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Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

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    Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

    Mendeley respects the intellectual property rights of researchers, scientists, publishers and others and asks that you do too. Accordingly, you may only post versions of Academic Papers, journal articles, or other content on the Site if you have the right to do so. By way of example, while many journal publishers permit posting of some versions of Academic Papers, most journals restrict the sharing of final versions. To be sure you have the right to upload such content, you should review your publishing agreement, the publisher’s copyright policies, the SHERPA/RoMEO database, and/or any other applicable information prior to posting any version of an Academic Paper.

    We will respond to notices of alleged copyright or other intellectual property infringement if they follow the guidelines detailed on this page. Mendeley’s designated agent to receive and respond to allegations of copyright and other intellectual property infringement is identified below, along with contact information. We reserve the right to delete or remove content for infringement on copyright or other intellectual property rights.

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    Designated Agent Contact Information

    Mendeley’s Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

    Matthew Stratton
    Mendeley Copyright Agent

    Elsevier Inc.
    360 Park Avenue South
    New York, New York 10010

    United States of America
    (tel.) +1.212.633.3119
    (fax) +1.212.462.1941

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    Copyright and other Intellectual Property Infringement Notification Requirements

    To be effective, a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the above-mentioned Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:

    1. The name, address, telephone number, and if available, e-mail address of the claiming party;
    2. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property claimed to have been infringed;
    3. A description of where the allegedly infringing material is located, with information sufficient to permit us to locate the material (e.g. the specific URL where the content is located);
    4. A statement that “the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”;
    5. A statement that “the information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; and
    6. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed.

    Note: If you are asserting infringement of an intellectual property right other than copyright, please specify the intellectual property right at issue (for example, “trademark”).

    Upon receiving notice of a claimed infringement that complies with these requirements, we will expeditiously remove or disable access to the material and will notify the subscriber or account holder who posted it.

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    Repeat Infringer Policy

    We have a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers of copyrights or other intellectual property rights. Each user agrees that if his or her account is terminated pursuant to this Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, the user will not attempt to establish a new account under any name, real or assumed, and further agrees that if the user violates this restriction by opening a new account after being terminated pursuant to this Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, the user shall indemnify and hold us harmless for any and all liability that we may incur therefor.

    Sole Statement: This document is the sole statement of the Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy with respect to Mendeley Ltd., and no summary, restatement or other version thereof, or other statement or policy, in any form, including, without limitation, machine-generated, is valid.

This Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy was last updated on July 1, 2013.

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