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Last Updated: May 16, 2016

This Permissions page is part of the Terms of Service (“Terms”) for JSH-Online (the “Service”), owned and operated by The Christian Science Publishing Society and its affiliate The First Church of Christ, Scientist (“CSPS”). General rules and restrictions concerning use of content from the Service (“Content”) can be found in Sections 2, 3 and 12 of the Terms. Special rules apply to Subscribing Organizations with Institutional Subscriptions; please see Section 3 of the Terms.

For the convenience of our Users, this Permissions page lists certain uses that Users may make of the Content without needing to seek further specific permission. It also provides information on how to request permission when needed.

Uses for which you need not ask permission

Sharing of photocopies or print copies of articles

Individual Users may download Content from the Service—one machine readable copy and one print copy per page—for your personal, noncommercial use only, where permitted by the Service’s functionality (in some cases the functionality may not allow printing or downloading of Content). Individual Users may share up to 100 photocopies or print copies of a stand-alone text article. Subscribing organizations and other Non-Profit organizations (churches, informal groups, schools, 501(c)(3) organizations, and the like) may make up to two enlargements on paper (e.g., for window displays, event booths, etc.), or up to 100 photocopies or print copies of a stand-alone text article for one-time distribution, free of charge, at public events and talks, fairs, meetings, conferences, summits, etc., to promote JSH-Online or the print or digital editions of our magazines.

Please note that the above permission does not apply to entire issues of magazines, "Items of Interest," reader comments or other reader-submitted Content, nor does it permit you to incorporate or post an article into another web page, publication, etc., without permission (but see “Linking to the Service” below). You must ensure that the Service’s copyright and other notices and the URL “” are legible on the copies. Whenever possible, we ask that you use the electronic sharing functions provided by the Service rather than sharing photocopies of articles, as this gives the recipient the opportunity to explore not only JSH-Online but also

If copying from a print magazine, please observe the following additional guidelines: (1) Please only use full pages; (2) full page images must include the adjacent page of written content as it appears in the magazine; (3) all credits must be preserved; and (4) copies of covers must include credits and model disclaimers (usually found on one of the inside front pages).

Sharing Electronic Copies of Content

Individual Users may share electronic copies of Content only through the sharing functions provided by the Service or through permitted non-public display on a device. Specifically, the Service permits Users to share links to certain Content by email. This functionality does not actually send a copy of the Content, but instead sends a link to the Content so that the email recipient may access the Content by clicking on the emailed link. You do not need permission to use this “email a link” functionality; however, you may not email the Content itself.

Additionally, the Service may permit sharing of links to Content via Facebook and/or other social media applications. Sharing Content via social media is only allowed using the functionality provided by the Service. Please do not share logos or images from the Content other than via the sharing functions provided by the Service. Please do not copy posts from a social media page to post elsewhere. 

The video below shows how to share Content with non-subscribers via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Click here to watch in Flash.
Click here to watch with your iOS device. 

Sharing Entire Issues of Magazines in Print Format

Subscribers may download entire issues of magazines only as the Service’s functionality permits and for the Subscriber’s personal use only. Subscribers may store one copy of each issue on their own computer, and print one copy for their own use. You may share your printed copy with others, but you may not make additional printed copies to share. Special rules apply to Subscribing Organizations with Institutional Subscriptions; please see Section 3 of the Terms.

Sharing of Entire Issues of Magazines in Electronic Format

Users may not share full issues of magazines downloaded from the Service by any electronic method whatsoever, including, without limitation, by email, web posting, file sharing, digital copying or otherwise.

Linking to the Service

JSH-Online appreciates the growing web and blogging community and wants to be part of the conversation. However, as a paid subscription website, we ask that you link to articles on JSH-Online, rather than reproduce them on your site or blog ("your site").

Linking to the JSH-Online Homepage

JSH-Online invites you to place a link to our homepage on your site. Please see for more information on linking to us, as well as some web-enabled logos. Our homepage includes links to each of our magazines, and other online-only Content, so there is no need to link directly to any individual magazine. The JSH-Online homepage offers a substantial amount of freely accessible content which is updated regularly, and no permission is needed to link to it.

Deep Linking to Specific Content

A "deep link" is a direct link to a specific article or other Content on JSH-Online, as opposed to a link to our homepage. A link to the JSH-Online homepage is not considered to be a deep link. If you are a Subscriber and wish to post a deep link on your site, please use the Service’s sharing function to send yourself an email link to the Content . The email will include a deep link to the Content that you can post on your site, that will enable non-subscribers to access the Content on JSH-Online. For an instructional video, please see the links above. You may reproduce the first paragraph of an article, or a brief description of other Content, as an introduction to the deep link. (Technical Note: Sharing the URL of specific Content on JSH-Online will not enable a non-subscribing visitor to access the Content, it will only lead to a log-in page.) The Service’s functionality may not allow some Content to be shared, and such Content should not be shared via other methods. If you are a Subscriber, your site may maintain as many as five deep links to Content on JSH-Online without prior written permission. To request permission to post more than five deep links, please contact us at Institutions should have their own subscriptions to post deep links on their websites. Please note that the 5 deep link limit does not apply to sharing Content via the social media sharing functionality provided by the Service. However, we ask that social media sharing of Content be done sparingly, and treated as a way to let non-Subscribers know about the Content on JSH-Online, rather than as a way to avoid subscribing.

Linking to The Christian Science Journal Directory

JSH-Online invites you to embed The Christian Science Journal Directory Search Widget on your site. The Directory is a complete listing of all Christian Science Practitioners, Teachers, Churches, Societies, Reading Rooms, Christian Science Nurses, College Organizations, and Committees on Publication worldwide. Sign up to get the Directory Search Widget embed code for placement on your website. Please review the Journal Directory Search Widget: User License Agreement before adding the widget to your site. To learn more about the The Christian Science Journal Directory, visit

Other Uses

Other than as described above, if you would like to repost, reprint or otherwise reuse an article or any other Content, please see the following “Permission Requests” section.

Permission Requests

Photos and audio / video / podcast permissions

Photos, audio, and video materials created by CSPS, including audio clips, audio slideshows, radio programs, videos and podcasts posted on this Service are made available for private, personal use only. Please note that “personal use” does not include sharing Content other than as permitted by these Permissions guidelines.

You may not download, capture, or extract photos, illustrations or other images from the context of the text article in which they were originally published. You may not download, capture, or extract audio clips, audio slideshows, radio programs, videos and podcasts unless the functionality of the Service specifically permits you to do so. Unless otherwise allowed in these Permissions guidelines, you must request permission in order to republish, embed, publicly display, perform, or distribute this Content through any media, including but not limited to broadcast and websites. However, no permission is needed to receive streaming transmissions of Content for group listening or viewing, for example listening to a Sentinel Radio chat in a Christian Science Reading Room. 

How to submit a permission request

To request permission to reproduce copyrighted Content from this Service in ways not addressed above, under “Uses for which you need not ask permission,” or to ask general questions about our reprint policies, email us at Please include the following information along with your request:

  • Your name, organization, address, phone number, fax, and email;
  • Title and author of the article or a description of any non-article Content;
  • The URL on JSH-Online where you found the item, as well as the name and date of our publication in which the item appeared, if indicated;
  • Description of how you plan to use the item;
  • Media in which you plan to use the item--please be specific as to format, (Print: book, magazine, photocopies; Electronic: Internet, intranet, e-book, CD-ROM, DVD; Audio/visual, etc.);
  • The length of time you want to use the item;
  • The circulation or number of copies you want to make;
  • The price (if any) you intend to charge for your product or publication;
  • The date of your event, or the deadline date for your publication; and
  • Any other information which might be helpful to us in considering your request.

Note: There are some elements of Content which CSPS does not own or control. In such cases, CSPS must refer reuse requests to another rights holder. Different kinds of Content are subject to varying re-use guidelines. If you have questions about specific Content, please feel free to contact us at

Christian Science Reading Rooms have separate guidelines for reuse of Content. Please email for more information.

Permission contacts for related publications and organizations

CSPS and its affiliates maintain other websites, which have their own permissions and copyright information. Visit