Terms of Service
Notice to City
Communications made through the City of Ocean Springs Web site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the City of Ocean Springs, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents with respect to any existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against the City of Ocean Springs or any of its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents where notice is required by federal, state, or local law. No communication to the City of Ocean Springs made through this Web site shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.
Materials and information on the City of Ocean Springs Web site are provided as a public service and intended to afford general guidelines on matters of public interest. Accordingly, the information in this site is not intended to serve as legal, accounting or tax advice. Except for the third party materials described below, the materials and information on this site were generated, compiled, or assembled at public expense and are freely available for non-commercial, non-profit making use, provided the user keeps intact all associated copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. The materials and information on this site may not be “mirrored” on another server without the written permission of The City of Ocean Springs.
Attempts to upload information or change information on the City of Ocean Springs Web site are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by the City. This prohibition does not apply to a user’s submission of information via an on-line form created by the City of Ocean Springs for that purpose.
Ocean Springs Municipal Code prohibits the use of the seal of the City of Ocean Springs in connection with any merchandise, impersonation, solicitation, or commercial activity in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the City of Ocean Springs.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Mississippi, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. You agree that any action at law or equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal court located in Jackson County, Mississippi and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such court for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any of these terms or provisions shall be deemed unlawful, void, or any reason unenforceable, then that term or provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining terms and provisions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms and provisions. This is the entire agreement relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing and signed by all authorized parties.
Restrictions on Use of Materials
This site is operated and maintained by the City of Ocean Springs. Except as provided herein, no material or information from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed except as authorized in this notice, expressly authorized within this site, or approved in writing.
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the City of Ocean Springs Web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the City of Ocean Springs’ permission. We request only that the City of Ocean Springs is cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or City of Ocean Springs, as appropriate.
If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.
Using or modifying this site’s materials and information for commercial or profit-making purposes is prohibited and may violate the copyrights and/or other proprietary rights of the City of Ocean Springs or third parties.
The City of Ocean Springs respects the intellectual property of others and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the City of Ocean Springs’ Designated Agent the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement by you, made under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Mississippi, that the above information in your Notice to the City of Ocean Springs is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
This notice of claimed infringement of copyright DOES NOT constitute a waiver of the requirements of Mississippi Code Section 11-46-1 et seq.
The City of Ocean Springs’ Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on its Web site is the office of the City Clerk which can be reached as follows:
By mail: City Clerk, City of Ocean Springs, P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
By delivery: City Clerk, City of Ocean Springs, 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than the City of Ocean Springs Web site.
Social Media Policy
Mayor Dobson and the City of Ocean Springs operate social media accounts, such as Facebook, for the purpose of disseminating information about the City itself, as well as discussing the policies and goals of the Mayor and his administration. Comments to the page should be confined to the topic of the City’s posting. The official City accounts are not intended to be open places of discussion on any topic upon which a visitor to the account wishes to opine. Comments that are clearly off-topic, obscene, or threatening to elected officials or other members of the public will be removed upon identification by the City. Visitors who repeatedly violate this policy may be blocked and unable to comment further on the official City accounts.
Some materials and information used on the City of Ocean Springs Web site were generated by third parties who have consented to the City’s use or placement of such materials on this site. These materials are owned by those parties. The use of these third-party materials for any purpose is prohibited. Persons seeking to use or modify third party materials for any purpose should contact the owner of such materials directly. These materials include icons and graphics used in links to other organizations’ sites, as well as various items of general content.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the City of Ocean Springs. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on the City of Ocean Springs Web site do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the City of Ocean Springs, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
Disclaimer for Hypertext Links
The City of Ocean Springs Web site may contain hypertext links to other sites on the Internet. The City of Ocean Springs is not responsible for the content, quality, or accuracy of any off-site materials referenced or linked through the City of Ocean Springs Web site. By using the City of Ocean Springs Web site, the User acknowledges and accepts that the City of Ocean Springs is not responsible for any materials stored on other Internet sites, nor it is liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials found on other Internet sites and that the risk of injury from viewing, hearing, downloading, or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.
Links from the City of Ocean Springs Web site to other sites on the Internet do not constitute an endorsement of the City of Ocean Springs. These links are provided for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content, quality, and accuracy of materials or information obtained from other sites.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
THE CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY IMPROPER OR INCORRECT USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY USER’S USE OF THEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS) REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, OR DESTRUCTION OF DATA, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.
Users are encouraged to consult with appropriate and accredited professional advisors for advice concerning specific matters before making any decision, and the City of Ocean Springs disclaims any responsibility for positions taken by individuals or corporations in their individual cases or for any misunderstanding and losses, directly or indirectly, on the part of the users.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES / ACCURACY AND USE OF INFORMATION
THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND TITLE TO ANY OF THE MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, OR THROUGH LINKS TO OTHER SITES, IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. USER (AND NOT THE CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS) ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.
CHANGES ARE MADE PERIODICALLY TO MANY CITY DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING MUNICIPAL CODES, CHARTER SECTIONS, REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND SCHEDULES, AND THESE CHANGES MAY OR MAY NOT BE REFLECTED IN THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PRESENT ON THE CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS WEB SITE. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE THE SITE IS FREQUENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MAY BE DELETED, MODIFIED OR MOVED TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE SITE WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE.
EXCEPTION TO DISCLAIMERS, IF APPLICABLE
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the City of Ocean Springs Web site, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the City of Ocean Springs, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the user’s use of this site or materials and information contained on this site.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OR UNDERSTAND ANY OR ALL OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THESE WEB PAGES.