Terms of Use

The purpose of SGFNeighborhoodNews.com and its accompanying quarterly newspaper is to empower, engage and uplift residents of registered Springfield neighborhood organizations by communicating news and information and connecting residents, neighborhoods, businesses, faith organizations and public and private service agencies. 

The materials on this website are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute a representation or warranty as to Springfield, Missouri’s status, condition or performance or a commitment as to any matter disclosed on this website. These materials are intended, but not promised or guaranteed to be current, complete or up to date. The documents and materials displayed or mentioned on this site are not official copies. If official copies are needed, contact the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information at 417-864-1010. Neither the City of Springfield nor its officers, agents or employees are liable for any harm suffered as a result of reliance on information contained in this site.

We reserve the right to restrict usage that may compromise the performance or security of our website. Such usage may include but is not limited to malicious probes or attacks as well as attempts to mirror website data using automated data retrieval programs.

This website contains many links to other resources on the Internet. These links are provided as aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. They are not intended to state or imply that the City of Springfield is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links.

Editorial Policy

The editorial committee and the Department of Public Information determine content.

Professional journalistic style, guidelines and courtesies are observed, including neutrality about political issues, events and candidates. Profanity, negativity, bullying, lobbying and/or electioneering are not permitted. PIO is authorized to decline content or remove material noncompliant with this policy.

Advertising Policy

Display advertising space in the publication and website is free and available to nonprofit agencies only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Disclaimer

SGFNeighborhoodNews.com is provided as a public service. The site is managed by the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information. The materials contained in this website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind express or implied. The City of Springfield disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and title to any of the materials provided on this site. The City of Springfield does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that any defects will be corrected. Even though we strive to maintain a virus free server, we cannot guarantee this site or the server that contains it will be free of viruses or other harmful components. The City of Springfield does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site or through links to other sites, in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability or otherwise. Changes are made periodically to documents, and these changes may or may not be reflected in the materials or information present on the site. Additionally, because the site is frequently under development, materials and information may be deleted, modified or moved to a different part of the site without advance notice.

Indemnification

To the extent permitted by applicable law, by using SGFNeighborhoodNews.com, the user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Springfield, its agencies, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the user’s use of this site or materials and information contained on this site.

If you do not agree to or understand any or all of these terms, please do not use these webpages.

Linking Policy

The City of Springfield has adopted a policy on links from the City’s website that was upheld in the Putnam Pit, Inc. vs. City of Cookeville, TennesseeELECTRONIC CITATION: 2000 FED App. 0235P (6th Cir.). In this case the Court upheld a policy which limits links to those that promote the economic welfare, tourism, and industry of the city, as well as links to government and educational institutions.

Our policy reads:

The City will not permit a new electronic link from its website except upon the following conditions, and only after the person has made written application to the City and the application has been approved by the Director of Public Information, based upon information in the application showing that the applicant meets the following criteria:

  1. The State of Missouri or the federal government or an agency thereof.
  2. A college or university in the State of Missouri funded with public funds
  3. A political subdivision of the State of Missouri which is located in whole or in part in the City of Springfield, Missouri or within 50 miles of the City
  4. A not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Missouri which promotes the economic welfare, tourism and industry of the City.

Persons who have existing links which meet the above criteria may continue without being required to fill out an application. All other links shall be discontinued upon the adoption of this policy.

Use of Logos

The City of Springfield’s logos and images are registered service marks with the Missouri Secretary of State. Unauthorized use of protected images will be prosecuted. For permission to use an image, call 417-864-1010.

Use of Data

Any person, company or agency using data obtained from the City of Springfield’s open data systems must include the following disclaimer on the website, software application or other means of distributing this information.

“This site provides data that has been modified for use from its original source, SGFNeighborhoodNews.com, the official website of the City of Springfield, Missouri.  The City of Springfield makes no claims as to the content, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any of the data provided at this site.  The data provided at this site is subject to change at any time.  It is understood that the data provided at this site is being used at one’s own risk.”