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Thank you for visiting the Brisbane, California web site (the Site). By
accessing the Site, you accept these terms and conditions without
limitation.


  1. Without limiting any of the foregoing, the content of the Site is
    provided "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
    INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY and FITNESS FOR A
    PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  2. You agree that you will hold harmless and indemnify the City of
    Brisbane against any damages based on your use of content of this Site.

Links to
Other Sites - A Disclaimer



This site provides links to other web sites as a convenience to our
users. These include links to web sites operated by other government
agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you use
one of these links, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy
Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are
subject to the privacy policy of that site.

 

When you follow a link to one of these sites the City of Brisbane does
not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information
published by these external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints,
products, or services linked from these systems, and can not be held
liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or
timeliness of their information. Portions of such information may be
incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any
information obtained from these systems does so at his or her own risk.


Information
Collected When You Browse City Web Pages


 

If you browse or download information during your visit to this web
site, we collect and store only the standard data collected by all web
server software. That information is:

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address used for your connection (but not
    your e-mail address). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned
    either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer.
    We use the Internet IP to respond to your browser request.  Example:
    122.125.36.42;
  2. The domain name assigned to your IP Address (if there is one). 
    Example:   somename.com;
  3. The type of browser and operating system you used.  Example: 
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501);
  4. The date and time you visited this site;
  5. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  6. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site. (Note:
    this is included so that summary analysis can be done on how visitors
    get to our site, i.e., from a search engine, from a link on another
    site, etc.)

We do not track individual user navigation choices. We do, however,
summarize the information listed above to determine:

  • what organizations are our most frequent users (item 2 above) to
    better target our content for the audience.
  • what browsers are being used on our site to determine what
    techniques we should use to develop pages that will work with different
    browsers (item 3 above).
  • how often our pages are being visited (item 5 above).
  • what
    path is being taken through the site so that we can tailor the
    navigation of the site (item 5 above)
  • the traffic from organization names such as search engines that
    direct people to the site (item 6 above)

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains
available to all users, this site may monitor network traffic to
identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or
otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of
possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the
results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for
authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to
identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts
to upload information or change information on this service are strictly
prohibited and may be punishable under the state law and federal
statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the
National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.


Public
Disclosure



All information on this site is a public record unless an exemption in
law exists.

 

In the State of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open
and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and
information possessed by state and local governments. At the same time,
there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records
based on the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide
exceptions. We may request personally identifiable information from you
in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled
as it would be for an in-person visit to a governmental office.


Personal
Information and Nondisclosure



"Personal information" is information about a person that is readily
identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address
and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from
disclosure under certain circumstances. A domain name or Internet
Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information. Most
information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the
public unless specifically exempted.


Email and Electronic Form Submission

 

All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an
exemption in law exists.

 

See Public Disclosure section above for more information on email
privacy.


Requesting
Personal Information Inspection


 

You have the right to review information collected about you by this
site.  Contact the City for this information via the contact form, by
phone, mail or in person.


Cookies

 

A cookie is a small text file created by a Web server and stored on your
computer hard drive. Cookies save unique information that the Web
server can access while you are browsing our Web site. Typically,
cookies save information such as your site preferences, the date you
last looked at a specific page, or a random number used to identify your
particular Web session. Cookies help us measure how many visitors come
to our Web site and how many of these visitors are new or returning.

 

Cookies placed on your computer by our Web
management tools are written so they can only be used by our Web tools,
and they only retrieve specific information. We do not gather
information from you, from other cookie files, or access any other
information on your computer.


Most
Web browsers allow you to deny or accept the cookie feature (refer to
your browser's help function for details). You can control the use of
cookies on your computer, and even eliminate them.  However, eliminating
cookie use may interfere with the function of some City of Brisbane Web
site services.