TERMS & CONDITIONS
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
The terms and conditions listed below govern use of the online services (the “Online Services”) and materials available therein (“Materials”) provided by LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. and its affiliated companies (collectively “LN”). The terms “you” and “your” in uppercase or lowercase shall mean the entity (e.g., company, corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, etc.) or government agency entering into a Subscription Agreement with LN. The “Subscription Agreement” shall consist of these General Terms and Conditions, and the standard, transactional rates applicable to you (the “Price Schedule”).
1. GRANT OF RIGHTS; RESTRICTIONS ON USE
1.1 You and your Authorized Users (defined below in Section 2.1) are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access and use for research purposes the Online Services and Materials made available to you. The rights granted to each Authorized User are as follows:
(a) The right to electronically display Materials retrieved from the Online Services for the Authorized User’s individual use (e.g., no Authorized User may network others via LANs, WANs, intranets or the Internet), subject to the Supplemental Terms for Specific Materials (“Supplemental Terms”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Authorized User may display a de minims amount of the Materials on an incidental, infrequent basis for non-commercial purposes to other Authorized Users so long as the Authorized Users are in the same physical location and the mode of display is not through the Internet, an intranet or other types of networking communication like LANs or WANs;
(b) The right to email, fax, download or make printouts using the commands of the Online Services and the right to create a single printout of Materials accessed or downloaded by any other means (collectively, "Authorized Printouts");
(c) With respect to Materials that are court cases, court rules, court briefs, agency issued documents, agency regulations or executive branch materials from the United States, its states, local governments, or territories (collectively, "Authorized Legal Materials"), the right to download using the commands of the Online Services and store in machine-readable form, primarily for that Authorized User’s exclusive use, a single copy of insubstantial portions of those Authorized Legal Materials included in any individually searchable file or content source in the Online Services to the extent the storage of those Authorized Legal Materials is not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms. The storage may continue so long as the Authorized Legal Materials are needed for purposes contemplated under this Subscription Agreement;
(d) With respect to all Materials other than Authorized Legal Materials, the right to download using the commands of the Online Services and store in machine readable form for no more than 90 days, primarily for that Authorized User’s exclusive use, a single copy of insubstantial portions of those Materials included in any individually searchable file or content source in the Online Services, to the extent the storage of those Materials is not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms;
(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the right to (1) excerpt or quote insubstantial portions of Materials in documents prepared in the ordinary course of your business to the extent permitted by applicable copyright law; (2) distribute Authorized Printouts to persons who are not Authorized Users (including by emailing through the functionality of the Online Services) on an occasional, infrequent basis as permitted by applicable copyright law; and (3) store Materials for periods in excess of the periods set forth above to the extent required for legal or regulatory compliance provided all other Materials are purged promptly upon the expiration of this Subscription Agreement; and
(f) For the avoidance of doubt, downloading and storing Materials in an archival database is prohibited. The Online Services and the Materials are protected by copyright, intellectual property laws, and other laws that prevent unauthorized access and use. If you are not an Authorized User, you are not permitted to access or use the Online Services for any purpose whatsoever. If you nevertheless access and use the Online Services or Materials without authorization, your access and use will be governed by these General Terms and Conditions and you will be liable to LN for any breach of the General Terms and Conditions as well as for unauthorized access and payment for use at the rates in the applicable Price Schedule.
1.2 To the extent permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms, you and your Authorized Users may make copies of Authorized Printouts and distribute Authorized Printouts and copies.
1.3 Except as specifically provided in Sections 1.1 and 1.2, you and your Authorized Users are prohibited from downloading, emailing, faxing, storing, reproducing, transmitting, displaying, copying, distributing, or using Materials retrieved from the Online Services. You may not exploit the goodwill of LN, including its trademarks, service marks, or logos without the express written consent of LN. Additionally, under no circumstances may you or any Authorized User offer any part of the Online Services or Materials for commercial resale or commercial redistribution in any medium or use the Online Services or the Materials to compete with the business of LN.
1.4 All right, title, and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in the Online Services and Materials in any medium belongs to LN or its third party suppliers of Materials. Neither you nor your Authorized Users acquire any proprietary interest in the Online Services, Materials, or copies thereof, except the limited rights granted herein.
1.5 Neither you nor your Authorized Users may use the Online Services or Materials in any fashion that infringes the intellectual property rights or proprietary interests of LN or any third party. Your use of the Online Services and Materials must comply with all applicable laws, rules or regulations.
1.6 Neither you nor your Authorized Users may remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices contained in Materials.
1.7 Neither you nor your Authorized Users may use information included in the Online Services or Materials to determine an individual consumer's eligibility for (a) credit or insurance for personal, family, or household purposes; (b) employment; or (c) a government license or benefit. The term “consumer” is defined in the United States Fair Credit Reporting Act at 15 USC §1681.
1.8 Other provisions that govern use of the Materials are set forth in the applicable Price Schedule, the Supplemental Terms, online descriptions of files, online notices following source selection, and individual documents retrieved from the Online Services (collectively, the “Additional Terms”), all of which are incorporated by reference into this Subscription Agreement.