Texas Story Project Guidelines and Policies

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Texas Story Project Moderation

Content submitted on this site as part of the Texas Story Project will be actively moderated by the Bullock Museum.

All content submitted through the Texas Story Project should relate to Texas in some way. The Texas Story Project welcomes Texas-related folklore, recipes, descriptions of artifacts and places, hidden attic treasures, photographs, videos, historical fiction, oral histories, campfire stories, personal memories, and more.

 Bullock Museum editors will work with Texas Story Project contributors to edit text for correctness and readability. Editors will also help relate submitted content to the larger stories of Texas history so that Texas Story Project contributions can be curated accurately for use on the Bullock Museum website and various digital endpoints.

Any Texas Story Project submissions or links that are inappropriate, off-topic, or political will be removed. Texas Story Project submissions that are protected by copyright, published elsewhere, or unoriginal to the content submitter will be denied for inclusion. Advertising or posting content for commercial gain is not permitted. Website content removal is at the sole discretion of the Bullock Museum, and the Museum is not required to, but may, provide an explanation for removing content.

Privacy Notification

Only public information should be posted in the Texas Story Project. To protect your privacy, you must exclude any personally identifiable, sensitive or any other information protected by law from Texas Story Project submissions. Personally identifiable information submitted in collaboration with the Texas Story Project will not be published when your story appears on the Bullock Museum website. Author biographies submitted through the Texas Story Project will be edited for content. 

Intellectual Property Rights and Ownership Policy

Any trademarks that appear in Texas Story Project submissions are the property of their respective owners who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the Bullock Museum.

The contents of the Texas Story Project on the Bullock Museum website are copyrighted by the State Preservation Board unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be copied, reproduced or translated in any form or medium without the prior written consent of the State Preservation Board, or the credited copyright holder where applicable.

The Bullock Museum respects the rights of all copyright holders, and therefore, the Museum has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users and account holders who infringe on the rights of copyright holders or violate this policy. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or if you have copyright inquiries, please contact us by phone at 512-936-8746 or email contactus@thestoryoftexas.com.

Link Policy

The Bullock Museum’s policy on posting links from the Texas Story Project to other websites, or embedding third-party content, is guided by having a public purpose for establishing the link and the business needs of the State Preservation Board or the Museum. Links are provided as a public service and for informational purposes only. Links are provided only when the external server provides information that is useful to the public, or Museum constituents or employees, and relates to the Bullock Museum’s programs, activities, functions, artifacts or exhibits. The following Bullock Museum guidelines for establishing external web links should be followed by Texas Story Project participants:

  • Political websites. Links to political websites are not allowed.
  • Public websites. Links to public government and education websites are allowed.
  • Private websites. Links to private commercial and noncommercial websites will only be allowed if there is a public purpose for establishing the link, and the link is approved by the State Preservation Board.
  • Considerations in determining whether to link to a private website. Where there is a legitimate business need (public purpose) to establish a link, the proposed link will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If there is a public purpose for including such links (e.g. to facilitate the state fulfilling a specific statutory duty or to provide information related to the Museum’s programs, activities, functions, artifacts or exhibits), then a link may be allowed, subject to approval by the State Preservation Board or the Bullock Museum.

The Bullock Museum will remove or disallow links to external servers and embedded third-party content if they are not managed, operational, updated, inaccurate, or contain unlawful or inappropriate content. We will also remove a link if the owner of the website objects to such link. The Bullock Museum reserves the right to refuse to allow a link to be established to any website that contains material that may be deemed to be offensive or inappropriate as determined by the sole judgment and discretion of the Bullock Museum. The Museum follows the State Web Site Link and Privacy Policy posted on the Department of Information Resources (DIR) website.

Disclaimer

The Bullock Museum does not assume responsibility for the content of linked or embedded content and does not endorse the content, products, services or viewpoints expressed or provided by users on this website.