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White Rose Research Online Deposit Licence

Depositor’s declaration

1. By agreeing to this license, you (the author(s), copyright owner or assignee), grant a non exclusive licence to the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York on behalf of White Rose Research Online that warrants:

1.1 You are the owner of the copyright in the whole Work (including content & layout) or are duly authorised by the owner(s), or other holder of these rights and are competent to grant under this agreement, a licence to hold and disseminate copies of the material.

1.2 The Work is not and shall be in no way a violation or infringement of any copyright, trademark, patent, or other rights whatsoever of any person.

1.3 That if the Work has been commissioned, sponsored or supported by any organization, you represent that you have fulfilled all of the obligations required by such contract or agreement.

The Repository’s Rights and Responsibilities

2 White Rose Research Online:

2.1 May distribute copies of the Work (including the abstract) worldwide, in electronic format via any medium for the lifetime of the service, or as negotiated with the depositor, for the purpose of open access without charge (except for associated media costs).

2.2 May electronically store, translate, copy, or re-arrange the Work to ensure its future preservation and accessibility, unless notified by the depositor that specific restrictions apply.

2.3 May incorporate metadata or documentation into public access catalogues for the e-print. A citation to the Work will always remain visible.

2.4 Shall retain the right to remove the Work for professional or administrative reasons, or if it is found to violate the legal rights of any person.

2.5 Shall not be under any obligation to take legal action on behalf of the Depositor or other rights holders in the event of breach of intellectual property rights or any other right in the material deposited.

2.6 Shall not be under any obligation to reproduce, transmit, broadcast, or display the Work in the same format or software as that in which it was originally created.


3.1. Copyright in any additional data, software, user guides and documentation to assist users in using the Work shall belong to White Rose Research Online on behalf of the White Rose University Consortium and any other parties that White Rose Research Online may choose to enter into an agreement with to produce such materials.

3.2. While every care will be taken to preserve the physical integrity of the e-print, White Rose Research Online shall incur no liability, either expressed or implicit, for the e-print or for the loss of or damage to any of the e-print or associated data.


White Rose Research Online assumes no legal responsibility for mistakes, omissions or legal infringements within the deposited e-prints.
The Depositor and White Rose Research Online shall be under no liability for any loss or for any failure to perform any obligation hereunder due to causes beyond their control, including but not limited to industrial disputes of whatever nature, Acts of God, hostilities, force majeure or any circumstances which they could not reasonably foresee and provide against.


In this Licence the following words have the following meanings:

‘White Rose University Consortium’: a strategic partnership between the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York

”White Rose Research Online”: the shared institutional repository for the White Rose University Consortium

‘Work’: the e-print being deposited including abstract, text, images and related data

‘E-print’: an academic research paper stored in an electronic format

‘Open access’: White Rose Research Online has adopted the definition of open access proposed by the Budapest Open Access Initiative, that is:

“By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.” (BOAI – text retrieved from http://www.soros.org/openaccess/read.shtml 8/02/05)

‘Depositor’; the author or co-author of the work


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