Deposit Agreement

Please read this deposit agreement (“Deposit Agreement”) carefully. By clicking “I agree” and/or by creating an account for the Carnegie Mellon University (“CMU”) institutional repository currently referred to as KiltHub (“Repository”), you represent that you are a current CMU faculty, staff or student, and you agree to the terms of this deposit agreement (as well as to the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement).  The terms of this Deposit Agreement and the Privacy Statement are incorporated into and are part of the Terms of Use.

If you do not or cannot agree with these terms, or if you are not a current CMU faculty, staff or student, you must click “[reject]” and you may not create an account and/or upload any Materials to the Repository. 

Definition.  As used in this Deposit Agreement, “Provided Materials” means articles, presentations, posters, papers, data, computer code, images, sounds, and any other kind of materials or information of any kind that you deposit in the Repository.

Eligibility to Deposit Provided Materials.   You must be a CMU faculty, staff member, or student with an authorized CMU account, or be invited by a CMU faculty, staff member, or student to a project in order to deposit Materials in the Repository.  Any deposit account information or credentials created or issued are “Access Credentials” under the Terms of Use.

Grant of Rights Regarding Provided Materials.  By depositing Provided Materials, you hereby agree that CMU has a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, perpetual right to store, reproduce, publish, display and distribute any and all such Provided Materials to the public under the relevant license you select when you upload the Provided Materials as well as for archival and preservation purposes (including but not limited to the right to transfer the Provided Materials into a different format now known or later developed).  By agreeing to this Deposit Agreement, you are not relinquishing any ownership interest you may have in the Provided Materials, and CMU is not relinquishing any ownership it may have in the Provided Materials.

Authority to Deposit Provided Materials.  By depositing Provided Materials, you represent that:

--the Provided Materials are either work that you own, or that you have appropriate licenses or permissions necessary to make the Provided Materials available to the public under the license you have selected. Without limiting the general nature of the prior sentence, if the Provided Materials are subject to the terms of an agreement (including but not limited to a sponsored research award, or an IRB protocol or consent form) or are otherwise owned by CMU, you represent that you are permitted by the applicable agreement and CMU to deposit the Provided Materials and to make them available under the license you have selected;

--you have used applicable credits, citations and/or notices consistent with academic practice (and, If applicable, as required by sponsored research or other agreements or obligations);

--the Provided Materials do not contain any materials prohibited by the Terms of Use.

This Deposit Agreement is part of the Repository Terms of Use, which together with the Privacy Statement constitute your entire understanding and agreement with CMU regarding your use of the Repository.

If you click “I agree,” you are representing that you are an adult (at least 18 years of age), you agree to the terms of this Deposit Agreement, and you intend to be legally bound by it.