BIOSIS STN Usage Terms

The following use and distribution restrictions apply to your use of the BIOSIS® File on STN.

All copyrights are reserved. Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, CUSTOMER may use copyrighted search results in the following ways: (a) in copyrighted scientific publications when search results are incidental to the publication and (b) in reports to a Government Agency that are required by law or by administrative rule.

BIOSIS Previews is copyrighted by The Thomson Corporation (BIOSIS). All rights reserved. No part of the information may be reproduced in hard copy, machine-readable or other form without advance written permission from BIOSIS. Information has been obtained by BIOSIS from public sources believed to be reliable. BIOSIS makes a diligent effort to provide complete and accurate publications and services. However, BIOSIS does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any information and BIOSIS MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BIOSIS disclaims all liability for errors or omissions that may exist and shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages (whether resulting from negligence or otherwise) including, without limitation, exemplary damages or lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use of these databases. Errors or omissions may be reported to Thomson Reuters, 1500 Spring Garden Street, Fourth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA.

Search results delivered to CUSTOMER in computer-readable form remain the property of the Database Producer. Unless specified otherwise in these RESTRICTIONS, Recipient may use search results in computer-readable form for the following purposes: (a) editing or changing the format of search results to create search terms for use with search files or systems; (b) combining search results with output from other searches, files, or systems to create a consolidated file of search results; (c) editing the search results to remove irrelevant answers or to change the format of such results. Recipient shall not use computer-readable search results as a database or part of a database from which hits are selectively retrieved by programmed search, unless Recipient has purchased the right to store search results using the ARCHIVE command or keyword. Recipient may create one printed copy of search results from a computer-readable file of search results at no additional charge. Recipient must destroy the computer-readable search results upon creation of the printed version, unless Recipient has purchased the right to archive records with the ARCHIVE command or keyword. Recipient may purchase the right to redistribute search results to additional users using the REDISTRIBUTE command or keyword.

Enter HELP SHARETERMS at an arrow prompt (=>) for more information on the STN Information Keep & Share Program, which allows Recipient to purchase the right to archive and/or redistribute search results. Or, visit the STN Information Keep & Share Program.

BIOSIS Downloading policies: what is permitted

Customers using BIOSIS databases via STN are encouraged to use the downloading facilities provided by "Keep and Share on STN.

BIOSIS Downloading Fee

BIOSIS offers a range of options for customers wishing to download records outside the arrangements described above. Customers should contact BIOSIS to make the necessary arrangements:

Use of downloaded BIOSIS records

Customers may retain and re-use records from a BIOSIS database solely for scholarly, educational or research purposes. No information obtained from a BIOSIS database may be commercially exploited in any way without prior written agreement with BIOSIS.

Under no circumstances may a customer make BIOSIS records, or any information obtained from such records, available on the World Wide Web without prior written permission from BIOSIS. Such use of BIOSIS data is subject to payment of additional fees.

Title to copyright in material contained in BIOSIS databases shall be and remain with BIOSIS. Before users may access the BIOSIS database, end users must be advised of the copyright status, and limitations on the use, of the database and the records it contains.

All archived records must indicate that BIOSIS retains title to copyright in them.


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