City Web Policies
Conditions of Use
External Linking Policy
Open Data Policy
Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the user. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the City of Sacramento does not certify the authenticity of any information that is provided on this website. Under no circumstances will the City of Sacramento be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source nor will the City be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.
Conditions of Use
By visiting the City of Sacramento website, users agree that they will not use the site for any unlawful activity, or use it in any way that would violate the terms and conditions of use. This website is governed and construed by the laws of the State of California. Any use of the website shall comply with all Sacramento City and California laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations. Unized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. We monitor network traffic to identify unized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the City's website. Anyone using this Web site expressly consents to such monitoring.
External Linking Policy
The City website contains links to local, state and federal government agencies and to other, non-government websites. In establishing and maintaining its official website, the City does not intend to create any forum or other means for public discourse. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of the permitted external links is to provide information about the City for residents, businesses and visitors. The City does not endorse or provide preferential treatment to any third party websites or associated organizations or persons. Since the City does not control third party websites, it does not warrant that third party websites are accurate or reliable or that they have operational links. The user acknowledges and agrees that the City of Sacramento is not liable in any way for the content, accuracy, reliability, viewpoints, policies, or products provided by these external resources.
It is the City's policy to limit external links to the following entities and organizations: a) Other governmental agencies; b) Entities with which the City has an existing formal, contractual relationship; c) Commercial entities that provide information or services that enhance the usability of the City's web site for visitors. In addition, the City reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to: a) Deny a link that does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; b) Deny or discontinue an external link at any time if the website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, infringing or incorrect information; c) Remove any external link if the nature of the organization to which the link relates no longer complies with the City's external link policy; d) Revise this policy without prior notice when the City considers such revision to be in its best interests.
We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us voluntarily. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party, unless we are legally required to do so.
We analyze user traffic patterns on our website from information that is automatically provided to us by your browser when you visit our site. This information includes the IP address of your computer or network, the date, time, and page you visited on our site, your browser and operating system, and the referring page (the last web page you visited before clicking on a link to our site). We use the aggregated information from all of our visitors to measure server performance and improve the content of our site. We also track the keywords that are entered into our search engine service to measure interest in specific topics, but we do not track which terms a particular user enters.
The City of Sacramento uses linking and searching capabilities to navigate publicly available information from many websites that are not part of our website. The privacy policies and procedures described here will most likely not apply to those external sites. We suggest contacting these sites directly if you want information on their data collection and distribution policies.
Our goal is to provide maximum access for all users of the City's website. Therefore, our website uses universal design principles, which include the following:
- The website is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
- The website accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
- The website is easy to understand and use, regardless of the user's experience, or current concentration level.
- The website communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.
- The website minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
- The website can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.
For additional information, please see the City's accessibility statement.