Terms and conditions of use

[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
Trust (“FDT”).

  1. You acknowledge that SSMT is a pilot tool and has not been fully validated and
    tested.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
    SSMT).
  6. 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.
  7. You will keep your SSMT password confidential and will not disclose it to any third
    parties.
  8. 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
    SSMT.
  9. 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.
  10. We may revise these terms of use at any time by posting the revised terms of use
    on this website.
  11. These terms are governed by English law.