Terms and Conditions

Comment Policy

Users are required to adhere to the following guidelines when leaving comments: Comments must pertain to the historical topics presented in the stories to which they are linked. Be respectful to others. Refrain from using harsh or inappropriate language. Comments that target private individuals or discriminate against groups of people on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality or other protected class will not be tolerated. Any comments that violate these guidelines may be removed without notice.

Image Rights and Reproduction

Photographs in the North Adams Historical website and mobile apps are used with the expressed permission of their creators, owners, or other caretakers (for example, a library or archive). Sources are cited in the captions for each image. For further information about photographs, including requests for reproductions, please contact the listed source directly. Please note that we cannot give the contact information of private individuals, nor are we empowered to grant permission for further use of any photographs.

Privacy Policy

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Department of History operates the Historic North Adams website and app. Whenever you use Historic North Adams, we collect basic information that your browser or device sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser or device version, content that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics, including your location (if you have given us permission to do so, e.g. by enabling location services in your browser or device). We use this information only to provide core functionality and do not collect personally identifiable information for marketing or any other purpose. On the website – but not in the mobile apps – Historic North Adams shares some collected information with Google for the purpose of analyzing general usage patterns. Google's terms and policies are available here. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.