WEB PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

WEB PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

Terms and Conditions

Doña Ana County Government provides this web site for your convenience. By using the information, services and products available through this web site, you agree to be bound by all of Doña Ana County Government's terms and conditions of use as set forth herein.

These terms and conditions may be updated from time to time without notice to you. It is your responsibility to review them periodically to be aware of any such change. Your continued use of this service will indicate your agreement to any such change.

This website is provided as a public service to the constituents of Doña Ana County. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. Neither Doña Ana County, nor any agency, department, officer nor any employee of Doña Ana County warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system.

Public Information/Service

Information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate text/photo/image credits is requested. Any information or public records obtained from the use of this County website can also be obtained by requesting it from the appropriate County department; this website is only one source of such information.

Collection of Information

Doña Ana County collects no personally identifying information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. In addition, Doña Ana County web servers may place a "cookie" on the hard drive of a user's computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information. If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, 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:

1. The name of the 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 website;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
3. The date and time you access our site;
4. The pages you visit;
5. If you linked to the Doña Ana County website from another website, the address of that website; and
6. Sections of the web site you attempted to visit but were unable to access due to programming or other technical problems.

We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, improve our online services and quality of content, collect site visitation statistics and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

When you engage in activities on this site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. Please take note that all information collected, assembled, or maintained in connection with a governmental body is subject to the State of New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.

Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity online. Instead, you will need to use a non-web option for transacting that business with Doña Ana County Government.

Disclosure

Doña Ana County Government recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on this site. Information may be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the State of New Mexico’s archiving policies. However, information will not normally be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law.

Security of Information

Doña Ana County uses the latest technology to safeguard the integrity of its computer systems and networks, including, but not limited to, individual authentication, the securing of transmitted data, and monitoring security. Security methods and measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire web site. This, however, is no guarantee that these security measures cannot be violated.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government website may monitor network traffic. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features or utilize this system for other that its intended purposes are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. Doña Ana County will investigate potential security violations, and may notify applicable law enforcement agencies if violations are suspected.

External Links

The Doña Ana County web site has links to other non-county web sites such as other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. We provide these links solely as a convenience for our site visitors who may need additional information that we do not control, or otherwise cannot provide. When you use one of these links, you are no longer on this site and this Privacy Notice will not apply.

Please note that Doña Ana County Government is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of web sites whose contents are not controlled by Doña Ana County Government, whether Doña Ana County Government links to them as “outside sites” or not.

Doña Ana County does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external web sites, nor any of the information and data contained on those web sites. Doña Ana County cannot guarantee the privacy of your personal information while accessing those web sites.

Violation of terms of use

In the event of any violation of the terms contained herein, Doña Ana County Government reserves the right to suspend or terminate, either temporarily or permanently, any or all services provided. Users who violate terms contained herein may additionally incur criminal and/or civil liability. Doña Ana County Government may refer violators to civil or criminal authorities for prosecution. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Doña Ana County Government and its subsidiaries, affiliates, telecommunications providers, service providers, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including attorneys’ fees, related to a user’s violation of the terms and conditions or the use of the services and information provided at this web site.

Limitation of liability

IN NO EVENT WILL DOÑA ANA COUNTY GOVERNMENT, ITS SUPPLIERS, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

1) DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF
a) THIS SERVICE;
b) ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICE;
c) THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES; OR
d) CONTENT ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET;

WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY; INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION;

2) AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF DOÑA ANA COUNTY GOVERNMENT OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THIRD PARTY AFFILIATES.

IN NO EVENT SHALL DOÑA ANA COUNTY GOVERNMENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, ARISING FROM THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEB SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF DOÑA ANA COUNTY GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO STOP USING THE WEB SITE.

Doña Ana County Government reserves the right to restrict access of any user of this service and may at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice and with or without cause, immediately deny access to the service.

Disclaimer of Warranties

This service is provided by Doña Ana County Government on an “as is” basis. Neither Doña Ana County Government nor its partners, providers, or affiliates make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the service, its contents, or any information made available by or through the service.

Doña Ana County Government disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any infringement. Furthermore, Doña Ana County Government does not warrant that use of the service will not be interrupted, available at any time or from any location, secured and error-free. Corrected defects are not warrantable and the service is not guaranteed free of viruses or other harmful components.

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please forward them to Jess Williams, Public Information Officer at: jessw@donaanacounty.org.