Online Readings in Psychology and Culture


Agreement is hereby made between the Center for Cross-Cultural Research (the "Center") of the Department of Psychology at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington and the undersigned person(s) (the "Author") concerning the preparation of a manuscript (the "Work") to be included in a project entitled Onine Readings in Psychology and Culture (W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, S. A. Hayes, & D. N. Sattler, Eds.), Western Washington University, Department of Psychology, Center for Cross-Cultural Research (the "Project"). The intent is to make the Work free and instantly available to anyone who is interested in it for educational purposes. In cases of co- or multiple-authorship, it is understood that the senior author represents all in their Work

The parties agree to the following.

1. The Work has been prepared for exclusive use in the above-named Project and is copyrighted by the Author. There shall be no compensation, monetary or otherwise, for either the Center or the Author, for this Work. The Author fully acknowledges that his or her contribution to Project, in the form of a manuscript (or manuscripts), has been done by invitation and has been entered into in the spirit of non-remunerative scholarship for the benefit of all who may read the Work. The Author extends to the Center the license to use the Work in this Project for an indefinite period.

2. The Author represents and warrants to the Center that the work does not infringe on any copyright, violate any property rights, or contain any scandalous, libelous, or unlawful matter, and that the Author agrees to hold the Center and Western Washington University harmless against any claims that may be incurred.

3. The Author understands and agrees that once the Work is made available on-line through the Center's website it will be considered to be in the public domain and therefore capable of being copied by other persons. While the intent and spirit of this Project is to make the Work of all Authors free to all interested scholars, therefore making it both unethical and illegal for anyone to copy it for any form of monetary compensations, both the Author and the Center realize that it is possible that individuals with malicious or mercenary intent could create situations where either compensation or unwarranted activity is involved In the event such cases occur, both the Center and the Author reserve the right to take legal action against any party involved for violation of copyright.

4. The Center, through the editorial work of several of its Associates, shall have the right to make such editorial changes and revisions in the Work as deemed necessary or advisable (including chapter title) for clarity, brevity, and conformity to style, and the Author shall have the right of approval of major changes made by the Center. Such changes shall normally be mediated by e-mail correspondence either before or after making the Work available on the Center's website.

5. The Author shall have the right to revise his/her Work at any time and request that such revision replace the old Work at the earliest convenience to the Center. The Author and the Center also agree that the Author has the right to request that the Center withdraw his or her Work; normally such a request shall be granted provided it is by mutual consent of the parties. Although not anticipated, the Center has the right to remove the Work if in the Center's judgment it no longer fits the Project.

6. The Author shall receive appropriate credit for his/her role in the creation of the Work in any Table of Contents or on-line listing of the contents of the Project.

Agreed to and accepted:

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