As part of our efforts to provide improved and transparent service to our institutional subscribers and their users, we are providing two sample SciVerse ScienceDirect journal subscription agreements and a summary of their usage terms and restrictions.
The below sample agreements – one with a fictitious academic institution based in the US and the other with a fictitious company based in the EU, for Complete Collection – are provided for information purposes only. Please contact your Elsevier representative for more details.
Summary of Usage Terms and Restrictions
Each end user affiliated with a SciVerse ScienceDirect academic or corporate subscriber may:
- access, search, browse and view the subscribed products
- print, download and store individual items (e.g., articles, abstracts, chapters) for such user’s exclusive use
- include links on the organization’s intranet and internet websites
- share individual items with other users and with third-party colleagues for their scholarly or research use (a/k/a “scholarly sharing”)
- access, search, browse, view, print, download and store for such user’s exclusive use – or if a librarian or information specialist, for another user – certain non-subscribed journal articles and book chapters (a/k/a “transactional access”)
Users affiliated with an academic subscriber further may:
- include links in electronic coursepacks, reserves and course management systems and instructor websites
and, if a librarian or information specialist, further may:
- print and deliver articles from subscribed journal titles and book chapters to fulfill requests as part of the practice commonly known as “interlibrary loan” from non-commercial libraries located within the same country
If affiliated with a corporate customer, users further may:
- provide individual items (a) for regulatory use; (b) when required by law for use in legal proceedings; (c) to the subscriber’s independent contractors without access to its network provided that (i) the copies will be used only for the purposes of the contracted work; (ii) the recipients are advised that the copies are not for redistribution; and (iii) at the termination of the contracted work, the copies will be destroyed
- display or provide individual items for the purposes of internal promotion and testing of the subscribed products and training
Moreover, the usage terms in corporate agreements will extend to Elsevier journal articles supplied by Elsevier-approved document delivery providers.
However, users may not, unless otherwise expressly permitted:
- abridge, modify, translate or create any derivative work based on the products
- remove, obscure or modify in any way any copyright notices, other notices or disclaimers
- use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs, algorithms or devices to continuously and automatically search, scrape, extract, deep link, index or disrupt the working of the products
- substantially or systematically reproduce, retain or redistribute the products
Users who are independent contractors may use the products only for the purposes of the contracted work.
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Your organization’s Elsevier Subscription Agreement may permit uses in addition to or different from those set forth above. Your company may have signed a license with Copyright Clearance Center, The Copyright Licensing Agency or other Reproductive Rights Organization that permits additional internal uses in addition to those set forth above. Please consult your librarian or information specialist for complete terms and conditions of use.
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