Empire Online Terms of Use

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"Authorised Users" are:

Persons Affiliated with the Licensee: Full and part time students and employees (including faculty, staff, affiliated researchers and independent contractors) of the Licensee and its immediately affiliated institutions, regardless of the physical location of such persons. Any off campus access shall be provided only for individuals authenticated as affiliated with the Licensee as defined herein. Alumni may access the resources remotely via the libraries’ authentication but only to use the material as indicated in the terms of use and not for commercial purposes.


Walk-­ins: Patrons not affiliated with the Licensee who are physically present on the Licensee's premises (“walk-­ins”).

Authorised Uses:

The Licensee and Authorised Users may make all use of the Licensed Materials as is consistent with the Fair Use Provisions. In addition, the Licensed Materials may be used for purposes of research, education or other non­commercial use as follows:

  • Digitally Copy. The Licensee and Authorised Users may download and digitally copy a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials.

  • Print Copy. The Licensee and Authorised Users may print a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials.

  • Course Packs. Authorised Users who are members of the Licensee’s faculty or staff may download and print out multiple copies of a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for the purpose of making a multi­source collection of information for classroom use (course pack) to be distributed to students at the Licensee’s institution free of charge.

  • Electronic Reserve. The Licensee and Authorised Users may store in electronic format in secure electronic data files a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for use in connection with specific courses of instruction offered by the Licensee and/or its parent institution.

  • Distance Education. The Licensee may provide access to students enrolled in distance education programs offered or sponsored by the Licensee.

  • Scholarly Sharing. Authorised Users may transmit to a third party colleague in hard copy or electronically, minimal, insubstantial amounts of the Licensed Materials for personal use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use but in no case for re­sale. In addition, Authorised Users have the right to use, with appropriate credit, figures, tables and brief excerpts from the Licensed Materials in the Authorised User’s own scientific, scholarly and educational works.

  • Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit in any way whatsoever the Licensee’s or any Authorised User’s rights under the Fair Use provisions of the United States or international law to use the Licensed Materials.

Restrictions on Use:

  • Unauthorised Use. The Licensee shall not knowingly permit anyone other than Authorised Users to use the Licensed Materials.

  • Modification of Licensed Materials. The Licensee shall not modify or create a derivative work of the Licensed Materials without the prior written permission of Licensor.

  • Removal of Copyright Notice. The Licensee may not remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other notices included in the Licensed Materials.

  • Commercial Purposes. The Licensee may not use the Licensed Materials for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the sale of the Licensed Materials or bulk reproduction or distribution of the Licensed Materials in any form.

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