Legal and Privacy Policies
Your use of the Thomas County Board of Commissioners Web Site (hereinafter referred to as the "Web Site") constitutes your agreement to abide by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept any of the terms below, do not use this Web Site.
ACCEPTABLE USE. This Web Site may be used only for lawful purposes.
PROHIBITED USE. All uses of this Web Site which are in violation of any federal, state or local law, policy or the laws and/or policies of any other governing entity, or of any of these terms and conditions is strictly prohibited.
Users of this Web Site shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on this Web Site, nor shall users upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on this Web Site
While TCBOC has no obligation to monitor the Web Site and is not responsible for the content of any messages, information or files transmitted on the Web Site, TCBOC reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to such messages, information or files which TCBOC, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of these terms. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution under Federal, State, and local law.
COMMUNICATIONS. TCBOC does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or confidentiality of any communication/information contained in this Web Site. This Web Site should not be used to transmit any sensitive or confidential information to TCBOC since such information may be easily intercepted. Given the unreliable nature of Internet communications, information transmitted to TCBOC via electronic means may not be received at all, nor received or reviewed in a timely manner.
TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Other materials other than those listed above, published on the Web Site may also be protected by trademark/copyright, and owned or controlled by TCBOC or the party listed as the provider of the content, software or other materials. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited.
UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download or copy any downloadable materials, displayed on the Web Site for home, noncommercial and personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the Web Site.
MODIFICATION OF TERMS. TCBOC reserves the right to modify, change, update or alter these terms at any time without notice. Your continued use of this Web Site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications.
NOT LEGAL NOTICE. Communications made through this Web Site's e-mail or any other messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to TCBOC or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against TCBOC or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to TCBOC is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.
CONSENT TO MONITORING. TCBOC and its agents may monitor and audit the usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.
LINKS. The information provided on this Web Site and links to other related Web Sites, are provided as a courtesy to Web Site visitors only, and are in no manner an endorsement, recommendation or approval of any person, any product or any service contained on any other Web Site. TCBOC does not endorse or support any of the advertising that may be contained on any linked site.
DISCLAIMER. TCBOC is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Web Site or with respect to the material contained on the Web Site, including without limitation, any material posted on the Web Site. TCBOC attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on this Web Site. Any errors or omissions should be reported to TCBOC. This Web Site AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TCBOC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY TCBOC, OR A THIRD PARTY.
DISCLAIMER /CHANGES TO WEB SITE. TCBOC may change the information contained in the Web Site at any time and without notice. TCBOC assumes no liability of damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.
DISCLAIMER/ENDORSEMENTS. Some of the material contained in this Web Site may be supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, or other information supplied by third parties or users do not necessarily state or reflect those of TCBOC. If any reference is made to any specific commercial entity, organization, company, product or service, it should not be construed as an endorsement, promotion, recommendation, favoring or advertisement by TCBOC.
LOCATION OF WEB SITE. TCBOC operates this Web Site from its offices in Thomas County, Georgia, and makes no representations that materials in this Web Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Web Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
GOVERNING LAW. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia as applied to agreements made and to be performed entirely therein. Any action brought to enforce the Terms and Conditions or in connection with this Web Site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts in Thomas County, Georgia.
Be aware that information you submit to the Thomas County Board of Commissioners ("TCBOC") via this web site may be legally deemed public information under the laws of the State of Georgia. In some cases, we may be required to disclose such information to third parties in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
We collect and store statistical information that tracks the usage of our web site. This includes, but is not limited to, the number of visitors to the site, the specific areas they visit, the name and domain of the host from which a user accesses the Internet, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a user's computer, and the user's browser software/operating system. This information does not personally identify a user.
From time to time, we may set and access "cookies" on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
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.
By sending us an e-mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., your name, address, e-mail address, etc.). This information may be disclosed to others in accordance with the public records law and other legal requirements. We may store this information in order to respond to the request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your e-mail. If you choose not to provide us with your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to respond to or investigate the issue about which you contacted us.
E-mail is not necessarily secure against interception and may be subject to public information disclosure requirements.
Forms and Other Online Submissions:
TCBOC may ask visitors who request certain specific information to fill out an online form. For example, if you are applying for employment by using an online form, you will be asked to provide your name, address and other personal data. From time to time, other information may be collected through questionnaires, feedback forms or other means that enable us to determine a user's interests and needs, help us improve our web site, or for other purposes.
We may share personally identifying information with TCBOC departments and personnel, other law enforcement or government agencies, other third parties in the course of carrying out our normal business operations and in accordance with Georgia law. We may disclose information about inmates, wanted suspects, missing persons, etc. as required in the normal course of our duties. We do not rent or sell personal information about users.
Links to Other (third party) Websites:
Accessing Public Information:
You have certain rights regarding accessing the public information we collect on this web site. Contact TCBOC through the email address or telephone number noted on our web site for more information.
Disclaimer of Liability:
TCBOC is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Web Site or with respect to the material contained on the Web Site, including without limitation, any material posted on the Web Site. TCBOC attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on this Web Site. Any errors or omissions should be reported to TCBOC. This Web Site AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TCBOC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY TCBOC, OR A THIRD PARTY.