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Terms And Conditions Of Usage

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It is important to read the following terms of use. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to abide by these terms. 1). The Los Angeles Police Department Website (LAPDOnline.org) is created and designed for the purpose of communicating general information with users of the Internet by electronic means. The Los Angeles Police Department does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or confidentiality of any such communications. The internet should not be used to transmit any sensitive or confidential information to the Los Angeles Police Department as such information may be easily intercepted. Given the unreliable nature of Internet communications, information transmitted to the Los Angeles Police Department via electronic means may not be received at all, nor received or reviewed in a timely manner.

2). The Los Angeles Police Department Website should not be relied upon for emergency services and is in no way designed to serve as an alternative to the emergency services provided by 911 telephone service. If you have an emergency or important time-sensitive crime information, communicate this information with the Los Angeles Police Department by 911 emergency telephone service.

3). Trademark and Copyright 1998 by the Los Angeles Police Department, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All materials published on the Site are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by the Los Angeles Police Department, or the party listed as the provider of the content, software or other materials. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without the written permission of the Los Angeles Police Department.

4). The Los Angeles Police Department reserves the right to modify, update or alter these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications.

5). Communications made through this Site’s e-mail and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the Los Angeles Police Department or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the Los Angeles Police Department or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the Los Angeles Police Department is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.

6). This Website, LAPDOnline, is an Official Los Angeles Police Department Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution under Federal, State, and local law. The Los Angeles Police Department and its agents may monitor and audit the usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.

7). Use of the NAME, INITIALS, or SEAL of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is restricted by law and may be used only with written permission of the Los Angeles Police Department..

8). UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download or copy any downloadable materials displayed on the Site for home, noncommercial and personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the Site.

9). You shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on this Site, nor shall you upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on the Site (i) any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent materials; (ii) any materials which infringe any intellectual property right of any third party or advertise or otherwise solicit funds or is a solicitation for goods and services; or (iii) any materials containing a virus or other harmful component. While the Los Angeles Police Department has no obligation to monitor the Site and is not responsible for the content of any messages, information or files transmitted on the Site, the Los Angeles Police Department reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to such messages, information or files which the Los Angeles Police Department, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use.

10). The information provided on this Site, and links to other related Websites, are provided as a courtesy to Site visitors only, and are in no manner an endorsement, recommendation or approval of any person, any product or any service contained on any other Website.

11). The Los Angeles Police Department is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Site or with respect to the material contained on the Site, including without limitation, any material posted on the Site. THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT 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. The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT, OR A THIRD PARTY.

12) The Los Angeles Police Department operates this Site from its offices in Los Angeles and makes no representations that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

13). This Agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California as applied to agreements made and to be performed entirely therein. Any action brought to enforce the Agreement or in connection with this Site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts in Los Angeles County, California.