City Website Policy

City of Lafayette, in Government Website Policies: Privacy, Disclaimer of Liability & Copyright
The City of Lafayette, IN local government agency is committed to protecting the rights of all our website visitors. We recognize our obligation to keep sensitive information secure and have created this privacy statement to share our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Privacy Policy
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store statistical information about your visit.   Our web server automatically collects this information when you visit our site.  We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and to compile statistics on site usage.

To provide better service and a more effective website, sections of this site may use "cookies" as part of our interaction with your browser. A cookie is a small text file (typically only a few bytes) that we place on your hard drive to allow our server to identify your computer. Our cookies will not attempt to read any information on your hard drive, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to determine your identity or your email address.

When you visit certain areas of this site, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information (such as name, address, e-mail address, gender, and/or credit card number) that we need to process your request.  We use the information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we will forward your personal information to other government employees who may be better able to fulfill your request. In the event that you decline to provide such information, you limit our ability to serve you. Still, we invite you to continue to visit the site and take advantage of the wealth of information it offers.  This site has security measures in place to protect the information you provide us. We encrypt information that is deemed sensitive (such as credit card numbers) or data that must remain secure to meet legal requirements.

Users requesting e-mail notifications of web postings and\or announcements should not rely on the e-mail notification as their only information source.  Accounts will automatically be removed from the system if attempts to deliver notices are repeatedly unsuccessful.

The entire risk as to quality and performance of the City Website is with the user of the data. In no event will the City of Lafayette, IN or its staff be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including loss of profit, arising out of the use of these data even if the City of Lafayette, IN has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Our website has many links to the websites of private organizations and non City entities. Please see our Disclaimer of Liability relating to the content of those websites.  When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.
Disclaimer of Liability
The City of Lafayette, IN is not responsible for any offers, products, services, statements, information, content expressed made available by third parties and provided by any off-site page referenced on this Web site by hypertext link. The user specifically acknowledges that the City of Lafayette, IN shall not be liable for the conduct of other users, links, or third parties referenced in links on this Web site, and that the risk of injury from use of such links rests entirely with the user. Further, the presence of links to third parties on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement by the City of Lafayette, IN of the content of the linked sites, or of services or products which may be offered on those sites. These links are provided as an information service only, and it is the sole responsibility of the user to investigate and evaluate any and all offers, services, products, statements, information, and overall content of the linked page.

Neither the City of Lafayette, IN, nor any City employee, officer, or agent make any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, service or process depicted or contained herein, or represent that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Copyright Policy
The contents of this website are proprietary to the City of Lafayette, IN and third parties and are subject to the copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of the City of Lafayette, IN and third parties. You may use this website only for your personal, non-commercial use. Other than making limited copies of this website's content, which you may also share with and transmit to your friends and colleagues, you may not reproduce, retransmit, redistribute, upload or post any part of this website, including the contents thereof, in any form or by any means, or store it in any information storage and retrieval system, without prior written permission from the City of Lafayette, IN.

If you are interested in obtaining permission to reproduce or retransmit any part of this website beyond that which you may use for personal use, as defined above, please contact: Information Technology Director, City of Lafayette, IN, 20 N. 6th St. Lafayette, IN 47901.