Terms and Conditions for Submissions to the Share Your Story Project

Thank you for supporting the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Share Your Story project, which is helping to create a permanent digital record of peoples connections to aviation and spaceflight. Your participation in this project will allow future historians and the general public to gain a greater understanding of how people's lives have been transformed by aviation and spaceflight. You agree that your submission is subject to the following terms and conditions:

At the time of your submission you must be 18 years of age or older.

Your submission must be created by you, wholly original, except that: you may include things that are in the public domain and/or, if submitting an oral history, share these terms and conditions to the interviewee and obtain his or her agreement to them prior to submitting the interview.

You retain ownership in your submission, but by making a submission you give the Smithsonian, and those authorized by the Smithsonian, your irrevocable perpetual permission to disseminate, modify, and use your submission, in whole or in part, in all media now known or later developed, for standard museum purposes.This permission includes publication in communication channels (websites, social media, print and online publications, newsletters), publicity and promotions, fundraising, educational programming and publications, and exhibitions.

Do not submit anything that is commercial, off-topic, partisan-political, contains personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, pornographic, or that infringes the rights of any third party, or violates the rules at www.si.edu/terms of use, which are incorporated here by reference.Once you make a submission, the Smithsonian reviews it for compliance with these rules.The Smithsonian may, but is not obliged to, edit submissions for grammar, spelling, and/or insignificant profanity.The Smithsonian is under no obligation to keep, post, or use any submission.

By making a submission, you waive any privacy expectations you may have with regard to your submission.  If the Smithsonian selects your submission for inclusion on its website and social media channels, the Smithsonian will make the submission, in whole or part, available to the general public.  The public may use and share your submission in various ways including via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest, and applications such as “share this,” all of which operate independently of the Smithsonian (i.e., have their own policies and terms), and commentary with which you disagree may become associated with your submission.

If selected for inclusion on the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum website, the Smithsonian will only post online your first name and last initial.However, personal (contact) information Smithsonian collects from this site will be subject to www.si.edu/privacy.

You are solely responsible for your submission and any consequences of submitting it.The Smithsonian shall not be responsible or liable for any breach of these terms and conditions by you, claims by a third party that your submission violates the third party's rights, or claims by you that a third party is misusing your submission.

If you have questions about any aspect of these terms and conditions, you may contact the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.