Privacy Policy

CITY OF INGLEWOOD - WEB SITE

PRIVACY AND CONDITIONS OF USE STATEMENT

The following information explains the City of Inglewood’s (City) policy regarding any information that you may supply to us when visiting www.cityofinglewood.org and any information that may be provided to the public by the City’s official site. By using the City’s web site, you are hereby agreeing to be bound by any and all of the terms and conditions of use contained herein.

Collection of Information:

On certain occasions, the public has opportunities to share personal information online with the City in order to facilitate better correspondence and service. This information includes but is not limited to e-mail addresses, responses to surveys, registering for services and new services to be created. The City will not intentionally disclose this information to any third party, unless required to do so under federal or state law, including, but not limited to the California Public Records Act.

Use of Information:

The City’s goal in collecting personal information online is to provide you with the most personalized and effective service possible. By understanding your needs and preferences, the City will be in a better position to provide you with improved services. The City will use best efforts to maintain the confidentiality of information it receives online to the same extent it is legally able to do so with respect to information obtained through other means.

By using e-mail addresses provided at registration or otherwise, users are giving the City permission, periodically, to send out e-mail newsletters and promotional e-mail to our users about web site updates, services, and information offered by the City.

Users may indicate that they do not wish to receive e-mail information from the City. Upon written or e-mailed request, the City will use best efforts to remove users (and their information) from the City database or permit them to elect not to receive any further e-mail newsletters or contact.

Communications made through e-mail and messaging systems shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City 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.

The City will not intentionally release any information about the collection of Internet Protocol addresses to any third party, unless disclosure is required by the California Public Records Act or court order. Aggregate reports about web site visitors are generated. The City will use best efforts not to have these reports contain any personally identifiable information. The web log files are eventually deleted.

Display of Information:

Information which is otherwise available to the public under the California Public Records Act or court order may be displayed on the City web site as a convenience to the public.

Use of Cookies:

The City site may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web browser program (e.g. Internet explorer or netscape navigator). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web browser in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web user that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you access the City’s web site, a cookie helps the City to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you chose to decline cookies, you may be able to fully experience the interactive features of the City’s services or Web sites that you visit.(DO WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE COOKIES?

Use By Children:

One of the purposes of the City web site is to provide educational information about the City. Therefore, children (aged 13 and under), are not restricted from visiting the City site. The City urges children to access the City information only after getting permission from their parents or guardians.

Links to Other Web Sites:

This site contains links to other sites. The links on the City’s site are included as a convenience for the residents of the City. They are not expressly or impliedly an endorsement of any product, service, business or person. To avoid any perception that the City endorses or provides favorable treatment to any private person or business enterprise, no corporate or commercial logo or direct link to a vendor or commercial site is allowed. It is the City’s policy to limit external links to the following kinds of entities and organizations:

  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to promote businesses located within the City.
  • Other governmental agencies.
  • Acute care hospital.
  • Museums, libraries, historical organizations and similar kinds of established, bona fide organizations that provide cultural resources to residents and visitors to the City.
  • Public and private educational institutions located within the City of Inglewood.
  • Entities and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide the location, telephone number and/or description of the City hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and similar kinds of tourism information.
  • Entities and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide Environmental, Social, and Health Care information and resources.
  • Entities and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide local, national, and international news.
  • Civic or charitable associations and organizations located within the City.

The City is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other non-city web site.

Entities and organizations wishing to establish external links on the City’s official web site must submit a written (non-e-mailed) request to the City Administrative Office, which shall contain all information necessary to verify the facts stated and as may be necessary to establish the proposed link is in compliance with this policy. The City reserves the right to 1) deny an external link application as to any business or organization when it is determined, following review of a completed application, 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 business, organization or person which fails, in the City’s opinion to provide all required information, or truthful information; 3) remove any external link if the nature of the business, organization or person 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, by the City, to be in the best interests of the City.

Direct Mail:

The City may use the personal data you provide online to send you information about City services and upcoming civic activities. The City will use its best efforts neither to sell nor to provide your personal information for any other direct mail activities, unless disclosure is required by the California Public Records Act or a court order.

Security:

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under the City’s control.

If one or more of the provisions contained in this policy are determined by a final decision of a court to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, then such determination shall not affect any other provisions and the remaining terms and conditions set forth herein shall be construed as if the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision had ever been included.

Contact the Web Site:

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site you can contact webmaster@cityofinglewood.org.

Propriety Rights

The City retains copyright on all text, graphic images, and other content (the “material” on the Site. The material on the Site is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws, and is owned or controlled by the City, or the party listed as the provider of the content, software, or other materials. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without written permission on the City.

UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download or copy any downloadable material displayed on the Site for home, noncommercial, and personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark, or other notices contained in the material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, trademark notices, information, or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the site.

Disclaimers/Limitations of Liability

The material included on or available through the Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the material on the Site. The City may make improvements and/or changes to the Site at any time. The City does not represent or warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. The City makes no representation about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, or accuracy of the site for any purpose. The Site and the material contained herein are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The City hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the site, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.