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Confidentiality and Security

Some websites may generate pieces of information known as cookies. Cookies can be persistent (stay on your computer after you leave the site) or only temporary. Some cookies may collect personal information to recognize your computer in the future. The Court websites do not use cookies, but external sites linked here may do so.

Our web pages have many links to other organizations, such as other government agencies, non-profit community based organizations, and for-profit entities. When you click on these links, they will open in a new window, for your convenience.

While we offer these links in order to assist you in finding the services you may need, please be aware that the policies that apply to our website may not be the same as the terms of use for other web sites. In addition, the Court cannot attest to the accuracy of the information provided by linked sites. The inclusion of a link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of:

  • any product or service offered or referenced by the linked websites
  • the organizations sponsoring the linked websites, or
  • any views that might be expressed or referenced in the linked websites.

Copyright Information

Information, ideas, text, forms, informational pamphlets, logos, images, graphics, photographs, web design, databases, HTML code and software contained on the Court websites are the exclusive property of Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. Content on the Court’s websites can be copied and reproduced (in print format or online) only in accordance with the following rules:

  • Permission is limited with regards to purpose: only for personal, educational or informational use.  
  • Permission is limited with regards to scope and source: only text displayed on web pages (not linked documents, graphics, databases, etc.) from the Court’s website..  
  • Permission is limited with regards to volume/quantity: no more than three web pages of content.  
  • Credit for the source of the text must be clearly indicated, and should include both “© [current year] - Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara” and a link to this page.

Important: Use that does not fall into the categories indicated above requires explicit permission from the Court. Contact the Court at ssweb@scscourt.org.

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