Terms of Use

Use of the INSPIRE service (hereafter “INSPIRE”) denotes agreement with the following terms:

1.     INSPIRE is provided free of charge for educational and informational use.

2.     The contents of INSPIRE will be updated or otherwise modified on a regular basis.  INSPIRE reserves the right to alter or delete information without notice.

3.     All information is provided “as-is” and the user shall hold the INSPIRE collaboration and information providers supplying data to INSPIRE free and harmless in connection with the use of such information.

4.     Users shall respect copyright and applicable license conditions. In particular, reconstructing the fulltexts of articles from snippets is not allowed. Download and use of information from INSPIRE does not amount to a transfer of intellectual property.

5.     All of the metadata from the INSPIRE HEP collection may be reused in accordance with the CC0 waiver and the following caveats:

i) The download of email addresses is not permitted.

ii) These conditions of re-use of specific INSPIRE schema fields are followed:

INSPIRE Schema Field Description Condition of re-use of INSPIRE Schema Field Metadata
abstracts List of abstracts If abstracts.source is “arXiv” or “CERN”
keywords List of keywords If keywords.source is “author” or keywords.source is absent;
if keywords.schema is “INSPIRE”

6.     Any use of INSPIRE that interferes with its regular operations or violates these terms of use or applicable laws may, at the sole discretion of the INSPIRE collaboration, result in restriction or removal of user access.  


Please contact feedback@inspirehep.net if you have any questions or comments with respect to INSPIRE; if you are unsure whether your intended use meets these terms; or, if you seek permission for use that does not fall within these terms.

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