National Portal to Historic Collections® Web Site Terms, Conditions, And Notices
Agreement Between User And American Heritage Inc.
Welcome to NationalPortal.org
NationalPortal.org (the “Website”) is owned and operated by American Heritage Inc. (“American Heritage”). American Heritage is dedicated to providing visitors to NationalPortal.org with a highly interactive and positive experience, while at the same time protecting our rights and the rights of our users. We have developed these Terms of Service to govern your use of NationalPortal.org, and we, along with our affiliates, partners and advertisers, provide content and services to you subject to the following conditions. Your use of NationalPortal.org tells us you have read and agreed to these Terms of Service. Please read them carefully. This Terms of Service is a binding contract between you and American Heritage, regarding your use of NationalPortal.org. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please exit the Website.
All contents of this Website are: Copyright © 2005 American Heritage Publishing Company. 416 Hungerford Drive, Suite 216, Rockville, MD 20850-4127 - U.S.A., or third-party content providers and are protected by international copyright law. All rights reserved.
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You may use the Content online and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such Content. No other use is permitted. You may not, for example, republish the Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any of the Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content without securing the prior written consent of American Heritage.
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Please note that AmericanHeritage.com does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication. American Heritage is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to AmericanHeritage.com.
Other Specifics About Interactive Areas (Message Boards, Chat Areas, etc.)
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Interactive areas, discussion boards, chat rooms, etc., are intended to encourage public debate. We expect people to differ - judgment and opinion are subjective things - and we encourage freedom of speech and a marketplace of ideas. But by using these areas of AmericanHeritage.com, you are participating in a community that is intended for all our users. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether content violates any Posting Rule will be made by American Heritage in its sole discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting content on our Website. When using AmericanHeritage.com, please do not post material that:
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- “flames” any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.
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Software Available On This Web Site
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