight of our operations. LBNL constantly adjusts its protections to changing risks and threats with the goal of optimally protecting scientific work.

Causing damage to federal computer systems is a violation of U.S. law and is subject to criminal prosecution in federal court. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations, and pursuant to any required legal process, information from MAGI Web logs may be used to help identify an individual.

Updates to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

LBNL may occasionally update the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When such updates are made, Berkeley Lab will also revise the Effective Date below. Any changes to the LBNL Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will always be available on the MAGI homepage so that site visitors are always aware of what information is gathered; how such information might used; and whether it will be disclosed to third parties.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by MAGI in relation to your use of the website magi.nersc.gov (“Website and Application Services”). When LBNL uses the term “personal data” in this Privacy Policy, it means information that would allow someone to identify you, such as your name, address, location, employer, email address or other unique identifier.

Collection of personal data

You are not required to register to use the MAGI Website and Application Services, but registration enables enhanced features, which can greatly improve the usefulness of the site. When you register, Berkeley Lab will collect information about your affiliation. This helps LBNL to obtain funding and target our tools to the needs of MAGI users. LBNL also collects an email address that is used to identify your profile. This allows you to review previous work and control sharing of data. MAGI uses the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) Information Management (NIM) system for user registration and users must adhere to the NERSC Electronic Computer Use Agreement as part of the user registration. When you use the MAGI Website and Application Services, whether you log in as a registered user or not, LBNL servers will automatically collect the following information: your IP address (which may be used to indicate your general location), your browser type and version, date and time of the visit, and the pages that you view on MAGI.nersc.gov. Additionally, LBNL also monitors and logs all activity on the site, including any selections generated by you. By default, all data will not be visible to the public unless the user explicitly designates them to be so.

Use of personal data

LBNL uses collected personal data for internal purposes only––for example, to help LBNL measure the number of visitors to the various sections of its site and improve organization, coverage, system performance or problem areas. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. On occasion, MAGI may use aggregated personal data information for the purposes of analysis of the webpage usage. Aggregated data cannot be linked back to an individual user. LBNL also uses Google Analytics to help collect and analyze this personal data as discussed further below. Berkeley Lab will never sell or rent your personal data, and it does not link browsing information or personal data from server logs to any other personal data that you might submit to us, for example as a registered user of MAGI.

Disclosure of personal data

MAGI does not sell or rent your data to any third parties. MAGI may disclose your personal data to contractors and service providers only if and in so far as this is necessary for technical administration and maintenance of the Services, and in accordance with applicable law. Berkeley Lab may also disclose your personal data to third parties if you explicitly consent to it, or if it is required to do so by applicable law.

Google Analytics

MAGI uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your truncated IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity and providing other services relating to Website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information about Google Analytics, including Google’s privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

If you would like to stop your data being sent to Google for analytical purposes, you can install the Google Analytics Browser Add-On, details of which are available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Cookies, Local Storage, and Session Storage

Like most websites, LBNL uses cookies, local storage, and session storage on the Website to help improve the efficiency and quality of MAGI. Berkeley Lab uses these tools to register your visit and to track the things that you view. Most browsers have cookies turned on as a default, but you can always disable cookies or disable cookies from third parties. Note that all logged-in access requires the use of cookies. For more information about cookies, including instructions for disabling cookies in most common web browsers, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Questions?

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use; want to suggest changes; or want to know what personal data MAGI stores about you, please contact MAGI.

Don’t want to give MAGI your information or share your data?

If you decide that you do not want MAGI to collect or use your personal or scientific data in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please do not use our Website or upload any content. If you decide that you no longer want to be registered with MAGI, you can send MAGI an e-mail notice at any time stating that you wish to unsubscribe or terminate your registered account.


Effective Date: August 24, 2017 — Last Update: August 24, 2017