Terms of Site

tambora.org is a collaborative research environment, which shall be subject to applicable laws regarding privacy rights and copyright. Furthermore the rules for good scientific practice, for example with regard to citations, also apply.

All contributors and users expressly undertake to comply with applicable legal provisions. They are and stay authors in terms of applicable provisions and define the degree of use, especially data exchange with third parties. tambora.org establishes no legal relationships, but offers in case of data release the assignment of a citeable DOI. Hereinafter several provisions are defined more precisely.

Personal data and user account

Without Registration tambora.org is usable only with limited access. After creating a user account, especially climate related and environmental history related datasets can be entered and published. Usually such a publication is also associated with citing the publishing author (full name). Other personal data will not be transferred to third parties without explicit consent.

When creating a user account truthful information must be provided. The user is bound to keep username and password in confidence and not to refer them to third persons. To enable correspondence, registered users are obligated to keep their contact details (especially their email address) up to date.

Data use and management

Users undertake to not infringe rights of third parties when entering data. Before publication, they should carefully check the quality of their data and add complete source references to them. When publishing scans and other graphical content in tambora.org, the image rights must be preserved.

tambora.org offers three degrees of collaborative work which are related to different amounts of visibility:

Individual data use as single user
Collaborative data use within a working group
Publication of data for general public

When making the data accessible for the general public, the user can choose a suitable Creative Common License.

Source citation

The publication of tambora.org's data must always have an appropriate reference and the general copyrights do apply, this means every publication of single quotes must point to tambora.org and to the specific DOI. In order to reward the work of the user who contributed the data, his name should also be mentioned.


tambora.org endeavours to prevent misuse, but cannot take any responsibility for correctness, completeness and up-to-dateness. All content is exclusively for informative purposes.

There is no liability for damages from the use of tambora.org or any information contained therein. tambora.org contains links to external websites over which we have no influence. It can therefore not assume any responsibility for external content. The responsibility for the content of linked pages always lies with their own provider or operator.


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Subject to change

tambora.org is in continuous development. New features may require additions and changes to the terms of site. Therefore tambora.org reserves the right to make updates to the terms of site at any time.