Terms and Conditions
By using the www.oxnard.org website, you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions.
The following definitions shall apply to these Terms and Conditions:
“City website” means the official City website available at www.oxnard.org.
“External Website” means a website maintained by a third party, and not by the City.
“External Link” is a hyperlink from the City website to an External Website.
“User” or “Users” means an individual or individuals who access the City webpage through the Internet.
The City of Oxnard (the “City”) provides this website as a public service to communicate information about City services, meetings, officials, departments, attractions and other City news. This website is a supplement to, and not a replacement for, information found at City offices. The City reserves the right to determine what information it shall and shall not post on this website. The website is a public information resource that gives a high level overview of the organizational mission, goals, structure, and operation.
The City’s website is not a public fora or limited public fora, but rather is maintained for the exclusive use of the City in communicating matters of general public interest.
The City strives to present current and accurate information on this website, but does not guarantee either the accuracy or currency of information posted on its website. In the event of a difference between the information on this website and official information available at City offices, Users should rely on the official information.
Changes are made periodically to many City documents, including municipal code sections, regulations, guidelines, and schedules, and these changes may or may not be reflected in the materials or information present on the City’s website. Additionally, because the website is frequently under development, materials and information may be deleted, modified or moved to a different part of the site without advance notice.
The City is 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.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
When the City places notices of items on this website, 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.
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, the comments may be submitted in that manner.
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 lawsuit.
NOTICE TO CITY
Communications made through the City’s website shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the City, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents with respect to any existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against the 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 made through this website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
Materials and information on the City’s website 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 or other advice. Except for the third party materials described in the External Links section of this page, 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 proprietary notices. The materials and information on this site may not be “mirrored” without the written permission of the Information Technology Director or his or her designee.
Attempts to upload information or change information on the City’s website are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by the Information Technology Director or his or her designee. This prohibition does not apply to a user’s submission of information via an online form created by the City for that purpose.
DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT
Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the City. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on the City’s website do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the City, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
The 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 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 on this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible, the 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. The 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 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. The User assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the City’s website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the 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.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California.
External Links from City of Oxnard Website
The City’s website contains links to other websites as a convenience to the public. Such links do not constitute an endorsement. The City is not responsible for information contained on websites linked from any City page and has not reviewed such for accuracy or legal sufficiency. In the establishment and maintenance of its official website, the City does not intend in any manner to create a forum or other means by which public disclosure, exchange of opinions, or discussion on issues of any nature may occur.
The City reserves the right to deny an External Link to any person, business or organization when it is determined that the entity or organization does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy. Nothing in this Policy is intended, and this Policy shall not be interpreted, to transform the nature of the City’s website into something other than a non-public forum.
The City permits the establishment of links to external websites on the City’s official website solely in conformance with this policy.
At its discretion, the City may provide links to external websites that fall into one of the following categories:
- Other federal, state or local governmental agencies;
- Other municipalities;
- Private utilities;
- Public and nonprofit private, bona fide educational institutions as defined in by the U.S. Department of Education;
- U.S. Military;
- Museums, libraries, historical and cultural organizations and similar kinds of established, bona fide organizations that provide resources to residents and visitors;
- Nonprofit organizations that partner with the City to meet the City’s strategic or operational goals such as the Chamber of Commerce, Oxnard Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center, Carnegie Cornerstones, etc.;
- City-generated pages on social media websites;
- Entities that the City has an existing formal, contractual relationship with through direct funding, or co-partnership on programs.
Examples of the type of websites that the City’s website will not provide an External Link to include websites:
- Representing for-profit businesses;
- Promoting or exhibiting hate, bias, discrimination, pornography; libelous or otherwise defamatory content;
- Associated with, sponsored by or serving a candidate for elected office, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or any ballot proposal;
- Associated with political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue;
- Furthering the agenda of a political organization or candidate running for office;
- Furthering the non-charitable agenda of a labor union;
- That are individual or personal websites.
Removal of External Link from City Website
The City reserves the right to immediately and without notice to any person or organization: (1) 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; (2) discontinue an External Link at any time if entity’s website parallels any of the above examples of websites the City will not link to, or if there is incorrect information at any time; or (3) to revise this Policy without prior notice when to do so is deemed to be in the best interests of the City of Oxnard.
Location and Appearance of External Links
The City reserves the right to determine how and where External Links will appear on its website; i.e., what page the link appears on and where the link is placed on the page.
External Link Request
Organizations and City staff requesting to establish external links to the City’s website may submit a request to the (CM or IT Director).