This agreement is made on the date of submission and effective immediately.
The User is granted a non-exclusive license to use, modify, enlarge
or enrich COMPOST to extract information directly or indirectly in
any form and volume, provided that COMPOST itself or any
derivative work is used only by the User her/himself or his/her
immediate collaborators, employees, managers and/or her/his students
from the same Institution for research purposes only, and provided
she/he is continuously observing all the terms and conditions contained
in this Agreement. If any part of COMPOST contains its own license
or an additional restriction, the more restrictive version and/or
amendment of the license shall be in effect, unless specifically stated
otherwise in such a part.
The User shall not use COMPOST itself or any derivative work
(including but not limited to statistics obtained by using it or any
derivative work thereof) based on it (however small the contribution of
COMPOST to such derivative work is) in whatever form for
commercial purposes of any kind, nor for a deployment in any routinely
used application, regardless whether it is of commercial nature or not.
The User shall include the following notice in all publications or
publicly available materials, regardless of their form (printed,
electronic, or other), describing work which uses COMPOST: "
The Common POS Tagger - COMPOST has been developed by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics,
In the case of printed materials, such as papers, journal articles,
etc., one publication most suitable for reference with regard to User's
work should be included from the list in the COMPOST
documentation; in the case of electronic publications on the Internet,
the reference to the aforementioned web page should be included as a
The User agrees not to re-distribute or otherwise make publicly
available COMPOST, or any derivative work based on it as described
in paragraph 3, to a third party without a prior written
permission of the Proprietor.
The User undertakes to adopt any security measures needed to protect
the Proprietors' copyright in COMPOST and undertakes to take all
reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized use is made of
COMPOST and of any copies, derivative works or extracts thereof.
Any usage of COMPOST which does not conform to the
specification set forth in the 3rd paragraph of this Agreement (such
as, e.g., commercial usage of COMPOST) is subject of separate
negotiations and a written contract between the User and the Proprietor
and/or other parties. The Proprietor is in general not obliged to enter
and/or conclude such negotiations.
COMPOST is provided as is. Therefore the Proprietor does not
warrant the usefulness of COMPOST for any purpose, regardless of
formulations which can be found at some places in the accompanying
documentation stating the intended purpose and use of COMPOST.
If the User reports to the Proprietor any discovered errors,
inconsistencies or suggested corrections or improvements to
COMPOST, the Proprietor undertake: (a) to maintain these comments
in confidence and to use them only for the purposes of improving,
modifying and/or maintaining COMPOST, (b) not to disclose the
comments except in confidence to those of their employees or directors
who need to know the same for the aforesaid purpose.
Should the Users by themselves or anyone acting on their behalf fail
to comply with any of the conditions in this agreement (save with the
written consent of the Proprietor) this agreement shall terminate
immediately and COMPOST, its copies and derivative works based on
it shall be destroyed at the User's site and at all sites under his
control. Such termination shall be without prejudice to any claim which
the Proprietor may have either for monies due and/or damages and/or
Failure by the Proprietor to exercise or enforce any rights in this
agreement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right nor
operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof at any time or
This agreement terminates if (a) the User destroys all copies of
COMPOST or any derivative work thereof, (b) the User or its
Institution ceases to exist, unless all its obligations are transferred
to a new entity, which is then considered to be bound by this
Agreement. The User or its successor shall inform the Proprietor about
any such transfer or succession; failure to do so will terminate this
Agreement after one month after such transfer or succession. (c) the
Proprietor ceases to exist without a legal successor.
The Proprietor shall keep the information about the User provided
when submitting this Agreement in confidentiality and will not disclose
it to other parties, except in a summary form such that individual
users will not be identified, unless they specifically agree to such a
disclosure in writing.
This agreement is governed by the laws of the Czech Republic and all disputes concerning this agreement will be resolved by its jurisdiction.