FIZ Karlsruhe's Terms and Conditions for the usage of zbMATH Open Web Interface

(Applicable as of January 2021)

§ 1 Product Description

(1) zbMATH Open is the world’s largest information system with publications from pure and applied mathematics. It contains a vast collection of citations from scientific journals, serials, monographs, textbooks, conference proceedings, and electronic documents covering a period of 150 years. Furthermore it is cross-linked with publishers websites and other external - mostly open access - sources. zbMATH Open is jointly published by FIZ Karlsruhe, the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, and the European Mathematical Society. The information system is hosted at FIZ Karlsruhe and can be accessed via the internet.

(2) FIZ Karlsruhe produces zbMATH Open and makes the data available online as Open Access, subject to the Terms and Conditions in this document.

§ 2 Copyright, Ancillary Copyrights, and Rights of Use

(1) zbMATH Open is a database protected under copyright and ancillary copyright in the sense of art. 4 clause 2, and art. 87(a) clause 1 of the German Copyright Act. It is produced by FIZ Karlsruhe. FIZ Karlsruhe reserves any and all rights to the product and all parts of the database, including, but not limited to, all rights of use, copyrights, and ancillary copyrights to the content and records contained therein.

(2) zbMATH Open generally provides metadata to the User (“User” hereinafter used for the user of zbMATH Open). The User shall be entitled to download and store minor parts of the information retrieved from the database for private use only. This permission, however, does not include downloading and storing larger parts of the database or the entire database. Data retrieved from the database must not be forwarded to any third party. Any use of the data for commercial purposes, in printed or electronic form, is strictly prohibited.
Download, storage and re-use of larger parts of the database, e.g. for text and datamining purposes, is subject to the zbMATH Open API (“API” hereinafter used for “Application Interface”) and the respective API Terms and Conditions.
However, some abstracts and other content contained in the metadata may be subject to restrictions. Copyright and permission may be required for any reuse and (re)distribution of the rightsholder, for example the publishers, authors or reviewers.

(3) In no event may the User use zbMATH Open or its content to create a product – no matter whether commercial or freely available through Open Access.

(4) If copyrighted information is published (e.g. in reviews or abstracts), zbMATH Open or the relevant publisher, author, or reviewer must be mentioned as the source.

§ 3 Liability

(1) FIZ Karlsruhe makes no warranty or representation as to the content, topicality, accuracy, or fitness for purpose of the information retrieved from zbMATH Open.

(2) FIZ Karlsruhe will only be liable for damage caused by willful intent or gross negligence attributable to FIZ Karlsruhe, its legal representatives, or persons employed in performing its obligations, except for damages resulting from breaches of essential obligations of the contract. In such cases, FIZ Karlsruhe's liability is limited to damages caused as a typical and foreseeable consequence of the breach of contract. Liability for damages to life, body and health, as well as liability according to the Product Liability Act remain unaffected. FIZ Karlsruhe will not assume any warranty or liability for damages caused by force majeure.

(3) FIZ Karlsruhe is not liable for damages incurred by the Customer as a consequence of improper use of zbMATH Open, or as a result of the loss of the Customer’s access authorization. In this regard, FIZ Karlsruhe warns, in particular, of the risks involved in transmitting such information via the Internet as currently available security technologies and procedures cannot guarantee absolute security.

§ 4 Obligations of the User

(1) The User shall strictly comply with the Terms and Conditions in this document, in particular with the provisions governing the scope of use set forth in art. 2 clauses 2 to 5. In the event of a material breach of these provisions, FIZ Karlsruhe shall be entitled to temporarily or permanently block the User and/or to revoke the User’s access permission immediately, or within a period of time to be chosen at FIZ Karlsruhe’s discretion.

(2) If FIZ Karlsruhe intends to develop the software platforms and other technical components of the systems for use with standard software. FIZ Karlsruhe, cannot, however, ensure compatibility with the software and hardware of the User. The User shall take the necessary steps to adapt his software and hardware accordingly.

§ 5 Confidentiality and Data Privacy

(1) FIZ Karlsruhe shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that user data is treated in confidence and in accordance with the applicable Data Privacy regulations in its area of responsibility.

(2) Personal user data shall be used exclusively for the purposes of fulfilling this agreement and customer support.

§ 6 Final Provisions

(1) The Terms and Conditions in this document shall be governed by German law. The applicability of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is excluded.

(2) The Terms and Conditions in this document can neither be modified nor waived by the User.

(3) Should any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions be, or become, invalid, or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the validity of the other provisions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby.

Service Information

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zbMATH Open
Franklinstr. 11
D-10587 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 3999340

E-Mail: editor@zbmath.org