Terms and Conditions

The City of Galesburg provides this website as a public service. Users of this website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, content, currency, suitability, and timeliness of all information. The City of Galesburg makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, content, currency, suitability, and timeliness of the information provided via this website. This information is provided on an "as is" basis. The City of Galesburg reserves the right to add, remove or edit any materials from its official website without notice.
The City of Galesburg specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the website or the information it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties and linked to or from the City’s website. The City of Galesburg makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information or services provided on pages outside the ci.galesburg.il.us domain.
The City of Galesburg does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in this website. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.
All trademarks, servicemarks and copyrights mentioned in this website belong to their respective owners. Any commercial use of the materials stored on the City of Galesburg website is prohibited without the written permission of the City of Galesburg.

Electronic Transmission

Any communications or material you submit by electronic mail, interactive forms or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or submit may be used by the City of Galesburg for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, the City of Galesburg is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the City of Galesburg for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, disseminating such information.

Linking Policy

For purposes of this policy, an "external link" is a hyperlink from the City’s website to a website maintained by another party. Neither the City of Galesburg website nor the external links list on such website constitute a forum for expressive activity by members of the public. Rather, the purpose of the City of Galesburg’s website and the external links is to provide information about City services, officials as well as resources to other locally pertinent information. The City is not responsible for, does not endorse, and cannot assure the accuracy of information on these outside websites. (See Disclaimer of Endorsement below.)
Every request by a person or entity to have the City provide a link from its website to the requesting party’s website must undergo review to determine its relevance and appropriateness to the City website’s mission. The Webmaster will review the merits of the requested link, keeping in mind the criteria and examples listed below, to determine whether the link serves the overall purpose of the City's website. The request with a recommendation from the Webmaster will be presented to the City Manager for final approval. A request will not be denied because of a viewpoint espoused by the person or entity. Furthermore, the following criteria will be used in considering requests for links from the City of Galesburg’s website.
At its discretion the City may provide links to external sites that fall into one of the following categories:
  • Sponsored by governmental and educational institutions
  • Maintained by organizations in a contractual relationship with, funded or created by the City of Galesburg
  • Corporations, foundations, associations, etc. with a purpose statement devoting itself to assisting the City of Galesburg
  • Non-profit neighborhood associations within the city
  • Websites of nonprofit organizations that assist people in finding housing or other human and/or social services in Galesburg
  • Non-profit organizations providing employment, non-elective health care and other services to city residents
  • Organizations providing the public with information or access to the arts, humanities, culture or education
  • Non-profit Galesburg business development organizations
  • Organizations partnering with the City of Galesburg to meet the City's strategic or operational goals
  • That provide government related information and/or services in a way that is not available on an official government website
  • Tourism and convention information related to Galesburg and the region, including major tourist attractions in the region.
The City's website will not provide links to sites:
  • Promoting or exhibiting hate, bias, discrimination, pornography; libelous or otherwise defamatory content
  • Associated with, sponsored by or serving a candidate for elected office, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or any ballot proposal
  • Associated with political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue
  • Furthering the agenda of a political organization or candidate running for office
  • Furthering the non-charitable agenda of a labor union
  • Violating any of the City's equal opportunity policies
  • That are individual or personal home pages

Linkage to Commercial Sites with Advertising

Certain private commercial sites contain information which provide a public or community service which is not generally available through a governmental agency due to the cost of compiling, maintaining and/or displaying such information. To support the cost of compilation and maintenance of this information, these private commercial sites may include advertising or promotional material in the information display. Although the City neither supports nor endorses entities advertised or promoted on such sites, it recognizes that a public benefit is served by providing the underlying information to assist city residents. Accordingly, links to such sites which contain this information, but also display commercial advertising or promotional material, may be included within the City website when the City Manager or his designee has made a good faith determination that:
  • The City’s independent replication of the information targeted for linkage is infeasible due to financial or other considerations; and
  • No non-commercial site provides the information targeted for linkage; and
  • The information targeted for linkage greatly enhances the usefulness of the City website and services it provides

Location and Appearance of Links

The City reserves the right to determine how and where external links will appear on its website; i.e. what page the link appears on and where the link is placed on the page.

Links to the City of Galesburg’s Website

Advance permission to link to the City’s Website is not necessary. However, the party linking to the City’s website should be aware that its subpages may change at any time without notice.
Entities and individuals linking to the City’s website shall not capture pages within frames, present the City’s website content as its own, or otherwise misrepresent this website’s content or misinform users about the origin or ownership of its content. Any link to the City’s website site should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to the City’s website unencumbered. The web browser’s "back" button should return the visitor to the originating site if the visitor wishes to back out.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The information posted on the City of Galesburg’s website includes hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The City of Galesburg provides these links solely for users’ of the City’s website information and convenience. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving the City of Galesburg’s website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external.
  • The City of Galesburg does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website
  • The City does not endorse or recommend any third party website, product, or services, unless otherwise noted
  • The City of Galesburg does not authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website
  • The City of Galesburg is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites

Suspension of Site

The City of Galesburg reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict this site, including the availability of any portion of the content at any time, without notice or liability by the City of Galesburg. The website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment.
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