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American Physical Society Terms of Use

American Physical Society
Terms of Use
For use of content from the American Physical Society: “Authorized User” is any individual who is an employee, faculty staff, or student officially affiliated with the Northeastern University and persons with legal access to the Northeastern University’s collections and facilities on site (walk-in users). Authorized Users may be persons remote from the Licensee’s physical location whose access is administered from the Northeastern University’s site or campus except for walk-in users who will have no remote access.
The Authorized Users 
may download, save, or print text, search results, or other information from the Licensed Materials solely for their private use or research and may only use this online access in a way that conforms with all applicable laws and regulations.  
may include articles from the Subscribed Licensed Materials in educational coursepacks in print or digital form, or in virtual learning environments (e.g. Blackboard), for distribution to Authorized Users for their use in connection with classroom instruction or in reserves (print or digital), which are to be deleted by the Northeastern University after the end of the semester in which the related course concludes.  
The Publisher grants Authorized Users permission to use brief quotations from the content of the online Licensed Materials with the customary acknowledgment of the source, and to copy and transmit content from individual articles in “person-to-person” and non-systematic scholarly exchanges of information between Authorized Users and specific individuals.  
Users other than indicated above is a violation of the terms of this Agreement. Any other use of the Licensed Materials requires the written permission of the copyright holder. 
Altering, recompiling, systematic or programmatic copying, reselling, redistributing, publishing or republishing (beyond the uses permitted above) of any journal text, output, search result, or other information from the Licensed Materials, or any portion thereof, including without limitation, copyright, proprietary and/or other legal notices contained therein, in any form or medium is prohibited.   
Systematic or programmatic downloading of the Licensed Materials (for example, downloading entire journal issues), service bureau redistribution services, printing for fee-for-service purposes and/or the systematic making of print or electronic copies of individual titles for transmission to persons other than Authorized Users are prohibited.
Downloading portions of the Licensed Materials for the purpose of creating systematic and persistent local copies (not including transient, dynamic caches of individually requested material) for redistribution is prohibited.  
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to the stated Publisher of the Licensed Materials. The Authorized Users may not circumvent the Publisher access control systems or use Publisher systems or services to make an attempt to gain unauthorized access to any other system or network.   
Authorized Users shall not redistribute the Licensed Materials or any article therein to a country to which export is prohibited by U.S. law or regulation.