General Disclaimer

Information presented on the City of West Columbia, S.C. Web site is collected, organized, and provided for the convenience of the user. The City of West Columbia attempts to keep such information accurate and up-to-date. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the website, other problems associated with electronic communications or other operational problems the City of West Columbia cannot, and does not, warrant the authenticity or reliability of such information. The City is not liable for reliance on this information or for the consequences of reliance on any information contained on, or linked to, the City’s Website. With respect to documents and information on this Web site, the City of West Columbia, its employees and contractors hereby specifically disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The City of West Columbia does not assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product or process disclosed on the City Web site. By the placement of information on the City Web site, the City of West Columbia does not make any representations concerning the user’s rights, if any, to further duplicate the information found thereon or that the use of such information would not infringe on any privately owned rights.

Links Disclaimer

In addition to providing information about City government and its agencies, departments, and functions, the City Web site provides information about the City’s educational and recreational opportunities and other resource that may be convenient for users. To provide the latter, the City’s Website contains “links” to other Web or computer sites that are not owned, regularly reviewed or controlled by the City. The City of West Columbia specifically disavows responsibility for the content, quality, accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the City’s Website. By using the City’s Website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the City is not responsible for any materials stored on other Websites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other Websites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, downloading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.

The City’s Website is not intended to function as a public forum. The provision of “links” is at the sole discretion of the City and is intended for the user’s convenience and not as an indication of the importance of other sites and is done at the sole discretion of the City. These links should not be construed as an indication of importance, endorsement or sponsorship of any external Websites, their content or their hosts or the products or services offered by their hosts. Users are responsible to determine, for themselves, which Web pages are part of the City Website and which are convenient links. Any question about this should be directed to “webmaster” through the home page.

Privacy Statement

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of this public computer system. All City computer systems are subject to monitoring at all times to assure proper functioning of the systems, to provide security for the computer system’s operation and the information contained therein, to prevent unauthorized use, and to deter and investigate violations of law. Also, e-mail in general is not necessarily secure against interception and sending errors.

If a person sends the City e-mail that contains personally identifiable information, the City will use the information. The City may also forward that e-mail to another government agency. Also, certain e-mail may constitute a public record and be subject to disclosure under state law. When a user links to another Website through the City Website, the user is subject to the privacy policy and all disclaimers of the new site.

Not for Legal Notice to the City of West Columbia

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.

Jurisdiction

The materials provided on this site are intended for public use on computer systems located primarily within the City of West Columbia, South Carolina and for the convenience of visitors to the City. Any person choosing to use this Website or seeking access to information or materials on this system is agreeing to be subject to South Carolina jurisdiction. Any dispute arising there from shall be decided under the laws and in the courts of South Carolina.

Any question about the terms of this Website Disclaimer should be directed to “Webmaster”.