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Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information

Manuscript collections that include twentieth and twenty-first century archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws.  Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. 

Smithsonian staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove Personally Identifiable Information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work.  However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed.

Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.  

Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Smithsonian Institution and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Smithsonian Institution.