Terms of Use


Welcome to the Sitka History Museum website, a service we offer together with the Sitka Historical Society, affiliates, agents, and licensors (collectively “Museum”). The Sitka History Museum provides content on this website, other associated websites, and third-party sites on which it maintains a presence in order to educate and benefit the Public. The Museum invites the Public to use its online content for personal, educational, and other non-commercial purposes. The following terms apply to your use of and access to any Museum owned or operated website (“Website”), as well as any electronic submission sent, received, posted, accessed, or stored via any Museum network (“Network”), including without limitation its wireless, web, data, and messaging services; Internet services; and internal email network for communicating with Museum employees. Certain products or services offered through our Website may have additional terms and conditions, which govern in the event of any inconsistency with the terms below.


In addition to other agreements between you and Museum, these terms explain the policies that govern your access to and use of our Website and Network, including the actions that we may take, within our sole discretion, for any use that we deem unacceptable. By accessing or using our Website or Network, you agree to these terms (collectively the “Policy and Agreement”), as we may modify it from time to time. If you do not agree to accept and comply with the Policy and Agreement, do not access or use our Website or Network.


The Website may contain links to other websites that are maintained by third parties over which we have no control. These links are provided for convenience only. Use of these links will cause you to leave this Website and use of third-party websites is entirely at your own risk. We make no representation or warranty concerning any other site or the information, products, or services offered or appearing on or through these sites. We do not sponsor or endorse operators of the sites or the content, products, or services they provide, and we are not responsible or liable for the conduct of the sites’ operators, the content, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials offered at the sites.


You may access and use our Website and Network only for lawful purposes. You are responsible for any transmission you send, receive, post, access, or store via our Network, including the content of any communication. Transmitting, distributing, or storing any material that violates any applicable law is prohibited. Additionally, the following non-exhaustive list details the kinds of illegal or harmful conduct that are prohibited.


The Museum is the owner of the compilation of content posted on the Websites including, but not limited to, text, images, audio, video, and design. The Museum does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is owned by Museum and some is protected by third-party rights. Infringement of intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights including, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right. Infringement may result from the unauthorized copying, distribution and/or posting of pictures, logos, software, articles, musical works, and videos.


Disseminating or posting material that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, harassing, threatening, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not access or use our Website or Network in any manner for the transmission or dissemination of images containing child pornography.


Including, without limitation, violations of the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations administered by the Department of Commerce.


Offering or disseminating fraudulent goods, services, schemes, or promotions.


Violating the rules, regulations, or policies that apply to any third-party network, server, computer database, or website that you access.


Disseminating or posting harmful content including, without limitation, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, zombies, cancelbots or any other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, secretly intercept or seize any system, program, data or personal information.


You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication (except as may be permitted by fair use under the copyright law), you must obtain prior written permission from the Museum (or other owner of the Content as applicable). Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats to the Curator of Collections and Exhibits. Further information about Image and Content use rights can be found on the Research page of this website.


Many of the names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the Museum Websites are registered or common law (unregistered) marks of the Sitka Historical Society and subsidiary Museum. You may not use the Museum trademarks without prior written permission. Trademarks of third parties may also appear on the Museum Websites from time to time. You agree that nothing on the Museum Websites shall be construed as granting any license to use any Trademark displayed on the Museum Websites without the express written permission of the owner of the trademark.


You may not distribute, publish, or send through our Network: (1) unsolicited advertisements, solicitations, commercial e-mail messages or promotional messages of any kind; (2) unsolicited informational announcements; (3) chain mail; (4) numerous copies of the same or substantially similar messages; (5) empty messages; (6) messages which contain no substantive content; (7) very large messages or files that disrupt a server, account, newsgroup, or chat service. Likewise, you may not (1) participate in collecting e-mail addresses, screen names, or other identifiers of others (without our prior written consent), a practice sometimes known as spidering or harvesting; (2)participate in using software (including “spyware”) designed to facilitate such activity; (3) collect responses from unsolicited messages; or (4) use any of our mail servers or other site’s mail server to relay email without the express permission of the account holder or the site.


You may not violate the security of our Website or Network in any way. Such violations may result in criminal or civil liability. Museum may, but is not obligated to, investigate any violation of our Network. We may cooperate with law enforcement where criminal or unauthorized activity is suspected. By using our products and services or sending, receiving, posting, accessing, or storing any electronic transmission via our Network, you agree to cooperate, as well, in any such investigation.


All users of the Services must adhere to the terms of this Policy and Agreement. We have the right, but are not obligated to, strictly enforce this Policy and Agreement through self-help, active investigation, litigation, and prosecution. We may also access and disclose any information (including transactional information) related to your access and use of our Website or Network for any lawful reason. Indirect or attempted breaches of this Policy and Agreement, and actual or attempted breaches by a third party on behalf of a company, customer, or user, may be considered breaches of this Policy and Agreement by such company, customer, or user.


The Content is provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The Museum shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of Museum Websites or downloading any Content from the Museum Websites.


This Policy and Agreement is governed by and must be construed under the laws of the State of Alaska.


By using the Museum Websites, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Museum harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of the Museum Websites.


We reserve the right to modify this Policy and Agreement at any time. You agree to the Policy and Agreement by accessing or using our Website, products or services, or by sending any electronic transmission through our Network.


Please send any questions our comments about our site to KristyGriffin@SitkaHistory.org, or bring to our attention any content you believe may be inaccurate.