TOWN OF NEW BALTIMORE WEBSITE POLICY

Purpose and Goal: The Town of New Baltimore maintains its website (www.townofnewbaltimore.org) for the purpose of providing information to residents and visitors regarding New Baltimore and the services provided by the Town, other government agencies and public utilities. In addition, the Town may post information about or links to information from other organizations serving the community if the information is of general interest regarding cultural, educational or recreational activities and is consistent with or furthers the goals and purposes of the Town’s website. The Town does not intend its website to become a public or limited public forum by which public discourse, exchange of opinions or discussion on issues of any nature may occur.

Links: The Town may allow links to websites of other organizations if the information is consistent with the purpose and goals stated above. Examples of the types of organizations which the Town will allow links to include:
Other governmental agencies serving Town residents
  • Public utilities (gas, electric, water, sewer, garbage, recycling, telephone, cable television) serving the Town
  • Public and private elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools and educational institutions, located in the New Baltimore area.
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is promoting businesses and/or tourism in New Baltimore
  • Museums, libraries, historical organizations and similar organizations that provide cultural resources to residents and visitors of the Town
  • Sports leagues primarily serving New Baltimore residents
  • Hospitals
  • Entities that have an existing, co-sponsor relationship with the Town
  • Churches and places of worship within New Baltimore
  • Veterans organizations
The Town will not allow links to websites for: candidates for political office; political organizations or advocacy groups; corporate or other for-profit organizations, unless otherwise approved through separate agreement; media; individual or personal sites; sites containing obscene material.

Event Calendar: The Town maintains an “Event Calendar” on its website. This calendar shall be used only to list events sponsored by the Town.

Community Announcements: The Town may use its website to post brief announcements regarding upcoming events in the community. Such announcements will be limited to events sponsored or co-sponsored by the Town and organizations within the Town.

Requests for Use of Town Website: Entities and organizations wishing to establish external links on the Town’s website or to post items on the Event Calendar or Announcements, must submit a written request to the Town which shall contain all information necessary to verify the facts stated and to establish that the proposed link or posting complies with this policy. The Town of New Baltimore reserves the right to: 1) deny an external link applications as to any person, business or organization when it is determined, following review of a complete application, that the entity or organization for which the request is made does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; 2) deny an external link request as to any person, business or organization which fails to provide all required information, or fails to provide truthful information; 3) remove any external link if the nature of the organization or business to which the link related no longer complies with the Town’s policy; 4) to discontinue an external link at any time if the linked website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, immoral or incorrect information at any time; or 5) to revise this policy without prior notice when to do so is deemed to be in the best interests of the Town.

Use of Town Logo and website images: The Town of New Baltimore Logo is a trademark of the Town and may not be used without the express written permission of the Town. Any use of materials stored on the Town’s website is prohibited without the written permission of the Town of New Baltimore. The Town of New Baltimore retains all intellectual property rights including copyrights on all text, graphic images and other content. This means that the following acts or activities are prohibited without prior, written permission from the Town of New Baltimore: 1) modification and/or reuse of text images or other web content from a Town server; 2) distribution of the Town’s web content; or 3) “mirror” the Town’s information on a non-Town server.

Disclaimer: The materials and information contained on or obtained from the Town’s website, are distributed and transmitted “as is” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties to title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Information contained on the Town’s website, including information obtained from external links thereon, is provided without any representation of any kind as to accuracy or content and should be verified by the user. The Town of New Baltimore is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the website and/or the materials contained on the site whether the materials contained on the website are provided by the Town of New Baltimore or a third party.

Adopted by the Town Board on April 13, 2009