TIPSUBMIT.COM AND SMS TIP SUBMISSION DISCLAIMER

 

WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE TERMS OF USE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS ALSO APPLY TO YOUR USE OF THE PUBLIC ENGINES SERVICE.

 

DO NOT RELY ON THIS SERVICE FOR ANY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION WHATSOEVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.  IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 911.

 

1.       Privacy: Information submitted to this Public Engines Service will be processed as outlined in our Privacy Policy.  Be sure to review these provisions in order to understand the uses of information you may submit.

 

2.       Tip Submission and Disposition: Although we utilize industry standard encryption and delivery routines, due to the nature of the Internet and mobile SMS delivery networks, Public Engines does not guarantee 100% security or timely delivery or reception of the submitted information. Neither Public Engines nor its Participating Agencies makes any guarantee as to (or assumes any responsibility for) if, how or when any submitted information may or may not be acted upon by law enforcement. Because submitted tips may not be monitored by law enforcement after hours and over weekends, you may wish to consider alternate contact methods if the tip contains information of a timely nature.

 

3.       Improper/Illegal Use of this Public Engines Services: This Web Tip and SMS Tip submission system is provided to the public for the purpose of anonymously reporting known or suspected suspicious or criminal activity which has occurred, or may occur. Any misuse or abuse of this system is strictly prohibited. MAKING A FALSE REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A SERIOUS OFFENSE AND MAY BE PUNISHABLE BY LAW. You acknowledge and confirm that the information you are providing is not urgent or requiring prompt or immediate attention, and you understand that you should call 911 or contact the appropriate authorities by phone if this is time sensitive information. Children must be 13 years or older or have parents’ permission to use this service.

 

4.       SMS Delivery: There is no direct cost to the public imposed by Public Engines or its clients to utilize the SMS (text) delivery for messages from this Public Engines Service. Standard text messaging rates may apply based on the subscriber’s plan with their mobile phone carrier. As text message delivery is subject to mobile carrier network availability, such delivery is not guaranteed.  An SMS opt-out can be requested at any time by sending the keyword STOP to the applicable SMS short code (e.g. CRIMES).  Text HELP to 274637 (CRIMES) to get instructions on how to use SMS Tip submission on your mobile phone.

 

5.       Message Frequency: For every message sent by the tipster (MO) there is on average only one reply from the agency (MT). Most text dialogs between the tipster and the agency take place over a time period less than 72 hours and have fewer than 10 messages total sent from the agency (MO). Additional agency messages (MO) are very rarely sent after this 72 hour time period. 

 

6.       Supported Carriers:

United States: AT&T , Verizon Wireless , T-Mobile , Sprint , Dobson (Cellular One) , Nextel , Boost, Alltel , Virgin Mobile , Us Cellular , Cincinnati Bell , Tier 2/3 Carrier Group (consists of carriers below), Appalachian Wireless (East Kentucky Networks), Bluegrass Cellular , Cellular One of East Central Illinois (ECIT), Immix (PC Management), Revol Wireless , Unicel (Rural Cellular Corporation), West Central Wireless , Centennial Wireless, ACS Wireless (aka Alaska Communications Systems Inc.), GCI Communications (aka Alaska DigiTel), Illinois Valley Cellular (aka IVC), Inland Cellular (aka Washington RSA No.8 Limited Partnership), Nex-Tech Wireless, Thumb Cellular, United Wireless, Associated Carrier Group (consists of carriers below), Cellcom, Cellular South, nTelos

 

Canada: Aliant, MTS , Sasktel, Virgin, Bell, NorthernTel, Telebec, Fido, Rogers, Telus

 

UK: O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin, Vodafone, Hutchison 3G