Terms and Conditions of Use:
Martin County provides this website as a public service. Information sent to Martin County and presented on this web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Only those items that are confidential will be treated as confidential. Also, all information submitted to the Martin County via this site shall be deemed and remain the property of Martin County, except those submissions made under separate legal contract. Martin County shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to Martin County for and through this site. User access and use of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may be updated periodically without notice to the user.
Email Privacy & Florida Law:
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Disclaimer of Content:
Martin County makes every effort to keep its content accurate and timely. However, we cannot and do not guarantee the information furnished on the site as current nor completely without errors.
Disclaimer of Liability:
This website contains links to other websites. Links to those sites should not be construed as endorsements of those sites. This site and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. Martin County is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use, the site and/or the materials contained on the site whether the materials contained on the site are provided by Martin County, or a third party. You agree to indemnify and hold Martin County and its subsidiaries, affiliates, telecommunications providers, service providers, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including attorneys’ fees, related to a user’s violation of the terms and conditions or the use of the services and information provided at this web site.
Thank you for visiting www.martin.fl.us. Your privacy is very important to us. Simply stated, our policy is to collect no personal information about you when you visit www.martin.fl.us, unless you affirmatively choose to make such information available to us.
When you visit www.martin.fl.us, the Web server automatically recognizes only the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed the site. This information does not result in the identification of your personal e-mail address or other personal information.
In addition, information is only gathered regarding the volume and timing of access to the site by collecting information on the date, time and pages you visited while at the site. This is done so that the content of the site can be improved. This information is not shared with other organizations. Again, only aggregate information is collected, and your personal information is not identified.
If you choose to share personal information, such as by subscribing to an e-newsletter, sending a message, or filling out an electronic form with personal information, the information will only be used for the purposes you authorized. Some of this information may be saved for a designated period of time in order to comply with the state of Florida's archiving policies. However, information will not be disclosed to third parties or other government agencies, unless required by state or federal law. If information is required by law to be disclosed about you, then every effort to notify you about the disclosure in advance will be taken.
If you have other questions about www.martin.fl.us's privacy policies, or have suggestions on how these policies can be improved, please feel free to call (772) 223-4800.
Thank you for visiting www.martin.fl.us. Accessibility for visitors to the county web site is very important to us. Simply stated, this site uses accessibility guidelines set by the The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). A primary mission of the W3C has been to maintain the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Further details are outlined below. Martin County has made a commitment to its residents to provide up to date and accurate information. In an effort to insure access to as many of our residents as possible, we have attempted to meet Conformance Level A for the Web Content Guidelines. After the implementation of our initial design, the entire site was tested for compliance. Yet, with over 600,000 pages of text, many of which are dynamically created, situations may still exist which impede access.
We have taken the following steps wherever possible to make this site available to those with disabilities.
Compliance Guidelines Used
- Provided equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content.
- Provided a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video.
- Provided redundant text links for each active region of a server-side image map.
- Until user agents can automatically read aloud the text equivalent of a visual track, provided an auditory description of the important information of the visual track of a multimedia presentation.
- For any time-based multimedia presentation (e.g., a movie or animation), synchronized equivalent alternatives (e.g., captions or auditory descriptions of the visual track) with the presentation.
- Ensured that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.
- Clearly identified changes in the natural language of a document's text and any text equivalents (e.g., captions).
- Created tables that transform gracefully.
- For data tables, identified row and column headers.
- For data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers, used markup to associate data cells and header cells.
- Ensured that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully.
- Organized documents so they may be read without style sheets. For example, when an HTML document is rendered without associated style sheets, it must still be possible to read the document.
- Ensured that equivalents for dynamic content are updated when the dynamic content changes.
- Ensured that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported. If this is not possible, provided equivalent information on an alternative accessible page.
- Until user agents allow users to control flickering, avoided causing the screen to flicker.
- Made programmatic elements such as scripts and applets directly accessible or compatible with assistive technologies.
- Provided client-side image maps instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
- If, after best efforts, an accessible page was not possible, provided a link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is accessible, has equivalent information (or functionality), and is updated as often as the inaccessible (original) page.
- Titled each frame to facilitate frame identification and navigation.
- Used the clearest and simplest language appropriate for the site's content.
Extensive testing was done prior to launch to identify and determine accessibility problems on our website. Every effort was and is made to make the site accessible today.
Although we have attempted to be diligent in providing equal access to Martin County's website, we are aware that some areas may need additional improvements. Distributed content management and the large size of the Martin County site may have allowed pages with limited accessibilty to remain and your assistance is greatly appreciated in alerting us so that we may update those sections. If you have difficulty accessing any information on this site, please report any site malfunctions here: Website Malfunction