Black Preservationists Directory Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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What is Black in Historic Preservation's Limitation of Liability for the Black Preservationists Directory?
These Terms define "Users" as those who hire or collaborate in any way with individuals, businesses, and entities listed in the Black Preservationists Directory. Users of the "Black Preservationists Directory" hosted by Black in Historic Preservation agree that under no circumstances shall any claims asserted by the Users against "Professionals" or "Tradespersons" or "Citizen Advocates" or "Students" listed in the Directory, result in any liability on the part of Black in Historic Preservation.
In addition, all parties acknowledge and agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, no volunteer other representative of Black in Historic Preservation, the Users of the Black Preservationists Directory, or the Client shall have personal liability under any provision of this Agreement or for any matter in connection with the services provided by the Project. Black in Historic Preservation is not responsible to the Users of the Black Preservationists Directory or the "Professionals" or "Tradespeople" or "Citizen Advocates" or "Students" listed in the Directory or any third-parties for errors, omissions or other deficiencies in the services of the consultants retained by the Users of the Directory or any other design professional.
Additionally, listing in the Black Preservationists Directory does not imply endorsement or recommendation by Black in Historic Preservation.
Did Black in Historic Preservation vet the Professionals, Tradespeople, Citizen Advocates or Students?
Beyond the Application Criteria, no, Black in Historic Preservation is volunteer-run. For efficiency of our time, the questions in the Google Form, such as past preservation projects and an Internet presence, serve as a basis of design for the Users' vetting process. The Directory is a starting point for collaboration and potential work. Therefore, the onus is on the Users of the Directory to vet the listings with the information provided.
Black in Historic Preservation reserves the right to remove or edit directory entries.
Does participation in the Directory guarantee employment or other opportunities?
May I publish, duplicate, and distribute the "Black Preservationists Directory" for free or for-profit commercial use?
However, you may cite the Directory, here's how - thanks to Prof. P. Gabrielle Foreman for this example (@profgabrielle on Twitter):
You are welcome to share, teach, and cite the Directory in excerpts or in its entirety, but do cite it - this is an act of race and gender equity. This applies to the website as well as to social media posts about it. Please let us know if you teach it or cite it so that we can track the Black Preservationists Directory's utility and impact (@blackinhistpres; pinned tweet or email us!).
Thanks to Prof. Jessica Marie Johnson for the example and language of citation ethics that we are using here: Jessica Marie Johnson, "How to Cite - #WickedFlesh," 2Feb2021, 9:41pm, http://dh.jmjafrx.com/citation/
Will the listings appear on Black in Historic Preservation's Social Media?
Yes, occasionally, Black in Historic Preservation will feature a Directory listing on social media.