The following Terms and Conditions apply to online journals and other New Forums Press publications, and the use of this Web site as well as all transactions conducted through the site.

Electronic Editions of Scholarly Journals

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the use of electronic editions of scholarly journals (hereafter, Journal) published by the New Forums Press (hereafter, Press). Refusal or failure to abide by these Terms and Conditions may result in suspension or termination of access. The Press may amend or supplement these Terms and Conditions as needed without prior notice.

Definitions:

“Authorized User”: Any user granted access to the Journal by the Press, including but not limited to (a) an individual subscriber to one or more Journals, (b) a member of a society or other sponsor of a Journal published by the Press, (c) a member of a subscribing institution, or (d) a member of a former institutional subscriber which has requested in perpetuity access and which has paid in full all fees charged by the Press for such access. Members of institutions are limited to research and teaching staff, whether permanent or visiting; students; employees, both full-time and part-time; on-site users of the institution library(s) and campus computer network(s); and any other users agreed to in writing by the Press and the institution.

“Journal”: the electronic edition, including all supplementary and associated electronic materials, of a scholarly journal published by the Press whether on its own behalf or on behalf of a scholarly society or other publishing partner. The Journal(s) may be hosted by the Press on its web site or on the web site of an agent authorized by the Press to host the electronic editions.

Permitted use of the Journals:
  1. Individual use:

1.1 Any Authorized User may search, download, and save material included in the Journal for his or her own use, except that downloading of entire issues of the Journal is not permitted. Single printed copies of individual articles may be made for private use or research. (The term “article” includes any editorial, book review, chapter within a special supplement, or other discrete work contained in the Journal.)

1.2 An Authorized User may transmit a hard copy or electronic copy of any article to any individual who is not an Authorized User provided such transmission is (i) not for compensation, (ii) for purposes of scholarly exchange of ideas, and (iii) not part of any systematic provision of Journal content to such user or any third party. All copyright and other notices contained in the article must be maintained.

1.3 Materials from the Journal may not be recompiled, manipulated, used to prepare derivative works, republished, or published in another format without prior written permission from the Press.  www.newforums.com/home/rights/

1.4 Authorized Users may not transfer their access rights to any non-authorized users. Usernames and/or passwords for access to the Journal are for the personal use of the individual subscriber or society member only and may not be shared.

1.5 The Press reserves the right to deny access to a username and/or password immediately if unauthorized use is detected or suspected, and to use its best efforts to notify the individual subscriber or society member of any denial of access. The Press agrees to restore access to the user after of successful resolution of the situation.

  1. Institutional use:

2.1 Classroom and educational use:  All copying for classroom and education use or posting of electronic content in electronic reserves beyond the fair use provisions of Section 107 of the Copyright Act of the U.S. requires written permission from the Press. www.newforums.com/home/rights : https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107 : www.copyright.com

2.2 Interlibrary loan: Institutional subscribers may use hard or electronic copies derived directly or indirectly from the electronic edition of the Journal for the purpose of interlibrary loan with the same limitations that apply to paper copies for that purpose made from the print edition of the journals. Specifically, copies must be made in compliance with Section 108 of the Copyright Act of the U.S. and with guidelines developed by the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU Guidelines), the text of which is available as part of U.S. Copyright Office Circular 21.

2.3 Materials from the Journals may not be modified, redistributed, licensed, sold, used to make multiple copies, or otherwise exploited in any way for commercial purposes.

2.4 Upon canceling their subscription, institutions will be able to continue access to all of the articles published online during the span of the institution’s paid subscription. Further, institutions may request an archival file copy of the same articles (provided on CD-ROM or alternative medium at NFP’s discretion). In this way, institutions can arrange for access in perpetuity for materials published during the term of their subscription.

2.5 Institutional subscribers are responsible for undertaking reasonable measures to prevent access by unauthorized persons to authorized IP addresses, and are responsible for terminating any unauthorized access of which the institution has actual notice or knowledge. Institutions will not be held responsible for unauthorized use of the Journal provided (i) such use is without the express or implied consent of the institution; (ii) the institution promptly notifies the Press of any such use of which it becomes aware; and (iii) the institution takes all reasonable steps to terminate such activity promptly. The Press reserves the right to deny access immediately if unauthorized use is detected or suspected; however, denial of access will be limited, to the extent practicable, to the IP address(es) from which the activity originated. The Press agrees to notify promptly the institution of any denial of access; to cooperate with the institution in terminating such activity; and to restore access to the affected IP address(es) within one business day of successful resolution of the situation. Failure to take reasonable steps to terminate unauthorized activity within thirty (30) days of notice from the Press of such activity or repeated usage violation from the authorized IP addresses of the institution may result in suspension or termination of access.

Disclaimers:

The Press does not warrant that the Journal will be accessible in any particular hardware/software environment. The Press does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the Journal, or its merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Press will have no liability to any person for any loss or damage arising out of use of, or inability to use, the Journal. The Press will make reasonable efforts to make the Journal available on a 24-hour basis, excluding normal network administration and system down time, but if access is suspended or interrupted, liability will be limited to restoring access as soon as practicable.

Privacy policy:

Your use of the Journal indicates your acceptance of the Press’s privacy policy, as posted on the New Forums web site located at: www.newforums.com/home/privacy-policy/

It is possible to access portions of the Press’s web site without having to identify yourself.  However, to place an order, access protected content on our site, or take advantage of personalized web site functionality, you will be asked to provide us with basic personal information. The information collected may include your name, e-mail address, shipping and billing address, or other demographic information essential to completing a transaction and communicating with you.

All personal information we collect is stored safely in our secure databases. We do not sell, rent, or share e-mail addresses.

Information collected during the course of your use of the Journal and pertaining to such use may be used by the Press or the society or sponsor of the Journal, if applicable, or the subscribing institution for internal business and research purposes. Such information will not be shared with third parties other than the society or sponsor of the Journal or subscribing institution except in the form of aggregate, anonymous statistics. Such information will not be disclosed in a form that reveals the identity of the user, except as required by law or as necessary to protect against violations of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Journal as specified here.

Copyright

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International

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Return Policy

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Miscellaneous

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MISCELLANEOUS: The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and New Forums Press with respect to this Web site. The Terms and Conditions supercede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written between you and New Forums Press with respect to this Web site. No modification of the Terms and Conditions shall be effective unless it is authorized by New Forums Press. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be constructed in a manner to closely reflect, as much as possible, the intentions of the parties, with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect.