City Of Fairfield External Website Link Policy

The City of Fairfield permits the establishment of links to external websites on the City's official website solely in conformance with this policy.  In establishing and maintaining its official website, the City does not intend in any manner to create a forum or other means by which public discourse, exchange of opinions, or discussion on issues of any nature may occur.  Rather, the sole and limited purpose of the City's website and permitted external links is to provide non-political and/or non-religious information of a factual nature about the City of Fairfield including various services and resources available within and around the City, or as may be available from other governmental agencies.  To avoid any perception that the City endorses or provides favorable treatment to any private person or business enterprise, no corporate or commercial logos or direct links to vendor sites are allowed.  Consistent with the foregoing policy, it is the City's policy to limit external links to the following kinds of entities and organizations:

1.  Chamber of commerce and/or Visitors Bureau;

2.  Other governmental agencies;

3.  Hospitals;

4.  Museums, libraries, historical organizations and similar kinds of established, bona fide organizations that provide cultural resources to residents and visitors of the City;

5.  Public and private, bona fide educational institutions as defined in Education Code § 210.1, or as described in Education Code § 66010(a) and (b), located within Solano, Napa and Yolo Counties; and

6.  Entities and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide the location, telephone number and/or description of tourism events in the City of Fairfield.

7.  Public Utilities (e.g. P.G. &E.)

8.  Entities that the City has an existing formal, contractual relationship with through direct funding, or co-partnership on programs.

9.  Entities that provide video streaming on the City's website.

Entities and organizations wishing to establish external links on the City's official website must submit an application on a form provided by the City Manager’s department which shall contain all information necessary to verify the facts stated and as may be necessary to establish that the proposed link is in compliance with this policy.  The City of Fairfield reserves the right to 1) deny an external link application as to any person, business or organization when it is determined, following review of a complete application, that the entity or organization for which application is made does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; 2) deny an external link application as to any person, business or organization which fails to provide all required information, or fails to provide truthful information; 3) remove any external link if the nature of the organization or business to which the link relates no longer complies with the City's external link policy; 4) to discontinue an external link at any time if entities’ websites provide or promote false, slanderous, illegal, immoral, or incorrect information at any time, or 5) to revise this policy without prior notice when to do so is deemed to be in the best interests of the City.

Copyright Policy

The Fairfield Logo is a trademark of the City of Fairfield.  Any use of the materials stored on the City's website is prohibited without the written permission of the City of Fairfield.  The City of Fairfield retains all intellectual property rights including copyrights on all text, graphics images, photographs,  and any other content.  This means that the following acts or activities are prohibited without prior, written permission from the City of Fairfield:  1) modify and/or re-use text, images or other web content from a City server; 2) distribute the City's web content; or 3) "mirror" the City's information on a non-City server.

The materials and information contained on or obtained from this website, are distributed and transmitted "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  Information contained on this website, including information obtained from external links thereon, is provided without any representation of any kind as to accuracy or content and should be verified by the user.  The City of Fairfield is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the website and/or the materials contained on the site whether the materials contained on the website are provided by the City of Fairfield, or a third party.