Institutional Subscriber Licensing Agreement

The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry
Institutional Subscriber Licensing Agreement

By creating a user account for The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (“the Journal”) at and submitting a subscription payment to The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (“the Publisher”), the institution named in the user account and designated by the subscription payment (“Subscribing Institution”) acknowledges that it has read and agrees to be bound by the terms of this agreement. By creating the user account and subscription, you are expressing your authority to enter into this agreement on behalf of the Subscribing Institution.

It is agreed as follows:

  1. Authorized Users
    A subscription to The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry (the Journal) grants unlimited access to the content of the Journal for purposes of research, teaching, private study and personal use by Authorized Users: individuals authorized by the Subscribing Institution to access the Subscriber’s secure institutional network, including faculty, staff, students, and library patrons. Distance learners, alumni, and other off-campus affiliates may access the Journal if their internet access is through the campus network or via a secure proxy server. There are no contractual limits on the number of Authorized Users from one institution at any given time.
  2. Access and Authentication
    The Journal’s server ( permits access to .PDFs of Journal content by recognizing authorized IP addresses or domain names provided by the Subscribing Institution. The Subscriber will make reasonable efforts to create and maintain appropriate security measures to ensure that only Authorized Users can access subscribed content online. The Subscriber also affirms that all IP addresses provided for use are controlled by its institution exclusively for access by Authorized Users. Valid IP addresses must not include those of publicly accessible proxy or cache servers.
  3. Subscription Term, Archiving, Renewal and Refunds
    Subscriptions grant online access to all available Journal content for 365 days (1 year). The Journal plans to publish annual volumes of two issues per calendar year.

    Content downloaded and archived by Subscribing Institutions and Authorized Users is not affected by subscription cancellation or lapse; if the Subscribing Institution wishes to maintain an archive of the Journal content, the content must be downloaded and archived while the Institution holds a current subscription.

    Continued access to new online content requires a subscription renewal. Subscriptions are non-refundable but may be cancelled at any time. Please direct any questions regarding subscriptions to Carrie Bergman, Associate Director, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, at
  4. Permitted Use
    Provided that copyright information appears on each article, Authorized Users at a Subscribing Institution may:
    1. Download, electronically save, and print articles for personal use, and on personal computers or devices.
    2. Distribute a copy of individual articles from the Journal in print or electronic form to other Authorized Users, including the distribution of a copy for noncommercial educational purposes to each individual student (Authorized User) in a class at the Subscribing Institution.
    3. Create or use a persistent or durable URL to access Journal content, including full-text articles. Each item should carry an appropriate acknowledgement of the source, copyright, and publisher.
    4. Provide facsimile images that are exact representations of printouts from the Journal for interlibrary loan.
    5. Place selected listings and notices on the campus network to inform users of availability.
  5. Uses Not Permitted
  6. Authorized Users at the Subscribing Institution may not:
    1. Disseminate content from the Journal outside the campus or institution by any means, except as noted above.
    2. Remove, cover, overlay, obscure, block, or change any copyright notices or terms of use.
    3. Modify or create a derivative work of any Journal content without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.
    4. Re-use content for commercial use without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
    5. Make agreements for access to the Journal’s content with individuals, organizations, vendors, affiliates, or partners who are not Authorized Users.
  7. Copyright
    All Journal content is subject to “fair use” provisions of U.S. or applicable international copyright laws. The copyright on individual articles and each compiled issue is held by the Publisher:

    The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
    296 Nonotuck St, Suite 5
    Florence, MA 01062
    (413) 582-0071
    (413) 582-1330 (fax)
  8. Additional Terms and Warranties
    The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in The Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any content.

    The Publisher reserves the right to reject any institutional subscription request as it sees fit.

    In no circumstances will the Publisher be liable to any Subscribing Institution or any third party for any loss including, but not limited to, failure of electronic equipment, communication networks, unauthorized access, theft, or operator errors.

    In no circumstances will the Publisher be liable to any Subscribing Institution or any third party for consequential, incidental, special or indirect damages or loss of profits including, but not limited to, damages for loss of data, corruption of data, loss of programs or applications, loss of business or goodwill, or other damages or losses of any nature arising out of the use of, or inability to use, the Journal.

    If any provision of this license shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable, or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be in any way affected or impaired thereby.

    The rights of the parties arising under this agreement shall not be waived except in writing. Any waiver of a party’s rights under this agreement or of any breach of this agreement by the other party shall not be construed as a waiver of any other rights or of any further breach.

Please direct any questions regarding this agreement to Carrie Bergman, Associate Director, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, at