Terms of Use

The following addresses the use of the City of Union City’s (City) website.

Website Mission
Provide easy, intuitive access to timely, relevant City-related information and services, and provide avenues for community members to participate in City government.

General and Acceptable Use
The purpose of the City’s official website (unioncity.org) is to provide information pertinent to the public to conduct the City’s business and promote the City's goals as guided by the City Council. The City’s website is intended to serve the City’s need to make useful and practical information available to residents, businesses and visitors.

Website Disclaimer
The City has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on its website. However, the City does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on its website and is not liable for reliance on this information, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, human error, changes made since the last update to the website or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the City's control.

GIS Disclaimer
The GIS information provided by the City is a public resource providing a visual display of general information for your convenience. Union City makes no warranty, representation or guaranty as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of any of the information provided herein. All information contained herein should be verified directly with the City before relying on its accuracy. The City expressly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchant ability and fitness for a particular purpose.

The City shall assume no liability for:

  • Any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused; or
  • Any decision made or action taken or not taken by user in reliance upon any information or data furnished hereunder.
  • Permission to use this application is expressly conditioned upon your unconditional acceptance of and consent to the terms of this disclaimer.

External Linking
The City website contains links to local, state and federal government agencies and to other, non-government websites. Links to external content on the City’s website will be permitted at the City’s sole discretion and placed appropriately as determined by the City. The City retains exclusive control of the site for purposes of one-way communication to website users, and the City’s website is a non-public forum. The City may, however, create or permit limited public forums on specific pages of the City’s website consistent with this policy and other City policies. The City expressly reserves the right to impose certain restrictions on the use of any page on its site

City policy prohibits departments or divisions to negotiate for the use of the City website(s) for the purposes of soliciting customers, selling products or services, or linking to websites that do not directly further city’s goals and support public policy.

It is not part of the City’s business to direct free traffic to external websites, or to compete with popular search engines, therefore the City does not accept outside link solicitations or mutual linking requests.

The City shall maintain sole discretion over the determination of which links may be included on its website and reserves the right to remove any link at any time without cause. If there is a question about the interpretation of this policy, it will go to the Webmaster first for resolution. Escalation will go to the Communications and Marketing Manager, with further escalation to the City Manager.

Links Disclaimer
The City is not responsible for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of any off-site materials referenced or linked to through the City’s website. By using the City’s website, the user acknowledges and accepts that the City is not responsible for any materials stored on other websites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other websites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, downloading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the City or any association between the City and the operators of the site. Links going outside the City’s website will open in a new browser window.

Copyright Notice
Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the City’s website is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used with the City’s permission. We request only that the City of Union City be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits, graphics or byline be similarly credited to the photographer, author or City of Union City, as appropriate. However, use of the City’s logo shall be limited, as set forth elsewhere herein.

If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source. See Use of Third-Party Materials below.

Using or modifying this site's materials and information for commercial or profit-making purposes is prohibited and may violate the copyrights and/or other proprietary rights of the City of Union City or third parties.

This copyright notice only pertains to the City’s website.

Use of Third-Party Materials
Materials and information on the City’s website are sometimes generated by third parties who have consented to the City’s use or placement of such materials on this site. These materials are owned by those parties. Use of these third-party materials for any purpose, without permission by owner, is prohibited. Persons seeking to use or modify third-party materials for any purpose should contact the owner of such materials directly. These materials may include photos, icons and graphics (e.g., used in links to other organizations’ sites), as well as items of general content.

Use of the City’s Logo
The City reserves the right to regulate the use of the City’s logo as deemed appropriate. Outside organizations may request the use of the logo in association with activities in which the City is an official partner or sponsor. Use of the City’s logo shall not be permitted to imply endorsement of any service, entity, program or claim not directly run by the City or in partnership with the City. Requests by outside organizations for use of the City logo as a graphic element will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the City Manager, who may grant permission for use of the City logo at his or her discretion. Any use of the City’s logo must adhere to the City’s brand guidelines, which can be found here.

Accessibility
The City is committed to making its websites accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We have made every effort to make our website accessible and easy to use by following the available standards and guidelines.

Currently, we make every effort to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508 requirements as set forth by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessibility Initiative. Ongoing validation testing is conducted using industry-recognized tops for coding and usability. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. By conforming to these guidelines, we make our website user-friendly for everyone.

Exceptions - While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If needed, site visitors may request a file in another format. The City will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Language Translations
Translations on the City’s website are automated through the use of Google Translate. It is possible that the automated translations of the City’s Web pages may have errors and that not all text will be translated. The City does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the translated text and shall not be liable for any losses or damages caused by reliance on the translated text. If you are concerned about the accuracy of the translation, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

City Calendar
The City provides a listing of events on its Calendar as an information-only service to its community. The calendar is not meant to provide an exhaustive list of all events in Union City. The City Calendar is not intended to serve as official notice of meetings or events.

Events may be posted to the Calendar which:

  • Are run or operated by the City
  • Are directly sponsored by, or held in collaboration with, the City
  • Directly affect, or a of significant interest to, the Union City community
  • Are within, or near, the City’s geographical boundaries

And/or are:

  • Organized by another public agency (e.g., county, state, federal, water district)
  • Organized by a nonprofit (including shops) and the event offers free admission

All events are posted solely at the discretion of the Marketing and Communications Division, and event posting requests may be refused at any time in consideration of resource availability, timing or abundance.

The City will make its best effort to post accurate information as provided, but assumes no liability for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the final posting. Events posted to this Calendar do not imply endorsement by the City.

Privacy
Personal information that is provided by the user will not be given, sold, disclosed or transferred to a third party without the expressed consent of the user, unless the information is subject to disclosure under federal or state law or unless the City is directed to do so as result of a court order. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The City has made an on-going commitment to site security. From time to time, security measures may be upgraded or otherwise modified to meet changing needs. While the City will take steps to keep all information received confidential, the City cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the information.

Information that is generally available under the California Public Records Act and/or federal law may be posted for electronic access through the City Website.

Many non-city sites, linked to the City Website, may or may not be subject to the Public Records Act, and may or may not be subject to other sections of the California Code or federal law. Therefore, visitors to such sites are advised to check the privacy statements of such sites and to be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used.

The City is committed to protecting the security of personally identifiable information that is either available from or collected by the City Website and has taken reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse, or alteration.