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I. Terms of Use

Accuracy | Warranties | External Links | Copyright | Assumption of Risk | Monitoring and Protection | Louisiana Law

II. Privacy Notice Information

Information Collected | Personal Information | Security | Cookies | Disclaimer

III. Overview of Web Accessibility

NOPB Compliance with Standards, Section 508 Standard of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d), and general principles of usability and web accessibility.

IV. Translations

Disclaimer in English


I. Terms of Use

Information on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission's website is made available as a public service, without express or implied warranties of any kind, and is subject to the following disclaimers:

1. Accuracy, Changes, and Continuity of Service

The Board tries to ensure that the information made available on www.railnola.com is accurate and complete. Because of factors beyond the control of the Board, however, the Board cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of information or errors made in inputting and posting data. The Board may make changes to a web page at any time to update, add or correct the information made available. The Board may elect to charge a fee for accessing or using information from the Board's website or may suspend or discontinue making the information available.

2. No Warranties

The Board disclaims any express or implied warranties related to making its website available for public use, and for any materials, information, graphics, products, or processes contained within its website. It makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any responsibility for the use of information on the Board's website or for the website’s fitness for any general or particular purpose. The Board does not warrant that the use of information on the Board's system will not infringe or violate the rights of others. The public is granted access to information on the Board's website on a strictly "as-is" basis. The Board denies responsibility for the conduct of its users.

3. External Links; Personal Opinions

Board website resources and materials may contain hypertext or other links to external Internet sites. These are provided only for the convenience of users. Any information, materials, personal opinions, or endorsements of products or services appearing on external sites are not controlled, sponsored, or approved by the Board. The Board disclaims legal responsibility for any information, materials or services made available on external sites, and for the personal opinions of individuals posted on any site, regardless of whether the Board operates the site. No other sections of this disclaimer statement are applicable to external sites beyond the control of the Board.

4. Copyright Limitations

The Board has made the content of certain pages of its websites available to the public. Anyone may view, copy or distribute information other than images found within these web pages (not including the design or layout of the pages) for personal or informational use without owing an obligation to the Board if the documents are not modified in any respect, and unless otherwise stated on the particular materials or information to which a restriction on free use applies. If however, a viewer would like to copy or distribute any images found within these web pages, the viewer must obtain written authorization from the Board by contacting Fatima Hasbun at fatima.hasbun@railnola.com. The Board makes no warranty, however, that the materials contained within these pages are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. The Board disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from its websites.

5. Assumption of Risk of Use

One who uses the information available for public use on the Board's website assumes the risk of using or relying on such information. Neither the Board, its employees nor its agents shall be liable for any damages, including indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages a user incurs as a result of viewing, distributing or copying materials on the sites made available to the public, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

6. Monitoring and Protecting the System from Intrusion

All Board computer systems and the website are subject to monitoring to assure proper functioning of the system and to provide security for the Board’s computer system's operation. By using the website a user is consenting to the exercise of such monitoring practices. The Board reserves the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent and investigate anyone attempting to modify, deface, delete or otherwise tamper with or abuse a Board website, server, database, information system or other Board technology asset.

7. Louisiana Law and Jurisdiction

The materials made available for public use on the Board's websites are for the use and benefit of the general public. Any person who uses these systems or attempts to gain access to information or materials on these systems is subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Louisiana. Any dispute arising from a person using or attempting to use information or materials on the Board's websites shall be determined in accordance with Louisiana laws and in the courts of Louisiana.

II. Privacy Notice Information

Thank you for visiting www.railnola.com and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This notice addresses the collection, use, and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of www.railnola.com.

1. Information Collected and How It Is Used

Information presented on www.railnola.com is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.

For site management, information may be collected for statistical purposes. This system may use software programs to create summary statistics which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

Personal identification information in an electronic form or an email message containing a question or comment is used to respond to requests or questions. Email messages may be forwarded to other government employees who are subject specialists on specific questions.

Users are not required to provide personal information simply to visit www.railnola.com or to download information. Government agencies or various services offered on www.railnola.com may request personally identifiable information in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.

2. Privacy Policy and Personal Information

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 phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for such information, i.e., sending an email, registering or participating in a listserv, participating in a survey, or obtaining a Board service online. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of www.railnola.com. If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

3. Security

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, www.railnola.com web servers employ industry standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on www.railnola.com servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

Various websites will be linked through www.railnola.com. This includes websites of other governmental agencies, as well as websites of private entities. Many of these sites may operate under different privacy, quality, and security standards. Visitors to those websites are advised to check the privacy statements of those sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. These links are provided as a convenience and courtesy to www.railnola.com users. Although links from www.railnola.com to other sites are researched and require permission from the site, www.railnola.com does not have any authorship or authority of content or guarantee content accuracy.

4. Cookies

To better serve our users, we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with www.railnola.com. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your Web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to www.railnola.com.

Cookies that may be created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. The cookie feature may be used only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.

5. Disclaimer

www.railnola.com has links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on www.railnola.com and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Neither the Board, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the Board warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

The Board reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at its discretion when it determines such a change is necessary. Users of the www.railnola.com website are advised to review these Terms of Service from time to time to familiarize themselves with any such changes.

III. Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities

The Board has attempted to achieve basic compliance with Web Standards, Section 508 Standard of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d), and general principles of usability and web accessibility. If a web user is not able to access Board information on its website because of the way it is presented, please contact Curchel Smoot at curchel.smoot@railnola.com.

IV. Translations

Disclaimer in English:

For your convenience, certain sections of this web site that are deemed to be of international significance are translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese by humans and not by computers/software. Despite our best efforts to provide a correct translation, imperfections in translations may occur. The official text is the English version of this website. All anomalies, ambiguities or differences caused by translation are non-binding and have no legal value. If the translated version of this website poses problems of understanding or if you have any questions about the validity and accuracy of the information provided, please refer to the English version which is the official version.