COVID-19 Data Catalog Rules & Guidelines

Welcome to the COVID-19 Data Catalog. This is the place where you can curate, combine, and query a wide range of data sets and engage in conversations with other members analyzing COVID-19 data.

To promote collaboration and improve data quality, we have established these basic guidelines required for participation.

By joining and using the COVID-19 Data Catalog, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines, including the terms and conditions (“Terms”). You also agree to reserve discussions that are best suited to this forum and only share files and content in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In order to preserve the mission of this data catalog and encourage fruitful participation, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership for anyone who violates these guidelines or any applicable laws and regulations. Please contact alation-covid19@alation.com for any member service questions.

COVID-19 Data Catalog Guidelines

Please do:

  • Respect the purpose of the data catalog. Use this data catalog to help curate data, share conclusions and analyses, and leverage insights provided by other members. This venue is focused on creating one place where disparate data sources about COVID-19 can be shared, curated, combined, and analyzed.
  • Use caution when discussing Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) or Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Do not upload or otherwise provide sensitive data.
  • Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator.
  • When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
  • Use the site in accordance with the Terms.
  • Please direct all administrative messages and member account questions to alation-covid19@alation.com.

Please do not:

  • Do not use the catalog for any other purpose (e.g., competitive analysis, product demonstrations).  See the Terms and Conditions below for more.

Additional Terms and Conditions:

By joining the COVID-19 Data Catalog, you agree to abide by these Terms and are responsible for any violations. Alation, Inc. (“Alation” or “We”) reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without providing you prior notice. The most recent version will be available here. Your use of this data catalog following any such modification constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms as modified.  You agree to remain in compliance.

We disclaim any and all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by Alation or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall Alation be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE OTHER TERMS HEREIN, IF WE ARE DETERMINED TO HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, THE PARTIES AGREE THAT OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. ABSENT YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, WE WOULD NOT PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE DATA CATALOG TO YOU.

Do not post any sensitive, personal, or proprietary materials or submit any data in violation of any applicable laws or regulations. Do not post or provide any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. Do not post or provide any information that is restricted by data privacy laws. BY POSTING MATERIAL, THE POSTING PARTY WARRANTS AND REPRESENTS THAT HE OR SHE OWNS THE COPYRIGHT WITH RESPECT TO SUCH MATERIAL OR HAS RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER AND THAT SUCH DATA DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY PII OR ANY PHI. By posting or otherwise providing data, you hereby grant Alation the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material in furtherance of the purpose of the COVID-19 Data Catalog.

You will not directly or indirectly: (i) decompile, disassemble, decode, redesign, reverse engineer or attempt to reconstruct or discover any source code, algorithms, architecture, or other elements of; (ii) translate, adapt, or modify; (iii) write or develop any program based upon; (iv) use for benchmarking or ‘service bureau’ purposes; (v) sell, sublicense, transfer, or otherwise assign or grant to any third party any rights in; (vi) allow access to unauthorized persons to; or (vii) otherwise use except as expressly permitted hereunder, the COVID-19 Data Catalog or underlying software.

You will not sell, rent, lease, assign, sublicense, distribute, transmit, or broadcast in the COVID-19 Data Catalog or its content.

Alation does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to our attention, we will take all appropriate action.

Alation reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

You grant to us all rights, licenses and permission necessary to display, reproduce, disseminate, and otherwise use your content in connection with this data catalog. Alation may edit or remove your content, or block or disable replies on a topic, in our sole discretion.

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. In the event either of us initiates an action in connection with these Terms or any other dispute between the parties, the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of such action shall be in the state and federal courts in San Mateo, California.

COVID-19 Data Catalog Privacy Policy

Any personal information you provide to us, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of our organization except as noted below.

With Whom Do We Share the Personal Information We Collect Through This Site:

Our Service Providers
We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.

Business Transfers
Your personal information may be transferred to another entity (either an affiliated entity or an unrelated third party) in connection with a merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar corporate event. If such a transfer were ever to occur, the acquiring entity’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Government and Legal Disclosures
We may disclose the personal information we collect through this site, when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce our Terms and Conditions or other agreements that govern your use of this site; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, or others.

Cookies
A “cookie” is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site (personalization, etc.). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and we do not use cookies to collect personal information.

Data Retention
There is no implied promise of permanent or long-term retention of data content. All users are advised to keep extra copy of their content.