Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Computer History Museum (CHM) website (CHM Website), available at computerhistory.org. Our mission is to decode technology—exploring its computing past, digital present, and future impact on humanity. BY ACCESSING AND BROWSING THIS WEB SITE, YOU FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. Please read them carefully, as they affect your legal rights.

CHM reserves the right to update these terms at any time. Changes will be effective immediately upon posting updates on this website. Your continued use of the website after such postings will constitute your acceptance of these changes.

Protection of Privacy

CHM is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. All information gathered from you in connection with your use of the CHM website is governed by CHM’s Privacy Policy. Please note that the CHM website is not specifically dedicated to children and CHM does not actively solicit information from children. Children under the age of 12 are required to obtain permission from an adult before submitting information to the CHM website.


No images or content in any form from this site may, in any manner or by any means, be used for commercial purposes without written permission from the Computer History Museum.

Please contact CHM for copyright and licensing information at research@computerhistory.org.

Thank you for respecting the rights of the Computer History Museum and other copyright holders.

Commercial Use is Prohibited

Unauthorized commercial use, downloading, publication, or exploitation of any material from the CHM website is strictly prohibited unless prior written permission has been obtained. If you wish to use any files or images from our site for commercial purposes or any other purposes beyond fair use as defined by law, you must first obtain explicit permission from CHM.

Please contact CHM for copyright and licensing information at research@computerhistory.org.

Copyright Infringement Claims

CHM may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove content or disable access to content that appears to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyright has been violated by material available through CHM, please provide the following information to the CHM Copyright Agent:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  • An exact description of where the material about which you complain is located within the CHM collections.
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
  • Your electronic or physical signature.

The CHM Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

Fax: 650-810-1055


The names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos (“Trademarks”) that appear on the CHM website are registered and protected under the law. These include, but are not limited to, “Computer History Museum” and “CHM.” Unauthorized use of the CHM Trademarks without the prior written permission of CHM is strictly prohibited.
Trademarks belonging to third parties are also displayed on the CHM Website and are the property of their respective owners. Nothing on this website should be construed, whether by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, as granting any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the CHM website without the express written permission of CHM or the respective third-party owner.

Any misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the CHM website, including alteration or use out of context, is strictly prohibited. CHM disclaims all responsibility for any claims arising from the misuse, misappropriation, or misrepresentation of the Trademarks found on this site.


The CHM Website may contain links to third-party websites. CHM is not responsible for the content on any linked website. These links are provided on the CHM website as a convenience only, and inclusion of any link does not imply CHM’s endorsement, sponsorship, or any affiliation with the linked website.

Content and Conduct Disclaimer

CHM is under no obligation to monitor this web site and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within the web site. Users are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. CHM will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing CHM to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

Disclaimer of Warranties

This web site is provided to you “as is” and “as available” with no warranty. To the maximum extent permitted by law, CHM disclaims all warranties or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, the implied condition of satisfactory quality and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. CHM does not warrant, or make any representations that: (a) the web site will meet your requirements; (b) the web site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; (c) the results or information that may be obtained from use of the web site will be accurate or reliable; or (d) the CHM web site or material accessible through the Web site is free of viruses or other harmful components. You acknowledge that if you rely on any information or content on our web site, you do so solely at your own risk. Some states and other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you in whole or in part.

Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that CHM, as well as its officers, directors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers, will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, exemplary, or punitive damages. This includes, but is not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, whether in an action under contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, arising from your use or inability to use the website; or your reliance on any content found on the website. Please note that some states and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not fully apply to you.

Online Transactions

You may apply for CHM membership, make a donation, purchase tickets to exhibits or to CHM events, or undertake other monetary transactions (collectively, “Transactions”) through the Website. Please refer to our Terms of Sale for specific policies and conditions related to these transactions.


These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the State of California. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California.

Entire Agreement and Miscellaneous Provisions

These terms and conditions express the complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous communications and agreements, written or oral, regarding this web site. If any provision of this Agreement or portion thereof is held invalid or unenforceable, such provision or portion thereof shall be deemed severed, and the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The failure by the Computer History Museum (CHM) to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms of Use by you or others will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of CHM. You may not assign or transfer these Terms of Use or any rights hereunder, and any attempt to the contrary is void. The Terms of Use will inure to the benefit of CHM and its successors and assigns. Section headings used in this document are for convenience only and do not have any legal effect.

Last update: May 15, 2024


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