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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License
===========================================================================

By exercising the Licensed Rights (defined below), You accept and agree to be
bound by the terms and conditions of this Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License ("Public License").
To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, You are
granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of Your acceptance of these terms
and conditions, and the Licensor grants You such rights in consideration of
benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available
under these terms and conditions.

Section 1 – Definitions.
------------------------

a.  **Adapted Material** means material subject to Copyright and Similar Rights
that is derived from or based upon the Licensed Material and in which the
Licensed Material is translated, altered, arranged, transformed, or otherwise
modified in a manner requiring permission under the Copyright and Similar
Rights held by the Licensor. For purposes of this Public License, where the
Licensed Material is a musical work, performance, or sound recording, Adapted
Material is always produced where the Licensed Material is synched in timed
relation with a moving image.

b.  **Adapter's License** means the license You apply to Your Copyright and
Similar Rights in Your contributions to Adapted Material in accordance with the
terms and conditions of this Public License.

c.  **Copyright and Similar Rights** means copyright and/or similar rights
closely related to copyright including, without limitation, performance,
broadcast, sound recording, and Sui Generis Database Rights, without regard to
how the rights are labeled or categorized. For purposes of this Public License,
the rights specified in Section 2(b)(1)-(2) are not Copyright and Similar
Rights.

d.  **Effective Technological Measures** means those measures that, in the
absence of proper authority, may not be circumvented under laws fulfilling
obligations under Article 11 of the WIPO Copyright Treaty adopted on December
20, 1996, and/or similar international agreements.

e.  **Exceptions and Limitations** means fair use, fair dealing, and/or any
other exception or limitation to Copyright and Similar Rights that applies to
Your use of the Licensed Material.

f   **Licensed Material** means the artistic or literary work, database, or
other material to which the Licensor applied this Public License.

g.  **Licensed Rights** means the rights granted to You subject to the terms
and conditions of this Public License, which are limited to all Copyright and
Similar Rights that apply to Your use of the Licensed Material and that the
Licensor has authority to license.

h.  **Licensor** means the individual(s) or entity(ies) granting rights under
this Public License.

i.  **NonCommercial** means not primarily intended for or directed towards
commercial advantage or monetary compensation. For purposes of this Public
License, the exchange of the Licensed Material for other material subject to
Copyright and Similar Rights by digital file-sharing or similar means is
NonCommercial provided there is no payment of monetary compensation in
connection with the exchange.

j.  **Share** means to provide material to the public by any means or process
that requires permission under the Licensed Rights, such as reproduction,
public display, public performance, distribution, dissemination, communication,
or importation, and to make material available to the public including in ways
that members of the public may access the material from a place and at a time
individually chosen by them.

k.  **Sui Generis Database Rights** means rights other than copyright resulting
from Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11
March 1996 on the legal protection of databases, as amended and/or succeeded,
as well as other essentially equivalent rights anywhere in the world.

l.  **You** means the individual or entity exercising the Licensed Rights under
this Public License. Your has a corresponding meaning.


Section 2 – Scope.
------------------

a.  **License grant**.

    1.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Public License, the
        Licensor hereby grants You a worldwide, royalty-free,
        non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to exercise the
        Licensed Rights in the Licensed Material to:

        A.  reproduce and Share the Licensed Material, in whole or in part, for
        NonCommercial purposes only; and

        B.  produce, reproduce, and Share Adapted Material for NonCommercial
        purposes only.

    2.  __Exceptions and Limitations__. For the avoidance of doubt, where
        Exceptions and Limitations apply to Your use, this Public License does
        not apply, and You do not need to comply with its terms and conditions.

    3.  __Term__. The term of this Public License is specified in Section 6(a).

    4.  __Media and formats; technical modifications allowed__. The Licensor
        authorizes You to exercise the Licensed Rights in all media and formats
        whether now known or hereafter created, and to make technical
        modifications necessary to do so. The Licensor waives and/or agrees not
        to assert any right or authority to forbid You from making technical
        modifications necessary to exercise the Licensed Rights, including
        technical modifications necessary to circumvent Effective Technological
        Measures. For purposes of this Public License, simply making
        modifications authorized by this Section 2(a)(4) never produces Adapted
        Material.

    5.  __Downstream recipients__.

        A.  __Offer from the Licensor – Licensed Material__. Every recipient of
        the Licensed Material automatically receives an offer from the Licensor
        to exercise the Licensed Rights under the terms and conditions of this
        Public License.

        B.  __No downstream restrictions__. You may not offer or impose any
        additional or different terms or conditions on, or apply any Effective
        Technological Measures to, the Licensed Material if doing so restricts
        exercise of the Licensed Rights by any recipient of the Licensed
        Material.

    6.  __No endorsement__. Nothing in this Public License constitutes or may
        be construed as permission to assert or imply that You are, or that
        Your use of the Licensed Material is, connected with, or sponsored,
        endorsed, or granted official status by, the Licensor or others
        designated to receive attribution as provided in Section 3(a)(1)(A)(i).

b.  **Other rights**.

    1.  Moral rights, such as the right of integrity, are not licensed under
        this Public License, nor are publicity, privacy, and/or other similar
        personality rights; however, to the extent possible, the Licensor
        waives and/or agrees not to assert any such rights held by the Licensor
        to the limited extent necessary to allow You to exercise the Licensed
        Rights, but not otherwise.

    2.  Patent and trademark rights are not licensed under this Public License.
    
    3.  To the extent possible, the Licensor waives any right to collect
        royalties from You for the exercise of the Licensed Rights, whether
        directly or through a collecting society under any voluntary or
        waivable statutory or compulsory licensing scheme. In all other cases
        the Licensor expressly reserves any right to collect such royalties,
        including when the Licensed Material is used other than for
        NonCommercial purposes.

Section 3 – License Conditions.
-------------------------------

Your exercise of the Licensed Rights is expressly made subject to the following
conditions.

a.  **Attribution**.

    1.  If You Share the Licensed Material (including in modified form), You
        must:

        A.  retain the following if it is supplied by the Licensor with the
        Licensed Material:

            i.      identification of the creator(s) of the Licensed Material
            and any others designated to receive attribution, in any reasonable
            manner requested by the Licensor (including by pseudonym if
            designated);

            ii.     a copyright notice;

            iii.    a notice that refers to this Public License;

            iv.     a notice that refers to the disclaimer of warranties;

            v.      a URI or hyperlink to the Licensed Material to the extent
            reasonably practicable;

        B.  indicate if You modified the Licensed Material and retain an
        indication of any previous modifications; and

        C.  indicate the Licensed Material is licensed under this Public
        License, and include the text of, or the URI or hyperlink to, this
        Public License.

    2.  You may satisfy the conditions in Section 3(a)(1) in any reasonable
        manner based on the medium, means, and context in which You Share the
        Licensed Material. For example, it may be reasonable to satisfy the
        conditions by providing a URI or hyperlink to a resource that includes
        the required information.

    3.  If requested by the Licensor, You must remove any of the information
        required by Section 3(a)(1)(A) to the extent reasonably practicable.

    4.  If You Share Adapted Material You produce, the Adapter's License You
        apply must not prevent recipients of the Adapted Material from
        complying with this Public License.


Section 4 – Sui Generis Database Rights.
----------------------------------------

Where the Licensed Rights include Sui Generis Database Rights that apply to
Your use of the Licensed Material:

a.  for the avoidance of doubt, Section 2(a)(1) grants You the right to
extract, reuse, reproduce, and Share all or a substantial portion of the
contents of the database for NonCommercial purposes only;

b.  if You include all or a substantial portion of the database contents in a
database in which You have Sui Generis Database Rights, then the database in
which You have Sui Generis Database Rights (but not its individual contents) is
Adapted Material; and

c.  You must comply with the conditions in Section 3(a) if You Share all or a
substantial portion of the contents of the database.

For the avoidance of doubt, this Section 4 supplements and does not replace
Your obligations under this Public License where the Licensed Rights include
other Copyright and Similar Rights.

Section 5 – Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability.
-----------------------------------------------------------------

a.  **Unless otherwise separately undertaken by the Licensor, to the extent
possible, the Licensor offers the Licensed Material as-is and as-available, and
makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the Licensed
Material, whether express, implied, statutory, or other. This includes, without
limitation, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose, non-infringement, absence of latent or other defects, accuracy, or the
presence or absence of errors, whether or not known or discoverable. Where
disclaimers of warranties are not allowed in full or in part, this disclaimer
may not apply to You.**

b.  **To the extent possible, in no event will the Licensor be liable to You on
any legal theory (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise for
any direct, special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary,
or other losses, costs, expenses, or damages arising out of this Public License
or use of the Licensed Material, even if the Licensor has been advised of the
possibility of such losses, costs, expenses, or damages. Where a limitation of
liability is not allowed in full or in part, this limitation may not apply to
You.**

c.  The disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability provided above
shall be interpreted in a manner that, to the extent possible, most closely
approximates an absolute disclaimer and waiver of all liability.

Section 6 – Term and Termination.
---------------------------------

a.  This Public License applies for the term of the Copyright and Similar
Rights licensed here. However, if You fail to comply with this Public License,
then Your rights under this Public License terminate automatically.

b.  Where Your right to use the Licensed Material has terminated under Section
6(a), it reinstates:

    1.  automatically as of the date the violation is cured, provided it is
        cured within 30 days of Your discovery of the violation; or

    2.  upon express reinstatement by the Licensor.

    For the avoidance of doubt, this Section 6(b) does not affect any right the
    Licensor may have to seek remedies for Your violations of this Public
    License.

c.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Licensor may also offer the Licensed
Material under separate terms or conditions or stop distributing the Licensed
Material at any time; however, doing so will not terminate this Public License.

d.  Sections 1, 5, 6, 7, and 8 survive termination of this Public License.

Section 7 – Other Terms and Conditions.
---------------------------------------

a.  The Licensor shall not be bound by any additional or different terms or
conditions communicated by You unless expressly agreed.

b.  Any arrangements, understandings, or agreements regarding the Licensed
Material not stated herein are separate from and independent of the terms and
conditions of this Public License.

Section 8 – Interpretation.
---------------------------

a.  For the avoidance of doubt, this Public License does not, and shall not be
interpreted to, reduce, limit, restrict, or impose conditions on any use of the
Licensed Material that could lawfully be made without permission under this
Public License.

b.  To the extent possible, if any provision of this Public License is deemed
unenforceable, it shall be automatically reformed to the minimum extent
necessary to make it enforceable. If the provision cannot be reformed, it shall
be severed from this Public License without affecting the enforceability of the
remaining terms and conditions.

c.  No term or condition of this Public License will be waived and no failure
to comply consented to unless expressly agreed to by the Licensor.

d.  Nothing in this Public License constitutes or may be interpreted as a
limitation upon, or waiver of, any privileges and immunities that apply to the
Licensor or You, including from the legal processes of any jurisdiction or
authority.

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