Terms of Use

Last Updated: April 2, 2021

By using the Join the Crew website (https://jointhecrew.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/), you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following terms and conditions of use (“Terms of Use”). These Terms of Use apply to all users of the Join the Crew website and all website features and services, unless otherwise indicated. The Join the Crew website is a project of the USS Constitution Museum (“USSCM”) (www.usscm.org). The USSCM reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use, please refrain from use of this website.


The USSCM retains all rights it may hold, including copyright, on all content contained on this website, unless otherwise noted. The term “content” means all data, images, software, documentation, text, video, audio, and other information on the website. Copyright and other proprietary rights may be held by individuals or entities other than, or in addition to, the USSCM. The USSCM prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined below.

Fair Use

Some content is made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal or study use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users may download files for educational, personal, or study use, subject to any additional terms or restrictions applicable to the individual content. Users must properly cite the source of the content and the citations should include a link to https://jointhecrew.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/. By downloading, printing, or using content from the website, whether accessed directly or indirectly, users agree that such uses will comply with fair use, and will not violate the USSCM’s or any other party’s proprietary rights.

Commercial Use

Copying or redistribution in any manner for commercial use or for personal gain, without prior written consent from the USSCM, is strictly prohibited.


Many of the trademarks, service marks, and logos (“marks”) displayed on this website, or in content contained on this website, including the USSCM logo, are registered and/or unregistered marks of the USSCM or third parties. Any unauthorized use of marks or any other content, except as authorized in these Terms of Use or with prior written consent by the USSCM, is strictly prohibited.

Links to third party sites

The USSCM is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or other sites linked to from this website.

Copyright infringement and takedown policy

If you believe that any materials on this website infringe your copyright, you may request that they be removed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (17 U.S.C. §512) by contacting museumadmin@usscm.org. This request must include the following information: (1) identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work and, where possible, a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work; (2) identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the material, its website location or other pertinent information that will help us to locate the material; (3) your name, address, telephone number, and (if available) email address; (4) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement that the information in your claim is accurate; and (6) a statement that “under penalty of perjury,” you declare that you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.