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National Security Archive Web Site Terms and Conditions

It is in keeping with the National Security Archive's mission to expand and enhance public discourse regarding foreign, intelligence and economic policy. Unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted on the site, it is the National Security Archive's policy to encourage reproduction and distribution of the materials posted on our site. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

License to Use Materials Posted On Web Site

You may copy, reproduce and distribute materials from this site pursuant to this nonexclusive, limited license, provided that:

1. You maintain all copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices contained in any site content in the course of any use of such content. Copyright is not claimed as to any work of the United States government.

2. You cite the National Security Archive as the source of the materials in any reproduction, publication, distribution, or transfer of the materials and you link to the www.nsarchive.org Web site in any electronic reproduction, publication, distribution, or transfer of the materials.

a) When reproducing, publishing, distributing, or transferring a published or unpublished document in the National Security Archive collection, you credit the National Security Archive as the source of the document. For your convenience, we provide citation standards [link] for unpublished and published documents in the National Security Archive collection.

b) When reproducing, publishing, distributing, or transferring an article or section of the Web site in its entirety, you include the following statement: "These materials are reproduced from www.nsarchive.org with the permission of the National Security Archive."

c) You may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content in any reproduction, publication, distribution, or transfer of an article or section of the Web site that is credited to the National Security Archive, except that you may excerpt portions of the content with credit to the author, where applicable, and the National Security Archive.

Electronic Mailing List and Privacy

If you are interested in receiving news from the National Security Archive, you may request to be placed on our Electronic Mailing List. We ask for your email address so that we can send news to you. In addition, we use the list to send an annual solicitation for contributions to support the work of the National Security Archive. We do not sell, rent or share our mailing list. In the event you wish to update or delete an email address in our possession please contact nsarchiv@gwu.edu to make those changes.

Donor Privacy Policy

The National Security Archive Fund, Inc., (the “Archive”) deeply values the contributions of the many individuals and charitable foundations that support our work.  To protect the privacy of our donors, the Archive will not sell, trade or share donor contact information that it collects with any other organizations and will not send mailings on behalf of other organizations.  If a donor wishes to remain anonymous, they have the option for their gift to be listed as an anonymous donation on or excluded from any list of donors that the Archive may publish, except to the extent that the law requires the Archive to maintain or disclose donor information.  This policy may be updated from time to time. 

Limitation of Liability

The National Security Archive site includes information about the Freedom of Information Act and other laws relating to access to government information. This information does not constitute legal advice. The law changes very rapidly and, accordingly, we do not guarantee that any information on this Web site is accurate and up to date. Additionally, the law differs from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and is subject to interpretation of courts located in each jurisdiction. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case and the tools and information provided to you may not be an appropriate fit in your case. Nothing that you read or is provided on this Web site should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent legal counsel.

The National Security Archive, its officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, agents, successors, or assigns shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind, including any special or consequential damages, resulting in any way from the unavailability or interruption of its site, delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions on its site, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The materials contained on this Web site have been prepared and compiled by the National Security Archive as a service to its readers. The National Security Archive endeavors to provide accurate material on its Web site, but it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the information contained in or linked to this Web site. People using these or other government documents are reminded that government records sometimes contain material that is unverified, inaccurate, distorted or untrue. Further, under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. Sec. 552a), federal agencies are not required to verify personal information that may be released under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. Sec. 552). The government records available on this site are merely true facsimiles of government records, and the Archive has not independently verified their content. Users of information from the National Security Archive site and related sites or links do so at their own risk.

THE SITE, AND ALL ITS CONTENTS, AND ALL SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION FOUND ON THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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(National Security Archive Web Site Terms and Conditions, updated 9/11/09)


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