Copyright Information and Terms of Use

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Copyright Ownership

Copyright, database rights, and all other intellectual property rights in the contents of the American Mathematical Society website,, throughout the world are the exclusive property of the American Mathematical Society (“AMS”), except for content that is clearly user-generated and is posted by persons other than employees and officers of the AMS.

For all purposes of this Copyright Information and Terms of Use, references to “this website” include any blog, chat room, bulletin board or other medium for user exchange of information that may from time to time be hosted on this website.

If you are not an employee or officer of the AMS and you post content on this website, your doing so constitutes the grant of a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free, fully paid up worldwide right and license to exercise and allow others to exercise any and all rights in such content whether arising under copyright or any other law, with or without attributing such content to you. The AMS is under no obligation, however, to exercise such license and may at any time in its sole and absolute discretion remove any such content from this website without any liability to you whatsoever.

Infringement Claims

If you believe that content appearing on this website infringes your copyright, you may send a Notice of Claimed Infringement to the AMS’s agent designated to receive such notices. The contact information for such designated agent is:

Designated Copyright Agent
201 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904
(p) 401-455-4191
(f) 401-331-3842

Such notice must comply with the provisions of 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)(A).

Terms of Use

Use of this website is subject to the following additional terms.  Please note that certain content available on or through this website, such as MathSciNet®, is subject to separate terms of use and those terms supersede the general terms stated here to the extent inconsistent with the terms stated below. 

Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the following terms:

  1. You may, subject to the limitations set forth below:

  • make searches of this site;

  • view, print, or temporarily store one copy of a limited amount of material from this site on an ad hoc basis, solely for your own personal use; such copies may not be sold and may not be distributed to any third party; and

  • download search results to your hard disk or to a CD-ROM or other digital storage medium, solely for your own personal use; such data may not be made available to any third party.

Personal use means use for your own scholarly research and not in connection with any commercial enterprise, whether or not for-profit.

  1. You may not:
    • Download substantial portions of the content of this site;

    • Conduct automated searching or downloading, by use of scripted searches, robots, spiders, crawlers, or otherwise;

    • make password-protected content of this site available to any third party, whether by telephone link, password sharing, permitting access through your computer, or by other similar or dissimilar means or arrangements.

  2. You must maintain all copyright and other notices that appear on any material you download or print from this website.

  3. The AMS has made and will make good faith efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information posted on this site. However, the AMS does not warrant completeness or accuracy, and does not warrant that your use of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the results obtained will be useful or will satisfy your requirements. The AMS expressly disclaims all warranties and representations of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

  4. You may not post on this website any content that:

    • infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of any third party,
    • invades any person's privacy or discloses the home address or other private contatct, information, or Social Security number or other similar information, of any person
    • defames any person, product, or business,
    • is obscene,
    • contains statements likely to be offensive to persons of any race, ethnic group, nationality, religious faith, gender, or sexual orientation,
    • otherwise violates any law applicable to the AMS, or
    • overtly promotes the sale of any goods or services. A bona fide review of a book or other product of any kind will not be deemed to violate this prohibition.

The AMS does not monitor, review or endorse user- generated content appearing on this website. However, without limiting its discretion stated above, the AMS reserves the right to remove any content coming to its attention that, in its sole and absolute discretion, it deems violates any of the above prohibitions.

In no event will the AMS be liable for special, incidental, consequential or other damages arising from the use of materials on this website or from reliance on any information provided on or through this website.

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