Terms and Conditions for eHRAF World Cultures

  1. “Authorized Users” of eHRAF World Cultures (hereafter “eHRAF”) may make all use of eHRAF as is consistent with and not in violation of the Fair Use Provisions under copyright law of the United States of America, international law, or the use restrictions set forth below. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit in any way whatsoever the Member Institution’s or any Authorized User’s rights to use eHRAF under the Fair Use provisions of United States or international law.
    • “Authorized Users” include: 1) As defined in the membership agreement with the Member Institution, persons affiliated with the institution include, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff, affiliated researchers and independent contractors); 2) Patrons not affiliated with the Member Institution who are physically present at the Member Institution’s site(s) (“walk-ins”); 3) Individual researchers who have signed a membership agreement with HRAF; and 4) Institutions or individuals who have registered for temporary trial access.
  2. eHRAF shall be used solely for non-commercial scientific research or educational purposes. Any other use will require a mutual agreement between HRAF and the applicable party.
  3. Subject to adherence to conditions 1 and 2, above, eHRAF may be used as follows:
    1. Authorized users may download, copy, or print a reasonable portion of eHRAF data for their own scientific, research, or educational use, provided that such use does not exceed the limits set out in 4b. Instructors may use or display a reasonable portion of eHRAF data for classroom use, including teaching handouts or digital presentations.
    2. Member Institutions may provide electronic links to eHRAF from Member Institution’s web page(s), and are encouraged to do so in ways that will increase the usefulness of eHRAF to Authorized Users. HRAF staff will assist the Member Institution upon request in creating such links effectively. The Member Institution may make changes in the appearance of such links and/or in statements accompanying such links as reasonably requested by HRAF.
  4. eHRAF users may not:
    1. Provide and/or authorize access to eHRAF content to those who are not Authorized Users, including the sharing of user names and passwords with non-Authorized users.
    2. Download, digitally copy, print out, distribute or otherwise make available significant portions of eHRAF beyond what is considered Fair Use (see number 1)
    3. Produce or distribute derivative works that make extensive use of eHRAF’s search algorithms and metadata (such as eHRAF’s Outline of Cultural Materials, Outline of World Cultures and/or subject-indexing at the paragraph level) without written permission from HRAF.
    4. Attempt to override, circumvent, or disable any eHRAF security features or software protections designed to limit printing, emailing, copying and downloading of content.
    5. Unduly burden or disrupt eHRAF servers with automated computer programs that download, extract or export a high volume of content at a rapid pace.

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