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Terms and Conditions of Use

Updated on March 16, 2017

By using this Site, You agree to the terms below.

Many of the sections of this Agreement offer "Summaries" at the beginning, which are meant merely to explain the terms of the Agreement and are not meant to offer additional or different terms. 

1. Scope of Agreement

These Terms and Conditions of Use (otherwise known as the "Agreement") is between you, ("You"), and the American Economic Association (referred to in this Agreement as "AEA").

When You use this Site, any journals or other content You access that has been produced either by AEA or its licensors, these are the terms that will govern Your use. AEA may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time if needed, but will post a notice of such changes so that You know what they are.

» Please click here https://www.aeaweb.org/privacypolicy to read AEA's Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy explains how AEA collects, stores, uses and discloses Your personal information.

This Site is not intended for use by anyone under 13 years of age.

2. Use and Protection of Password and ID 

  1. AEA may assign or allow You to create a password and account ID for use of the Site. It is up to You to keep your account ID and password private, and AEA is not responsible for any unauthorized use of Your account. You should promptly notify AEA of any unauthorized use of the password or ID, or any other breach or threatened breach of this Site’s security.

3. Content on the Site

  1. The content on this Site, or any part of it, may change at any time.

  2. The Site contains content developed by AEA and other third parties (“Content”). AEA does not warrant the accuracy of any information on the site.

  3. Licenses

    SUMMARY: You may use this Site for Your personal or professional use.

    1. AEA grants You a limited, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable license, to access and use this Site only for displaying this Site on Your Internet browser and to download, reproduce for personal purposes except as prohibited below:

      1. You will not collect Content, including but not limited to the names, physical address, e-mail address, or any other contact information for any other members of AEA or users of the Site (“Contact Information”), through any automated means, including but not limited to, harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scraping programs;
      2. You will not use Contact Information to send unsolicited, bulk or indiscriminate messages, or otherwise violate the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, at 15 U.S.C §7704 et seq.

  4. No Representations as to Content.

    SUMMARY: AEA can not make any promises about the accuracy or currency of the Content, whether produced by AEA or by third parties.

    To the extent that AEA grants You the right to download, view, or stream Content from the Site:

    1. AEA makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content it produces and makes available on the Site is accurate and timely. AEA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES TO YOU ABOUT THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTENT IT PRODUCES, OR OF ANY OF THE CONTENT PRODUCED BY THIRD PARTIES.     
           
    2. CLARIFY - The Content produced or made available by third parties (“Third Party Content”) made available on the Site is the property of those third parties or their licensors and not of AEA. AEA’s provision of the Third Party Content is in no way an endorsement or sponsorship of the Third Party Content or its producer. AEA is not responsible for Your reliance on the Third Party Content or on any third party comments, reviews or information with respect to the Content that is displayed on the Site or otherwise made available to You. You are solely responsible for evaluating all such third party information in determining whether to view the Content. AEA does not guarantee the availability of any Content.

4. Availability and Use of Site 

The availability of this Site depends on many factors, including some factors that are beyond AEA’s control, such as Your connection to the Internet and the Internet backbone. AEA shall not be liable to You if You cannot use this Site due to any reason. You are responsible for making sure your computer or mobile device has the right software to allow you to access and use the Site.

5. Notice of and Procedure for Copyright Infringement

SUMMARY: AEA is required to include this Section in order to protect itself from liability for copyright infringement. If You feel that Your copyrights have been infringed on the Site, please follow the procedure below.

  1. AEA respects other's intellectual property and proprietary rights. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, AEA has designated a Copyright Agent to receive notice of claims of alleged copyright infringement on the Site. If You believe that Your copyrighted material has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on this Site or on sites linked to or from this Site, please send AEA’s Designated Agent a notice containing the following elements: 

    1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work(s) that is/are alleged to have been infringed;

    2. A description of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim is/are infringing and the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work(s) exists/exist (for example, the URL of Web site where the copyrighted work(s) is/are lawfully published; the name, edition and page(s) of a book, etc.);

    3. A description of where the material that You claim is/are infringing is/are located on this Site, including the URL, so that AEA can locate the material;

    4. Your address, telephone number and email address;

    5. A statement that You have a good faith belief that the use of the material identified in the notice is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or applicable law; and

    6. A statement by You, under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that You are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

  2. Send the notice containing the above information to the following Designated Agent:

    Name of Designated Agent: Barbara H. Fiser

    Mailing Address:
    American Economic Association
    2014 Broadway, Ste 305
    Nashville, TN 37203

    Telephone number:615-322-2595

    E-mail Address: info@aeaweb.org

6. Links to Other Internet Sites

SUMMARY: AEA is not responsible for the content on any websites to which the Site has links, and AEA does not endorse any of those websites merely by providing links. 

This Site may contain links to Internet sites owned, operated or maintained by third parties not under AEA’s control. These links are provided for Your convenience of reference only. Such links are not representative of AEA’s endorsement of the organization or individual associated with the linked site. You assume sole responsibility and liability for Your use of such linked sites.

7. Governing Law and Jurisdiction; Limit on Commencing Actions

  1. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, U.S.A. without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts in Davidson County, Tennessee, and the Middle District of Tennessee, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Site.

  2. You must commence any cause of action or claim against AEA within one (1) year after the cause of action or claim arises, otherwise You agree that Your cause of action or claim shall be barred.

8. International Access

 This Site can be accessed from countries other than the United States. This Site may contain products or services, or references to products or services, that are not available outside of the United States. If You access and use this Site outside the United States You are responsible for complying with Your local laws and regulations.  

9. Warranty Disclaimer; Limitation of Liability

 SUMMARY: AEA offers this Site "as is." AEA is not liable to You for any damages except direct, provable damages, and not for more than what You have paid AEA in the month before the damage occurred.

  1. ALL CONTENT, SERVICES AND TRANSACTIONS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS-IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES, MISTAKES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. AEA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. AEA DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, DATA ACCURACY AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION.

  2. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL AEA, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUES, BUSINESS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES), WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE AND EVEN IF AEA HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OR LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES.

  3. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AEA’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, PRODUCT LIABILITY AND/OR OTHERWISE) SHALL NOT EXCEED IN THE AGGREGATE THE AMOUNT OF FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO AEA FOR THE ONE MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE ACT ALLEGEDLY GIVING RISE TO AEA’S LIABILITY.

10. Contact Information

Please send any questions or comments (including all inquiries unrelated to copyright infringement) regarding this Site by e-mail to info@aeaweb.org or by regular mail to: American Economic Association, Administrative Offices, 2014 Broadway Suite 305, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

11. Reservation of Rights

 Any rights not granted to You in this Agreement are reserved by AEA. Any rights not granted to AEA by You in this Agreement are reserved by You.

12. Indemnity

 SUMMARY: You agree to cover AEA’s costs for any damage caused by You, including any damage to a third party.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AEA, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, expenses (including attorneys' fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from Your access or connection to, or use of this Site, including without limitation claims arising out of information or materials submitted to this Site by You, Your violation of a third party's intellectual property or other rights, or any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by You of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. AEA reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You, and in such case, You agree to cooperate with AEA in the defense of such claims.

13. Relationship of Parties

No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship is created between You and AEA as a result of this Agreement or any use of this Site. You agree not to hold Yourself out as a representative, agent, or employee of AEA and AEA shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission by You to the contrary.