The Citizen Sense devices, including but not limited to the AirKit, Dustbox, Frackbox and Citizen Sense Kit, along with the device data and Airsift data analysis toolkits, are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Citizen Sense devices, data, toolkits and sites constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you do not agree to the terms of service, please do not use the devices, data, toolkits or sites. Citizen Sense reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Citizen Sense devices, data, toolkits and sites are offered. You agree that your use of the Citizen Sense devices, data, toolkits and sites is entirely at your own risk. Citizen Sense and its employees disclaim all warranties in connection with the Citizen Sense devices, data, toolkits and sites.
Sensor calibration of the Dustbox 2.0 was undertaken using a TSI AM520 Sidepak. More information on the calibration process is available through our AirKit Logbook. Sensor calibration of the Dustbox 1.0 was undertaken in relation to the LAQN Marylebone reference monitor and through techniques of cross-comparing individual sensors in test and monitoring locations. Sensors will be calibrated throughout designated monitoring periods and in relation to monitoring sites. In some cases, Citizen Sense may make available ‘raw’ LPO data as well as ‘converted’ data so that sensor data can be read in relation to official air quality guidance on limit values. Values can change in relation to ongoing calibration processes, and Citizen Sense does not assume responsibility for these changes.
All sensors will have variability and may drift over time. We look at and compare the variability of the sensors that we have distributed throughout the monitoring period during which sensors are in use. If you have two sensors next to each other it is useful to look at the patterns and see if they match. Numerical readings can be higher or lower across multiple devices with shared patterns depending upon the sensor variability and proximity to emission sources.
All devices loaned to participants, including but not limited to Dustboxes and Citizen Sense Kit, shall remain the property of Citizen Sense, University of Cambridge, and shall be used only for the purpose for which it was issued and shall be returned to Citizen Sense at the end of the hosting period or upon request by Citizen Sense. Participants using devices should refer to and follow the relevant health and safety guidance provided with the loaned material. Citizen Sense, University of Cambridge, will not be responsible for breaches of the health and safety guidance.
The material related to the Citizen Sense devices, data, toolkits and sites is not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date. Neither Citizen Sense nor participants providing data to the site are liable for the content or accuracy of any information, and shall not be responsible for any acts taken or decisions made based on such information. The Citizen Sense devices, data, toolkits and sites may contain links to external sites over which Citizen Sense has no control and for which Citizen Sense assumes no responsibility. Neither Citizen Sense, nor any person or company acting on behalf of Citizen Sense, is responsible for the use that may be made of the contents of this website.
This data is provided as is and in no event shall Citizen Sense or the University of Cambridge be liable for any damages including damages resulting from lost data or lost profits of revenue, the costs of recovering such data, the costs of substitute data, claims by third parties or for other similar costs arising out of the use of the data. While we carry out procedures to ensure the quality of the data, the accuracy or reliability of the data is not guaranteed in any way and Citizen Sense and the University of Cambridge disclaim liability of any kind whatsoever. Citizen Sense at the University of Cambridge is the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to all lists, databases, maps, graphics, files and other data created and posted for inclusion in this website, except as specifically noted below.
Citizen Sense does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to the Citizen Sense Data Analysis Toolkits (including feedback and suggestions) or material you post, upload, input or submit to any Citizen Sense website or its associated services (hereafter “submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your material you are granting Citizen Sense permission to use your submission in connection with the operation of their research including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your submission, as provided herein Citizen Sense is under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide and may remove any submission at any time in Citizen Sense’s sole discretion.
Some of the graphs and plots on this site are produced through the openair tool developed through King’s College London. For more information, see Carslaw, D.C. (2014). The openair manual — opensource tools for analysing air pollution data. Manual for version 1.0, King’s College London. The weather data on this site is drawn from Weather Underground. Please refer to their API Terms and Conditions of Use for more information.
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