Website Policy

Accuracy of Information
The material presented in this site is believed to be accurate at the time of its posting, but much of the information here is continually changing and the accuracy of this material cannot be guaranteed. The Village of Johnstown does not assume any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information , product, or process disclosed herein, or represent that use of such information, product or process would not infringe on privately owned rights. All official documents of the Village of Johnstown fall under the various public information laws and are subject to copyright laws, to the extent, if any, applicable to the specific information, and the official versions may be obtained through the Village of Johnstown. Material on this site may be reproduced with attribution, but we recommend you verify the accuracy with the Village of Johnstown before reproduction.

The Village of Johnstown reserves the right to add, remove, or edit any materials from its official website without notice. The information and features posted to our website have been compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change at any time without notice. While we do our best to keep information at our website current, all the information it contains is provided AS IS and AS AVAILABLE.

Access and Use of the Web Site
By entering this website, you acknowledge and agree that any name, logo, trademark, or servicemark contained on this website is owned or licensed by the Village and may not be used by you without prior written approval. The Village will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the full extent of the law. Sound, graphics, charts, information, or images of places or people are either property of the Village or used on this website with permission. Your use of any of these materials is prohibited unless specifically authorized on this website. Any unauthorized use of these materials may subject you to penalties or damages, including without limitation those related to violation of trademarks, copyrights, privacy and publicity rights. Without in any way waiving any of the foregoing rights, you may download one copy of the material on this site for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification or use of the material on this site for any other purpose violates the Village’s legal rights.

By entering this website, you acknowledge and agree that this site will be construed and evaluated only according to the laws of the State of Ohio. You further acknowledge and agree to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the court of Licking County, Ohio, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of, or relating to, the use of this website. Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions contained in the above terms and conditions.

Web Site Linking
The Village’s web site contains links to other agencies and organizations that may be of interest to our users. These links are maintained solely for the user’s information and convenience. Once you link to another site, please be aware that you are subject to the policies of the new site, and the Village of Johnstown does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the outside materials. Further, the Village does not necessarily endorse, approve, sponsor, or recommend the views expressed or the facts presented on, or in groups affiliated with, any of these sites. The inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to constitute approval or endorsement of any views expressed, or products or services offered, that may be advertised or available for purchase on any of these outside web sites or the organizations sponsoring the web sites. The Village makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, currency, or adequacy of any sites linked directly or indirectly to this site or such facts, views, opinions, statements, and recommendations.

Ownership
All trademarks, servicemarks, and copyrights mentioned in this website belong to their respective owners. Any commercial use of the materials stored on the Village’s website is prohibited without the written permission of the Village. Any communications or material you submit by electronic mail, interactive forms, or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, even if encrypted, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or submit may be used by the Village at any time and for any purpose, including without limitation, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, the Village is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Village for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, disseminating such information.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the Village, its officers, employees, or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages, or any other damages, losses, costs, or other expenses of any kind whatsoever resulting from, caused by, or arising out of or in connection with the service or its content or any other cause whatsoever, including without limitation, losses related to: the inability to use the service; loss of data; loss of profits; or any errors, omissions or defects in the content.

Web Site Disclaimer
The Village, its officers, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, representations, and endorsements, expressed or implied, with regard to information accessed from or via the Village’s website, including without limitation, all expressed and implied warranties, the warrant of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and/or freedom from computer virus. The Village reserves the right to modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict this site, including the availability of any portion of the content at any time, without notice or liability by the Village. The website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment.

Web Site Privacy
The Village of Johnstown is the sole owner of the information collected on this Web site. We only gather information to serve you better and will not, without your consent, sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement except in cases where in good faith we believe that the law requires us to do so, it is necessary to protect the Village’s rights and/or property, or if circumstances necessitate acting to protect the personal safety of staff or of the public.

All communications with the Village of Johnstown become a matter of public record and are subject to the various State and Federal laws concerning “public records”. We do capture some user and browser information on this site and we may analyze the server logs to generate traffic reports, and these reports may list your origination address. E-mail directed to the Village of Johnstown, its officers, or employees may be retained as a part of the public records, and theses communications will thereby be available through public information requests. Because of the public information nature of this web site, users should have no assumptions of privacy of any kind, as any information you or your system may provide will thereby become public information.

Changes to the Web Policy
The Village reserves the right to revise this legal notice and disclaimer at any time and for any reason, and reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, to any of the information contained on this website. By entering this website, you acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by any such revisions. We suggest periodically visiting this page of our website to review these terms and conditions.

Social Media Policy

The Village of Johnstown’s Social Media sites including Facebook and Twitter, encourages and allows for the submission of content, possibly including but not limited to, comments, photos, videos and links. In accordance with the Village of Johnstown’s Social Networking Policy, any comment, etc. containing the following content is prohibited on the Village’s Social Media sites:

  1. Comments not topically related to the particular subject being discussed;
  2. Comments in support of or in opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures;
  3. Profane language or content; Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, status with regard to public assistance, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation;
  4. Defamation of character against a Village employee, official or residents;
  5. Sexual content or links to sexual content; Solicitations of commerce or advertisements;
  6. Illegal content or encouragement of illegal activities;
  7. Information that may tend to compromise safety or security of the public or public systems;
  8. Accusations or implications that a particular individual is guilty of any criminal conduct or immoral activity. Defamatory material will not be permitted. If a person believes that there is a legitimate basis to make a complaint against the Village, any of its employees or any third party, then appropriate alternative means of registering the complaint must be utilized. Village social media sites are not appropriate forums for registering allegations of criminal activity or other accusations against individuals;
  9. Content containing personally identifiable information such as Social Security Numbers or Village employee personal email addresses;
  10. Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party;
  11. Content that violates federal, state or local law.

Please note that the content posted by non-Village users of this site do not reflect the opinions and positions of the Village of Johnstown or its employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact the Village of Johnstown at info@villageofjohnstown.org or 740-967-3177.