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Fair Use Policy

Terms and Conditions of Fair Use

Copyright 1997 by the Psychology Writing Center, the Psychology Department, and the University of Washington. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, reproduced, modified, or redistributed without permission. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use. We are glad to share our resources, but to protect our rights to these resources, we ask users to abide by the following policies. Your use of this site and any materials it contains will constitute your acceptance of the following terms and conditions.

Personal, Educational, and Training Use

The Psychology Writing Center (PWC) website is freely available for all educational, personal, or training purposes.

You may print pages of the PWC’s instructional materials (handouts) or use other media free of charge. You may copy materials for personal, educational, or training purposes.

You may not modify our materials in any way. The copyright notice and the URL for the document being distributed must appear on each one of the PWC instructional materials that you print.

Employee trainers, government training, workshop leaders: You may print and distribute pages from the PWC website (including our writing guides) at no charge if the materials for non-profit training purposes, such as ESL training for employees.

Commercial Uses

No commercial use of the Psychology Writing Center website and materials is permitted. These uses include but are not restricted to:

  • Profiting from the use of PWC website materials (including, but not restricted to, reprinting materials in a book, using them as part of a for-profit training course, reprinting screenshots)
  • Charging a fee or enhancing your commercial interests by providing such materials.

Commercial websites, book authors, and other for-profit services may link to the PWC website (see Linking to the Psychology Writing Center website).

MIRRORING OR TRANSFERRING UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PSYCHOLOGY WRITING CENTER MATERIALS TO A WEBSITE WITHOUT A LICENSE AGREEMENT IS NOT LEGAL, AND THE REQUESTING PARTY WILL NOT RECEIVE AUTHORIZATION. ANY PRESENTATION OF PWC MATERIALS THAT PRESENTS THEM WITH COMMERCIAL CONTENT ATTACHED, OR SO THAT THEY APPEAR TO BE THE PROPERTY OR WORK OF ANOTHER, IS NOT PERMITTED. Examples of such presentation include linking within a frame that includes advertisements, or linking within a frame so that PWC materials appear to be part of another site. Although there are some legitimate uses for frames, links to the PWC may not be framed.

Contact information

Please contact the Psychology Writing Center director for further information regarding permissions.

When to Contact Us

You need to contact the Psychology Writing Center only:

  • when linking to us (as a courtesy).
  • for any requests not covered under the Terms and Conditions of Fair Use.

Individuals wishing to print or photocopy materials for their own education or reference DO NOT need to contact us. Please read through our fair use policy before contacting us. Thank you for using our site.

Disclaimer

This web site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering professional advice or professional services. The information provided here should not be used as the primary material for any course or workshop. The material contained herein is believed to be complete and generally in accord with the standards accepted at the time of publication and prepared with a reasonable standard of care. However, because of the possibility of human error and changes in science, the university, its employees, content providers, or any other party who has contributed to the site do not warrant that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and thus are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

The University of Washington makes no representation or warranties, expressed or implied.

Legal Information

Copyright 1991 by the Psychology Writing Center, the Psychology Department, and the University of Washington. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use. Please report any technical problems that you encounter.