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Early English Books Online database (EEBO) Terms and Conditions – Permitted Uses

RSA Members

Terms of Use

 

Welcome to ProQuest’s online databases (the “Service”), made available to individual Members of The Renaissance Society of America (“RSA”). The databases available to individual Members are selected and paid for by RSA.

By accessing and using the Service, each Authorized Users agrees to adhere to these Terms of Use.

  1. Authorized Users. Authorized Users are limited to individual Members of RSA and expressly excludes any institutional Members of RSA.
  2. Secure/Remote Access. All access and use of the Service must be made via a secure network and secure authentication methods. Posting or sharing of passwords, or otherwise enabling access for the benefit of non-subscribing institutions or users, is strictly prohibited.
  3. Permitted Uses. The Services may be used for Authorized User’s perosnal research or educational purposes as outlined below provided that doing so does not violate an express provision of this Agreement. Permitted Uses are limited to the following activities:
    1. Research and Analysis. Authorized Users are permitted to display and use reasonable portions of information contained in the Service for educational or research purposes, including illustration, explanation, example, comment, criticism, teaching, or analysis.
    2. Digital and Print Copies. Authorized Users may download or create printouts of a reasonable portion of articles or other works represented in the Service strictly for such Authorized Users own personal use as allowed under the doctrines of "fair use" and "fair dealing.” All downloading, printing and/or electronic storage of materials retrieved through the Service must be retrieved directly from the on-line system for each and every print or digital copy. Notwithstanding the above, Authorized Users may not redistribute materials retrieved from the Service in any manner, whether in digital or print.
  4. Restrictions. Except as expressly permitted under Permitted Uses (above), Authorized Users shall not:
    1. Translate, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, discover, or modify ProQuest’s software;
    2. Remove any copyright and other proprietary notices placed upon the Service or any materials retrieved from the Service by ProQuest or its licensors;
    3. Circumvent any use limitation or protection device contained in or placed upon the Service or any materials retrieved from the Service;
    4. Perform penetration tests or use the Service to execute denial of service attacks;
    5. Perform automated searches against ProQuest’s systems (except for non-burdensome federated search services), including automated “bots,” link checkers or other scripts;
    6. Provide access to or use of the Services by or for the benefit of any unauthorized school, library, organization, or user;
    7. Publish, broadcast, sell, use or provide access to the Service or any materials retrieved from the Service in any manner that will infringe the copyright or other proprietary rights of ProQuest or its licensors;
    8. Use the Service to create products or perform services which compete or interfere with those of ProQuest or its licensors;
    9. Text mine, data mine or harvest metadata from the Service;
    10. Communicate or redistribute materials retrieved from the Service; or
    11. Download all or parts of the Service in a systematic or regular manner or so as to create a collection of materials comprising all or a material subset of the Service, in any form.
    12. Store any information on the Service that violates applicable law or the rights of any third party.
  5. Supplemental Terms. Some content included in the Service has terms of use applicable solely to such content. Content-specific terms are clearly displayed with the associated content or embedded in the systems and technologies incorporated into the Service.
  6. Variations in Content. The content provided as part of the Service is primarily owned and supplied to ProQuest under agreement with third party licensors, and is subject to the continuation and extent of the license granted under such agreements. ProQuest shall have the right, in its reasonable and good faith discretion, to remove or modify materials in the Service because (a) ProQuest’s right to distribute such materials lapses, (b) such materials contain errors or could be subject to an infringement or other adverse claim by a third party, or (c) particular content collections have changed due to editorial selection, coordination, or arrangement of materials.
  7. Term. Authorized User access to a particular Service shall continue for no longer than the period for which RSA maintains its subscription. Authorized Users must maintain their Member status in order to maintain access to the Service.
  8. Remedial Action. ProQuest may suspend delivery of the Service if it reasonably determines that RSA or an Authorized User’s failure to comply with ProQuest’s License Agreement with RSA and/or these Terms of Use may cause irreparable harm to it or its licensors. If delivery is suspended, ProQuest will work in good faith to restore RSA’s and its Members’ access as soon as possible after the failure to comply has been remedied in full.
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