Our legal name is the “Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum;” tax identification number 94-2542813.

Terms of Use

The Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum commonly known as the Los Altos History Museum (“LAHM”) provides the content on its website (https:/losaltoshistory.org), including but not limited to text, images, audio and video (the “Content”), in support of its mission to inspire imagination, stimulate thought and transform society. LAHM preserves and shares our local history to enrich our community and to shape a more informed future. Visitors are invited to use the online Content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. BY USING THE LAHM WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS.

Authorized Use

Content is made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for Fair Use as defined in the United States copyright laws.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER LAHM, ITS AFFILIATES, TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (EVEN IF THE MUSEUM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO USE OF THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, AND/OR COMPILATION.

Indemnity

THE USER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD LAHM AND ITS RESPECTIVE SUPERVISORS, TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES, ALLEGATIONS, COSTS, EXPENSES, FEES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES), JUDGMENTS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, AND DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF OR OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, OR ANY OF ITS MATERIALS.

Intellectual Property and Copyright

LAHM respects the intellectual property rights of others. In appropriate circumstances, LAHM, may at its discretion, remove, disable and/or terminate access to any material on or linked to or from the LAHM website that it suspects to be infringing upon a third party’s intellectual property rights or other rights.

The Content made available on the LAHM website may be owned by LAHM, owned by others and used with their permission, in the public domain, or owned by others and used in accordance with exemptions provided by applicable law including “Fair Use.”

Content may be marked with a digital watermark identifying LAHM as the publisher of the content. The use of such watermark does not imply ownership of the content by LAHM or provide a waiver of any rights associated to the Content.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Content is provided “as is” and “where is” without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. LAHM shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of the website or downloading any Content published therein.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

LAHM is committed to complying with U.S. copyright and related laws. Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under U.S. copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) to report alleged infringements. A copyright owner of any content should contact LAHM immediately to report any concerns of infringement by providing notice to the Museum’s Designated Agent as required by the DMCA, Title 17 U.S.C. § 512. If such notice is provided by email please address it to: legal@losaltoshistory.org if such notice is by mail, please address it to: Copyright Agent, Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. CA 94022.

Links to Third Party Sites

This LAHM website may contain links to third party sites that are not under its control. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, and they do not indicate LAHM’s endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content of the linked website, including any advertisements that may be posted. LAHM makes no representation or warranty and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the externally linked sites.

Reservation of Rights

LAHM reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Failure of LAHM to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law and the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Users of the LAHM website hereby consent to exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California.

Privacy Policy

The Los Altos History Museum (“LAHM”) respects the privacy of its patrons when visiting the LAHM website, purchasing a membership, making a donation or buying an event or program ticket. LAHM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about individuals, such as names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and credit/debit card numbers (“Personal Information”), unless the individual voluntarily provides it.

This LAHM Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs the use and disclosure of Personal Information.

Visiting LAHM in person or using the LAHM website indicates you accept the terms of the Privacy Policy. When providing Personal Information, you consent to LAHM’s collection and use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy, as it may be revised from time to time.

Disclosure of Information

LAHM will not sell, trade or rent your Personal Information to others without your permission.

Non-Personal Information

When you use the LAHM website, LAHM may automatically collect information about your Internet connection, including but not limited to: (i) the name of the Internet domain you used to access the Internet; (ii) the date and time you accessed the LAHM website; and, (iii) the pages you visited. This information (“Non-Personal Information”) does not identify you personally.  LAHM may use this Non-Personal Information to monitor and improve its website.

Cookies

Cookies are small files of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your Web browser. LAHM does not use cookies containing any personally identifiable information. LAHM may place cookies on visitors’ computers to collect aggregate information for site traffic analysis, such as the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed. Most Web browsers automatically accept these cookies, but you can change the preferences of your browser so that it does not accept them.

Memberships and Donations

When you purchase a membership or make a donation to LAHM, LAHM will ask you to provide the Personal Information needed to process your membership and/or to acknowledge your contribution. This information includes your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only as needed to process your transaction.  LAHM retains member and donor-related information only as needed to fulfill the purposes described in this policy unless a longer retention period is required by law. For example, tax laws in the United States and the State of California may require LAHM to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file.

Third Party Processing

The third parties’ practices in connection with the ordering, processing, and delivery of the Museum’s products are subject to their own privacy policies.

Children

LAHM does not solicit Personal Information from children on its website. Children thirteen years of age and under must obtain their parent’s permission before providing Personal Information to the LAHM website or when purchasing products or services from LAHM online.

Photography at the Museum and Expectation of Privacy During In-Person Visits

Still photography and short smartphone videos (“Photography”) are generally allowed at LAHM, both at exhibits and special events, for non-commercial use only. For certain exhibits, Photography may be restricted or prohibited at LAHM’s discretion. Professional or commercial photographers wishing to take pictures should contact LAHM for permission.

LAHM is a public place and photography is generally permitted. Visitors coming to LAHM acknowledge and accept that there is no expectation of privacy when visiting LAHM in person.

Updates and Revisions

LAHM reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice by posting a revised privacy policy on the LAHM website. You should periodically check for any changes to the current policy. By continuing to use the LAHM website, you agree to the Privacy Policy as amended.