Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions of Use dated as of September 2013, govern use by all Users of TMDworldwide.com, an online service, and the electronic edition of the Products subscribed to by the User or the User’s institution (the “Electronic Product(s)”). Please read the following carefully because by using TMDworldwide.com you are agreeing to abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use. Your institution may have subscribed to a License which permits you additional uses; contact your institution’s librarian/administrator for more information.

Copyright

The entire contents of the Electronic Product, and each article and abstract and other material available through TMDworldwide.com, are protected by copyright (unless otherwise indicated on the title page of the article). As a User, you have certain rights specified below; all other rights are reserved. Rules of Use 1. To make TMDworldwide.com and the Electronic Product useful, the following rules apply: 1. All Users, including Guest Users, will have access to all Content websites within TMDworldwide.com. You may browse all Tables of Content and for all Electronic Product on TMDworldwide.com regardless of what Electronic Product your institution subscribes to, and search the entire database of Tables of Content and abstracts. For most publications, you may browse the abstracts as well. 2. Users at institutions which have subscribed to Electronic Product and users who have access under a Society or Personal License will have access to the full text of such Electronic Product (“Authorized Users”). Authorized Users may download, view, copy and save to hard disk or diskette and store or print out single copies of individual articles or items for your own personal use, scholarly, educational or scientific research or internal business use. Authorized Users may transmit to a third-party colleague in hard copy or electronically, a single article or item from TMDworldwide.com for personal use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use but not for re-sale. In addition, Authorized Users have the right to use, with appropriate credit, figures, tables and brief excerpts from individual articles in the Electronic Product(s) in your own scientific, scholarly and educational works. 3. All Users, including Guest Users, have the option to create a My Profile Page which will allow them to create links to Electronic Product (s), articles of interest and search criteria which may be reused by them and manage their custom e-mail alerting services. In order to do so, Users must register. During the registration process, Users will select and register a user name and password which they must keep confidential and not disclose to or share with anyone else. 2. Except as provided above, you may not copy, distribute, transmit or otherwise reproduce material from Electronic Products (s); store such material in any form or medium in a retrieval system; download and/or store an entire issue of a Electronic Product or its equivalent; or transmit such material, directly or indirectly, for use in any paid service such as document delivery or list serve, or for use by any information brokerage or for systematic distribution, whether or not for commercial or non-profit use or for a fee or free of charge. 3. In order to protect the integrity and attribution of TMDworldwide.com and the Electronic Product(s), you agree not to remove, obscure or modify any copyright or proprietary notices, author attribution or disclaimer contained therein or on any screen display. You may not integrate material from the Electronic Product(s) with other material or otherwise create derivative works in any medium. This is not meant to prohibit quotations for purposes of comment, criticism or similar scholarly purposes. 4. You may not do anything to restrict or inhibit any other User’s access to or use of TMDworldwide.com and the Electronic Product(s). 5. If you refuse or fail to abide by these Terms and Conditions or violate any other terms of this Agreement, The Marketing Department reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate your access to TMDworldwide.com and the Electronic Products immediately without notice, in addition to any other available remedies.

Additional Terms

The Marketing Department  is not responsible for any charges associated with accessing TMDworldwide.com and the Electronic Products, including, but not limited to, any computer equipment, telephone or Internet connections and access software. The Marketing Department may modify any of these terms and conditions at any time by providing notice in TMDworldwide.com. Your continued use of TMDworldwide.com shall be conclusively deemed acceptance of such modification. TMDworldwide.com may provide links to third-party websites. Where such links exist, The Marketing Department disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of such third-party websites. Users assume the sole responsibility for the accessing of third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Privacy and Data Protection Policy The Marketing Department and its related companies (collectively, “The Marketing Department”) recognize the importance of protecting the information collected from Users in the operation of this website, and take reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of any information in accordance with this Privacy and Data Protection Policy. By submitting your information to The Marketing Department you consent to the practices described herein. The Marketing Department will ensure that any identifiable personal information it collects through, for example, the registration and purchasing processes, will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for purposes of operating this website or any of the services operated hereunder, it will be kept accurate and up-to-date based on information provided and it will be deleted when no longer needed. Except where necessary in connection with services provided by appropriate intermediaries, who will be required to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this policy, The Marketing Department will not disclose any personal information identifying Users to any third party, unless required by law or to enforce the TMDworldwide.com Terms and Conditions of Use or otherwise needed in connection with legal proceedings or unless we have received your consent. If use of an electronic product, feature or service offered by The Marketing Department on this website requires a User to provide a name and password or other personally identifiable information, the User will have the option to opt in or out of providing such information and using the product, feature or service. Any private communications or information supplied to The Marketing Department by a User may be used by The Marketing Department for internal business and research purposes and to help enhance and develop our websites but will not be shared with third parties unless we receive your consent. The Marketing Department may disclose to carefully chosen third parties navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including “page views” on this website and the products herein) and demographics but only in forms that do not reveal a User’s identity or confidential information, except as required by law, as needed in connection with legal proceedings, or unless we have received your consent. Links may be provided from this website to other third party websites. In using such links, Users should be aware that each third party website will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies, and The Marketing Department does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others including, without limitation, those of any partner or affiliate. You should be aware that identifiable personal information–such as your name or e-mail address–that you voluntarily disclose that are accessible to other Users (e.g. on bulletin boards or in chat areas) could be collected and disclosed by others. The Marketing Department cannot take any responsibility for such collection and disclosure. Please note that The Marketing Department’s Privacy and Data Protection Policy is reviewed periodically. The Marketing Department reserves the right to modify its Privacy and Data Protection Policy at any time without notice. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page. Your continued use of this website will be deemed conclusive acceptance of such modification. Any comments or questions concerning this policy should be addressed to TMDworldwide.com Privacy Policy at [email protected] If at any point you wish to access your personal information to (1) change your preferences, (2) review the accuracy, or (3) correct, supplement or modify your information, you may either send an e-mail to the address set forth above, make in a written request to The Marketing Department, 322 E. Gay St., West Chester, PA 19380, or update the information directly via the My Profile section of TMDworldwide.com. Additional Services: In addition TMDworldwide.com may offer additional services, including optional E-mail Alerting Services, which are opted into by registration and may be opted out of at any time. By choosing to take advantage of this and other services offered by TMDworldwide.com, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information that a website puts on a hard drive so that it can remember information about a user at a later date. In TMDworldwide.com cookies are used in two ways: as a temporary, Session Control cookie to validate access privileges and, at the user’s option, as a permanent cookie to facilitate login to TMDworldwide.com via the Remember Me option. Cookies are not used to gather or provide usage statistics. By choosing to take advantage of these services, you consent to the use of your information for the purposes of providing these services. Session Control Cookie: Session control cookies are used on most Web sites today because they facilitate navigation. In order to use TMDworldwide.com users must have their browsers set to accept cookies. Once a user is signed onto TMDworldwide.com, our Web server uses a temporary cookie to help us manage the visit to the service. This Session Control Cookie is deleted when the user clicks on the Logout button in TMDworldwide.com or when the user quits the browser. This cookie allows us to quickly determine access control rights and personal preferences during the online session. The Session Control Cookie is set out of necessity and not out of convenience. Remember Me Cookie: When a user registers to gain access to TMDworldwide.com or its personalization features, whether as a Guest User or as an Authorized User from a subscribing institution, he is asked to choose a user name and password. Every time the user logs into TMDworldwide.com, he/she will be asked to enter this unique user name and password. Users have the option of storing this information on their computers as a permanent cookie by selecting the ‘Remember Me’ option when logging in. This feature is optional and user controlled. The Remember Me cookie can be deleted at any time by clicking on the Logout button in TMDworldwide.com. Users must be careful not to store their user name and password as a cookie on any computer that is not their own, since doing so would enable other users coming to that computer to access TMDworldwide.com under their name and to have access to their TMDworldwide.com My Profile page.

Warranty Limitations

TMDworldwide.com AND THE ELECTRONIC JOURNALS AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; THE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC JOURNALS, TMDworldwide.com AND ALL MATERIALS IS AT THE USER’S OWN RISK; ACCESS TO TMDworldwide.com AND THE ELECTRONIC JOURNALS MAY BE INTERRUPTED AND MAY NOT BE ERROR FREE; AND NEITHER TMDworldwide.com, THE ELECTRONIC JOURNALS, The Marketing Department, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE ELECTRONIC JOURNALS OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN TMDworldwide.com, SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USER’S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE TMDworldwide.com, THE ELECTRONIC JOURNALS AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN.