1. INFORMATION ABOUT US
1.1. www.mendeley.com is a site operated by Mendeley Limited ("we", "us" and "our"). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 6419015 and have our registered office at Second Floor, Cardiff House, Tilling Road, London NW2 1LJ. Our VAT number is 930 1117 75.
2.1. The principal purposes of the Site are to:
2.1.1. assist you in the cataloguing and managing of your academic papers and articles ("Academic Papers"); 2.1.2. share your academic and scientific knowledge with selected colleagues; 2.1.3. discover academic knowledge and enable detailed search of academic papers; 2.1.4. put you in touch with like-minded people and facilitate research projects; 2.1.5. provide data and analytics to help monitor, guide and facilitate the research being undertaken across your institution.
3. ACCESSING OUR SITE
3.1. Although we aim to keep the Site available at all reasonable times, we may withdraw, suspend or amend the service we provide on our Site without notice including, for example, in the event of technical failures, upgrades, routine or emergency repair work or some reason outside our control. We will not be liable if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.2. We restrict access to certain parts of our Site to users who have registered with us. If you register with us, you must provide true and accurate information about yourself. Should the registration information provided prove false or misleading (including your personal details), we may suspend or terminate your account.
3.3. We restrict access to the MIE portion of our Site to certain users who are covered by their institution’s License Agreement granting such access, if any (“Authorized Users of the Institutional Dashboard”). If you are covered by such License Agreement, you must follow the additional terms and conditions detailed therein.3.3. If you choose a password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any account or password, if in our reasonable opinion, your account information has been compromised. You must tell us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.
3.4. If you choose a password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any account or password, if in our reasonable opinion, your account information has been compromised. You must tell us immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.
4. OUR SOFTWARE - End User License Agreement ("EULA")
4.1. We allow you to download our proprietary software (including any updates to the software that we may make available from time to time) from the Site (our "Software") or obtain the Software from our users for the purposes of cataloguing and managing your Academic Papers.
4.3. If you choose to download and install our Software and connect it to a Mendeley Web account by entering your account details, our Software collects (even while you are offline) certain data which is uploaded to our servers when you synchronize your Software and Mendeley Web account. We collect data relating to your:
4.3.1. Academic Papers such as the author name, title and keywords for the purpose of assisting in the:
- cataloguing of your and other user's Academic Papers;
- indexing of academic articles and materials;
- searching of the indexed academic articles and materials;
- improving the document recognition process for all users;
4.3.2. reading, cataloguing and accessing your Academic Papers for the purpose of:
- generating recommendations for you including articles that you may be interested in reading and these recommendations are displayed in your private account;
- preparing individualized statistical information which will only be made available to you via your private account; and
- generating anonymous aggregate statistical information regarding the interests, habits and reading patterns of all users and/or certain sub-groups of our users such as all users at your institution. This statistical data does not contain any personally identifiable information and is made available to registered users on an anonymous and aggregated basis.
4.4. You may (at your option) use our Software to make a regular back-up copy of your Academic Papers to our servers so that you can access your Academic Papers using the Internet and you hereby grant to us a limited licence to upload, copy, store, use, modify, display and reproduce your Academic Papers for the sole purpose of providing the Mendeley service to you.
4.6. You may:
4.6.1. download, install and use the Software for the purposes of cataloguing and managing your Academic Papers; 4.6.2. distribute our Software so that other users may install and use the Software for the purposes of cataloguing and managing their Academic Papers; 4.6.3. make a copy of our Software for back-up purposes;
4.7. Except as we permit in this EULA or as permitted by any local law, you undertake:
4.8. You acknowledge that all copyright and other intellectual property rights in our Software belong to us and (as the case may be) our licensors, and you have no rights in or to our Software other than the right to use the Software in accordance with the terms of this EULA.
5. INTERACTIVE AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICES
5.1. We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Site, including, without limitation:
5.1.1. forums for discussion of issues of interest to users and members of our Site; 5.1.2. wikis for users and members to share and collaborate on knowledge relating to issues of mutual interest; 5.1.3. social networking services where registered members can: (i) create online personal profiles; and (ii) interact with other members; 5.1.4. facilities for the uploading and sharing of users' and members' Academic Papers with other users or private user groups you have created; 5.1.5. generation of statistics and recommendations.
5.2. Any use of our interactive services should comply with our content standards below.
5.3. We do not oversee, monitor or moderate the content that you upload to our Site using our interactive services and neither do we vet or screen users of our Site. You use the Site at your own risk and you should take care with the information you post on our Site or that you provide to members.
6. ACCEPTABLE USE
6.1. You may use our Site and our Software only for lawful purposes. You may not use our Site or our Software:
6.1.1. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any academic papers or articles without the permission of the copyright owner. However, you may perform these actions if you are the copyright owner, have the copyright owner's permission, are permitted to do so under license from an Open Access database or a Creative Commons license, or are permitted to do so by copyright fair dealing or fair use exceptions in any relevant jurisdiction. You can read more about Creative Commons licenses here: www.creativecommons.org. 6.1.2. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation; 6.1.3. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect; 6.1.4. Upload, post, email, message, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that includes any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," "market research", or any other form of solicitation whether it be for commercial or non-commercial purposes. This prohibition includes but is not limited to (a) using Mendeley invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognise you as a known contact; (b) using Mendeley to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; 6.1.5. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or other commercial messaging; 6.1.6. to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
6.2. Unless you have express prior written permission, you may not use any spider- or bot-like system, software or other device or program (whether automated or otherwise) to extract content, data, information or other material from the Site.
6.3. You also agree:
6.3.1. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- any part of our Site;
- any equipment or network on which our Site is stored;
- our Software or any software used in the provision of our Site; or
- any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
6.3.2. to use our Site and our Software only for research related activity (eg, not to store your personal collection of movies, music and other large file types unrelated to your research activities)
7. CONTENT STANDARDS
7.1. These content standards apply to any and all material you upload to or post on the Site including your comments in forums, wikis, personal profiles and communications with members and your Academic Papers ("Content") and your use of the Site.
7.2. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter.
7.3. Content must comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
7.4. Content must not:
7.4.1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person, obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; 7.4.2. promote sexually explicit material, violence, promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; 7.4.3. infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or other intellectual property right of any other person; 7.4.4. be likely to deceive any person or made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence or promote any illegal activity; 7.4.5. be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; 7.4.6. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; 7.4.7. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Please see our Copyright Compliance Policy for more information on how we respond to breaches of copyright.
8. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
8.1.1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Site and/or closure of your account; 8.1.2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Site; 8.1.3. issue of a warning to you; 8.1.4. legal action against you including proceedings for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach; 8.1.5. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities or third party complainants as we reasonably feel is necessary or required; 8.1.6. disclosure of your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, right to privacy or other legal rights.
8.2. The responses described in this clause are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
10. CONTENT OWNERSHIP AND DELETION
10.1. By using the Mendeley Site and posting any Content (including, without limitation, Academic Papers) on or through the Site, you hereby grant to us a world-wide licence to use, modify, display, reproduce, communicate and distribute such Content as we deem reasonably necessary in our discretion to provide our service (including search results) through our Site. We do not claim any ownership rights in your or any other user’s Content. After posting or uploading your Content to the Site, except for the license granted to us hereunder, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose.
10.3. You may delete your Content at any time although where you make use of the interactive features of our service to share Content with other users and registered members (e.g., sending a personal message to another user) you may not be able to remove such Content. When you delete your Content, our right to use it shall cease save that we may retain a copy in backup for a reasonable period of time and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations. However, please note that the deleted Content will not be generally available to other users or registered members.
10.4 Non-personal information about Academic Papers, such as bibliographic information, abstracts, keywords, or cited references will persist in our database and will not be deleted automatically when you deactivate your account. To delete this information, please contact us at instead of using the automated account deactivation tool. If non-personal information about Academic Papers is in the public domain or has also been uploaded by other users, we may opt to retain it in our database to ensure continued service to these other users.
11. OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
11.1. We aim to update our Site regularly. If the need arises such as an operational issue, we may suspend access to our Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE MENDELEY SERVICE AND SITE, AND ALL CONTENT ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ANY GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE THE MENDELEY SERVICE OR SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR THAT ALL FEATURES, FUNCTIONS OR OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED. Without limiting the foregoing, we are not responsible or liable for any malicious code, delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of the Mendeley service or Site. You understand, acknowledge and agree that you are assuming the entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, performance, timeliness, adequacy, completeness, correctness, authenticity, security and validity of any and all features and functions of the Mendeley service and Site, including, without limitation, Content and materials associated with your use of the Mendeley service and Site.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, MENDELEY LIMITED, ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, PARTNERS, OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS, OR SUPPLIERS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, OF ANY KIND, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE MENDELEY SERVICE OR THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
13. RELIANCE ON SITE INFORMATION
13.1. We do not claim that the information on any specific subject contained on our Site is accurate, comprehensive, verified, complete or error free. Commentary and other materials posted on our Site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. You should seek appropriate professional advice.
13.2. We therefore disclaim all liability (whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise) and responsibility arising from any reliance placed by you on materials and information available through our Site.
14. COOKIES AND OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
15. VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
15.1. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
15.2. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.
15.3. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
16. LINKS FROM OUR SITE
16.1. Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
17. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
18. TRADE MARKS
18.1. "Mendeley™" and "Mendeley Institutional Edition Powered by Swets" are trademarks of Mendeley Limited.
20. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL AGENCIES
20.1. Use by U.S.A. federal agencies will follow the amended terms found here.
21. YOUR CONCERNS
21.1. If you have any comments on our Site or our Software, please .
6.4. You may form more than one private group as part of a Mendeley for Teams package only if you intend to be active in all such groups; you may not form more than one private group to act solely as a an administrator of those groups.
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