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LICENSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR CIS/ED
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CIS on the Web
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Database available to current employees at an unlimited number of computers at a single site, as well as permitting off site access to the database through password-protected accounts. [Note: "password protected" refers only to the existence of a mechanism for the licensee to identify authorized users. Authentication for Web access to the CIS database is only by IP address.] For large multisite corporations inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for multisite licensing and pricing arrangements.
Database available on single site only to users through an unlimited number of computers or terminals.
Academic institutions only. May provide access to students, staff and faculty on site, plus off site access through password protected accounts. [Note: "password protected" refers only to the existence of a mechanism for the licensee to identify authorized users. Authentication for Web access to the CIS database is only by IP address.]
Password protected access limited to not more than four stations at an academic department or corporate research group (No federal agency orders).
Personal License (Member): Personal use by one individual ASA or IMS member: FREE for all members through Members Only area of society web site.
Personal License (Nonmember): Personal use by one individual only, using password authentication.
More detailed explanations of scope of license categories
Commercial License CIS/ED is licensed for use on an unlimited number of computers at a single site, as well as by staff holding currently valid passwords for access to a single computer system or network of a corporate entity. CIS/ED may be accessed either locally or remotely. Administrative controls on passwords, their use, and their renewal must be instituted to prevent CIS/ED (or parts of it) from being transferred to or used by those who are not currently employed by the licensee.
General Site License A site must consist of a single contiguous geographic location, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Examples of a site might be a single office of an industrial division or government agency. CIS/ED may be installed on individual computers and/or on a network for on-site use by employees, students, and visiting scientists. There is no limit on the number of stations at the site or the number of simultaneous users at the site. However, off-site access via modems or networks is not permitted. Administrative, hardware, and/or software controls should be in place to prevent unauthorized transfer of the CIS/ED (or parts of it) off-site.
University License CIS/ED is licensed for use by faculty, staff, students, and visitors authorized to conduct research at the university, holding currently valid passwords for access to the computer system or network of a single university campus. If the campus library allows access to its resources to walk-in visitors, these visitors may use CIS as well but they must be physically at the library when they do so. Otherwise, CIS/ED may be accessed from on or off campus by authorized users. Administrative controls on passwords, their use, and their renewal should be in place to prevent CIS/ED (or parts of it) from being transferred to or used by those who are not currently part of the local campus community. Available only to educational institutions.
Four-station License Access to the CIS/ED must be limited to four designated stations (either stand-alone or in a local area network) that are each used by only one user at a time. Multiuser workstations, machines that are used by remote access by a number of users, and proxy servers are not included. You may NOT make the CIS/ED available over a network that serves more than four stations, even if network software limits the number of simultaneous users. Not available to national government agencies.
Personal License An individual is licensed as the sole user of CIS/ED, which may be accessed using a password.
The Web license entitles authorized individuals to access to the CIS web search site for one year. Scope is commercial, general, university, four-station or personal as defined above. Licensee will provide a list of nodes authorized for access to the CIS server and take reasonable precautions to ensure that only those authorized to access CIS under the appropriate license scope can gain access from those nodes.
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Last updated: 07/09/2001