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Legal Disclaimer & Website Policies

Disclaimers/Limitations of Liability
The City of Cambridge Web site is intended for use by the general public as a convenient way to access the information and services provided by the City.  Efforts are made to ensure that the information presented is complete and accurate.  In general, you can be assured that the information on the Web site is accurate.  However, the information and services included in or available through the City of Cambridge's website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein.  

Updates, additions or corrections may have been made to a Web page since the time you previously viewed it.  You may wish to confirm information, such as dates and meeting locations, immediately prior to the event, in case updates have been made.  In addition, if you are concerned about the accuracy of an item, you may contact the City Department that posted this information.

The City of Cambridge does not represent or warrant that the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.

The City of Cambridge takes efforts to minimize cache issues, unauthorized modifications, and input errors.  However, several factors can affect the quality of the information displayed on this Web site that are beyond the control of the City of Cambridge – including browser incompatibilities; information which has been cached on the local computer, network proxy, or other storage device; unauthorized modification of electronic data; errors in transmission; or other issues with Web transmission.

The City of Cambridge makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, or accuracy of the website for any purpose. The website and information contained herein are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The City of Cambridge hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the service, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

For security purposes, and to maintain service for all users, the City’s network system may use software programs to identify attempts to gain unauthorized access or to damage or misuse the systems of the City’s web site.  In the event that a potential security threat is recognized, identifying information about the user and the questionable computer actively may be retained and reviewed for security and other law-enforcement-related purposes.

Privacy Statement and Policy
The City of Cambridge Privacy Statement discloses the information gathering practices of the City regarding visits to the City’s website.  This statement applies only to websites with the City’s official domain name www.ci.cambridge.mn.us in the URL and to sites under contract with the City to provide online services to the City.

The protection of individual privacy is a concern to the City of Cambridge, and is governed by Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13, (Government Data Practices Act.) The City has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to privacy.

Information you provide to us
The City of Cambridge does not keep any personal information about you or your visit to our Internet site unless you have specifically supplied it to us. For instance, you may have supplied us with information as part of a request for information or for purposes of registering or obtaining a license or permit online. Similarly you may have sent us an email or left us a message in some other electronic format. In cases where you have supplied us with information, including financial data, we will treat such information in accordance with the requirements of the Government Data Practices Act. This means that it will be treated in the same way as written forms of communication, and in many instances it will be considered public information available to the public upon request. To the extent allowed by law, the city will make reasonable attempts to protect personal financial information from disclosure.

Other information about your visit to our site
Like most Internet sites, our website reads some information from your computer that helps us analyze traffic patterns, perform routine maintenance, maintain site security, and to help you navigate through our site. Generally the information we collect is temporary and when you leave the site this information is deleted from our system. The City reserves the right to collect and maintain the following:

  • total number of visitors to our sites
  • types of computer systems used to access our site
  • web browser type and version
  • date and time of access
  • the website you visited prior to coming to this website
  • information about possible system security threats

Occasionally the City may have a survey on the website that only allows a visitor to vote only once. In order to keep track of whether you have voted, a cookie (a simple text file) will be created and stored on your computer. This cookie is created on your computer by voting on the survey. It will not contain personally identifying information and will not compromise your privacy and security. This cookie will remain on your computer for the duration of the survey. The cookie has an expiration date. When that date occurs it will be deleted from your computer.

This privacy policy does not apply to websites operated by third parties that you may have access to through a link from our website.

Links Policy
The purpose of the City of Cambridge's website is to provide information about city government, services, and attractions. The City's website may provide links to websites outside the City's website that also serve this purpose. The City is not responsible for and does not endorse the information on any linked website unless the City's website states otherwise. The following criteria will be used to decide whether to grant requests for City website links. If a particular request does not fit any of the following criteria, the City Council will decide whether to approve the request. The City Council will approve the requested website link if it serves the general purpose of the City's website.

The City's website will provide links to websites for:

  • Governmental and educational institutions
  • Organizations with some relationship to the City (including but not limited to: organizations contracting with the City, organizations sponsoring City activities or programs, and organizations participating in City activities or programs)
  • Generally recognized community organizations
  • Organizations providing information about art, cultural, and sporting activities in the City's area
  • Organizations providing information about tourist attractions in the City's area

The City's website will not provide links to websites for:

  • Candidates for local, state, or federal offices
  • Political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state, or federal issue
  • Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above
  • Individual or personal home pages

Copyright Policy
You acknowledge content including, but not limited to, text, software, music, sound, photographs, video, graphics, or other material contained in this website, may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. All text and images are the copyright of the City of Cambridgeunless otherwise noted.  You may make a copy of this content for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute in any way content available through the website, including code and software, with the exception of public documents such as agendas or meeting minutes.  For use permissions or information contact the City of Cambridgewebsite manager at (763) 689-3211.

General
The laws of the State of Minnesota, and the United States of Americagovern this agreement. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.