Website Content Policy

Town of Tolland, CT – Adopted June 28, 2016
The sole purpose of the Town of Tolland website is to provide information of a factual nature about the town, including various resident, business, and resources available in the Town of Tolland, or as may be available from other governmental agencies.
Goals of the Town of Tolland website are:
A   To encourage increased citizen participation in Town government by making public information more readily available;
B   To provide electronic access to Town information through a logical single point of entry at
C  To keep the public informed of community events, municipal meetings, and Town programs;
D  To encourage both commerce and tourism
A   Business Directory
Businesses and/or organizations located within the Town of Tolland may be listed in the Business Directory in alphabetical order.  Contact details may include business/organization name, address, phone number, website address/link, and a brief write-up about the business.  The Town of Tolland retains the right to reject any submissions that in their sole opinion are considered to be inappropriate.
B  Links
The Town of Tolland may provide links to internet sites maintained by third parties, over which the Town of Tolland has no control.  The Town of Tolland does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and is not responsible or liable for the services or other materials on or available from such sites.  The Town of Tolland shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, or products or services available on or through such sites.
C  Organizations
For the purposes of this policy, an "organization" is a corporation which is registered with the Connecticut Secretary of State Commercial Recording Division, or which has a Federal Tax Employer Identification Number.
D   Legal Notices
Legal notices may be provided on this site as a courtesy.  The User should not assume the list is complete or that all legal notices will eventually appear on this site.
E   Website Administrator
The Tolland Town Manager shall appoint a Website Administrator, who is responsible for the appearance, behavior, content, and technical aspects of the website.  All information prepared for posting on the Town Website shall be routed through the Website Administrator or other designated Town employee.  The Tolland Town Council establishes policy governing the Town of Tolland website.  The Website Administrator is responsible for carrying out Town web policies day-to-day, but is subject to the authority of the Town Council.  These policies may include defining the look and feel of the website or deciding who may post information on the site.  The name and e-mail address of the Website Administrator shall be visible on the Town website.
The following criteria will be used to determine if submitted content is appropriate for the website.  The Town of Tolland retains the right to reject any submissions that in their sole opinion are considered to be inappropriate.
A   Business Directory - The Town of Tolland website may provide contact details and links to websites for businesses physically located within the Town of Tolland.
 Other Content - The Town's Website may provide news items, announcements, e-mail distribution and/or links to websites for:
1.  Government and government related educational institutions, such as CCM, CRCOG, etc.
2.   Generally recognized volunteer non-profit community organizations from Tolland.
If you meet the above criteria and would like a publication on the website, please contact the Town Manager’s Office.
Except as specified elsewhere in this policy, the Town's Website will not publish content including:
 Opinions or endorsements regarding candidates for office, political issues, or municipal, county, state, or federal initiatives.
B   Promotion or advertisement of businesses or special interest groups.  Visit for this type of promotion or advertisement.
 Campaign Websites for incumbent and challenging candidates for local, state, or federal office.
Further, if an existing website link of a seated candidate is found to be of a campaigning I self-promotional nature, it will be removed from the Town of Tolland website.
D   Political organizations or other organizations advocating a candidate; a position on a local, state, or
Federal issue; or pending legislation.
E   Corporate or other for-profit organizations unless they fit any of the criteria stated above.
F    Individual or personal home pages.
G  Any submission considered by the Website Administrator to be inappropriate or out of line with the
Purpose and Goals of the website or the criteria herein.
The only information the Town of Tolland will obtain about you when you visit this site is the information you provide to it.  If you choose to provide the Town with personal information (as in an e-mail to Town staff, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to the Town through this website) the Town will use that information to respond to your message and to help them get you the information you have requested.  The Town of Tolland treats emails the same way they treat letters sent to the Town offices.  The Town is required to maintain many documents for historical purposes, but the Town does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you.  However, information the Town receives may be considered public information which is subject to disclosure under Connecticut law.  Except for information disclosure required by Connecticut law, the Town of Tolland only shares the information you give the Town with another government agency, if your inquiry relates to that agency.  Moreover, the Town does not create individual profiles with the information you provide, or provide such information to any private organizations.  The Town of Tolland does not collect information for commercial marketing.
The Town of Tolland provides this site as a public service.  The Town of Tolland makes no claims or guarantees about the accuracy or currency of the content of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in its content.  No warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or freedom from computer virus, are given with respect to this website or its links to other websites.  All information and data on this website are subject to change without notice.  Neither the Town of Tolland, nor its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, boards, commissions, committees, nor elected officials shall be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by use of this website or as a result of reliance upon the information contained herein or linked hereto.  You, the User, understand and agree that any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is acquired at your own risk and discretion and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material.
Unauthorized attempts to modify any information or images stored on this site or to utilize this site for other than its intended purposes are prohibited.
Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is solely for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Town of Tolland.  This site is the property of the Town of Tolland.  No photos or other website content may be used without the express, written consent of the Town of Tolland.