The Spokane County website is offered to you, the user ("User"),
conditioned on acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices
contained herein, without modification. User access and use of this site
constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not
wish to consent to the terms, conditions and notice contained herein
exit this system now.
The website is a Spokane County system, provided as a public service.
Government personnel and the general public may use this system to
review and retrieve publicly available government information. User
agrees to use this website as permitted by applicable local, state, and
federal laws. User agrees, therefore, not to: 1) knowingly and without
authorization, alter, damage, or destroy Spokane County's or another
user's computer system, network, software, program, documentation or
data contained therein; 2) use this service to conduct or attempt to
conduct any business or activity or solicit the performance of any
activity that is prohibited by law; and, 3) take no action which results
in blocking access to this website by other users.
Anyone using this system expressly consents to administrative
monitoring at all times. You (User) further agree that system
administrators may collect and provide evidence of unauthorized and
possible criminal activity identified during such monitoring to
appropriate law enforcement officials. If you (User) do not wish to
consent to monitoring, exit this system now.
You do not have to give us personal information to visit our Web
Site, download our publications, use our email communications, or any
other feature. We collect no personal information about you when you
visit our sites unless you choose to provide this information to us. We
may use the information that you voluntarily provide to us to notify you
of selected content changes or new publications. We may also use it to
conduct statistical analyses of user activities in order to measure user
interest in the information we provide and how we provide it. However,
we do collect and store some non-personal information automatically.
What We Collect and Store Automatically
Name of the domain from which you access the internet (for
example, xcompany.com, if you use a private internet access account, or
yourschool.edu if you connect from an educational institution's domain).
The page from which you came and the pages that you access.
Date and time you access our Site.
internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Site.
Your system's IP (internet Protocol) address.
The type of browser and operating system you used to access our Site.
We use the information we collect in aggregate to count the number of
and types of visitors to the different pages on our Site and to help us
make our Site more useful to visitors like you.
addresses are considered public record under Washington Law and are not
exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your email
address to be available for release via a public-records request do not
send email to this entity or its employees. Instead, contact us by
standard mail or telephone. Spokane County reserves the right to remove
any contents of this website received from users for violations of
Spokane County’s use policies and other applicable regulations and law,
including violations of others' constitutional rights. Spokane County
reserves the right to edit any notices or postings for length if and
when such length interferes with other users' access to and use of this
In certain instances, a user may have the opportunity to receive or
create a password to access or submit personally identifiable
information. One should not divulge a password to anyone, and the County
will never ask a user for a password in a telephone call, fax, email
or other form of unsolicited communication. When a user is finished with
an application or applications that are password protected, such user
should exit the relevant page(s). If the browser used to access said
password protected pages is a publicly-accessible browser, users should
close down the entire session and, if applicable or possible, flush any
temporary caches or other areas where such a password might be stored
subsequent to use.
The County has integrated industry standard or better security
measures and systems into the design, implementation and day to day
operation of our websites and its underlying servers and networks.
Furthermore, the County maintains ongoing efforts to identify and/or
block unauthorized intrusions into or onto our sites, and to upload to
or change information on or otherwise cause damage our sites.
Increasingly, you have the option to do business with the County over
the Web including making electronic payments for goods and services.
Such transactions are allowed only under tightly controlled
circumstances, where there are appropriate technological and other
safeguards in place to protect financial and other sensitive data.
The design of the electronic commerce systems supported on the
County's website is such that financial data remains primarily with
financial institutions. Wherever possible, financial information is not
seen or collected by the County itself. Instead, designated banks route
the data, transfer the funds and confirm payment to both you and the
County. In addition, measures including but not limited to encryption
are used to ensure the integrity and security of your financial
The provision of this information shall not be construed in any way
as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail-proof,
the security of private information.
Disclaimer of Liability & Reliability
In preparation of these pages, every effort has been made to offer
the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible.
Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in information may occur. The County
makes no representation regarding the completeness, accuracy, or
timeliness of such information and data or that such information and
data will be error-free. In the event that the information on the
County's official documents differ from the information contained on
this Web Site, the information on the County's official documents will
control and take precedence. The information, data and materials are
dynamic and may change over time without notice. However, the County
makes no commitment to update the information, data or materials
contained herein. Please be aware that in the event an error or omission
occurs, Spokane County will use all of its resources to recover fees
and taxes due to it. Users should take the appropriate precautions to
verify all information by reviewing the official version of all
documents upon which they plan to rely.
In particular but without limiting anything herein, Spokane County
disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and/or the
accuracy of the information that may be contained on Spokane County web
pages. The services, information, and data made available at the Spokane
County website are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind.
Spokane County makes no representations or warranties whatsoever
regarding the quality, content, completeness, adequacy, sequence,
accuracy, timeliness of information and data, condition or
functionality, its suitability for use, or that this web service will be
uninterrupted or error-free. The information and data included on
Spokane County servers have been compiled by Spokane County staff from a
variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice to the
User. The entire risk as to the results and performance of any
information obtained from the County’s website is entirely assumed by
the user recipient. Any person who uses any information available from
the County website agrees that there are no remedies for breach of warranty or contract including, but not limited to consequential, indirect, punitive, or incidental damages.
As a condition of use of Spokane County's website, the User agrees
to indemnify Spokane County, its Commissioners, other elected officials,
officers, employees and agents against any and all liability, expenses
(including attorney's fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting
from User's use of this website, including without limitation any
claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of
these terms and conditions.
Disclaimer of Damages
By using Spokane County web pages, the User assumes all risks
associated with the use of this site, including any risk to User's
computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any
other file which might be transmitted or activated via a Spokane County
web page or User's access to it. Spokane County shall not in any event
be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or
consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues, or
lost profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or
misuse of the information or lack of information on the Spokane County
website or with the delay or inability to use this website, or from
any information, documents, services, software, or other material
obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of the use of
this website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or
otherwise, even if Spokane County and/or any of its employees/affiliates
has been advised of the possibility of damages. Spokane County shall
not be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole, or in part, by its
actions, omissions, or contingencies beyond its control, including in
procuring, compiling, or delivering the information, or arising out of
any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information regardless of
how caused, or arising out of any user's decision, or action taken or
not taken in reliance upon information furnished.
Links to Third Party Web Sites
are links and pointers to third party internet websites (hyperlinks)
contained in Spokane County's website. These hyperlinks are not under
the County's control. Spokane County does not assume any responsibility
or liability for any information, communications or materials available
at such linked sites, or at any link contained in a linked site. Spokane
County does not intend these third party links to be referrals or
endorsements of the linked entities by the County, and are provided for
convenience only. The County makes no warranty, or guarantee, or
promise, express or implied, that the information, data, or material
accessible via the hyperlinks contained on the County's world wide web
pages is either accurate, complete, up to date, or fit for any use
whatsoever, nor represents or implies that its use will not infringe
privately held rights. Furthermore, any person who accesses information,
data, or material via hyperlink text contained on the County's world
wide web pages assumes all risk.
Disclaimer of Association With User
User acknowledges that no joint venture, partnership, employment or
agency relationship exists between the User and Spokane County as a
result of this Agreement or use of this website. User agrees not to
hold himself or herself out as a representative, agent, or employee of
Spokane County and Spokane County shall not be liable for any
representation, act or omission of the User.
Use of Bulletin Board, or Any Other Communication or Interactive Forums
To the extent that this website contains or may in the future
contain bulletin boards, discussion webs, chat rooms, or other message,
interactive or communication facilities involving Spokane County and
other users ("Forums"), the User agrees to use such forums only to send
and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the
particular forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, the User
agrees that when using a Forum, the User shall not violate the law by:
Defaming, abusing, harassing, stalking, threatening or otherwise
violating the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of
Publishing, posting, distributing, or disseminating any
defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or
Uploading or downloading files that contain software or other
material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of
privacy or publicity) unless the User owns or controls the rights
thereto or has received all necessary consents.
Deleting any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded.
Falsifying the origin or source of any material contained in a file that is uploaded.
Knowingly introducing viruses, corrupted files or any other
similar software or programs that may damage, alter or destroy this
website or the operation of another's computer system, network,
software, program, documentation or data contained therein.
Knowingly accessing or attempting to access or use Spokane
County's computer system, computer network, or any part thereof,
including this website, for the purpose of devising or executing any
scheme or artifice to defraud; obtaining money property or services by
means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises; or
committing theft, including but not limited to theft of proprietary
User agrees to (as available) send and receive electronic mail,
engage in conferences and chats, download and upload files, and
otherwise use this website only as permitted by these terms and
conditions, any additional policies or procedures published in this web
site from time to time by Spokane County, and applicable law.
Spokane County reserves the right to remove any contents of this
website received from users for violations of Spokane County’s use
policies and other applicable regulations and law, including violations
of others' constitutional rights. Spokane County reserves the right to
edit any notices or postings for length if and when such length
interferes with other users' access to and use of this forum.
The User acknowledges that chats, conferences, bulletin boards,
discussion webs and any other such interactive or communications' forums
hosted by this website are public and not private communications.
Further, the User acknowledges that chats, posting conferences,
discussion webs and other communications by other Users are not endorsed
by Spokane County, and such communications shall not be considered
reviewed, screened, or approved by Spokane County.
In order to process some transactions (or in the future to customize
content specific to your geographic area or interests), we use cookie
technology. A cookie is data that is stored on your computer's hard
drive or is stored temporarily by our system. This data allows your
browser to communicate with our Web servers. We use the cookie to track
your progress during a transactional process-like paying your real
estate taxes online. When your transaction is completed, the cookie is
saved on your PC. The only time we create a cookie is when you conduct a
multi-part transaction. You may choose to reject all cookies by
modifying your browser preferences. However, if you do not accept
cookies, you will not be able to use some of our functions that require
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington,
USA. User consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in
Spokane County, Washington, USA, in all disputes arising out of or
relating to the use of this website. Use of this website is
unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all
provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or
unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to,
the warranty disclaimers and liability limitation set forth above, then
the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a
valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the
original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in
Closing of Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the User and
Spokane County with respect to this website and it supersedes all prior
or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic,
oral or written, between the User and Spokane County with respect to
this website. This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other
notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this web
site; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such
other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement
shall control. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice
given in electronic form will be admissible in judicial or
administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to
the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business
documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.