This Agreement was last modified on June 13, 2019.
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The use of academic accounts requires citing CloudResearch in your peer-reviewed publications. Data that are published using the CloudResearch toolkit should be cited as follows:
Litman, L., Robinson, J., & Abberbock, T. (2016). CloudResearch. com: A versatile crowdsourcing data acquisition platform for the behavioral sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 1-10.
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Changes To This Agreement
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Service by posting the updated terms on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
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