The USS Hornet Museum (hereafter, "USS HORNET MUSEUM") has accepted the Donor's gift of the object(s) listed on the obverse or on the attached pages, subject to the following terms:
1. By execution of the Deed of Gift, the Donor represents and warrants to the USS HORNET MUSEUM that he/she is the sole owner of title to the object(s) and has full power and authority to give the object(s) to the USS HORNET MUSEUM.
2. The Donor acknowledges that upon execution of this Deed of Gift the object(s) irrevocably becomes the property of the USS HORNET MUSEUM, and may be displayed, examined, loaned, stored, maintained, and deaccessioned as the USS HORNET MUSEUM sees fit.
3. The Donor acknowledges that because of limited gallery space and the policy of changing exhibitions, the USS HORNET MUSEUM has not promised, and is in no way obligated, to exhibit the object(s) in the USS Hornet Museum. Objects not on public display are generally available to scholars, researchers, and public historians for study.
The Internal Revenue Service has determined that the USS Hornet Museum is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes and is exempt from federal income tax pursuant to Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The Donor is encouraged to seek the advice of counsel before claiming deductions for the purpose of computing income and inheritance taxes under the laws of the State of California and the United States. The USS HORNET MUSEUM shall not appraise donations for tax purposes, nor shall USS HORNET MUSEUM staff appraise items as a service for visitors. For the protection of the Donor, it is recommended that appraisals be accomplished by a disinterested third party before the item is conveyed to USS HORNET MUSEUM. Should the Donor wish the USS HORNET MUSEUM to sign the IRS documents regarding the gift, a copy of the appraisal with values must be filed with USS HORNET MUSEUM.
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