Thank you for using the EOHED website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED). We hope that EOHED has made your dealings with your state government easier and more efficient.

 

  1. Users Agree to These Terms.  This document contains terms of use for the EOHED website.  By using mass.gov/hed, you agree to these terms and conditions. Please note that individual state agencies or other Commonwealth entities may adopt additional terms of use that apply only to specific web-based transactions with those agencies or data posted on their websites and do not necessarily apply to mass.gov/hed. To learn about what information is collected by mass.gov/hed, what that information is used for, and how it may be shared, please review EOHED’s Privacy Policy.
  2. Other Sites Have Other Policies.  For your convenience, EOHED’s website contains hypertext or other links to external internet sites that are not provided or maintained by the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth cannot guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of these external sites. In particular, please note that EOHED uses various social media tools. Although some of the social media sites or identities might appear to be part of this site, they are hosted by third-party providers. EOHED’s Social Media Policy contains additional information on the terms that apply for those sites.
  3. Public Record and Copyright.  All of the material posted on EOHED's website and accessible to the public without use of an authenticating and authorizing mechanism (such as a "PIN" or password) is public record. Most of the public records posted on EOHED’s website can be copied and used for any purpose. For example, all laws and regulations are public record.  However, some of the public records posted on EOHED's website are also copyrighted material (for example, regulations based on technical codes developed and copyrighted by private organizations). The Commonwealth holds a copyright interest in most of the material posted on mass.gov/hed; a small amount of the material is owned by a third party or co-owned by the Commonwealth and a third party. With respect to material in which the Commonwealth holds the copyright, including the design, layout, and other features of mass.gov/hed, and most of the content on mass.gov/hed, the Commonwealth forbids any copying or use other than "fair use" under the Copyright Act. "Fair use" includes activities such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, research, and other related activities. In addition, please be advised that EOHED makes use of materials (e.g. photographs) copyrighted by third parties that also cannot be copied or used for use other than "fair use" without permission of the copyright owner. If you want to make use other than "fair use" of any copyrighted information on this website, you must seek permission directly from the copyright owner. 

The only part of this website to which the copyright rules stated above do not apply is on social media pages that receive comment. EOHED respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of our website to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, users, subscribers, or account holders on our website who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also, at our sole discretion, limit access to our website and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.


Notice and Procedure for Notifying Designated Agent of Copyright Infringement Claims

If you believe that material on this website infringes upon a copyright, which you own or control, or that a link on this website directs users to another website that contains material that infringes upon a copyright, which you own or control, you may file a notification of the infringement with EOHED’s Designated Agent, Ricks Frazier at ricks.frazier@state.ma.us.

     4.  No warranty, endorsement or liability.  EOHED makes no warranty that the materials contained within this website are free from copyright claims, or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. EOHED disclaims any liability for the improper or incorrect use of information obtained from EOHED.

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other non-governmental organizations or individuals that remain on this website or on EOHED’s social media pages are provided solely to inform its users. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of the Governor, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or its officers and employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying the Governor’s or EOHED’s endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service. EOHED does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by mass.gov/hed users is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. 

The links on mass.gov/hed to non-state websites are for information purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the official views of EOHED.

The information and content on this website are for information purposes only. It does not constitute, and should not be construed as legal, financial, professional, or any other type of advice or counsel. Contact an appropriate advisor (e.g. Certified Public Accountant, attorney) with respect to any particular issue or problem.

     5.  No waiver; Laws, Regulations and Policies Take Precedence.   The content published on this website is subordinate to, and is not to be interpreted as, an amendment, waiver, or substitute, for applicable federal and state laws, regulations and policies.