Terms of Use

Using the Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVRIA) web site indicates your agreement with our web site rules, which contain important conditions and restrictions.  Use of this web site indicates your agreement with and consent to the terms stated herein.  If you do not agree, refrain from using this web site.

Individuals, organizations and businesses are free to use the SVRIA web site for any lawful, worthy and ethical purpose, except as limited by these rules.  The web site must not be used to solicit customers or sell products or services.

Users with “robots,” “spiders,” or other automated programs may visit the SVRIA web site, but are prohibited from resending or redirecting information without the prior written permission of SVRIA.

We ask all web site users to use appropriate (i.e., actual) names and language in any name spaces, address spaces and other spaces (if any) provided on the web site.  Users are forbidden from using false e-mail addresses.

This web site contains material protected by law, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks.  All rights in such material are reserved to SVRIA or its author(s) and materials may not be reproduced, copied or reused in any way, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from SVRIA and/or the author(s).

No representations or warranties are made by SVRIA regarding the materials and information contained in or operations of this web site.  In particular, SVRIA makes no warranty, either express or implied, concerning the integrity or fitness for a particular purpose of any information contained on the web site and disclaims any warranties of non-infringement.  SVRIA shall not be liable for any damages of any kind that may result from the use of this web site.  Materials and information contained in and operations of this web site are provided as-is and SVRIA makes no warranty that the web site is free from errors or interruptions.  Any liability of SVRIA to users for any damages or losses of any kind incurred as a result of use of the web site shall not exceed the amount paid by the user, if any, for use of this web site.

These rules represent the entire agreement between users of the web site and SVRIA and may not be modified except by a signed written agreement between same.  This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California.  Any legal dispute concerning the web site brought by or against any user shall be brought in the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of Santa Clara. If any provision of these rules shall be declared by a court to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

Privacy Policy

The Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Authority (SVRIA) is committed to protecting your privacy online.  The following privacy statement outlines how individual information will be handled by SVRIA in connection with a visitor’s use of this web site.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

For site management functions, SVRIA may collect information for analysis and statistical purposes.  This information will not be reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable user information and will not be released to any outside parties unless SVRIA is legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

SVRIA may use log analysis tools to create summary statistics for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.  Web site logs will not collect personally identifiable information and no attempt will be made to link them with the individuals who browse the web site.  When you visit the SVRIA web site and browse or download information, we may collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address and domain name used but not the e-mail address.  The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer and is not considered personal information.  We may use the Internet Protocol address to direct Internet traffic to you;
  • The type of browser and operating system you used;
  • The date and time you visited this site;
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
  • The web site you visited prior to coming to this web site.
  • If, during your visit to the SVRIA web site you participate in a survey, fill out a web form, or send an e-mail, the following additional information may be collected:
  • The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail; and
  • Information volunteered to complete a Web form or in response to a survey.

Personal Information and Choice

If personal information is requested on the web site 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 on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Public Disclosure

In the state of California laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by local government agencies.  At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals.  Exceptions are provided by both State and Federal laws.

All information collected at this site becomes part of the public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by the public unless an exemption in law exists.


This web site may use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience.  A cookie contains unique information a web site can use to track such things as the Internet Protocol address for the computer you used to access this site, the identification of the browser software and operating system you used, the date and time you accessed the site and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to this site.  Cookies created on your computer by using this web site do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security.  You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.  If you choose not to accept a cookie on your computer, it will not prevent or prohibit you from gaining access to or using this site.

Security, Intrusion, Detection Language

SVRIA may take steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing and encryption.  Security measures will be integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire web site operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.  This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail-proof the security of information provided by users via the SVRIA web site.

Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information, or to attempt to access a non-public site from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Title 18 of the U.S. Code, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.