Terms & Conditions

Shop and Dine Lake Forest Month Terms and Conditions

A Proof of Your Ad Will Be Emailed to You

Your Shop and Dine Lake Forest Month Ad will be emailed to you within 72 hours. The ad must be reviewed and approved by the advertising party before it is included in the Shop and Dine Lake Forest Coupon Booklet. The advertising party accepts all legal responsibility for both the content and correctness of the proposed advertisement as well as any product advertised. The City of Lake Forest is not responsible for, does not endorse, and cannot assure the accuracy of information on these advertisements. Under no circumstances shall the City of Lake Forest be liable for any actions taken, or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source, nor shall the City of Lake Forest be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance. The City of Lake Forest is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may arise from the use of, or the inability to use the coupon portal or Shop and Dine Lake Forest website and/or the materials contained on the website, whether the materials contained on the website are provided by the City of Lake Forest, or a third party.

Not All Ads Will Be Accepted

ALL copy/content/advertising provided to the City for publication is subject to review and must be accepted and approved by City staff. Participation is limited to businesses physically located in Lake Forest and Lake Forest home-based businesses. Participating businesses must be in compliance with all City, State, and Federal laws. Failure to comply with all City, State, and Federal laws will result in immediate ad removal and a business will not be allowed to participate in any aspect of Shop & Dine Lake Forest Month.

Advertisements must be relevant to the local community and not contrary or harmful to the City's mission, corporate values, image and interests. Some examples of the type of advertising that are prohibited include, without limitation:

    • Advertisements that promote or exhibit hate, bias, discrimination, pornography; libelous or otherwise defamatory content;
    • Advertisements that promote the sale or use of tobacco, smoking (including, without limitation, vaping or use of electronic cigarettes), alcohol, controlled substances, firearms or weapons.
    • Advertisements associated with, sponsored by or serve a candidate for elected office, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or any ballot proposal;
    • Advertisements associated with political organizations or other organizations advocating a position on a local, state or federal issue;
    • Advertisements that further the agenda of a political organization or candidate running for office;
    • Advertisements that violate any of the City's equal opportunity laws or norms, values or website policies; and
    • In the instance where a company desires to place an advertisement that will compete with or detract from City-sponsored activities, the City reserves the right to disallow such advertisements.

Allocation of Advertising Space

The City manages the space allocated to advertisers in this free marketing program called Shop and Dine Lake Forest Month. The City will decide the layout and size of the ads and the order in which the ads will appear in the Shop and Dine Lake Forest Coupon Booklet. The booklet will contain all ads that meet the terms and conditions and will be printed and mailed to Lake Forest residences and businesses.

Businesses Must Stamp Redeemed Offers

The City will provide all participating businesses with a stamp. Businesses must stamp a customer's Shop and Dine Lake Forest Month Coupon Booklet once the business' specific offer has been redeemed. You may only stamp your offer. You may pick up your free stamp from Lake Forest City Hall, 25550 Commercentre Drive during the “Stamp Pick-up Days” which will be emailed to you. You will be required to return the stamp to City Hall at the conclusion of Shop and Dine Lake Forest Month. Please DO NOT keep any of the coupons from the booklet. Customers will present the stamped coupons at the Taste of Lake Forest on Saturday, September 28, 2019 to be eligible to win great raffle prizes. You will be able to indicate if your coupon is limited to a one-time use on the Registration Page. “One Time Use” will appear on your coupon.

Disclaimer of Endorsements

Reference in this website to any specific product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise, does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the City of Lake Forest. The views and opinions of the advertisements published on this website do not necessarily state or reflect the opinion of the City of Lake Forest.

General Disclaimers

The materials and information contained on or obtained from this website, 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 merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Information contained on this website, including information obtained from external links thereon, is provided without any representation of any kind as to accuracy or content and should be verified by the user.

NEITHER THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICIALS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, OR AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: viruses or contamination of hardware, software, peripherals or property of a user of this website; delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions resulting from use of this website or from information or materials contained on this website; any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of or inability to use the website or materials contained on the website regardless of whether such materials are provided by Lake Forest or a third party. Additionally, neither Lake Forest nor its officials, officers, employees, representatives, or agents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless

By using this website, user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Lake Forest, its officials, officers, employees, representatives and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from any occurrence resulting from the user's use of the website or materials and information contained on this website. The City of Lake Forest will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of user information, but shall not be liable for any damages, claims or injuries caused by the disclosure of that information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.

By visiting the Shop and Dine Lake Forest registration website, users agree that they will not use the website for any unlawful activity, or use it in any way that would violate the terms and conditions of use. This website is governed and construed by the laws of the State of California. Any use of the website shall comply with all City, State and Federal laws and regulations. Unauthorized attempts to upload, alter or delete information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state law and federal statutes including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. Submission of information via an online form created for the City of Lake Forest shall not constitute unauthorized use. We monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the website. Anyone using this website expressly consents to such monitoring.