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Website Privacy and Usage Policy

General Disclaimer
The City of Palm Springs has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information provided on its website. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the website or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the City's control, the City makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.

Purpose and Policy
The City of Palm Springs 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’s 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 Palm Springs in communicating matters of general public interest.

Privacy Statement
The City of Palm Springs is committed to protecting the privacy of the individuals utilizing the City's website. However, personal information submitted to the City's website may be subject to disclosure pursuant to various California laws, including, but not limited to, the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.), the California Civil Discovery Act of 1986 (Code of Civil Procedure Sections 2016-2036), the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), Government Code Sections 11015.5 and 11019.9, and with other applicable laws pertaining to information privacy. The City may share such information with other government agencies if: (1) the information relates to that agency; (2) to protect the interests of others; (3) to protect and defend the rights or property of the City of Palm Springs; or (4) as otherwise provided by state or federal law.

As a governmental agency, the City is governed by California's open records laws. It is important for you to understand that most business you conduct with the City, as well as with state and county governments, becomes a public record. Public records, as defined by state law, and not made confidential elsewhere in the California law, may be posted for electronic access through this website. This includes most City permits you have applied for, property you have registered with the Riverside County Recorder of Deeds, and requests for a City service.

These same records have long been open for public inspection by anyone requesting them in person, by mail or by telephone at the appropriate government office. All information on this website is public information.

Notice to the City
Communications made through e-mail and messaging systems shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City of Palm Springs or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the City or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the City is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.

Copyright
The City retains the copyright on all text, graphic images and other content on its website. You may not copy, modify, and/or re-use text, images or other web content from this website, distribute the City’s web content, “mirror” content from this website on a non-City server, or make any other use of the content of this website that would violate the City’s copyright, without the express written permission from the City of Palm Springs.

ADA Access
The City of Palm Springs is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs or activities. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be made to allow individuals with disabilities access to the communications regarding City services, programs or activities set forth on the City's website.

External Links Policy
It is the policy of the City to limit external links to the following kinds of entities and organizations:

  1. The State of California, the federal government or any other governmental agency serving the residents of Palm Springs.
  2. Educational institutions as defined in Education Code § 210.1, or as described in Education Code § 66010(a) and (b), serving the residents of Palm Springs.
  3. Museums, public libraries, and historical organizations serving residents of Palm Springs.
  4. Any tourism related entity or business located in Palm Springs that generates revenues to the City in excess of $100,000 per year.
  5. Public utilities that serve the City (e.g., cable company, refuse company, electric company, water company, etc.)

The City's website does not provide direct links to external sites that are strictly commercial, political or religious in nature. The City's website is not intended to function as a public forum. The provision of these links should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of these external websites, their content or their hosts.

Links Disclaimer
The City's website also contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the City is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the City's website.

The City of Palm Springs is not responsible for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the City's website. By using the City's website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the City is not responsible for any materials stored on other websites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other websites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, down-loading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on or linked to the City's website do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion, policy or position of the City.

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 Palm Springs. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on the City’s website do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the City, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS 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 PALM SPRINGS 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.

This Privacy and Usage Policy is subject to change without notice

For additional information, contact the:
Information Technology Manager at  760-323-8252 .