Subject to certain statutory exceptions, most documents and records maintained by the Cleveland Metroparks, including electronic data, are public records under Ohio law. Therefore, information submitted through this Web site may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request.
Online Forms and E-mail
This Web site will not collect personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, etc.) unless you provide such information voluntarily. We may ask for such information in order to respond to your inquiries, add you to subscriber or program lists and other purposes. You are free to provide or not to provide the requested information, but failure to provide may impede our ability to serve you. Any personal information you provide voluntarily, including information submitted through online forms and e-mail, will be used for the purposes stated on the Web page. All E-mail addresses maintained by Cleveland Metroparks contain the names of people who voluntarily communicated with or requested information from us. Currently, E-mail addresses or any personally identifying information about individuals are not sold or rented to any governmental or commercial entities. When a user has given us his/her E-mail address for purposes of communicating with or requesting information from Cleveland Metroparks, that communications may become a part of the public record and may be subject to disclosure under applicable Ohio and Federal statute(s).
Cookies and Scripts
A data file linking your computer to this web site (commonly referred to as a "cookie") may be created, depending on the settings of your web browser. Temporary cookies may be used when necessary to complete a transaction, to process data submitted to us online or to remember preferred settings (such as text size). Similarly, this Web site may use different types of scripts to provide certain functionality. Data collected by cookies and scripts may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a public records request, but typically do not include personally identifying information. You may disable cookies and scripts in your Web browser's settings, but doing so may disable some features of this site.
In order to generate usage statistics to help us improve our web site, we automatically collect certain information on every visitor to the web site. However, this information does not disclose "personal identifiers" (such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.). Each time a request is made to view a page within this web site, our web site creates a log file capturing generic user information. Examples of this type of information includes the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, the date and time you accessed this site, the Internet protocol address of the individual computer (or proxy server) making the request, and the Internet address of the site from which you may have linked to this site. All information collected by way of server log files is used in aggregate form only and may be analyzed for trends and statistics.
Cleveland Metroparks takes very seriously the integrity of the information and systems that we maintain. Therefore, we have instituted security measures for all information systems under our control. For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our Web site also employs measures to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Maintenance of this Web site does not constitute authorization to access any other data maintained by Cleveland Metroparks, nor does it constitute authorization to access any other portions of the Cleveland Metroparks network system. Attempts to access any portion of Cleveland Metroparks’ network beyond will be subject to prosecution, and such other sanctions as are permitted by law. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable Ohio and Federal statute(s).
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YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT CLEVELAND METROPARKS CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE AGAINST VIRUSES, WORMS, OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED USERS OR HACKERS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THIS SITE.
Cleveland Metroparks also reserves the right to temporarily or permanently discontinue this site, any page, or any functionality on this website at any time and without notice.
SCOPE OF USE. The contents of this Site, such as text, graphics, images, animations, videos and/or any other information contained on this Site are for informational purposes only.
CLEVELAND METROPARKS invites you to view, use and download portions of this Site for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes; provided that you leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact. In addition, certain areas of the Site specifically allow users the option to download materials and tools (e.g. photos, videos, lesson plans, and educational documents) (“Downloadable Content”) intended for educational and raining purposes. Provided you, (a) leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact, (b) do not display or distribute the Downloadable Content on another website without our prior written consent, and (c) do not sell, resell, or otherwise exploit the Downloadable Content for commercial purposes, you may reproduce, display, and distribute the Downloadable Content for training and educational purposes. However, for the portion of Downloadable Content available only to registered users, you may not reproduce, display, or distribute such Downloadable content without CLEVELAND METROPARKS prior written consent. Except as expressly provided in this paragraph, you may not reproduce, modify, display or distribute any text, graphics, images or other content on the Site, or the design and layout of the Site, without CLEVELAND METROPARKS ’s prior written consent.
By accessing the Site, you agree to abide by all security and safety measures established by CLEVELAND METROPARKS or its partners or service providers. CLEVELAND METROPARKS reserves the right, for any reason, at its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time. CLEVELAND METROPARKS may also impose limits on certain features of the Site or restrict access to any part or all of the Site without notice or penalty.
RULES OF CONDUCT. Certain areas of the Site permit you to upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit content (collectively, “User Content”).
Use this Site for illegal purposes, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations or in violation of the rules of CLEVELAND METROPARKS or its service providers;
copy, sell, resell, or exploit for commercial purposes any portion of this Site;
use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual process to monitor, data mine, or copy any Site pages, content, or user information, except as expressly permitted by CLEVELAND METROPARKS ;
intentionally manipulate identifiers, use another’s id or password without authorization, or otherwise engage in any activities intended to impersonate or hide a user’s identity or contact information;
transmit or distribute viruses or other malicious code;
collect user names and contact information and/or send unsolicited commercial communications (spam);
take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionally large load on the Site’s infrastructure;
post content or take any action on the Site that infringes or violates someone else's rights (whether protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other proprietary right) or otherwise violates the law;
transmit or distribute any User Content that is unlawful, deceptive, false, stolen, threatening, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racially or ethnically objectionable, or in violation of the personal privacy rights of another; or
assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above.
Each user of this Site, including you, is responsible for (i) the User Content that the user transmits to the Site, and the consequences of its use or submission; and (ii) ensuring that all User Content the user transmits to the Site is accurate, truthful, up-to-date, and complete.
PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. All trademarks, service marks and logos on this Site are the property of the Cleveland Metroparks. CLEVELAND METROPARKS owns various trademarks, service marks and logos used on this Site, including without limitation, CLEVELAND METROPARKS logo. Unauthorized use of any CLEVELAND METROPARKS (or of any third-party) trademark, service mark, or logo may violate CLEVELAND METROPARKS or a third party’s legal rights. You must obtain CLEVELAND METROPARKS written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark of CLEVELAND METROPARKS.
CLEVELAND METROPARKS and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in this Site, except as otherwise expressly indicated. This Site is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, laws of privacy and publicity, and other laws and regulations.
By transmitting User Content to CLEVELAND METROPARKS or this Site, you grant CLEVELAND METROPARKS a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, display, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such content for any purpose, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such content.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL CLEVELAND METROPARKS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR MONETARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING FEES, AND PENALTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF MATERIALS POSTED ON THIS SITE OR CONNECTIVITY TO OR FROM THIS SITE TO ANY OTHER SITE.
Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law. In such cases, CLEVELAND METROPARKS liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and CLEVELAND METROPARKS, you must adhere to CLEVELAND METROPARKS ’s linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with CLEVELAND METROPARKS’s name or any CLEVELAND METROPARKS trademark or service mark; (ii) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with CLEVELAND METROPARKS; (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display the Site on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking Site; and (iv) CLEVELAND METROPARKS reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion.
GOVERNING LAW. You agree that any claim or dispute relating to the Cleveland Metroparks website or your use or reliance on this website shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The parties agree to be bound and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, state or federal courts located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS. Although accessible by others, the Site is intended for access and use by U.S. residents only. The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. CLEVELAND METROPARKS makes no representation that the information in the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Site from territories where the content of the Site or use of the services offered herein may be illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
While this is an open forum, it is also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed.
-We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racist comments or submissions, nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.
-We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.
-We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.
-You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.
Finally, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of Cleveland Metroparks.
BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS.
Last updated: 09/30/2013
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