Lowndes County Sheriff's Office - Terms of Use

LEGAL NOTICE, DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE

Introduction:

By visiting www.lowndessheriff.com you agree to abide by the Terms of Use described below. We have created these rules and guidelines to protect you and to ensure that LCSO's website is safe for everybody. By agreeing to these terms, you are taking responsibility for your own actions. If you do not agree to the terms of use below, please do not access or use this site. Copyright © 2007 - 2008 Lowndes County Sheriff's Ofiice. All other rights reserved.

Legal Notice and Disclaimer:

LCSO obtains all information, downloadable files and software contained herein from sources believed by LCSO to be accurate and reliable. Because of the possibility of human and mechanical error as well as other factors, LCSO shall not be held responsible for any errors or omissions in the information, and/or downloadable files, and/or software available at the LCSO website. LCSO makes no representations, and expressly disclaims all responsibilities, about the suitability, for any purpose, of the information, downloadable files and/or software that are available to the user at the LCSO website. Information and software may be changed at any time without notice of any kind. The information and software on this site are provided "as is" without expressed or implied warranty of any kind. LCSO disclaims all warranties with regard to the information and/or software, including all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall LCSO be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or any other damages whatsoever, including without limitation, any loss of use, lost data, or lost profits or opportunity, or punitive damages, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort action, arising out of or in connection with the accuracy, use, or performance of the information, and/or downloadable files and/or software on LCSO's website.

Some U.S. states and foreign countries provide rights in addition to those above, or do not allow limitation or exclusion of implied warranties, or liability for incidental or consequential damages. Therefore, the above limitations may not apply to you or there may be state provisions that supersede the above. Any clause or any portion of a clause declared invalid shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the clause. These terms may only be amended in writing, must be signed by LCSO's authorized representatives, and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia.

Links to Third Party Sites :

The links to third parties contained within this website will allow you to leave LCSO's site. The sites that are linked to LCSO's site are not under the control of LCSO. LCSO is not, and shall not be, held responsible for the contents, in any way or form, of any linked site or of any link contained in a linked site. LCSO provides these links only as a convenience to you, the user of the website; and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by LCSO of the linked site.

Any rights not expressly granted by LCSO herein are expressly reserved.

LCSO Website Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms of Use
www.lowndessheriff.com:
The access to LCSO's site is provided free of charge to you by Lowndes County Sheriff's Office ("LCSO") under these Terms of Use. Although portions of LCSO's site may be viewed simply by visiting the site, in order to access the Crime Tips Section of the site and/or receive additional services from LCSO you may need to sign on as a guest or register as a member of LCSO's site. If you sign on to LCSO's site as a guest or if you register as a member of LCSO's site community, these Terms of Use will govern your use of LCSO's site, including access to message boards and other features.

BY SIGNING ON TO LCSO'S SITE AS A GUEST AND/OR BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND/OR BY SELECTING THE CRIME TIPS OPTIONS, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE AS SUCH TERMS MAY BE MODIFIED FROM TIME TO TIME.

These Terms of Use govern your use of LCSO's site and all services provided in connection with LCSO's site. LCSO shall not be liable to you for any breach of these Terms of Use. In addition, LCSO does not bear any fiduciary responsibility to any user of this website. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not register for or enter LCSO's site. The Terms of Use for your continued use of LCSO's site will be posted on the LCSO site. Please check this area before using LCSO's site to determine whether a change has been made to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these changes in the Terms of Use as they may occur, please arrange to terminate your registration with LCSO's site immediately (i) by notifying LCSO of your unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Use; and (ii) by discontinuing your use of LCSO's site. Your continued use of LCSO's site shall be construed as, and shall constitute your acceptance of any and all changes in the terms and conditions set forth herein.

From time to time LCSO may supplement these Terms of Use with additional Terms pertaining to specific content or events ("Additional Terms"), which Additional Terms may be placed on LCSO's site to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

Registration Information/Privacy Policy

Collection of Personal Information
When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as filling out forms, downloading software, or entering complaints, LCSO may ask you 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. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, LCSO may require that you provide certain personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information.

LCSO collects this information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. All information collected, regardless of type, will be protected pursuant to the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

If you would like your name deactivated from LCSO's lists, or if you would like to unsubscribe from LCSO's e-mail bulletins, please use the contact information below to request that LCSO deactivate you from its lists. Be sure to include your name, postal address, telephone number, information contained in your LCSO mailer, and/or other necessary information needed for deactivation.

LCSO will use reasonable efforts to honor your requests, but we appreciate your patience in allowing us a reasonable amount of time for processing.

Use of Cookies

When you visit www.lowndessheriff.com, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to analyze and improve our site, we use "cookies" to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will not be able to access those pages.)

While LCSO uses cookies to track your visit to www.lowndessheriff.com, and our Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided LCSO with personal information.

Please note that LCSO is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-LCSO Web sites to which www.lowndessheriff.com may link.

Users may send e-mail to us at admin@lowndessheriff.com with any further questions.

LCSO CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
120 Prison Farm Rd.
Valdosta, GA 31601

Main Office: 229-671-2900
Modifications of these Terms of Use

LCSO may modify these Terms of Use from time to time at its sole discretion. Each time you log on to LCSO's site, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes, unless you arrange to terminate your registration with LCSO's site immediately (i) by notifying LCSO of your unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Use; and (ii) by discontinuing your use of LCSO's site.

Modifications of the LCSO Site

LCSO may modify or discontinue LCSO's site with or without notice to you and without liability to you or to any third party.

Content of Messages

You also agree not to use LCSO's site to send or post on message boards or any place on LCSO's site, any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances. LCSO reserves the right to delete any such material from LCSO's site. LCSO will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies in the investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Use contained in this Section 5.

You agree not to post or use LCSO's site to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio files. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.

You acknowledge that (i) LCSO permits access to content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights ("Rights"); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Use and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may not post to LCSO's site, copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material subject to any Rights. The burden of determining that Rights do not protect any information, software, images or any other content on LCSO's site rests with you. You acknowledge that LCSO may acquire Rights to use any posted materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading such materials.

Third Party Services

Special routing icons may be included within LCSO's site, the activation of which will allow you to access and learn more about LCSO and other services provided by LCSO or its affiliates whereby the use of such icons is free of additional charge to you. When you access any of these services, your rights and obligations will be governed by the agreements and policies relating to the use of these services.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF LCSO'S SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. LCSO'S SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. LCSO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

LCSO MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT LCSO'S SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT LCSO'S SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES LCSO MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF LCSO'S SITE. LCSO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAVAILABILITY OR MALFUNCTION OF LCSO'S SITE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF LCSO'S SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT LCSO DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION IN OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH LCSO'S SITE. LCSO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER LCSO NOR ITS MEMBERS, WHILE SUCH MEMBERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN LCSO'S SITE, ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, BUSINESS, INVESTING, COUNSELING OR OTHER ADVISORY SERVICES. LCSO ENCOURAGES YOU TO SEEK APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR CARE FOR ANY SITUATION OR PROBLEM THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

LCSO SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED, SUGGESTED OR REFERENCED IN THIS SERVICE AREA. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN LCSO'S SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM LCSO OR THROUGH LCSO'S SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

LCSO MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH LCSO'S SITE OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH LCSO'S SITE.

LCSO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT ON THE INTERNET OR WORLD WIDE WEB PAGES THAT IS CONTAINED OUTSIDE LCSO'S SITE. AS A CONVENIENCE TO LCSO'S USERS, LCSO MAY PROVIDE LINKS TO RESOURCES THAT ARE BEYOND LCSO'S CONTROL. LCSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY OR LEGALITY OF ANY SITES TO WHICH LCSO MAY PROVIDE LINKS, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY CLAIM YOU MIGHT HAVE AGAINST LCSO WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SITES.

Limitation of Liability

LCSO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE LCSO'S SITE OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH LCSO'S SITE OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF LCSO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Promotional Messages

LCSO may, from time to time, send e-mail messages to you containing advertisements, promotions, etc. LCSO makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content of any such e-mail messages or services that may be obtained from LCSO, and you agree that LCSO shall not have any liability with respect thereto.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold each officer and/or employee of LCSO, its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of LCSO's site, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Applicable Law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions thereof. The sole jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be Georgia State and U.S. Federal courts sitting in the County of Lowndes or, the Georgia State and U.S. Federal courts having within their jurisdiction the location of LCSO's principal place of business. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys' fees.

Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You

In the event that LCSO determines, at its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms of Use, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the community of LCSO's site, LCSO reserves the right to (i) warn you via e-mail that you have violated these Terms of Use; (ii) delete any content provided by you or your agent(s) to LCSO's site, (iii) delete all content provided by you to LCSO's site, (iv) discontinue your registration with LCSO's site and/or any other LCSO community; (v) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (vi) any other action which LCSO deems to be appropriate.

Miscellaneous

In the event that any provision of the Terms of Use conflicts with the law under which the Terms of Use are to be construed or if any such provisions are held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Use, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce strict performance by the other party of any provision of the Terms of Use or to exercise any right under the Terms of Use will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.

LCSO may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use and upon such assignment LCSO may be relieved of any further obligation hereunder.

You represent to LCSO that you have the authority to register with LCSO's site according to these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use and any Additional Terms (as such terms shall be identified when posted on LCSO's site by LCSO) constitute the entire understanding between the parties as to the subject matter herein, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings. Any legally unenforceable provision of these Terms of Use will, at the election of LCSO, be deleted or modified to correct the defect and, regardless, the remainder of the terms of these Terms of Use will remain valid and enforceable.

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