Rules of Conduct
By using this site, you signify your agreement to these Rules of Conduct (the
“Rules”). If you disagree with any of the Rules, do not use
this site. The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (“BIRA-IASB”)
may modify the Rules at any time, so please check for changes when you use this
Purpose of the site
This site is designed to be a general resource on,
as well as an access point to,
the Space Environment Information System (“SPENVIS”).
SPENVIS is an engineering Operational Software of the European Space Agency
(“ESA”) maintained and operated by BIRA-IASB.
BIRA-IASB is a governmental research centre depending on the Belgian Federal
Science Policy. It is located at Ringlaan 3 Avenue Circulaire, 1180 Brussels (Belgium).
You agree to use this site in a responsible way
taking into account that SPENVIS is a centralized system
used by a whole community.
Availability and disclaimers
BIRA-IASB commits itself to provide access to this site and to maintain
its content on a best effort basis.
BIRA-IASB does not guarantee that this site will be continuously available.
Neither ESA nor BIRA-IASB nor the model and data providers could be held responsible
for the contents or the content accuracy of this site.
It is your responsibility to verify that the provided data are appropriate
for your application.
ESA owns all Intellectual Property Rights of the SPENVIS software and documentation.
All the material of the Site (pages, concepts, help files, documentation, etc.),
except the models developed by other institutions, is the property of ESA.
You should not copy (except for personal use) or sell this
material without the permission of either BIRA-IASB or ESA.
In absence of specific agreements, you should use this site only
for your own personal, non-commercial purposes.
All publications and presentations using data obtained from this site
should properly acknowledge the service.
Please send a reprint of, or a reference to, such publications to the SPENVIS
project manager (E. De Donder, BIRA-IASB, Ringlaan 3, B-1180 Brussel, Belgium).
Secure areas of the site
Certain parts of the Site are password protected and require a valid authentication.
Entering these parts are subject to the Terms and Conditions
listed under http://www.spenvis.oma.be/conditions.php.
BIRA-IASB collects anonymous or aggregated information of a
non-personal nature, such as your browser type, IP address and
operating system. BIRA-IASB does not gather any personal
information unless it is provided on a voluntary basis.
You agree not to use this site:
in a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international law or regulation ;
to stalk, harass, or harm another individual ;
to interfere with or disrupt this site or servers connected to this site ;
to attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of this site or any other
accounts or computer systems connected to this site, whether through hacking or