Purpose and Policy
The purpose of this web site is to provide the user with information about the City of Golden. The City's web site may contain links to other web or computer sites that are not owned, regularly reviewed or controlled by the City. It is the policy of the City to limit these links to non-profit (501c3) and government web sites, and/or web sites that provide frequently requested information as deemed appropriate or necessary. It is not the City's intent to provide direct links to external sites that are strictly commercial, political or religious in nature. The City's web site is not intended to function as a public forum. The provision of these links should not be construed as an endorsement or sponsorship of these external web sites, their content or their hosts. The City specifically disavows legal responsibility for what a user may find on another site, or for the personal opinions of individuals posted on any site via the City site and whether or not operated by the City. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on or linked to the City's web site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion, policy or position of the City.

The City of Golden has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information provided on its web site. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the web site or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the City's control, the City does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on its web site and is not liable for reliance on this information. Please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (303) 384-8132 to verify the accuracy of the data.

Links Disclaimer
The City of Golden is not responsible for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the City's web site. By using the City's web site, the user acknowledges and accepts that the City is not responsible for any materials stored on other web sites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other web sites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, down-loading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.

Privacy and Security Statement
While the City's computer systems are monitored to assure proper functioning of the systems, to provide security for the computer system's operation and the information contained therein, and to prevent unauthorized use, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of this public computer system. If you send the City e-mail that contains personally identifiable information, we may use the information to respond to you. Please do not send information via email that you would not want a third party to read. For example, please do not send your Social Security number or credit card information, as it is unlikely this data is needed to respond to your e-mail.

The City may also forward that e-mail to another party, government agency or individual. Certain e-mail may constitute a public record and is subject to disclosure under state law. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

If you enter information on the City of Golden's web pages where the URL begins with 'HTTPS', that information will be secured with a 128 bit encrypted Secure Socket Layer before being sent to the City. This encrypted technology transmits your information, virtually ensuring that information cannot be read or manipulated by another party.

Notice to the City
Communication made through e-mail or any other computer messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action.

The materials provided on this site are intended for public use on computer systems located primarily within the City and for the benefit of visitors to this City. Any person choosing to use this web site or seeking access to information or materials on this system is agreeing to be subject to Colorado jurisdiction. Any dispute arising therefrom shall be decided under the laws and in the courts of Colorado.

ADA Access
The City of Golden is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs or activities. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be made to allow individuals with disabilities access to communications regarding City services, programs or activities set forth on the City's web site.

City Logo and Trademarks
The City of Golden logo is a copyrighted graphic that can not be modified in any way and must hyperlink to http://cityofgolden.net/. Graphics from the City of Golden can not be used to promote any other product or service, without prior written consent of the City of Golden.

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