Terms of Use:


Fayette County Historical Society

Terms of Use

Use of Content from this Website
The Fayette County (Tennessee) Historical Society (the “FCHS”) provides the content on this website (www.fayettecountyhistorical.org), and third-party sites on which it maintains a presence (“FCHS Websites”) in support of its mission for the “promote and encourage genealogical and historical research, preservation, and education”. The FCHS invites visitors to use its online content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. By using the FCHS Websites, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.

Intellectual Property Rights in Content
The FCHS is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on the FCHS Websites, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes and software (“Content”). However, the FCHS does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. The Content that the FCHS makes available on the FCHS Websites may be owned by the FCHS, owned by others and used with their permission (such as user-generated content), or used in accordance with applicable law. Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third party rights, such as copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions.
FCHS Content is identified as having “no known copyright restrictions” when the FCHS is unaware of any copyright restrictions on its use. This may mean that: (1) a copyright existed at one time but was not renewed, or the copyright may have expired, or the owner may have intentionally placed the Content into the public domain; or (2) the Content was never eligible for copyright protection because it was created by an employee of the United States as part of his or her official duties, or (3) there are no copyright markings or other indications on the Content to indicate that it was copyrighted or otherwise restricted; or (4) FCHS records do not indicate any evidence of copyright restrictions. These facts do not necessarily mean that the Content is in the public domain, but rather indicate that no evidence has been found to show that copyright restrictions apply.
The FCHS endeavors to provide information that it possesses about the copyright status of the Content and to identify any other terms and conditions that may apply to use of the Content (such as trademark, rights of privacy or publicity, donor restrictions, etc.); however, the FCHS can offer no guarantee or assurance that all pertinent information is provided or that the information is correct in each circumstance. It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission. If you have specific questions or information about Content on the FCHS Websites, please contact the appropriate FCHS museum or program that is associated with the Content.

Permitted Uses
The FCHS welcomes you to make fair use of the Content as defined by copyright law. Information on United States copyright fair use law is available from the United States Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.
In addition, the FCHS allows personal, educational, and other non-commercial uses of the Content on the following terms:

For commonly asked questions about use of FCHS content, see FAQs below.

Unauthorized Uses Require Prior Written Permission
You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication (except as may be permitted by fair use under the copyright law), you must obtain prior written permission from the FCHS (or other owner of the Content as applicable).
Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats, including high resolution digital images, to the FCHS. Contact information is listed on the Contact Us page of this website.

Many of the names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the FCHS Websites are registered or common law (unregistered) marks of the FCHS. With the exception of fair use, you may not use the FCHS trademarks without prior written permission.
Trademarks of third parties may also appear on the FCHS Websites from time to time. You agree that nothing on the FCHS Websites shall be construed as granting any license to use any Trademark displayed on the FCHS Websites without the express written permission of the owner of the trademark.

Interactive Features and User-Generated Content
The FCHS provides certain interactive features, such as blogs, for the exchange of ideas and information by visitors in furtherance of its mission. Accordingly, the FCHS encourages you to interact with its site, subject to the following conditions:

The FCHS reserves the right to monitor content or information provided by website visitors in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any content that, in the FCHS’s judgment, does not comply with the foregoing rules. The FCHS is not responsible for any user-generated content that is posted on the FCHS Websites or for any failure or delay in removing such content.

Copyright Complaints
If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the FCHS Websites because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact the FCHS.

Links to Third Party Sites
The FCHS may link to third party sites which are not under the control of the FCHS. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only, and they do not indicate the FCHS’s endorsement, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the third party or content of the linked website, including any advertisements that may be posted. The FCHS has no control over, makes no representation or warranty and bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the externally linked sites.

Links FROM Third Party Sites
Linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among websites. If you link to the FCHS Websites, you agree to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that the FCHS endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your website and that the link contain a clearly written notice that the user is leaving your website and accessing another.

The Content is provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The FCHS shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of FCHS Websites or downloading any Content from the FCHS Websites.

Reservation of Rights
The FCHS reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure of the FCHS to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.

Warranty and Indemnity
By using the FCHS Websites, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use, including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the FCHS harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of the FCHS Websites.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law and the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use shall be brought in the appropriate federal or state court.

By using the FCHS Websites, you agree that the FCHS may collect, use and disclose information that you provide as described in the Privacy Policy.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
May I put FCHS Content on my personal website, blog or my Facebook® (or other social networking) page?
Yes, so long as you:

Is it an unauthorized use if the host of my website or blog adds advertising to my website or blog?
If that is the only commercial aspect of your website or blog, you may post the Content on that site consistent with these Terms of Use.
May I use FCHS Content on t-shirts that I plan to sell?
No, this would be a commercial use. If you wish to make a commercial use, you must obtain prior written permission; please contact FCHS to do so.
If I find FCHS Content on a website such as the Flickr Commons and the Content is described as having “no known copyright restriction,” how may I use the Content?
The phrase “no known copyright restriction” means that the FCHS has determined, to the best of its ability based on available information, that the Content is unlikely to be protected by copyright interests and, in all likelihood, is in the public domain. However, copyright is often difficult to determine with certainty, so the phrase is intended to say that the FCHS is unaware of any copyright restriction, but such restrictions may still exist. In addition, even if the Content is unrestricted from a copyright standpoint, there may be other considerations that would limit your use, such as rights of privacy or publicity of the individuals featured in the images, or contractual restrictions. For these reasons, the FCHS makes its content available for personal and non-commercial educational uses consistent with the principles of fair use. If you decide to use the Content for commercial or other purposes without undertaking to clear all rights, you will be responsible if someone else owns the rights and the owner objects to your use.

How may I use FCHS Content in my research paper or other class work?
You may quote, describe, or include a copy of FCHS Content so long as you:

How may I use FCHS Content in my lectures/lesson plans?
There are many opportunities to include FCHS Content in your teaching:

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Our Services

Fayette County History
Research and Documentation
Fayette County Historical Photography
with research, photos, and documents
With Lectures and Seminars


Officers: Alida Gover, President
Joy Rosser, Vice-President
Leigh Wilburn, Secretary
Cindy Matlock, Treasurer

P O Box 304, Somerville, TN 38068