Privacy Policy

The City of Santa Monica does not use its Web site to collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to requests for information, services, or to complete an online transaction.

The City of Santa Monica does not create individual profiles with the information provided by users of this site, nor does it voluntarily provide such personal information to third parties or private organizations. The City does not track information about individuals and their visits. The information does not identify you personally. The City of Santa Monica may employ cookies to control the operation of this web site. In the event that a cookie is used, its use will be transient in nature and will apply only to the on-line session in progress. The City of Santa Monica does not use cookies on this site to collect and store information about users.

The City of Santa Monica does not collect information for commercial marketing from this Web site, nor will you be sent unsolicited E-mail. You may choose to subscribe to a City service, such as the Web Information Network, so that E-mail regarding City affairs will be sent to you automatically. In such a case, you will always have the option of canceling your subscription or changing your preferences.

Should you provide the City of Santa Monica with personal information, such as sending an E-mail or by filling out and submitting an online form located on the City of Santa Monica's Web site, the information may be used to respond to you and to assist in providing you with the information or service requested.

In order to provide electronic commerce capabilities, the name, address and payment information (if applicable) that you might provide when using this Web site may be collected and processed to complete an online transaction and for record-keeping for such activities as billing, permits, licenses and other business-related purposes.

You should be aware that information that you provide to the City of Santa Monica might be considered public record. As such, some of this information, perhaps even including your E-mail address, may not be considered private and may be subject to disclosure under public records laws.

Web usage statistics are gathered for site management purposes. When you visit a page on this site, the following information is automatically collected and stored:

1. The Internet domain (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address from which you access the City's Web site;
2. The type of browser and operating system used to access the City's Web site;
3. The date, time and duration of the visit;
4. The pages visited;
5. If you link to the City's Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

The City of Santa Monica 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 this Web site or with respect to the material obtained this Web site, including without limitation, any material sent to you via this Web site. This Web site and all materials distributed 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 City of Santa Monica is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, completion or accuracy of financial transactions conducted on, or the inability to use, this Web site and/or the materials distributed by the Web site whether the materials distributed by the Web site are provided by the City of Santa Monica, or a third party.

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