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Website and Privacy Policy

The City of Tumwater adheres to the highest of Internet standards, protecting its users' privacy, observing and championing Net etiquette, linking externally without endorsements, and aiming for factual information throughout. To that end, here's a look at what we expect from users of our site.

Terms of use

By visiting the City of  Tumwater website, users agree that they will not use the site for any unlawful activity, or use it in any way that would violate the following terms and conditions. This website is governed and construed by the laws of the State of Washington. Any use of the website shall comply with all State of Washington laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations.

Linkage

City of Tumwater has links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and some limited private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the City of Tumwater’s website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Because the City of Tumwater cannot control those sites, it cannot be held responsible for content included in them. Moreover, in no way should an external link be considered any form of endorsement by the City of Tumwater.

Privacy

Like most websites, the City of Tumwater website collects two types of information: anonymous information and personally identifiable information. By "anonymous information," we mean data that can't be linked to specific individuals. We log user hits. This information helps us create a better overall experience for website users. The statistics are compiled into website traffic reports, which help us understand, anticipate, and respond to user behavior. If we learn, for example, of heightened interest in a youth recreation program, we will likely enhance that information on the City of Tumwater website.

If during your visit to the City of Tumwater’s website you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected: the email address and contents of the email and information volunteered in response to a survey. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us. We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the email to another department for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.

If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.

Public Disclosure

In the State Of Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state, county and local government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws. All information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists.

Disclaimer

While the City of Tumwater strives to provide timely and accurate information, information obtained through our website. Periodically, pages may be incorrect or information may be outdated. The City of Tumwater shall not be liable for any losses caused by reliance on information obtained on the Internet, and is providing notice that the City of Tumwater's website provides information as a service to the general public only. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Information

Contact the City's Webmaster or call (360) 754-4128 for assistance. Find additional information about social media site terms of use and comment policy at Social Media Policies.