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.
Email 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 forum.
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 information.
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
There 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 others.
- Publishing, posting, distributing, or disseminating any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
- 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 information.
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 their use.
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 this paragraph.
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 effect.
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 form.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.