Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP)

Terms and Conditions for Division 39 and IPSO Group Subscriptions

  1. Subscriptions to the PEP-Web Archive for Group Users are valid for twelve months from date of purchase and are non-transferable and subject to the conditions of use set out below. Each subscriber is an authorized user.
  2. Refund Policy. PEP offers NO REFUND for any reason once payment has been confirmed by the subscriber.
  3. Use is for personal study and research by the authorized user only. A subscription may not be used for teaching or other activities for a 3rd party (for example a university or public hospital) and access will not be possible from such computers in public institutions with an IP address logged in PEP’s systems.
  4. Access is to the most up-to-date version of the PEP-Web located at and is only for those who have paid the relevant fees and are registered with PEP (authorized users). No authorized user may assist anyone other than another authorized user to access PEP-Web and is expressly prohibited from doing so in any way whatsoever. Usage is monitored. Any breach of this condition will result in immediate removal of access rights without compensation and in the imposition of a liability to indemnify PEP for any lost subscription fees.
  5. Content. The PEP-Web stays approximately three years behind current journal content. However, due to contractual obligations, there are a few Journals that are five years behind current journal content.
  6. Additional Fees. There are no additional fees. A Group user may not start and stop their PEP-Web subscription, or there may be additional fees.
  7. Renewal: The subscription is renewed each year prior to expiration of the user’s current subscription. Should a Group subscriber let their subscription lapse and then rejoin, their subscription will be backdated to the original subscription date if less than a year. If the subscription has lapsed for more than a year, then the renewal payment for the total period of time the subscription has lapsed must be paid for in order to rejoin.
  8. Each authorized user will be assigned a username and password on the (PaDS) by their group organization. Access to PEP-Web will be via each individual’s username and password which are input into the relevant boxes on and which can be modified by a user through PaDS. Users are liable for the security of their username and password and must not transfer it.
  9. Authorized Users are not entitled to support from PEP Customer Support. Difficulties should be reported directly to your Group Administrator.
  10. There are no limits on use but users should log out when finished as not to do so may affect the performance of the system.
  11. Availability. PEP has contracted with its suppliers for PEP-Web to be available from a link 24 hours a day 7 days a week subject to routine maintenance and in all reasonable circumstances.
  12. Copyright. The PEP-Web Archive is owned by PEP or its suppliers and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions.
    1. All copyright (electronic and other) of the text, images, photographs, and videos of the publications appearing on PEP-Web is retained by the original publishers of the Journals, Books, or Videos. Saving the exceptions noted below, no portion of any of the text, images, photographs, or videos may be reproduced or stored in any form without prior permission of the Copyright owners.
    2. Authorized Uses. Authorized Users may make all use of the Licensed Materials as is consistent with the Fair Use Provisions of United States and international law. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit in any way whatsoever any Authorized User’s rights under the Fair Use provisions of United States or international law to use the Licensed Materials.
    3. During the term of any subscription the Licensed Materials may be used for purposes of research, education, or other non-commercial use as follows:
      1. Digitally Copy. Authorized Users may download and digitally copy a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for their own use only. In the case of books (including the Freud works), users will be able to download chapters or papers or sections, depending on the item, but not whole works.
      2. Print Copy. Authorized Users may print (one copy per user) reasonable potions of the Licensed Materials for their own use only. In the case of books (including the Freud works), users will be able to print chapters or papers or sections, depending on the item, but not whole works.
  13. Termination. In the event of termination of subscription any material downloaded, printed, or otherwise stored as permitted in the preceding section should not continue to be available and as far as practicable must be destroyed. Subsequent subscription to PEP-Web will require payment as noted in #7 above.
  14. Commercial reproduction. No purchaser or user shall use any portion of the contents of PEP-Web in any form of commercial exploitation, including, but not limited to, commercial print or broadcast media, and no purchaser or user shall reproduce it as its own any material contained herein.
  15. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. The publishers of the publications appearing on the PEP-Web Archive and PEP disclaim any liability to any party for the accuracy, completeness or availability of any of the material herein, or for any damages arising out of the use or non-use of said material or any information contained therein.
  16. Copyright Warranty. Licensor warrants that it has the right to license the rights granted under this Agreement to use Licensed Materials, that it has obtained any and all necessary permissions from third parties to license the Licensed Materials, and that use of the Licensed Materials by Authorized Users in accordance with the terms of this Agreement shall not infringe the copyright of any third party. The Licensor shall indemnify and hold Licensee and Authorized Users harmless for any losses, claims, damages, awards, penalties, or injuries incurred, including reasonable attorney’s fees, which arise from any claim by any third party of an alleged infringement of copyright or any other property right arising out of the use of the Licensed Materials by the Licensee or any Authorized User in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. This indemnity shall survive the termination of this agreement. NO LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT IS APPLICABLE TO THIS INDEMNIFICATION.

Posted February 26, 2021