Terms & Conditions

The use of the information on the ISS website is governed by terms of use, which are outlined here. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our case studies and interviews.

Terms of Use

Updated January 2017

Princeton University has obtained information on institutional reform from interviews with government officials, academics, representatives of international, civil society and non-profit organizations and other individuals. Before using any materials downloaded from the Innovations for Successful Societies website, users must read and accept the terms on which we make these items available. Any use of the interviews, case studies, policy notes or other material from our website means that you enter into a legal agreement with Princeton University.  In downloading or otherwise employing this information, the user agrees that

  1. They understand that the materials downloaded from the website are protected under United States Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code).
  2. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
  3. They will use the material ONLY for educational, scholarly, and other non-commercial purposes.  
  4. They will not sell, transfer, assign, license, lease, or otherwise convey any portion of this information to any third party. (Republication or display on a third party’s website requires the express written permission of the Princeton University Innovations for Successful Societies program or the Princeton University Library.
  5. They understand that the quotes used in the case study reflect the interviewees’ personal points of view.  Although all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information collected, Princeton University does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics of any material available online.
  6. They acknowledge that the content and/or format of the archive and the site may be revised, updated or otherwise modified from time to time.  
  7. They accept that access to and use of the archive are at their own risk. They shall not hold Princeton University liable for any loss or damages resulting from the use of information in the archive.  Princeton University assumes no liability for any errors or omissions with respect to the functioning of the archive.
  8. In all publications, presentations or other communications that incorporate or otherwise rely on information from this archive, they will acknowledge that such information was obtained through the Innovations for Successful Societies website.  Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material must always be acknowledged and a full credit given as follows:

Author(s) or Editor(s) if listed;
Year of publication;
Full title;
Innovations for Successful Societies;
Princeton University; and
URL: http://successfulsocieties.princeton.edu/


Users acknowledge that Princeton may, from time to time, revise and update or otherwise modify the content and/or format of the archive. Users' access to and use of the archive is at their own risk. Users shall not hold Princeton liable for any loss or damages resulting from the use of information in the archive. Although all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information collected, Princeton does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or other characteristics of the any material available online. Princeton assumes no liability for any errors or omissions with respect to the functioning of the archive.

Conditions of Use & Citation Information for Interviewees

We all owe much to the practitioners and advisers who have offered to exchange their reflections with counterparts. Please feel free to contact our staff if you have questions about a conversation you have allowed us to make available or if you have questions about the interview process.

  • If one of our staff members has recently contacted you to conduct an interview, you may find copies of our pre-interview guidance in the "research" section of our website.
  • If you wish to discuss a transcript or our clearance procedures, please send an email to our Production Specialist, or telephone at 1-609-258-2615, or send mail to the address below. You may also complete a copy of our clearance form and send it to us.

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For Educators

You may use the case studies and duplicate them for educational purposes free of charge. However, you must abide by the Terms of Use above and credit them appropriately. You may not charge other people a fee for using ISS cases and no one may make commercial use of any of the materials on this site.

For Scholars

Scholars who wish to use or quote information contained in the oral history archive are governed by the conditions of use and citation requirements that apply to other users. Scholarly users should also make note of two other points. ISS asks practitioners, advisers, and monitors to reflect on aspects of institution building. The interviews are voluntary. The people interviewed have the right to review a transcript of their statements and to limit the release of passages in a variety of ways. If an interviewee has excerpted material, the transcript reflects the change with ellipses and sometimes with a notation. In some instances, although the meaning of the speaker in the interview tape is clear, the verbatim transcript contains repeated words, hesitations, etc., that make the print version harder to follow than the spoken version. With the clearance of the interviewee, program staff members sometimes edit these verbatim remarks to produce prose faithful to the content and word choice of a passage, causing small departures from the audio tape in the interest of smoother written communication. This practice departs from the norms many oral historians hold dear. However, without these changes some speakers will not place their interviews on the record.