Supplemental Terms and Conditions for sponsored documents published in Elsevier journals (1.0)
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- Copying or downloading of documents, or linking to such postings, for further redistribution, sale or licensing, for a fee;
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- The inclusion or incorporation of document content in other works or services (other than normal quotations with an appropriate citation) that is then available for sale or licensing, for a fee.
- Use of documents or document content (other than normal quotations with appropriate citation) by for-profit organisations for promotional purposes, whether for a fee or otherwise.
- Use for the purposes of monetary reward by means of sale, resale, license, loan, transfer or other form of commercial exploitation.
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