Terms of Use

PBSO Terms of Use Policy

Information on the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office computer systems is made available as a public service, without express or implied warranties of any kind, and is subject to the following disclaimers:

1. ACCURACY, CHANGES, AND CONTINUITY OF SERVICE

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (Agency) tries to ensure that the information made available on PBSO.ORG Web sites is accurate and complete. Due to factors beyond the control of the Agency, however, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of information or errors made in inputting and posting data. The Agency may make changes to a Web page at any time to update, add, or correct the information made available. The Agency may elect to charge a fee for accessing or using information from the Agency's computer system, or may suspend or discontinue making the information available.

2. NO WARRANTIES

The Agency disclaims any express or implied warranties related to making its computer system available for public use, and for any materials, information, graphics, products, or processes contained within its computer system. It makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any responsibility for the use of information on the Agency's Web sites or computer system/s, or for the computer system's fitness for any general or particular purpose. Nor does the Agency warrant that the use of information on the Agency's system will not infringe or violate the rights of others. The public is granted access to information on the Agency's computer system on a strictly "as is" basis. The Agency denies responsibility for the conduct of its users.

3. EXTERNAL LINKS; PERSONAL OPINIONS

Agency computer resources and materials may contain hypertext or other links to external Internet sites. These are provided only for your convenience. Any information, materials, personal opinions, or endorsements of products or services appearing on external sites are not controlled, sponsored, or approved by the Agency. The Agency disclaims legal responsibility for any information, materials or services made available on external sites, and for the personal opinions of individuals posted on any site, regardless of whether the Agency operates the site, unless the personal opinions are official opinions issued by members of the Agency administration. No other sections of this disclaimer statement are applicable to external sites beyond the control of the Agency.

4. COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS

The Agency has made the content of certain pages of its Web sites available to the public. Anyone may view or copy this data for personal or informational use without owing an obligation to the Agency if the documents are not modified in any respect, and unless otherwise stated on the particular materials or information to which a restriction on free use applies. The Agency makes no warranty, however, that the materials contained within these pages are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. The Agency disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from its Web sites. Reproduction or distribution of information found within these web pages (including the design and layout of the pages) is expressly forbidden unless specific permission is obtained through the Agency's administration.

5. ASSUMPTION OF RISK OF USE

One who uses the information available for public use on the Agency's computer system assumes the risk of using or relying on such information. Neither the Agency, its employees, nor its agents shall be liable for any damages, including indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages a user incurs as a result of viewing, distributing, or copying materials on the sites made available to the public, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

6. MONITORING AND PROTECTING THE SYSTEM FROM INTRUSION

All Agency computer systems are subject to monitoring to assure proper functioning of the system and to provide security for the computer system's operation. By using the computer systems you are consenting to the exercise of such monitoring practices. The Agency reserves the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent and investigate anyone attempting to modify, deface, delete, or otherwise tamper with or abuse an Agency Web site, server, database, information system, or other Agency technology asset.

7. LAW AND JURISDICTION

The materials made available for public use on the Agency's Web sites are from computer systems located within the Agency, and are for the use and benefit of the citizens of Palm Beach County, Florida. Any person who uses these systems or attempts to gain access to information or materials on these systems is subject to the jurisdiction of the Agency. Any dispute arising from a person using or attempting to use information or materials on the Agency's Web sites shall be determined in accordance with local laws and in the courts of Palm Beach County, Florida.

8. CONDITIONAL SERVICES AMENDMENT TO THE DISCLAIMER STATEMENT ON PBSO.ORG

Certain services and features on the PBSO.ORG Internet sites are labeled as "conditional services." This signifies that the service or feature may be a pilot project or makes use of publicly available external Web services offered by governmental or commercial entities. These external resources are used to provide specific services to the Agency's Web users that the Agency is unable to offer/host/configure locally due to resource limitations. Some conditional services may require specific browser configurations (e.g., JavaScript-support, cookies, etc.) and are provided "as is" without support from the Agency. Conditional services offered on the PBSO.ORG Internet site may be removed at any time without notice if the external service is determined to not meet the needs of PBSO.ORG. Use of a commercial Web service does not serve as an endorsement by the Agency, nor is the Agency responsible for any data inaccuracies or omissions provided by external services.