Website Terms and Conditions
The City of Palmdale has created and designed this site to engage the community with content-rich, easily navigated information to provide users with intuitive access to timely, relevant City-related information and services. The City prohibits outside entities from using, publishing, or editing the site.
The City of Palmdale retains copyright on all text, graphic images, and other content (the “material”) on the site. The material published on the site is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. It is owned or controlled by the City of Palmdale or other parties listed as the provider of the content, software, or other materials. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without written permission of the City of Palmdale.
UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, OR DUPLICATING ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED.
Acceptance of Terms
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 concerning 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.
The City reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in the terms or any policy or guideline of the site at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of this Site following the posting of changes or modifications will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications.
Users Agree to the Following Terms
- You agree not to attempt to violate the security of the City of Palmdale website.
- You acknowledge that you have no right to the intellectual property associated with this website and only a limited right to use this website.
- You acknowledge that the City does not warrant the accuracy or availability of this website.
- You believe that the City is not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury you may have because of your use of this website.
- You agree to be bound by the laws applicable in the City of Palmdale concerning your website use.
The City of Palmdale strives to ensure all content on the website is current and accurate but does not guarantee the accuracy or currency of the posted information on the website. In case of a discrepancy between information posted on the website and the official information available in City offices, the official announcement should always prevail.
- Email to City Officials and Employees
Individuals submitting email comments or questions to the City, City officials, or City employees should be aware that the City cannot guarantee, nor does it denote, that such communications will remain private or confidential. 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 civil lawsuit. Email is discoverable in a court of law and may be used as evidence. There is no presumption of confidentiality or privileged communication. If you send emails with any libelous, defamatory, offensive, racist, or obscene remarks, you can be held liable.
- Notice of Public Hearings
When the City of Palmdale places notices on the City website and schedules for upcoming public meetings or hearings, it does so only to streamline public access to such information, in addition to the legally required methods of posting notices.
- External Links from the City of Palmdale
Links from the City of Palmdale to other websites do not constitute nor represent an endorsement by the City of Palmdale. The City is not responsible for the accuracy, quality, or content of any off-site materials linked or referenced through the City of Palmdale’s website. These items are available only as a public service to the Site’s online visitors and City residents. To circumvent any perception that the City is providing favorable treatment to any business, private person, or corporation, the City is limiting external links to the following entities and organizations:
- City-owned facilities and organizations
- Government agencies
- Libraries, museums, and historical organizations provide cultural resources to the residents and visitors of the City of Palmdale
- Educational institutions
- Entities and organizations that provide tourism information to visitors and residents
- Entities and organizations that provide utility information to visitors and residents
- Entities and organizations that have executed a current sponsorship agreement with the City
Materials on the City’s website may be protected by copyright law (e.g., City seal, City logo, content, etc.). Any use of the materials stored on the City website is prohibited without the written permission of the City of Palmdale. The City maintains all intellectual property rights, including copyrights on text, graphic images, and other content. The following acts are prohibited without prior written consent from the City:
- Re-using text, images, or web content from the City’s server.
- Distributing the City’s website content.
- “Mirroring” the City’s information on a non-City server.
The City of Palmdale is committed to providing information in various languages to assist visitors. To achieve this goal, the website uses Google Translate. Please note that this is a free, third-party service that the City does not control. While Google Translate can provide you with a translated version of the content, it is essential to understand that this is an automated, computer-generated translation that may not be completely accurate. Therefore, the City cannot guarantee the exactness of the translation and cannot be held responsible for any damages or losses that may occur because of using the Google Translate feature. Users relying on information obtained from Google Translate do so at their own risk.
GIS Map Disclaimer
The Geographic Information System (GIS) information provided by the City is a public resource providing a visual display of general information for your convenience. The City of Palmdale makes no guarantee, representation, or warranty regarding the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any information provided herein. All information contained herein should be verified directly with the City before relying on its accuracy.
Notice to Users
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 concerning 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 the website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
The City of Palmdale is committed to making its website as accessible as possible to everyone, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive, and motor impairments, by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the available standards and guidelines. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website.
Use of the City’s Logo
The City of Palmdale reserves the right to regulate the use of the City’s logo. Outside organizations may request the use of the logo in association with activities in which the City is an official sponsor or partner. Use of the City’s logo shall not be permitted to imply endorsement of any service, entity, program, or claim not directly run by the City or in partnership with the City. Requests by outside organizations for use of the City logo as a graphic element will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The City Calendar is intended to list events as an informational-only service to its residents. These may include events run or operated by the City, events directly sponsored by or held in collaboration with the City, or directly affecting or being of significant interest to the City. The calendar is not meant to provide an exhaustive list of all events in the City of Palmdale.
The City of Palmdale will try to post accurate information as provided but assumes no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the final posting.
The City of Palmdale is sensitive to the privacy needs of its citizens and believes that protecting those needs is one of its most important obligations.
By sending the City an electronic mail message, you may send the City personal information, such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, and/or email address. The City may store this information to respond to a request or to otherwise resolve the subject matter of your email. The City does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. The City does not send unsolicited emails or correspondence. The City makes every reasonable effort to ensure that your identifying information is not disclosed to outside sources. The City does not guarantee any such communications’ accuracy, reliability, or confidentiality.
Given the unreliable nature of internet communications, information transmitted to the City via electronic means may not be received, nor may it be accepted or reviewed promptly, although the City makes every reasonable effort to respond to messages received.
Many non-City sites linked to the City’s website may or may not be subject to the Public Records Act and may or may not be subject to other sections of the California Code or federal law. Therefore, visitors to such sites are advised to check the privacy statements of such sites and to be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used.
Additionally, this website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” text files placed on your computer, to anonymously collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the City.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the City of Palmdale’s website, the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Palmdale, 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.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
The City of Palmdale’s terms and conditions may be updated at any time, without notice, to reflect emerging technologies and evolving best practices in the industry.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OR UNDERSTAND ANY OR ALL OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CITY OF PALMDALE’S WEBSITE OR OTHER ONLINE SERVICES.