Pinellas County Liability Disclaimer and User Agreement
The Following Terms Govern The Use of This Website
As authorized by Florida Statutes, PINELLAS COUNTY provides access to public records and information by remote electronic means as an additional way of viewing, inspecting or copying public records. While every effort is made to produce the most accurate information possible, PINELLAS COUNTY makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, suitability or timeliness of the information contained on this website. There may be situations, such as a work in progress, when the information may change, and users should refer to the official version of all documents on which the user intends to rely.
Because access to this information is provided by PINELLAS COUNTY for the convenience of all users, any use or access by a user which adversely impacts the performance of the system, or the ability of other users to access information, such as, but not limited to, electronic data harvesting, may result in the termination of that user’s access to the information over the internet. Users can refer to the privacy and security notice for additional information.
The Pinellas County website is offered to you, the user (“User”), conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein, without modification. User access and use of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The website is a Pinellas County system, provided as a public service. Pinellas County reserves the right to offer this website directly to you or through its authorized agents and contractors. Government personnel and the general public may use this system to review and retrieve publicly available government information. User agrees to use this website as permitted by applicable local, state and federal laws. User agrees, therefore, not to: 1) knowingly and without authorization, alter, damage or destroy Pinellas County’s, its contractors’ or another user’s computer system, network, software, program, documentation or data contained therein; 2) use this service to conduct or attempt to conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any activity that is prohibited by law. In addition, taking action which results in blocking access to this website by other users will be deemed an unauthorized use.
Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative monitoring at all times by Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors. You (User) are further advised that system administrators may provide evidence of possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to appropriate law enforcement officials. If you (User) do not wish to consent to monitoring, exit this system now.
Disclaimer of Liability and Reliability
In preparation of these pages, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. In particular, but without limiting anything here, Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors disclaim any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Pinellas County webpages. The information and data included in this website have been compiled by Pinellas County staff from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice to the User. Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors make no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, suitability, adequacy, sequence, accuracy or timeliness of such information and data.
In any situation where the official printed publications of Pinellas County differ from the text contained in this system, the official printed documents take precedence. THE SERVICES, INFORMATION AND DATA MADE AVAILABLE AT THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. PINELLAS COUNTY AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE CONDITION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS WEBSITE, ITS SUITABILITY FOR USE, OR THAT THIS WEB SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
Links to Third Parties’ Websites
There are links and pointers to third-party Internet websites contained in Pinellas County’s website. These sites linked from the Pinellas County website are not under the County’s control. Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors do not assume any responsibility or liability for any information, communications or materials available at such linked sites, or at any link contained in a linked site. Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors do not intend these third-party links to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities by the County, and are provided for convenience only. Each individual site has its own set of policies about what information is appropriate for public access. User assumes sole responsibility for use of third-party links and pointers.
Disclaimer of Damages
By using Pinellas County webpages, the User assumes all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk to User’s computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Pinellas County webpage, this site or User’s access to it. PINELLAS COUNTY AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES, OR LOST PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE INFORMATION OR LACK OF INFORMATION ON THE PINELLAS COUNTY WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, SERVICES, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF PINELLAS COUNTY AND/OR ANY OF ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors shall not be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole, or in part, by their actions, omissions or contingencies beyond their control, including in procuring, compiling or delivering the information, or arising out of any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the information regardless of how caused, or arising out of any user’s decision, or action taken or not taken in reliance upon information furnished.
Disclaimer of Association With User
User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the User and Pinellas County or its authorized agents or contractors as a result of this Agreement or use of this website. User agrees not to hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent or employee of Pinellas County and Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors shall not be liable for any representation, act or omission of the User.
Use of Photos and Images
All photos and images created with Pinellas County equipment become public record, however the recognizable person(s) used in County photography retain their individual rights concerning the use and control of their image.
Communications can assist with the application and usage of photography and/or images, but will not be responsible for violations of usage rights.
Use of Bulletin Board or any Other Communication or Interactive Forums
To the extent that this website contains or may in the future contain bulletin boards, discussion webs, chat rooms, or other message, interactive or communication facilities involving Pinellas County and other users (“Forums”), the User agrees to use such forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using a Forum, the User shall not violate the law by:
- Defaming, abusing, harassing, stalking, threatening or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publishing, posting, distributing or disseminating any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
- Uploading or downloading files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents.
- Deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded.
- Falsifying the origin or source of any material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Knowingly introducing viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage, alter or destroy this website or the operation of another’s computer system, network, software, program, documentation or data contained therein.
- Knowingly accessing or attempting to access or use Pinellas County’s computer system, computer network, or any part thereof, including this website, for the purpose of devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud; obtaining money property or services by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises; or committing theft, including but not limited to theft of proprietary information.
User agrees to (as available) send and receive electronic mail, engage in conferences and chats, download and upload files, and otherwise use this website only as permitted by these terms and conditions, any additional policies or procedures published in this website from time to time by Pinellas County, and applicable law.
Pinellas County and its authorized agents and contractors reserve the right to remove any contents of this website received from users for violations of Pinellas County forum use policies and other applicable regulations and law, including violations of others’ constitutional rights. Pinellas County reserves the right to edit any notices or postings for length if and when such length interferes with other users’ access to and use of this forum.
The User acknowledges that chats, conferences, bulletin boards, discussion webs and any other such interactive or communications’ forums hosted by this website are public and not private communications. Further, the User acknowledges that chats, posting conferences, discussion webs and other communications by other Users are not endorsed by Pinellas County or its agents or contractors, and such communications shall not be considered reviewed, screened or approved by Pinellas County.
As a condition of use of Pinellas County’s website, the User agrees to indemnify Pinellas County, its Commissioners, officers, employees and agents and contractors against any and all liability, expenses (including attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User’s use of this website, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Florida, USA. User consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Pinellas County, Florida, USA in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
Pinellas County’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of Pinellas County’s right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the User’s use of this website or information provided to or gathered by Pinellas County with respect to such use.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitation set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect.
Closing of Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and Pinellas County (and its contractors and agents) with respect to this website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the User and Pinellas County with respect to this website. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this website; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.