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Website Policy and Legal Disclaimer

Linkage Policy

Non-County Web Sites

Various Web sites may be linked through the Allegheny County Internet Portal. The links that appear on this Web site are solely for the information of a reader of the site. Allegheny County does not endorse any particular viewpoint that appears on any Web page that appears as a link on this site. Allegheny County makes every reasonable effort to assure that it does not link directly to Web pages that contain obscene, scurrilous, or otherwise objectionable material. If you encounter objectionable material on this page or on any linked page, please notify the Webmaster of this site immediately.

The links included in the County’s Web site may let you leave the County site (linked sites or “links.”) Links are limited to those which provide information to the public which relates directly to the services and functions that the County provides to its citizens. The links are not intended to create a forum for discussion on issues, topics, or politics.

Linking to Allegheny County

Linking to the Allegheny County web site is permitted under limited conditions. If you link to this site, you may not portray any person or subject in a false or misleading light. You must also refrain from creating frames, or using other visual altering tools, around the Allegheny County pages. Lastly, you may not imply that Allegheny County is endorsing your product services.

Security

Data Security and Quality

Allegheny County is committed to security and accuracy of personally identifiable data that is either available from or collected by governmental Web sites, and has taken reasonable precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration. Any third parties responsible for this information are committed to the same principles, and also are required by contract to follow the same policies and guidelines as Allegheny County in protecting this information.

Warning

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this Web site, including unauthorized alterations to the wording of any online forms available on the site, are strictly prohibited. Alteration of the wording of downloadable or online forms renders the forms invalid. Unauthorized interference with the operations and functions of this Web site, by electronic or other means, is strictly prohibited. Any attempt to use any information, feature, or other aspect of the site to engage in criminal conduct will be vigorously prosecuted. Any unlawful actions may be subject to criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, and other criminal laws, and may also result in civil liability.

Rights Reserved

While Allegheny County provides the information on this server to anyone, we reserve all rights to all text, graphic images, and other content. This means that you may not: distribute the text or graphics to others without the express written permission of Allegheny County; "mirror" this information on your server without our permission; or modify or re-use the text or graphics on this system. You may print copies of the information for your own personal use and; reference this server from your own documents. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without the written permission of Allegheny County. In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information.

Allegheny County reserves all other rights.

Disclaimer

Allegheny County endeavors to make its Web site information accurate, that online transactions are secure, and that all material aspects of the site function properly. However, the Allegheny County makes no warranties whatsoever in relation to the site and users rely upon it at their own risk. Allegheny County specifically disclaims the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Many of the items available at this site are in raw data form. It is recommended that the user not rely solely on this data to reach any conclusions without further inquiry as to how is may best be interpreted and applied to the user’s specific needs.

Allegheny County reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements at any time and without notice. In addition, Allegheny County disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.

This site is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. You should not assume that this site is error-free or that it will be suitable for the particular purpose which you have in mind when using it.

In no event shall Allegheny County be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.

Materials Generated By Third Parties

The Allegheny County Web Site contains some material and information that was generated by third parties who have consented to the County’s use of their material and information. Such material and information may be owned or controlled by those parties. Use or modification of proprietary material and information provided by third parties for any purpose is prohibited. Any person who desires to use or modify third party materials for any purpose should contact the owner of such materials directly. Material and information generated by third parties includes icons and graphics used in links to other organizations' sites, in addition to other items of general content.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Any reference in this Web 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 Allegheny County. Any views or opinions expressed in documents set forth on the Allegheny County Web Site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of Allegheny County, and shall not be used to advertise or endorse products or services.

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