Terms of use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. By accessing or using any COSMIC² services, you agree to these Terms and our Privacy Policy.

Last Updated: July 6, 2019

Thank you for using COSMIC²!

We value your privacy. Our collection and use of personal information related to your access and use of COSMIC² is described in our Privacy Policy.

Account Information

You must be at least 16 years old to use COSMIC². Minors under 16 and at least 13 years of age are only permitted to use our Services through an account owned by a parent or legal guardian with their appropriate permission and under their direct supervision. Children under 13 are not permitted to use accounts on COSMIC². You are responsible for any and all account activity conducted by a minor on your account.

User verification on the Internet is not easy and we do not assume any responsibility for the confirmation of any account holder’s identity. We do not require account holders to provide a form of government identification or other information or undertake additional checks designed to help verify the identities.

You may delete your account anytime by submitting a request through the Contact form.

Data and Service Access

Data obtained from COSMIC² are free of all copyright restrictions and made fully and freely available for both non-commercial and commercial use. Users of the data should attribute COSMIC² for providing access to computing. Instructions for acknowledging COSMIC² can be found on the citing COSMIC² page. Text can only be reprinted with permission, with attribution, and without the right to manipulate or change its content. To request permission, please contact us. All other articles and text on the COSMIC² site are copyrighted. Permission to use these materials may be requested by contacting us.

COSMIC² makes no guarantee of the quality, reliability, usability, availability, or suitability of any COSMIC² data for any particular purpose. COSMIC² data should not be used for any life-critical functions. Users assume all risks and liabilities, direct or indirect, associated with any use of COSMIC².

COSMIC² may contain links to third-party websites, services and resources which may be subject to different terms and conditions and privacy practices. COSMIC² is not responsible for the availability, content, products or services available from these third-party services and links to these are not an endorsement.

COSMIC² does not guarantee the continuous and uninterrupted availability and accessibility of the data and services provided. We also may restrict the availability of our data and services in cases where integrity or security of our servers are at risk or to perform maintenance to ensure the proper or improved functioning of the COSMIC² platform.

In order to monitor and improve user experience with improved functionalities, COSMIC² will collect de-identified user meta data, job submission information, and output information. This data will be used for internal use only and will never be shared with any outside parties.