Website & Data Usage Policies and Disclaimers

Before using data and services provided by the the National Genomics Data Center (NGDC), please read and understand this statement. When you log in the website or use the information of this website directly or indirectly, you are agreeing to the following usage policies and disclaimers.


NGDC provides freely available online services, so NGDC makes no legal liability or responsibility of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or that the use of the sequence data will not infringe any patent or other rights. NGDC is not liable to you or third parties claiming through you, for any loss or damage.

While NGDC endeavors to keep its data correct, NGDC makes no representations or warranties of any kind about the completeness, accuracy or reliability with respect to data provided from NGDC. Any receipt, reliance or use you place on such data is therefore strictly at your own risk. NGDC will not assume any legal responsibility for the errors, inaccuracies or omissions caused by the relevant information.

NGDC does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions of authors expressed on NGDC 's websites do not necessarily state or reflect those of NGDC, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Some NGDC web pages may provide links to other Internet sites for the convenience of users. NGDC is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does NGDC endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites. Users cannot assume that the external sites will abide by the same Usage Policy to which NGDC adheres. It is the responsibility of the user to examine the copyright and licensing restrictions of linked pages and to secure all necessary permissions.

When visiting the NGDC websites, your web browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other websites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. The NGDC 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, and NGDC assumes no responsibility for data errors or information disclosure.

While we will retain our commitment to Usage Policies and Disclaimers, we reserve the right to update this statement at any time. When alterations are inevitable, we will attempt to give reasonable notice of any changes by placing a notice on our website, but you may wish to check each time you use the website. The date of the most recent revision will appear on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use our online services.

Privacy Policies

NGDC respects and protects all users' personal privacy rights. Any information you voluntarily provide to us through the NGDC website, such as, email address, name, or phone number, will never be sold or traded to other colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, or businesses. Without revealing individual user privacy data, NGDC has the right to analyze or statistically analyze the entir e user database.

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to our websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on any of our services, we may use your personal information from our security logs to stop such behavior. Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any applicable laws we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties about the content and your behavior.

When you visit any website, certain information of the date and time, your location down to the city-level, and the words you searched about your visit can be collected. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and improve organization, coverage, system performance or other problem areas. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users. When search features offer suggested terms, these suggestions are based on aggregated data only. NGDC periodically deletes its web logs.

When you visit any website, it may place a small text file, known as a "cookie," on your computer. The cookie allows the website to "remember" specific information about your visit while you are connected or when you return to that site. The cookie makes it easier for you to use the dynamic features of web pages. Cookies from NGDC web pages only collect information about your browser's visit to the site; they do not collect personal information about you. While visiting certain NGDC websites, you may occasionally encounter a web page that automatically employs cookies to make it easier to use the web page’s dynamic features.

If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them at any time from your web browser. If you opt out of cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at NGDC, but you may not be able to use cookie-dependent features.

Ethics Policies

NGDC is committed to provide users with data integration and sharing services that comply with laws, regulations, and bioethics, and work together with users to maintain a good ethical order.

  1. The data archived by NGDC will follow the data ethics principles, authority and rights (including intellectual property rights) declared by global research users.
  2. The data submitter shall promise:
    • The collection of the data should be in compliance with the bioethics principles of China or other relevant countries/regions and his/her organization.
    • The data submission, sharing or any activities related to NGDC should be in compliance with the bioethics principles of China or other relevant countries/regions and his/her organization.
  3. Data user shall abide by all applicable laws and regulations, relevant scientific research norms and ethical principles of China or other relevant countries/regions when using the data for scientific research