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JAMA & Archives Conditions of Use

All access to and use of the AMA Publications Web site is conditioned on compliance with the following terms and conditions.

  1. The editorial content of the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Archives Journals (hereinafter referred to as the "material") appearing on this site is copyrighted by the AMA which reserves all rights therein.
  2. No part of the material may be used in any form of commercial exploitation, including but not limited to, print or broadcast media, and no subscriber or user may publish as its own any material contained on this site. User may not use the material on a public computer based information system, including any electronic bulletin board available to the public, including the Internet or World Wide Web, other than for gaining access to the material from the AMA.
  3. Individuals using this site may reproduce or store print copies of journal articles for their personal, noncommercial use. Uses beyond those allowed by the "Fair Use" limitations (sections 107 and 108) of the US Copyright law require permission of the AMA.
  4. Libraries are permitted to supply single copies of articles from JAMA and the Archives Journals to authorized users of another library solely by post or facsimile, but not via digital transmission, for the purposes of private but not for commercial use.
  5. AMA disclaims any liability to any party for the accuracy, completeness or availability of the material or for any damages arising out of the use or non-use of any of the material and any information contained therein.
  6. US Government Rights: This Service includes AMA journal and other materials which are commercial technical data and/or computer data bases and/or commercial computer software and/or commercial computer software documentation, as applicable which were developed exclusively at private expense by the American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610. US Government rights to use, modify, reproduce, release, perform, display, or disclose these technical data and/or computer data bases and/or computer software and/or computer software documentation are subject to the limited rights restrictions of DFARS 252.227-7015 (b)(2) (June 1995) and/or subject to the restrictions of DFARS 227.7202-1(a) (June 1995) and DFARS 227.7202-3(a) (June 1995), as applicable for U.S. Department of Defense procurements and the limited rights restriction of FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987), and/or subject to the restricted rights provisions of FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987) and FAR 52.227-19 (June 1987), as applicable, and any applicable agency FAR Supplements, for non-Department of Defense Federal procurements.
  7. The AMA reserves the right to modify the Conditions of Use in its sole discretion and to deny access to anyone who breaches these Conditions. Accessing or use of the materials following the posting of any such modifications shall be subject to such modified Conditions.
  8. This Agreement may not be assigned. This Agreement shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with and shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the internal laws of the State of Illinois without reference to choice of law provisions and by the English language as it is used in the United States. Any controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be arbitrated by the American Arbitration Association under its appropriate procedures in Chicago, Illinois, by a single arbitrator whose award shall be final and binding. The courts of the State of Illinois and/or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any action concerning the enforcement of an arbitration award and the parties hereto agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In the case of public institutions, nothing herein shall be construed to alter or waive the application of state statutes conditioning contracts of such institutions. If any provision hereof is held to be unenforceable or contrary to public policy, the parties agree that the remaining portions are enforceable.


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