DenverGov Terms of Use

Disclaimer

The City and County of Denver maintains this Web site to enhance public access to City information. This is a service that is continually under development. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we can make no guarantees. We will make an effort to correct errors brought to our attention. Users should be aware that the information available on this Web site may not reflect official positions of the City.

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

With respect to documents available from this server, neither the City and County of Denver nor any of its employees assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

The documents on this Web site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained.

While the City and County of Denver provides the information on this server to anyone, we retain copyright on 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 the City and County of Denver; "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 the City and County of Denver. In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information.

The City and County of Denver reserves all other rights.

Policies

Individual City agencies are responsible for the content of their Web pages on DenverGov under the general direction of the Internet Policy Group and the rules it adopts. Customer Information Services is responsible for the content of administrative and general-content pages on DenverGov. DenverGov home page news items are gathered from information published elsewhere on the site, and compiled by Customer Information Services staff, to emphasize in an equitable fashion the programs, services, events and announcements from City agencies of interest to the general public. Customer Information Services staff will edit news for space on the home page, correct misspelled words, typographical errors and grammar or syntax that is unclear. Additional items also may be sent to Customer Information Services for consideration of inclusion on the DenverGov home page by City employees and officials. Selections are influenced by adherence to the City Charter and Internet Policy Group rules, accuracy, available space and timeliness. Anonymous submissions are not accepted.

The DenverGov.org website contains links to other Internet sites and resources including links to government, community, and other commercial web sites.

External links are limited to the following:

  • City funded programs or initiatives, a subsidiary organization, or a partner organization of the City
  • Official federal, state or local government websites
  • Websites that enable visitors to conduct transactions online
  • Websites that relate to agency business
  • Websites that the City has an existing formal, contractual relationship


External links are prohibited from sites that:

  • Handle the privacy of personal information in a way that is inconsistent with the City's privacy policy
  • Are associated with advocacy groups for a political party, organization, or candidate running for office
  • Promote or exhibit hate, bias, discrimination, pornography, libelous or otherwise defamatory content
  • Promote any religion or religious viewpoint
  • Are individual or personal home pages

This site uses a secure server for conducting online services. Some information that you submit through this Web site is protected by encryption technology, some is not. As a general rule, all personally identifiable information is encrypted at submission time. Current browsers also provide visual cues to the visitor that a site or page is secure. At the bottom of the browser window, you should see a key or lock symbol. If the key image is not broken or the lock image appears locked, then you are on a secure Web site or page. If the key or lock images are not present or appear broken, that page is not secured.

Personal information on this site is secured and only those employees who monitor the status of the computers, or perform routine maintenance are allowed access. If you submit information to our server through a Web page that contains visible indicators of active encryption technology, we will take reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information. However, no Web site can protect itself against all eventualities.

The user of this Web site agrees by its Web site use that the City and County of Denver, its officials and employees will not be liable for any injury caused by the disclosure of your information, whether by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.

Customer Use Policy

The City and County of Denver uses many outlets to engage with its citizens and customers, including through social media. Part of this engagement includes the sharing of information between the City and users of official City social media sites. Please be aware that your engagement with the City through social media sites means that you are agreeing to the following:

Information Collected by the City via Social Media

The City and County of Denver is committed to protecting your individual privacy and securing personal information made available to us when using our official social media sites. The City does not collect or store personal information made available to us via our official social media sites, nor does it provide such information to third-parties. However, it is important to remember that social media sites are public sites. Therefore, you are discouraged from disclosing personal information at any time. The City does collect anonymous, demographic information via the owners of social media sites. This demographic information is used by the City to determine the most effective use of social media.
Certain City sites allow you to sign up to receive periodic communications, such as event notifications, City updates, and reminders for things like street sweeping and trash pickup. The information obtained by these means is strictly used for the purpose identified in the sign-up form.

Commenting on a City Social Media Site

The City and County of Denver encourages the use of its social media sites as a forum for discussion. However, all official City social media sites are moderated for appropriate content. While comments will not be edited by City personnel, the following types of comments may be deleted:

  • Comments engaging in political activity including advocating for the election or defeat of any individual to elected public office or promoting the passage or defeat of any ballot question or measure
  • Comments promoting or advertising a business or commercial transaction
  • Comments including obscene, threatening or harassing language
  • Comments including personal attacks of any kind
  • Comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, age, or religious group, gender, sexual orientation or disability status
  • Comments advocating illegal activity or including the posting of material that violates copyrights or trademarks of others

Terms of Service of the Host Site

All posting activity on City social media sites is also subject to the Terms of Service (TOS) of the host site. For more information, consult the host website’s TOS.

While the City and County of Denver provides the information on this server to anyone, we retain copyright on 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 the City and County of Denver; "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 the City and County of Denver. In all copies of this information, you must retain this notice and any other copyright notices originally included with such information.

The City and County of Denver reserves all other rights.

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