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The City of Albany 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.

Copyright/Logos

Copyright, Logos, and Other Artwork

All City of Albany website content is copyright City of Albany, Oregon. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to download information from this website, so long as such information is not used for commercial purposes.

Albany logos, seals, and individual department logos are the property of the City of Albany, 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.

All other artwork used on this site is the property of the respective owner and used on this site with permission.

External Link Policy

External Link Policy

The City of Albany links to a number of sites from outside 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 Albany makes decisions on what links to include on our web site, using the following guidelines:

  • Other governments and educational institutions in the state of Oregon, including individual school web sites.
  • Non-profit or public organizations that have some relationship to the City, usually contractual.
  • Utility and other service companies who have an established franchise agreement with the City.
  • Generally recognized community councils and organizations. If there is a question about the organization, the City Manager’s Office is consulted.
  • Major arts, cultural, sports, or other festivals of general interest to Albany citizens.
  • Major media outlets who are based in Albany, or regional outlets that regularly cover news stories in Albany.
  • General employment information in the Albany area.
  • Tourist information, principally from the Albany Visitors Association and Albany Downtown Association.

The City of Albany 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 educational institutions.
  • National sites, although departments may include links to public interest associations and similar organizations.

The City of Albany does not link to:

  • Candidate sites or sites advocating a position on City or other ballot issues.

Privacy

Privacy

The City of Albany is highly sensitive to the privacy interests of its citizens and believes that the protection of those interests is one of its most important 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 Albany are generally presumed to be public records subject to inspection and copying upon request.

The email address at which you receive the City Bridges e-newsletter may be used for other communications from the City of Albany but will not be provided to private parties or used for commercial purposes.

Social Media

Social Media Content and Comments

The purpose of the City's social media accounts is to discuss matters of public interest in and to the City of Albany as identified and raised by the City for discussion. We encourage you to submit comments that are on topic, but please address your comments to the specific topic(s) discussed. This is a forum limited to the specific topics identified and raised by the City of Albany. Users who submit content to these accounts agree they have read, understand, and agree to the following terms and conditions by virtue of such use.

Content shared on official City of Albany social media channels should reflect the values and priorities of the City of Albany. Content created or shared by the City will not:

  • Use vulgar, profane, violent, sexist, racist, threatening, or other offensive language or imagery.
  • Post information for personal gain.
  • Use inappropriate humor.
  • Violate any applicable federal, state or local laws, or promote the violation of such.
  • Infringe on copyright or intellectual property rights.
  • Engage in political advocacy.
  • Violate any City policies.
  • Promote or perpetuate, in any fashion, discrimination in any form because of race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, color, age, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability or other protected status or class.
  • Selectively promote solicitation of commerce or a specific business unless a purpose can be demonstrated within the context of City operations.
  • Compromise the safety or security of the public.
  • Violate the privacy of its subjects through images or information.
  • Provide false, libelous or defamatory information.

Comments by the public on content created or shared by the City are also expected to abide by these rules. Depending on the severity of violation, comments may be hidden or deleted. The City reserves the right to disable comments entirely on certain posts. In some cases, individuals may be blocked or banned from one or all City of Albany social media channels. 

Translation/LEP Plan

Translation

As a convenience to those who live and work here, the City links to Google Translate which provides an automated translation of the website. The tool is not perfect, and the context of the text may not be taken into account when it is translated. As a result, sometimes the translation may lose some of its intended meaning. Therefore, the City of Albany cannot guarantee the accuracy of the converted text. Where there is any question, the English version is always the authoritative version of the website.

Some items on the site may not be translated, such as images containing text, documents, maps, and web page elements. Additionally, some features on the site may not work in the translated versions. If you have any questions about information that appears on our site, please contact us.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

A LEP Plan is a document that describes how an organization will provide services to individuals who are non-English speaking or have limited English proficiency. The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division has developed a set of five elements to include in the LEP Plan (needs assessment, language services offered, notices, training for staff, and evaluation.). 

The LEP Plan fulfills the City’s responsibilities as a recipient of federal financial assistance as they relate to the needs of individuals with limited English language skills. This plan was originally prepared in 2015, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq, and its implementing regulations, which state that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. The City of Albany receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §5301 (1994) via the State of Oregon through its Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA).

The first LEP Plan was adopted by the City Council in 2015 via Resolution No. 6402

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan (English)
  • Limited English Proficiency Plan (Spanish)

Notice to City

Notice to City

Communications made through the City of Albany's website shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal or official notice to the City of Albany, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents with respect to any existing, pending, or future claim or cause of action against the City of Albany or any of its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, or agents where notice is required by federal, state, or local law. No communication to the City of Albany made through this website shall be deemed to constitute legal or official notice for any purpose.

Materials and information on the City of Albany's website are provided as a public service and intended to afford general guidelines on matters of public interest. Accordingly, the information in this site is not intended to serve as legal, accounting or tax advice. Except for the third party materials described below, the materials and information on this site were generated, compiled, or assembled at public expense and are freely available for non-commercial, non-profit making use, provided the user keeps intact all associated copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. The materials and information on this site may not be "mirrored" without the written permission of the Information Technology department and/or the City Manager’s Office.

Disclaimers

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the City of Albany. The views and opinions of the authors of documents published on the City of Albany's website do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the City of Albany, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Liability

THE CITY OF ALBANY SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY IMPROPER OR INCORRECT USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY USER'S USE OF THEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CITY OF ALBANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS) REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, OR DESTRUCTION OF DATA, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

Disclaimer of Warranties / Accuracy and Use of Information

THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE CITY OF ALBANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND TITLE TO ANY OF THE MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. CITY OF ALBANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CITY OF ALBANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE, OR THROUGH LINKS TO OTHER SITES, IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. USER (AND NOT THE CITY OF ALBANY) ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

CHANGES ARE MADE PERIODICALLY TO MANY CITY DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING MUNICIPAL CODES, CHARTER SECTIONS, REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND SCHEDULES, AND THESE CHANGES MAY OR MAY NOT BE REFLECTED IN THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION PRESENT ON THE CITY OF ALBANY'S WEBSITE. ADDITIONALLY, BECAUSE THE SITE IS FREQUENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MAY BE DELETED, MODIFIED OR MOVED TO A DIFFERENT PART OF THE SITE WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE.

Prohibitions

Attempts to upload information or change information on the City of Albany's website are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by Information Technology. This prohibition does not apply to a user's submission of information via an online form created by the City of Albany for that purpose.

Indemnification

To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using the City of Albany's website, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the City of Albany, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and information contained on this site.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OR UNDERSTAND ANY OR ALL OF THESE TERMS,
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CITY OF ALBANY'S WEBSITE OR OTHER ONLINE SERVICES.

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