Legal Documents

The following section sets for the terms by which PECE is distributed. Please note that these terms may change in future instances of PECE, including any future extensions, modification, or plug-ins. Please revisit this section periodically.

Software License

PECE is licensed to the public under the General Public License, version 3 ("GPLv3") only. Your use of the software constitutes acceptance of those terms.

PECE is based on the Drupal framework. Drupal and all files are licensed under the General Public License, version 2, or any later version. Please see our source code repository for other information about our developers and contributors.

Please note that pursuant to the GPLv3 license and to the extent permitted by law, the creators of PECE make no warranties of any kind, and you assume any and all risk in use of the PECE software. We suggest that PECE administrators and platform users consult with their relevant institutions or IRB committee when setting up, configuring, or using the PECE platform.

Unless otherwise noted, all supporting documentation and related content for PECE, other than the software itself, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

Usage of PECE

Please note that each distribution of PECE is run by the research group or university who installs and configures the software to run on their servers. Plans are in the works to build a search cluster in order to query multiple instances of PECE. But for now, the PECE Design Team have no control over how any particular instance of PECE is configured or administered. Accordingly, the PECE Design Team is not responsible for any content that may be hosted on any instance of the PECE platform whatsoever.

Members of the PECE Design Team are anthropologists and STS researchers by training, and have developed the platform with the ethical guidelines of professional anthropological associations in mind, such as the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (ABA) and the World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA). We aim to cause no harm to research participants or to any social group directly or indirectly as a consequence of research work on instances of our platform, and ask for the help of instance administrators and users to help achieve that objective.