miOttawa.org Website Policies

Use of Information

This web site is provided as an information source for public use. Ottawa County strives to maintain the integrity of this site and to present information which is accurate and timely. The information is subject to periodic updates, revision, deletions and additions without prior notice. Material provided at this site is gathered from many sources. Ottawa County is not responsible for errors or omissions contained in the information, and makes no representations as to the accuracy of the information. The user is cautioned that charts or other graphics which appear at this site may not be subject to accurate transmission in their entirety.

The material at this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be relied on in lieu of professional advice.

Where an official printed document differs from text which may be provided at this site, the official printed document takes precedence.

The Freedom of Information Act provides that all messages received by Ottawa County at this site become public records subject to the provisions of the Act. Users who communicate through this site are advised that all communications are public information and cannot be held in confidence. Furthermore, in accordance with its internal policies, Ottawa County may periodically monitor communications at this site.

Commercial use of material contained at this site is prohibited without the express written permission of Ottawa County.

Disclaimer of Liability

With respect to all information available at this site, Ottawa County, it's officers, employees, agents and assigns make no warranty, express or implied including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, nor does Ottawa County make any representation that the use of said information will not infringe privately owned rights. Ottawa County, its officers, employees, agents and assigns will not be liable for any damage or injury caused by the use of this site, including but not limited to failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or on-line failure.

The user assumes all risks associated with the use of this site, including those involving computer, software or data damage caused by any virus, software or other file which might be transmitted or activated via the Ottawa County web site or your access to it.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply Ottawa County's endorsement or recommendation thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Ottawa County, and may not be used for advertising or endorsement purposes. Ottawa County does not review, sponsor or endorse any other web sites linked to this web site.

Social Media Sites

Users and visitors to Ottawa County social media sites are notified that the intended purpose of the site is to serve as a mechanism for communication between the County and members of the public.Ottawa County reserves the right to remove published content that does not comply with privacy policies and rules set forth below:

  1. is obscene
  2. is defamatory
  3. that you do not have the necessary rights, licenses and consents to post.
  4. constitutes spam, unauthorized advertising or solicits.
  5. contains code or links to malware or potentially damaging links.
  6. invades anyone's privacy or impersonates anyone.
  7. encourages conduct that may or would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state or national law or regulation.
  8. promotes illegal discrimination
  9. threatens harm or loss.

Links to External Sites

Links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. They do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Ottawa County of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation, organization or individual. Ottawa County bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

© Copyright

Content, layout and original artwork: © Copyright Ottawa County. All rights reserved.

Communications on Site Are Not Legal Notice

Communications made through this site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to Ottawa County or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the County or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives, where notice to the County is required by any federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.

Privacy Policy

If you provide us with your email address or phone number, we may use it to send you news, information and announcements. You may unsubscribe to these services by following the instructions contained in the messages. We will only share personal information about you with others if:

  • We have your consent to share the information, or
  • We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested, or
  • We are authorized to do so by law. E.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to requests pursuant to a statute requiring or permitting disclosure such as the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, MCL 15.231, et seq.

We limit access to personally identifiable information gathered to employees and agents who need access to perform a specific job.

HIPAA - Notice of Privacy Practices