[September 2, 2016]
The following guidelines provide a set of simple, fair rules governing rights and limitations for Internet access of online versions of the journals (“Journals”) of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics ("Publisher") by Authorized Users.
1. "Authorized Users" are:
- ASPET members in good standing, or
- Authenticated, authorized current full and part time students, employees (including faculty, staff, affiliated researchers and independent contractors), and other individuals who have permission to use the public computers on an Institutional Subscriber's geographically constrained site. A "site" is an organizational unit, and may be academic or nonacademic. For organizations located in more than one city, each city office is considered a different site. For organizations within the same city that are administered independently, each office is considered a different site.
2. All use of Journal content is subject to applicable Copyright law and reproduction of Journal content is allowed by Authorized Users only as follows:
- Downloading: Downloading, printing, or saving of content for personal, non-commercial use is permissible. Systematic downloading is forbidden.
- Commercial Redistribution: No commercial use (e.g., downloading, posting of a file, or printing to resell or distribute) of any articles is permitted without prior, express written permission of the Publisher.
Further, administrators of Institutional Subscriptions may use content as follows:
- Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan by institutional subscribers of articles or components in any electronic or digital form is allowed under CONTU (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works) guidelines, provided only a limited number of copies of such articles will be made and distributed. [www.cni.org/docs/infopols/CONTU.html]
- Braille Transcription: The Institutional Subscriber may transcribe any portion of a Journal into Braille script or enlarged type for Authorized Users who are visually impaired.
- Course Packs: The Institutional Subscriber may include any portion of a Journal, in printed or digital format, in anthologies for Authorized Users at no fee provided that students are not charged more than the cost of duplication for hard copies.
3. Institutional Subscribers agree to the following:
- Undertake all necessary authentication and verification processes to ensure that only Authorized Users can access Journals.
- The Institutional Subscriber is responsible for creating and maintaining reasonable security measures, and posting policies consistent with the rights and restrictions described in these guidelines to ensure that only Authorized Users can access Journals. The Institutional Subscriber is prohibited from making agreements for access to the Journals with individuals, organizations, vendors, affiliates, or partners, which are not parts of the same institution purchasing this subscription. The Institutional Subscriber affirms that all IP addresses in the range listed for authorization are specifically controlled by the institution for workstations under its administrative control and for the use of individuals who meet the Authorized User definition above. The Institutional Subscriber is responsible for maintaining the list of IP addresses of all Authorized Users.
- If the Institutional Subscriber becomes aware of unauthorized access to Journals, it will notify Publisher immediately and cooperate in locating and attempting to stop the specific individuals who are abusing the service. If the specific abuser(s) cannot be identified or stopped, the Publisher has the right to withhold, suspend, or terminate access to all or any portion of the Journal(s)' web site, without liability.
4. COPYRIGHT: The Publisher maintains Journals as a service to its members and the scientific/technical/ medical community. The Publisher holds the copyright for all works published in Journals, as a compilation and as to the individual articles, collectively and individually, unless otherwise expressly noted.
5. ACCESS: The Publisher provides Journal access only for the term of this subscription or for as long as individual ASPET membership is maintained; and does not undertake to ensure future access to the online archives once the subscription term or membership has expired. The Publisher intends to retain full-text versions of all articles for all past issues posted online and to continue to make this database available to all authorized users. However, because Publisher cannot be certain of future technology, storage, or maintenance costs, this access cannot be guaranteed. The Publisher reserves the right to remove all or portions of the archive of past issues. Only authorized users may access materials under access control.
6. LINKS: ASPET journals may contain links to third-party sites or resources. We do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from external sites or resources linked to the Services. Transactions that occur between you and any third party are strictly between you and the third party and are not the responsibility of ASPET.
7. TECHNICAL ACCESS: The Publisher intends for the site to be available 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. However, the Publisher WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR REFUNDS SHOULD THE SITE BECOME UNAVAILABLE TEMPORARILY OR ACCESS TO THE SITE BECOMES SLOW OR INCOMPLETE due to system back-up procedures, internet traffic volume, upgrades, overload of requests to the servers, general network failures or delays, or any other cause which may from time to time make the site inaccessible for the library's users.
8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: The statements and opinions contained in the articles of the Journal are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The appearance of advertisements in the journal is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or their safety. The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics disclaims responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the articles or advertisements.
In no event shall the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this information.
This publication is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
While the Publisher seeks to ensure the accuracy of content posted online, the Publisher DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ITS ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE PUBLISHER LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT OR ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS WITH THE SITE EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID FOR THE JOURNAL(s) DURING THE 6-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING ANY CLAIM OR NOTICE OF DAMAGES.