Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE (“TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING SANTA BARBARA COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM’S (“SBCERS”) WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL SUBPAGES, SUBDOMAINS AND RELATED DOMAINS, YOU AGREE, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, TO THESE TERMS.

Disclaimer

The materials and information contained on or obtained from this website, 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. Information contained on this website, including information obtained from external links thereon, is provided without any representation of any kind as to accuracy or content and should be verified by the user. The County of Santa Barbara is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the website and/or the materials contained on the site whether the materials contained on the website are provided by the County of Santa Barbara or a third party

I. YOUR USE OF SBCERS.ORG

You agree to access and use sbcers.org only for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to your use of sbcers.org. By accessing sbcers.org and related websites, you agree that you will not:

a) use sbcers.org to commit a criminal offense or to encourage others to engage in any conduct which would constitute a criminal offense;

b) use sbcers.org in a way to give rise to civil liability or encourage others to engage in any conduct which would give rise to civil liability;

c) use sbcers.org to impersonate other parties or entities;

d) use sbcers.org to upload any material that may alter, damage, or interrupt the functionality of sbcers.org or the hardware or software of any other person who accesses sbcers.org;

e) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any materials that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or contractual relationship;

f) alter, damage, or delete any content posted on sbcers.org;

g) disrupt sbcers.org or its servers or networks in any way; or

h) claim a relationship with or represent any business, association, or other organization with which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship or to represent.

II. PASSWORDS AND ACCOUNT SECURITY

You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use on SBCERS websites. Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to SBCERS for all activities that occur under your account.

III. INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE

In order to use certain aspects of sbcers.org, you may be required to provide information about yourself. You agree that any information you give to SBCERS will always be accurate, correct and up to date. To learn how SBCERS may use such information please visit sbcers.org Privacy Policy page.

IV. LINKS TO SITES OF NON-COUNTY ENTITIES

Sbcers.org may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are operated by parties other than SBCERS. SBCERS does not imply approval of the listed destinations, warrant the accuracy of any information set out in those destinations, or endorse any opinions expressed therein. Like sbcers.org, all other websites operate under the auspices and at the direction of their respective owners who should be contacted directly with questions regarding the content of those sites.

V. MISCELLANEOUS TERMS

a) Nothing contained in or displayed on sbcers.org or in these Terms constitutes or is intended to constitute legal advice by SBCERS or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, attorneys, or representatives.

b) SBCERS’ failure to exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which SBCERS otherwise has under applicable law), shall not constitute a waiver of any of SBCERS’ rights or remedies, and shall not be construed to be a modification of the Terms.

c) SBCERS reserves the right to revise and otherwise change the Terms at any time and without notice. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated. Your continued use of sbcers.org following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance thereof. You should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions.

d) All material on this website is owned by SBCERS. You may not copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material or content without express consent.

VI. GOOGLE™ TRANSLATOR DISCLAIMER

SBCERS’ website is provided in English. However, the “Google Translate” option may assist you in reading it in other languages.

Google Translate cannot translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. SBCERS does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy of the translations provided. SBCERS, its officers, employees, and/or agents shall not be liable for any resulting damages or losses.

External Link Policy

It is the purpose of the SBCERS website to provide accurate, non-editorial content that will inform SBCERS members about the services, issues, operations and projects of Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System. In addition, the website will be used to facilitate the delivery of direct services provided by SBCERS to its members and other customers. All SBCERS offices, departments, agencies, governing bodies, boards, and commissions are eligible to submit content or request the posting or hypertext linking to appropriate information to support their mission or service initiatives.

SBCERS staff is responsible for the management and oversight of the SBCERS website. Comments about this site are welcome from any source and are always greatly appreciated.

The security of the information you provide to SBCERS is important to us. However, the SBCERS site includes links to other sites, and when you choose to visit those sites, we are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat user information. In addition, we may permit third parties to offer registration-based services through our site. We are not responsible for the actions and policies of these third parties, and you should review the privacy policies of these parties when supplying personally identifiable information to them.

Links from SBCERS Website

Organizations wishing to establish external links on the SBCERS website must submit an external link application. This form will contain all information necessary to verify the facts stated and is necessary to establish that the proposed link is in compliance with this policy.

External links may be made to websites that meet the following criteria, as determined by the County Webmaster:

  • Sites that are owned and managed by a state, local or federal governmental agency or local school board.
  • Sites that are maintained by an organization that receives direct financial support from SBCERS.
  • Sites that have a direct contractual relationship with SBCERS for the provision of goods and/or services.
  • Sites that provide a unique online resource that will assist in the provision of services and/or information that compliment the purpose of the SBCERS’ web presence as outlined above.
  • Sites that provide of non-profit/non-religious services that support the mission of SBCERS.
  • Entities that SBCERS has an existing formal, contractual relationship with through direct funding, or co-partnership on programs.

External links will not be made to sites that fall within any of the following criteria, as determined by SBCERS:

  • Sites that are owned or managed by a political party, candidate or special interest group or are of a political nature that are associated with, sponsored by or serving a candidate for elected office, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or ballot proposal.
  • Sites that are owned, managed or provide content for commercial entities, that do not have a direct contractual relationship with SBCERS for the provision of goods and/or services.
  • Sites containing any materials that may reasonably be considered scurrilous or offensive. Offensive materials are defined as sexual content or images, slurs against race, religious or political beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or physical attributes.

SBCERS reserves the right to 1) deny an external link application as to any person, business or organization when it is determined, following review of a complete application, that the entity or organization for which application is made does not meet the criteria set forth in this policy; 2) deny an external link application as to any person, business or organization which fails to provide all required information, or fails to provide truthful information.

Removal of Content

SBCERS reserves the right to remove any external link if the nature of the organization or business to which the link relates no longer complies with the SBCERS external link policy; 1) to discontinue an external link at any time if entities’ website provides or promotes false, slanderous, illegal, immoral, or incorrect information at any time, or 2) to revise this policy without prior notice when to do so is deemed to be in the best interests of SBCERS.

Copyright and Trademark

The SBCERS Logo is a trademark of Santa Barbara County Employees’ Retirement System. Any use of the materials stored on the SBCERS’ website is prohibited without the written permission of SBCERS. SBCERS retains all intellectual property rights including copyrights on all text, graphic images and other content. This means that the following acts or activities are prohibited without prior, written permission from SBCERS: 1) modify and/or re-use text, images or other web content from an SBCERS server; 2) distribute SBCERS’ web content; or 3) “mirror” SBCERS’ information on a non-SBCERS server.