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About The City of Bakersfield Website:

Site Requirements 

This site is regularly tested with Microsoft Internet Explorer and this browser is strongly recommended because it correctly supports cascading style sheets (CSS), which are used to define fonts and colors throughout the site. We recommend you have current versions of the following software installed to view webpages and media correctly:

Accessibility Statement

The City of Bakersfield maintains its website to allow general accessibility using standards set forth in Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C).

Images on the site contain 'alt tags' with descriptions of the image that aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader rather than reading the site.

Major reports and other special publications are made available on the City's Web site are generally available in html. However, in many cases we publish a document using Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). For details on how PDF files can be translated to text for screen readers, visit Access Adobe.

While we are committed to making our Website accessible to any and all users, we recognize that not all pages may be ADA compliant at this time. We welcome comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information please contact the webmaster.

Disclaimer

The City of Bakersfield, herein “City” does not warrant or make representations or endorsements as to the quality, content, accuracy, or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links and other items contained on this website or any other website. Such materials have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice from City. Certain materials contained herein may be entitled to copyright, service mark or trademark protection under state and federal law. Such materials remain the property of their respective owners, and the unauthorized use or republication of those materials may be subject to a legal action for infringement. Except to the extent allowed by law, the use or republication of the materials contained on this website is prohibited without the written permission of City.

Our Mobile web applications may not be used while violating Federal, State, or local laws, such as while driving a vehicle, and should only be used within the bounds of common sense. Do not place yourself in danger by stopping or standing in the street in order to use this application or by using it while operating machinery.

Communications made through e-mail and mobile applications shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to City or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives where notice to City is required by any contract, federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.

The City respects your privacy and will endeavor to use any requested data solely for purposes of conducting official business. However, you should be aware of the fact that correspondence, e-mail, and other documents submitted to City may have to be made available for public review and inspection as well as photocopying by members of the public in accordance with California law.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

You expressly understand and agree that:

(a) use of this application is at your sole risk. The application is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. The city expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
(b) City and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors make no warranty that:
(i) the application or web page will meet your requirements;
(ii) the application or web page will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free;
(iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the application or web page will be accurate or reliable;
(iv) any errors in the software will be corrected;
(v) the application or web page will be free from corruption, viruses, hacking, or other security intrusion.

Limitation of liability

You expressly understand and agree that City shall not be liable to you for any punitive, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from:
(a) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the services;
(b) any conduct or content of any third party on the services, including without limitation, any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third parties;
(c) any content obtained from the services;
(d) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not City has been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

You expressly agree that City is not responsible for any contact or interaction between you and any other user of the application or we site and that you bear the sole risk of transmitting through the application any content, including information which identifies you or your location.

You agree that the negation of damages set forth above is a fundamental element of the basis of the bargain between City and you and that the foregoing limitation of liability is an agreed upon allocation of risk between you and City. You acknowledge that absent your agreement to this limitation of liability City would not provide the application or web site to you.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold City and its Mayor, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand (including reasonable attorneys' fees) made by any third party due to or arising out of:
(a) Content you submit or otherwise make available through the web page or application,
(b) your use of the web page or application,
(c) your connection to the web page or application,
(d) your violation of this Agreement,
(e) your violation of any Rights of another.

NO COMMERCIAL REUSE OF THE WEB PAGE OR APPLICATION

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion or use of, or access to, the web page or application.

MODIFICATIONS TO THE WEB PAGE OR APPLICATION

City reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the web page or application (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that City shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the web page or application (or any part thereof).

CONTENT SUBMITTED ON THE WEB PAGE OR APPLICATION

With respect to content you submit the web page or application, City may use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, and publicly display such content for the purposes of promoting the web page or application or any other City-related efforts. This right does not terminate.

City of Bakersfield Privacy Notice
In the State of California, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by government agencies. At the same time there are exceptions to the public’s right to access records provided by both state and federal laws. These exceptions include the privacy of individuals.

Information collected at this website becomes public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by the public unless an exception exists in the law. During your visit to ci.bakersfield.ca.us, information that is not readily identifiable to an individual is automatically collected and stored. This information is used to improve our web services. For more detail on our privacy policy, please see the following:

  • Information Collected and How It Is Used
  • Personal Information and Choice
  • Public Disclosure
  • Access and Correction of Personal Information
  • Cookies
  • Security

    Information Collected and How It Is Used

    If you do nothing during your visit to ci.bakersfield.ca.us but browse, read pages or download information, the following information is automatically collected and stored:

    1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address, but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. The Internet Protocol Address is used to direct Internet traffic to you;
    2. The date and time you visited the site; and
    3. The web pages or services you accessed at this site.

    The information automatically collected or stored is used to improve the content of the web services and to help to understand how people are using the services. The website logs are not personally identifiable, and no attempt is made to link them with the individuals that browse the website.

    If, during your visit to BakersfieldCity.us, you participate in a survey or send an e-mail, the following additional information will be collected:

    Surveys: any information you volunteered in response to a survey including any personal identification information provided;E-mails: the e-mail address, contents of the e-mail and any personal identification/contact information you provide;All information collected is retained in accordance with California Government Code Section 34090 et. seq.
    Your e-mail address is used to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.

    Information also may be used for authorized law enforcement investigations.
    Except for the above purposes, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

    Personal Information and Choice

    “ Personal Information” is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
    No personal information about you is collected unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail or participating in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use any other feature of BakersfieldCity.us.

    If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it (see California Government Code Section 6254.20). Non-personal information requested or volunteered, however, is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

    Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

    Public Disclosure

    In the State of California, the Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et. seq.) exists to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state or local government entities. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs: the privacy of individuals in included among those exceptions.
    In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the California Public Records Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the California Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.

    Access and Correction of Personal Information
    You can review any personal information BakersfieldCity.us collects about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information section below.

    Cookies

    What is a Cookie?
    A cookie is a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and may either be used only during your session (a “session” cookie) or may be stored on your computer’s hard drive (a “persistent” cookie). Cookies can contain data about user movement during the visit to the website. If your browser software is set to allow cookies, a website can send it own cookie to you. A website that has set a cookie con only access those cookies it has sent to you, it cannot access cookies sent to you by other sites.

    Why Are Cookies Used on Websites?
    Cookies are one mechanism for maintaining continuity during a user’s visit to a website. They allow data to be maintained for a user’s benefit as they navigate a site. This is referred to as “session” or “state management” cookie. These cookies go away when you terminate your visit to the website as they are maintained only in your browser’s active memory during your session. Cookies may also be stored on your computer so that you can be recognized by a website on subsequent visits. They can be read by the website that set them whenever you enter the website. They are often used on websites that require you to log in to save you entering all of your log-in information. They may store information on your unique identifier and the areas of the website you have visited before. These cookies are stored on your computer’s hard drive after you have left the website and consequent are often referred to as “persistent” cookies.

    Choices about Cookies
    You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

    Practices Regarding Cookies
    When ci.bakersfield.ca.us uses session cookies, the information on these cookies would be retained by the site in a table that lists the unique identifiers of those currently using the site only while the user’s session is active.

    Security
    This website has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its computing infrastructure and data, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, and auditing. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire site. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal or other advice. This information should not be construed as warranting as fail-proof the security of information provided through BakersfieldCity.us.

    For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the City of Bakersfield uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

    Contact Information: To offer comments about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, please email the webmaster.