SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY, LLC
Connect is intended solely for Users who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, or otherwise are of the age of majority in their respective state or country. If you are a minor under eighteen (18), you may use Connect only with involvement of a parent, teacher, or legal guardian. Any registration, use or access to Connect contrary to these terms is strictly prohibited and may result in termination of your access to Connect.
Users may print or download individual journal articles, book chapters and graphics provided on Connect solely for their personal, clinical, educational, or research use, provided it is for non-commercial use. Such use may not compromise the authors’ rights and must adhere to copyright and citation rules. Such materials may only be printed directly from Connect and may not be resold or reproduced for sale. SPC's copyright statement must be clearly visible on all printed materials.
The information provided on Connect has been extrapolated from a variety of professional sources and is presented in a condensed summary form. It is not intended to replace or serve as a substitute for complete and current manufacturer prescribing information, current research, or knowledge and experience of the User. For complete prescribing information, including toxicities, drug interactions, contraindications, and precautions, the User is directed to the manufacturer’s package insert and the published literature. The inclusion of a particular brand name neither implies nor suggests that the author or publisher advises or recommends the use of that particular product or considers it superior to similar products available by other brand names. Neither the author nor SPC makes any warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to the information, including the completeness, currency or accuracy of the information and any errors, inaccuracies or omission, therein. SPC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, except as expressly set forth herein, nor does SPC warrant that Connect will be uninterrupted, secure or error free, or free of viruses.
When creating your subscription account for Connect, you agree to provide current, complete, and accurate information as required by SPC and in accordance with your subscription agreement. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. Your account may be accessed and/or used solely by you as the subscriber and in accordance with your respective subscription agreement. You agree to notify SPC immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. SPC will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your account, either with or without your knowledge. In addition, you may be held liable for any losses incurred by SPC or another party due to someone else using your account. You may not use anyone else's account at any time. Please refer to your respective subscription agreement for the terms regarding use of your account for Connect.
SPC has implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
No Unlawful Use
You further agree not to engage in the use of any automated or non-automated "scraping"; (ii) using any automated system, including without limitation "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., to access Connect in a manner that sends more request messages to the SPC's servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser (except that SPC grants the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from Connect for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (iii) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (iv) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running Connect; (v) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (vi) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through Connect; (vii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from Connect; (viii) using Connect for any commercial solicitation purposes; (ix) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (x) interfering with the proper working of Connect; (xi) accessing any content on Connect through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by SPC; or (xii) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to Connect, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of Connect or the content therein.
Medical Disclaimer; Warranties
The content available on or through Connect is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific medical advice. Use of Connect does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Always consult with your physician for any health-related questions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. You understand and acknowledge that if you rely on any information provided by SPC, SPC employees, other Users of Connect, or any content on or available through Connect, you do so solely at your own risk.
Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you if prohibited by applicable law. Connect may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. SPC has the right at any time to change, modify, add to, discontinue, or retire any aspect or feature of Connect, including, but not limited to, hours of availability, equipment needed for access or use, or the availability of Connect on any particular device or communications service. SPC has no obligation to provide you with notice of any such changes, and SPC is under no obligation to provide you with any support, error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes, and/or enhancements of Connect, except as provided by your subscription agreement with SPC, if applicable.
Limitation of Liability
Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of special, indirect, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages, or the limitation of liability to specified amounts, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you if prohibited by applicable law.
Since we respect content owner rights, it is SPC’s policy to respond to alleged infringement notices that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”). If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via Connect, please notify SPC’s copyright agent as set forth in the DMCA. For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:
- • An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
- • Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Service;
- • Information reasonably sufficient to permit SPC to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, e-mail address;
- • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
The above information must be submitted to the following DMCA Agent:
Attn: DMCA Notice
Springer Publishing Company, LLC
11 West 42nd St., 15th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Email: [email protected]
UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying SPC and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with SPC's rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, SPC has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at SPC's sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. SPC may also at its sole discretion limit access to Connect and/or terminate the accounts of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
You agree that: (i) Connect is based solely in New York; and (ii) Connect is a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over SPC, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and SPC that arises in whole or in part from Connect shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York, New York, unless submitted to arbitration as set forth in the following paragraph.
Current as of June 2018.