UNAFold 3.x ACADEMIC NON-COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE AGREEMENT
1. UNAFold 3.x is the work of Drs. Nicholas R. Markham and Michael Zuker. The
copyright in UNAFold 3.x is owned by RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE.
2. This is a legal agreement between you, RECIPIENT, and RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE. By accepting, receiving, and using UNAFold 3.x, you agree to be
bound by all of its terms. If you do not agree to all of the terms of this
Agreement, please DO NOT download the software; or, if you have already done
so, please delete all of the source code, documentation and compiled programs
associated with UNAFold 3.x.
3. UNAFold 3.x is provided to RECIPIENT as source code. RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE grants to RECIPIENT a royalty free, non-exclusive, and non-
transferable license to compile, install, use UNAFold for internal research
only. RECIPIENT acknowledges that UNAFold 3.x is a research tool that is
provided free of charge and only provided "as is." RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE, its faculty, employees, or students, or former employees who have
developed UNAFold 3.x, have no obligation to assist RECIPIENT in its use,
correction, modification, or enhancement and are without any obligation to
provide any updates. RECIPIENT may also offer UNAFold 3.x to the public over
a web server provided the program resides on a server at RECIPIENT's
institution and users are not able to download or modify the program.
4. The title and copyright to UNAFold 3.x and any associated programs and
documentation shall remain with RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE. RECIPIENT
agrees to preserve same. RECIPIENT agrees not to make any copies of UNAFold
except for use in RECIPIENT's laboratory without RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE's prior written permission. Written permission can be obtained by
contacting Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Office of Technology
Commercialization by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 518-276-
3675. RECIPIENT agrees to place the appropriate copyright notice on any such
5. RECIPIENT may not modify UNAFold 3.x, except to fix minor errors, or create
derivative works without RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE's permission.
Please send all requests for modification to email@example.com and
firstname.lastname@example.org. Errors and bugs that are found should be reported to Nick
Markham and Michael Zuker, whether or not they are corrected.
6. RECIPIENT shall not distribute UNAFold 3.x to other laboratories within
RECIPIENT's institution. RECIPIENT shall not transfer UNAFold 3.x to another
location or person outside of RECIPIENT's institution without RENSSELAER
POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE's prior written permission. Please send all requests
for distribution to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. If RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE grants RECIPIENT permission to distribute
UNAFold 3.x, under Paragraph 6, RECIPIENT shall only export UNAFold 3.x or
any part thereof, directly or indirectly, to any country where such export or
reexport is authorized in full compliance with the laws of the United States
8. RECIPENT shall cite the following publications in any abstract, paper, or
presentation referencing UNAFold:
a. N. Markham & M. Zuker. (2003) DINAMelt web server for nucleic acid melting
prediction. Nucleic Acids Res. 33:W577-W581.
9. RECIPIENT acknowledges that as UNAFold 3.x is a research tool and provided
free of charge, it is only provided "as is." RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC
INSTITUTE, its faculty, employees, or students, have no obligation to assist
RECIPIENT in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement and are
without any obligation to provide any updates.
10. RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AND EXTENDS NO
WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THERE ARE NO EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF UNAFold 3.x FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THAT THE USE OF UNAFold 3.x WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY
PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET, OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
RIGHTS OF ANOTHER PARTY, OR ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO RECIPIENT FOR ANY
CLAIMS OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR RECIPIENT'S OF UNAFold 3.x, ANY CLAIM
FOR ANY LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.