Privacy and Security
In any of MARC's Internet undertakings security and privacy will be of paramount concern. MARC will not collect, sell or distribute any information about users of its website. MARC staff will not be at liberty to disseminate or provide access to such information. Please be aware that when information is provided to MARC, that information may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act and applicable federal and state legislation, including the Missouri Sunshine Law.
Financial Transactions: MARC will, whenever possible, provide its "customers" with the opportunity to pay for services or materials via the Internet. Such transactions will be secure and will follow appropriate accounting practices assuring that appropriate individual accounts are identified. The originating activity will pay any cost associated with use of online financial transactions.
MARC contracts with a third-party website to process online payments. For online transactions conducted via MARC websites*, users will be asked to enter certain information. The specifics of this information will vary as required by the type of transaction and the activity involved. In each case, the information requested will include identical information that would be requested if performed in person or over the phone.
If you believe that any inaccurate or inappropriate information has been obtained or disseminated through your use of this website, you should contact a representative of MARC at 816/474-4240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARC's websites* are not intended to serve as repositories for links to other websites, and their use will be limited. Links to other websites will not be provided except to those of governments, organizations affiliated with MARC or other sites MARC deems to be of general user interest. Links to commercial enterprises will not be allowed except those to companies partnering with MARC on specific projects, such as hired consultants, or those that provide services integral to MARC activities. MARC reserves the right to limit links on its website due to space and maintenance constraints. A link from the MARC website to other sites does not constitute an endorsement of products or services of these sites.
Links to our site - MARC encourages links from other websites. However, such links should not create any electronic framing of MARC's website, or be displayed in such a manner as to imply that MARC endorses or supports any product or service. Any link shall pass the client browser to the MARC's site unencumbered or in a new window. The linking site should not link to individual graphics or tables within the site, especially in an effort to place the downloading burden on MARC's servers or visitors to the site without prior consent from MARC staff.
Digital Divide and Access
MARC will make every reasonable effort to make sure that all Internet-related information and activities are readily accessible to all citizens, except in cases where access is restricted to members of a particular group for security reasons (e.g., 9-1-1 maintenance page).
Although the information contained on these websites* has been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This information is provided on an "as is" basis.
Changes that have occurred to certain information may not be incorporated into the latest version of the website. Data can quickly become out of date and electronic data may be altered subsequent to its original distribution. Neither MARC, its employees or agents, nor any contributors to these websites shall be held liable for any error, omission, defect, delay in transmission or operation, computer virus, communication line failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information contained on this site nor for the improper or incorrect use of the information contained herein.
*This policy statement applies only to the websites created by and maintained by MARC staff, which includes www.marc.org, www.metrodataline.org, www.imaginekc.org, www.beyondthebulb.org, www.kcworkforce.com, www.preparemetrokc.org, among others. MARC reserves the right to add, modify, and delete these policies at any time without recourse due to the constantly evolving nature of technology or any other circumstances.