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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, a world class museum of railroad history in Strasburg, PA.

Legal and Privacy Notices

Site Copyright

This web site, www.rrmuseumpa.org, is copyright © 2008 - 2014 by the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (FRM), P. O. Box 125, Strasburg, PA 17579. Earlier versions with similar content have been copyright since 1997. This copyright is renewed immediately as changes are made. Our copyright includes all pages and sections of this web site, including periodic changes and modifications. It covers all content, including text, HTML code, pictures, graphics and design, except as may be covered by other copyright or trademark authority, whether reached through www.rrmuseumpa.org or any other URL owned and used by the FRM.

Except as is authorized by law under the fair use provisions, all rights are reserved by the FRM, and no copying or use may be made of this material without prior written approval which may only be granted upon request to the Webmaster at the address listed above. Inclusion of any material on this site within the frames of any other site, or the automatic redirection to our site of requests for other URL's, is prohibited. For policy regarding use of images, click here.

The web site is maintained subject to the direction of the management of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission), with which the Friends of the Railroad Museum collaborates under charter.

Copyright Infringement Claims
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Information

This site endeavors to faithfully observe all copyright and trademark rights, and we will promptly respond to any inquiries concerning such matters, including the prompt removal of any material protected by copyright or trademark which may have been inadvertently used. In the event that you wish to allege that any page on this web site infringes on your copyright or trademark, please notify the following designated copyright agent, under our process which is modeled on the procedures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, P.L. 105-304:

Charles Fox
Museum Director
C/O Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
P. O. Box 125
Strasburg, PA 17579
info@rrmuseumpa.org
(this email address is NOT for other inquiries;
for general questions see the Contacts page)

Reporting copyright or trademark infringements

Infringement claims must be in writing (either electronic mail or paper letter) and should include the following elements:

1. a physical or electronic signature;
2. identification of the infringed work;
3. identification of the infringed material;
4. contact information for the complainant, e.g. address, telephone number, electronic mail address;
5. a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright/trademark owner or the law; and
6. a statement that the information contained in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

For more information on United States Copyright Laws, go to the US Copyright Office or a summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act provided by the American Library Association.

Photographs

All photos on this site are owned by the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission) or the Friends of the Museum, and are covered by the copyright of this site, or are used by authorization of their owner. They have been taken by the Webmaster, professional photographers engaged by the Museum, and several members, or lawfully donated or provided to the Museum. Permission may be granted to use pictures owned by the Museum for non-commercial purposes only, and may be requested by clicking here: describe the picture, its intended use, and provide the URL of the page on which it appears.

Privacy Policy and Emailing Statement

We believe that the full benefits of the World Wide Web
should rest on a respect for its users.

  • We do not maintain any records of the identity of our web-site visitors. In the event that we use "cookie" technology to assist you in a more helpful return visit, or to assist in maintaining general site usage statistics, this will not be used in any intrusive manner. A cookie may be placed to keep track of a pending order you are placing from the Whistle Stop Shop; this information will not be used for any other purpose.
  • If you have voluntarily given us your name and US mail address or E-mail address in connection with a visit to this site, we may send you notices of Museum events, important changes to this web site, or information about special purchasing opportunities (at this web site only). No such information is retained or used for children under age 13.
  • We use the services of Constant Contact, a professional email management service, to assure that our general lists are up to date, that your privacy is safeguarded, and that we fully comply with federal legislation governing email. This signup service is available here. They provide an easy way to join or leave any of our emailing lists.You may view their standard privacy statement, which reflects our own, when you sign up for email.
  • We may contact members of the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania as part of their benefits of membership, but will use E-mail for this purpose only if the member has provided the address to us.
  • We will not share information about you that might be derived in the future from your participation in this Web site, such as your E-mail address, phone number, buying records or membership history with any outside source, except to the extent made mandatory by law or legal process.
  • We will not assail you with flashing ads, nor expose you to thinly-disguised commercial services. Other than items for sale that are directly related to our railroad history mission, we believe you are visiting our site for information -- we are not a commercial enterprise. Any links we provide to other sites that may render commercial or information services are only to allow you to pursue railroad-related information; we disclaim any responsibility for their content. We decline numerous requests to place commercial links.
  • We respect your privacy.

COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) Compliance

We are not a commercial site, and do not sell to, nor accept donations of any sort from, children. This site does not target service to children under age 13 except that they may access general material regarding railroad history and museum activities that is suitable for all ages. No information is collected from children under age 13. (See privacy statement above.) Information on The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is available at the Federal Trade Commission site.             

 
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