LDC User Agreement for Non-Members.
This User Agreement is provided by the Linguistic Data Consortium as a condition of accepting the databases named or described herein.
In the remainder of this document the term User refers to__________________________
(Individual name) of ________________________________________ (Affiliation),
and the term User's research group refers to: ____________________________________ (Specific department or area within company, if appropriate, or University, Institute or Company name).
This Agreement describes the terms between User/User’s Research Group and Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC), in which User will receive material, as specified below, from LDC. The terms of this Agreement supercede any previous Membership Agreement for the corpora received in Exhibit A.
Under this agreement User will receive one or more CD-ROM discs, DVDs, electronic files or other media as appropriate, named below under "CORPORA RECEIVED" (Exhibit A), containing speech, video and/or text data. User agrees to use the material received under this agreement only for non-commercial linguistic education and research purposes. In the event that User’s use of LDC Corpora results in the development of a commercial product, User must join the LDC as a Commercial Member and pay all applicable fees prior to release of said commercial product. Unless explicitly permitted herein, User shall have no right to copy, redistribute, transmit, publish or otherwise use the LDC Databases for any other purpose and User further agrees not to disclose, copy, or re-distribute the material to others outside of User's research group.
USER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT “CORPORA RECEIVED” ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS AND THAT LDC, ITS HOST INSTITUTION THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, AND ITS DATA PROVIDERS AND CORPUS AUTHORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR CONFORMITY WITH WHATEVER DOCUMENTATION IS PROVIDED. IN NO EVENT SHALL LDC, ITS HOST INSTITUTION, DATA PROVIDORS OR CORPUS AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS, CHARGES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, FEES OR EXPENSES OF ANY NATURE OR KIND ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM THE FURNISHING OF OR USER’S USE OF THE CORPORA RECEIVED.
User shall send a signed copy of this agreement by facsimile to LDC, fax number (+1) 215 573-2175. Alternately, User shall email and electronic version of the signed agreement to LDC at email@example.com
For _____________________________________ (User Affiliation)
Signature ___________________________________ Date ________________
Name ________________________________ Title ___________________________
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Chris Cieri, Executive Director
CORPORA RECEIVED (Include Title and Catalog Number)
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