Last Updated: April 19, 2013
The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and you are fully and solely responsible for your use of the Website and for any results or consequences of such use. The City makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, with respect to the quality, content, accuracy, completeness, currency, freedom from computer virus, or non-infringement of proprietary rights of the Website including any of the design, information, text, graphics, images, pages, interfaces, links, software, or other materials and items contained in or displayed on the Website. The Website has been compiled from a variety of sources, including sources beyond the control of the City, and the Website is subject to change without notice from the City.
In no event shall the City or its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages arising from your accessing or using the Website, including but not limited to any disruption in service, or otherwise arising from the Website or from anything contained in or displayed on the Website, to the full extent that such may be disclaimed by law, or for any claim against you by any third party. In no event shall the City be liable for any claim, including claims by third parties, for loss or damages arising from erroneous data or information contained in the data.
Ownership and Intellectual Property
Third party service marks and trademarks and the contents of third party linked sites contained in or displayed on the Website are the property of their respective owners.
Grant of Rights
You agree not to misuse the Website in any manner. If at any time you know, believe, or suspect misuse (including unintentional or accidental misuse), you agree to immediately notify the Partnership. Misuse of the Website includes, but is not limited to, using or attempting to use the Website for any of the following:
- probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network;
- breach or otherwise circumvent any security or authentication measures;
- access, tamper with, or use areas of the Website you have not been authorized to access or use;
- interfere with or disrupt any user, host, or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing any part of the Website;
- plant malware or otherwise use the Website to distribute malware;
- access or search the Website by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping”);
- send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information, including “spoofing” or “phishing”;
- publish anything that is fraudulent, misleading, or infringes another’s rights;
- impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
- violate the law in any way, or to violate the privacy of others, or to defame others.
External Internet Sites
the Website may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are operated by parties other than the City (“External Sites”). The City is not responsible for the content of any such External Sites, or for the availability of such External Sites or their content. If you have questions or concerns regarding the content of any External Site, you should contact the respective External Site administrator directly.
Communications Through The Website
In no event shall any communication made through the Website’s e-mail and messaging functions constitute legal notice to the City, or to any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives (including but not limited to legal notice required by federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations) with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the City or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives.
The foregoing terms and conditions and all disputes arising under or in relation to them or this Website shall be governed, construed and decided in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without application of the conflict of laws provisions thereof. Any lawsuit, action, claim or legal proceeding arising out of or in relation to these terms and conditions or this Website shall be brought exclusively in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania or the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, and jurisdiction over any such lawsuit, action, claim, or legal proceeding shall lie exclusively in either of these two forums.
The City is committed to the electronic and information technology design standards outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Website shall provide access to information for people with disabilities. It shall be the policy of the City that all web based information and service be designed to provide access to people with disabilities. It is the responsibility of each department and their Internet development manager to ensure that the accessibility standards outlined by the World Wide Web Consortia (www.w3c.org) and Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act (www.section508.gov) are reflected in the design of web pages.