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Website Terms of Use and Policies

The statements and policies featured on this page summarize how information that is transmitted through the City of Bowling Green, Kentucky website will be used.

Copyright

The City of Bowling Green, KY retains the copyright for all web site content on this web site, unless noted.  This means you may not distribute, mirror, modify or re-use the text, graphics, photos, or videos without the express written permission of the City of Bowling Green, KY. You may print copies of the information for your own personal use. All copies must retain any original copyright notices included with such information.

Privacy Statement

The City of Bowling Green, KY is sensitive to the privacy and security interest of the community.  We only collect the personal information necessary to provide the highest level of service. Please note that all non-exempt information collected by the City of Bowling Green, KY web site may be subject to public disclosure under KRS 61.870 et.seq., of the Kentucky Open Records Act. However, public records containing information of a personal nature are protected from disclosure by the personal privacy exemption of state law where the public disclosure thereof would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

All visits to the City of Bowling Green Web site are automatically recorded in a log file maintained on our web server. The information we collect is anonymous: namely, it is general information such as what pages are viewed, what types of software you use to access the site, and what site, if any, linked you to the City of Bowling Green web site.  Other information is collected on a voluntary basis when users send or input information into the site.  This information is used only to provide or improve city services and is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. Personal data in our possession is maintained and used in ways that respect individual privacy.

Accessibility Statement

It’s the goal of the City of Bowling Green to make information and services on this site accessible to people with disabilities.  The majority of the pages on this website are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.  If you have problems with the accessibility of this site please let us know by contacting us by one of the methods listed at the top of the page.

Web Site Linking Policy

The City of Bowling Green’s web site was created to provide useful, city related information to citizens and visitors.  Bgky.org is not a forum for public communication and debate.   In order to maintain the integrity of the web site, and preserve the non-public forum of bgky.org, links from the City's web site will follow the criteria that have been established.

Links from the following categories or websites are allowed:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Child Abuse / Family Violence / Rape Crisis Assistance
  • Government
  • Health and Emergency Services
  • Local Religious Organizations
  • Media
  • Non Profit Youth Services
  • Organizations funded by or affiliated with the City of Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Refugee / Migrant Services
  • Regional Cultural Institutions
  • Schools and Libraries
  • Tourism Commission/Visitor's Bureau
  • Utilities

The City of Bowling Green will not provide a link from the City's web site to sites: promoting illegal activities, sexually explicit sites, libelous or otherwise defamatory content; sites belonging to or supporting a political affiliation; sites which furthers the agenda of a political organization or candidate running for office; sites that exhibits hate, bias, discrimination; or sites containing information violating any of the City's affirmative action or equal opportunity policies.

Hypertext links to external web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of the City of Bowling Green.

The determination of links shall be made by the City's E-Government Coordinator, with the approval and review of the Director of Citizen Information and Assistance.

An appeal to that determination may be filed in writing with the Office of the City Clerk within twenty (20) days of the determination. Appeals shall be decided by the City Manager within thirty (30) days of receipt of the written appeal. All decisions of the City Manager shall be final.

Web Calendar Posting Policy

Non-profit organizations that are funded by or affiliated with the City of Bowling Green will be allowed to submit events to be placed on the City’s web site calendar. The City’s E-Government Coordinator shall determine the events to be listed. The appeal process will be the same as listed above regarding the website linking policy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about the policies or statements listed here contact us by one of these methods.

Email: webmaster@bgky.org
Phone: (270)-393-3488
Address: e-Government Coordinator, 1001 College St., Bowling Green, KY 42101