[last updated: July 2021]
These are the terms on which SSMT is made available to you. They are important and
you should read them carefully before registering for access to SSMT. In these terms,
“you” and “your” refers to the individual, company or other organisation which is registering
for access to SSMT; “we” and “our” refers to Gatsby Africa and the Forestry Development
- You acknowledge that SSMT is a pilot tool and has not been fully validated and
- SSMT is designed to provide a preliminary assessment of potentially relevant
species to help guide a more detailed review of the suitability of species and areas
for cultivation. However, SSMT does not provide a comprehensive review of all
factors that will be relevant to choosing a species or areas for planting. We highlight
the following limitations in particular. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.
a. SSMT is intended for use as an initial screening tool to consider which
species could be potentially suitable for planting in different areas. The
geographical resolution of the tool is limited and a micro-site assessment is
still required to validate the findings before selecting which areas to plant
and the suitable species to plant. You should engage a suitably qualified
person to conduct the micro-site assessment.
b. The number of species considered by SSMT is limited; there may be other
species which would be suitable.
c. For clonal varieties, the tool considers hybrids’ generic characteristics.
However, users should be aware that specific numbered clones often
display different characteristics. You should obtain advice from a qualified
professional before selecting which numbered clones to plant.
d. Climate change could affect the suitability of different species in different
areas over time.
e. You will need to consider environmental safeguards and must comply with
local legislation and guidelines when planting.
- The output from SSMT should not be regarded as advice and your use of SSMT is
at your own risk. You must make your own independent investigation and
assessment of all issues relevant to your decisions on site species choices. We
make no representation or warranty as to the adequacy, accuracy, reliability or
completeness of SSMT, the achievement or reasonableness of any projected
species choices for an area or any estimates or statements relating to the
prospects of particular forestry activities. We make no representation or warranty
as to whether the SSMT breaches the intellectual property of any third parties nor
that it will be free of defects, errors or bugs.
- TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM
ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR
SPECIAL DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH
YOUR USE OF SSMT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
- You will indemnify and hold us harmless against all actions, losses, costs, charges,
expenses, claims and demands which may be sustained or incurred by or brought
or made against us arising out of or in any way connected with use by you of SSMT
(including use by third parties to whom you provide information derived from
- You will not share the output of SSMT with any third parties without our express
written consent. You will not use the output of SSMT as part of a service provided
by you to others.
- You will keep your SSMT password confidential and will not disclose it to any third
- In order to develop future plans for SSMT, we would value your feedback on the
tool. You agree to be contacted by us to discuss your use of and comments on
- If a part of these terms shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable it shall,
to that extent, be deemed not to form part of the terms, and the enforceability of
the remainder of the terms shall not be affected.
on this website.
- These terms are governed by English law.