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Disclaimer: The Archive Project includes documents and other material from many sources, including links to other websites. Any views expressed or facts asserted in this material are solely attributable to their author and are not necessarily supported by the Archive Project or its trustees, officers, employees, affiliates, or funders.

Privacy: We are committed to protecting the privacy of Archive Project users. We will only retain personal information submitted through the “Submit Documents” feature, and reserve the right to use it to contact you in the course of verifying any materials you send us. We will only use it for this purpose and will not share it with third parties without your express permission, unless required by subpoena, court order, or other legal process, or to report suspected unlawful activities to law enforcement personnel.

Tracking Data: When you visit the Archive Project website, we automatically aggregate and store certain information, such as IP address, domain name, browser, date and time, and pages visited, so that we can track the use of our website and make improvements. Such information is never used to identify or contact you personally. We may also use “cookies,” small pieces of information sent to your browser to track usage patterns and traffic trends, in order to customize the content you see. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, but you may change your browser settings to refuse cookies if you prefer – though doing so may limit the site’s ability to respond to certain instructions.

Security: While we take all reasonable measures to protect Archive Project users, we cannot guarantee complete security of information transmitted via the Internet. Any transmission of personal information to or through our site is at your own risk. The Archive Project is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on this website. We will remove the metadata from any materials you submit to us for inclusion in the Archive Project.

Proprietary Rights and Limited License: All material on this website – including, without limitation, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, design, and software (“Material”) – is the exclusive property of the Archive Project, its content suppliers, or other third parties, and is protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights.  By submitting any Material for upload to the Archive Project website, you expressly represent and warrant: (a) that you have the authority and necessary permissions to provide the Archive Project with all such Material; and (b) that all such Material may be used by the Archive Project for the research, scholarship and other non-commercial purposes intended. You are strictly prohibited from copying, downloading, printing, displaying, distributing, transmitting, selling, making derivative use of, gathering, mining or extracting data, or exploiting for commercial purposes any Material on this website, except as follows: You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to access and print for personal use discrete material from this site solely for non-commercial purposes.

Prohibited Uses: The following uses of the Archive Project website – and any material it contains – are strictly prohibited: any purpose that is unlawful, or that could interfere with any other party’s use or enjoyment of the site; use of spiders, robots, or other technologies to collect e-mail addresses; and unauthorized attempts to alter or modify anything on the website. Any such unauthorized use – and any other use in violation of the Terms of Use outlined on this page – will automatically terminate your permission to access or use the Archive Project website.

Links to Third Party Sites: The Archive Project contains links to third party-websites. The Archive Project does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the content of any such site, or the privacy or security of any information which you or anyone else provide to them. The inclusion of a link in the Archive Project website does not imply endorsement, recommendation, or approval of any third-party site, any material posted on or available through that site, or that site’s sponsors.

No Liability: As described above, the Archive Project will make reasonable efforts to protect the Archive Project website and its users from privacy and technical threats. The Archive Project is nevertheless unable to warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from the Archive Project will always remain free of viruses or other harmful elements. The Archive Project therefore cannot and will not be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of the Archive Project, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages.

Governing Law: Any dispute arising under or relating in any way to these Terms of Use or the Archive Project shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, USA, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

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