LDC User Agreement for Non-Members and/or Research Only corpora.

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)

and the term User's research group refers to:

_______________________________________ (University, Institute or Company name)

_______________________________________ (Specific department or area, if appropriate).

This letter describes the terms of an agreement between User/User's Research Group and Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC), in which User will receive material, as specified below, from LDC.

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 linguistic education and research purposes. 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.

Please indicate your acceptance of these terms by signing this Agreement below, and returning a copy to the undersigned.


AGREED: 


For: _______________________________________ (User Affiliation)

Name: ____________________________________  Date: ________________

Title: ___________________________________

Signature: _______________________________  




For: Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) 
     3600 Market Street, Suite 810
     Philadelphia, PA 19104
     Fax: (215) 573-2175

Name/Title: Chris Cieri, Executive Director


EXHIBIT A

CORPORA RECEIVED (Include Title and Catalog Number)

1 _______________________________________________

2 _______________________________________________

3 _______________________________________________

4 _______________________________________________

5 _______________________________________________