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DigitalHub Deposit Agreement

To properly administer this repository and preserve the contents of DigitalHub for future use, Northwestern University requires certain permissions from you, the author(s), or copyright owner. By accepting this license, you do not give up the copyright to your work. You do not give up the right to submit the work to publishers or other repositories. You grant to Northwestern University the non-exclusive right to store your work. You agree that Northwestern University may translate the submission to any medium or format and keep more than one copy for the purposes of security, back up and long-term preservation of the scholarly record. Northwestern University will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

When you submit your file(s) you will have the option of selecting its degree of Visibility on the Web, which will control who can access your materials. Certain license terms apply to each visibility level:

Visibility Level: OPEN ACCESS

By choosing the Open Access option you are allowing anyone in the world to view your submission. You may choose to apply one of several Creative Commons licenses to your submission, which are explained on the submission form and in the FAQ. These licenses allow you to set your own terms of use for anyone accessing the submission. You authorize Northwestern University to distribute your content under the terms of that Creative Commons license and to allow users of DigitalHub to do the same if your license choice permits that. If you do not choose a license, you grant to Northwestern University the non-exclusive right to distribute your submission (including the metadata and abstract) worldwide, in any format or medium for non-commercial, research, educational, or related academic purposes only. You also authorize Northwestern University to allow users of the repository to distribute your submission (including the metadata and abstract) worldwide, in any format or medium for non-commercial, research, educational, or related academic purposes only. Northwestern University will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

Visibility Level: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

If you select the Northwestern University access option, you have decided to restrict access only to users of Northwestern University's network. Your deposit will not be accessible to colleagues or students at other universities or to members of the public. If you want your work to be accessible to the broader scholarly community, you should consider the regular Open Access option instead. If you choose, you may also further limit access to specific individuals or groups of individuals at Northwestern University.

By clicking through this license, you grant to Northwestern University the non-exclusive right to reproduce and/or distribute your submission (including the metadata and abstract) to students, faculty, staff, and walk-in users of the Northwestern University libraries, in any format or medium for non-commercial, research, educational, or related academic purposes only. If you have limited access to specific individuals or groups, Northwestern University will distribute your submission ONLY to those users. You also authorize Northwestern University to allow Northwestern University community users of the repository to distribute your submission (including the metadata and abstract) in any format or medium for Northwestern University internal non-commercial, research, educational, or related academic purposes only. Northwestern University will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, and will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

Visibility Level: PRIVATE

If you have selected the PRIVATE access option in the DigitalHub deposit process, you have decided to allow Northwestern University a more limited set of rights than those afforded under the Open Access license option. Your deposit will not be accessible to anyone other than yourself. If you want your work to be accessible to the broader scholarly community, you should consider the regular Open Access or Northwestern University settings instead.

The following terms apply to ALL submissions:

 

Non-Exclusive Distribution License

In order for this repository to reproduce and distribute your work, a distribution license must accompany each submission. No copyright transfer is involved.  As a final step in the submission process, please read the license text below, select ‘I Grant the License,’ and click ‘Complete Submission.’

By agreeing to this license, you grant to Galter Library the non-exclusive right to copy, display, reproduce (in the same or different formats), and distribute your submission worldwide in any medium, including but not limited to audio or video.

 You agree that:

  • Galter Library may, without changing the content, convert the submission to any medium or format for the purpose of preservation.
  • Galter Library may keep more than one copy of the submission for purposes of security, back-up, and preservation.
  • Northwestern University bears no responsibility for the contents of your submission. 

You warrant that all of the following are true:

  • The submission does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.
  • Any third-party owned material included in the submission is clearly identified and acknowledged as such.
  • Any obligation required by a contract or agreement with a sponsoring or supporting person or agency has been fulfilled.
  • The submission has no right which has been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of, and all rights are free from exclusive claims.
  • The submission contains no libelous or other unlawful content, nor does it invade the privacy of any person or third party.

And you warrant that one of the following is true:

  • The submission is your original work and you have the right to grant the rights contained in this license.
  • You are one of the copyright owners of the submission and have permission from other owners to submit the item.
  • Another party is the copyright owner and you have permission to submit the item.
  • The submission is in the public domain or otherwise not subject to copyright restrictions.

Galter Library will clearly identify your name(s) as the author(s) or owner(s) of the submission, and will make no alteration, other than as allowed by this license, to your submission.

 

If you have questions regarding this license please contact DigitalHub administrators at: DigitalHub@northwestern.edu