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Text for Honors Thesis Agreement

This is the text of the agreement you are "click signing" when you are submitting your thesis into the repository, ScholarWorks@UARK: 

I hereby grant the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, its legal representatives, assigns, and those acting on its behalf and with its permission, (hereinafter “University”), non-exclusive distribution rights to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to the article, in any medium, provided that the article is not sold for a profit, nor that the University of Arkansas would gain any right to authorize others to do the same.

I warrant that the submission is original work, and/or that I have the right to grant the rights contained in this license. I also attest that the submission does not, to the best of my knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright. If the submission contains material for which I do not hold copyright, I warrant that I have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the University the rights required by this license, and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the text or content of the submission.

If the submission is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by an agency or organization other than the university, I attest that I have fulfilled any right of review or other obligations required by such contract or agreement.

I understand that I retain all other rights in the Work, including without limitation, the right to copy and distribute the Work. The license granted to the University of Arkansas by this agreement will in no way interfere with the rights of the author of the work.

Furthermore, I may revoke the license granted to University of Arkansas for the following reasons affecting the validity of the article content:

unintentional mistakes, inclusion of sensitive data, article being redacted by the publisher, plagiarism, or falsification of data. The license will be revoked upon written/electronic notification to the Director of the Institutional Repository stating the reason for the revocation. Upon receipt of the notice of the license revocation, the Director of the Institutional Repository will remove the article from the institutional repository. The revocation will be without sanction to me.

I also understand that pursuit to the objective of establishing the institutional repository as an effective resource to advance knowledge and to heighten the scholarly reputation of the University of Arkansas, the University reserves the right to make curatorial judgments regarding acceptance of submissions for the institutional repository. For example, but not by way of limitation, acceptance may be limited to articles that have been sufficiently developed as scholarly pieces appropriate for publication in a recognized journal and area of scholarship.

Further, the University reserves the right to remove articles for reasons including, but not limited to, institutional findings of plagiarism or falsification of data, or other forms of research misconduct. The Director of the Institutional Repository will make reasonable efforts to notify the author of such removal.

I hereby release and discharge the University from any claims for liability which I may have resulting from the University’s reproduction, display, distribution of the Work.

I hereby warrant that I have read this agreement in its entirety, and I fully understand the contents therein. I further warrant that I am of legal age and competent to contract in my own name as far as the above is concerned.