License Agreement for VALLEX 2.5 for Non-commercial Use


the Proprietor:
Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Charles University
Malostranské náměstí 25
CZ-11800 Praha 1
Czech Republic
and the User


  1. The Valency Lexicon of Czech Verbs version 2.5 (VALLEX 2.5) is a collection of linguistically annotated data and documentation, developed by Markéta Lopatková, Zdeněk ®abokrtský, Václava Beneąová, and collaborators. It was developed at the Proprietor under the support of the project MSMT No. MSM0021620838, and partially also with the support of the grant MSMT LC 536, the grant GACR No. 405/04/0243 and project AV CR No. 1ET100300517.
  2. The Proprietor is the copyright holder of VALLEX 2.5 and is entitled to grant a license to the User.
  3. The User is an academic, educational or research institution, or other organization, or an individual wishing to make use of VALLEX 2.5 for research and/or education purposes.

It is hereby agreed as follows:

  1. This agreement is made on the date of registration and effective immediately.
  2. The User is granted a non-exclusive license to use, modify, enlarge or enrich the VALLEX 2.5 to extract information directly or indirectly in any form and volume, provided that the VALLEX 2.5 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.
  3. The User shall not use the VALLEX 2.5 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 VALLEX 2.5 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.
  4. 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 the VALLEX 2.5: "The VALLEX 2.5 has been developed at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (see" 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 VALLEX 2.5 documentation; in the case of electronic publications on the Internet, the reference to the aforementioned web page should be included as a web link.
  5. The User agrees not to re-distribute or otherwise make publicly available the VALLEX 2.5, or any derivative work based on it as described in paragraph 3, to a third party without a prior written permission of the Proprietor, with the exception of examples and citations as described in paragraph 4.
  6. The User undertakes to adopt any security measures needed to protect the Proprietors' copyright in VALLEX 2.5 and undertakes to take all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized use is made of VALLEX 2.5 and of any copies, derivative works or extracts thereof.
  7. Any usage of VALLEX 2.5 which does not conform to the specification set forth in the 3rd paragraph of this Agreement (such as, e.g., commercial usage of the VALLEX 2.5) is subject to 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.
  8. The VALLEX 2.5 is provided as is. Therefore the Proprietor does not warrant the usefulness of VALLEX 2.5 for any purpose.
  9. Should the User by itself or anyone acting on its behalf fail to comply with any of the conditions in this agreement, this agreement shall terminate immediately and VALLEX 2.5, 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 otherwise.
  10. This agreement terminates if (a) the User destroys all copies of VALLEX 2.5 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.
  11. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Czech Republic and all disputes concerning this agreement will be resolved by its jurisdiction.