You may only use or access the Website for lawful purposes. You may not use or access the Website in violation of any common law or federal, state, or local statute, law, regulation, or rule (collectively, “Law”).
You may not use the Website to upload any malicious software, codes, files or programs, including but not limited to, viruses, malware, spyware, worms, “Trojan Horses”, rootkits, or attack scripts, that may interrupt, alter, damage, hijack, disrupt, or corrupt the data on or functionality of the Website or the hardware or software of any person or entity who accesses the Website. Similarly, you may not disrupt the Website or its servers or networks in any way, and you may not alter, damage, or delete any content posted on the Website.
You may not use the Website to upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise communicate any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any Law or contractual relationship; by performing or causing any such transmission, you warrant that you have the legal right to do so.
You may not use the Website to impersonate other persons or entities, nor may you, if not authorized, claim a relationship with or represent any person or entity.
City seals, logos, and other official insignia may not be used or reproduced without written permission. All service marks, trademarks, and the content of linked external websites operated by third parties are the property of their respective owners. Except where materials are considered “records” under the New York State Freedom of Information Law, all other content on the Website is property of the City, and all rights are reserved.
Links to External, Non-City Websites
The Website may contain links or pointers to non-City, or external, websites maintained by third parties. The City does not operate or control in any respect any information, products, or services on such external websites, and the responsibility for such content rests solely with the organizations that are providing such information. The external links are provided solely for the user’s convenience, and the user assumes sole responsibility for the use of the external links and pointers and compliance with the external websites’ policies.
The external links may become out of date or non-operational, as may the content therein. The City does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any content of any external website. The City does not guarantee that external websites comply with any Law or that when visiting them the user’s hardware or software will be safe from malicious software, codes, files or programs.
The City does not favor one group over another, and any references in the Website to any organizations, specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply any endorsement or recommendation by the City.
Links in an external website to the City’s Website are permitted, but the fact that an external website contains a link to the Website does not constitute the City’s endorsement of that site, nor does it indicate or imply that the City has any responsibility for or control over that site’s content.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law, the City disclaims all warranties relating to the information, data, graphics, software, products, and services contained in the Website, including but not limited to all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, freedom from interruption, freedom from computer virus or malicious software, and freedom from errors and omissions. All such information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.
In no event shall the City be liable for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages (regardless of foreseeability), punitive or exemplary damages of any kind or subject to equitable or injunctive remedies (whether based on breach of contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise), that may arise from the:
- use of, or the inability to use, the Website and/or the materials contained on the Website (regardless of whether the materials were provided by the City or a third party) or services offered through the Website;
- availability, utility, accuracy, reliability, or completeness of materials or services on the Website; or
- inclusion in the Website of any information, data, or graphics posted without the City’s permission.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the Website is done at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other device or loss of data that results from such download.
The materials, data, and graphics contained in the Website are not legal documents, and it is not intended that they be used as such.
From time to time, the City Code, rules, forms, and policies may be revised. These revisions may not be immediately available or immediately reflected in the materials or information posted on the Website or any external website. The information appearing on the Website is not intended to provide or constitute legal advice; before taking any action based on information appearing on this Website or any external site, you may wish to consult your own legal counsel.
At times, certain laws or court orders may require the City to post materials generated by third parties. These materials may contain offensive, defamatory, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate content. The City disclaims responsibility for the content of these materials.
Lack of Notice
These Terms may be revised from time to time without notice. You are encouraged to review the current Terms periodically, as your continued use of the Website constitutes acceptance of them.
Information Collected from the User Automatically
Through the use of the Website, the City may collect the following information:
- The Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (or apparent IP address), Domain Name (or apparent Domain Name) of the Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) and/or the user’s computer.
- The type of browser and operating system used to access the Website;
- The date and time of each visit to the Website;
- The web pages and forms accessed during each visit;
- If the user connected to the Website indirectly, i.e., from an external website, the identity of the external website (if available).
The primary purpose for the collection of this information is to facilitate operation of the Website, ensure compatibility with various browsers and operating systems, and improve the Website and services when appropriate. The City uses Google Analytics to analyze data about the use of the site.
Similarly, the City uses “cookies” on this Website to better track how the site is being used. While cookies allow us to see which pages a particular user is visiting, they convey no personal information about the user. Disabling cookies in your web browser will not limit your experience, or prevent you from viewing any content on this site.
This information and data is not collected for commercial purposes, and the City does not sell or otherwise distribute for commercial purposes the information collected. The information may be distributed where required by Law.
Information Submitted by the User
There may be areas in the Website through which the user may choose to submit personally identifying information (including, but not limited to, the user’s name, address, e-mail address, phone number(s), vehicle license plate number, date of birth, and credit card and/or bank account information). The City will treat and use this information as if the user disclosed personally the information during a visit to City Hall or other City agency or department. In such cases, the City will use and/or disseminate such information as the City deems appropriate or as required by Law.
Please be aware that the submission of information to the City by the user may cause such information to become public record, and if not otherwise protected by state and/or federal law, such records may be subject to public inspection, copying, reproduction and or public dissemination.