Policies & Statements

CRSP Terms of Use

All subscribers and visitors to the CRSP Website must agree to the following:

  • Your use of CRSP Products and proprietary CRSP information including all database/product guides and release note information is governed by and restricted under the CRSP Standard Data Subscription Agreement between your institution ("Subscriber") and CRSP. You may not use data downloaded from the CRSP database for any endeavor not permitted in your institutions Agreement with CRSP. Non-subscribers must obtain permission from CRSP prior to the use of any CRSP data or information in any materials, research, or products.
  • Your institutions rights to access and/or use CRSP Products or proprietary information including all database/product guides and release note information is subject to immediate termination if there is any evidence of the misuse of CRSP Products or proprietary information.
  • To the extent there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and the CRSP Standard Data Subscription Agreement governing your institutions access and use of the CRSP Products and information, the terms of the Subscription Agreement shall govern.

Citing CRSP

Any dissemination (including by electronic means or in any other form) of the research results made using the Data Files shall include attribution to CRSP as follows.

“Calculated (or Derived) based on data from database name ©YYYY Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.” 

YYYY being the year the database was published.

For more information on best practices for data citations, please visit http://datapub.cdlib.org/datacitation/

Disclaimers

The University of Chicago, CRSP, and its third party partners do not make any representations or guarantees regarding the accuracy of the data or information.  Although the contents have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, they are provided to your institution on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. With respect to this service and the contents, and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, The University of Chicago, CRSP and its third party partners hereby disclaim all express, implied and statutory warranties of any kind to the Subscriber or any third party, including, but not limited to, representations and warranties regarding accuracy, completeness, correctness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, or any representations or warranties arising from usage or custom or trade or by operation of law. The University of Chicago, CRSP, and its third party data partners, assume no responsibility for the consequences of any errors or omissions. In no event shall The University of Chicago, CRSP or any of its third party partners be liable to the Subscriber or to any third party for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by contingencies beyond their control or negligence in procuring, compiling, or delivering any data or information. In no event shall The University of Chicago, CRSP or any of its third party partners be liable to the Subscriber or any third party for any claim arising out of or relating to CRSP-provided data or information, including, but not limited to, any decision made or action taken by your institution and any and all users affiliated with your institution based on the use of the data or information or for any types of damages (such as, but not limited to, direct, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or indirect damages), even if advised of the possibility of such damages.