Official as of February 22, 2005
Ammended on March 27, 2007
The Town of Northwood does not make any warranties or representations with respect to the content, quality, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any information or material contained on this web site.
The Town of Northwood does not assume any legal liability for the content, quality, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the aforementioned information or material.
The information or material contained on this web site is subject to change without notice. In no event will the Town of Northwood be liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, general, consequential, incidental, exemplary, or special, arising from the use of information and material provided on this web site or any other web site.
Hyperlinks to Other Web Sites
The inclusion of hyperlinks to other web sites, information, or material, is not intended to reflect their importance or to endorse any views expressed, any products or services offered by the author, any referenced information or material, or the organization operating the server. Hyperlinks to other web sites are provided to you only as a convenience.
Communications via The Town of Northwood Web Site
Communications to the Town of Northwood via this web site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the Town of Northwood, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents, with respect to any existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against the Town of Northwood or any of its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents, where notice is required by Federal, State or local law. Communications to the Town of Northwood via this web site shall not be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any other purpose.
Web site users should be aware that the Town of Northwood could be required to disclose personal information in response to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order. Disclosures may also be necessary to protect the Town's legal rights or during emergencies if physical safety is believed to be at risk.
Collection of Personally Identifying Information
We consider any information that could reasonably be used to identify you as personally identifying information. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Your name
- Your address
- Your telephone number
- Your e-mail address
The Town of Northwood web site does not retain personally identifiable information about you when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide such information to us by, for example, sending us an email.
Town of Northwood government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to that agency.
If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, state and federal law may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by state or federal law.
Collection of Other Information
In order to improve the content and usability of this web site, the Town of Northwood web site automatically collects several categories of information from users. This information includes the following:
- The Internet Protocol address of your Internet Service Provider and/or your computer, if your computer has an IP address assigned directly to it.
- The Domain Name of your Internet Service Provider and/or your computer, if your computer has a domain name assigned directly to it.
- The type of browser (such as, for example Netscape, Internet Explorer, etc.) used and the operating system resident on a user's computer.
- The date and time a user visited the site.
- The web pages accessed at the site, as well as any applications used and forms data.
The Town uses this information to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by Town of Northwood web site visitors, and to generally add and improve services offered on Town of Northwood web site. In order to accomplish those goals, from time to time, the Town may conduct statistical analysis of the data it collects.
The Town of Northwood web site does not collect data for commercial or marketing purposes, and does not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute the data collected by its web site for commercial or marketing purposes.
Hyperlinks to other Sites
Policy Revision and Notification of Changes
The sole and limited purpose of the Town of Northwood's web site is to provide factual information about the Town of Northwood government's activities and services. Only the Town of Northwood's municipal government offices, departments, agencies, and governing bodies are eligible to submit content for posting on the Town web site. Content submitted for posting on the Town web site must meet the following requirements:
- Submitted content must be related to the operation and/or activities of the Town government, departments, municipal services, boards, commissions, and committees.
- Submitted content must be factual, informative, and accurate.
- Submitted content may not contain derogatory or profane language.
- No commercial or advertisement content will be accepted.
- No content espousing a political, religious, or philosophical agenda will be accepted.
- Hyperlinks in submitted content may only be to Federal, State, County, or other local government web sites; the external web sites referenced by hyperlink must not violate points two (2) through five (5) of this list of requirements.
The Board of Selectmen retain editorial control of the web site. The Board of Selectmen may delegate the responsibility of posting submitted content to the web site by appointing (a) site publisher(s). The appointed web site publisher(s) will use the above rules for determining the appropriateness of submitted content for posting. In the event of a submission of content that is not directly in violation of the above rules and yet, in the opinion of the appointed publisher(s) may violate the intent of the Content Policy, the submitted content will not be published. The content submitter shall have the option of appealing the decision of the appointed publisher(s) directly to the Board of Selectmen.