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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Terms of Use

June 2017

Authorized Users are defined as:

• current employees/faculty/staff of Northeastern University who are authorized to access the Secure Network;
• current contractors or visiting faculty doing work or conducting research for Northeastern who are authorized to access the Secure Network;
• retiree or emeritus faculty Northeastern  who are authorized to access the Secure Network;
• individuals who are currently, officially enrolled as a registered student of a degree program at  Northeastern who are authorized to access the Secure Network
• walk-in users who are permitted to use the Member institution’s library or information services and who are authorized to access the Secure Network, but only while on the physical premises of the Member institution; and

Authorized Users may make all use of the Licensed Materials as is consistent with all limitations on and exceptions to the exclusive rights granted under copyright law. Nothing in this License shall be interpreted to limit in any way whatsoever any Authorized User’s fair use and other rights under copyright law to use the Licensed Materials.

Allowed uses

Authorized Users, subject to the Prohibited Uses below, may:

• Search, view, retrieve and display the Licensed Materials;

• Occasionally electronically save individual articles or items of the Licensed Materials for personal use;

• Print off a discrete copy of parts of the Licensed Materials on an occasional basis;

• Distribute a copy of individual articles or items of the Licensed Materials in print or electronic form on an occasional basis to other Authorized Users; for the avoidance of doubt, this includes the distribution of a copy for teaching purposes to each individual student Authorized User in a class at Northeastern University;

• Distribute in print or electronic form to a colleague, minimal, insubstantial portions of the Licensed Materials, for the purposes of personal, scholarly, or scientific research and communication provided it is not for any Commercial Use and is consistent with fair use under copyright law;

• Incorporate reasonable portions of the Licensed Materials in printed Course Packs and Electronic Reserve collections for the use of Authorized Users in the course of instruction at Northeastern, but not for Commercial Use. Each such item shall carry  appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the publisher. With Electronic Reserve, Northeastern agrees to remove content at the end of the specific course of instruction. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may also be offered to Authorized Users who, in the reasonable opinion of the Institution, are visually impaired;

• Authorized Users of Northeastern may use the Licensed Materials for text and data mining, for purely internal non-commercial research purposes, for as long as Northeastern maintains a subscription to the Licensed Materials, subject to the terms and conditions provided to the University Libraries. Corporate Entities and/or Members who are interested in using the Licensed Materials for text and data mining projects that are commercial in nature or that are for external activities or purposes should contact the AAAS Licensing Department to negotiate a separate License Agreement. (Please contact the University Libraries to obtain copies of the guidelines for data mining of AAAS content.)

Additionally, Authorized Users may:

• Submit articles and excerpts from the Licensed Materials to regulatory agencies in connection with applications for drug and product approval provided that such uses do not amount to commercial redistribution for direct profit; provided each article or excerpt from the Licensed Materials contains a credit line noting the original appearance of the article in its appropriate journal; provided any portion of the Licensed Materials used for these purposes looks identical to the original material; and provided such use does not present any material from the Licensed Materials in any manner that implies that Publisher endorses such application or product

• Supply a Patent Applicant with copies (in print or electronic format) of individual articles of the Licensed Materials and to store print copies of such articles for the Member’s internal use, solely in connection with the patent application process provided each article or excerpt from the Licensed Materials contains a credit line noting the original appearance of the article in its appropriate journal; provided any portion of the Licensed Materials used for these purposes looks identical to the original material; and provided such use does not present any material from the Licensed Materials in any manner that implies that Publisher endorses the patent application;

• Submit articles and excerpts from the Licensed Materials when required by law for use in legal proceedings provided each article or excerpt from the Licensed Materials contains a credit line noting the original appearance of the article in its appropriate journal; provided the use is otherwise without modification to the original material; and provided such use does not present any material from the Licensed Materials in any manner that implies that Publisher endorses Northeastern or any of Northeastern's products or services;

• Supply single copies of articles (either digital or paper copies), from the Licensed Materials, to health professionals or other persons legitimately requesting medical information in relation to the medical, therapeutic or technical use and support of any of the University’s services under the following conditions only: (a) Such copies must be free-standing with no additional material affixed to or printed on them; (b) The copies must carry, without modification, those copyright notices already incorporated in the Licensed Materials; (c) Recipients must be instructed not to further distribute the copies; (d) This use of Licensed Materials is restricted to responding to enquiries (reactive use). For the avoidance of doubt, it excludes the proactive or multiple supply of articles for marketing, sales or other purposes, including any activity which would replace a subscription or the purchase of reprints;

PROHIBITED USES

Authorized Users may not, except as otherwise permitted by written permission of Publisher or by separate agreement signed by both Parties:

• Remove, cover, obscure, or alter the authors’ names or the Publisher’s copyright notices, trademarks, logos, or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in the Licensed Materials;

• Systematically or regularly make print or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the Licensed Materials for any purpose, except as provided in the Usage Rights section above;

• Except as otherwise permitted in the data mining guidelines, mount or distribute any part of the Licensed Materials on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web, other than as permitted herein on the Secure Network;

• Download portions or articles from the Licensed Materials for the purpose of creating systematic and persistent local copies (not including transient, dynamic caches of individually requested material) for redistribution;

• Use articles or portions of the Licensed Materials for any Commercial Use ( e.g., printing to resell or redistribute to nonpaying or non-authorized users);

• Except as otherwise permitted in the data mining guidelines, use any automated computer program or activity to search, index, test, download, or grab information from the Licensed Materials (including but not limited to web robots, spiders, and crawlers) that has a negative impact on Publisher's Server or on the use of the Licensed Materials by others.