RightFind™ Terms & Conditions

RightFindTM Service Terms of Use

Effective: September 11, 2018

Thank you for using the RightFind service (the “Service”) offered by Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. and/or its affiliates (collectively, “CCC”). These Terms of Use govern the use of the Service and any data, information, software or technology provided in connection with the Service. Please read these terms carefully. The Service may only be accessed and used by employees, authorized contractors and, as applicable, staff and students (collectively, “Authorized Users”), of organizations that affirmatively have been provided access by CCC (each such organization, a “Customer”). Any unauthorized use of the Service is prohibited.

  1. License Grant.
    Subject to these Terms of Use: (i) CCC hereby grants Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and use the Service for purposes of allowing Customer’s Authorized Users to query CCC’s applicable works and rights database to search for available content and place orders to rent or purchase content and/or copyright permissions, and/or to ascertain the rights status of certain copyrighted works under CCC’s applicable content and licensing services; and (ii) CCC will provide a controlled means through which Authorized Users may communicate with the Service for such purposes, and Customer agrees to control such access through such means.
  2. Customer and Authorized Users shall not, and shall not permit anyone else to: (i) directly or indirectly sell or provide access to, or sell or provide data derived from or made available through, the Service to any other person or entity; (ii) reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, re-purpose, copy, modify, merge, transmit, translate, translate or create derivative works from the Service or from any data, information, content, software or technology used or provided by CCC as part of the Service; (iii) use the Service or any data, information, content, software or technology provided through or in connection with the Service for any purpose other than as expressly authorized hereunder; (iv) use the Service in violation of export control laws or regulations, or any other applicable laws; (v) input or load any data, information or content of any third party without appropriate authorization; (vi) input or load any viruses, Trojan horses or other harmful software; (vii) access the Services for purposes of automated performance load monitoring of their availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purpose; (viii) access or crawl the Services using any robot, spider, or other automated means; or (ix) utilize, access, or exploit CCC’s systems in any manner except as authorized under this Agreement, including without limitation, to conduct penetration or vulnerability testing of such systems. No part of the Service and no more than a minimal part of any CCC database may be copied, downloaded, transmitted or modified in any way without the express written consent of CCC. Any attempt to do any of the acts described above in this paragraph 2 shall immediately and automatically void the licenses granted hereunder.
  3. CCC may discontinue the Service and/or terminate the license hereunder and suspend or terminate Customer’s access to the Service at any time, for any or no reason.
  4. Representations and Warranties.
    CCC warrants that it is authorized to provide the Service and to use, and authorize others to use, any software or information provided by CCC to Customer as part of the operation of the Service. Customer warrants that (i) Customer will maintain secure access from its computers and internal networks to the CCC server (including the security of any username and password information) and retains responsibility for all Customer equipment and software that may be used in connection with the Service; (ii) Customer takes all responsibility for all activities that occur in connection with the Service from any Customer-designated IP address or other agreed-upon access-control mechanism (including, without limitation, responsibility for payment for any orders placed); (iii) but for transactions in connection with which CCC or its systems explicitly request, and the applicable Authorized User explicitly provides, personally identifying information (such as the placement of orders using credit cards), Customer will not convey to CCC through the Service or otherwise, any such personally identifying information; (iv) Customer shall comply with all applicable data privacy laws; without limiting the foregoing, Customer shall be solely responsible for procuring any required licenses, rights, consents and/or registrations with applicable authorities as may be necessary to provide to CCC any information conveyed to CCC through the service, and for obtaining the consent of Authorized Users prior to any disclosure of personally identifying information as contemplated in clause (iii) above; and (v) any use of the Service and the underlying data, information, software or technology will be in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  5. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED ABOVE, EACH PARTY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, CCC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT PROVISION OF THE SERVICE SHALL BE TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE IMPERVIOUS TO ANY DELAYS OR OTHER PROBLEMS ARISING FROM USE OF THE INTERNET OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE.
  6. Medline Disclaimer.
    Certain data made accessible on or through the Service is provided under lease from MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (“NLM”). NLM represents that its data were formulated with a reasonable standard of care. Except for this representation, NLM and CCC make no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the NLM data, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and NLM and CCC specifically disclaim any such representations and warranties. NLM data are produced by a U.S. Government agency and include works of the United States Government that are not protected by U.S. copyright law but may be protected by non-US copyright law, as well as abstracts originating from publications that may be protected by U.S. copyright law. NLM assumes no responsibility or liability associated with use of copyrighted material, including transmitting, reproducing, redistributing or making commercial use of the data. Neither NLM nor CCC or its affiliates provide legal advice regarding copyright, fair use, or other aspects of intellectual property rights. Persons contemplating any type of transmission or reproduction of copyrighted material such as abstracts are advised to consult legal counsel.
  7. Limitation of Liability.
    CCC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, ANY SOFTWARE INCLUDED THEREIN OR ANY CCC DATABASE, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LOSS OR DAMAGE AND REGARDLESS OF ANY NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. THE LIABILITY OF CCC FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED $1,000.
  8. Not Legal Advice.
    CCC is neither a lawyer nor a law firm. The Service is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice; and no attorney-client relationship is formed between Customer or any Authorized User and CCC or any CCC employee or representative.
  9. Treatment of Information.
    Customer’s and Authorized Users’ use of the Service is subject to CCC’s Privacy Policy. Information submitted to CCC through or in connection with the Service is treated in accordance with CCC’s Privacy Policyhttp://www.copyright.com/about/privacy-policy/
  1. Third Party Content.
    Third party content may appear on or be accessible through the Service. CCC is not responsible for and assumes no liability for any infringement, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or anything else contained in, or for any other injury or damage caused by, any third-party content appearing on or made accessible through the Service. You understand that the information and opinions in the third-party content are not endorsed by, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of, CCC or its affiliates or any of their respective agents, employees, directors or other representatives and CCC assumes no liability for Customer’s reliance on such content.
  2. Governing Law.
    These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the principles thereof of conflicts of law. Any case, controversy, suit, action or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to this Agreement will be brought in any federal or state court located in the County of New York, State of New York. Customer expressly submits to the personal jurisdiction and venue of any such court.
  3. Entire Agreement.
    These Terms of Use, together with Customer’s assent hereto pursuant to any separate agreement between Customer and CCC, constitute the entire agreement between Customer and CCC with regard to the use of the Service; provided, that if Customer enters or has entered into a written agreement for the Service with CCC or any CCC affiliate or partner, then such written agreement shall supersede these Terms of Use. For clarity, Customer’s use of any CCC content rental, document purchase, licensing or other service is also governed by the terms and conditions that apply to that service (including any applicable special rightsholder terms and conditions, pricing, and any applicable billing and payment terms). Each set of terms and conditions is made available in the course of conducting any transactions under that particular service (and afterwards as part of the record of those transactions). CCC hereby objects to any terms or conditions contained in any writing prepared by Customer, its employees, agents or affiliates that purport to govern or otherwise relate to the Service described herein, and the parties agree that any inconsistent, additional or different terms contained in any such writing shall not apply to the Service or to these Terms of Use.
  4. Modifications to Terms of Use.
    CCC may make changes to these Terms of Use at any time. When we make any material change to these terms and conditions, we will inform you by posting a notice on this Terms of Use page that the terms and conditions have been updated and by changing the “effective date” on this page, noting when the terms were last updated. Updated versions of these Terms of Use will appear on this Web page and are effective immediately. Please review these Terms of Use regularly. Continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes Customer’s consent to such changes.