SHAWANO COUNTY
POLICY FOR
WEB SITE USER’S

Disclaimers and Terms of Use

Access to and use of the Shawano County ("County") Internet site is provided subject to these terms and conditions. In addition with the Shawano County Internet & E-mail Policy.  PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS USE OF THIS SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

 

 

Disclaimer of Liability

Neither Shawano County, Land Information Systems nor any of its board members, elected officials, employees, or other representatives shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall the County or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused 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 system, 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 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, tortuous behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Although the data found using the County's access systems have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. The County provides this information on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed.

Disclaimer of Accuracy of Data

The user expressly agrees that use of the County's web site is at the user's sole risk. The County does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents, including tax forms and publications, published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be made periodically to the tax laws, administrative rules, tax releases and similar materials; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new materials on the web site. However, existing documents will not be revised to incorporate changes occurring after the publication date. If you have obtained information from the County from a source other than the County, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out-of-date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the County's GIS Coordinator.

Disclaimer of WiDNR Wetland Data

Wisconsin Wetland Inventory (WWI) maps show graphic representations of the type, size and location of wetlands in Wisconsin. These maps have been prepared from the analysis of high altitude imagery in conjunction with soil surveys, topographic maps, previous wetland inventories and field work.

State statutes define a wetland as “an area where water is at, near or above the land surface long enough to be capable of supporting aquatic or hydrophytic vegetation and which has soils indicative of wet conditions”.

The principal focus of the WWI is to produce wetland maps that are graphic representations of the type, size and location of wetlands in Wisconsin. Within this context, the objective of the WWI is to produce reconnaissance level information on the location, type, size of these habitats such that they are accurate at the nominal scale of the 1:24,000 (1 inch = 2000 feet) base map. The DNR recognizes the limitations of using remotely sensed information as the primary data source. They are to be used as a guide for planning purposes.

There is no attempt, in either the design or products of this inventory, to define the limits of jurisdiction of any Federal, State, or local government or to establish the geographical scope of the regulatory programs of government agencies. Persons intending to engage in activities involving modifications within or adjacent to wetland areas should seek the advice of appropriate Federal, State, or local agencies concerning specified agency regulatory programs and jurisdictions that may affect such activities. The most accurate method of determining the legal extent of a wetland for federal or state regulations is a field delineation of the wetland boundary by a professional trained in wetland delineation techniques.

Disclaimer for External Links

The County is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the County is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the County on the Internet to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the County. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. The County's Homepage contains links to other related Internet sites and resources. Since the County's Homepage is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or restricted access the next and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. The user expressly agrees that use of the County's web site is at the user's sole risk. Web site content and related graphics published on this server could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The County and/or its respective agencies and programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

 

Information Regarding Privacy and "Cookies"

Shawano County collects personally identifiable information such as your name, address, telephone number, or E-mail address only if you provide that information to us voluntarily. The voluntary information we collect is used for internal review only. In order to better serve you, we use cookies to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated "identifying tag" on your computer. These "tags" provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to Shawano County's web site.

Cookies cannot be used to "steal" information about you or your computer system nor do they compromise your privacy or security. You can refuse the cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.

If you identify yourself by sending an e-mail message containing personal information: You may decide to send the County personally-identifying information, for example your mailing address, in an e-mail message requesting that information or records be mailed to you. Information collected in this manner is used by the County solely for responding to requests for information or records.

If you choose to send e-mail to the County containing personally-identifying information, you should be aware that such communications are not secure and, in theory, could be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet. We will contact you or send you information about our services only if you request that we do.

Shawano County generally will not disclose your personally identifiable information unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Shawano County.

Security Measures

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the County's computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Copyright

The material is for the non-commercial use of the general public.  The fair use guidelines of the U.S. Copyright statues apply to all material on the Shawano County websites as well as all linked agency web sites.  The County shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all rights, title and interest in and to all specifically copyrighted information created and posted for inclusion in this system. Please e-mail the County's webmaster for permission requests.  If permission to reproduce or redistrubte is granted, the following statement shall be included, "Reproduced with permission of Shawano County"

Linking to the Shawano County Web Site

Links to the County's web site are permissible, if not encouraged. However, we do ask that links point to the home page (http://www.co.shawano.wi.us) rather than to a specific page as those links may change.

Solicitation Prohibited

Use of the Shawano County Government information technology system to send unsolicited faxes and e-mail to Shawano County Government and its employees is prohibited.

Choice of Law

The laws of the State of Wisconsin and Shawano County thereof govern construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes. The laws of the state of Wisconsin shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties.

Contact for information.

Shawano County Technology Services
Attention: GIS Coordinator
311 N. Main St
Shawano, WI 54166
Email: gis@co.shawano.wi.us

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