Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Published or Commercial Work

Individuals or organizations must apply for, and obtain written permission from Densho to republish or use any part of Densho’s work. In applying for such permission, the user will be required to describe the purpose of the work, the extent of the use, and the form in which it will appear.


Densho does not make any warranty whatsoever, including without limitation: that the website www.densho.org will be uninterrupted or error-free; that defects will be corrected; that this site, including the server that makes it available, is free of viruses or other harmful components; as to the results that may be obtained from use of the material on the site; or as to the accuracy, reliability, availability, suitability, quality, or operation of any information, software, or service provided on or accessible from the site.

The website www.densho.org and all information, products, and content incluced or accessible from this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind (express, implied, and statuatory, including but not limited to the warranties of title and non-infringement and the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose), all of which Densho disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of www.densho.org is at your sole risk.

Limits of Liability

In no event shall Densho be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential damages arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, authorized use, performance or nonperformance of this site, even if Densho was previously advised of the possibility of such damages and regardless of whether such damages arise in contract, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Densho. Our Privacy Policy is your assurance of our commitment. The www.densho.org website is owned and operated by Densho, a Washington State not-for-profit corporation.

Personal Information

Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, usage data, along with the name, telephone number, address, and e-mail address. Densho collects information from our users at several different points on our website:

Densho eNewsletter
The Densho eNewsletter is an optional monthly bulletin sent to people interested in Densho and related activities. Individuals opt-in to subscribe at the Densho website or through personal contact. Subscribers may choose to unsubscribe at any time. Unsubscribe information is located at the bottom of each eNewsletter. Densho uses the Groundspring.org EmailNow service to send and manage the email list.

A cookie is a small packet of information that Densho puts on your computer’s hard drive whenever a user visits our website. For each visitor to our website, our server automatically recognizes the following:

  • Your IP address
  • How you were referred to Densho’s website
  • The pages you have viewed
  • Browser type (e.g., Firefox)
  • Platform dependant information (e.g., Windows 2015)
  • Session data, which includes successful login. This state is closed upon closing the browser.
  • Densho also uses StatCounter and/or Google Analytics to analyze traffic to this website. These analytic services do not create individual profiles for visitors. They collect only aggregate data. For more information about StatCounter, please click here. For information about Google Analytics, click here.

How the Information is Used

Information from the Densho Digital Archive Agreement & Application is used to contact our registered users about the services on Densho’s website and Archive in which a user is interested in, to contact them about service issues and to notify them of changes or updates or announcements about service.

Cookies are used to monitor the traffic on our website so we can keep track of which pages are most frequently visited and to allow users to go from page to page without re-entering ID information.

Comments are used to revise, correct, update, and evaluate the content of our website.

Information Sharing

Densho does not sell, rent, swap or otherwise disclose any personal information to third parties. If Densho is required to disclose information collected from our members in response to any legal process issued by a court, Densho will comply with the legal process after giving notice to any members affected by it unless a court order prohibits such notice.

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