Permitted Uses

Solely for the purposes of research, teaching at Concordia and private study, users are allowed to access, view, download, store and print the products, and incorporate links of products in electronic course packs or management systems.

Users may download, extract, store and index the products for the purposes of text and data mining (TDM) for noncommercial research purposes only.

Users may mount, load, integrate and analyze the results of TDM on their personal devices or secure network subject to the inclusion of a link to the underlying product. Any copies of the products stored locally by an authorized user for the purpose of TDM shall be deleted once such research project ends.

Users may use the results of their TDM in their research and make results of their TDM available on externally facing websites, providing no product or part of a product is made available other than as expressly permitted by applicable law.


Users may not:

Use the results of TDM in any activity with only third parties or in any way that would compete with any licensor’s products or services;

Remove or alter licensor’s copyright notice or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear on a product;            

Systemically make printed or electronic copies of any of the products;

Permit access to the products to anyone who is not an authorized user;             

Display or distribute any part of a product on any electronic network, (including without limitation the internet and the World Wide Web) other than the secure network;

Use all or any part of a product for commercial use;

Modify, adapt or alter a product or make available a product in any other form or medium or create derivative works from a product without prior written permission of licensor;

Create a database in electronic or structured manual form by downloading and storing ant content from the products;

Attempt to interfere with the proper workings of any online provision of the products including attempting to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into or otherwise disrupt or comprise the functionality or availability of the server or other internet connected device used as part of licensor’s IT system which enables access to the products;

Either individually or collectivity download product content at rate which exceeds 500 PDFs per hour.