Website Terms and Conditions

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General Conditions of Use

By using this Site, you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to be bound by this agreement, please disconnect from this Site.

User Agreement

You agree that you will not use this Site for any unlawful activity or use it in any way that would violate these Terms and Conditions of Use. Also, you shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from accessing any service provided by this Site, nor shall you upload, email, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish any of the following on this Site:

  • Unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent materials.
  • Materials that infringe on another's intellectual property or privacy rights.
  • Advertisement or solicitation of funds, goods or services; or any materials containing a virus or other harmful component, surveys, contests, "spam" or chain letters, etc.

Unauthorized Use is Prohibited

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this Site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the State of California Computer Trespass law and federal statutes, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Providing Data

POST may add, change, improve, or update the information on this Site without notice and also reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue any part of this Site. The use of this Site is at the user's sole risk. POST does not warrant that access to this Site will be uninterrupted or that any material posted on the Site is free from errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Neither POST, this Site, any entity jointly created by them, each of their affiliates nor any of their respective employees, agency, third party content providers or licenser warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error-free. This includes, but is not limited to, those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

No Guarantee of Confidentiality or Reliability

POST does not guarantee the confidentiality or reliability of any communications made through this Site. The Internet should not be used to transmit any sensitive or confidential information to POST, as others may intercept the information. Additionally, information transmitted to POST via electronic means to this Site may not be received at all, may not be received or reviewed in a timely manner, or may be received by the wrong party.

POST makes every effort to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However, we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to WebRequest@post.ca.gov.

Disclaimer for Hypertext Links

This Site may contain links to local, State and federal government agencies or other websites. These hyperlinks are provided as an information service only, to indicate that further information is available on related topics. POST does not endorse the destination website, nor does it recommend approval of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, or site accessibility. Additionally, a hyperlink between this Site and a third-party website does not imply sponsorship of the third-party website.

Neither POST nor its contributors are responsible for the contents of any linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. POST does not guarantee the security of other sites. The user specifically acknowledges that neither POST nor its contributors is liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties. The use of this Site is at the user's sole risk.

Disclaimer for Companies or Products Referenced

POST does not endorse or recommend specific companies or products referenced in this Site, nor does it imply a preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Such references shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Web Boards

Wherever this Site contains message or communication functions, the authorized user specifically acknowledges that POST and its contributors are not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties. The use of this Site is at the user's sole risk.

Links Made to the POST Website

If you maintain an external website, you may include hyperlinks to this Site or to any of its pages on your site for informational purposes without prior written permission from POST, except as limited by the restrictions cited in the section "Permission Is Granted for Personal Use Only." This use must not infringe on the rights of POST, in particular, relating to its logo, acronym and intellectual property rights.

POST does not grant you permission to create a link for the purpose of promoting an organization or company, or any products and services not created by and/or not endorsed by POST.

Copyright / Trademark Protection

All materials on this Site are protected by United States copyright or trademark laws, unless noted otherwise. This protection includes formal, copyright-registration of POST materials with the United State Copyright Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Infringement of the copyright or trademark protection laws and the provisions expressed in these statements will be pursued in a court of law.

Ownership Notice

The collection, arrangement, and assembly of materials published on this Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, databases, and images, are the exclusive property of POST, unless noted otherwise.

Permission Is Granted for Personal Use Only

All rights reserved. You are welcome to print or download information on this Site for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that:

  • All copyright, trademark and other notices contained in POST materials appear on your copy.
  • You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices and restrictions contained in any information accessed through this Site.
  • No modifications are made of any information found on this Site without prior written permission from POST.
  • Textual and multimedia information (sound, image, software, etc.) is accompanied by an acknowledgment of the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the page (Title of the material, ┬ęPOST, URL).
     

For questions regarding the use of POST publications, contact the POST Copyright Coordinator, Laurel Espell.


POST Publications Use Policy

Please note that California law enforcement or dispatch agencies that participate in the POST Program and POST-certified course presenters are allowed to copy certain POST publications for internal use within their agency/school. The POST publications that are approved for copying for internal use include a written permission statement on the copyright information page of the printed version. The same policy will apply to online versions of POST publications as they become available.

Permission Is Required for Other Uses

You are required to obtain written permission from POST to use information on this Site for any purpose other than your personal, non-commercial use. You are prohibited from reproducing information on this Site for any purpose without prior written permission from POST, except as specifically permitted in the section "Permission Is Granted for Personal Use Only," and in "POST Publications Policy."

This means that no portion of the information located on this Site may be reproduced, modified, displayed, or performed in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from POST. This also means that you may not copy otherwise, republish, lend, modify, distribute, post on servers, transmit, redistribute, display or perform this information, in whole or in part, by any means electronic or mechanical or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or hereafter invented, or send this information to lists (e.g., mailing lists) for commercial purposes or for compensation of any kind. This also means that the POST logo and other trademark items may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not associated with POST, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public, or in any manner that disparages or discredits POST.

Permission May Be Required From Other Parties

Some information on this Site may contain references to materials from third parties for which copyright or trademark ownership must be honored. To use any information that is not owned or created by POST, you must seek permission directly from the owning or holding sources.

Enforcement of Agreement

Construction of the disclaimers contained herein and the resolution of disputes, thereof, are governed by the laws of the State of California. Any use of this Site shall comply with all State of California laws and regulations, as well as with all federal laws and regulations.

Notice of Monitoring of Use

To ensure that this Site remains available to all users, POST employs software programs that monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage, and that detect other possible security breaches. By visiting this Site, you give your consent to such monitoring. We do not collect information that personally identifies you when visiting our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

POST reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to such messages, information or files which POST, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Disclaimer of Liability

This Site and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted "as is" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Under no circumstances shall POST, this Site, nor its contributors, be held liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from the use of this Site.

Severability

If any portion of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, shall be held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall not be affected thereby and shall be enforced to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Indemnification

You shall, upon request by POST, defend at your sole cost any action, claim, suit, cause of action or portion thereof which asserts or alleges liabilities resulting directly or indirectly from any act or omission by you, in connection with your use of, or access to, this Site, whether such action, claim, suit, cause of action or portion thereof is well founded or not.

As a result of any act or omission by you in connection with your use or access of this Site, you agree to fully indemnify, and hold harmless, POST, its contributors, any other entity providing content for this Site, their respective affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all actions, damages, costs, liability, claims, losses, judgments, penalties and expenses of every type and description. This includes, but is not limited to, any fees and/or costs reasonably incurred by POST for attorneys and any fees and expenses incurred in enforcing this provision (hereafter collectively referred to as "liabilities"), to which any or all of them may be subjected. This applies whether or not such liabilities are litigated, settled or reduced to judgment.

Privacy Policy

For details regarding the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Privacy Policy, please see our Conditions of Use. The text below reflects general requirements for State departments.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 11019.9, all departments and agencies of the State of California shall enact and maintain a permanent privacy policy, in adherence with the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.), that includes, but not necessarily limited to, the following principles:

(a) Personally identifiable information may only be obtained through lawful means.

(b) The purposes for which personally identifiable data are collected shall be specified at or prior to the time of collection, and any subsequent use of the data shall be limited to and consistent with the fulfillment of those purposes previously specified.

(c) Personal data may not be disclosed, made available, or otherwise used for a purpose other than those specified, except with the consent of the subject of the data, or as required by law or regulation.

(d) Personal data collected shall be relevant to the purpose for which it is needed.

(e) The general means by which personal data is protected against loss, unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure shall be posted, unless the disclosure of those general means would compromise legitimate agency objectives or law enforcement purposes.

Each department shall implement this privacy policy by:

 Designating which position within the department or agency is responsible for the implementation of and adherence to this privacy policy;

  • Prominently posting the policy physically in its offices and on its Internet website, if any;
  • Distributing the policy to each of its employees and contractors who have access to personal data;
  • Complying with the Information Practices Act (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.), the Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), Government Code Section 11015.5, and all other laws pertaining to information privacy, and
  • Using appropriate means to successfully implement and adhere to this privacy policy.

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