Terms of Usage


By using the YEASTRACT+ website, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
Please review the terms of this Agreement carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us.


  • "YEASTRACT+" – The website (service);
  • "User(s)" – Anyone using the services provided by YEASTRACT+, exercising rights under these Terms of Usage;
  • "Data" – Transcription Factor, Genes, Regulatory Associations, Binding Sites consensus sequences, Orthology, or any other data retrieved from YEASTRACT+ that can be downloaded or explored through the website;
  • "User Information" – Information of an end-user, related to the use of YEASTRACT+ (IP address, timestamps, location, etc.).


The YEASTRACT+ is designed for independent use by external users.
The YEASTRACT+ team will make all reasonable efforts to maintain continuity of this Service and provide adequate warning of any changes or discontinuities. However, the team accepts no responsibility for the consequences of any temporary or permanent discontinuity in service.
Users may not copy, reproduce, republish, post, broadcast, transmit, or adapt, in full or in substantial part, the YEASTRACT+ content, in any way that would unreasonably damage the legitimate interests or compete with YEASTRACT+.
Help desk support for YEASTRACT+ services is free and made available via the "Contact" page. Support is provided in Portuguese and English only. The developing team will strive to answer any relevant query, but it has no obligation to provide any support in the use of the Service.
Users agree that these Terms of Usage and their use of the Service are governed under Portuguese law.


The data publicly available in the YEASTRACT+ database was mostly gathered by manual curation by the YEASTRACT+ team from published articles. The authors of those articles remain the data owners for which due credit is provided.
There are no additional restrictions on the use or redistribution of the data available via its online services other than those provided by the original data owners.
While the authors make every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this website, YEASTRACT+ does not certify such information, and consequently does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information.
The use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness.
YEASTRACT+ assumes no responsibility for the use of the information herein, or obtained at linked Internet addresses, or in any respect for the content of such information, including (but not limited to) errors or omissions, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and the violation of property, privacy, or personal rights of others. YEASTRACT+ is not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability arising out of use, a reference to, or reliance on such information.


The service is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By using YEASTRACT+, users agree to have user information processed by YEASTRACT+, as described below:

  • User information is stored at host servers based in Lisboa, Portugal. All common security protocols are followed, and only the minimum amount of information is stored.
  • By accessing YEASTRACT+, the user(s) agree that user information is collected by an Analytics service. User information can be used to monitor user traffic on YEASTRACT+, being limited to the number of visits and country of origin.
We never use user information for marketing purposes, nor will user data be shared with outside partners for marketing purposes.


Users are entitled to:

  • The right to access the tools and data available in YEASTRACT+, to retrieve information directly related to the user’s interest.
  • The right to request that any incorrect information displayed in YEASTRACT+ is corrected, based on complete and clear reasoning.
The exercise of any of these rights can be requested using the provided platforms.


When using YEASTRACT+, users must acknowledge the source and include the following reference(s):

  • P.T. Monteiro, J. Oliveira, P. Pais, M. Antunes, M. Palma, M. Cavalheiro, M. Galocha, C.P. Godinho, L.C. Martins, N. Bourbon, M.N. Mota, R.A. Ribeiro, R.Viana, I. Sá-Correia, M.C. Teixeira (2020)
    YEASTRACT+: a portal for cross-species comparative genomics of transcription regulation in yeasts
    Nucleic Acids Research, 48(D1):D642-D649   (doi:10.1093/nar/gkz859)

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