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Introduction 

The City of Brookfield strives to provide efficient e-government services.  The City attempts to provide accurate, complete and timely information.  The City, however, cannot guarantee the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, and other items contained on its web pages because the material comes from a variety of sources, collected and maintained for different purposes.  The City also retains the right to change any content on its web site without prior notice.  The following policy addresses the collection and use of information obtained or processed by the City of Brookfield from website users.

 

The City of Brookfield reserves the right to make changes to its website and any associated terms and conditions at any time, with or without notice.

 

The following information is meant to explain our current Internet policies and practices but shall not be construed as a contractual promise. 

 

Documents Available on City of Brookfield Website

The City of Brookfield makes no representation about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on the City of Brookfield website for any purpose.  All such documents and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.  The City of Brookfield hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.  In no event shall the city of Brookfield be liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or tort action, arising out of, or in connection with the use or performance of information available from this website.  The documents and related graphics published on this website could include technical inaccuracies.

 

 

Notice Regarding Software, Documents and Services Available on this Website In no event shall the City of Brookfield be liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from the loss of use, data or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or tort action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of software, documents, provision or failure to provide services, or information available from this server.

 

Information provided on the City’s web site should not be used as a substitute for legal, accounting, real estate, business, tax, or other professional advice.  The City of Brookfield assumes no liability for any damages or loss of any kind that might arise from the use of, misuse of, or the inability to use the City’s web site and/or the materials contained on the web site.  The City also assumes no liability for improper or incorrect use of materials or information contained on its web site.  All materials that appear on the City’s web site are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and subject to the terms and conditions stated in this disclaimer.

 

By using the services contained on this website, you agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information, including any account number and password, and for restricting access to your computer.  You further agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.  You should notify the City of Brookfield immediately if you believe there has been an unauthorized use of your account or password or any breach of this site’s security.

 

Data Collection 

When you access the City of Brookfield website, the City collects certain information about our site visitors.  Information collected includes the type of browser and operating system you use, the date and time you visited the site, the web pages or services you accessed, the website you visited prior to coming to the City of Brookfield website and other data.  This information is used for analytical and statistical purposes to help better manage the site.  Software programs compile the information collected which is then used to improve the functionality and usefulness of the site.

 

We may keep your transaction routing information indefinitely.  We do not try to obtain information in order to link it to the individuals who browse our website.  However, on rare occasions, if unauthorized access to our systems is suspected, the information noted above may be used to permit a security investigation.  In such cases, the data may be forwarded together with any other relevant information in our possession to law enforcement agencies.

 

Surveys

If you voluntarily participate in an on-line survey, your e-mail address, response and other volunteered information will be collected.  Collected information may be used for purposes identified by the survey and to contact you.

 

Links to Third Party Sites 

The City of Brookfield website contains links to other public and private websites.  These linked sites are not under the control of the City of Brookfield and the City is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.  The City of Brookfield provides these links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the City of Brookfield for content contained on these sites.  The user specifically acknowledges that the City of Brookfield is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users, links or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.  It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other web sites which may be linked from the City of Brookfield web site.

 

The City of Brookfield views the provision of links to external web sites as a public service that can benefit its citizens and other site visitors.  Overall, the City’s web site should provide useful information and reflect a favorable image of Brookfield to citizens, businesses and visitors.  The City’s web site should reflect the City’s concern for its citizens, its technical progressiveness, and its support for economic and business development.  The city will select links to external web sites to the extent the links help support these goals.

 

The City reserves the right to determine how and where external links will appear on its web site; i.e. what page the link appears on and where this link is placed on the page.

 

The City’s web site may provide links to web sites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations funded or created by the City of Brookfield
  • Nonprofit neighborhood associations within the City of Brookfield
  • Non-partisan web sites that encourage the informed and active participation of City of Brookfield residents in government.
  • Organizations providing the public with information or access to the arts, humanities, culture or education.
  • Nonprofit organizations providing employment, health and other services to City of Brookfield residents.
  • Nonprofit City of Brookfield business development organizations
  • Local and regional media web sites
  • Organizations partnering with the City of Brookfield to meet the City’s strategic or operational goals

 

The City’s web site will not provide links to web sites for:

  • Candidates for local, state or federal offices
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue
  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above
  • Individual or personal home pages

 

Public Records 

Any communication received by a council member or employee of the City of Brookfield including e-mail in connection with the transaction of public business is a public record subject to disclosure, unless the communication is deemed confidential by law.

 

Communications 

Communications made through e-mail or the City’s web site do not constitute legal or official notice where federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations require that the City receive notice of any existing or potential claim or cause of action against it, its departments, agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents.

 

Liability 

The City strives to provide a safe and enjoyable computing environment.  The City, however, assumes no liability for any virus or other contamination of or damage to your computer that might occur during or as a result of visiting its web site.