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CLARIN Terms of Service


Welcome to the Language Archive Cologne (LAC) at the Data Center for the Humanities (DCH) CLARIN Centre website. This repository service is provided to you by Data Center for the Humanities (DCH), Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, hereinafter referred to as CLARIN Centre. The mission of CLARIN is to provide as wide access as possible to language research tools and materials around Europe [hosted in different CLARIN centres]. To achieve this goal, we set out some ground rules in this document [so that the CLARIN centres can legally distribute the tools and materials]. By accessing or using, and in consideration of the Services provided to you, you agree to abide by Terms below, which can be updated or modified according to article 9.

Terms of Use

  1. Governing Terms

    The access to and use of CLARIN services are governed by this Agreement and by its terms and conditions, which are hereby incorporated into this Agreement. The User’s attention is drawn to the provisions limiting access to certain specific classes of resources. Any use of the website by means of the User Identity granted by the local identity provider also signifies User’s acceptance of the terms and User’s agreement to be bound thereby.

  2. Definitions

    All terms in this Agreement, unless specifically defined herein, will have the meanings attributed to them in the Agreement. The following terms shall have the following meaning: "CLARIN" means CLARIN ERIC and national CLARIN service providers or centres. "Authorized Use" means use by a User who is accessing the website via the identity provided by national identity organizations. "Non-Commercial Use" refers to any use that does not generate income or is not used for promoting the generation of income. "User Identity" refers to the identity granted by a local identity provider [or CLARIN]. "CLARIN Services" refers to all tools and materials hosted in different CLARIN centres.

  3. Access to CLARIN

    The CLARIN centre hereby grants the User a limited non-exclusive non-transferable license to access and use the CLARIN resources it hosts under the terms of this Agreement and via the chosen User identity. Access to certain Features and databases may be restricted by CLARIN. User will be responsible for all access to CLARIN by means of the chosen User Identity whether or not the User has knowledge of such access and use. The CLARIN centre reserves the right to cancel any User Identity without notice. If a User suspects that somebody may misuse an identity, CLARIN should be notified immediately.

    User understands and acknowledges that the User Identity is for his or her use only and that the User is prohibited from permitting any third party from accessing CLARIN Services by means of the User Identity. Content Categories CLARIN offers content in three different categories:

    Public content (PUB) User understands and acknowledges that depending on the content the access may be limited based on this categorization and the User Identity. Also, CLARIN may require additional licensing or usage terms for Academic and Restricted Content and there may be steps like submitting more info for this purpose.

    User agrees to follow the categorization.

  4. Research Ethics

    The User agrees to follow the best practices regarding research ethics. This includes treating colleagues, stakeholders, customers, suppliers and the public respectfully and professionally, taking into account confidentiality issues when appropriate, respecting cultural differences and having an open and explicit relationship with government, the public, the private sector and other founders. In addition, the User agrees to follow best academic practices while adding citations regarding the Content.

  5. Access to Service and Liability

    The CLARIN centre disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the services, software or other content provided through the site. Similarly, the original owner or source of the content disclaims all responsibility and liability of the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Content. The CLARIN centre reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the services or access to the services without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.

  6. Governing Law and Entire Agreement

    These Terms are governed by the laws of the Amtsgericht Köln, Luxemburger Straße 101, 50939 Köln without regard to the rules of conflict of law that may cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. User agrees to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Amtsgericht Köln, Luxemburger Straße 101, 50939 Köln in the event of any dispute of any kind arising from or relating to the Site, or User’s use or review of it.

    However, the CLARIN centre has the right to use the laws of another jurisdiction to get injunctive measures or relieves against the misuse of the service.The Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.

  7. Data Protection and Privacy

    User agrees with and agrees to follow the Privacy Notice set out in the separate agreement (Privacy Policy)

  1. Usage Statistics and Automated Querying

    CLARIN strives to maintain the integrity of usage statistics as a measure of readership and other use of the CLARIN sites by authors and researchers. It is a violation of CLARIN policy for a party to directly or indirectly use CLARIN Services with a view to affection downloads and other usage statistics, or to encourage others to do so. As part of its general right to reuse or terminate service and remove or edit site content, the CLARIN centre reserves the right in its sole discretion to limit access, remove content, and adjust usage statistics to respond to any activity that appears likely to have such an effect.

  2. Termination

    If User violates the letter of spirit of this agreement, or otherwise creates risk or possible legal exposure for CLARIN services, the CLARIN centre can stop providing all or part of the service. The CLARIN centre will notify User the next time he or she attempts to access the service.If these Terms of Service are modified for legal, administrative or any other reasons, the CLARIN Centre shall notify the users about these amendments by publishing the relevant information on the Centre’s website without unreasonable delay.If the User continues to use the services after being properly notified about the amendment of the Terms of Service, this implies his consent to the new Terms of Service.