City of Springfield Website Policies & Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Thank you for using the official web site of the City of Springfield, Massachusetts. We hope this web site serves to make your dealings with your city government easier and more efficient. Our terms of use are modeled after those of Mass.Gov, official portal for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and also adhere to all relevant requirements set out by the U.S. government regulating the appropriate use of .Gov domain names.

This document contains terms of use for the SpringfieldMA.Gov and all other web site domains owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Mass. including, and others. By using the City of Springfield, Mass. Web site you agree to these terms and conditions. In addition, you should also review the Springfield-MA.Gov privacy policy to learn about information collected by Springfield-MA.Gov, what that information is used for, and how it may be shared.

For your convenience, Springfield-MA.Gov contains hypertext or other links to external Internet sites that are not provided or maintained by the City. Please note that the City cannot guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of these external sites. In addition, the inclusion of links to non-governmental sites is not intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

All of the material posted on the City of Springfield, Mass. Websites and accessible to the public without use of an authenticating and authorizing mechanism (such as a "PIN" or password) is public record. Most of the public record posted on City Websites can be copied and used for any purpose. For example, all ordinances and regulations are public record.

With respect to material copyrighted by the City, including the design, layout, and other features of Springfield-MA.Gov, the City forbids any copying or use other than "fair use" under the Copyright Act. "Fair use" includes activities such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and other related activities. In addition, please be advised that Springfield-MA.Gov makes use of materials (including, but not limited to, photographs) copyrighted by third parties, which also cannot be copied or used for use other than "fair use" without permission of the copyright owner. If you want to make use other than "fair use" of any copyrighted information on this Web site, you must seek permission directly from the copyright owner.

The City makes no warranty that the materials contained within Springfield-MA.Gov are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. The City disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from Springfield-MA.Gov.

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