Usage of Cookies
We analyze user traffic patterns on our web portal from information automatically provided by your browser when you visit our site. We use the statistical information gathered to measure site and server performance and continually improve the content of our sites to better serve you. The City does not use the information automatically collected to ascertain personally identifiable information.
Information Provided by You
Information volunteered by you through your filling out of our optional online feedback form is used to help us enhance our web sites, and may be shared with City of Hercules and contractors for that purpose. We do not sell, rent, or publish any of our visitors' personal or private information. We do not reveal specific information about subscribers or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Freedom of Information Act or other law. In addition, we endeavor to restrict employee access to any personal information except where necessary to perform required duties.
Links to Other Sites
The Web site contains hyperlinks to web sites created & maintained by organizations other than the City of Hercules. These links are provided for your reference and convenience only. The City of Hercules does not control other web sites and is not responsible for their content; nor does the City of Hercules's inclusion of links to such web sites imply any endorsement of the material, products, or services on the web sites or any association with their operators. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not necessarily apply to those sites as they are not under our control. We suggest contacting these sites directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies. To avoid confusion all external links will appear in a new separate browser window.
We monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the site. Anyone using this Web site expressly consents to such monitoring. We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
Thank you for visiting the City of Hercules web site and reviewing our accessibility statement. The pages on this site have been reviewed and revised to be accessible to individuals with disabilities. The City of Hercules is continually striving to meet the needs of its citizens. The design and development of the City of Hercules website ensures that web sites created by the City of Hercules serve the largest possible audience. Compliance with general accessibility principles provides an added benefit to those users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections and/or no multi-media capabilities on their computer. We do our best to support the following Internet browsers: Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer versions 5.5 and newer.
The City of Hercules operates and maintains this official Web site to provide citizens, businesses and visitors with information about City programs, services, projects, issues, events and activities. This information is intended to offer quick, convenient and easy access for those wishing to learn about the City of Hercules. The City Web site is administered and maintained by the City and its webmaster. City staff updates the Web site regularly, and every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on the site. The information is provided as a public service, and the City of Hercules assumes no liability for any inaccuracies the Web site may contain. Please feel free to notify the City of Hercules of any errors you discover on the Web site.
Each department within the City of Hercules is responsible for content relating to it.
United States and foreign copyright laws and international conventions protect the contents of the Site. You agree to abide by all copyright notices.
Some links on the Site lead to websites that are not operated by the City of Hercules. The City of Hercules does not control these websites nor do we review or control their content. The City of Hercules provides these links to users for convenience. The linkage does not imply an endorsement of products, services, or information, and does not imply an association between the City of Hercules and the operators of the linked website.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Hercules and its employees from any and all liabilities and costs incurred by Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising from any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions of Use, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs. You agree to cooperate as fully as may be reasonably possible in the defense of any such claim. The City of Hercules reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You in turn shall not settle any matter without the written consent of the City of Hercules.
Disclaimer of Warranty
You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Site, or any material available through this Site, is at your own risk. Neither the City of Hercules nor its employees warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted, problem-free, free of omissions, or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site. The content and function of the Site are provided to you "as is," without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, or "currentness".
Limitation of Liability
In no event will the City of Hercules or its employees be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other damages.
This site is designed for optimum viewing on 800 by 600 screen resolution using Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 5.5 or higher. While the site can be viewed using version 5, version 5.5 or higher is required to use our online applications. See below for more information.
- Internet Explorer 5.5 and later
- Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and later
- Netscape 6.1 and later
Our online applications are designed for these configurations:
- Operating system
Our applications are tested using Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
General Terms of the Agreement
Modification of the Agreement
The City of Hercules maintains the right to modify these Terms and Conditions of Use without notice. However, at the discretion of the City of Hercules, the City of Hercules may do so by posting notice of such modifications on this page. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance of such modification. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions of Use.
You agree to access and use the Site only for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to your use of the Site. By accessing the Site, you agree that you will not:
- Use the Site to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to conduct that which would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to a civil liability;
- Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable content;
- Use the Site to impersonate other parties or entities;
- Use the Site to upload any content that contains a software virus, "Trojan Horse" or any other computer code, files, or programs that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of the Site or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses the Site;
- Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under a contractual relationship;
- Alter, damage, or delete any content posted on the site;
- Disrupt the normal flow of communication in any way;
- Claim a relationship with or speak for any business, association, or other organization for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship;
- Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation;
- Post any material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of another; or
- Collect or store personal information about others.
Termination of Use
The City of Hercules may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access and use of this Site without notice and for any reason, including for violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use or for other conduct which the City of Hercules, in its sole discretion, believes is unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the Site, and the City of Hercules will use whatever means possible to enforce this termination.
All images and text on the City of Hercules Web site are copyrighted by the City of Hercules and are protected by applicable laws. Republication or redistribution of this content, including by framing or by similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the City of Hercules.
If you have any questions or concerns about the City of Hercules online policy for this site or its implementation or if you find incorrect information or to seek permissions that fall outside of the guidelines above, you can contact the City of Hercules.