Privacy & Terms

Terms of Use

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND City of Winston-Salem

The City of Winston-Salem website is comprised of various Web pages operated by City of Winston-Salem.

The City of Winston-Salem website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the City of Winston-Salem website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

City of Winston-Salem reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the City of Winston-Salem website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the City of Winston-Salem website.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The City of Winston-Salem website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of City of Winston-Salem and City of Winston-Salem is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. City of Winston-Salem is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. City of Winston-Salem is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by City of Winston-Salem of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the City of Winston-Salem website, you warrant to City of Winston-Salem that you will not use the City of Winston-Salem website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the City of Winston-Salem website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the City of Winston-Salem website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the City of Winston-Salem website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the City of Winston-Salem websites.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The City of Winston-Salem website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

City of Winston-Salem has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, City of Winston-Salem reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. City of Winston-Salem reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

City of Winston-Salem reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in City of Winston-Salem's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. City of Winston-Salem does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, City of Winston-Salem specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized City of Winston-Salem spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of City of Winston-Salem.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO City of Winston-Salem OR POSTED AT ANY City of Winston-Salem WEBSITE

City of Winston-Salem does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to City of Winston-Salem (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any City of Winston-Salem website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting City of Winston-Salem, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. City of Winston-Salem is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in City of Winston-Salem's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. City of Winston-Salem AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

City of Winston-Salem AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. City of Winston-Salem AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL City of Winston-Salem AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF City of Winston-Salem OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE City of Winston-Salem WEB SITE.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

City of Winston-Salem reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the City of Winston-Salem website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington, USA. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in San Mateo County, California, USA. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the City of Winston-Salem website. Use of the City of Winston-Salem website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and City of Winston-Salem as a result of this agreement or use of the City of Winston-Salem website. City of Winston-Salem's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of City of Winston-Salem's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the City of Winston-Salem website or information provided to or gathered by City of Winston-Salem with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and City of Winston-Salem with respect to the City of Winston-Salem website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and City of Winston-Salem with respect to the City of Winston-Salem website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the expressed wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES

All contents of the City of Winston-Salem website are: Copyright (c) 2023 City of Winston-Salem. and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Legal Notice

General Disclaimer Notice

The information and services presented on this website are collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, documents and related graphics published on this computer system could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. The opinions or views represented on some pages are not necessarily those of the City of Winston-Salem Government. The City of Winston-Salem provides the information and services on this website ‘as is, as available’ and without warranty, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall the City of Winston-Salem be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of software, documents, provision of or failure to provide services, or information available from this computer system. The City of Winston-Salem may make improvements and/or changes in the document(s) and/or the program(s) described herein at any time.

Links to External (Third Party) Sites

The links contained within this site will let you leave the City of Winston-Salem’s website. The linked sites are not under the control of the City of Winston-Salem. The City of Winston-Salem is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. These links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the City of Winston-Salem.

Security & Privacy Notice

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied for non-commercial purposes. If the information is distributed or copied, use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. This website uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for website planning and maintenance, determining technical design specifications, and analyzing system performance. For security purposes, and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this website employs software programs to monitor network traffic, to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to cause damage, or to deny service to authorized users. Except for the uses mentioned above, the use of cookies described below, and authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to legal action.

Use of "Cookies"

To better serve our users the City of Winston-Salem website, we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to city websites.

Cookies created on your computer from using city websites do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. The cookie feature is used to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer to remember the pages on this website that you visit. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods. Check your browser "Help" files for how to block or delete cookies.

If you provide your email or address when you register as a MyCityofWS member, that information is used only to provide a personalized experience.

If you visit certain pages on this website, a cookie may be placed on your computer to mark the page viewed in order to show you a targeted message about that topic (generated by a third party site) on other websites (for example: notices about leaf collection season).

If you have further questions about cookies, the Computer Incident Advisory Capacity Unit that monitors computer problems for the U.S. Department of Energy issued a study on March 12, 1998, of the risks to users of cookies, titled "Information Bulletin 1-034: Internet Cookies."

Social Media Policy

The City of Winston-Salem provides this website as a means to communicate with citizens and the world at large about our services and present matters of public interest.

In addition to this website, we make use of social media sites as additional means of communication. The city of Winston-Salem has pages on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, NextDoor, LinkedIn, and Twitter websites.

Hiding or Deleting Comments

These sites are moderated; we welcome participation of our citizens and ask that you recognize these guidelines. Once posted, the city reserves the right to hide or delete comments. If you feel a comment needs attention, please email the webmaster. 

Comments that can be hidden or deleted include:

  • Vulgar language
  • Spam
  • Advocating illegal activity
  • Infringing on copyrights or trademarks

Public Forums

The social media sites are not forums for submitting public comment. If you would like to comment on city-proposed projects, plans, policies, and programs, please visit the city website home page and use the "City Link 311" link to submit your comments online, or attend any of the public hearings or open comment meetings that are held. There is also contact information on this website for city departments and employees. If you have a concern, we want to help.

City Employees

Please note that the comments expressed on social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) by others do not reflect the opinions and position of the City of Winston-Salem or its employees.

Any non-city links you may see here do not constitute endorsement by the City of Winston-Salem

If you have questions about these terms and policy, please email the webmaster.