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General Policy and Disclaimer

Purpose and Policy

The purpose of this website is to provide the user with information about the City of Westminster, and to provide convenient online services. The city website may contain links to other web or computer sites that are not owned, regularly reviewed or controlled by the city. It is the policy of the city to limit these links to websites that support the city website's mission statement and/or websites that provide frequently requested information as deemed appropriate or necessary. The city website is not intended to function as a public forum. The provision of these links should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of these external websites, their content or their hosts. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on or linked to the city's website do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion, policy or position of the city.

Disclaimer

The City of Westminster has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on its website. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the website or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the city's control, the city does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on its website and is not liable for reliance on this information. Please contact the Public Information Office at 303-658-2008 to verify the accuracy of the data.

Links Disclaimer

The City of Westminster is not responsible for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the city's website. By using the city's website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the city is not responsible for any materials stored on other websites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other websites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, downloading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.

The City of Westminster website provides links to other websites that are not controlled by the city. When accessing those sites and providing information, you are subject to the privacy policy of the third-party site. Links to third-party sites are identified with an image following the link.

Jurisdiction

The materials provided on this site are intended for public use on computer systems located primarily within the city and for the benefit of visitors to this city. Any person choosing to use this website or seeking access to information or materials on this system is agreeing to be subject to Colorado jurisdiction. Any dispute arising therefrom shall be decided under the laws and in the courts of Colorado.

Privacy and Security

The City of Westminster knows that you care how information about you is collected, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This section describes our privacy policy. By visiting the City of Westminster website, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy notice.

The city’s computer systems are monitored to assure proper functioning of the systems, and to provide security for the computer system’s operation and information. Security policies and practices are in place to reduce the likelihood of unauthorized use.

As a visitor to the city’s website, you may choose to engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as filing sales tax returns, submitting utility bill payments, registering and paying for recreation classes, applying for jobs with the city, and other services, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself or your business by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities, and the city offers traditional methods for you to access these services. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, the city may ask that you provide us information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, sales tax ID, recreation number, credit card number, bank account number or other personal information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity online.

Personal confidential information, such as credit card/bank account numbers and job application data that you provide is protected in several ways. First, the city uses encrypted sessions identified as those where the address (URL) begins with HTTPS. The city automatically provides web users with encrypted sessions whenever confidential personal information is requested during a web session. This encrypted session provides a high level of data security and confidentiality in transmitting data. Second, confidential information is stored on a secure server, accessible only for the purpose of managing computer resources and transacting the requested service.

For your security, do not send confidential information, such as credit card numbers or Social Security numbers within an email message. Email received by the city may be forwarded to another party, government agency or individual. Certain email may constitute a public record and is subject to disclosure under state law. Communication made through email or any other computer messaging system 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.