Mendham Township, NJ

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Website Terms of Use Policy
 
By visiting this site, you are accepting these terms of use, including the following policies and practices.  This notice and these policies may be modified from time to time without notice, so please check back periodically.  This notice covers the following topics:
 
 
  1. Information Disclaimer
  2. Linking Policy
  3. Endorsement Disclaimer
  4. Copyright and Trademark Limitations
  5. Use of Material from this Site
  6. Unauthorized Modifications
 
A. Information Disclaimer
By visiting this site, you understand and agree that the Mendham Township government site is provided “AS IS”.  Mendham Township government makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information on this website.  The information contained herein is not official nor in any way shall it be deemed to constitute legal notice where such legal notice is required by law.  The information contained in this site is provided as a service and convenience to people needing information about Mendham Township government.  Portions of the information on this site may be incorrect or not current.  Mendham Township government, its officers, employees or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of performance of information, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of those materials.
 
B.  Linking Policy
The Mendham Township government site contains links to outside websites.  These websites are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by the Mendham Township government.  These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor.
 
The Mendham Township government, its officers or employees, exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark, compliance or the legality of the material contained in these outside websites.  The Mendham Township government, its officers, or employees, do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, proceeds, materials, opinions or services contained on such outside websites.  The visitor proceeds to these outside websites at his/her own risk.  The Mendham Township government specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages, which may result from the accessing of a third-party site, which is linked to the Mendham Township government website or from reliance upon only such information.
 
One purpose of this policy is to identify the criteria and conditions by which Mendham Township government provides links to external websites.  Consistent with the Mendham Township government’s overall Website Terms of Use Policy, the Mendham Township government’s primary purpose for linking to external websites is for the Mendham Township government to provide information to the public regarding services available to the public from local, county and state government as well as information regarding services available to the public from other governmental agencies and private organizations. 
Thus, Mendham Township is not establishing a forum for others to provide information.  Rather, Mendham Township is providing information to direct website users to resources outside of the township which provide services to the general public which are complementary to and in support of the services provided by the township.
 
This policy governs the creation of implied or explicit links to external websites from images, notices, and other communications on the Mendham Township website.  Such links include:
 
. Hyperlinks activated by clicking on an image or text, leading to a web page that does not reside on the
  Mendham Township government website (explicit);
 
. Mention of a URL address providing users with the address of a web page that does not reside on the
  Mendham Township government website (implied) or;
 
. Any other explicit or implied facilitation of movement from the Mendham Township website to
  another web page that does not reside on the Mendham Township government website.
 
The Township of Mendham government may establish links on its website to external sites, provided that each external site meets at least one of the following criteria.
 
. Other government agencies, including federal, state, county, regional, public schools, and special
  districts.  Organizations that receive sponsorship from or with the Township of Mendham, the County
  of Morris or the State of New Jersey in the form of a financial grant, or a written contract by which the
  Township provides services in collaboration with the organization to achieve a mutual goal related to
  the Township’s governmental purpose.
 
. Private or not-profit organizations that have a business relationship with the Federal, State, County or
  local governments and which support the mission of Mendham Township government.
 
. Services and Organizations that support the Township’s governmental purpose.
 
. Local and regional economic organizations that assist Mendham Township in promoting businesses;
  Throughout Morris County, the Chamber of Commerce, business district associations and related sites.
 
. Local and regional organizations that assist Mendham Township and Morris County in anti-terrorism
  preparedness within Mendham Township and the Morris County government and the surrounding
  regions, including but not limited to medical facilities, businesses and non-profit organizations directly 
  involved in provision of services.
 
. Sites providing directional and climatic information.
 
. *Other than links to other governmental agencies, all links to external sites must be approved by the
  Township of Mendham Administrator.
 
Links From External Sites
If you link to the Township of Mendham government site, you must abide by the following practices: 
                . Link to, but do not replicate, our content;
                . Do not create a browser or border environment around our content.  Always open our site in
                 a new window.  Do not open our site in your frames;
                . Do not imply our endorsement of your site or your products;
                . Do not misrepresent your relationship with us;
                . Do not use our logo on your site without our express permission;
                . Your site must not contain content that could be considered illegal, distasteful or controversial,
                   and should only contain content that correlates to MendhamTownship government
                 website subject matter.
 
*If you decide to link to us, we would like to know about it.  Please contact administrator@mendhamtownship.org .
 
C.  Endorsement Disclaimer
Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Township of Mendham or its officers, employees or agents.
 
D.  Copyright and Trademark Limitations
Township of Mendham government makes no warranty that materials contained herein are free of copyright or trademark claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display.  Making a copy of such material may be subject to copyright or trademark laws.
 
E.  Use of Material from this Site
The Township of Mendham has made the content of these pages available to the public and anyone may view, copy or distribute Township of Mendham information found here without obligation to the Township of Mendham for non-commercial, personal use only, unless otherwise stated on particular material or information to which a restriction on free use may apply. 
 
*The design of this site, original graphics, and original content are all copyrighted by the Township of Mendham and may not be re-engineered, distributed, modified, transmitted, re-used, reposted, or duplicated without the express written permission of the Township of Mendham in each instance.  All requests to use any part of the original design, code, graphics or content of this site should be made via e-email to administrator@mendhamtownship.org .
 
F.  Unauthorized Modifications
Unauthorized attempts to modify or otherwise alter any information or image stored on the Township of Mendham government website may result in criminal prosecution.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Website Privacy Policy
This statement addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the Mendham Township government website.  This notice may be modified from time to time without notice, so please check back periodically.  This notice covers the following topics:
 
A.  Information Collected and How it is Used
B.  Personal Information and Choice
C.  Public Access to Information
D.  Cookies
E.  Security
F.  Disclaimer
G.  Contact Information
 
A.  Information Collected and How It Is Used
 
*Automatically Collected and Stored information
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically.  This information does not identify you personally.  We automatically collect and store the following types of information about your visit;
 
                . The domain name and IP address of the computer you used to access our site;
                . The type of browser, operating system, and display resolutions used to access our site;
                . The date and time of your visit;
                . The pages you visit and how long you stay on each page;
                . The domain name and IP address you came from when you accessed our site (referrer);
                . The ‘search terms’ entered by our visitors
 
We use this information to help us make our site more useful to our visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site, the type of technology our visitors use, and the information they are looking for when visiting our site.  We do not track or record personally identifiable information about individuals and their visits.
 
If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information (for example, you send an e-mail to a Township of Mendham employee), or you fill out a form with your personal information in it and submit it to us through this website, we will use that information to respond to your e-mail and to help us get you the information you requested.  We will only share that information with another governmental agency if your inquiry requires us to contact that agency to provide an answer to your inquiry.  We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide nor will we give your information to any individuals, governmental agencies, private organizations, or commercial enterprises unless required to do so by any law, including the NJ Open Public Records Act.
 
B.  Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personally identifiable information online.
“Personally identifiable information (PII) is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual.  PII includes such things as an individual’s name, address, and phone number.  A domain name or IP address is not considered personally identifiable information.
 
We collect no PII about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form.  You may choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate in a survey, or provide any PII using an on-line form.  Your choice not to participate in these activities will not impair your browsing of the Township of Mendham government website, nor will it preclude you from reading or downloading any information provided on our website.
 
Privacy Warning
E-mail is not a secure medium.  Personally identifiable information sent via the internet can be intercepted.  You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to e-mail addresses on this website.
 
The Township of Mendham government has no intention of releasing ‘personal information’ sent to us voluntarily, but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under the Right to Know law, the common law Right to Know, the Open Public Records Act, or other State or Federal law or pursuant to court order.
 
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the administrator@mendhamtownship.org.
 
Kids Pages
The Township of Mendham is especially concerned about protecting children’s privacy.  We hope parents and teachers are involved in children’s internet explorations.  It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide any information to us.
 
C.  Public Access to Information
In the State of New Jersey, laws exist to ensure that government is open and the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state or local government agencies.  At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.  Exceptions are provided in both State and Federal laws.
 
All the information collected at this site becomes public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.  Exceptions are provided in both State and Federal laws.
 
All the information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
 
D.  Cookies
This site does not use cookies.  Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by internet websites to improve your future visits and enhance customer service.  Should Mendham Township government choose in the future to use cookies, they will not contain personally identifying information and will expire at the end of the web-surfing session or after a fixed period of time.
 
E.  Security
The Township of Mendham government, as developer and manager of this website, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and to prevent unauthorized access to information maintained.  These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, to block unknown or unauthorized access to our network, systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
 
Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security feature, or to utilize this system for other that it intended purposes are prohibited.
 
F.  Disclaimer
The Township of Mendham government website and materials may contain hyperlinks to other internet sites which are not owned, operated, controlled, or reviewed by the Township of Mendham government.  These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor.  When you link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the Township of Mendham government website and this Privacy Notice will no longer apply.  When you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.
 
The Township of Mendham government and its agencies, officers or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright, or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites.  The visitor proceeds to these external sites at his/her own risk.  The Township of Mendham government specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the Township of Mendham government website, or from reliance upon any such information.
 
F.  Contact Information
Please direct any questions about this policy, or the Township of Mendham government website in general to administrator@mendhamtownship.org.
 
G.  Unauthorized Modifications
Unauthorized attempts to modify or otherwise alter any information or image stored on the Township of Mendham government website may result in criminal prosecution.
 
 
Website Accessibility Policy
*Mendham Township government has endeavored to make this site accessible to the widest variety of users with differing needs by using various technologies.  This site uses the following standards for content delivery and accessibility:
                . Pages are coded with HTML 5.0
                . Formatting is done with Cascading Style Sheet is using CSS 3 Specifications
                . Images are described with ALT tags
                . Image maps are not used
                . Alternates are provided for uses of javascript throughout the website
 
All pages are designed with Web Content Accessibility policy, or the Township of Mendham government website in general, to administrator@mendhamtownship.org
 
 
 
 
 
The Township of Mendham Government FaceBook
Social Media Commenting Policy
 
The Township of Mendham shares notices about local and county government and its activities via social
Media to reach a broader audience and so that interested citizens can also share our information.  We encourage you to submit your comments, questions or concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum
 
Township of Mendham contractual obligations with our social media platforms require it to enforce their policies with regard to posted comments.  The guidelines below are, in part, Township of Mendham’s effort to comply with those obligations.
 
Basically, be courteous, respectful and relevant.  Remember that your comments may be read by persons of age, and are subject to open public record laws.
 
For those who like more detail, we’ve established the following guidelines.  If your post violates them, it will be removed.
 
Once posted, the Township of Mendham reserves the right to delete submissions that contain:
. vulgar language;
. personal attacks of any kind;
. offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial or religious group.
 
Further, the Township of Mendham also reserves the right to delete comments that:
                . are spam or include links to other sites;
                . are clearly off topic;
                . include identical or repeated comments;
                . contain sexual content or link to sexual content;
                . advocate illegal activity;
                . promote particular service, products, or political candidates or organizations;
                . infringe on copyrights or trademarks.
                . have the potential to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
                . are made by persons identifiably under the age of 13;
                . contain personally identifiable medical information; or
                . contain personal personally identifiable information (PII) such as email addresses, social
                   security number, phone numbers or any other information for which a person has a    
                 reasonable expectation of privacy.
 
Users who violate this policy may be banned from future commenting or blocked from the social site where the violation occurred.
 
Please note that the comments expressed on the Township of Mendham government social media site do not reflect the opinions and position of the Township of Mendham government or its officers and employees.
 
We recognize that the internet and social media are available 24/7.  Comments are welcome at any time.  However, due to the need to manage resources, questions and comments will typically be responded to during normal business hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
 
If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion, please contact administrator@mendhamtownship.org.
 



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