Privacy Policy

The New-York Historical Society collects information about each visitor to the web Site in three ways: (1) through your IP address, which does not contain any personal information , (2) through any email correspondences you send to us, and (3) when you submit information using an online order/input form on one of our web pages.

Use of Information
N-YHS uses email addresses to send out information regarding membership and Public Programs offered at N-YHS or services and events offered to N-YHS members. If you wish to subscribe to our membership and public programs e-newsletters, we ask that you give your name and e-mail address. This information is used only by N-YHS and is never sold or distributed. Any information you share with us will be treated confidentially and will not be disclosed to anyone outside of N-YHS without your permission. If your information changes, you can contact to provide updated information. If you are no longer interested in receiving email communications from N-YHS, you can opt-out by emailing with your request to be removed from our list.

All Content is Protected by Copyright Laws

Software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials are protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions as well. The New-York Historical Society retains all rights, including copyright, in data, image, text, and any other information contained in these files. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the material on this Web site may also subsist in individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the New-York Historical Society. The New-York Historical Society expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this Web site, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws, and as described below.

Fair Use is Permitted
Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from the New-York Historical Society's Web site for such uses are welcome to do so without the New-York Historical Society's express permission. Users must cite both the author and the source of this material as they would material from any printed work; the citation should include the URL "".

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text and image files from this Web site, users agree that they will limit their use of such files to fair use, and will not violate the New-York Historical Society's or any other party's proprietary rights.

Commercial Use is Restricted
Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of the New-York Historical Society's files is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from the New-York Historical Society's Department of Rights & Reproductions. Permission for such use is granted on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of the New-York Historical Society. A usage fee may be involved depending on the type and nature of the proposed use. See Rights & Reproductions for more details.

To request permission for reproduction please write to: The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, New York 10024