DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Privacy Act Statement 
The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is a Not for Profit Organization establishment under the laws of the United States of America. In partial fulfillment of this organizations duty to its members, AAAM provides this WEB site as a public service. Although AAAM is not covered by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 522a), AAAM, as a matter of policy uses that Act as a guide in providing services to the public. 

Notice of Use 
AAAM collects information for several different purposes throughout the WEB site. For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes to assist AAAM in determining how to better fulfill its mission for the increase and diffusion of knowledge; user comments are collected and user profiles are conducted for the purposes of improving the presentation and content of our WEB pages. AAAM also collects membership applicant information for the purposes of developing membership in the AAAM and for Contributing Members of the AAAM; AAAM also collects sales information for the purposes of conducting sales of AAAM products, publications and services via the Internet. Revenues from the sale of AAAM products and services go to directly support the mission of the AAAM, including the support of this WEB site. Like other publishers of magazines and vendors of products, the AAAM, from time to time, may sell to, or exchange with, commercial entities its magazine subscription and customer lists. AAAM respects the rights of those individuals who do not wish to have their name included in the sale of these lists. Please so indicate at the time you fill out the application, and the AAAM will take all reasonable steps to respect that request. 

AAAM collects this information directly from the user to the greatest extent possible, except in limited cases, for credit sales, where AAAM reserves the right to check the credit record of an individual prior to sending merchandise to that individual. 

Security
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the AAAM's software system employs programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. 

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. 

Trademark 
"AAAM" and "Association" are trademarks of the Association of African American Museums and may not be used without express license in writing from AAAM. 

Copyright 
Except for items in the public domain and those items for which a copyright is held by a third party and AAAM has made "fair use" pursuant to § 107 of the Copyright law, all content and all presentation of content on these WEB pages are Copyrighted in the name of AAAM. As a user of these WEB pages, you may download and copy a reasonable portion of these pages for your personal and noncommercial use, except for those materials that are specifically indicated on the WEB site that they are copyrighted by the Association of African American Museums and may not be reproduced or copied without written permission. Educators, students and researchers are encouraged to use the information in these pages for educational and scholarly purposes. If an item on these WEB pages is indicated as Copyrighted by a third person, please respect the rights of that individual in his or her intellectual property, and seek that person's written permission to copy the work. 

Comments 
AAAM welcomes your comments about our WEB pages. Any questions that you may have about this site, this disclosure statement or the AAAM are welcome. Please send your inquiry and comments to our WEB master. Because of the high volume of usage of this site, AAAM may not be able to respond directly to your inquiry. However, your comments will be read, and to the extent that AAAM is able, your comments will be taken into consideration. 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the agent to receive notification of claimed infringement is: 

Samuel W. Black, President
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-454-6391
E-mail: swblack@heinzhistorycenter.org

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