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BIOTECHABS / BIOTECHDS

 Summary Sheet

Description:

Producer:Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Ltd.
Coverage:1982-2010
File Size:479,398 records
Updates:Static file
File Type:Bibliographic
Content:Biotechnology
Language:English
STN Easy:Yes

Derwent Biotechnology Resource(SM) (subscriber file: BIOTECHDS, non-subscriber file: BIOTECHABS) covers the worldwide literature on all aspects of biotechnology, from genetic manipulation, through biochemical engineering and fermentation, to downstream processing. About 30% of the database cites patent publications. In addition to the bibliographic information, records contain Derwent’s abstract and controlled term indexing. There is an online thesaurus available in the Controlled Term (/CT) field. Display fields with legal status data from INPADOCDB have been added in 2004.

Producer:

Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Ltd.
The Johnson Building
77 Hatton Garden
London, EC1N 8JS
United Kingdom

Phone: (+44) 20 7433 4000
Fax: (+44) 20 7433 4001
Helpdesk: (+44) 20 7433 4999
Email: ts.support.emea(at)thomson(dot)com
Copyright Holder: Thomson Reuters

Usage Terms

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THOMSON REUTERS DATABASES

1.    DEFINITIONS

1.1.    The following capitalized terms have the following meanings:
“Affiliate” means in relation to a party, any entity that from time to time, directly or indirectly Controls, is Controlled by, or is under common Control with that party;
“Confidential Information” means (i) all information of a confidential nature concerning the trade secrets or business dealings, pricing, plans, procedures, products, services or strategies of a party, its Affiliates and third parties to whom that party owes a duty of confidence; (ii) any document or information designated as confidential; and (iii) any information which by its nature the recipient ought reasonably to conclude is confidential information, in all cases whether encrypted or not and including all copies of the above on any media;
“Content” means any data, metadata, metrics, charts, graphs, literature or other content in any form that is contained within, or provided alongside, a Content Service;
“Content Service” means any TR product providing Content and/or access to Content;
“Control” and its derivatives means the ultimate power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of an entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise;
“Documentation” means the user manuals and other documentation and technical information that TR makes generally available in relation to any Content Service, whether in electronic form or otherwise;
“End User” means an authorized end user of a Content Service;
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all patents, copyrights, design rights, database rights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, rights in know-how and Confidential Information, image rights, moral rights and any other intellectual property rights (whether registered or unregistered) and all applications for the same, anywhere in the world;
“Login Details” means the unique user name and password used by End Users to access a Content Service and/or Client’s IP address (as notified by Client in writing from time to time) required by TR to validate access and other details (technical or otherwise) concerning access to a Content Service and its login process; the Login Details shall be considered TR’s Confidential Information;
“Term” means, in relation to a Content Service, the initial term together with any renewal term(s); and
“Third Party Supplier” means a third party supplier of content, software or technology.

1.2.    Unless the context otherwise requires, references to the words “include”, “includes”, “including”, “in particular” or any such similar words or phrases herein shall be construed without limiting the words preceding or following.

2.    RIGHTS OF USE

2.1.    Subject to payment of the applicable fees, TR grants to Client in relation to each Content Service a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right during the Term to allow End Users to access the applicable Content Service(s) on the terms set out in clauses 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 below. 

2.2.    During the Term, in relation to each Content Service for which an End User is licensed, such End User may:

2.2.1.    access, download and/or print reasonable amounts of Content as required for Client’s internal purposes;

2.2.2.    distribute insubstantial portions of Content both within Client’s organization and to third parties, provided such Content is not being used for a commercial purpose; and

2.2.3.    distribute limited, specifically relevant portions of Content for interactions with (i) third parties for the purpose of representing or advising Client during litigation or other procedures for the application, renewal, extension or enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights; (ii) government regulatory agencies; or (iii) funding agencies, in each case in connection with Client’s products or services.

2.3.    In each instance where an End User is reproducing any portion of the Content, such End User shall duly acknowledge the source of such Content and if practicable, shall include the following notice where the Content is reproduced: “This material is reproduced under a license from Thomson Reuters.  You may not copy or re-distribute this material in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Thomson Reuters.”

2.4.    For the purpose of clause 2.2.2, an “insubstantial portion” of Content means an amount of Content which: (i) has no independent commercial value; and (ii) could not be used by the recipient as a substitute for any Content Service (or a substantial part of it) provided by TR or its Affiliates. 

3.    RESTRICTIONS ON USE

3.1.    Except as otherwise authorized by TR, Client undertakes not to, and to ensure that End Users will not:

3.1.1.    use, copy, adapt, translate, modify, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, sub-license, sell or distribute any portion of a Content Service or any Content other than to the extent that they are expressly licensed to do so hereunder or as otherwise expressly permitted by law, where such rights cannot be modified by agreement;

3.1.2.     (i) create derivative databases or other works whether using all or some of the Content; or (ii) otherwise use any Content Service (or any portion or derivation of the Content) in any other product or service;

3.1.3.    use any Content Service, directly or indirectly, on a time sharing basis, or to provide services for any third party;

3.1.4.    use "web crawlers" or other types of software or hardware technology to automatically download or index Content from any Content Service;

3.1.5.    disclose the Login Details to any other person (including other End Users or other members of Client’s organization) or allow any other person to access a Content Service (whether on an End User’s behalf or otherwise);

3.1.6.    (i) create a denial of service, hack into, make unauthorized modifications of or otherwise impede any Content Service, whether by the use of malware or otherwise; or (ii) intercept the communications of others using a Content Service or falsify the origin of Client's or an End User’s (as applicable) communications or attempt to do any of the foregoing; or

3.1.7.    use a Content Service (i) for any illegal or injurious purpose; (ii) to publish, post, distribute, receive or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene or other unlawful material; or (iii) to threaten, harass, stalk, spam, abuse or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

3.2.    Client understands that TR is an information provider (including opinions) for general information purposes only and does not provide legal, financial, medical or other professional advice.  Some Content Services may contain the opinions of third parties, and TR and its Affiliates are not responsible for such opinions.  Likewise, TR is not responsible for any damages resulting from any decisions of Client, or any other party accessing a Content Service through Client, that are made in reliance on the Content Service.  Client agrees that it uses the Content Service at its own risk in these respects.

4.    THIRD PARTY CONTENT

4.1.    Client acknowledges it may receive access to content that originates from a source other than TR (“Third Party Content”) through the Content Services.  Use of such Third Party Content shall be subject to the terms and conditions posted at ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/terms-of-business/ in addition to these Terms and Conditions.

4.2.    To the extent that Client archives or redistributes Third Party Content, Client must obtain all required approvals for such archiving and redistribution and upon request, provide copies of such approvals to TR. 

4.3.    If a Third Party Supplier ceases to make its Third Party Content available to TR or requires TR to suspend or terminate the provision of all or any part of its Third Party Content to Client or to any of its End Users, then TR may suspend or terminate that part of the Content Service, which contains such Third Party Content, immediately without notice or further obligation to Client.

4.4.    Client acknowledges and agrees that except where it has entered into a separate agreement directly with a Third Party Supplier, Client has no contract with any Third Party Supplier in respect of the supply of the Third Party Content.  No Third Party Supplier owes Client any duty of care with respect to its Third Party Content or accepts any responsibility for it.  IF A CONTRACT OR DUTY SHOULD BE HELD TO EXIST, TR, AS AGENT FOR EACH THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSION, EXCLUDES THE LIABILITY OF EACH THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER FOR ANY LOSSES OF CLIENT, WHICH MAY ARISE UNDER THAT CONTRACT OR DUTY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS.

5.    TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION

5.1.    Without prejudice to its other rights and remedies, TR may terminate any Content Service if Client is in material breach of its obligations in relation to that particular Content Service, in any such case with immediate effect by written notice to Client if that breach is incapable of remedy or Client has failed to remedy the breach within thirty (30) days after receiving written notice requiring it to so remedy.

5.2.    TR may terminate the license granted hereunder for any Content Service with immediate effect if any organization which is a competitor of TR acquires Control of Client.

5.3.    If at any time, TR for any reason decides to cease general provision of a Content Service, TR may cancel that Content Service by providing not less than ninety (90) days’ written notice to Client. 

5.4.    Without prejudice to its other rights and remedies, TR may suspend the provision of any Content Service if TR reasonably believes Client is in material breach of these Terms and Conditions, for the duration of TR’s investigation into whether such breach is occurring or has occurred. TR shall notify Client in writing (including by email) of any temporary suspension, and the cause thereof, as soon as reasonably practicable.

6.    DISCLAIMER

6.1.    Client's use of any Content Service is at its sole risk.  TR disclaims all warranties that the Content Service will be fit for any proposed purpose.  All warranties, conditions and terms implied by statute or common law, including warranties as to merchantability, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose, are excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law. TR does not warrant that any Content Service will be delivered free of interruptions, delays, omissions or errors, or that all errors will be corrected.

7.    EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

7.1.    TR WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE FOR:

7.1.1.    LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS, OPPORTUNITY, REPUTATION OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS;

7.1.2.    CORRUPTION, ALTERATION, DAMAGE, LOSS OR MISTRANSMISSION (AS APPLICABLE) OF CLIENT’S OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S DATA, SOFTWARE, HARDWARE OR SYSTEMS;

7.1.3.    LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE INADEQUACY OF SECURITY OF DATA DURING TRANSMISSION VIA PUBLIC ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS OR FACILITIES;IN EACH CASE WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT; OR

7.1.4.    ANY OTHER INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE HOWEVER SUCH INDIRECT OR CONSQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE MAY ARISE EVEN IF SUCH PARTY OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES.

7.2.    Clause 7.1 shall not apply in relation to: (i) death or personal injury resulting from TR’s negligence; (ii) fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or deceit; (iii) if applicable, breach of the obligations arising from Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979; or (iv) any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable laws.

8.    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Client acknowledges that all Intellectual Property Rights in the Content Services are owned by TR or its Third Party Suppliers.  TR expressly reserves its Intellectual Property Rights and except as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions, TR neither assigns any Intellectual Property Rights nor grants any licenses or rights in respect of a Content Service to Client.