The Journals of Gerontology Series B: The following guidelines
provide Institutional Subscribers with a set of simple, fair rules governing
rights and limitations for Internet access of online versions of the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences ("Journals of Gerontology Series B Online") by Authorized Users. These guidelines supersede any
prior understanding between The Gerontological Society of America ("Publisher") and the Institutional Subscriber
regarding user access to the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online.
Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences Guidelines for Institutional Access
Access to the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online is granted for all Authorized Users on the following
- Publisher's acceptance of
the Institutional Subscriber's completed Print Plus Online order; and
- Receipt of the required
"Authorized Users" are authenticated, authorized current full and part time
students, employees (including faculty, staff, affiliated researchers and
independent contractors), and other individuals who have permission to use the
public computers on an Institutional Subscriber's geographically constrained
site. A "site" is an organizational unit, and may be academic or
nonacademic. For organizations located in more than one city, each city
office is considered a different site. For organizations within the same
city that are administered independently, each office is considered a different
In consideration of the payment of the appropriate
subscription fee, the Institutional Subscriber and the Publisher agree to adhere
to the following guidelines:
- The Institutional Subscriber will undertake all necessary authentication
and verification processes to ensure that only Authorized Users can access
the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online.
- The Publisher maintains the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online as a service to its members and the
scientific/technical/ medical community. The Publisher holds the
copyright for all works published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online, as a compilation and as to the
individual articles, collectively and individually, unless otherwise expressly
- All use of the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online content is subject to applicable Copyright law and
reproduction of the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online content is allowed only as follows:
- Downloading: Downloading, printing, or saving of content for personal,
non-commercial use is permissible. Systematic downloading is
- Commercial Redistribution: No commercial use (e.g. downloading, posting
of a file, or printing to resell or distribute) of any articles is permitted
without prior, express written permission of the Publisher.
- Interlibrary Loan: Because of the easily reproducible nature of
electronic publications, Inter Library Loan of articles or components in any
electronic or digital form is expressly prohibited. The Institutional
Subscriber may print out articles for Inter Library Loan under CONTU
(National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works)
guidelines, provided the printing is done locally and at the Institutional
Subscriber's expense, and that only a limited number of copies of such
articles will be made and distributed in this way.
- Braille Transcription: The Institutional Subscriber may transcribe any
portion of the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online into Braille script or enlarged type for Authorized
Users who are visually impaired.
- Course Packs: Contributors of articles published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online
who are faculty members of the Institutional Subscriber may use those
articles in any course pack they compile without charge. All other articles
used in course packs should be included according to conventions applicable
in the local country. Similarly, contributors may store their articles
in electronic reserve rooms for access by their students as part of their
course work, and for in house training programs of the contributor's
- Institutional Subscriber agrees to the following:
- The Institutional Subscriber is responsible for creating and maintaining
reasonable security measures, and posting policies consistent with the
rights and restrictions described in these guidelines to ensure that only
Authorized Users can access the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online. The Institutional Subscriber is
prohibited from making agreements for access to the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online with
individuals, organizations, vendors, affiliates, or partners, which are not
parts of the same institution purchasing this subscription. The
Institutional Subscriber affirms that all IP addresses in the range listed
for authorization are specifically controlled by the institution for
workstations under its administrative control and for the use of individuals
who meet the Authorized User definition above. The Institutional
Subscriber is responsible for maintaining the list of IP addresses of all
- If the Institutional Subscriber becomes aware of unauthorized access to
the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online, it will notify Publisher immediately and cooperate in locating and
attempting to stop the specific individuals who are abusing the service.
If the specific abuser(s) cannot be identified or stopped, the
Publisher has the right to withhold, suspend, or terminate access to all or
any portion of the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online web site, without liability.
- The Institutional Subscriber agrees not to remove, cover, overlay,
which the Publisher may post on the site in order to inform users about
- SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS: The Publisher provides the Journals of Gerontology Series B Online access only for
the term of this subscription; and does not undertake to ensure future access
to the online archives once the subscription term has expired. The Publisher
intends to retain full-text versions of all articles for all past issues
posted online and to continue to make this database available to all currently
active subscribers. However, because Publisher cannot be certain of
future technology, storage, or maintenance costs, this access cannot be
guaranteed. The Publisher reserves the right to remove all or portions
of the archive of past issues. Only current subscribers may access
materials under access control.
- TECHNICAL ACCESS: The Publisher intends for the site to be available
24-hours per day, 7 days per week. However, the Publisher WILL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR REFUNDS SHOULD THE SITE BECOME UNAVAILABLE TEMPORARILY
OR ACCESS TO THE SITE BECOMES SLOW OR INCOMPLETE due to system back-up
procedures, internet traffic volume, upgrades, overload of requests to the
servers, general network failures or delays, or any other cause which may from
time to time make the site inaccessible for the library's users.
- WARRANTY: While the Publisher seeks to ensure the accuracy of
content posted online, the Publisher DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ITS
ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO CASE SHALL THE PUBLISHER LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT OR ACCESSIBILITY
PROBLEMS WITH THE SITE EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID FOR THE
JOURNAL(s) DURING THE 6-MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING ANY CLAIM OR NOTICE OF DAMAGES.
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