Terms and Conditions
Thank you for visiting the official website for Linn County, Iowa. Please note that by visiting our website, you agree to the terms and conditions listed here.
COUNTY WEBSITE LIMITED PURPOSE
The limited purpose for Linn County’s website (LinnCounty.org) is to educate, engage, inform, and provide access to timely information about County services, meetings, officials, programs, projects, events, policies, and documents to website visitors.
The website is a supplement to, and not a replacement for, information available from County departments. The use of the County website is intended for the sole and exclusive use by Linn County for Linn County business only.
Website content and links shall be consistent with the County Website’s Limited Purpose and Website Policy.
ACCURACY, CHANGES, AND CONTINUITY OF SERVICE
The County strives to present current and accurate information on its website but does not guarantee either the accuracy or currency of information posted on its website. Changes are made periodically to many County documents, including county codes, regulations, guidelines, and schedules, and these changes may or may not be reflected in the materials or information present on the County website. Additionally, because the website is frequently under development, materials and information may be deleted, modified, or moved to a different part of the website by the County without advance notice. In the event of a difference between the information on the website and official information available at County offices, the official information shall prevail.
Linn County does not represent or warrant that access to the service will be uninterrupted or that there will be no failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information. Linn County assumes no liability or responsibility for the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links and any other items contained on this service or any other system or service. The materials contained on this site have been compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice.
The information, documents and related graphics published on this website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. Linn County may make improvements and/or changes in the services and/or the content(s) described herein at any time.
DISCLAIMER FOR EXTERNAL LINKS
The County permits the establishment of links to external websites on the County’s official website solely in conformance with the County’s Website Policy. Links from the County’s website to other sites on the Internet do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the County. The County is not responsible for the content, quality, or accuracy of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the County’s website. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information from other sites. By using the County’s website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the County is not responsible for any materials stored on other Internet sites, nor is it 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 County does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these external locations, and disclaims any and all liability for and knowledge of their contents.
The County exercises final approval authority over any links to external websites it chooses to post and may remove links at any time at its discretion.
While LinnCounty.org may choose to post submitted content for the purpose of communicating the County’s messages, the County disclaims any responsibility for any information, materials, opinions, endorsements of products or services, or any other content located or made available on external sites.
LinnCounty.org is not a public forum and users should not expect that content submitted will be posted on LinnCounty.org. If LinnCounty.org chooses to post any content, it does so solely at its own discretion and for the purpose of communicating the messages of Linn County. The County exercises final approval authority over any content it chooses to post to LinnCounty.org and may remove submitted content at any time at its discretion.
The protection of individual privacy is governed by local, State, and Federal laws. No personally identifiable information is collected about users who simply browse the County’s website or who download information from it. The County’s web servers maintain logs of user activity in order to help manage the website. Information stored in these logs does not identify the user personally. The logs store such things as the domain name and IP address from which a user accessed the County’s website; the type of browser and operating system used; the date and time a user accessed the County’s website; the pages visited; and the country or region of the world from which a user accessed the County’s website. The County uses this information to learn the number of users that have visited the website, which parts of the County’s website are of most interest to visitors, and other facts that will help the County improve the website and the services offered.
If you choose to provide the County with personal information - as in filling out a form, an online transaction and/or email - the County will use that information to process your request, complete a transaction, or respond to your message.
The County does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to serve or respond to you. The County only shares information you give us with another governmental or business agency if your inquiry/transaction relates to that agency or business, or as otherwise required by law.
As a government agency, the County is subject to Iowa Public Record laws. Chapter 22 of the Iowa Code governs the Examination of Public Records (Open Records). Any information provided to the County through the County’s website may be subject to the same laws as information provided to the County on paper. Therefore, all information collected on the County’s website may become public record and subject to inspection by the public, unless exempted by law.
At any time while accessing the County’s website, users may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (e.g., survey, email notification). Such choice will not affect the user’s ability to use other features of the County’s website. If a user chooses to subscribe to or begins receiving information from a County email listserve, the user has the option to unsubscribe from any County email list at any time.
NOTICE TO COUNTY
Communications made through the County’s website shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the County, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents with respect to any existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against the County or any of its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents where notice is required by federal, state, or local law. No communication to the County made through the website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
When the County places notices of items on its website, such as schedules for upcoming public meetings or hearings, it does so only to facilitate public access to such information, as a supplement to the legally required methods of posting notices.
Linn County is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience. We are constantly working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. The County evaluates this site on an ongoing basis and the site will continue to evolve over time as new technologies and opportunities emerge. Website visitors can visit the Accessibility Support Page for additional information.
DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
LinnCounty.org is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, links, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the County or its elected officials, employees, contractors, and agents shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein 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 County.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
The County, as well as its employees, contractors, agents, and elected officials, shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the materials or information contained on the website and assumes no responsibility for any user's use of them. In no event shall the County or its employees, contractors, agents, and elected officials, 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, statute, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of the website or the materials and information contained on the website, 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, statutory liability negligence, or under any other cause of action.
Users are encouraged to consult with appropriate and accredited professional advisors for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision, and the County, as well as its employees, contractors, agents, and elected officials, disclaims any responsibility for positions taken by individuals or corporations in their individual cases or for any misunderstanding and losses, directly or indirectly, on the part of any user.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using Linn County’s website, the user agrees to indemnify, and hold harmless, Linn County, 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
CHOICE OF LAW
Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Iowa. The laws of the State of Iowa shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.
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