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Website Content Policy
City Website Content and External Links
Staff is hereby directed to include the following provisions of this policy on the City website. If you have questions about the following policies, please email the City’s web team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the purpose of the Las Cruces City Government website to provide accurate content that will inform Las Cruces citizens about the City of Las Cruces services, operations, projects, and special events, and provide information about City officials and personnel. The website should also be used to facilitate the delivery of services provided by the City of Las Cruces to its citizens and other customers.
The City of Las Cruces website is maintained to provide information to the public. Information found on the City’s website has been compiled from various sources and is subject to change at any time and without notice from the City of Las Cruces. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up to date, the City of Las Cruces assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly due to errors, omissions, or discrepancies. The City’s Web Team is responsible for the City of Las Cruces website's management and oversight. Questions or comments concerning information contained in the City of Las Cruces website should be directed to email@example.com. Comments about the City’s website are welcome from any source and are always appreciated.
Using the City of Las Cruces website, the user assumes all risks associated with its use, including but not limited to the risk of damage to the computer, software, or data by any virus, program, or file, which might be transmitted through the Internet. Under no circumstances shall the City of Las Cruces be liable for any damages resulting from the use of the City of Las Cruces website or any external link.
The opinions expressed in any linked websites are not those of the City of Las Cruces, and any questions on other websites should be addressed to the entity sponsoring such a site.
A computer communicates with the City of Las Cruces’ website using a particular Internet Protocol address (IP). Like most sites, the City of Las Cruces can track the user’s IP address when visiting the site. The IP address allows the City of Las Cruces to track for each user, information such as the IP address, the browser type, and the identity of the user’s Internet service provider: however, the IP address does not provide any personally identifiable information and allows the user to remain anonymous. This information helps the City improve site navigation and improve the City’s website and content.
To the extent that the City website contains or may in the future contain online registration forms for special activities or other services, an applicant may be asked during the application process for a name, address, e-mail address, phone number, birth date, or other general or special purpose information needed to complete registration for the specific activity or service.
To the extent that the City website contains or may in the future contain online volunteer or employment application forms, an applicant may be asked during the application process to provide name, address, e-mail address, phone number, driver’s license number, occupations, work experiences, employment history, education level, and/or references.
To the extent that the City website contains or may in the future contain online payment services, the City of Las Cruces will collect personal information, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, and credit card number should you decide to use an online payment service.
Permitted External Links
The City of Las Cruces website contains links to other websites convenient to the public and does not constitute an endorsement. The City of Las Cruces is not responsible for the information contained on sites linked from any City of Las Cruces page and has not reviewed for accuracy or legal sufficiency.
The City of Las Cruces permits establishing links to external websites on the City’s official website solely in conformance with this policy. In the establishment and maintenance of its official website, the City does not intend in any manner to create a forum or other means by which public disclosure, exchange of opinions, or discussion on issues of any nature may occur. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of this 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 Las Cruces, including various services and resources available within and around the City, or as may be available from other government agencies.
The Las Cruces City Government website includes links to other websites. The City is not responsible for these third parties' actions and policies and recommends the privacy policies of each website be reviewed before supplying personally identifiable information.
External Link Application Process
Organizations and City staff requesting to establish external links to the City’s website must submit an External Link Application Form to the City’s Web Team. This form will contain all information necessary to verify the facts and establish that the proposed link complies with this policy.
- Consistent with the foregoing policy, it is the City’s policy to limit external links to the following kinds of entities and organizations:
- Sites that are owned and managed by a state, local, or federal governmental agency, local public school, college board, or special district; or
- Public Utilities; or
- Sites that are maintained by a non-profit organization that supports the mission of the City; or
- Sites that have a direct contractual relationship with the City for the provision of goods and/or services.
- External links will not be made to sites that fall within any of the following criteria, as determined by the City Manager or their designee:
- Sites that are owned or managed by a political party, candidate, or special interest group or are of a political nature that are associated with, sponsored by, or serving a candidate for elected office, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or ballot proposal; or
- Sites that are owned, managed, or provide content for commercial entities that do not have a direct contractual relationship with the City for the provision of goods and/or services; or
- Sites containing any materials that may reasonably be considered scurrilous or offensive. Offensive materials are defined as sexual content or images, slurs against race, religious or political beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical attributes.
The City of Las Cruces reserves the right to 1) deny an external link application 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 outlined in this policy; and 2) deny an external link application to any person, business or organization which fails to provide all required information or fails to provide truthful information.
Removal of External Link
The City Manager or their designee is authorized to remove any external link at their sole discretion or if the nature of the organization or business to which the link relates no longer complies with the City’s external link policy; and discontinue an external link at any time if an entity’s website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, immoral, offensive, or incorrect information at any time.