Agreement-Educational Institutions in the UN list of LDC
This LICENSE AGREEMENT between the Licensee identified below
and UNESCO-Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) (the Licensor) grants to the Licensee and
Authorized Users (defined below) at the Licensee's institution the right to
access EOLSS-Online, the Online Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, subject
to the terms and conditions set forth in this License Agreement.
Educational institutions in the UN list of LDCs may print this INSTITUTIONAL
USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR UNIVERSITIES IN THE UN LIST OF LDCS, then complete,
sign, and return to the UNESCO for endorsement/ recommendation with a copy to
UNESCO-Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) by mail.
published on our website.
The Registered Contact will receive an e-mail reply with access information
from the Licensor within 30 working days after receipt of the signed License
Agreement endorsed/ recommended by the UNESCO. If you do not receive
notification within 45 days following registration, please contact the
Name of the University (Licensee):
Contact person responsible for administration of License
IP Address (es):
The following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings as stated
a) EOLSS-Online: EOLSS-Online; the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems
available from the Licensor or their affiliates on the Worldwide Web.
b) Licensed Materials: The materials subject to this License Agreement. These
consist of those contributions which have been installed on the EOLSS-Online
website for online access by the Licensee in accordance with the Terms and
Conditions for Use as given herein.
c) Licensor: UNESCO-Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems
d) Licensee: The customer named in the registration, who has authorized
acceptance of this License Agreement and completed the registration. The
Licensee provides access via their Secure Network to the Licensed Materials for
their Authorized Users, and is responsible for implementation of this License
e) Secure Network: Secure Network shall mean a network (whether stand alone
network or a virtual network within the Internet) which is only accessible to
Authorized Users. A cache or proxy server or any server or network which can be
accessed by unauthorized users is NOT a Secure Network for these purposes.
f) Authorized Users: Authorized Users means only the employees, faculty, staff,
students officially affiliated with the Licensee, and persons with legal access
to the on-site facilities. Individual members of the public registered as users
and those permitted to use the Licensee's library or information services; in
each case who are permitted general access to the Secure Network by the
g) Number of Users: The License Agreement is based on the number of users who
will have access to the Licensed Materials. The number of users can be based on
total graduate enrollment and faculty or total research and development
employees. For a college or university,
the number of sites is equal to the number of campuses. For a corporation, the
number of sites is equal to the number of company locations that will have
access. For public libraries: 10% of the population served.
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a) The Licensor grants to the Licensee and their Authorized Users, during the
Term as defined below, a non-exclusive, non-transferable License Agreement to
access the Licensed Materials according to the terms and conditions described
b) The Rights of the Licensee do not extend to their subsidiary or parent
organizations, or to any other related or affiliated organizations. The
Licensee may not assign, sub-license, transfer, charge or otherwise dispose of
their rights under this License Agreement without the prior consent of the
c) The Licensee and their Authorized Users acknowledge that the copyright and
title to the License Agreement Materials and trademarks or services marks
relating hereto remain with Licensor and/or their suppliers. Neither the
Licensee nor their Authorized Users shall have right, title or interest in the
License Agreement Materials except as expressly set forth in this License
Agreement. All rights not specifically granted to the Licensee are expressly
d) Access to the Licensed Materials shall be via the Internet Protocol (IP)
address(es) of the site. The Licensee is responsible for providing the valid IP
address(es) for the Licensee's Secure Network at the Licensee's premises. If
your organization has more than one IP address or a range these must be
specified during registration. Valid IP addresses may NOT include proxy or
cache servers that are accessible to the general public. Licensees must notify
the Licensor of any changes in IP addresses.
3. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
a) Authorized Users may download, view, copy and save to hard disk or
diskette and store or print single copies of individual chapters for the
Authorized Users' personal use, scholarly, educational or scientific research,
and the Licensee's internal business use provided they keep intact all
copyright and other proprietary notices.
b) Authorized Users may download and print multiple copies of material from the
Licensed Materials for the purpose of making a multi-source collection of
information for classroom use (course-pack).
c) Authorized Users have the right to reproduce, with appropriate credit,
figures, tables and brief excerpts, not to exceed 20% of any single chapter and
in no case more than 4000 words, from individual chapters in the Licensed
Materials in the Authorized User's scientific, scholarly and educational works.
In the event of any permitted use of copyrighted material, no changes in or
deletion of author attribution or copyright notice shall be made without
written authorization from the Licensor or other copyright owner.
d) Authorized Users may not restrict or inhibit any other Authorized User's
access to or use of EOLSS-Online.
e) Authorized Users may not modify, adapt, transform, translate, recompile or
create any derivative work based on any materials included in the License
Agreement Materials, or otherwise use any such materials in a manner that would
infringe the copyright therein. Any copyright notices, other notices or
disclaimers included by the Licensor in the License Agreement Materials or any
accompanying screen displays may not be removed, obscured or modified in any
f) Other than as specifically permitted in this License Agreement, the Licensee
may not use the License Agreement Materials for commercial purposes, including
but not limited to the sale of License Agreement Materials or bulk reproduction
or distribution of the License Agreement Materials in any form.
4. TERM AND TERMINATION
a) The Term of this License Agreement shall commence on the date this License
Agreement is activated by the Licensor and continue for a period of ONE
b) The Licensor shall have the right to request the Licensee to terminate
access to the Licensed Materials by an Authorized User who breaches the Terms
and Conditions of Use or infringes copyright in the Licensed Material.
c) The Licensor may terminate this License Agreement early if the Licensee
materially breaches their obligation under this License Agreement and fails to
cure such material breach, provided that the Licensor shall give written notice
of their intention to terminate and shall allow the Licensee 30 days after
receipt of such notice to remedy the breach.
e) The Licensor reserves the right to
revise or update the Licensed Material as and when deemed appropriate.
5. FEES AND CHARGES
a) The License is provided free of charge,
upon endorsement/ recommendation of the UNESCO. For renewal the
Licensee shall submit annual reports of educational and research
activity of the institution to the UNESCO and
UNESCO-Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS)
b) The Licensee may seek registration at anytime during
The Licensee is responsible for any charges associated with
accessing the Licensed Material, including but not limited to
computer equipment, telephone or Internet connections and access
6. MUTUAL OBLIGATIONS
The Licensor will:
a) Make reasonable efforts to ensure uninterrupted online access to and
continuous availability of the Licensed Materials to the Licensee.
The Licensee will:
b) Make access available to Authorized Users from the designated IP address(es)
at the Site through the Licensee's Secure Network, undertake reasonable
measures within their control to prevent access to and improper use of the
Licensed Materials by unauthorized persons and take responsibility for
terminating any unauthorized access of which it has actual notice or knowledge.
c) Take all reasonable measures to inform Authorized Users of the Terms and
Conditions of Use and emphasize to such Authorized Users the need to comply
with whatever restrictions on access, use, reproduction, and transmission as
d) Promptly notify the Licensor of any copyright infringement or unauthorized
usage of the Licensed Materials which comes to the Licensee's attention, and
cooperate with the Licensor in the investigation of such infringement or
unauthorized use and in any action which the Licensor takes to enforce their
copyright, at the Licensor's expense.
e) Provide the Licensor with information about the Licensee's IP address(es) as
updated from time to time, which can be used by the Licensor to authenticate
7. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
In the event any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to
this License Agreement, the parties agree to exercise their best efforts to
amicably resolve the dispute as soon as possible.
8. GENERAL PROVISIONS
a) The Licensor may assign this License Agreement to their successors,
subsidiaries and assigns.
b) The Licensee may not assign or transfer their rights or obligations under
this License Agreement except with the prior written consent of the Licensor,
which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.
c) This License Agreement shall be construed and interpreted
pursuant to the International Law, the laws of other countries(parties to international copyright treaties) and United Nations
Convention on Contracts. Any legal action, suit or proceeding
arising out of or relating to this License Agreement or the
breach thereof shall be instituted in a court of competent
jurisdiction under the International Law, the laws of other
countries, and United Nations Convention on Contracts and each
party hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction
of such court, waives any objection to venue in such court and
consents to the service of process by registered or certified
mail, return receipt requested, at the last known address of
d) In the event of a material breach of the terms and conditions of this
License Agreement by either party, the non-breaching party shall be entitled,
in addition to any other remedies available pursuant to this License Agreement
or at law, to equitable, including injunctive, relief. This License Agreement
constitutes the complete understanding of the parties and supersedes all prior
oral and written understandings between the parties with respect to the subject
matter of this License Agreement.
9. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither party shall be liable in damages or have the right to
terminate this Agreement for any delay or default in performing hereunder if
such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond their control including,
but not limited to Acts of God, Government restrictions (including the denial
or cancellation of any export or other necessary license), wars, insurrections
and/or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the party whose
performance is effected.
a) The Licensor shall have the right to change or discontinue any aspect or
feature of the Licensed Materials, including but not limited to content,
functionality, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
Such changes, modifications, or additions shall be effective immediately upon
notice thereof, which may be given by means including but not limited to
posting on the Website, electronic or conventional mail, or any other by which
you obtain actual knowledge.
b) The Licensor reserves the right to modify the terms of this License
Agreement immediately by providing notice online to Licensees by electronic or
conventional mail. Any use of Licensed Materials by the Licensee after such
notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by the Licensee of such
changes, modifications, or additions.
If any provision or provisions of this License Agreement shall be held
to be invalid, illegal, and unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any
jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining
provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
12. WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT
Waiver of any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any of other
provision herein, nor shall waiver of any breach of this License Agreement be
construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other
provisions of this License Agreement.
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