Communications made through the County of San Diego IHSS Public Authority’s (Public Authority) Website shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the Public Authority, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents with respect to any existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against the Public Authority or any of its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents where notice is required by federal, state, or local law. No communication to the Public Authority made through this Website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
Materials and information on the Public Authority’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, accounting or tax advice. Except for the third party materials described below, 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” on another server without the written permission of the Public Authority.
Attempts to upload information or change information on the Public Authority’s Website are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by Public Authority.
These terms 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 Diego, 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.
Restrictions On Use Of Materials
Except as provided herein, no material or information from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed except as authorized in this notice, expressly authorized within this site, or approved in writing by the Public Authority.
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Public Authority Website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the Public Authority’s permission. We request only that the Public Authority be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or Public Authority, as appropriate.
If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.
Using or modifying this site’s materials and information for commercial or profit making purposes is prohibited and may violate the copyrights and/or other proprietary rights of the Public Authority or third parties.
The Public Authority respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the Public Authority with the following information.
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site
- Your address, telephone number and email address
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
- A statement by you, made under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, that the above information in your Notice to the Public Authority is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf
This notice of claimed infringement of copyright DOES NOT constitute a waiver of the requirements of California Government Code section 905, 910, 911.2 and 915 et seq. (Claims Presentation requirements).
This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Websites other than the Public Authority Website.
Third Party Materials
Some materials and information used on the Public Authority’s Website were generated by third parties who have consented to the Public Authority’s use or placement of such materials on this site. These materials are owned by those parties. Use of these third party materials for any purpose is prohibited. Persons seeking to use or modify third party materials for any purpose should contact the owner of such materials directly. These materials include icons and graphics used in links to other organizations’ sites, as well as various items of general content.
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 Public Authority. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on the Public Authority’s Website do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the Public Authority, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Disclaimer For Hypertext Links
The Public Authority’s Website may contain hypertext links to other sites on the Internet. The Public Authority is not responsible for the content, quality, or accuracy of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the Public Authority’s Website. By using the Public Authority’s Website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the Public Authority is not responsible for any materials stored on other Internet sites, nor it 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.
Links from the Public Authority’s Website to other sites on the Internet do not constitute an endorsement of the Public Authority. These links are provided for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content, quality, and accuracy of materials or information obtained from other sites.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY 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 PUBLIC AUTHORITY 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.
Users are encouraged to consult with appropriate and accredited professional advisors for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision, and the Public Authority 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 the users.
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 Public Authority 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. Public Authority 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 Public Authority 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 Public Authority) assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. Changes are made periodically to many Public Authority documents and these changes may or may not be reflected in the materials or information present on the Public Authority’s Website. 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.
Exception To Disclaimers, If Applicable
Certain State laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
Any information you send to the Public Authority is sent in the clear over an unsecured network. The Public Authority does not accept any responsibility for any information you send until it is received by the Public Authority, after, which the information will be treated in the same confidential manner as similar computer applicant files. If you are not comfortable with sending this information over an unsecured network, please follow an alternate route for submitting information (i.e. US Postal Service).
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the Public Authority’s Website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the Public Authority, 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.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OR UNDERSTAND ANY OR ALL OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THESE WEB PAGES.
Public Authority policies exist to ensure that communication is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate data/information possessed by the Public Authority. At the same time, there are exceptions to the disclosure of data/information provided by County policies, and State and Federal laws. These exceptions include the privacy of individuals. Information collected at this site becomes public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exception in law exists.
- Information That May Be Collected And How It May Be Used
- Personal Information and Choice
- Public Disclosure
- Access and Correction of Personal Information
Information That May Be Collected And How It May Be Used
If you do nothing during your visit to the Public Authority Website but browse or download information, we may automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used, but not the email address. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct Internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
The information we collect or store may be used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. Our Website logs do not identify anyone personally, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse the Public Authority Website.
If during your visit to the Public Authority Website you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:
- E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
- Surveys: Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.
The information collected may not be limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained in accordance with the Public Authority’s policies.
We may use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information would be used for the purpose designated.
Personal Information and Choice
“Personal information” is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.
We will not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Public Authority’s Website.
If personal information is requested on the Website or volunteered by the user, Public Authority rules and regulations, the State’s Information Practices Act of 1977 (http://www.privacy.ca.gov/ipa.htm) or the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (http://www.usdoj.gov/foia/privstat.htm) may protect it from disclosure.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information provided by an adult.
We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the County Board Ordinance 95-6 (http://www.sandiegocob.com/) or other legal entity governing the disclosure of records, the County Board Ordinance or other applicable law will control.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information section.
What Is A Cookie?
A cookie is a small data file which may include an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and may either be used only during your session (a “session” cookie) or may be stored on your computer’s hard drive (a “persistent” cookie). Cookies can contain data about user movement during the visit to the website. If your browser software is set to allow cookies, a website can send its own cookie to you.
Why Are Cookies Used On Websites?
Cookies are a mechanism for maintaining continuity during a user’s visit to a website. They allow data to be maintained for users’ benefit as they navigate a site. This is referred to as “session” or “management” cookie. These cookies go away when you terminate your visit to the website as they are maintained only in your browser’s active memory during your session.
Cookies may also be stored on your computer so that you can be recognized by a website on subsequent visits. They are read by the website that sent them whenever you re-visit the website. They are often used on websites that require you to login so that you can avoid having to enter all of your login information every visit. They may store information on your unique identifier and the areas of the website you have visited before. These cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive after you have left your website visit and consequently are often referred to as “persistent” cookies.
Choices About Cookies
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.)
Public Authority Practices Regarding Cookies
Presently, the Public Authority uses persistent cookies on some of its Web applications.
The Public Authority has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.
This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice. This information should not be construed as warranting as fail-proof the security of information provided through Public Authority supported websites.
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