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Terms & Conditions of Use

This web site (“the Site”) is owned by The Historical Society of Dauphin County (HSDC), hereafter referred to as “We,” “Our,” and “Us” in this Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (“Agreement”). The terms “You” and “Your” refer to the user of the Site. The term “Content” includes, but is not limited to, design, layout, graphics, text, and code.

Acceptance of Agreement

By using or accessing the Site, You agree to comply with and be legally bound by this Agreement. You may not use the Site if You do not agree with these terms and conditions so please review them carefully.


Content on the Site is protected under copyrights and other intellectual property rights. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute, by any means or in any manner, any Content on or from the Site without Our prior written consent, except where allowed by law.

If You believe We have infringed upon Your copyright, send a signed letter to Us at the address listed on the Site’s contact page. The letter should contain identification of the work claimed to be infringed upon, a statement that You are the copyright owner of the work, the Site URL on which the work appears, and Your name, address and phone number.

Permitted Use

You may only use the Site for personal, non-commercial purposes. In addition to the restrictions above, You may not use any bot, spider, crawler, or any automatic or manual process or device to monitor or copy the Site or its Content without Our prior written consent, except where allowed by law. You may not interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Site, and any act of tampering with or circumventing security on the Site is not permitted. Unauthorized use of the Site may be a criminal offense and/or result in Us pursuing a claim for damages.

Service Marks

Service marks, registered service marks, trademarks, and product and company names and logos mentioned or appearing on the Site belong to their respective owners.

Links to Other Sites

We make no representations about, and have no control over the Content or availability of web sites whose links appear on the Site or web sites that link to the Site. A link to or from another web site does not imply that We endorse that web site, and We do not accept responsibility for the Content or operation of other web sites and are not liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of other web sites or internet resources.


When You visit the Site, the web server and other internet devices may log certain information about You. This information includes, but is not limited to, Your public IP address, Your domain name and DNS suffix, the country from which You accessed the Site, the type of operating system and web browser that You are using, the URL of the page(s) that You accessed, the time that You accessed the page(s), and the page(s) that brought You to the Site.

We reserve the right to share aggregate information from the web server logs, such as the number of visitors the Site served, with third parties. We will not share information that can be used to personally identify You.

When You send email to addresses listed on the Site, information appearing in the message header, such as the return email address, is used by Us to respond to You. We will not share Your email address with third parties.

The Site contains forms that ask You to provide Us with personally identifiable information. We will not share information that You enter on these forms with third parties.

We attempt to secure Your information using electronic and physical safeguards, but protection of Your information is not guaranteed.

We reserve the right to share any information collected about You if required to do so by law.


We do not guarantee the Site will operate without interruption, and We accept no liability for its unavailability. We reserve the right to discontinue or limit access to any aspect of the Site without notice.


All Content on the Site is provided “as is” and “as available.” To the maximum extent allowed by law, We disclaim all conditions, representations, and warranties, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, satisfactory quality, title, or non-infringement. We do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that the content provided through the Site is accurate, complete, correct, timely, suitable, or reliable.

Limitation of Liability

You agree that in no event shall We or our employees, trustees, sponsors, partners, representatives, agents, or affiliates be liable or have any responsibility to You. To the fullest extent permitted by law, We shall not be be liable for any special, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with Your use, or inability to use, the Site.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Us, and Our employees, trustees, sponsors, partners, representatives, agents, and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, damage, claim, and expense, including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, relating to Your violation of this Agreement or Your use of the Site or its Content.

Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania. Any legal action relating to this Agreement shall be filed only in state or federal courts located in Pennsylvania.


You agree that if any part of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, all other parts of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement is the entire and only agreement between Us and You and supercedes all prior agreements or understandings.

Modification of Agreement

In the future, and from time to time, We may post modifications to this Agreement on the Site. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time and without specific notice to You.