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The City of Claremont has established this website as a "nonpublic forum" whose primary purposes are to facilitate communication between the City and the public, provide an alternative method for conducting certain business with the City, and the dissemination of information related to policies, programs, and services provided by, either in full or in part, and/or administered by the City.

Since this website is a nonpublic forum, the City reserves the right to grant or deny requests to establish links from this website to websites controlled or maintained by other entities or individuals. Decisions to grant or deny requests for such links will be based on compliance with at least one of the following criteria and whether the link advances the primary purposes of the City's website as stated above.

CITY OF CLAREMONT PRIVACY STATEMENT

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 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 service. The City will 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.

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

Users may indicate that they do not wish to receive e-mail information from the City. Upon request, the City will 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.
Security in General

The City uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to the City secure.

The City web site employs industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Disclosure Statement

The City does not warrant:

* That the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free.
* That defects will be promptly corrected.
* That this site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components.
* That the City is responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may provide links.

The City's web servers are maintained to provide public access to City information via the Internet. The City's web services and the content of its web servers and databases are updated on a continual basis. While the City attempts to keep its web information accurate and timely, the City neither warrants nor makes representations or endorsements as to the quality, content, accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, hyperlinks, and other items contained on this server or any other server. Web materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice from the City as a result of updates and corrections. Further, some materials on the City's website and related links may be protected by copyright law, therefore, if you have any questions regarding whether you may: a) modify and/or re-use text, images or other web content from a City server, b) distribute the City's web content, and/or c) "mirror" the City's information on a non-City server, please contact the City's Public Information Officer.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THESE CITY OF CLAREMONT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE ("TERMS AND CONDITIONS") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEB SITE www.ci.claremont.ca.us OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED BY THE CITY OF CLAREMONT.
By using the web site and other services offered by the CITY OF CLAREMONT, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use this site.

WWW.CI.CLAREMONT.CA.US is an online information service provided by the CITY OF CLAREMONT, which may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting such revised Terms and Conditions at www.ci.claremont.ca.us. Your continued usage of this site or any of its services will mean you accept those changes.

No Legal Advice
The materials available on this site (the "Materials") have been prepared by the CITY OF CLAREMONT, its Staff and other contributors for informational purposes only, are not legal advice and should not be relied on as such. The CITY OF CLAREMONT does not guarantee or warrant that the Materials are accurate, complete or up-to-date. The Materials are general in nature and may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances. Laws and procedures change frequently and are subject to differing interpretations. The Materials are not intended to substitute for obtaining legal advice from competent, independent, legal counsel in the relevant jurisdiction. If you want legal advice, please consult a lawyer. This site is not intended to create, and your use of the Materials does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. You should not act upon any of the Materials without seeking professional counsel. Any opinions, whether legal or otherwise, expressed on this site are solely those of the respective author(s).

Copyright
The Materials are protected by United States and other copyright laws, except for works of the United States Government pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 105. The selection, arrangement and presentation of all Materials (including information in the public domain), and the overall design of this site are copyright © 1999-2010 CITY OF CLAREMONT. All rights reserved. The CITY OF CLAREMONT is the owner of all copyrights in and to the Materials, except for works of the United States Government pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 105. Permission is granted to view and print materials from this site for the non-commercial purpose of viewing, reading and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission or modification of information or Materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of the CITY OF CLAREMONT, is strictly prohibited.
Trademarks
The Claremont logo is a trademark of the CITY OF CLAREMONT.
Privacy

The CITY OF CLAREMONT'S Privacy Policy is available at www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

No Warranties
THE CITY OF CLAREMONT DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS, ANY PRODUCTS, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE, OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES LISTED ON THIS SITE, AND THE CITY OF CLAREMONT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. THE CITY OF CLAREMONT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THIS SITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THE CITY OF CLAREMONT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE CITY OF CLAREMONT OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND THE ASSIGNS OF SAME BE LIABLE FOR (1) ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS OR ANY INFORMATION, OR TRANSACTIONS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS SITE, EVEN IF THE CITY OF CLAREMONT OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (2) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS AND/OR LISTINGS OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED THROUGH THIS SITE . BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE CITY OF CLAREMONT'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the CITY OF CLAREMONT and its officers, employees, agents and the assigns of same, from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of this site and any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions constitute a contract made under and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. You agree that the Los Angeles County Superior Court, if it has subject matter jurisdiction, shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any claims or disputes between you and the CITY OF CLAREMONT (and/or its officers, employees, agents and the assigns of same), pertaining directly or indirectly to these Terms and Conditions, or to any matter arising from, or any other document executed and delivered in connection herewith or therewith.

Miscellaneous
Except as expressly provided in a particular legal notice posted by the CITY OF CLAREMONT on this site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the CITY OF CLAREMONT with respect to the use of this site and the Materials. The CITY OF CLAREMONT'S failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms and Conditions. The CITY OF CLAREMONT may assign its rights and duties under these Terms and Conditions to any party at any time without notice to you.

Last Update
These Terms and Conditions were last updated on September 13, 2010.
Contact Information

Questions or comments regarding this site should be sent by e-mail to admin@ci.claremont.ca.us or by U.S. mail to 207 Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

Linking Policy

The City of Claremont has established this website as a "nonpublic forum" whose primary purposes are to facilitate communication between the City and the public, provide an alternative method for conducting certain business with the City, and the dissemination of information related to policies, programs, and services provided by, either in full or in part, and/or administered by the City.

Since this website is a nonpublic forum, the City reserves the right to grant or deny requests to establish links from this website to websites controlled or maintained by other entities or individuals. Decisions to grant or deny requests for such links will be based on compliance with at least one of the following criteria and whether the link advances the primary purposes of the City's website as stated above.

A hyperlink from the City's website may be allowed provided the hyperlinked site:
* is maintained by a state, local, or federal government agency, a local school or library board, or a quasi-governmental agency (i.e., water district or sanitation district) with jurisdiction in all or part of Claremont;
* is maintained by a private educational institution operating within the City of Claremont and that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or similar state, regional, or national accrediting organization;
* is maintained by a not-for-profit charitable, recreational, or cultural organization serving the Claremont community and receives direct financial support from the City of Claremont;
* is maintained by a not-for-profit recreational organization that is party to a valid "Sports Facility Use Agreement" with the City of Claremont;
* is maintained by a public provider of a utility service for customers within Claremont, or;
* is maintained by a qualified candidate running for an elected office of the City of Claremont in the next election. Qualified candidate is defined as any person who meets the criteria for being a candidate, either on the ballot or as a write-in candidate, as contained in the California Elections Code.

Links shall NOT be made to any website that:
* is maintained by any political party, or;
* is maintained by any organization whose primary purpose is to, or that spends a substantial amount of time and/or resources to, support or seek to defeat any candidate for elected office or any ballot proposal.

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