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Terms And Conditions Of Usage of the Ocala Police Department Website

It is important to read the following terms of use.
Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to abide by these terms.


1). The Ocala Police Department Website (the website) is created and designed for the purpose of communicating general information with users of the Internet by electronic means. The Ocala Police Department does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or confidentiality of any such communications. The internet should not be used to transmit any sensitive or confidential information to the Ocala Police Department as such information may be easily intercepted. Given the unreliable nature of Internet communications, information transmitted to the Ocala Police Department via electronic means may not be received at all, nor received or reviewed in a timely manner.

2). The Ocala Police Department Website should not be relied upon for emergency services and is in no way designed to serve as an alternative to the emergency services provided by 911 telephone service. If you have an emergency or important time-sensitive crime information, communicate this information with the Ocala Police Department by 911 emergency telephone service.

3). Trademark and Copyright 2009 by the Ocala Police Department, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All materials published on the Site are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by the Ocala Police Department, or the party listed as the provider of the content, software or other materials. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without the written permission of the Ocala Police Department.

4). The Ocala Police Department reserves the right to modify, update or alter these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications.

5). Communications made through this Site’s e-mail and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Ocala Police Department or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Ocala Police Department or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the Ocala Police Department is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.

6). This Website is an Official Ocala Police Department Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution under Federal, State, and local law. The Ocala Police Department 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.

7). Use of the NAME, INITIALS, LOGO, PATCH or SEAL of the Ocala Police Department (OPD) is restricted by law and may be used only with written permission of the Ocala Police Department..
8). 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 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 Site.

9). You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on this Site, nor shall you upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on the Site (i) any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent materials; (ii) any materials which infringe any intellectual property right of any third party or advertise or otherwise solicit funds or is a solicitation for goods and services; or (iii) any materials containing a virus or other harmful component. While the Ocala Police Department has no obligation to monitor the Site and is not responsible for the content of any messages, information or files transmitted on the Site, the Ocala Police Department reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to such messages, information or files which the Ocala Police Department, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use.

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