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Data Use Policy

Conditions of Use for LMS Data

All use of the observational data and derived data provided for use by LMS is subject to the following conditions:

  1. Access to and use of the Lesotho Meteorological Services climate data and/or climate products constitutes your acceptance of the following terms and conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use.
  2. Any Individuals or organizations requesting any climate data and/or climate products will request such services (climate data and/or climate products) in writing and will be supplied with climate data and/or climate products without any service charge.
  3. Any Individuals or organizations supplied with any climate data and/or climate products will give back any value-added climate data and/or research results to the Lesotho Meteorological Services and will give an indicative amount that would have been incurred/lost without such climate data and/or climate products.
  4. Individuals or organizations shall not distribute the climate data and/or climate products to third party without a prior knowledge and permission of the Lesotho Meteorological Services
  5. No fee will be charged explicitly for climate data and/or climate products to any party to whom it is distributed and the information supplied shall not be modified in content and then presented as official Lesotho Meteorological Services material. Charges on value-added products are permitted.
  6. Individuals or organizations passing the climate data and/or climate products on to third parties shall not alter the data and/or products, furthermore shall accredit the Lesotho Meteorological Services as the source and custodian of the original data and/or products being distributed.
  7. Individuals or organizations supplied with raw climate data and/or climate products acknowledge that climate data and/or climate products will always remain the sole property of the Government of Lesotho under the custodian of the Lesotho Meteorological Services.
  8. Individuals or organizations using the climate data and/or climate products as the basis for information which is passed to third parties, in which the use of the climate data and/or climate products can be identified unambiguously, shall acknowledge Lesotho Meteorological Services as the originator and custodian of the climate data and/or climate products on which the information is based.
  9. The user agrees that Lesotho Meteorological Services shall not be responsible or liable for any direct or consequential loss, damage, or expense incurred by the user or a third party as a result of the information subsequently being shown to be wholly or partially incorrect whether through the negligence or otherwise of Lesotho Meteorological Services or its servants or agents.
  10. The user accepts sole responsibility and risk associated with the use and results of data and products, irrespective of the purpose to which such use or results are applied.
  11. Lesotho Meteorological Services does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding, correctness, accuracy, reliability, or any other aspect regarding characteristics or use of the data and products.