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Terms and Conditions

Thank you for using the Scopus Search API. By using the Scopus Search API (the "Service"), you ("You") accept and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Use").


Service

1.1 Description of Service.

The API consists of Javascript that allows You to display results from Scopus searches, including text and URLs from Scopus Web Search and results from searches on other Scopus services ("Scopus Search Results") on your website, subject to the limitations and conditions described below. The API is limited to allowing You to host and display Scopus Search Results on your site, and does not provide You with the ability to access other underlying Scopus Services or data. Subject to the limitations and conditions described below, You may use the API to enable end users of your site to designate Scopus Search Results for you to host and display in conjunction with other information that they upload or post to your site. The API may be used only for services that are accessible to your end users without charge.

In order to use the API, You must create an Account. After supplying Scopus with Your contact information, the URL of your service, and agreeing to the Terms of Use, You will be issued an alphanumeric key assigned to You by Scopus that is uniquely associated with your Account and the URL of your service. Your service must use the Scopus Search API using an HTML <script> tag that contains this key, as described in the Scopus Search API documentation, and Scopus will block requests with an invalid key or invalid URL.

1.2 Modifications

Scopus reserves the right to release subsequent versions of the API and to require You to obtain and use the most recent version. Scopus may modify the Terms of Use at any time with or without notice. If a modification is unacceptable to You, You may cancel the Service by removing the Javascript from Your Site. If You continue to use the Service on any Site, You will be deemed to have accepted the modifications.

1.3 Appropriate Conduct and Prohibited Uses

The Service may be used only for services that are accessible to your end users without charge.

You agree that you will not, and you will not permit your users or other third parties to: (a) modify or replace the text, images, or other content of the Scopus Search Results, including by (i) changing the order in which the Scopus Search Results appear, (ii) intermixing Search Results from sources other than Scopus, or (iii) intermixing other content such that it appears to be part of the Scopus Search Results; or (b) modify, replace or otherwise disable the functioning of links to Scopus or third party websites provided in the Scopus Search Results.

You agree that You are responsible for your own conduct and content while using the Service and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use the Service only for purposes that are legal, proper and in accordance with these Terms of Use and any applicable policies or guidelines. By way of example, and not as a limitation, You agree that when using the Service, You will not, and will not permit your end users or other third parties to:

International users agree to comply with their own local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including laws regulating the export of data to the United States or your country of residence.

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Proprietary Rights

2.1 Scopus Rights

For purposes of the Terms of Use, "Intellectual Property Rights" shall mean any and all rights existing from time to time under patent law, copyright law, semiconductor chip protection law, moral rights law, trade secret law, trademark law, unfair competition law, publicity rights law, privacy rights law, and any and all other proprietary rights, and any and all applications, renewals, extensions and restorations thereof, now or hereafter in force and effect worldwide. As between You and Scopus, You acknowledge that Scopus owns all right, title and interest, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to the Service and that You shall not acquire any right, title, or interest in or to the Service, except as expressly set forth in the Terms of Use. You further acknowledge that third parties may own right, title and interest, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to Content indexed by Scopus and linked to or excerpted in the Scopus Search Results, and that You shall not acquire any right, title, or interest in or to such Content except as provided by applicable law.

2.2 Brand Feature License

For purposes of the Terms of Use, "Brand Features" shall be defined as the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features of each party, respectively, as secured by such party from time to time. Scopus hereby grants to You a nontransferable, nonsublicenseable, nonexclusive license during the Term to display Scopus's Brand Features for the purpose of promoting or advertising that You use the Service in accordance with this Section 2.2 and for the purpose of fulfilling Your obligations under Section 2.3 below. You hereby grant to Scopus a nontransferable, nonexclusive license during the Term to use Your Brand Features to advertise that You are using the Service.

In using Scopus Brand Features, you may not:

You understand and agree that Scopus has the sole discretion to determine whether your use of Scopus brand features is in accordance with the above restrictions.

Except as set forth in this Section 2.2, nothing in the Terms of Use shall grant or shall be deemed to grant to one party any right, title or interest in or to the other party's Brand Features. All use by You of Scopus' Brand Features (including any goodwill associated therewith) shall inure to the benefit of Scopus. At no time during or after the Term shall You challenge or assist others to challenge the Brand Features of Scopus (except to the extent such restriction is prohibited by law) or the registration thereof by Scopus, nor shall You attempt to register any Brand Features (including domain names) that are confusingly similar in any way (including but not limited to, sound, appearance and spelling) to those of Scopus.

2.3 Attribution

The Scopus Search Results provided to You through the Service may contain the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features of Scopus, its partners, or other third party rights holders of content indexed by Scopus. You may not delete or in any manner alter these trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.

You agree to include and display the "powered by Scopus" attribution adjacent to the Service search box. If you use the standard search control, or the standard search control form, this attribution will be included automatically. If you use a search form of your own design, or have no search form, you agree to place the attribution conspicuously on the page, in close proximity to the search results, as described in the documentation.

For all Search Results available through the Service, Scopus provides Scopus Search API attribution language (such as "clipped from Scopus - date" or such similar language as may be used from time to time). You agree to include this attribution, unmodified, adjacent to Search Results on your site. Scopus will provide this attribution information automatically when you use the default search control, in which case you agree not to modify or obscure this automatically generated attribution. If you do not use the default search control, you must include, adjacent to the Search Result and visible on the same screen, similar attribution that indicates the Search Result came from Scopus and on what date it was clipped.

For business listings Search Results from the Scopus Maps service, Scopus sometimes provides business listing source attribution information (such as "Business listings provided by name"). If Scopus provides this attribution, then you must include it adjacent to any business listing Search Results on your site. Scopus will provide this attribution automatically when you use the default search control. If you do not use the default search control, you must obtain and include the business listing attribution information as described in our documentation. Your use of third party business listing content may also be subject to additional terms that can be found on our Legal Notices page.

2.4 Content Removal

It is Scopus's policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For directions and more information, please see http://www.Scopus.com/. As the host of Content, including Scopus Search Results, posted to your site by end users, you agree to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act or other appropriate process for the removal of Content deemed to infringe the rights of third parties, and to remove any Search Results upon request from Scopus, and any Scopus AdWords listings that appear in the Search Results upon request from Scopus or the Scopus advertiser who placed the listing. You agree that your website will provide contact information that rights-holders can use to contact you and request removals.

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Privacy Policy

Scopus's collection and use of personal information is governed by Scopus's Privacy Policy, available at http://www.scopus.com/standard/privacypolicy.url. You understand and agree that Scopus may access, preserve, and disclose Your personal information and the contents of Your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or protect the rights, property and/or safety of Scopus, its affiliates or the public. Personal information collected by Scopus may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Scopus or its agents maintain facilities. By using the Service, You consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

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INDEMNITY

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Scopus, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees, advertisers or partners, from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, violation of these Terms of Use or any other actions connected with use of Scopus services, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Scopus will provide You with written notice of such claim, suit or action.

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DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SCOPUS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SCOPUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

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EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 5 AND 6 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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Term and Termination

8.1 Term

The term of the Terms of Use shall commence on the date upon which agree to the Terms of Use and shall continue in force thereafter, unless terminated as provided herein.

8.2 Termination

Scopus may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Service, including their availability, at any time, and may suspend or terminate Your use of the Service at any time. This includes, without limitation, the right to set, at Scopus' own discretion and at any time, a maximum number of Scopus Search Results you may access through the service without Scopus' prior written consent.

In addition, either party may terminate the Terms of Use at any time, for any reason, or for no reason including, but not limited to, if You engage in any action that reflects poorly on Scopus or otherwise disparages or devalues the Scopus Brand Features or Scopus' reputation or goodwill. If You desire to terminate the Terms of Use, You must remove the Service from Your Site.

8.3 Rejection of Application

Scopus shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any request to use the Service at any time and for any reason, and such rejection shall render null and void the Terms of Use between You and Scopus. Scopus shall not be liable to You for damages of any sort resulting from its decision to reject such a request.

8.4 Effect of Termination

Upon the termination of the Terms of Use for any reason (i) all license rights granted herein shall terminate and (ii) You shall immediately delete any and all Scopus Search Results and Scopus Brand Features.

8.5 Survival

In the event of any termination or expiration of the Terms of Use for any reason, Sections 2.1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, and 9 shall survive termination. Neither party shall be liable to the other party for damages of any sort resulting solely from terminating the Terms of Use in accordance with its terms.

8.6 Remedies

You acknowledge that Your breach of service/license restrictions contained herein may cause irreparable harm to Scopus, the extent of which would be difficult to ascertain. Accordingly, You agree that, in addition to any other remedies to which Scopus may be legally entitled, Scopus shall have the right to seek immediate injunctive relief in the event of a breach of such sections by You or any of Your officers, employees, consultants or other agents.

8.7 Third Party Beneficiaries

Nothing in the Terms of Use should be construed to confer any rights to third party beneficiaries.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Entire Agreement The Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between You and Scopus and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between You and Scopus. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when You use or purchase certain other Scopus services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.

Choice of Law and Forum The Terms of Service and the relationship between You and Scopus shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Scopus agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California.

Waiver and Severability of Terms The failure of Scopus to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.

Statute of Limitations You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of Scopus services or the Terms of Service must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

The section headings in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

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