Individual Application
to use the

BLOG Web Research Collections

I, _______________________, a person engaging in research and development of natural-language-processing, information-retrieval or document-understanding systems, and a member of, consultant to, or person providing service to the following organisation; ("Organisation")

Corporation/Partnership/Legal Entity ____________________________

Official mail address __________________________________________



Telephone _____________________________________

Facsimile _____________________________________

Apply to use the Information designated as the BLOG Collections (the "Information") on the following understandings, terms and conditions. These understandings, terms and conditions apply equally to all or to part of the Information,
including any updates or new versions of the Information supplied under this agreement.



  1. The Information as been obtained by crawling the Internet. Due to the amount of Information it has not been practicable to obtain permission from copyright owners to provide the Information for the Permitted Uses
  2. The University of Glasgow understands that all the documents in the Information are documents which have been at some time made publicly available on the Internet and which have been collected using a process which respects the commonly accepted methods (such as robots.txt) for indicating that the documents should not be so collected.
  3. Owners of copyright in individual documents may choose to request deletion of these documents from the Information.
  4. The limitation on permitted use contained in the following section is intended to reduce the risk of any action being brought by copyright owners, but if this happens the Organisation has agreed under its application form to bear all associated liability.

Permitted Uses

  1. The Information may only be used for research and development of natural-language-processing, Information-retrieval or document-understanding systems.
  2. Summaries, analyses and interpretations of the linguistic or other properties of the Information may be derived and published, provided it is not possible to reconstruct the Information from these summaries.
  3. Small excerpts of the Information may be displayed to others or published in a scientific or technical context, solely for the purpose of describing the research and development carried out and related issues.
  4. All efforts must be made not to infringe the rights of any third party including, but limited to, the authors and publishers of any excerpts used in accordance with clause 3.

Agreement to Delete Data on Request

I undertake to delete within thirty days of receiving notice all copies of any nominated document that is part of the Information whenever requested to do so by any one of:

1.      The University of Glasgow; or

2.      the holder of copyright for the particular document.

Access to the Information by Individuals

I understand that the Organisation has agreed to certain obligations in respect of my access in an Agreement with the University of Glasgow and I agree to use the Information only for the Permitted Uses and to comply with those obligations in the Agreement as they affect me. Those obligations are that the Organisation:

1.      must control access to the Information by individuals and may only grant access to people working under its control, i.e., its own members, consultants to the Organisation, or individuals providing service to the Organisation;

2.      must ensure that before being given access I complete and submit this Individual Application form;

3.      must terminate my access when the conditions of the application no longer apply;

4.      remains responsible for any breach of the Individual Application form by me;

5.      will retain the applications of all persons ever granted access to the Information and make them available upon request to any of the copyright holders and to the University of Glasgow.

6.      will maintain a list of people with current and recently-terminated access to the Information and make it available to the University of Glasgow on request; and

7.      must make sure that I only display the Information to or share the Information with persons whom my Organisation lists as having access to the Information.


No Warranty is given by the University in relation to the Collections or there use(s) to which the Collections may be put by the Organisation or the fitness or suitability of those Collections for any particular purpose or under any special conditions regardless of whether any such particular purpose or special conditions are or have been made known to the University prior to, or during, the period of this Agreement. All conditions and warranties, express or implied, whether arising under statute or under common law, including but not limited to conditions and warranties as to quality, merchantability and fitness for purpose are hereby excluded.




I hereby accept that the both the nature of the material, and the method of collection, is such that the University Of Glasgow can in no way be held responsible for the content of the Information. I further acknowledge that the Information will by its nature contain spam, including, but not limited to, potentially inappropriate, abusive, offensive or unlawful content.



Either the University of Glasgow or the Organisation may terminate the Agreement at any time by notifying the other party in writing. On termination of the Agreement by either the University of Glasgow or the Organisation or termination of my access by the Organisation, I undertake to return to the Organisation or destroy all copies of the Information.

Applicable Law

This Individual Application is governed by the laws of the Scotland

By the Individual:


Date ________________________________

Name (please print) ______________________________

Title ___________________________

Completed, signed copies of this form should be retained by the Organisation.