Terms of Service

Copyright and Use


All the text, images, marks, logo marks, and other content of the Slave Ship Trouvadore website belong to the Turks & Caicos National Museum [TCNM] or is used with the owner’s permission or applicable regulations.

Individuals are welcome to view, download, and print  Slave Ship Trouvadore site content subject to the following condition:

  • Downloading and printing is solely for personal and/or non-commercial use as defined in the U.S. copyright laws.

Certain interactions with the Slave Ship Trouvadore site are prohibited:

  • Downloading or printing site content for commercial use.
  • Removing any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices.
  • Modifying any  Slave Ship Trouvadore site content.

Permission to Reproduce Slave Ship Trouvadore Website Content

To request permission to reproduce images from the Slave Ship Trouvadore website contact us at info@tcmuseum.org

The TCNM does not distribute nor permit reproduction of the website content except as expressly permitted in the terms of use.

Website Images

All images displayed in the Slave Ship Trouvadore website are either the property of the TCNM and bear a registered Digimarc® or appear by express permission of the owner.


Forums may be provided on the Slave Ship Trouvadore website for general discussion and for specific topic discussions as a medium of exchange of ideas and information. Submissions to the forum(s) are monitored for language and pertinence to forum questions. The TCNM does not edit nor control accuracy of information or material submitted and distributed through the forum(s). The TCNM claims no proprietary rights of any kind regarding forum content and distribution of materials and information through the forum(s).

All individuals who post information and material on Slave Ship Trouvadore  forum(s) are responsible for information and materials posted. Issues of copyright and/or permission to post information and material of a third person or party are the responsibility of the individual posting on the forum(s). The TCNM requires individuals to obtain all necessary permissions before posting or distribution on the forum(s).

Bulletin Board

The TCNM may provide a bulletin board to post events, conferences, seminars, workshops, and festivals.  The TCNM monitors submissions for language and pertinence to the categories of the bulletin board. The TCNM does not edit nor control accuracy of the information posted on the bulletin board. The TCNM claims no proprietary rights of any kind for information distributed through the bulletin board.

Individuals who post events, conferences, seminars, workshops, and festivals pertaining to maritime issues are responsible for accuracy of information and completeness of information submitted for posting. Obtaining permission to post the event from the hosting organization is the responsibility of the individual submitting the bulletin board information and material.

Privacy Statement

The TCNM respects the privacy of every individual visiting the  Slave Ship Trouvadore website. Information about you may be collected when you visit the Slave Ship Trouvadore website either by automatic tracking or more directly when you request a specific service.

The TCNM tracks how people use the website in terms of general statistics about visitors, traffic patterns, and related information in an anonymous form. To do this, the TCNM uses software integrated into the website that collects statistics from IP data. For example, the software records what time of day a visitor accesses the website, which country the visitor is from, how long the visitor stays at the website, and what type of browser the visitor is using. This information is used primarily to measure the popularity of various sectors of the website, allowing the curatorial staff to tailor future content.

Links to Third Party Websites

Links to third party websites appear in the various sections of the  Slave Ship Trouvadore website. The presence of a link to a third party website is not intended as an endorsement by the TCNM. The TCNM is not responsible for the availability of other websites or the content of any linked website. The intention of the link is solely for information and convenience and does not imply affiliation to the TCNM.

Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The TCNM makes every effort to carefully edit and maintain the Slave Ship Trouvadore  website, however, the site content is provided ‘AS IS’ and the TCNM expressly disclaims any and all warranties of merchantability of fitness of a particular use.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance

The TCNM complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to service providers (17 U.S.C. §512). Please refer any complaints or objects to materials used on the Slave Ship Trouvadore website to the following address, info@tcmuseum.org


Individuals using the Slave Ship Trouvadore website agree to indemnify, defend and hold TCNM harmless from all claims, costs, expenses and fees, judgments, liabilities, and losses and damages arising from or relating to the use of or operation of the TCNM website.

Linking to the Slave Ship Trouvadore Website

Educational and/or non-profit organizations and institutions are welcome to initiate a link to the Slave Ship Trouvadore website. Commercial websites are welcome to apply for permission to link to the website.