Town of Branford Website Terms of Service
This Web site is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Your use of the Town of Branford Web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
The Town of Branford provides the information and materials on this Web site as a service to the general public. Town personnel and the general public may use this system to review and retrieve publicly available municipal information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times. You are further advised that system administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during such monitoring may be used for civil, criminal, administrative or other adverse action.
The Town of Branford may collect the following personal information:
Routing or client information: Internet domain and Internet address of the computer you are using.
Essential technical information: The browser used by visitors to our website and identification of the page or service you are requesting.
Non-essential technical information: The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website.
Optional information: Information you provide by sending us an email or completing an on-line form.
No other information is collected through our website except when someone deliberately decides to send it to us. Our website may contain links
to other public or private entities' websites, whose privacy practices we do not control.
Under the "Freedom of Information Act", any records in our possession at the time of a "Freedom of Information Request" might be subject to being inspected by, or disclosed to, members of the public.
However, all identifiable confidential/personal information will be removed prior to releasing the routing information.If you do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.
2. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
The Town of Branford endeavors to offer the most current, correct and complete information in this Web site. Nevertheless, errors may occur and information may become dated. The Town of Branford disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy or timeliness of the information that may be contained on the Town of Branford's Web site. The Town of Branford also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. The Town of Branford makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, accuracy, content or completeness of any information or data that is contained in this Web site. In any situation where the official printed document or notice differs from the information contained in this Web site, the official printed document or notice takes precedence.
If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to fix or remove it.
3. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
This Web site may include links to external Web sites. The Town of Branford does not control those sites and is not responsible for any information provided by those sites. The Town of Branford is not responsible for any information located at any Web site. Each individual Web site has its own set of policies about what information is appropriate for public access. The Town of Branford shall not be liable for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from accessing other Web sites from the Town of Branford's Web site.
4. DISCLAIMER OF DAMAGES
By using the Town of Branford Web site, you assume all risks associated with the use of this site including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file that might be transmitted or activated via the Town of Branford Web site or your access to it. The Town of Branford shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from inconvenience, incorrect information, or loss of use, data or process, whether in an action based on contract, negligence or other tortious conduct arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of this Web site or performance of information available from this Web site, even if the Town of Branford has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.
5. DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Town of Branford. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Town of Branford, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The Town makes no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the data published on the Town of Branford's website. All data and information are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The Town of Branford hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, express or implied, about this information and data including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
7. DISCLAIMER OF PLANIMETRIC AND TOPOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
The Planimetric and Topographical information depicted in the Town of Branford’s Geographical Information System (GIS) is intended to provide a geographical representation of real property based on information from various constantly changing sources. The Town of Branford cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data, and will not under any circumstances accept it to be construed as a legal description of any real property; Town of Branford departments will not approve applications or make decisions solely based on the merits of this data. Each user of this data is responsible for determining its suitability for the purpose it is being applied to, and must inquire of the relevant Town departments for applicable requirements. The Town of Branford shall have no liability for the data (or lack thereof), or any decisions made or action taken on the basis and reliance of this data.
8. COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS
All material on this Web site is the intellectual property of the Town of Branford, except for some material that is copyrighted by others and used here by permission. The material on this site may not be copied, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without the written permission of the owner or copyright holder. This Web site also contains some trademarks, which may not be appropriated by persons other than the trademark owner and may not be used contrary to trademark law.
9. MISUSE OF WEBSITE
You may not use the Town of Branford Web site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Town of Branford Web site and service or interfere with any other parties' use and enjoyment of the Town of Branford Web site. You may not use the Town of Branford Web site and service to publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful material or information, including another's proprietary information, including trademarks or copyrighted information, without express authorization from the rights holder.
10. PUBLIC DISCLOSURE
Information collected at this site will become subject to the State of Connecticut's Access to Public records Act.
The Town of Branford may amend or modify this information or impose new conditions at any time upon notice from the Town of Branford to you as published through this website. Any use of the website by you after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of the new conditions or modifications. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms, notices and disclaimers.
12. SECURITY POLICY
When you use your credit card, debit card, or on-line checks to do business on the Official Site of the Town of Branford, Connecticut, we do our best to protect the integrity and privacy of your account information with advanced technologies. Our systems use Internet data encryption technology, known as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, and Secure Electronic Transactions (SET).We will not be taking credit card information into our servers or databases.
However, even with advanced technologies, it is not always possible to prevent unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure. The Town makes no representation and assumes no responsibility or liability concerning the accuracy of the information or for any loss which might result to the user by the use of this Web Site. Please be aware that in the event unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, third party intervention, or any loss occurs due to error, omission, or inaccurate information being displayed on this Web Site, Branford reserves the right to recover any unpaid fees and taxes.