Contributors to Research@Lincoln are asked to approve a licence agreement that signifies that they own the copyright and have the right to deposit the item and that grants to Lincoln University a LIMITED, NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENCE to disseminate the item through Research@Lincoln and to migrate the item (i.e., copy it) for preservation purposes.
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Research@Lincoln DEPOSIT LICENCE
By granting this licence to Research@Lincoln, you (the author(s) copyright owner(s) or assignee(s)) agree to the following:
a) that you are the author (or listed author), copyright holder or assignee and have authority to make this agreement, and give Research@Lincoln the right to publish the work(s) in a digital archive or repository
b) that the work(s) is/are original and does/do not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone else's copyright
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d) that, if the work(s) is/are based on material that has/have been supported or sponsored by an agency other than Lincoln University, you represent that you have fulfilled any right of review or other obligations required by such contract or agreement.
PERMISSIONS GIVEN TO Research@Lincoln
Research@Lincoln shall distribute electronic copies of the work(s) for the lifetime of Research@Lincoln and translate it/them as necessary to any medium or format to ensure that it/they can be read by computer systems in the future. The lifetime of the Research@Lincoln shall be deemed to include any new computer system used in the future that replaces the current system.
Rights granted to the Research@Lincoln through this agreement are non-exclusive. You are free to publish the work(s) elsewhere and no ownership is assumed by Research@Lincoln when storing an electronic version of the work(s). The Research@Lincoln will not make any alteration, other than as allowed by this licence, to your work.
WITHDRAWAL FROM Research@Lincoln
The Administrator of the Research@Lincoln reserves the right to remove the work(s) for any professional, administrative or legal reason. Any request for removal of the work(s) should be made to the Administrator. A metadata record indicating the work(s) was/were stored in Research@Lincoln will remain visible in perpetuity.
While every care will be taken to preserve the electronic copy of the work(s), the Research@Lincoln is not liable for loss or damage to it while it is stored in Research@Lincoln.