Privacy Statement - Website

This document describes the City of Bellbrook's policy regarding information received about you during visits to our website. The amount and type of information received depends on how you use our site. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at our discretion. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed. By accessing this website, you acknowledge that you have read the following terms and conditions, that you understand them and that you agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree with the terms in this Policy, please do not use this site.

You may browse this site for information. You acknowledge, however, that this site contains information, data, photographs, graphics, and other materials that are protected by laws governing copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights. Under no circumstances may you transfer (including, without limitation, by sale, loan, rent or lease), use, copy, reproduce, download, republish, upload, post, transmit, adapt, modify, or distribute the site contents, in whole or in part, without the express prior written consent of the City of Bellbrook. The use of any of the site contents on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. This site is intended and directed only to residents of the United States and all advertising and claims in this site are valid only in the United States.

Normal Website Usage
You can browse the contents of the City of Bellbrook's website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect and store during normal website usage is the name of your Internet service provider, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request, and the date and time of those requests. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits. During normal website usage, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, company name, etc.

Electronic Mail Sent to Us Containing Personal Information
Visitors to the City of Bellbrook website may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in a message containing comments about the City of Bellbrook website. The City of Bellbrook will only use this information to identify the user. We will not use it in any way other than to resolve the matter identified in the email.  Any information you submit or disclose in the process of visiting the site including your personal information could be subject to a public records request and disclosed to the public as required by Ohio law.

Links to Other Sites
Users should be aware that when you are on this website you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There may be links to other sites that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.

Use of This Site
You expressly agree that the use of this site is at your own risk. Neither the City of Bellbrook nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates nor any person involved in creating, producing, or distributing the site warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error free, nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the site or to the accuracy or currency of the information. The site contents are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind either express or implied to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law.

Under no circumstances shall the City of Bellbrook, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates nor any person involved in creating, producing, or distributing the site, be liable for any special or consequential damages, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, that result from the use of, or the inability to use, any part of the site contents.

Privacy Policy - Social Media Sites
The purpose of this site is for the City to share certain information, documents, photos, videos and information that the City deems to be of public interest to Bellbrook residents, businesses, and visitors.  It is not a traditional public forum and the City reserves all rights to control the content.  Comments expressed on this site, other than those posted by the City do not necessarily reflect the opinions and positions of the City of Bellbrook or its elected officials, officers and employees.  The City reserves the right to discontinue this site at any time for any reason without notice.

The City may delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or comments that are offensive to a person with reasonable sensitivity or target or disparage age, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual preference, gender identity, handicapped or disabled, genetic information, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran of the United States Armed Forces.  Further, the City also reserves the right to delete submissions that the City determines: (i) are spam or include links to other sites; (ii) are clearly off topic; (iii) advocate illegal activity; (iv) promote or oppose particular services, products, or political organizations and/or candidates; (v) infringe on copyrights or trademarks; (vi) involve matters in litigation or otherwise in dispute, or that could be in the future; (vii) contain references to illegal or banned substances unless for public educational or awareness purposes; (viii) contain pornographic, sexually-oriented materials; (ix) are solicitations for business; or (x) contain information that might compromise the safety or security of public buildings, personnel or activities.  The City reserves the right to block or otherwise prohibit posting by any person that posts a submission that is deleted by the City pursuant to this policy.

Terms of Use
This Site is provided for your personal and non-commercial use only. All content included in this Site, including but not limited to any text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, data compilations, software, audio and video (collectively, "Materials"), is the property of the City of Bellbrook or its content suppliers, and you may not distribute, exchange, modify, reproduce, perform, sell or transmit the Materials for any business, commercial or public purposes. The Materials are protected by applicable laws, including the USA and international copyright and trademark laws, and any unauthorized use of any Materials may violate copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any portion of this Site or any Materials without express written consent of the City of Bellbrook. You are granted a revocable and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to this Site so long as the link does not portray the City of Bellbrook, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any Bellbrook logo or other Materials as part of the link without express written consent of the City of Bellbrook. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials herefrom.

Submission of Data by User
Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under the City of Bellbrook's Privacy Policy, any material, information, or other communication you transmit or post to this Site ("Communications") will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The City of Bellbrook will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. You will grant the City of Bellbrook and its designees a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display throughout the world in any media the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site an unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or other material that would violate any law. The City of Bellbrook reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content but does not regularly review posted content.

Links to Other Websites
Links to other Internet Sites are provided for your convenience only and the presence of such links does not mean that the City of Bellbrook endorses, recommends, or represents them in any way. The City of Bellbrook does not control and is not responsible for any such sites or their content. The City of Bellbrook disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability, or validity of any content of such sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties
The information, materials and services provided on or via this Site are provided "AS IS" without any warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of compliance with applicable laws, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third-party rights including intellectual property rights. The City of Bellbrook does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the materials or services on or via this Site. The City of Bellbrook further does not warrant that this Site, its servers, or email sent from the City of Bellbrook are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall the City of Bellbrook be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or special damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use of, or errors or omissions in the contents or functions of this Site, even if the City of Bellbrook or an authorized representative thereof has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the materials, information or services from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof.

Applicable Laws
If you choose to access this Site from outside of the United States of America, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the USA, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

email submission
Ohio has a very broad public records law. As a result, most written communication created or received by the City of Bellbrook employees, elected officials, agents and volunteers are subject to disclosure to the public and news media upon request, unless otherwise exempt. Under Ohio law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send an email to a City email address.

Copyright Disclaimer
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