Terms of Use

The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (“SIB”) is committed to open research and open knowledge. Through its Expasy bioinformatics resource portal, SIB provides the national and international research community with access to over 160 databases and software tools (the “resources”). These resources are developed by SIB Groups and support a range of life science and clinical research domains (read more in “About Expasy”).

Your access to, and use of, the Expasy website are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. SIB imposes no other restriction on the use or redistributions of the resources referenced on the Expasy website than those provided by the owner of the dedicated resource. When using a resource in your work, you must comply with the terms of use of each resource and give the appropriate credits as per the corresponding copyright notice and good scientific practice. The name and logos of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics must not be associated with publicity or business promotion without SIB’s prior written approval.
  2. The Expasy website and the resources are provided “as is” and “as available”. SIB does not guarantee the correctness, accuracy, reliability and completeness of any resources referenced on the Expasy website, nor the suitability for any specific purpose. SIB bears no responsibility for any direct, indirect incidental or consequential loss or damages, resulting from the use of the Expasy website. SIB bears no responsibility for the consequences of any temporary or permanent discontinuity of the Expasy website.
  3. Through its Privacy Policy, SIB is committed to ensuring your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal data. When accessing and using the Expasy website, SIB only collects the following personal data: IP addresses, date and time of a visit, operating system, browser, email, address and content of your queries (only when you send an email to SIB). Your personal data is only used to provide you with access to the Expasy service, to ensure compliance with the terms of use, to create anonymous usage statistics, and if needed, to answer a request that you might sent to SIB. When you access to and use a resource referenced on the Expasy website, please refer to each applicable privacy policy prior to sharing your personal data.
  4. If you have any questions about these terms of use, you can contact the SIB Legal and Technology Transfer Office at legal@sib.swiss. We reserve the right to amend and update these Terms of use at any time.
  5. These terms of use and the use of the Expasy website are governed by Swiss substantive law, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. The competent courts in Lausanne, Switzerland, have exclusive jurisdiction.

Last revised: 1 July 2020