Terms and Conditions for Using the Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding (BISG) Tool

RAND hereby grants permission to Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding (BISG) method in accordance with the following conditions, which shall be assumed by all to have been agreed to as a consequence of accepting and using this tool:

  1. The user of BISG will provide a credit line when distributing this method or published results using the method, acknowledging that BISG was developed at the RAND Corporation, and provide a link back to the RAND BISG website at www.rand.org/health-care/tools-methods/bisg.html
  2. Changes to the BISG may be made without the written permission of RAND. However, all such changes shall be clearly identified as having been made by the recipient.
  3. The user of BISG accepts full responsibility, and agrees to indemnify and hold RAND harmless for any consequences resulting from the use of the method or the analyses therefrom.
  4. No further written permission is needed for use of this tool.
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