Terms Of Use
AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND City of Monterey Public Library

The City of Monterey Public Library Web Site is comprised of various Web pages operated by City of Monterey Public Library.

The City of Monterey Public Library Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

The City of Monterey Public Library Web Site and the content of its servers and databases are continuously updated. While the goal is to keep information accurate and timely, the City of Monterey neither warrants nor makes representations or endorsements as to content, accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, and other items contained in our servers. Information has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice from the City as a result of updates, additions and corrections.

The City of Monterey is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of or damage to your system nor for inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the site with respect to the material contained on the site, including without limitations, any materials posted on the site, interactive features of this site or e-mail from this site. This site and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted, "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

A user of the City's computer system and web site for information made available for public use assumes the risk of use or reliance on such information. Users further acknowledge anomalies, errors and viruses can be introduced when information is being transferred or when being used in an incompatible computer or environment. The City is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inabaility to use, the site and / or the material contained whether the materials contained on the site are aprovided by the City or a third party.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

City of Monterey Public Library reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The City of Monterey Public Library Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The City is not responsible for, and accepts no liability for, the availability of these outside resources. The Linked Sites are not under the control of, nor maintained by the City of Monterey Public Library and the City of Monterey Public Library is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. The City of Monterey Public Library is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The City of Monterey Public Library Web Site is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or promotion by the City of Monterey Public Library of the site or any association with its operators. These external links may have privacy policies that differ from the City of Monterey's privacy statement.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site, you warrant to theCity of Monterey Public Library that you will not use the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the City of Monterey Public Library Web Sites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The City of Monterey Public Library Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, social media, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. You agree to abide by all appropriate laws, including the Brown Act, and policies, such as the City's web links and Facebook policy. You also agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.

  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.

  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.

  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.

  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
The City of Monterey Public Library has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, the City of Monterey Public Library reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. The City of Monterey Public Library reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

The City of Monterey Public Library reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the City of Monterey Public Library's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. The City of Monterey Public Library does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, the City of Monterey Public Library specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized City of Monterey Public Library spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of the City of Monterey Public Library.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO City of Monterey Public Library OR POSTED AT ANY City of Monterey Public Library WEB SITE

The City of Monterey Public Library does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any City of Monterey Public Library Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission may be subject to the Public Records Act.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. The City of Monterey Public Library Web Site is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in theCity of Monterey Public Library's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

ACCESSIBILITY

The City of Monterey is committed to meeting the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its Web Site is being updated for W3C compliance.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

All contents of the City of Monterey Public Library Web Site are: © 2014 City of Monterey. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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