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City of Elgin Disclaimer

Link Disclaimer

Some of the links on this page and subsequent pages may lead to resources outside the City of Elgin.  Such links are provided for convenience and/or information purposes only.  The presence of these links should not be construed as an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website by the City of Elgin or as an indication of affiliation with the site's owners or publishers.  The City of Elgin makes no representations concerning their content and is not responsible for their content.  The City of Elgin makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of its website domains.  Once you link to a website not part of the City of Elgin website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

Information Disclaimer

The City of Elgin is providing information via this website as a public service.  Please note that users of this website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information themselves.  In any case where legal reliance on information is required, the official records of the City of Elgin should be consulted.  Although every effort is made to insure that information provided is timely and correct, users should keep in mind that this information is provided only as a public convenience.

The City of Elgin makes no claims, representations, guarantees or warranties as to the quality, content, accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information, text, graphics, photos, links and other items provided via this website.  Such materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice from the City of Elgin as a result of updates and corrections.  The City of Elgin specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the website or the information it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties and linked to the City of Elgin's websites.


Information Provided by You

Increasingly, you have the option to do business with the city over the web including making electronic payments for goods and services.  Such transactions are allowed only under tightly controlled circumstances, where there are appropriate technological and other safeguards in place to protect financial and other sensitive data.  The City of Elgin uses secured socket layer (SSL) certificates from Network Solutions for all internet financial transactions.  The City's website supports 256-bits encryption through Network Solutions® nsProtect™ Secure SSL Certificates offering the highest available encryption level for website security.  In addition, Network Solutions SSL Certificates are also compatible with over 99% of all browsers worldwide.  The City of Elgin will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information, but may NOT be held liable for any injury, loss or damages caused by the disclosure of such information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure. 

The City has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of our data and prevent unauthorized access to information it maintains, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption.  Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.  These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.

This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the City's website.  The City of Elgin has no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and is free to reproduce, use, and disclose the information to others without limitation, unless otherwise prohibited by law.


Public Access to Information

In the State of Illinois, public disclosure laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by City government (The Freedom of Information Act or "FOIA"; 5 ILCS 140/1, et seq.).  At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.  Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.  The FOIA requires the disclosure of all public records unless a particular record (or particular information contained in a record) is specifically exempt under the FOIA or other applicable law.  For example, there is currently a categorical exemption for residential telephone numbers, residential addresses, or personal e-mail addresses.  Additionally, the FOIA does not require the disclosure of credit card numbers, debit card numbers, electronic check numbers, card expiration dates, or bank or other financial account numbers supplied to the City for the purpose of electronic transfer of funds.

In the event of a conflict between this disclaimer and the FOIA or other law governing the disclosure of records, the FOIA or other applicable law will control.


Trademarks

Product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.  Any service marks and trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

No Commercial Use

To the extent allowed by law, commercial use of any materials contained on the City of Elgin website is prohibited without the written permission of the City of Elgin.


E-Mail Not Legal Notice

Communications made through electronic mail (e-mail) and/or other messaging systems shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City of Elgin or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the City of Elgin or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to City of Elgin is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.


ADA

The City of Elgin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodations, including equal access to communications, will be provided upon request.


Disclaimer of All Warranties and Liability

THIS INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS".  ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FREEDOM FROM CONTAMINATION BY COMPUTER VIRUSES AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE DISCLAIMED.


Copyright

This material is for the non-commercial use of the general public.  The Fair Use guidelines of the U.S. copyright statutes apply to all material on the City of Elgin website and linked agency web pages.  The City of Elgin shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to all specifically copyrighted information created and posted for inclusion in this system.  Photographs and graphics on the City of Elgin website are the property of the City of Elgin, unless specifically stated otherwise.  For copy or use of information on the website that is outside of the Fair Use provisions of copyright law, or if you have any questions on using material on the City of Elgin web pages, please e-mail .  If permission to reproduce or redistribute is granted, the following statement shall be included on all reproduced information:  "Reproduced with permission from the City of Elgin, Illinois".