Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of access to IPNI (International Plant Names Index)

This site is managed by the Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ("RBG Kew", "we" or "us") and use is subject to the terms in https://www.kew.org/terms-and-conditions and our Science data terms https://www.kew.org/science/collections-and-resources/data-and-digital/terms-of-use.

However, for ease of reference, some key points for users are as follows:

Registration information

We will use the information you submit:

  • To send updates about the status of registered names by email (e.g. when a name is released)
  • For account management (e.g. resetting password)

Use of the site and user generated content

The purpose of this site is the collation and provision of scientific names of Vascular Plants for scientific and public use. Where you submit information related to plant names and authorship, you agree that Kew and the IPNI partners have the irrevocable right to use and publish the information you submit to us to manage, update and maintain this site. This shall exclude your personal contact details, which shall be kept private.

Use of content and attribution

The data on this site is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY http://opendefinition.org/licenses/cc-by/

All content used, derived from and / or downloaded from this site should be attributed as described on our cite us page.