Disclaimer of Liability
The City of Lynn Haven and its content contributors shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information or services on the internet, City’s website, social media sites, and mobile applications and assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information or services. The City of Lynn Haven and its content contributors shall not be held liable for any direct or indirect damages caused in any way through the use of information or online services. This includes but is not limited to procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, which may be perceived by you, to be caused by the information or online services provided by the City of Lynn Haven.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Lynn Haven, its online content contributors, its agencies, officials and employees from all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from the use of the information or online services; by your using the internet, City’s Web site, social media sites and mobile applications; or by its use through your Internet account.
Disclaimer of Warranties/Accuracy of Data
Although an effort is made to assure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided on the City's website, social media sites and mobile applications, the City of Lynn Haven makes no express or implied warranty as to the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of the information. The City of Lynn Haven provides this information and all online services on an "as is" basis. While there may be changes to City information on topics covered through online services, these changes may or may not be made available electronically.
Many Web pages are copied and temporarily stored on other Web servers for Web user convenience and to speed page delivery. If you have obtained information from the City website from a Web server source other than the City of Lynn Haven website host server, be aware that Web page content or services can be altered or changed after they are first made available on the Web. The City of Lynn Haven recommends that you pay careful attention to the contents of any metadata (support data) associated with a file, and you contact the provider of the data or information directly with any questions about data accuracy, timeliness or completeness before using the data.
If you find any errors or omissions, please email them to the Webmaster for the City website.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
The City of Lynn Haven is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and other users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are not those of Lynn Haven, but are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s). The content does not necessarily reflect the views, policies or practices of the City of Lynn Haven, or its agencies, officials or employees.
Any reference on the City of Lynn Haven website, social media sites, and mobile applications to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, is not an endorsement or recommendation. Any reference shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Disclaimer for Hypertext Links
The City of Lynn Haven and its contributors are not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages linked from the City’s website, social media sites, and mobile applications. As a user of the City’s website, social media sites, and mobile applications, you specifically acknowledge that the City of Lynn Haven and its contributors are not liable for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from all off-site content mentioned here rests entirely with you, the user.
Links from the City of Lynn Haven website, social media sites, and mobile applications to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the City of Lynn Haven. These links are provided as a convenience for users and as an informational service only. As a user, it is your responsibility to determine the content and usefulness of information you find on other sites.
Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Providing Data
Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, online resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or have restricted user access the next. In addition, the location of information, services or Web pages may change as menus, home pages, and files are updated or reorganized. You expressly agree that use of the City of Lynn Haven website, social media sites, and mobile applications is at your sole risk. Neither the City of Lynn Haven, its content providers, agencies, officials nor employees guarantee that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free.
Choice of Law
Information in this disclaimer is governed by the laws of the State of Florida. Any dispute arising from the use of information or services provided on the City of Lynn Haven website, social media sites, and mobile applications will be governed by the laws of the State of Florida.
Thank you for visiting the City of Lynn Haven’s online services. The City recognizes the public's concern about privacy on the Internet, City’s website, social media sites, and mobile applications. This privacy statement describes how information will be gathered about you from your use of these services and how it will be used by the City. As a user, you should be aware that much information submitted to the City of Lynn Haven is public information under the laws of the State of Florida. Under some circumstances, we may be required to disclose such information upon request, in accordance with the Florida public records laws, or in response to other legal requirements.
The City will make every effort to protect personal or business information you choose to provide electronically in the same way it protects personal and business information provided through other methods.
This privacy statement is provided for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be a contract of any type. The City of Lynn Haven may change its privacy statement at any time, without prior notice.
Information Collected Electronically
If You Read or Download Information
If you use the City’s website, social media sites, mobile applications, read pages, or download information; the city may gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. (This is a routine function of websites.) We may store a “cookie” on your computer. (A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website sends to your browser. It is stored on your computer.) The information in this cookie is used only to identify your computer to our website, as we gather information to evaluate how visitors make use of the site so we may improve it. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
The Internet domain and IP address for the computer you use when visiting our website (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain);
- The type of Web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape) and computer operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac) used to access our site
- Your screen resolution setting (e.g. 800 X 600 pixels, or 1024 by 768 pixels)
- Whether or not you've visited the City’s website before, and how long you stayed
- The date and time you visited the site
- The pages you visited
- If you linked to the City’s website from another site, the address of that site
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to fix problems, and to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals, except as described below.
If You Send Email to a City of Lynn Haven Email Address
By sending us an electronic mail message, you may be sending personal information (i.e., your name, address, email address, etc.). We may store your name and address, and may share your email with various city staff, to address your problem or concern or to answer your question. In addition, the City of Lynn Haven may be required to provide this information in response to a Florida Public Records Act request or a court order.
Email is not necessarily secure and can be intercepted. The City of Lynn Haven has arrangements with some third parties for online payments of some city fees. Always use those secure methods to pay any fees, fines or to make other city payments online.
If You Use an Interactive Application
If you are filling out a form on the City’s website or using one of our online services, we may store a "cookie" on your computer. (A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website can send to your browser. It is stored on your computer.) The information in this cookie is used only to identify you to our online service or application, to make it easier for you to use this site.
If You Register with a City Department or Agency or Request Other Specific Information
As the city adds online services, a city department or related agency may ask visitors who request specific information or a service to fill out a registration form or establish a user ID and password.
Other information may be collected on the City’s website through questionnaires, feedback forms or other means, such as cookies, to allow us to determine website visitors' interests so we can improve site design or service.
Privacy Statements for City Departments, Divisions or Other Agencies
This privacy statement describes the information-gathering practices and procedures of City of Lynn Haven’s website, social media sites, and mobile applications in general. However, our site and services contain many departmental and agency data, to provide comprehensive and convenient information and service resources for the City of Lynn Haven residents. For this reason, department or agency’s data within the City of Lynn Haven website may contain additional information concerning their own department or agency Web information-gathering practices, requirements, or policies.
Links to Non-City (Third Party) Websites
Website, Social Media Sites, and Mobile Application Security
For website security purposes and to be sure the City’s website, social media sites and mobile applications remains available to all users, we may use software programs to monitor Internet network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information, change information, or cause damage are prohibited and may be prosecuted and punished under current state and federal laws prohibiting activity of that nature.
Social Media Behavior Standards
The following apply to any social media accounts operated by the City.
While this is an open forum, please keep your comments clean and appropriate. Inappropriate comments are subject to deletion by the administrator of this account. If you don't comply with the posting guidelines, an administrator will contact you and your message will be removed.
This forum is not monitored at all times. Do NOT use this forum to report emergency situations or time-sensitive issues.
Please keep the following guidelines in mind when posting:
- We do not allow graphic, obscene or explicit comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, threatening, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization or comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
- Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity or sexual orientation will not be tolerated.
- Content posted by persons whose profile picture or avatar, username or e-mail address contains any of the aforementioned prohibited conduct will not be tolerated.
- Content should be related to the subject matter of the social media site where it is posted.
- We do not allow solicitations or advertisements unrelated to the subject matter of a post. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any person or financial, commercial or governmental agency.
- We do not allow information intended to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
- You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.
- All comments are subject to public records law.
- The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the City of Lynn Haven.