Terms of Access, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers

    
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Terms of Access

When accessing Town of South Windsor site, you agree to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Access"). You can always check out the most current version of these Terms of Access at this page. In addition, when accessing particular Town of South Windsor page, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines applicable to such page, including the any applicable any terms or conditions applicable to page’s content. All such rules and guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Access. If you do not agree to these Terms of Access please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Access at any time and without prior notice. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Town of South Windsor site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

The Town of South Windsor currently provides Visitors with access to a rich collection of resources and information. You understand and agree that the access is provided "AS-IS" and that the Town of South Windsor assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the access to the site, including content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices, and that the Town of South Windsor does not maintain the server and related equipment where the site is stored or transmitted on/from. You also understand the Town of South Windsor assumes no responsibility for the availability of said server, related equipment or the transmission/processing, or lack thereof, over that equipment or changes that may be required in the process.

You understand that access to the site requires access to the Internet. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Internet and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Internet. The Town of South Windsor assumes no responsibility for any “pop-up” windows, or message third party Internet service provider may deliver.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is clear: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We may automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com") and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web site; The type of browser and operating system used to access our site; The date and time you access our site; The pages you visit; and If you linked to the web site from another web site, the address of that web site from which you came.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors -- to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in an e-mail to Town staff, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We treat emails the same way we treat letters sent to the Town offices. We are required to maintain many documents for historical purposes, but we do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you. However, information we receive may be considered public information which is subject to disclosure under Connecticut law. Except for information disclosure required by Connecticut law, we only share the information you give us with another government agency, if your inquiry relates to that agency. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide, or provide such information to any private organizations. The Town of South Windsor does not collect information for commercial marketing.

Protection of Minors

We are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are providing personal information on line. We specifically ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information on line -- at our site or any other site -- and recommend parents always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Town of South Windsor web site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.

Copy Restrictions

This computer system, the Town of South Windsor Internet site, (also known as http://www.southwindsor.org), is provided as a service to the citizens of South Windsor, Connecticut and to the general public. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this facility is prohibited.

Data on this system is public information and is generally available to copy or distribute. Information and/or images which may not be copied without permission include the Town seal, and graphics or logos of other agencies or companies that have grant permission to the Town to use them on our site.

Email to Town Officials

Communications made through email and messaging system links contained on this site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Town of South Windsor or any of its agencies, officers, employees, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Town or any of its agencies, officers, employees, or representatives, where notice is required by any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.
Email directly to Town staff may be used to address business issues & content on this Internet site. General web site related comments, questions or recommendations may be directed to the webmaster.

Content

You acknowledge that the Town of South Windsor site may contains information, photos, video, text, graphics, music, sounds or other material (collectively, "Content") that are protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or here after developed. The seal of the Town of South Windsor may not be used or reproduced without express written consent of the South Windsor Town Clerk, in accordance with the Town of South Windsor book of ordinances and Charter. All other trademarks and logos appearing on the Town of South Windsor site are trademarks of their respective owners, and are used with their permission. Said permission is non-transferable. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose, including use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is strictly prohibited. The Town of South Windsor does not transfer title, ownership or permission of use of any of the Content, or all intellectual property rights therein, to you. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the site, use of the site, or access to the site.

The Town of South Windsor reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the Town of South Windsor shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the site.

This site has information that was taken from the Connecticut General Statutes, The South Windsor Book of ordinances and The South Windsor Town Charter, in effect at the time the pages was created. This information is not intended as a substitute for obtaining legal advise from an attorney. It is only intended as a general reference, YOU are solely responsible for any actions you take on your own behalf. These pages should not be used in any legal action; a copy of the current Statute, ordinance or Charter should be obtained from the appropriate source for such purpose. The Town of South Windsor, its management, staff and webmasters are not responsible for any errors or omissions on these pages. If you feel you need more information or assistance, you should consult an attorney and read related sections of the Connecticut General Statutes, the South Windsor Book of Ordinance, The South Windsor Town Charter and the Connecticut Practice Book. Case law cites and annotations have been omitted in the interest of clarity and space. Both are important parts of any law. This site and these pages should not be use for legal research without those cites and annotations.

Links

The Town of South Windsor site may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Town of South Windsor has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Town of South Windsor is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Town of South Windsor shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. The links from this site are presented for your convenience. These links have, or had, information about or relevant to our community. Some of these links may be commercial sites. They are presented for the information they offer and for your convenience. Their presence here does not constitute a recommendation, or endorsement of any kind for any product or service. While every effort is made to verify the links here it is not possible to monitor the content of every site. If you find a site linked here that contains obscene, objectionable or inappropriate material please bring it to our attention so we can take the appropriate action. Contact webmaster@southwindsor.org. Please indicate which page the link is found on and the URL or address of the link you are referring.

Linking to the Town of South Windsor web site

Unless you are subsequently advised otherwise by the Town of South Windsor, you are granted permission to create hyperlinks to the content on this web site, provided that the link accurately describes the content as it appears on the site and you notify the Town, in writing or by e-mail, that the link has been made, and from which url the link is located. The Town of South Windsor reserves the right to revoke this permission, or access to specific links, at any time, and may discontinue links due to content management practices.

Under no circumstances may you "frame" the Town of South Windsor web site or any of its content.


Each page within the Web site must be displayed in full, without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the town's site.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the town of south windsor be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any part of this site or materials or functions on such site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Indemnity

You agree to defend and indemnify and hold harmless the Town of South Windsor, its officers, directors, employees, from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to any acts by you based materials or information you received in connection with the site, regardless of the type of claim or nature of the cause of action.

Disclaimer

The town of south windsor site is provided 'as is' and you use it at your sole risk the town of south windsor expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Without limitation, the town of south windsor makes no warranty that the town of south windsor site will meet your requirements, that it will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, that the results obtained from the use of the site will be accurate or reliable, or that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material obtained through the site will meet your expectations.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the site is done at your sole risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

Further, please note that no advice or information, obtained by you from town of south windsor personnel or through the site shall create any warranty not expressly provided for in these terms of service.