City of Redwood City Website Policies and
Terms and Conditions of Use
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND
DISCLAIMER CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE (THE “SITE”).
BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THESE REDWOOD CITY (THE
“CITY”) RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ANY TIME, TO MODIFY,
ALTER, OR UPDATE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND YOU AGREE
TO BE BOUND BY SUCH MODIFICATIONS, ALTERATIONS, OR UPDATES.
The Mission of the Redwood City website is to engage all
audiences in the greater Redwood City community with content-rich,
innovative, easily-navigated, aesthetically pleasing pages;
to provide e-government services, serve as a community focal
point, and embody the City’s values and image. The City’s
site is a nonpublic forum created by the City for purposes
of providing information to the public regarding City Official
actions, laws and services. The City has not allowed any outside
entity to use, publish upon or edit the site.
Changes are made periodically to many city documents, including
municipal codes, charter sections, regulations, guidelines,
and schedules, and these changes may or may not be reflected
in the materials of information present on the city of redwood
city’s site. In the event of a difference between the
information on this site and official information available
at city offices, the official information should prevail.
Additionally, because the site is frequently under development,
materials and information may be deleted, modified or moved
to a different part of the site without advance notice.
B. Notices of Public Hearings
When the City places notices of items on this site, schedule
for upcoming public meeting or hearing, it does so only facilitate
public access to such information, as a supplement to the
legally required methods of posting notices.
C. Email to City Officers and Employees
Persons submitting email comments or questions to the City
or to City officials or employees should be aware that the
City cannot guarantee, nor does it represent that such communications
will remain private or confidential. Similar to mailed or
delivered comments, comments received via email may become
subject to public disclosure under the California Public Records
Act and/or part of the discovery procedure in a civil lawsuit. Personal contact information supplied by a member of the public as part of such comments, such as mailing/home address or email address, may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act.
D. Email Comments on Public Hearings
Comments on public hearing items which are submitted by email
will NOT automatically become part of the official record
of such proceedings, unless required by law. Persons wishing
to comment on public hearing items should attend the public
hearing and express themselves in person at the hearing, or
if the notice of a particular hearing allows written comments,
then comments may be submitted in that manner.
E. Links to Other Websites
Links from the City of Redwood City’s site to other
websites on the internet do not constitute an endorsement
of the City of Redwood City. When users select a link to an
outside website, they are leaving the City of Redwood City
site and are subject to the privacy and security policies
of the owners/sponsors of the external linked-to website.
The City of Redwood City is not responsible for the content,
quality, or accuracy of any off-site materials referenced
or linked through the City of Redwood City’s site. By
using the City of Redwood City’s site, the user acknowledges
and accepts that the City of Redwood City is not responsible
for any materials stored on other internet sites, nor is liable
for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials
found on other internet sites, and that the risk of injury
from viewing, hearing, downloading, or storing such materials
rests entirely with the user. The City of Redwood City does
not exercise any editorial control over the information you
may find at these locations, and disclaims any and all liability
for and knowledge of their contents. The City of Redwood City
does not endorse or recommend any third party website, product
or services, unless otherwise noted.
F. Links to the City of Redwood City’s Site
Advance permission to link to the City’s site is not
necessary. The party linking to the City of Redwood City’s
site, however, should be aware that the City’s site
may change at any time without notice. Entities and individuals
linking to the City of Redwood City’s site shall not
capture pages within frames we won’t be using frames,
present the City’s site content as its own, or otherwise
misrepresent this site’s content or misinform users
about the origin or ownership of its content. Any link to
the City’s site should be a full forward link that passes
the user’s browser to the City’s site unencumbered.
The web browser’s “back” button should return
the visitor to the originating site if the visitor wishes
to back out of the site.
EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINK POLICY
The City of Redwood City permits the establishment of links
to external websites on the City’s official site solely
in conformance with the purpose of the site and this policy.
The City imposes reasonable restrictions on the establishment
of links to external websites and will not provide links to
websites: containing corporate or commercial logos unless
otherwise noted below; associated with or sponsored by or
serving a candidate for elective office or a lobbying group;
of home pages of individuals; promoting hate or exhibiting
hate, bias, discrimination on any basis, obscenity or otherwise
defamatory content. Consistent with the foregoing policy,
it is the City’s policy to limit external links to the
following kinds of entities and organizations:
1. Redwood City Chamber of Commerce;
2. Other governmental agencies:
4. Museums, libraries, historical organizations and similar
kinds of established, bona fide organizations that provide
cultural resources to residents and visitors of the City;
5. Public and Private, bona fide educational institutions
as defined in Education code §210.1, or as described
in Education Code § 66010 (a) and (b), located within
San Mateo County: and
6. Entities and organizations whose primary purpose is to
provide the location, telephone number and/or description
of City of Redwood City hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions
and similar kinds of tourism information.
7. Organizations in a contractual relationship with the City
that provide government related information in a format that
is unavailable on an official government website.
Entities and organizations wishing to establish external
links on the City's official site must submit a written request
(email is acceptable) to the City Manager’s Office which
shall contain all information necessary to verify the facts
stated and as may be necessary to establish that the proposed
link is in compliance with this policy. The City of Redwood
City reserves the right to 1) deny an external link application
as to any person, business or organization when it is determined,
following review of a request, that the entity or organization
for which application is made does not meet the criteria set
forth in this policy; 2) deny an external link application
as to any person, business or organization which fails to
provide all required information, or fails to provide truthful
information; 3) remove any external link if the nature of
the organization or business to which the link relates no
longer complies with the City's external link policy; or 4)
to revise this policy without prior notice when to do so is
deemed to be in the best interests of the City; or 5) remove
any external link without prior notice.
All site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and selection
and arrangements thereof are copyright 2003 City of Redwood
City, California. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, except as otherwise
noted. Permission is granted to download information from
this site, so long as such information is not used for commercial
The City of Redwood City is highly sensitive to the privacy
interests of its citizens and believes that the protection
of those interests is one of its most important responsibilities.
In acknowledgment of its obligations, the City will not request
any more information than is necessary to provide the highest
level of service.Customer-specific data such as mailing/home address, phone number, and email address provided to the City via the website for the purpose of receiving City services will only be used to provide the requested service and not for other purposes. During the course of an encrypted credit
card transaction, the information is stored on a secured server.
The City uses firewalls and other security technology to prevent
our computers from being accessed by unauthorized persons.
To perform this service, the City must, of course, pass encrypted
information about the transaction between yours and City’s
financial institution. The City will not share this information
with any other third party.
NOTICE TO CITY
Communications made through the City of Redwood City's site
shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official
notice to the City of Redwood City, its agencies, officers,
employees, representatives, or agents with respect to any
existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against
the City of Redwood City or any of its agencies, officers,
employees, representatives, or agents where notice is required
by federal, state, or local law. No communication to the City
of Redwood City made through this site shall be deemed to
constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
Materials and information on the City of Redwood City's site
are provided as a public service and intended to afford general
guidelines on matters of public interest. Accordingly, the
information in this site is not intended to serve as legal,
accounting or tax advice. Except for external website materials,
the materials and information on this site were generated,
compiled, or assembled at public expense and are freely available
for non-commercial, non-profit making use, provided the user
keeps intact all associated copyright, trademark, and other
Attempts to upload information or change information on the
City of Redwood City's Web site are strictly prohibited unless
specifically authorized in writing by the City Manager’s
Office. This prohibition does not apply to a user's submission
of information via an on-line form created by the City of
Redwood City for that purpose.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed
in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without
giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. You agree
that any action at law or equity arising out of or relating
to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal
court located in San Mateo County, California and you hereby
consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such court
for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any of
these terms or provisions shall be deemed unlawful, void,
or any reason unenforceable, then that term or provision shall
be deemed severable from the remaining terms and provisions
and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any
remaining terms and provisions. This is the entire agreement
relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified
except in writing and signed by all authorized parties.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
THE CITY OF REDWOOD CITY SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY
IMPROPER OR INCORRECT USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION
CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY
USER'S USE OF THEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CITY OF REDWOOD
CITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF USE,
DATA, OR PROFITS) REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT
OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED
ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF
PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT,
DELAY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT,
OR DESTRUCTION OF DATA, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS
BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES / ACCURACY AND USE OF INFORMATION
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS"
AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO
THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE CITY
OF REDWOOD CITY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND TITLE TO ANY OF THE MATERIALS
PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. CITY OF REDWOOD CITY DOES NOT WARRANT
THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED
OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS
SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER
HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CITY OF REDWOOD CITY DOES NOT WARRANT
OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS
OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, OR THROUGH LINKS
TO OTHER SITES, IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY
OR OTHERWISE. USER (AND NOT THE CITY OF REDWOOD CITY) ASSUMES
THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the
City of Redwood City's site, the user agrees to defend, indemnify,
and hold harmless, the City of Redwood City, its agencies,
officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and
against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees,
arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and
information contained on this site.