Terms of Use

Terms of Use



General


The Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce 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.

Restrictions on use


The content of this Web site, including all text, graphics, compilations, data, and other documentation, is the property of Pierce County and is protected by copyright law. By using this Web site, you agree to these terms of use and agree to abide by all applicable laws in connection with our property rights. You may not publish, display, distribute or commercially exploit any of the Web content or the Web site without the prior written permission of Pierce County.

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, Pierce 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, Pierce County disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and/or the accuracy of the information that may be contained on Pierce County web pages. The services, information, and data made available at the Pierce County website are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. Pierce 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 Pierce County servers have been compiled by Pierce 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.


Third party content


Pierce County maintains this website to provide you with information about the community and services. For your convenience, we may also provide links to various third parties websites that may be of interest to you. Pierce County does not control linked third party sites. When you click on links to third party sites, you will leave our website and will be redirected to another site. Linking to other third party sites is at your own risk. You are responsible for reviewing and understanding the terms and conditions governing such third party services, and acknowledge that the third party is responsible for the performance of such services.


Limitation of Liability


PIERCE COUNTY WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH 3RD PARTY WEBSITES, SUCH AS PAYMENT AND E-COMMERCE SERVICES, OR USE THEREOF OR INABILITY TO USE BY ANY PARTY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE.

Pierce County is not an agent for linked third parties nor do we endorse or guarantee their products and services. The products and services offered by linked third parties are not products of Pierce County.
Also, please be aware that the security and privacy policies on linked sites may be different from County policies, so please read third party privacy and security policies closely. If you have any questions or concerns about the products and services offered on linked third party sites, please contact the third party directly.


Changed terms
Pierce County has the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to use of the site or to impose new conditions. Any use of the Web site indicates that you accept the terms and conditions as posted at the time of use.


Right to Privacy
Pierce County, as a government entity, conducts public business and its records related to the business of Pierce County are generally available for public review. Pierce County is committed, to the extent allowable by law, to protect and secure personal information contained in Pierce County records. This privacy commitment must be balanced with the rights of public access under chapter 42.56 RCW, Washington Public Records Act, consistent with chapter 2.04 of the Pierce County Code and any other applicable federal, state, and local statute or regulation.

View the County's Privacy Notice