Core Data Service Appropriate Use Policy
EDUCAUSE offers the opportunity to participate in our Core Data Service to the association's institutional members (and to institutional non-members upon request) as a community service. CDS responds to your ongoing need for comparison data about campus information technology environments and practices, identified by campus rather than aggregated in general reports. Participating institutions have contributed data with the understanding that those data are to be shared only among colleagues from participating institutions for internal institutional planning purposes and are not to be made publicly available. Thus access to the Core Data Service database is conditioned on the users' (both the individuals and the institutions they represent) acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Use of this Database Service (see below). By accessing and using this service, users will be deemed to have agreed to all terms and conditions of use without exception. Any campus found in violation of these restrictions will lose its CDS participation privileges, and EDUCAUSE may take legal action against any party who accesses or uses database content or data without authorization.
The data contributed to CDS by your campus remain the property of your campus and may be used in any way that your campus deems appropriate. However, the overall contents of the CDS database, survey, and web site are the copyrighted property of EDUCAUSE. You may not reproduce, republish, distribute, sell, transfer, download, or modify any content or data found on or through this site (other than your own institutional data) without the express written permission of EDUCAUSE except as permitted (see below). The use of content or data from CDS on other websites or in any environment of networked computers is strictly prohibited. EDUCAUSE claims copyright to data captured through CDS to protect data confidentiality on behalf of data contributors, not for commercial gain.
Terms and Conditions of Use of this Database Service
To access the CDS interactive database you must agree to the following:
For more information about Core Data Service processes, including receiving institutional authorization to access the service, please see the Core Data Service FAQ.
©Copyright EDUCAUSE. Data contributed to the Core Data Service by a participating institution remain the property of that institution. Otherwise, the contents of the Core Data Service database, survey, and Web site are the copyrighted property of EDUCAUSE and may not be reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, transferred, downloaded, or modified without the express written permission of EDUCAUSE. EDUCAUSE claims copyright to data captured through the Core Data Service to protect data confidentiality on behalf of contributors, not for commercial gain.