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Usage Agreement

Except where otherwise noted, all Sanskrit-related audio recordings, video recordings, and other downloadable content at the sanskrit site are licensed to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License and other terms of use. The following notices and licenses comprise together the Usage Agreement.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License

You are free:
to Share - to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
to Remix - to make derivative works
Under the following conditions:
Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.
  • Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
  • Apart from the remix rights granted under this license, nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.
  • Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. This is a human-readable summary of the Creative Commons Legal Code (the full license).

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Non-commercial use means that users may not sell, profit from, or commercialize materials or works derived from them. The guidelines below are intended to help users determine whether or not their use of materials would be permitted by under the "non-commercial" restriction. Note that there are additional requirements (attribution and share alike) required by our license.

  1. Commercialization is prohibited. Users may not directly sell or profit from materials or from works derived from materials.

    Example: A commercial education or training business may not offer courses based on materials if students pay a fee for those courses and the business intends to profit as a result.

  2. Determination of commercial vs. non-commercial purpose is based on the use, not the user. Materials may be used by individuals, institutions, governments, corporations, or other business whether for-profit or non-profit so long as the use itself is not a commercialization of the materials or a use that is directly intended to generate sales or profit.

    Example: A corporation may use materials for internal professional development and training purposes.

  3. Incidental charges to recover reasonable reproduction costs may be permitted. Recovery of nominal actual costs for copying small amounts (under 1000 copies) of content on paper or CDs is allowed for educational purposes so long as there is no profit motive and so long as the intended use of the copies is in compliance with all license terms. Students must be informed that the materials are freely available on the Web site and that their purchase of copied materials is optional.

    Example: An institution in a remote area has limited Internet access and limited network infrastructure on campus, and a professor offers to create CDs of materials relevant to her course. The professor may recover the costs of creating the CDs. Under no circumstances will provide funding for redistribution of our materials.

If you have questions about acceptable use of materials, please contact us.

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Privacy respects your privacy. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide it, such as when you provide email contact information, send feedback to, or respond to a survey. If you voluntarily provide your email address or other contact information, we might also use it to inform you of changes to, to survey you about your use or opinion of, or to ask for your support. At your request, we will remove your contact information from our files.

We do not make your contact information or any other personally identifiable information available to anyone outside or its service providers (who use the information only for authorized purposes) unless we are legally required to do so.

In addition to the above, we collect certain anonymous (non-personally identifiable) information to help us improve the web site and to evaluate the access and use of materials and the impact of on the worldwide educational community:

When we report information about usage, use, and impact, we report aggregate, non-personally identifiable data. Occasionally, we report quoted feedback from users. We do not attribute feedback to specific individuals unless we obtain permission to use that person's name along with the feedback.

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