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PURPOSE
The City of Santa Clarita provides this website as a public service to provide information about City services, officials and attractions. This website is a supplement to, and not a replacement for, information available from City offices. The City reserves the right to determine what information shall and shall not be placed on this website. The website is a public information resource that gives a high level overview of the organizational mission, structure, and operation.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the City of Santa Clarita Website does not become public fora or limited public fora (with the exception of the Community Calendar subweb), but rather is maintained for the exclusive use of the City of Santa Clarita in communicating matters of general public interest.

PROVISIONS
A. Accuracy
The City strives to present current and accurate information on this website, but does not guarantee either the accuracy or currency of information posted on its website. In the event of a difference between the information on this website and official information available at City offices, the official information should prevail.
B. Notices of Public Hearings
When the City places notices of items on this website, schedule for upcoming public meeting or hearing, it does so only to facilitate public access to such information, as a supplement to the legally required methods of posting notices.
C. Email to City Officers and Employees
Persons submitting email comments or questions to the City or to city officials or employees should be aware that the City cannot guarantee, nor does it represent that such communications will remain private or confidential. Similar to mailed or delivered comments, comments received via email may become subject to public disclosure under the California Public Records Act and/or part of the discovery procedure in a civil lawsuit.
D. Email Comments on Public Hearings
Comments on public hearing items which are submitted by email will NOT automatically become part of the official record of such proceedings, unless required by law. Persons wishing to comment on public hearing items should attend the public hearing and express themselves in person at the hearing, or if the notice of a particular hearing allows written comments, then comments may be submitted in that manner.
E. Links to Other Websites
Links from the City of Santa Clarita's Web site to other sites on the Internet do not constitute an endorsement of the City of Santa Clarita. The City of Santa Clarita is not responsible for the content, quality, or accuracy of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the City of Santa Clarita's Web site. By using the City of Santa Clarita's website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the City of Santa Clarita is not responsible for any materials stored on other Internet sites, nor it is liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials found on other Internet sites, and that the risk of injury from viewing, hearing, downloading, or storing such materials rests entirely with the user. The City of Santa Clarita does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations, and disclaims any and all liability for and knowledge of their contents.

EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINK POLICY
The City of Santa Clarita permits the establishment of links to external websites on the City's official website solely in conformance with the purpose of the website and this policy. To avoid any perception that the City endorses or provides favorable treatment to any private person or business enterprise, no corporate or commercial logos or direct links to vendor sites are allowed. Consistent with the foregoing policy, it is the City's policy to limit external links to the following kinds of entities and organizations:
1. Chamber of Commerce;
2. Other governmental agencies;
3. Hospitals;
4. Museums, libraries, historical organizations and similar kinds of established, bona fide organizations that provide cultural resources to residents and visitors of the City;
5. Public and Private, bona fide educational institutions as defined in Education Code §210.1, or as described in Education Code § 66010(a) and (b), located within Los Angeles County: and
6. Entities and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide the location, telephone number and/or description of City of Santa Clarita hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and similar kinds of tourism information.

Entities and organizations wishing to establish external links on the City's official website must submit a written request (email is acceptable) which shall contain all information necessary to verify the facts stated and as may be necessary to establish that the proposed link is in compliance with this policy. The City of Santa Clarita reserves the right to 1) deny an external link application as to any person, business or organization when it is determined, following review of a request, that the entity or organization for which application is made does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; 2) deny an external link application as to any person, business or organization which fails to provide all required information, or fails to provide truthful information; 3) remove any external link if the nature of the organization or business to which the link relates no longer complies with the City's external link policy; or 4) to revise this policy without prior notice when to do so is deemed to be in the best interests of the City.

COPYRIGHT
All City of Santa Clarita website content is copyright 2003 City of Santa Clarita, California. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to download information from this website, so long as such information is not used for commercial purposes.

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
It is the policy of the City of Santa Clarita that information and services on this site is designed to be accessible to people with disabilities.

The use of the County of Los Angeles accessibility guidelines will ensure that web sites created by the City of Santa Clarita developed to serve the largest possible audience.

PRIVACY STATEMENT
The City of Santa Clarita is highly sensitive to the privacy interests of its citizens and believes that the protection of those interests is one of its most important responsibilities. In acknowledgment of its obligations, the City will not request any more information than is necessary to provide the highest level of service. During the course of a credit card transaction, the information is stored on a secured server. The City uses firewalls and other security technology to prevent our computers from being accessed by unauthorized persons. To perform this service, the City must, of course, pass information about transactions to your financial institution. The City will not share this information with any other third party.

NOTICE TO CITY
Communications made through the City of Santa Clarita's website shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the City of Santa Clarita, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents with respect to any existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against the City of Santa Clarita or any of its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents where notice is required by federal, state, or local law. No communication to the City of Santa Clarita made through this website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.

Materials and information on the City of Santa Clarita's website are provided as a public service and intended to afford general guidelines on matters of public interest. Accordingly, the information in this site is not intended to serve as legal, accounting or tax advice. Except for the third party materials described below, the materials and information on this site were generated, compiled, or assembled at public expense and are freely available for non-commercial, non-profit making use, provided the user keeps intact all associated copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. The materials and information on this site may not be "mirrored" without the written permission Technology Services (TS).

PROHIBITIONS
Attempts to upload information or change information on the City of Santa Clarita's Web site are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by Technology Services. This prohibition does not apply to a user's submission of information via an on-line form created by the City of Santa Clarita for that purpose.

JURISDICTION
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. You agree that any action at law or equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal court located in Los Angeles, California and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such court for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any of these terms or provisions shall be deemed unlawful, void, or any reason unenforceable, then that term or provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining terms and provisions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms and provisions. This is the entire agreement relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing and signed by all authorized parties.

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the City of Santa Clarita. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on the City of Santa Clarita's Web site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the City of Santa Clarita, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY IMPROPER OR INCORRECT USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY USER'S USE OF THEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS) REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, OR DESTRUCTION OF DATA, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES / ACCURACY AND USE OF INFORMATION
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND TITLE TO ANY OF THE MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. CITY OF SANTA CLARITA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, OR THROUGH LINKS TO OTHER SITES, IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. USER (AND NOT THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA) ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

CHANGES ARE MADE PERIODICALLY TO MANY CITY DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING MUNICIPAL CODES, CHARTER SECTIONS, REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND SCHEDULES, AND THESE CHANGES MAY OR MAY NOT BE REFLECTED IN THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PRESENT ON THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA'S WEB SITE. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE THE SITE IS FREQUENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MAY BE DELETED, MODIFIED OR MOVED TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE SITE WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE.

INDEMNIFICATION
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the City of Santa Clarita's Web site, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the City of Santa Clarita, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and information contained on this site.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OR UNDERSTAND ANY OR ALL OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CITY OF SANTA CLARITA'S WEBSITE OR OTHER ONLINE SERVICES.

Last updated: 1/31/2013 10:04:20 PM