Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Please read these "Terms and Conditions" carefully before using this web site. Users can obtain services from the database. You should be subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions) , privacy statements ("Privacy and Security Policy") and the relevant laws and regulations of the People 's Republic of China when you obtain and use the content and services provided on this database. Please click on this link for more details on the page "Privacy and Security Policy".

If you do not agree to the "Terms and Conditions" and / or the "Privacy and Security Policy", please do not access or otherwise use any of our services. Your continued use of the databases means that you have read and understood the "Terms and Conditions" and the "Privacy and Security Policy" and that you agree to be bound by all of its provisions. The database has the right to amend, add to, delete or revise the "Terms and Conditions" and the "Privacy and Security Policy" at any time without prior notice. The "Terms and Conditions" and the "Privacy and Security Policy" will be published in the database. You can access the relevant content at any time. Your continued use shall constitute your acceptance of all changes and they shall be binding upon you. You are advised to periodically review the "Terms and Conditions" and the "Privacy and Security Policy". If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please stop use the online service or this Web site.

Copyright, Intellectual Property and Ownership

This database contains resources which incorporate material contributed or licensed by individuals, companies, or organizations that may be protected by China and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. All persons make any representations or warranties that the Content does not infringe the rights (including without limitation, the intellectual property rights) of any other person or entity. The content of CNGBdb, included but not limited to, the appearance and style of the database, data, information, text, code, graphics, images, layout, audio or video material, photo, design, logo, name, service mark, URL, code and the content provided by the third party, intellectual property, or interests of the database, are copyrighted, owned by CNGBdb or our licensors. And they are subject to, but are not limited to, the protection of copyright, patent or other intellectual property and correlative laws. Public data information may be freely accessed and used; the controlled data requires the written approved permission for use. Your use of the Databases shall not be construed as conferring you ownership of or any other rights with respect to any content, code, data or other materials that you may access on or through the databases.

Any unauthorized copying, redistribution, reproduction , lease, sale, transfer, distribution, execution, display, licensing, reverse engineering, derivative works creation of the data and information in the database, whether it is all or part, should be prohibited. For public data, which are on the premise of following the data ethics, authority and rights constraints declared by global research users, including but not limited to Fort Lauderdale Agreement, NHGRI Rapid Data Release Policies, Joint Data Archiving Policy and “Knowledge Sharing”(Creative Commons(CC) Agreement), would be released to public areas for researchers’ access. There is no restrictions on the use or distribution of fully open data contained in the database; For data in CNGBdb from public source, users need to follow the respective terms and conditions of these external databases, data sharing policies, etc. Be sure to comply with all applicable regulations before using the data.The database reserves the right to defend intellectual property or proprietary rights in all content of the database, including but not limited to situations where the use of the content is not expressly permitted in the "Terms and Conditions".

Data and Privacy Protection

The protection of users’ personal data, please refer to the "Privacy and Security Policy".

Database Usage

As one of the China National GeneBank (CNGB) database, CNGBdb endeavours to ensure that the information available on our Web database is accessible to all. The data in CNGBdb comes from a wide selection of sources, including nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, macromolecular structures, molecular variation, gene expression, and mapping data. There are not only public data, also control data in CNGBdb. CNGBdb does not guarantee the accuracy of any data provided, the resulting database, software or online services, nor does it guarantee that data, software, and online services are suitable for any purpose. However, some submitters of the original data (or the country of origin of such data) may claim patent, copyright, or other intellectual property rights in all or a portion of the data (that has been submitted). The database is not in a position to assess the validity of such claims and since there is no transfer of rights from submitters to database. The database has no rights to transfer to a third party. Therefore, database cannot provide comment or unrestricted permission concerning the use, copying, or distribution of the information contained in the molecular databases. If the data of this database is protected by a third party, it is the user's responsibility to obtain permission from the right holder to use the relevant data. For example, if you want to download copyrighted data for further research, the user must determine the intended purpose whether it is necessary to seek the consent of the copyright owner and, if necessary, the user must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Any unauthorized use of this database will terminate the terms and conditions of these databases approved by the approval or permission, and may violate related applicable laws, including but not limited to Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China, Trademark Law of the People's Republic of China, Tort Liability Law of the People's Republic of China, et al. All violators will be subject to legal maximum prosecution.

Please fill out the correct email address, user name and password when registering the database. It is the responsibility of the user to maintain the confidentiality of the database access information (such as user name, password, etc.) In compliance with the relevant laws and regulations under the premise, the database will not disclose the user's registration information to others. If you submit, upload, or publish your personal data on the database, it means that you authorize the database to store the information or data. If the database has reason to believe that the data is inaccurate, false, illegal, infringing copyright / trademark / trade name / trade secret or infringing any other intellectual property rights or infringing the privacy of others, the database has the right to delete the data. The Privacy protection of users’ personal data, please refer to the "Privacy and Security Policy".

All users shall not upload, post, publish, transmit, distribute, circulate or store any material in whatsoever way relating to the Database:

  • In violation of any applicable laws or regulations;
  • Any unauthorized false or fraudulent information;
  • In any manner that may infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy or publicity or other personal rights of others;
  • That is harmful, defamatory, libelous, obscene, discriminatory, harassing, threatening, abusive, hateful or is otherwise offensive or objectionable;
  • Any material that leads to political turmoil or religious hostility and undermine national security;
  • That contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, corrupted files or other materials or programs that may interrupt, damage or limit the functionality and operation of the Database, the services offered on the Database, or of any computer software or hardware or telecommunication equipment;
  • Any material fouling, alteration or interference with the front-end "appearance and functionality" or the material of the back-end software code of the database.

Users shall not gain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the database, network connected to the database or other users’ information, or disclose confidential information of any person or entity, including but not limited to our confidential information. No person or entity may print, download, copy, distribute, backup, copy, redistribute, or use any information that may identify other users' personal identities.

Unless with our written authorised permission, any use of trade-marks, logos, or other proprietary information of this Database (including text content, page layout/design, page form in CNGBdb) should be strictly prohibited, any use of names, mata tags, or other hidden text of CNGBdb should be strictly prohibited Any use of screen capture, data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools on this database should be strictly prohibited. Without our explicit permission, users are not allowed to create, maintain, implement or reproduce information from CNGBdb to their own databases or any other media, users are not allowed to use this database for any purpose, users are not allowed to the provision of data and information from CNGBdb to any commercial entity or other organization provides services to the public.

When visiting our Web database, your Web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other databases you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. CNGBdb does not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.

It is not the intention of CNGBdb to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. Specific medical advice will not be provided, and CNGBdb urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.

Users may use the database only in accordance with these "Terms and Conditions". And in any case, should have a legitimate use. All users are required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and regulations of China or the jurisdiction where the user access behavior is located. The database does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes or services. Any views and opinions users of the database represent only the user's personal views and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the database, the company, or the Chinese government, nor are they used for advertising or product approval. Access to the database is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw, restrict or amend the service we provide on the Database or part of the database without notice. We will not be liable or responsible if for any reason any or all Database(s) is (are) unavailable at any time or for any period.

Third Party Websites

The database may contain links to third-party websites. These are provided solely as a convenience to users and as Internet navigation tools, and not in any way as an endorsement by the database of the contents on such third-party websites. The third-party websites are subject to their respective terms and conditions. Please check the specific terms and conditions of each database to be used to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements. The database is not responsible for their availability or security. And the database does not make any representations or warranties regarding the contents or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites. The database shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the use of the services or contents of such third-party websites.


Although the database should be as reasonable as possible to maintain database security, but this does not guarantee that other parties without the consent of the database into the database or illegal use of data. If any user violates the "Terms and Conditions", the database is not responsible for any purpose that the use of the user's personal information, information or materials for collaboration, whether in Hong Kong or elsewhere. All users acknowledge and agree that the user is fully responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any information, data and / or materials submitted by the user to the database or posted on this database or through this database. We warrant that the site and the information herein are in accordance with the Facts and that all information on this database is provided "WYSIWYG" without any expression and implied warranties, including but not limited to the suitability for a particular purpose and / or non-infringement. The use of this database, including all content, data or software from this database or through which it is published, downloaded or accessed, will be borne by the user. The database reserves the right to correct any errors, incorrect or omissions and modify or update the information at any time without notice.

Although we make every effort to ensure that you are securely accessing and using this database, it does not represent or warrant that the database or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful ingredients. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY DAMAGES DIRECT or INDIRECT RELATED TO THE USE OR CAN NOT OF THIS DATABASE AND ITS CONTENT, WHETHER DUE TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, INFRINGEMENT(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) OR OTHER REASONS, THE RELATED ORGANIZATIONS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYES, AGENTS, OR RELATIONSHIP ENTITY does not assume any responsibility for indirect, sporadic, special, subordinate, disciplinary or punitive damages compensation. Including but not limited to any errors or omissions in such content, or any loss, improper or delayed delivery of any Content or Materials upon upload or transmission through the Site.

The following cases:

  • The use or inability to use our database and / or service;
  • Unauthorized access or alteration of the transmission or data of the user;
  • The declaration or conduct of any third party on our database;
  • Reliance on the content;
  • Any other matter related to our database or service.

Even if any limited remedies fail, these restrictions remain applicable, whether or not we are aware of the possibility of such damages.

If users rely on the materials publishing by other users, users have to bear their own risk. The database reserves the right to expel any user and prevent further access to the site in violation of the terms and conditions, and the database reserves the right to delete any material that is abusive, illegal, destructive or inappropriate without prior notice and / or prior consent.

Without prejudice to the Limitation of Liability or Disclaimer in "Terms and Conditions", the database shall not be liable for any delay or failure caused by direct or indirect reasons beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to internet failures, power outages failure, fire, flood, storm, explosion, natural disasters, war, government action, domestic or foreign court order and the order of the police, Tripartite does not perform.


The user agrees to indemnify the database affiliate, government, manager, director, employee, agent or associated entity immediately after receiving the request to avoid all liability, loss, claims, disputes, damages and payment of any form of fee, including but not limited to attorneys' fees and costs for the following reasons:

  • You violate the relevant terms ("Terms and Conditions" and "Privacy and Security Policy");
  • You infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity;
  • Any other liability as a result of your use of the Site.

Restrictions on litigation filed with us: The user agrees that a claim or cause of action of the loss due to the use of the database or due to the relevant terms and the database has a fault must be made after the occurrence of the claim or cause of action within the legal statute of limitations. Otherwise it will be regarded as the user default to give up the relevant rights. During this period, if we fail to enforce or exercise any of these provisions or related rights, it does not mean that we have waived the right or provision. If any of the provisions of these articles are considered to be in conflict with the law, the interpretation of these articles shall reflect the wishes of both parties, as far as possible; at the same time, the other provisions still have full legal effect.

The User agrees to indemnify, defend us of any liability, loss, claim and expense (including the attorneys' fees and costs for the above reasons) arising from the breach of these "Terms and Conditions" by the user.

Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by law, in any case, whether or not the database has been advised of the possibility of any other loss arising from a breach of law, breach of contract, tort, or other act claims, whether directly or indirectly, specifically, incidentally, incidentally, and / or otherwise Loss, the databases affiliates, governments, administrators, directors, employees, agents or affiliated entities do not bear any liability.


If any information provided by the user is inaccurate, in violation of any law or indecent content, the database may immediately cancel the user's account and access without notice and reserve the right to take such action as it deems appropriate, desirable or necessary, including but not limited to the right to take legal action against such users. If the database considers that the user has violated the "Terms and Conditions" or violates any laws or regulations, the database reserves the right to terminate or suspend any user's account or access at any time without notice. The database may, at its discretion, take such further action as it deems appropriate, desirable or necessary, including the deletion of any material that it considers to be insulting, illegal, destructive or inappropriate. The database may, at its discretion, decide whether the user has violated the "Terms and Conditions" and such decision is final. If the database has not exercised the rights conferred by this article, it shall not be deemed to have automatically waived this right.

Modify the Visit or Database

The database reserves the right to modify, change, suspend, terminate or restrict at any time:

  • With inform in advance, the user temporarily or permanently accesses the Site (or any part thereof) and content, data and information user submitted at any time;
  • In the case of advance notice or without prior notice, the formally content of the site (and the services provided).

The database is not responsible to any user or any third party for any such modification, change, suspension, termination or limitation.

Applicable Law

You understand and agree that these "Terms and Conditions" are governed and construed in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations. Any legal action relating to this agreement shall be in the court that jurisdiction belongs to Shenzhen, China. If these terms and conditions are translated into other languages include English, any conflict or ambiguity shall prevail in Chinese terms and conditions.

We reserve the right to sue at the following locations:

  • The courts in your country of residence;
  • The courts where you access, use or store any material obtained from the database;
  • The courts where you are in violation of any of these terms and conditions;

You acknowledge and agree that a separate indemnity don’t have remedy any breach of these "Terms and Conditions". Therefore, we have the right to apply for a prohibition or other measures to stop the action that threatens or actually violates these terms and conditions and receive appropriate compensation.

Complete Agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between the user and the database regarding the user's use of the Site and supersedes and surpasses all other communications (whether written or oral), discussions, letters and contracts relating to such matters.


The provisions of the "Terms and Conditions" shall be independent of each other and the validity of each provision shall not be affected by any other invalid provision. If any provision of the terms and conditions, or any part of a provision is found to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, the remainder shall remain in force and shall be valid. The implementation of similar provisions in lieu of illegal, invalid or unenforceable provisions should be added to the Terms and Conditions".

Extra Information

If you have any questions about the above terms of use, please contact us at e-mail: CNGBdb@cngb.org.