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General User Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Baltimore County web site is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and these General User Terms and Conditions - which may be changed or updated by us from time to time without notice to you. In consideration of your use of the County web site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the General User Terms and Conditions.

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Your User Obligation

As consideration for your use of the Baltimore County web site, you agree to provide true and accurate information about yourself and to make certain the information that you provide is current, complete and promptly updated as necessary. If you provide false, inaccurate or incomplete information, or if Baltimore County has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, then Baltimore County has the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Baltimore County web site.

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Privacy Policy

Baltimore County is committed to protecting your privacy in your electronic communications with us. During your visit to our site, we will collect information from you. This policy describes the information collected and how it is used. The type of information we collect depends upon the application used and the products or services requested. Our site includes links to other sites not controlled by Baltimore County. This policy does not apply to those sites. Baltimore County reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notice. For more information, read the Baltimore County Privacy Policy.

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Social Media Use Policy

Baltimore County communicates with customers through many digital outlets, including www.baltimorecountymd.gov and through social media. Materials and information on this and other Social Media Sites share information on matters of public interest related to Baltimore County, Maryland (“Baltimore County” or “County”). For more information, read the Baltimore County Social Media Use Policy.

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Use of Web Site Material

Subject to the Baltimore County Privacy Policy, your substantive communications and materials transmitted to us, such as data, questions, comments or suggestions are considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. Your transmission to Baltimore County grants the County a perpetual non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, and publish such communications and materials in whole or in part for any purpose.

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User Conduct

You are prohibited from transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, harassing, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. You further agree not to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any confidential information, trade secrets, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," any other form of solicitation, or software viruses.

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Copyrights

The information and content of the Baltimore County web site is copyright protected unless otherwise noted. All rights are reserved. Permission is granted to use the contents of the Baltimore County web site and to copy electronically or to print contents from the web site for the sole purpose of sharing information on the Baltimore County web site on the condition that the sharing of information is without cost to the recipients and that the information is shared exactly as presented on the Baltimore County web site, without modification. Distribution or replication in any other form or for any other purpose, including but not limited to any for-profit commercial purpose or use, and any modification whatsoever, are strictly prohibited without prior written consent of Baltimore County. You may download or print a copy of any portion of the Baltimore County web site solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice from such contents.

NOTICE:  Use of Content

Permission to use the content, information or documents from the County Site is granted, provided that:

  1. a copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear,
  2. use of such documents from the County Site is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and
  3. no modifications of any documents are made.  Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the County Site or any other Baltimore County owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of government web sites are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.  No logo, graphic, sound or image from any Baltimore County web site may be copied or e-transmitted unless expressly permitted by Baltimore County.

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Use of Images

Your use of the images of people or places displayed on the Baltimore County web site is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these General User Terms and Conditions. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright, trademark, and privacy laws or regulations.

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Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks of Baltimore County and those displayed on the Baltimore County web site are protected trademarks of Baltimore County, Maryland. You may not use the trademarks, logos, or service marks of Baltimore County, Maryland without the written permission of Baltimore County, Maryland. Any use of the trademarks, logos, or service marks without the prior written permission of Baltimore County, Maryland is strictly prohibited and may be subject to civil sanction and/or criminal prosecution.

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Links

This web site is an information and service channel paid for by the citizens of Baltimore County, Maryland. It is not a public forum. Links to other sites from this site are provided solely at the discretion of Baltimore County.

Links are provided to the following categories of external sites and must meet the criteria established herein:

  1. Other government entities, including local, state and federal government sites, or sites operated by agencies or departments of any of those entities;
  2. Sites operated by nonprofit or not-for-profit agencies or departments with which the County has an established statutory, participatory or supportive relationship
  3. Sites operated by nonprofit, not-for-profit or for-profit agencies or entities who provide community-based services including health care, child care, elder care or other social services; or
  4. Commercial sites with which the County has an direct working relationship that  further a specific mission of the County.

The location of any link established within this web site is at the discretion of Baltimore County. Baltimore County does not require that reciprocal links be established by the requesting entity. Links may be requested by e-mail to webmaster@baltimorecountymd.gov

Any link to the Baltimore County web site must not imply that the County is endorsing the linking site or its products and must not misrepresent its relationship with the County. The linking site must not present false information about County services, or use the County logo, seal or flag on its web site.  The linking web site must not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial and should only contain content appropriate for all age groups.

This site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are operated by parties other than Baltimore County and the County is not responsible for the content of any such external site, or for the availability of the site or its content.  If you have questions or concerns regarding the content of any of these external sites, you should contact the site administrator directly.

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Modifications of County Web Site

Baltimore County, Maryland reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Baltimore County web site or any part thereof with or without notice for any reason or no reason whatsoever. You agree that Baltimore County, Maryland shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Baltimore County web site.

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Warranty and Disclaimer

General

This is a Baltimore County computer system, provided as a public service. Government personnel and the general public may use this system to review and retrieve publicly available government information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times. You are further advised that system administrators may provide to appropriate law enforcement officials evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring. If you do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.

Disclaimer of Liability

In preparation of the County web site, the County attempts to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. Baltimore County disclaims any responsibility for errors and/or for the accuracy of the information that may be contained on Baltimore County web pages. Baltimore County also reserves the right to make changes to any and all of the site at any time without notice.

The information and data included on Baltimore County servers have been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice. Baltimore County makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy or adequacy of such information and data. In any situation where the official printed publications of Baltimore County differ from the text contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence and control.

If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, a reasonable effort will be made to correct or remove it. Such concerns should be addressed to the County at the following address:

 Office of Information Technology
 400 Washington Avenue, Room 33
 Towson, Maryland 21204

Disclaimer of Reliability

Baltimore County makes no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this web site, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Disclaimer of Damages

By using the Baltimore County Web pages, you assume all risks associated with the use of this site including any risk of your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Baltimore County Web page or your access to it. Baltimore County shall not be liable for any damages, including special, incidental, or consequential damages, and including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained in Baltimore County web pages.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Baltimore County. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not state or reflect those of Baltimore County, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

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Termination

Baltimore County, in its sole discretion, may terminate your subscription from a subscription list without prior notice, and Baltimore County may terminate your use of the County web site should you violate or act inconsistently with these General User Terms and Condition. Further, you agree that Baltimore County, Maryland shall not be liable to you or any third party for such termination of your subscription or your access to the County web site.

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General Information

This constitutes an Agreement between you and Baltimore County, Maryland regarding the Baltimore County web site, superceding any prior agreement between you and Baltimore County, Maryland. Baltimore County, Maryland may at any time revise these General User Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should periodically visit this page to review these and current General User Terms and Conditions to which you are bound. Any failure of Baltimore County, Maryland to exercise or enforce any rights, terms or provisions contained herein shall not constitute a waiver of such provisions. These General User Terms and Conditions and your use of the Baltimore County, Maryland web site is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland and Baltimore County. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located within Baltimore County, Maryland for any disputes or matters arising out of the County web site or use of the County web site.

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Accessibility Statement

Section 508 Standard of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires Federal agencies to develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, to enable individuals with disabilities to have access and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by those who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Although not required to do so by regulation or law, Baltimore County acknowledges its obligation to serve its citizens who use assistive technology or who may have other needs, which may be served through Section 508 design principles. 

The County seeks to bring the web site into basic compliance with Section 508. Site users who encounter difficulty using this site are requested to contact webmaster@baltimorecountymd.gov describing the nature of their problem and where encountered.

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