Legal Notice and Website Content
The Village of Ridgefield Park
Bergen County, New Jersey
By using this web site, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this notice. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at anytime. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of our sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes. Unless otherwise indicated, the materials displayed on our sites and individual web pages are the property of The Village of Ridgefield Park and are therefore protected by United States and international copyright laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the compilation, selection, arrangement and presentation of all materials (including information in the public domain), the overall design of our sites and the computer programs that create the web page displays.
Any visitor to our sites is hereby granted permission to access and print materials for personal, non-commercial purposes only. Any other copying, distribution, modification, transmission or dissemination of the materials displayed by means now known or hereafter developed, is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of The Village of Ridgefield Park.
Unless otherwise indicated, The Village of Ridgefield Park logos and facility names are trademarks or service marks of The Village of Ridgefield Park and may not be used or displayed in any manner without the express prior written permission of The Village of Ridgefield Park. All other trademarks or service marks that appear on our sites are the property of their respective owners.
The Village of Ridgefield Park websites provide content relative to official government departments, divisions, committees, etc., of the governing body of The Village of Ridgefield Park itself. Upon its own discretion, The Village of Ridgefield Park may provide content relative to official government matters of other federal, state, county or local government agencies. The Village of Ridgefield Park may also provide content relative to external agencies or businesses that have an official business relationship with the Village.
LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES
Please exercise discretion when browsing the Internet. You should be aware that when you are on our web sites, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. These other sites (“External Sites”) may send their own “cookies” to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive.
We make no representations concerning the content of the sites listed in any of our directories. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites that are liked to our Site.
Consequently, as a visitor to our sites, you agree and acknowledge that The Village of Ridgefield Park:
- has provided these links to External Sites for your convenience only;
- has no control over these External Sites;
- is not responsible for the availability of these External Sites; and
- does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content, advertisements, products, or other materials on or made available from these External Sites.
Further, you also acknowledge that The Village of Ridgefield Park shall not be responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any error, damage or loss caused by, or in connection with, use of, or reliance on, any content, goods, or services available on or through these External Sites.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, for example, via message boards or chat rooms, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know.
The Village of Ridgefield Park provides links to external sites upon our sole discretion. The Village will link to official government sites of a federal, state, county or local government nature. The Village may also link to agencies or businesses that have an official business relationship with the Village.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The visitors and users of these web site agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the members of The Village of Ridgefield Park, its officers, employees, agents, successors and assignees (the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees), regardless of outcome, caused by, arising out of, or otherwise sustained as the result of the use of these sites and the Village's technology.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEFIELD PARK WEB SITES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE MATERIALS IN THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEFIELD PARK'S WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT, OF MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
We explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from The Village of Ridgefield Park sites. We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from a third party site that links to or from this web purchase from a third party site that links to or from this web site, or third party content on our site. We do not endorse any merchandise, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy, or reliability of, any of the information contained in such third party sites or content. We do not make representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credits cards and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third party content. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transactions with any of these third parties.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT COMPLAINTS
The Village of Ridgefield Park hereby affirms that respect for personal property, whether tangible or intangible, is vital to maintaining a stable learning and work environment. To that end, if you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the instruction provided under the CONTACT INFORMATION Section and provide The Village of Ridgefield Park's Technology Director with the written information specified:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the Copyright owner;
- a description of the copyrighted work allegedly infringed upon;
- a description of where the alleged infringing material is located on The Village of Ridgefield Park web sites;
- your e-mail and postal address, as well as your telephone number;
- a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the alleged infringing material is unauthorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Privacy & Disclaimer Statement
The Village of Ridgefield Park
Bergen County, New Jersey
The following notice applies to this web site, which is the Official Local Government Web Site for the Village of Ridgefield Park.
Thank you for visiting the Village of Ridgefield Park web site and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the Village of Ridgefield Park web site. This notice covers the following topics:
- Information Collected and How it is Used
- Personal Information and Choice
- Public Access to Information
- Contact Information
Section A. Information Collected and How it is Used
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:
- The Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our web site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- If you linked to the Village of Ridgefield Park web site from another web site, the address of that web site.
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information -- as in an e-mail to an elected official or municipal employee, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our web site -- we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or to give it to any private organizations. The Village of Ridgefield Park does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Section B. Personal Information and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line.
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, e-mail address and phone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, participating in a survey or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey, or provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the Village of Ridgefield Park web site and read or download any information provided on the site.
Email is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to this Internet address.
The Village of Ridgefield Park does not plan on divulging information collected or information disclosed voluntarily, but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under the Right to Know law, the common law Right to Know, other State or Federal law or pursuant to court order.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Village as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.
We at the Village of Ridgefield Park are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line. The Village of Ridgefield Park encourages children to communicate with their local government officials and send email messages with their feedback and suggestions. We specifically ask children to get their parents' permission before providing any information on line -- at our site or any other site -- and hope parents will always be involved in those decisions. Most importantly, when children do provide information through the Village of Ridgefield Park web site, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles of children.
Section C. Public Access to Information
In the Village of Ridgefield Park, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by the municipal government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
All the information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
Section D. Cookies
Section E. Security
The Village of Ridgefield Park, the web site development company, and the manager of this web site have taken numerous steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
Section F. Disclaimer
The Village of Ridgefield Park, its agencies, officers, or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, availability, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at their own risk. The Village of Ridgefield Park and its web development company specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the Village of Ridgefield Park web site, or from reliance upon any such information.
You may contact the Village of Ridgefield Park via the Village Directory.