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Site Use Policy and Disclaimer

Last updated: September 20, 2021

Site Use Policy

Documents on this site are presented for public information and may be copied or distributed for non-commercial use, provided they are kept in their original form. To request use of materials for other purposes, call the Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Public Information Office at 410-222-4508 or Contact Us.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate information, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this website or the operation of the website.

By using the Department of Health website, you assume all associated risks, including risk of computer, software or data damage or loss from a virus, software or any files that might be transmitted or activated via the website. The Department disclaims liability for any special, incidental or consequential damages, including without limitation any lost revenue or profits resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained on the website. Users agree to hold the Department of Health not liable for any claims and costs, including attorney’s fees, resulting from the use or misuse of information contained in the website.

External Links

The Department of Health websites contain links to other Internet sites. Information provided by external organizations or individuals which are not affiliated with the Department of Health are not endorsements or referrals of any products, services or information contained in such websites. Information provided and opinions expressed by others do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Department of Health. The Department expressly disclaims any and all liability resulting from reliance on this information or opinions.

Privacy Policy

If you send us an e-mail, we use the information you send to respond to your inquiry. E-mail correspondence to the Department of Health, like United States mail correspondence, may become a public record. As such, your correspondence could be disclosed to other parties upon their request, in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act.

Maryland Department of Health Notice of Privacy Practices.

Sample Request for Public Information Letter.

Social Media Policy

If you have a specific complaint or question related to a food service facility, a health or safety hazard, or a medical issue, please contact the Department of Health using the contact submission form at https://aahealth.org/contact-us/ or call the Department of Health at 410-222-7095.
Disclaimer: Posted comments and images on the Department of Health’s social media sites do not necessarily represent the views of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health (DOH). External, non-DOH links on the sites do not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the DOH. While the health department encourages friends and followers to share thoughts and opinions on the DOH’s social media sites, the department expects that this will be done in a respectful manner.

The DOH does not agree with or endorse every comment that individuals post on our pages. Our goal is to share ideas and information with as many individuals as possible and our policy is to accept the majority of comments made to our sites.

Therefore, a comment will be deleted if it contains:

  • Hate speech
  • Profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
  • Nudity in profile pictures
  • Defamation to a person or people
  • Name calling and/or personal attacks
  • Comments whose main purpose are to sell a product
  • Comments that infringe on copyrights
  • Spam comments, such as the same comment posted repeatedly on a profile
  • Comments that contain sensitive medical information
  • Links to non-federal sites and web pages that have outdated or misleading health information
  • Other comments that the Department deems inappropriate.

All links posted as comments on DOH posts will be reviewed and may be deleted.

Repeated violations of the DOH comment policy may cause the author to be blocked or banned from the DOH’s social media pages.

The department understands that social media is a 24/7 medium; however, moderation capabilities are not. The department may not see every inappropriate comment right away and is trusting in the maturity of our community to ignore personal attacks and negative speech or respond politely.

Google Translate Disclaimer

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health (AACDOH) offers translations of the content through Google Translate. Because Google Translate is an external website, AACDOH does not control the quality or accuracy of translated content. All AACDOH content is filtered through Google Translate which may result in unexpected and unpredictable degradation of portions of text, images and the general appearance on translated pages. Google Translate may maintain unique privacy and use policies. These policies are not controlled by AACDOH and are not associated with AACDOH’s privacy and use policies. Users should consult the original English content on AACDOH website if there are any questions about the translated content.

AACDOH uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations. The Google Translate feature is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without the inclusion of incorrect or inappropriate language. Google Translate is a third-party service. As such, AACDOH does not guarantee and does not accept responsibility for, the accuracy, reliability, or performance of this service nor the limitations provided by this service, such as the inability to translate specific files like PDFs and graphics (e.g. .jpgs, .gifs, etc.).

AACDOH provides Google Translate as an online tool for its users, but AACDOH does not directly endorse the website or imply that it is the only solution available to users. All site visitors may choose to use alternate tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use AACDOH content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. AACDOH is not liable for any loss or damages arising out of, or issues related to, the use of or reliance on translated content. AACDOH assumes no liability for any site visitor’s activities in connection with use of the Google Translate functionality or content.

The Google Translate service is a means by which AACDOH offers translations of content and is meant solely for the convenience of non-English speaking users of the website. The translated content is provided directly and dynamically by Google; AACDOH has no direct control over the translated content as it appears using this tool. Therefore, in all contexts, the English content, as directly provided by AACDOH is to be held authoritative.

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