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Introduction

This website <http://www.crala.org> (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”) and related online activities are a free public service provided by The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (hereinafter referred to as “CRA/LA”). As a public service, CRA/LA encourages all individual and organizational users to actively use the Site but to do so within the limitations hereby provided in the following policies, terms and conditions, which have been developed to guide user conduct. These policies incorporate by reference any and all applicable policies of the City of Los Angeles including but not limited to the City of Los Angeles disclaimer and privacy policies found at the City’s website, http://www.ci.la.ca.us.

 Note: CRA/LA may change, update or refine this website policy statement at any time, and reserves the right to do so without notice. 


General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

This Site and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted “AS IS” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Neither CRA/LA nor any other party involved in creating, producing, delivering or maintaining the Site is liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the Site and/or the materials contained on the Site regardless of the provider of the materials. Neither CRA/LA nor any other party involved in creating, producing, delivering or maintaining the Site is liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system; nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Site or with respect to the material contained on the Site, including without limitation, any material posted on the Site.

The City of Los Angeles, the CRA/LA or its Board of Commissioners, Officers, and employees assumes no liability in regards to the use of this Site and/or its contents or associated electronic communication. In no event shall CRA/LA be held responsible for any damages, whether direct or indirect, including but not limited to interruption, loss of data, or incorrect information.

If you do not agree with or understand any or all of the terms and conditions provided within this entire website policy statement please do not use this Site.


Terms of Use

By accessing, browsing or viewing this Site, you accept, without limit or qualification, all Site policies, terms and conditions provided herein and as may change from time to time without notice to you. Any usage of the Site acknowledges full and complete acceptance of these terms and conditions. As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant to CRA/LA that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices or otherwise prohibited by law.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


Privacy: Personal Information Collected; Use of Such Information; and Cookies

CRA/LA is committed to honoring the privacy of visitors to the Site to the extent possible and defined herein. CRA/LA will not sell, release or rent any personal information gathered during your visit to the Site without your explicit permission except as required or mandated by law.

Certain applications at the Site may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests or for statistics purposes. A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites and applications write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie cannot read information off your hard drive or read cookie files from other websites. You do not need to have cookies enabled in your browser to use the Site.

For each visitor to the Site, the web server(s) automatically recognizes the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address/domain name combination. CRA/LA collects IP address/domain name combinations of visitors to the Site. CRA/LA will use your IP address only for website administration, to detect problems with a server, or to track traffic patterns. CRA/LA does not use information regarding individual users unless otherwise noted herein.

CRA/LA does collect the following: e-mail addresses of users who voluntarily communicate with the organization via e-mail; aggregate information on what pages users access or visit; user-specific information on what pages users access or visit; and other information voluntarily provided by the user, such as survey information and/or personal information provided on contact forms, registration forms, comment forms, online promotions, or other such interactive online services/devices. The information collected is used for internal review and may be used to improve the overall content of the Site, to customize the content and/or layout of the Site for each individual user, and to notify users about updates to the Site and/or other Site related communications.

CRA/LA reserves the right to ask any user of this Site to voluntarily provide personal or business information, including, but not limited to name, full contact information, and electronic contact information, for correspondence or for the conduct of official business purposes as it relates to the CRA/LA as a non-profit public entity of the City of Los Angeles. While CRA/LA will not disclose this information outside of the agency users should be aware that such information may nevertheless be subject to disclosure pursuant to court order or released as otherwise mandated by applicable law.


Site Content: Information Voluntarily Submitted by Site
Users

If you send any communications or materials to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any comments, data, questions, suggestions or the like, all such communications are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary unless otherwise noted. Thus you give up claim that any use of such material violates any of your rights including moral rights, privacy rights, proprietary or other property rights, publicity rights, rights to credit for material or ideas, or any other right, including the right to approve the way CRA/LA uses such material.

Any material submitted to this Site may be adapted, broadcast, changed, copied, disclosed, licensed, performed, posted, published, sold and transmitted by CRA/LA anywhere in the world, in any medium, forever.

CRA/LA is free to use, without compensation to you, any concepts, ideas, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. However, you agree and understand that CRA/LA is not obligated to use any such ideas or materials and you have no right to compel such use.


Copyrights, Intellectual Property, Limited Permissions, and Trademarks

CRA/LA encourages the lawful use of content on the Site; however, the text, images, and data on the Site are protected by copyright and may be subject to other restrictions as well. It should be presumed, therefore, that express written permission is needed before reproducing or otherwise using any content from this Site.

CRA/LA and relevant third parties retain all rights, including copyright, in data, images, audio and video clips, software, documentation, text, and other information contained on this Site or in files appearing on the Site (collectively, the “Materials”). Users may download and use Materials subject to these terms and conditions, and subject to any additional terms or restrictions applicable to the individual file or program, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the Materials are retained.

The Materials are made available for use without permission only for limited non-commercial personal or educational use, and for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. All users must cite the author/artist and source of this Material as they would material from any printed or other work, and the citation must include the URL http://www.crala.org in addition to all copyright and other proprietary notices included in the Materials. Non-commercial/commercial providers of related services and information who choose to use such Materials must additionally notify CRA/LA of such usage by sending an email to info@crala.org detailing where, how, when and for what purpose the Materials are planned to be used. In granting this limited permission, however, note that CRA/LA does not warrant or represent that use of Materials displayed on the Site will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with CRA/LA. Copyright and other proprietary rights in the Materials may be held by individuals and/or entities other than CRA/LA and it is the responsibility of the potential user to find this out and receive additional permissions as appropriate.

CRA/LA expressly prohibits the use, copying, display, publication, distribution, transmission, modification, reposting or exploitation for commercial and non-commercial purposes of any protected Materials on the Site, other than those purposes specifically described above.

While CRA/LA uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information in this Site, content is provided by a variety of sources, changes frequently, and CRA/LA makes no representations or warranties as to its accuracy. CRA/LA assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site.

The trademarks, online logo marks and service marks (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and/or unregistered Trademarks of CRA/LA and/or associated third parties. Nothing contained in this Site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any right or license to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without express written permission by the specific owner of the Trademark displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, including alteration or use out of context, is strictly prohibited.


External Links

CRA/LA encourages organizations to link to the Site and/or its content. By doing so, you agree to abide by all terms and conditions contained herein. Any link to the CRA/LA Site and/or content must clearly identify CRA/LA either by use of the CRA/LA online logo with hyperlink and/or clear indication of the Universal Resource Locator (URL) http://www.crala.org. Any framed use of or other link to the Site and/or content that does not clearly provide users access to/knowledge of the CRA/LA source is expressly prohibited.

CRA/LA may provide links to other public and private websites, third parties, and service providers. These sites may or may not be subject to the Public Records Act and may or may not be subject to other sections of California Code or federal law. CRA/LA provides these links merely as a service to users and is not liable for the content and/or privacy policies of any third party websites. Therefore, please review each of the individual site policies, terms and conditions for more information regarding any third party sites.


Accessibility

CRA/LA strives to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to the information and services on the Site and is committed to making the information accessible to everyone. In doing so, CRA/LA seeks to bring the Site into basic compliance with Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act http://www.section508.gov.


Technical Requirements

This Site is designed to work best in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) version 4.x and above, as well as with Netscape Navigator version 4.x and above. Use of other browsers, including but not limited to, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, may work but may not be able to correctly display any or all content. Regardless of browser choice, it is the responsibility of the user to ensure accurate transmission of the Site and CRA/LA shall in no way be held responsible for any technical difficulties or errors in display.

Some content on this Site may be offered using Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF). In order to view such content, the Adobe Acrobat Reader program and/or its functions must be installed on your computer. The Reader program can, as of this writing, be downloaded for free from the Adobe website http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.


Site Security


To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, CRA/LA has put in place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected online. Electronic communications and Internet transmissions, however, are never completely private or secure. Any user of this Site, therefore, should be aware of and understand that any message or information sent to the Site in any electronic method of interaction may be read or intercepted by others notwithstanding the security precautions put in place. CRA/LA does not accept any liability whatsoever of any kind related to you or any entity in case of lost, read, or intercepted communications.


CRA/LA Website Contact Information


If you have questions about this website policy statement, please send us an email at comments@cra.lacity.org

This website policy statement was last updated January 18, 2006 and is in effect until otherwise noted on this Site.