RELU data licence


This Agreement is made between:
* the “Depositor” (as defined below) on one hand
* the University of Essex through its UK Data Archive (a department of the University of Essex and not a separate legal entity) of Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, C04 3SQ (“University”) on the other hand

The University acquires, preserves and disseminates data collections resulting from research under the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme. The Depositor owns the data collection as described below and wishes to license these materials to the University.
This is a non-exclusive licence which ensures that copyright in the original data is not transferred by this Agreement and provides other safeguards for the Depositor, such as, requesting acknowledgement in any publications arising from future research using the data. It permits use of the Data Collection for the Purpose specified in Part C. Access to the Data Collection will only be available to registered users who have agreed to abide by the licence conditions.

1 Definitions and Interpretation
1.1 In this Agreement the following words have the following meanings:
this Agreement including its schedules and all and any of the Data Collection Deposit Forms completed by the Depositor
‘Authorised User’
individuals registered by the University to use the Data Collection, or a member of an institution registered by the University to use the Data Collection under a site licence or re-distribution agreement, or individuals who are not formally registered by the University to use the Data Collection but who have signed an access agreement in relation to work being undertaken by a registered user (e.g. students undertaking course- related work who have signed an Access Agreement for Teaching [Academic Sector] form, which has been accepted by the University)
‘Commercial Purposes’
use of the Data Collection either directly or indirectly for any Commercial Purpose (whether for gain or not)
‘Data Collection’
the material to be provided by the Depositor under the title in the Data Collection Deposit Forms under the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The terms “dataset” or “study” may be used in some Archive documentation to mean Data Collection
'Data Collection Deposit Forms'
means the set of forms made available on the UKDA web site that have been completed by the Depositor describing the contents of the Data Collection that have been submitted to, and accented by, the University as from time to time
means the person or persons set out in page 1 of this Agreement
‘Educational and Research Purposes’
use of the Data Collection for education, private study or private research provided that such is not for Commercial Purposes
‘Registered User’
individuals registered by the University to use the Data Collection or a member of an institution registered by the University to use the Data Collection under a site licence or re-distribution agreement
this Agreement shall take effect on the date when executed by the last party and shall continue for the duration of copyright in the Data Collection unless terminated in accordance with Clause 7 of this Agreement.
'UK Data Archive Holdings'
means all the data collections held by the University
2 Licence
2.1 The Depositor hereby grants to the University:
2.1 a worldwide, royalty-free licence of the Data Collection to the University for the Term for the following purposes, without limitation:
2.1.1 distribute copies of the Data Collection to Registered Users in a variety of media formats;
2.1.2 promote and advertise the Data Collection in any publicity (in any form) for the University;
2.1.3 to catalogue, enhance, validate and document the Data Collection;
2.1.4 to store, translate, copy or re-format the Data Collection in any way to ensure its future preservation and accessibility;
2.1.5 incorporate metadata or documentation in the Data Collection into public access catalogues for the Data Collections.
(together referred to as "the Purpose").
2.2 a royalty free, irrevocable licence to sub-license ecological and environmental datasets which form part of the Data Collection to the Natural Environment Research Council through its Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Lancaster, Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4AP for the purposes described in 2.1.1 to 2.1.5.
3 Depositor's Rights and Undertaking
3.1 The Depositor is free to use or publish the Data Collection elsewhere.
3.2 The Depositor does not warrant or guarantee the Data Collection in terms of the comprehensiveness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise of its contents.
3.3 The Depositor hereby warrants and undertakes as follows:
3.3.1 that it is entitled to grant the rights contained in this Agreement to the University to the best of its knowledge and belief and the exercise by the University of the rights assigned to it under this Agreement will not infringe the rights of any third party;
3.3.2 that the Data Collection does not and will not contravene any laws as in force from time to time, including but not limited to the law relating to defamation, or obscenity;
3.3.3 that the Depositor is not under any obligation or restriction created by law, contract or otherwise which would in any manner or to any extent prevent or restrict the Depositor from entering into and fully performing this Agreement;
3.3.4 to promptly notify the University of any change of copyright ownership affecting the Data Collection;
3.3.5 to promptly notify the University of any confidentiality, privacy or data protection issues pertaining to the Data Collection.
3.4 The Depositor hereby indemnifies and will keep indemnified the University and its employees and appointed agents against all damages, losses, claims, costs and expense for which they become legally liable to the extent that this shall arise out of any negligent act or omission or breach of this Agreement committed by or on behalf of the Depositor. This indemnity shall survive the termination of this Agreement for any reason.
4 The University’s Rights and Responsibilities
4.1  The University shall:
4.1.1 take reasonable measures to prevent unauthorised access to, duplication of or distribution of the Data Collection whilst it is in the University’s possession or under its control;
4.1.2 permit Registered Users to access and use the Data Collection, or any part of it;
4.1.3 draw the following information to the attention of each Registered User as part of the registration process or as part of the data delivery process (subject that such information may be changed from time to time):
No part of these materials may be reproduced, stored in, or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written permission of the University.
4.1.4 request Registered Users publishing any work based in whole or in part on the Data Collection to acknowledge the original data creators, depositors or copyright holders, the funders of the Data Collections (if different) or the University, using the bibliographic citation for the data collection as stated in the data catalogue of the UK Data Archive or of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Lancaster; and to acknowledge Crown Copyright where appropriate. Any publication, whether printed, electronic or broadcast, based wholly or in part on these materials should carry a statement that the original data creators, depositors or copyright holders, the funders of the Data Collections (if different) and the University bear no responsibility for their further analysis or interpretation;
4.1.5 not be under any obligation to take legal action on behalf of the Depositor or other rights-holders in the event of breach of any intellectual property rights or any other right in the Data Collection deposited;
4.1.6 not be under any obligation to reproduce, transmit, broadcast, or display the Data Collection in the same formats or resolutions as those noted in the Data Collection Deposit Forms;
4.1.7 not be under any obligation to include the Data Collection or any part of it within the University Holdings and retain the right to remove all or any part of the Data Collection from the University Holdings.
4.2 While reasonable care will be taken to preserve the physical integrity of the Data Collection, the University shall incur no liability, either express or implicit, for the Data Collection or for the loss of or damage to any of the Data Collection.
4.3 The copyright in any additional data added by the University to the Data Collection, and any search software, user guides, documentation and any other intellectual property rights that are prepared by the University to assist users in using the Data Collection will belong to the University and any other parties that the University may choose to enter into an agreement with to produce such materials.
5  Royalties
5.1 No royalties shall be paid for the use of the Data Collection for Educational and Research Purposes, archiving, or publicity for the Purpose set out in Clause 2 above.
5.2 For Commercial Purposes, royalty payments may be collected by the University on behalf of the Depositor, subject to a further written agreement and the University shall not have any duty to pay such royalties unless it executes such a further written agreement.
6 Notices
6.1 All notice under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to the address of the recipient set out in this Agreement or to such other address as the recipient may have notified from time to time. Any notice may be delivered personally or by first class post or by fax or by email and shall be deemed to have been served if by hand when delivered, if by first class post 48 hours after posting, if by fax when confirmation of transmission is received and if by email, when confirmation of receipt is received from the system of the recipient. If no reply is received to a notice under this Agreement the consent of the recipient will be deemed to have been given after thirty (30) days have elapsed from the issue of that notice.
7 Termination
7.1 In addition to any other remedy, the University on the one hand and the Depositor on the other may terminate this Agreement immediately in the event of any breach of this Agreement which cannot be remedied or is not remedied within thirty (30) days of the party in breach being requested to do so by the other party and all obligations shall cease except where specified otherwise under this Agreement.
7.2 Where there is no breach, either party may terminate this Agreement upon six months written notice and if the Depositor terminates the Agreement under this Clause 7.2 the University shall be entitled to charge the Depositor for such reasonable costs as have been incurred in archiving and cataloguing, and any other investment of resources in the Data Collection, up to the date of expiry of the notice period.
8 General
8.1 This Agreement is binding on and will benefit the successors and assigns of the parties.
8.2 Except as expressly permitted hereunder the University will not assign, transfer or subcontract the Agreement or any rights under it without prior written consent of the Depositor.
8.3 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties. No variation will be effective without mutual agreement by the parties in writing.
8.4 If any part of this Agreement is held unlawful or unenforceable that part shall be struck out and the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in effect.
8.5 This Agreement does not create any partnership or joint venture between the parties.
8.6 No delay, neglect, or forbearance by either party in enforcing its rights under this Agreement shall be a waiver of or prejudice of those rights.
8.7 This Agreement is governed and interpreted in all respects under the laws of England and Wales and shall be subjected to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
8.8 The Depositor and the University 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.