Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are intended to protect and promote the Stafford Township's commitments to open data and ensure that the recipients of these data sets give back to the community the benefits they derive from these data sets. If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, please feel free to contact us at 609-597-1000.


You agree to these Terms of Use by downloading or using any of the data sets. You represent that you have full capacity and authority to accept these Terms of Use. If you are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, you represent that you have full authority to bind your employer or such other entity to the Terms of Use.

Your Open License to the Data Sets

The Stafford Township (the Township) now grants you a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, modify, and distribute the data sets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose. You now acknowledge that this license does not give you a copyright or other proprietary interest in the data sets. If you distribute or provide access to these data sets to any other person, whether in original or modified form, you agree to include a copy of, or this Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for, these Terms of Use and to ensure any such person agrees to, and is bound by, them but without introducing any further restrictions of any kind.

Giving Township Credit

Although you are not required to credit the Township for each use or reproduction of the data sets, you are entitled to do so and encouraged to conspicuously announce that these data sets are publicly available from the Township under these Terms of Use. Upon the request of the Township, you may be required to remove a credit from future uses or reproductions should the Township, in its sole discretion, decide that such credit is not in the public interest.

Future Changes to Data Sets/Terms of Use

The Township may at any time and from time to time add, delete, or change the data sets or these Terms of Use. Notice of changes may be posted on the home page for these data sets or this page. Any change is effective immediately upon posting, unless otherwise stated.

Compliance With Law Your Responsibility

You assume sole responsibility for your use and reproduction of the data sets and for complying with all applicable laws and industry standards.

No Warranty With Data Sets

You get no warranties, none of any kind, in respect to the data sets or your use of them. For example (but without limiting the total intended scope of the preceding sentence):
  • while reasonable efforts have been made in preparing these data sets for use by you, the Township does not give any promises as to the completeness, currency or accuracy of the data sets or that access will be continuous;
  • the Township does not make any promise that the data sets are free and clear of any possible third party copyright, moral rights, other proprietary right or other claim;
Please note that the data sets have been modified from their original source, as data initially generated by the Township for its internal uses and that all data visualizations on maps are approximate and include only records that can be mapped. You accept these data sets on an "as is, where is" basis and agree to use them solely at your own risk.

Exclusion of Liability

You agree that you will not and cannot sue the Township for anything which the Township does or does not do (even if intentional or negligent) in connection with the data sets and your use or inability to use them. Without limiting the general scope of the preceding sentence, this means that the Township and its officers, employees, representatives and agents are not liable on any legal theory or basis for any direct, incidental, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages or losses, including without limitation, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of goodwill, loss of business, loss of data, computer failure or malfunction or any other damages or losses arising from your access to, and use of, the data sets.

Liability for Not Complying With Terms of Use

If, as a result of your breach of these Terms of Use, the Township gets sued or is required to pay someone money, you agree to protect the Township and reimburse the Township for everything which you cause the Township to suffer. This means that you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Township and all of its officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liabilities incurred in connection with any claim arising from any breach by you of these Terms of Use, including reasonable legal fees and costs. You agree to cooperate fully in the defense of any such claim. The Township reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You agree not to settle any matter without the written consent of the Township.

Cancellation for Non-Compliance

The Township may, in its sole discretion, cancel or suspend your access to the data sets without notice and for any reason, including anything which the Township, in its sole discretion, believes is a breach of these Terms of Use or is otherwise unlawful or harmful to others. In the event of cancellation or suspension, you will no longer be authorized to use or reproduce these data sets, and the Township may use any means possible to enforce its decision. Such cancellation or suspension will not affect any person who has received the data sets from you and who is otherwise in compliance with these Terms of Use.

No Endorsement

You may not publicly represent or imply that the Township is participating in, or has sponsored, approved or endorsed the manner or purpose of your use or reproduction of the data sets.

No Association

You may not use any trade-mark, official mark, official emblem or logo of the Township, or any of its other means of promotion or publicity, without the Township's prior written consent nor in any event to represent or imply an association or affiliation with the Township.

No Waiver

You agree that, if the Township does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy contained in these Terms of Use (or that the Township has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of the Township's rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to the Township. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use will be effective only if the Township expressly states in a signed writing that it is waiving a specified provision.

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

These data sets are published from within New Jersey, United States. These Terms of Use are governed by New Jersey law and the Township and you now irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of New Jersey courts with respect to any and all matters arising under these Terms of Use or access to, or use of, these data sets.