Website Information

The City of Porterville's website shall in no way be viewed to constitute legal or official notice to anyone. The City of Porterville will take reasonable measures to ensure accuracy of the information presented on the City of Porterville website, but will in no way be responsible for any inaccuracies caused by unauthorized modification, transmissions, errors, browser compatibility or changes of previous updates.  The City of Porterville does not guarantee the validity of the information on the website and is in no way liable in the content there of to warrant reliance on the information, services provided, content interpretation, assumption or miscommunication.  Using this website is “as is, and without guarantee expressed or implied and “at will, of the user visiting the site.

Media and information on the City of Porterville's website are provided as a public service to residents, visitors and or business and potential business owners. Information herein is without legal binding of the City to the content expressed by any individuals, groups, and/or organizations.  The City of Porterville website and the information thereon is intended to afford general guidelines on matters of public interest.  All content on this website is available for public use as it is required by local, state and federal guidelines, but only in its entirety of the context expressed herein without modifying, adding or removing and including the associated copyrights, trademark and other proprietary notices.

Website Availability

The City of Porterville strives to achieve reasonably uninterrupted operation of its website and online content.  However, operation of the website and online content may be interrupted by scheduled maintenance such as software updates, patches, content changes, or unforeseen interruptions such as natural disasters and catastrophic events. The City does not warrant the availability of this website or its online content, and disclaims all liability in respect to loss or damage incurred by a user that results, directly or indirectly, from loss of service, malfunction, or failure of the website or any online content, or any other cause connected with use of the website.

Prohibitions

Any attempts to upload information or changes to information on the City of Porterville's website are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by the Department of Information Technology and the written consent of the representative and or the owner of the content thereof.  By visiting this site, users agree they will not use this website for any unlawful activity or violate the terms and conditions as outlined here in.  Unauthorized attempts to change, add, or remove any content on this website is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state and federal statutes.  All content on this website is under the protection of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.  Amended items to include H.R.3696 - National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014. This does not apply to a user's submission of information via an on-line form created by the City of Porterville for that specific purpose and use as outlined within the context of the form.  The City of Porterville prohibits the use of the seal of the City of Porterville in connection with any merchandise, impersonation, solicitation, or commercial activity in a manner to convey the impression that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the City of Porterville.

Jurisdiction

By using this website, you agree that any action at law or equity arising out of, or relating to, these terms shall be filed through an appointed individual by the City of Porterville to mediate between the individual and the officiating appointee of the City of Porterville prior to any legal action taken by you.

Language Translations

Translations of the City's website are provided by an automation system through the use of GoogleTM Translate, a computerized translation tool. The City of Porterville does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the translated text and shall not be liable for any misinterpretation, the result of losses or damages caused by the use of GoogleTM Translate on the content of this website. Use of GoogleTM Translate is at your own risk and will not relinquish responsibility of the user visiting the site or the context therein.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

Except as provided herein, no material or information from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed except as authorized in this notice, expressly authorized within this site, or approved in writing by an explicitly authorized individual appointed to do so by the proper authority.

Copyright Notice

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the City of Porterville website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the City of Porterville's permission. We request only that the City of Porterville be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or City of Porterville, as appropriate.

Photos, graphics, or any other material containing a trademark and or a copyright, requires permission to copy these materials and must be obtained from the original source.

The City of Porterville respects the intellectual property and requests that if you believe the content provided through this website is the property of you or your organization and was not authorized to be used, that you contact the City of Porterville and provide the following information: 

  1. A physical signature of the owner or an authorized individual to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright content;
  2. Description of copyrighted work you claim has been infringed upon;
  3. Description of the location that the material you claim is infringing on our website;
  4. Your First and Last name, the address, telephone number and email address that you would like to be contact at;
  5. A statement by the owner of the copyright content believed to have been used without authorization; and
  6. A statement by you, made under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, that the above information in your Notice to the City of Porterville is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or the authorized individual or organization to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

This notice of claimed infringement of copyright DOES NOT constitute a waiver of the requirements of California Government Code section 905, 910, 911.2 and 915 et seq. (Claims Presentation requirements).

The City of Porterville's Designated Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its website is the Department of Information Technology who can be reached as follows:

By mail:

Attn: IT Department
City of Porterville
291 N. Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at websites other than the City of Porterville website.

Third Party Materials, Disclaimer and Endorsement

The City of Porterville does provide content on its website generated by third party individuals, groups or organizations without consenting to, promoting, or endorsing the message conveyed therein or reflecting the views of any City of Porterville employee, organizations or offices and officers therein.  Use of third party materials for any purpose is prohibited. Persons seeking to use or modify third party materials for any purpose should contact the owner of such materials directly. These materials include icons and graphics, text and hyperlinks used in transferring the user away from the official City of Porterville website to other organizations' sites, as well as various items of content.  The City of Porterville's website may contain hyperlinks to other sites on the Internet. The City of Porterville is not responsible for the content, quality, or accuracy of any materials referenced or linked through the City of Porterville's website. By using the City of Porterville's website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the City of Porterville is not responsible for any materials stored on other internet sites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials found on other internet sites, and that the risk of injury from viewing, hearing, downloading, or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

THE CITY OF PORTERVILLE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY IMPROPER OR INCORRECT USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY USER'S USE OF THEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CITY OF PORTERVILLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS) REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, OR DESTRUCTION OF DATA, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

Users must consult with appropriate and accredited professional advisors for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision, and the City of Porterville disclaims any responsibility for positions taken by individuals or corporations in their individual cases or for any misunderstanding and losses, directly or indirectly, on the part of the users.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES / ACCURACY AND USE OF INFORMATION

MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS,” YOU AGREE THAT THE USE OF HTTP://WWW.CI.PORTERVILLE.CA.US/ AND ALL LINKS ASSOCIATED OF, BY, AND THEREIN, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  THE CITY OF PORTERVILLE DOES NOT WARRANT THE INFORMATION, OPERATION, CONNECTION, AND RELIABLITIY OF THE CITY OF PORTERVILLE WEBSITE. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT WARRANT COMPENSATION FOR ANY OR ALL LOSS OF, HARM OR LOST MONETARY VALUE FROM THE RESULT OF THIS WEBSITE.  INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT WILL AND DOES NOT WARRANT QUOTATION, CORRECTNESS OR OTHERWISE.

Indemnification

To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the City of Porterville's website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the City of Porterville, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and information contained on this site.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OR UNDERSTAND ANY OR ALL OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

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