Terms of Use

lineage.app (“Web App” / “service”) provides an online service that makes available capabilities of the open source lineage Python package. The Web App is administered by Scedastic Software, LLC (“Scedastic Software”), and the service is provided in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

These Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply to your use of the Web App and service. Please read these Terms carefully, since when you use the Web App, you agree to be bound by them.


You can post content to the Web App, including genetic data, and other material you choose.

You — and you alone — own the rights to the content you create and post on the Web App. By publishing it on our site, you give Scedastic Software permission to use your content to do what we reasonably believe is necessary to provide our service, including storing, analyzing, displaying, reproducing, distributing, and creating derivative works of your content.

You are responsible for the information you import to or publish on the Web App and assume all risk associated with it, including anyone else’s reliance on its accuracy or legal claims that might stem from it. By posting content on the Web App, you represent that you have the necessary rights to publish that material, and that doing so doesn’t conflict with any licenses you may have granted to others or that others may have granted to you.

We don’t pre-screen anyone’s content. However, we have the right to review and disable access to any content posted on the Web App. We aren’t responsible for anything that you or anyone else imports to or posts on our service.

The Web App may contains links to websites, data, and content that we don’t own or control. We don’t endorse or assume responsibility for that material, either.

Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you send us about the Web App is entirely voluntary. We are free to use such feedback, comments, or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation.

Your Imported Personal Data

You decide whether you’d like to import your personal data into the Web App and share it with others. Please understand that if you choose to make your personal data available to anyone else, they may decide to use it for other purposes with or without your explicit approval. Scedastic Software isn’t responsible for enforcing any agreements you might make with others about their use of your data or for their data practices.

Research and Similar Uses

We must rely on our users to post only data that is accurate and that they have the right to post. We do not pre-screen data and do not have the ability to independently confirm that any posted data is accurate or legal to use. We are not liable for any damages caused to any researcher or similar user by reliance on data that proves to be inaccurate or otherwise unusable.

Scedastic Software’s Rights

Our service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws. Scedastic Software gives you a personal, worldwide, non-assignable license to use the software we provide for your own personal, non-commercial use. This license lets you use the Web App solely as permitted by these Terms.

For some content, alternative licenses or public domain dedications may allow more permissive use.

Unauthorized use of any of Scedastic Software’s trademarks, logos, domain names, or other distinctive brand features is not allowed.

Our Use of Content and Data on the Web App

We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information we believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (iv) respond to user support requests; or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of the Web App, its users and the public.

Community Guidelines

You promise to use the Web App only for lawful purposes, and to not violate the rights of others.

Data Collection and Sharing

Any information you provide to the Web App is subject to the Data Use Policy, which governs our collection and use of your information. By using the Web App you consent to the collection and use of this information as explained in the Data Use Policy. Please review those provisions, as well.

The Web App is operated within the United States and is intended only for US residents.

Data Security

We take the security of our service very seriously. We use reasonable practices to protect the security of your account and data, but we can’t guarantee that someone won’t be able to defeat our security measures. Please let us know immediately if you discover any compromise of your account.

If you discover a vulnerability in our service, we would be grateful for your report and encourage you to let us know immediately. To report a security vulnerability, please email support@lineage.app.


Sorry, but the Web App is not directed to people 15 and younger. If we become aware that we have directly collected personal information from a child under 16, we will delete that information.

Changes to Our Service

We’re always working to make the Web App better. This means we may change the functionality or appearance of the service at any time, for any reason, with or without advance notice.


The Web App is provided “as is” without any warranties, express or implied.

Scedastic Software disclaims all warranties and representations of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent allowed by law, Scedastic Software shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues (whether incurred directly or indirectly), or any loss of data, use, goodwill or other intangible losses resulting from (A) your access to, use of, inability to access or inability to use the Web App; (B) any third party conduct or content on the Web App, including any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of third parties; or (C) any unauthorized access, use or alteration of your content. To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Scedastic Software, for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use these services.

Waiver and Severability

The failure of Scedastic Software to enforce any right or provision of these Terms is not a waiver. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in full force and effect.

Termination or Suspension of Access to the Web App

Scedastic Software has the right to suspend or terminate your ability to access our service for any reason, with or without notice.

Entire Agreement

These Terms, and the Data Use Policy, govern your use of the Web App and Scedastic Software’s operation of the site.

The most current version of these Terms supersede any prior versions of this agreement.

Scedastic Software may revise these Terms from time to time. The most current version will always be available online. If we believe a revision is material, we will notify you via e-mail and prominently display a notice on our site 7 days before we make those changes. By continuing to access or use the Web App after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.


Scedastic Software welcomes questions, concerns, and feedback about these terms. If you have suggestions, feel free to let us know at support@lineage.app.