Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I am a subscriber to this publication. However, I have a team of employees who need to have this information. How can I legally share this issue without violating your copyright?
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Q. Tell me more about group subscriptions.
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Q. What if my people need access to more than one publication from Inside Mortgage Finance?
A. Based on expected readership, IMF can offer one price for access to all publications, or varying prices for each newsletter. Some agreements are for access to only one publication. Some companies start with a license for one publication and add more later. These decisions are based on discussions with the company about its needs. (Note: we also offer group pricing for data subscriptions.)
Q. My team needs to access your online archives. How can I legally let them do that on my subscription?
A. Anyone with a paid subscription has the right to access our archives through use of a password for that individual. That includes group subscribers. When you apply for a password, you agree to terms that stipulate single-person access.
Q. Can't I just let my team share my password to access the archives?
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Q. If I have the newsletter delivered by email, can I forward it to others?
A. Not legally. That would violate our copyright and the agreement you signed when you arranged for email delivery.
Q. Can't I just print out several copies of an electronically-delivered newsletter?
A. You are certainly authorized to print out one copy for your use. You may physically route that paper copy to any number of your staff. You cannot, however, print out several copies for their use, nor can you photocopy it.
Q. Who do I contact to discuss group subscriptions?
A. Call our customer service lead, Gwen Jones, at (301) 951-1240, ext. 324.
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