In order to use Roper Center services, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions and may not use the services if you do not accept the Terms and Conditions.
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You may not use the services and may not accept the Terms if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with the Roper Center, or (b) you are barred from receiving the services under the laws of the United States or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the services.
Prior to using these services, it is recommended that you print or save a copy of the Terms and Conditions for your records.
Permission is granted to access RoperExpress and/or iPOLL services via IP authentication or with the user name and password provided. User names and passwords must not be divulged to anyone. In the case of accidental disclosure or other breaches of security, the Roper Center must be notified immediately so that corrective measures may be taken (e.g. changing of passwords). The Roper Center reserves the right to withdraw permission to access RoperExpress or iPOLL any time, with a prorated adjustment of user fees.
Users may report information obtained from iPOLL or the results of aggregate statistical analyses of data obtained through RoperExpress.The Roper Center and the original collector of the data must be acknowledged in any resulting papers or publications. For more information on citation formats, see Roper Center Responsible Use Statement.
Users are expected to download reasonable amounts of data; excessive downloading of questions from iPOLL or datasets that may compromise the integrity of the archives will be investigated and may result in termination of access.
The Roper Center removes potentially identifying information from datasets before distributing them. However, users are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of respondents. If users discover the identity of any individual or organization, they must not make use of this information and contact the Roper Center immediately. For more information on data confidentiality, see Roper Center Responsible Use Statement.
Data obtained from iPOLL or RoperExpress services remain the property of the copyright holder and may not be resold or redistributed. However, researchers who are actively collaborating with individuals at non-member institutions may provide a copy of relevant data sets to their collaborators for the duration of the project. iPOLL searches may be reproduced for teaching or research purposes within member institutions provided access is restricted to members of the institution.
Users at member institutions are responsible for knowing and adhering to the terms of the membership agreement. The agreement is available from the Roper Center or from its representative at the member institution.
If the institution ceases to be a member of the Roper Center, individual users may keep copies of data obtained during the membership period, but the datasets and results from iPOLL searches must be removed from web sites or data libraries and cannot be further redistributed.