Limitation of Liability and Public Records Policy
1. Statement of Purpose
The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners Website (Alachua County Website) provided by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, its officers, employees, or other agents including the Information Services Department/Division (collectively, the Board of County Commissioners Office) exists as an electronic informational medium to foster the lawful exchange of information and awareness of County services for its users. User means any person clicking onto Alachua County and using it for any purpose whatsoever.
2. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the Board of County Commissioners Office be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to Alachua County website or the information contained in it, and in particular the Board of County Commissioners Office its officers, employees, or other agents shall not be liable for any acts or omissions, whether such acts or omissions arise from negligence, contract, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise, which cause bodily injury, death, property damage, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use.
3. Disclaimer of Warranties
The Board of County Commissioners Office does not warrant that Alachua County website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the site will be corrected. Alachua County website, including any content or information contained within it or any site-related service, is provided “as is,” with all faults, with no representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement. The Board of County Commissioners Office does not make any warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information regarding materials, services or products/equipment offered through Alachua County website. The Board of County Commissioners Office specifically disclaims all liability for errors or omissions, or the misuse or misinterpretation of, any information obtained through Alachua County website. The Board of County Commissioners Office does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information obtained through Alachua County website.
The user assumes total responsibility and risk for their use of Alachua County website, and related services, whether hyperlinked websites or not. No oral or written information or advice given by Alachua County website shall create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of this warranty. Certain state laws do not allow limitation on implied warranties. If these laws apply to the user, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitation may not apply to the user, and the user may have additional rights.
The Board of County Commissioners Office does not warrant that files available for download on Alachua County website will be free of viruses, worms, trojan horses, or other destructive programming. The user is responsible for implementing procedures sufficient to satisfy their needs for data back-up and security. The user agrees that the Board of County Commissioners Office shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising directly or indirectly from any such code. The user assumes total responsibility and risk for their use of Alachua County website and of the internet.
4. Disclaimer of Content
Information provided through Alachua County website is supplied by the listing party. The Board of County Commissioners Office reserves the right to not list a material, or to edit information provided by any citizen without notice. The Board of County Commissioners Office does not verify whether information submitted for online distribution are in compliance with any rules and regulations applicable to the Internet. It is the responsibility of Alachua County website users to be familiar with any legal limitations that may exist on any information provided. Accordingly, all Alachua County website and any third party information is provided “AS IS.”
5. Disclaimer of Endorsement
Alachua County website reference to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Board of County Commissioners Office.
6. Disclaimer and Policy on Hyperlinks
Other Web sites may be invited to be included as hyperlinks in Alachua County website. The Board of County Commissioners Office does not make any impropriety, or appearance of impropriety, in terms of the information or hyperlinks available on Alachua County website.
The Board of County Commissioners Office may, at its discretion, create links to other Web sites that meet the following criteria.
1. The hyperlink will assist Alachua County website in fulfilling its purpose.
2. The hyperlink will provide information of value to Alachua County website users.
3. The organization being linked to is not engaged in any legal or enforcement proceedings with Alachua County website.
4. The hyperlinked Web site is managed in a professional manner (i.e., fully operational and available most of the time, etc.).
The hyperlinked Web site does not contain information that would offend common standards of decency and propriety.
The Board of County Commissioners Office will remove any hyperlink that does not continue to meet these criteria. The Board of County Commissioners Office reserves the right to modify these criteria and add/delete hyperlinks based upon the modification at any time and without notice. The Board of County Commissioners Office does not endorse any hyperlink or its opinions or ideas expressed therein, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The user specifically acknowledges that the Board of County Commissioners Office is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, hyperlinks, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.
User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Board of County Commissioners Office from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of Alachua County website.
8. Policy on Feedback Information
Any information provided to the Board of County Commissioners Office in connection with Alachua County website shall become a public record and available to the public in accordance with Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. The Board of County Commissioners Office shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.