DE Africa Sandbox Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) of your use of the Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) Sandbox. When you create a DE Africa Sandbox account or use the DE Africa Sandbox, you agree to these terms.

The DE Africa Sandbox is part of the DE Africa suite of analysis tools, provided to you by Geoscience Australia. These Terms of Use therefore constitute an agreement between you and Geoscience Australia.

The DE Africa Sandbox provides users opportunities to try out DE Africa Open Data Cube interface, experiment with DE Africa’s Earth Observation datasets and develop proof-of-concept applications. It is not developed as a production environment and therefore is a volatile space that we are actively working with our users to improve, so please submit your feedback on your user experience to


  1. You have the right to export your files from the Sandbox at any time.

  2. You can close your account at any time by emailing the DE Africa team (

  3. Your files will not be intentionally shown to other users or shared with third parties.

  4. Your personal data, including your files, email address and identity will not be shared with anyone without your consent.

  5. You can view the current system status on the website If you are experiencing an issue with the Sandbox that is not identified on the status page, please submit this issue to


  1. You agree not to use this service to knowingly run malicious code. You agree not to exploit the platform by running applications that are not related to Earth observation data exploration.

  2. We define an account as inactive after no usage for 3 months.

  3. We reserve the right to remove the data of inactive accounts. After this data is removed, new logins will result in a fresh environment.

  4. In the event that a user’s environment becomes unstable, it will be replaced with a fresh environment and all work/data may be lost.

  5. We reserve the right to change the features and datasets offered in response to user feedback and future assessments of budget and security,

  6. We reserve the right to email you at your user email address to notify you of any major changes to the infrastructure or your account.

  7. We reserve the right to remove your files at any time without warning. If you need files hosted in the Sandbox you should download or export them regularly.

  8. We reserve the right to restrict or close accounts at our own discretion.