Privacy Policy & Disclaimers

Privacy Statement


General


Thank you for visiting the Town of Bedford Web Site and for reviewing our privacy policy and Terms of Use. We hope you enjoy the website and the information provided here. We make every effort to make the site compatible, accessible, and informative. We welcome your feedback. We collect no personal, identifiable information about you except for statistical purposes except where you choose to provide that information (i.e., if you send us an email or fill in a form here with your information). We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law.

Cookies


A cookie is a very small piece of text that is placed on your computer's hard drive while you visit a website to pass information from one webpage to another (for example, to hold a calculation while estimating your utility usage). If your browser is set to notify you before accepting a cookie, you will receive a request for a cookie to be stored on your computer. We do not use cookies to record any personal information. Cookies may be used by some Town of Bedford web applications to pass needed information from one page to the next. Rejecting these cookies will typically render the application useless and will result in blank pages or content. Accepting a cookie from us does not give us access to your computer or any personally identifiable information about you. Some citizens have concerns about cookies, but on this website they are strictly for functional purposes and are not used to collect or track your information.

Site Statistics


We analyse user traffic patterns on the Town of Bedford Web Site from information automatically provided by your browser and ISP when you visit our website. We use the information we gather in this way to measure the performance, popularity and search statistics of our website. Our goal here is to continually improve the content of our website and make it more useful to you. The Town of Bedford does not use the information we collect to discover or collect any personally identifiable information.

Information You Provide


Information volunteered by you through filling out a form or sending us an email is used to help us improve our website, and we may share this information with Town of Bedford employees or contractors for that purpose. If you sent us a form requesting information, you may reasonably expect that we will forward your information to the appropriate Town department. We do not sell, rent, or publish any personal or private information. We do not sell or give away specific information about web usage, email addresses, contact information or other personally identifiable data to any third party for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act or other law.

External Links


Some links on the Town of Bedford Web Site lead to other websites that are not operated by the Town of Bedford. The Town of Bedford is not responsible for the content or policies of outside websites. Links to outside websites are provided for information and convenience, and generally will open a new "window" or "tab" to make the distinction a little clearer. We do not maintain contractual relationships of any sort with these outside websites, and we may remove the links at any time. If you have questions about those external sites, please contact their individual administrators. If you feel that inclusion of a link is inappropriate to this website, please feel free to contact us (see below). Our Privacy Policy does not extend to these websites and it is incumbent upon you to review these individual sites' policies regarding personal information, cookies, etc.

Security


We monitor our network and website traffic to identify any attempts to upload, change or damage information or to otherwise cause damage to our website or servers. Use of the Town of Bedford Web Site means that you expressly consent to that monitoring. Again, this is not an attempt to collect or disseminate personal information about you. Our security measures are there to protect the data and public equipment under our control and for no other reason. Attempts to redirect, alter, damage, or impair the performance of the Town of Bedford Web Site may result in immediate steps being taken to limit your access to the site and/or ability to carry out attacks against it. This website exists for the public good of the citizens of Bedford and Virginia and we will not tolerate any attempt to block or damage it. If it is your intent to damage our site or equipment, or to inhibit the Town of Bedford from carrying out its mission here, consider yourself warned.

Terms of Use


General Terms


Your access to and use of the Town of Bedford Web Site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions, as well as all applicable laws. Your access to the Town of Bedford Web Site is in consideration for your agreement to these Terms and Conditions of Use. By accessing, browsing, and using the Town of Bedford Web Site, you accept, without limitation, qualification, or prevarication, these Terms and Conditions of Use. Where you are re-directed from this website to external sites, these Terms and Conditions do not apply. Please refer to the Terms of Use of those sites outside of the Town of Bedford's control when visiting them. Also see Disclaimer (below).
Modification

The Town of Bedford reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions of Use without notice. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification. Your continued use of the Town of Bedford Web Site following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance of the modification of terms. Ignorance of the current Terms of Use is no excuse. You should periodically check this page to review the current policy.
Code of Conduct

You agree to access and use the Town of Bedford Web Site only for lawful purposes. You are responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules, regulations and common courtesies pertaining to your use of this site. By accessing the Town of Bedford Web Site, ("the Site," below) you agree that you will not:
  • Use the Site to commit a criminal offense, or to encourage others to commit a criminal offense;
  • Use the Site for purposes that would give rise to a civil liability;
  • Post or transmit, via email or form herein, any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, or other objectionable content;
  • Use the Site to impersonate other parties or entities;
  • Use the Site to upload any content that contains a software virus, malware, adware, or any other computer code, file, or program that might alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the Site or its hardware or software, or to attempt to damage or infect any other person who accesses the Site;
  • Upload, email, or otherwise transmit any material that you do not have a right to transmit under law or under a contractual agreement;
  • Claim a relationship with or speak for any business, association, or organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship;
  • Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, or other form of solicitation;
  • Post any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of anyone else;
  • Attempt by any means to hinder the quiet enjoyment of the Site of any other person who accesses the Site;
  • Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on the Site; or
  • Collect or store personal information about others that you have obtained from the Site.
In short: you learned good manners and right and wrong as a child. We're going to hold you to that.

Termination


The Town of Bedford may terminate or suspend your access and use of this Site without notice, for any reason. If you feel this has been done in error, please feel free to contact us (see below).

Copyright


All images and their use in situ on the Town of Bedford Web Site are copyrighted by the Town of Bedford, and are protected by applicable laws in North America and elsewhere. Anyone wishing to use the Town of Bedford graphics (logo, banners, header) should contact the Town of Bedford (see below) to obtain a license or permit. Most of our content is public information; you are free to use that portion as you see fit, but we may not be held liable for this use (see above, below). Some of the content of the site is produced by us and is copyrighted, and some of it is produced by other entities and is copyrighted by them and used here by permission. We take some care to make it obvious which is which; if you are in doubt, contact us. Republication or redistribution of our content by framing or by similar means is expressly forbidden. Don't even bother asking; we won't give consent for that. The Town of Bedford will protect its copyrighted intellectual property and reserves the right to take all steps to prevent unpermitted use, including litigation, criminal prosecution, and other means.

Contact


If you have any questions or concerns about the Town of Bedford's online policy for this site, or if you find incorrect information or wish to seek permission to use the copyrighted content of this site, you may contact the Town of Bedford at admin@bedfordva.gov.

Disclaimer


Site Content


Content is generally the responsibility of each department of the Town. Those departments are typically listed on the page directly; when in doubt about the content of a page, please contact the administrator (above) and your concerns will be transmitted to the appropriate department.

United States and international copyright laws, and international conventions and treaties protect the contents of the Town of Bedford Web Site. You agree to abide by this and all other copyright notices.

External Links


Some links on the Town of Bedford Web Site lead to other websites that are not operated by the Town of Bedford. The Town of Bedford is not responsible for the content or policies of outside websites. Links to outside websites are provided for information and convenience, and generally will open a new "window" or "tab" to make the distinction a little clearer. We do not maintain contractual relationships of any sort with these outside websites, and we may remove the links at any time. If you have questions about those external sites, please contact their individual administrators. If you feel that inclusion of a link is inappropriate to this website, please feel free to contact us (see above).

Disclaimer of Warranty


The Town of Bedford makes every effort to ensure that the information provided on this website is current and accurate. However, we make no warranty to that effect, and by your acceptance of these Terms of Use, you understand that the Town of Bedford makes no warranty to that effect. You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Town of Bedford Web Site, or any material available here, is at your own risk. The Town of Bedford, nor its employees, warrant that the Town of Bedford Web Site will be uninterrupted, wholly safe, free of omissions, or error-free. The Town of Bedford and its employees make no warranty as to the outcome if you use information obtained here. The content and functionality of the Town of Bedford Web Site are provided to you "as is," without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied.

Limitation of Liability


In no event will the Town of Bedford or its employees be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other damages.

Other Conditions & Terms


The provisions of this warranty are in lieu of any other written, expressed, or implied warranty. There is no merchantability of the content of this site and we don't imply that there is. Most of the content of this site is public information; if you bought it elsewhere, well, you could've gotten it here for free. We do not sell the contents of the site as produced (although you can buy maps and data in another format, but that is outside the scope of this website). Our maximum liability is limited to your purchase price of this content from us, namely, nothing ($0). We shall not be liable for any damages you do with this information, and we accept no liability if it makes you feel bad somehow.

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