30 Mechanic Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Links to Other Sites
Intrusion Detection Disclosure
Copyright and Trademark Limitations
Seal of Freehold Borough and Department Seals and Logos
Please note that this Use Policy is subject to change without notice, and that it reflects the Borough’s current business practices.
Also note that each department within the Borough may have additional privacy and use policies specific to the mission and needs of their work. Be sure to review those policies as you access additional sites within the Borough.
Section A. Information Disclaimer
The Borough makes great effort to provide secure, accurate and complete information on this Web site. However, portions of the information contained in this site may be incorrect or not current. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. The Borough reserves the right to make changes and improvements to this Web site at any time and without notice.
The Borough, its officers, employees or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind direct or indirect arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of those materials.
The materials and information provided on this Web site are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of expectation of privacy, noninfringement, noninfringement of third-party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.
Section B. Links to Other Sites
The Borough 's Web site and materials may contain hypertext or links to other Internet computer sites, which are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by the Borough. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you, the visitor.
The Borough, its officers or employees, exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark, compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse or approve the information, content, proceeds, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. Visitors proceed to those external sites at their own risk. The Borough specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages that may result from the accessing of a third-party site, which is linked to the Borough 's Web site, or from reliance upon only such information.
Section C. Endorsement Disclaimer
Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial products, processes or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Borough or its officers, employees or agents. No information or statements contained on this server may be used for the purposes of advertising, or to imply an endorsement or recommendation.
Section D. Intrusion Detection
All Borough computer systems are subject to monitoring at all times to assure proper functioning of the systems, to provide security for the computer system's operation and information contained therein, to prevent unauthorized use and to deter and investigate violations of law. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the use of this Website.
The Borough respects the intellectual property interests of other parties. If you believe that your work appears on this Web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify the Borough and provide the following information:
Section E. Copyright and Trademark Limitations
The Borough has made the content of these pages available to the public and anyone may view, copy or distribute Borough information found here without obligation to the Borough, unless otherwise stated on particular material or information to which a restriction on free use may apply. However, the Borough makes no warranty that materials contained herein are free of Copyright or Trademark claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. Making a copy of such material may be subject to the Copyright or Trademark laws.
Section F. Seal of the Borough of Freehold
Use and display of the Seal of the Borough of Freehold and the seals and logos of any Borough department are restricted by law and may be used only as authorized by the law of the Borough of Freehold.
Section G. Unauthorized Modifications
Unauthorized attempts to modify or modifications of any information stored on the Borough's web pages may result in criminal prosecution.
Privacy Notice - Borough of Freehold Privacy Notice
The following notices apply to all registered websites of the Borough.
Thank you for visiting Freehold Borough's Web site and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement addresses collection, use and security of and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the Borough Web site. This notice covers the following topics:
If You Send Us Personal Information
Personal Information and Choice
Public Access to Information
Translation is provided by Google, an online third-party service, and accuracy is not guaranteed. The Borough is not responsible for discrepancies or differences. Translation for downloads, including but not limited to, images, documents, and PDFs are not provided.
Section A. If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information; as in an e-mail to the Mayor or a councilmember or someone else, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us through our Web site; we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give it to any private organizations. The Borough does not collect information for commercial marketing.
Section B. Personal Information and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personal information online.
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, and telephone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate in a survey, or provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse the Borough Web site and read or download any information provided on the site.
E-mail is not a secure medium. Personal information sent via the Internet can be intercepted. You may, therefore, wish to reconsider the advisability of sending messages that contain sensitive, personal information to this Intranet address.
The Borough does not plan on divulging information collected or information disclosed voluntarily, but may be required to do so pursuant to a request under state's right-to-know laws such as the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, any common law right-to-know laws, other State or Federal laws or pursuant to court order.
If you believe your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Web contact as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.
Section C. Public Access to Information
In the Borough, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by municipal government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
All the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
Section D. Cookies
Section E. Security
The Borough, as developer and manager of this Web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession.
Section F. Disclaimer
The Borough, its departments, officers or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. Visitors proceed to these external sites at their own risk. The Borough specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages that may result from the accessing of a third-party site that is linked to the Borough Web site, or from reliance upon any such information.
Social Media Policy
The Borough recognizes that social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr have become important communication channels for the community. To assist in posting content and managing these sites, the Borough has developed policies and guidelines for official and personal use of social media.
These policies and guidelines apply to Borough employees and members of the public who comment, post, or respond to any of the Borough's social media websites.
Public comments reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Borough or its employees.
The Borough expects that comments and posts will be courteous and relevant to the topic(s) presented on the social media website. All comments and posts will be reviewed. The Borough reserves the right to either delete or not publish comments. The Borough will always delete comments/posts that:
Contain obscene or indecent language;
Contain threats, defamatory or harassing statements;
Contain hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion or disability;
Contain obscene sexual content or links to obscene sexual content;
Contain information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
Disclose information which an agency and its employees/representatives are required to keep confidential by law or regulation;
Promote or endorse services or products;
Promote or endorse ballot issues, candidates for public office or other campaign-related material, or non- Borough related events and programs.
Users who violate this policy may be banned from future commenting.
Copyrighted material should not be posted or submitted in any form unless permission to do so is clearly indicated. In posting comments or other material, a commenter grants the Borough and anyone viewing the Borough social media page permission to copy, distribute, or display the commenter’s words or photographs publicly and free-of-charge.
We recognize that use of social media is unbound by regular business hours and comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage resources, reviewing and responding to comments generally occurs during regular business hours Monday-Friday. Comments and questions submitted at other times will be reviewed and replied to as soon as possible the next business day.