Terms of Use for CEQ Materials

These are the general terms and conditions governing use of CEQ Handbooks, Master Workbooks, Working Papers, Stata files, and software-enabled spreadsheets from the CEQ Project (“CEQ Materials”).  The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund (Tulane University) through its Center for Inter-American Policy (CIPR) and Department of Economics is the owner and/or administrator of the intellectual property rights relating to the CEQ Project.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use CEQ Materials. 

1.         Use and Distribution of CEQ Materials.  CEQ materials are made available under the Creative Commons.  Unless marked otherwise, CEQ materials are licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license, which means that CEQ Materials can be copied and redistributed in any medium or format so long as:

  • There is Attribution (BY).  Appropriate credit must be given in a reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests an endorsement by the CEQ Project.
  • The use is Noncommercial (NC).  CEQ Materials may not be used for commercial purposes without getting advance, written permission.
  • There are No Derivatives (ND).  Any modifications of CEQ Materials (e.g., translations) must be for personal use only and may not be distributed without getting advance, written permission.

The complete terms of the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.  It is responsibility of each user to check the license applicable to the materials being used. 

Please contact ceqpermissions@tulane.edu regarding any uses of CEQ Materials other than those permitted by the applicable Creative Commons license.

 

2.         Requested Forms of Attribution and Citation.  The guidelines found below should be followed for attribution, citation, and use of CEQ. 

SHORT FORM (Appropriate for Footnotes of Publications). The following sentence must be provided in a footnote the first time CEQ is mentioned in any papers or on-line postings:

Led by Nora Lustig since 2008, the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) project is an initiative of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Department of Economics, Tulane University, the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. The CEQ project is housed in the Commitment to Equity Institute at Tulane. For more details visit www.commitmentoequity.org.

 

LONG FORM (Appropriate when space allows). The CEQ Project has received generous support from many sources and, when possible, this support should be acknowledged:

Led by Nora Lustig since 2008, the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Project is an initiative of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Department of Economics, Tulane University, the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue. The project’s main output is the CEQ Assessment, a methodological framework designed to analyze the impact of taxation and social spending on inequality and poverty in individual countries. The main objective of the CEQ is to provide a roadmap for governments, multilateral institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to build more equitable societies. The CEQ project is housed in the Commitment to Equity Institute at Tulane. For more details visit www.commitmentoequity.org.

Since its inception, the CEQ has received financial support from Tulane University’s CIPR, the School of Liberal Arts and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNDP/RBLAC), the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the African Development Bank, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the General Electric Foundation. www.commitmentoequity.org

CEQ HANDBOOK AND WORKBOOK.  Whenever the CEQ Handbook or Workbooks are used, the following information must appear:

Led by Nora Lustig since 2008, the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) project is an initiative of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Department of Economics, Tulane University, the Center for Global Development and the Inter-American Dialogue.  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided major funding for the preparation of the CEQ Handbook 2016 and updates. 

 

3.         Use of the Term “CEQ”:  To promote uniformity and consistency among assessments and data collected, the term “CEQ’ should only be applied to studies following the methodologies published on the CEQ Project website.  The term “CEQ Assessment” should only be applied to studies after consultation with the CEQ team at Tulane about quality control and on the condition that the CEQ Institute at Tulane has access to the final Master Workbook with results for the purposes of continuing to build the project’s collection of CEQ data.  Users of the term “CEQ” may not claim any ownership interests to the trademarks of the CEQ project.  All goodwill associated with the use of the term “CEQ” shall inure to the benefit of the CEQ Project. 

Please contact ceqpermissions@tulane.edu regarding any uses of CEQ logos.  Where appropriate, the use of the CEQ logo(s) is encouraged to promote the work of the CEQ Project. 

4.         Use of Software and other Digital Materials.  Neither Tulane University, the CEQ Project, nor any of the Project’s sponsoring organizations is responsible for any use of software and other digital materials made available by the CEQ Project.  Downloading and use of these materials are at the user’s own risk.  

THE CEQ SOFTWARE AND ANY SOFTWARE-ENABLED HANDBOOKS, WORKBOOKS, SPREADSHEETS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS WRITTEN IN STATA (“CEQ SOFTWARE AND CONTENT”) ARE SUPPLIED “AS IS” AND ALL USE IS AT THE USER’S OWN RISK. THE AUTHORS, NORA LUSTIG AND SEAN HIGGINS, AND TULANE UNIVERSITY AS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE CEQ SOFTWARE AND CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY THE “CEQ PROJECT AT TULANE”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SOFTWARE AND CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.  There is no guarantee that the software or any content will be uninterrupted, timely, or error‐free.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CEQ PROJECT AT TULANE BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE AND ITS DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF THE CEQ PROJECT AT TULANE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.


The CEQ Software and Content remain the intellectual property of the owners and are made freely available for non-commercial use and subject to the conditions that user shall not remove any copyright notices in the CEQ Software and Content and that the user include the following copyright notice: 

“© 2008-2014 The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund and the Inter-American Dialogue.”

All rights to commercial use of the CEQ Software and Content are reserved and commercial users are not authorized to edit, adapt or add to the software.  Non-commercial users are authorized to edit, adapt and add to the CEQ Software and Content in order to make changes to their functionalities. However, all of the above disclaimers of liability and warranties apply with respect to such derivative (edited, adapted or expanded) versions of the CEQ Software and Content.

By using the CEQ Software and Content, the user agrees with, and undertakes to abide by, these terms and conditions.

Tulane reserves the right to change these terms conditions from time to time.  Your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms.  Please consult these terms of use on a regular basis.