Privacy and Terms and Conditions

Printer-friendly versionThank you for visiting the Brisbane, California web site (the Site). By accessing the Site, you accept these terms and conditions without limitation.

  1. Without limiting any of the foregoing, the content of the Site is provided "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY and FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  2. You agree that you will hold harmless and indemnify the City of Brisbane against any damages based on your use of content of this Site.
Links to Other Sites - A Disclaimer

This site provides links to other web sites as a convenience to our users. These include links to web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you use one of these links, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.
 
When you follow a link to one of these sites the City of Brisbane does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by these external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and can not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of their information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from these systems does so at his or her own risk.

Information Collected When You Browse City Web Pages
 
If you browse or download information during your visit to this web site, we collect and store only the standard data collected by all web server software. That information is:

  1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address used for your connection (but not your e-mail address). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet IP to respond to your browser request.  Example: 122.125.36.42;
  2. The domain name assigned to your IP Address (if there is one).  Example:   somename.com;
  3. The type of browser and operating system you used.  Example:  Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; IE4WDUS-1998101501);
  4. The date and time you visited this site;
  5. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  6. The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site. (Note: this is included so that summary analysis can be done on how visitors get to our site, i.e., from a search engine, from a link on another site, etc.)
We do not track individual user navigation choices. We do, however, summarize the information listed above to determine:

  • what organizations are our most frequent users (item 2 above) to better target our content for the audience.
  • what browsers are being used on our site to determine what techniques we should use to develop pages that will work with different browsers (item 3 above).
  • how often our pages are being visited (item 5 above).
  • what path is being taken through the site so that we can tailor the navigation of the site (item 5 above)
  • the traffic from organization names such as search engines that direct people to the site (item 6 above)
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this site may monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. If security monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Public Disclosure

All information on this site is a public record unless an exemption in law exists.
 
In the State of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state and local governments. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records based on the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be for an in-person visit to a governmental office.

Personal Information and Nondisclosure

"Personal information" is information about a person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure under certain circumstances. A domain name or Internet Protocol (IP) address is not considered personal information. Most information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted.

Email and Electronic Form Submission
 
All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists.
 
See Public Disclosure section above for more information on email privacy.

Requesting Personal Information Inspection
 
You have the right to review information collected about you by this site.  Contact the City for this information via the contact form, by phone, mail or in person.

Cookies
 
A cookie is a small text file created by a Web server and stored on your computer hard drive. Cookies save unique information that the Web server can access while you are browsing our Web site. Typically, cookies save information such as your site preferences, the date you last looked at a specific page, or a random number used to identify your particular Web session. Cookies help us measure how many visitors come to our Web site and how many of these visitors are new or returning.
 
Cookies placed on your computer by our Web management tools are written so they can only be used by our Web tools, and they only retrieve specific information. We do not gather information from you, from other cookie files, or access any other information on your computer.

Most Web browsers allow you to deny or accept the cookie feature (refer to your browser's help function for details). You can control the use of cookies on your computer, and even eliminate them.  However, eliminating cookie use may interfere with the function of some City of Brisbane Web site services.