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General

The Township of Toms River provides this website for your convenience. By using the information, services, and products available through this website, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of use set forth herein.

The terms and conditions set forth may be updated from time to time without notice to you. It is your responsibility to review these terms and conditions from time to time to be aware of any changes. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to any changes to these terms and conditions, whether you are aware of them or not.

Please note that the Township of Toms River is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of external websites that the Township does not control, whether or not the Township links to those external websites or not.

Collection of personal information

Certain services provided through this website require you to submit personally identifiable information (such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, credit card number, etc.) by filling out and submitting an online form. The Township uses this information to provide the services or information you are requesting. It is completely optional for you to use these services.

Depending on the service offered, some of the information you are asked to provide may be designated as mandatory or voluntary. If you do not provide information designated as mandatory, you cannot access that service electronically and must instead use a non-Internet based means of accessing that service.

How your personal information is used

When you visit, read through, or download information through this website, the Township gathers and stores statistical information about your visit. The Township's web server automatically collects this information when you visit this website. The Township uses this information to diagnose problems with the server and to compile statistics on site usage.

In addition, the Township of Toms River collects your information in order to provide the various services offered through this website. For example, information you provide may be used to help you obtain building permits, inspection requests, etc. ?

Protection of your personal information

The Township of Toms River recognizes and appreciates the sensitivity of the personal information provided through this website and the importance of keeping that information secure. Accordingly, the Township has security measures in place to protect the personal information you provide.

Personal information may be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the State of New Jersey's archiving policies. However, personal information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. Additionally, the Township encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card or Social Security numbers) or other data that is legally required to remain private.

Use of cookies

When you visit the Township of Toms River's website, you can navigate the site anonymously and access information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our site, the Township may use "cookies" to assist your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It can function as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases, and preferences. However, it cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. The cookies employed by the Township's website will not attempt to read any information on your hard drive, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to determine your identity or your e-mail address.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

For some web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages. While certain web pages use cookies to assist your visit to the Township of Toms River's website, and while the Township's web servers automatically log the IP address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally, and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided personal information to a specific web page.

Security

Data transmission over the Internet is not guaranteed to be 100% secure. While the Township aims to protect your personal information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us or received from our online products or services. Once the Township receives a transmission, it will use its best efforts to ensure the information transmitted is secure on Township systems.

Your responsibilities

You are responsible for all charges associated with connecting to the Internet. You agree that any telephone or other communication fees and charges incurred are your sole responsibility. The access number you use may not be a local phone call (even though it may be in the same area code as your phone number) and you may be subject to long distance fees or other charges. We advise you to check the local telephone service to verify whether your access number is a local charge and if additional communication fees may apply.

Prohibited uses

As a user of the Township of Toms River's website you agree to use this service only for its lawful, intended purposes. Use of this service for transmission, distribution, retrieval, or storage of any information, data, or other material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. You also agree not to use the service to:

  • Provide false information or to impersonate someone else;
  • Distribute computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system;
  • Violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.
  • System and network security

    Breaches of system or network security of the service (i.e., "hacking") are prohibited, and may subject you to criminal and/or civil liability. The Township of Toms River will investigate suspected security breaches, and may notify applicable law enforcement agencies of suspected thereof.

    You may not attempt to circumvent the authentication procedures or security of any host, network, network component, or account to access data, accounts, or systems that you are not expressly permitted to access. You may not interfere or attempt to interfere with service to any other user. ?

    Violation of terms of use

    In the event of any violation of the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Township of Toms River reserves the right to suspend or terminate, either temporarily or permanently, any or all services provided. Users who violate these terms and conditions may additionally incur criminal and/or civil liability. The Township of Toms River may refer violators to civil or criminal authorities for prosecution.

    Indemnity

    You agree to indemnify and hold Township of Toms River and its subsidiaries, affiliates, telecommunications providers, service providers, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including attorneys' fees, related to a user's violation of the terms and conditions or the use of the services and information provided at this website.

    Limitation of liability

    IN NO EVENT WILL THE TOWNSHIP OF TOMS RIVER, ITS SUPPLIERS, ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO:

  • THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS SERVICE;
  • ANY EXTERNAL WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE, OR THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, STATEMENTS, MATERIALS,INFORMATION, OR CONTENT CONTAINED OR EXPRESSED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH LINKED SITES;
  • CONTENT ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY;
  • AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TOMS RIVER OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THIRD PARTY AFFILIATES.
  • IN NO EVENT SHALL TOWNSHIP OF TOMS RIVER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING FROM THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF THE TOWNSHIP OF TOMS RIVER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  • IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO STOP USING THE WEB SITE.

  • You hereby acknowledge that the Township of Toms River shall not be liable for the conduct of other users, links, or third-parties referenced in links on this website, and that the risk of injury from use of such links rests entirely with the user.

    The presence of links to third-parties on this website does not constitute an endorsement by the Township of Toms River of the content of the linked sites, or of services or products which may be offered on those sites. These links are provided as an information service only, and it is your sole responsibility to investigate any and all offers, services, produces, information, and overall content of linked sites.

    The Township of Toms River reserves the right to restrict access of any user of this service and may at any time in its sole discretion with or without notice and with or without cause immediately deny access to the service.

    Disclaimer of warranties

    This service is provided by Township of Toms River on an "as is" basis. Neither the Township of Toms River, nor its partners, providers, or affiliates, make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the service, its contents, or any information made available by or through the service. Also, neither the Township of Toms River, nor its partners, providers, or affiliates, assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, service, or process depicted or contained herein, or represent that its use would not infringe on privately-owned rights.

    The Township of Toms River disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any infringement. Furthermore, Township of Toms River does not warrant that use of the service will uninterrupted, available at any time or from any location, secure, or error-free. Corrected defects are not warrantable and the service is not guaranteed to be free of viruses or other harmful components.

    Jurisdictional issues

    The foregoing provisions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey. Any and all causes of action arising out of or related to the operation and use of the Township of Toms River's website or the foregoing provisions shall be brought in the Superior Court of New Jersey and venued in the Ocean County vicinage. Anyone instituting such litigation consents to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by the Superior Court of New Jersey.

    The foregoing provisions shall be construed as nearly as possible to reflect the intent of the parties and the objectives sought to be achieved, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. If any of the foregoing provisions is or is determined to be invalid, the invalid portion shall be severed from the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

    The Township of Toms River's failure to exercise or enforce any of the foregoing provisions shall not constitute a waiver of any right or privilege specified therein unless acknowledged and agreed to by the Township of Toms River in writing. You and Township of Toms River agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the use and operation of this website or the foregoing provisions must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

    The section titles set forth above are solely for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. These foregoing provisions constitute the entire agreement between you and Township of Toms River respecting the operation and use of the Township of Toms River's website and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous oral or written agreements. This agreement is non-assignable.

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