Website Policy

The purpose of the City of Vista's website is to provide information about City services, officials, and policies, and to promote the public's health, safety, and welfare by providing information for citizens, businesses, and visitors of Vista. The City of Vista website is not intended to be a forum for expressive activity by members of the public. For purposes of this policy, an "external link" is a hyperlink from the City's website to a website maintained by another party. The City is not responsible for, does not endorse, and cannot ensure the accuracy of information on these outside web sites.

Disclaimer - External Links

The information posted on Vista's website includes hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. Vista provides these links solely for the convenience of the City's website users. When users choose to exit the City's website using provided links, they must be aware that they are leaving the City's website and that they are subject to the privacy and security policies of the external website. The City of Vista does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on any external website, regardless of the presence or absence of links on the City's website. The City does not endorse or recommend any third party web site, product, or services. The City of Vista does not authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. The City of Vista is not responsible for transmissions received from linked websites.

Location of Links

The City reserves the right to determine how and where external links will appear on its web site; i.e. what page the link appears on and where the link is placed on the page.

Accuracy of Information

The City strives to keep information on this website accurate and current, but the information and services available on the City's web pages may include inaccuracies or typographical errors and improvements/modifications may take place at any time. The City does not warrant that communications with the website will be uninterrupted or error-free or that any errors/typos will be corrected. The City makes no representations about the reliability, availability, timeliness, or accuracy of the website for any purpose. The web pages and information contained herein are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.

Privacy Statement

The City of Vista 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 online transactions, nor does it voluntarily provide such personal information to third parties or private organizations.

The City of Vista does not collect information for commercial marketing from this Web site, nor will you be sent unsolicited E-mail by the City. You may choose to subscribe to a City notification service 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 Vista with personal information, such as by sending an E-mail or by filling out and submitting an online form located on the City of Vista's Web site, the information may be used to respond to you and to assist in providing you with the information or service requested.

You should be aware that information you provide to the City of Vista is considered a public record. As such, this information, including your E-mail address, maybe considered public information and may be subject to disclosure under public records laws. Please do not include information you do not want disseminated, such as phone numbers. In order to provide electronic commerce capabilities, the name, address and payment information (if applicable) that you may 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.

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:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access the City's Web site.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access the City's Web site.
  • The date, time and duration of the visit.
  • The pages visited.
  • If you link to the City's Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

Accessibility Policy

Through its Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is promoting a high degree of Web access for people with disabilities. In coordination with organizations around the world, WAI is pursuing Web accessibility through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development. To help support the WAI, the City of Vista is complying with W3C guidelines for Web accessibility.