Website Terms & Conditions
The City of King City provides this website as a public service to provide information about City services, officials, and attractions. This website is a supplement to, and not a replacement for, information available from City offices. The City reserves the right to determine what information shall and shall not be placed on this website. The website is a public information resource that gives a high-level overview of the organizational mission, structure, and operation.
External Link Policy
The City of King City links to several sites from outside the City government. Citizens don’t always know or care which agency provides a service or where to get particular information. The City provides links to these sites as a courtesy to our citizens.
The City of King City makes decisions on what links to include on our website using the following guidelines:
- Other governments and educational institutions in Oregon and the United States, including individual school websites.
- Non-profit or public organizations with some relationship to the City are usually contractual.
- Utility and other service companies with an established franchise agreement with the City.
- We generally recognize community councils and organizations, for example, HOAs. If there is a question about the organization, the City Manager’s Office and legal team are consulted.
- Major arts, cultural, sports, or other festivals of general interest to King City citizens.
- Major media outlets based in King City or regional outlets regularly cover news stories in King City.
- General employment information in the King City area.
The City of King City does not generally link to:
- Corporate commercial sites; however, sites on the City’s server may include links to member or sponsor organizations. The City will also include links to business sites if they are presented as part of an economic development page directly related to City programs.
- Individual personal home pages.
- Generic third-party directory sites such as for internet/tv resellers and for-profit educational institutions.
- National sites, although departments may include links to public interest associations and similar organizations.
The City of King City does not link to:
- Candidate sites or sites were advocating a position on City or other ballot issues.
Links to Other Sites - Disclaimer
When you follow a link to one of these sites, neither the City of King City, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the City of King City warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by these external sites, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from these systems, and can not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of their information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from these systems does so at his or her own risk.
Copyright, Logos, and Other Artwork
General Copyright Information:
City of King City website content is copyrighted to the City of King City, Oregon. All rights reserved.
City of King City logos, seals, and individual department logos are the property of the City of King City, Oregon, and may not be used by others unless a license for its use is granted in writing and duly executed by an authorized City representative.
Limited permission is granted to download public information from this website so long as such information is not used for commercial purposes and is not privately owned and/or licensed by a third party.
All other artwork used on this site is the property of the respective owner and is used on this site with permission and/or license.
Photos, Images, and Videos Used on the Website:
The pictures, images, and videos used on this site are the property of the respective owner and were licensed from Adobe Stock (unless otherwise noted below.)
Other Photos, Images, and Videos Used on the Website:
Pictures of Staff, Councilors, and Commissioners were created, taken, and edited by FAMILY FIRST PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHELLY LLC the City of King City owns the rights to these pictures.
For more information on Frequently Asked Questions on the Request for Reproduction of Copyrighted Materials
Privacy & Public Disclosure
The City of King City is highly sensitive to the privacy interests of its citizens and believes that the protection of those interests is one of its most significant responsibilities. In acknowledgment of its obligations, the City will not request any more information than is necessary to provide the highest level of service.
The City uses firewalls and other security technology to prevent our computers from being accessed by unauthorized persons. During the course of a credit card transaction, the information is stored on a secured server. To perform this service, the City must, of course, pass information about transactions to your financial institution. The City will not share this information with any other third party other than the payment processing vendor.
Documents submitted to the City of King City are generally presumed to be public records subject to inspection and copying upon request.
The email address at which you receive public notifications or updates may be used for other communications from the City of King City.
“Personal information” is info that is readily identifiable to a specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, phone number, and email address. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e., sending an email, participating in a survey, or accessing a service). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of our Web site.
If personal information is required on the Web site or volunteered by the user, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state and local government. At the same time, there are certain limited exceptions to the public’s right to access public records. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions.
All information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public unless an exemption in law exists. ORS 192.420 states that: Every person has the right to inspect any public record of a public body in this state, except as otherwise expressly provided by ORS 192.501 to 192.505.
The following is a partial list of what is now considered “private” information under state and federal law. We will not disclose the following information:
- Social security number
- Driver license number
- Credit card information
- Bank account information
In some cases, you may request that information you submit that usually would be considered “public” should instead be kept private. Please direct any such requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of King City intends to offer more services online as a means to improve services and to make them more convenient and accessible. If you access services during your visit to the City Web site (e.g., Payments Online), we will collect additional information related directly to the service you are accessing. We will limit the information requested to only that required to conduct the service. You may be offered opportunities related to the service, for instance, to be put on a mailing list for upcoming events, and it will be your choice as to whether you accept the offer.
The information that you provide and we collect is retained in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) Public Records Policy 192.005 to 192.170 and 357.805 to 357.895. In some limited cases, the information may be exempt from these regulations.
If you have any questions or concerns about keeping the information you submit private, please contact us: email@example.com.
Email and Surveys
If during your visit to the City of King City Web site you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:
- The email address and contents of the email
- Information volunteered in response to a survey
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, address issues you identify, further improve our Web site, or forward the email to any other agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated. Email and survey information are public records.
Basic Information Collected
When you visit the City of King City Web site, the system automatically collects and stores the following information about your visit:
- Internet Protocol Address (IP)
- Domain Name (DNS)
The Internet protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet protocol address to direct Internet traffic to you:
- The type of browser and operating system you used
- The date and time you visited this site
- The Web pages or services you accessed at this site
- The Web site you visited prior to coming to this Web site
The information we automatically collect is used to improve the content and delivery of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our services and what technology they use to access our site. We analyze our Web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials and services available on our site and the ease of accessing them.