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By using this website, you agree to these terms of use.

This website is owned and operated by the City of Kenmore. The City reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the website, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice to you. The City provides this website as a public service. This website is used to provide many types of information. By using this website, you agree that the City will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of this website.


Copyright Policy

All information and materials generated by the City of Kenmore and provided on City of Kenmore website are the property of the City of Kenmore. The City retains copyright on all text, graphic images and other content that was produced by the City of Kenmore and found on the page. You may print copies of information and material for your own non‐commercial use, provided that you retain the copyright symbol or other such proprietary notice intact on any copyrighted materials you copy. Please include a credit line reading: "credit: City of Kenmore Facebook (or Twitter) Page" or "Courtesy of City of Kenmore."

Commercial use of text, City logos, photos and other graphics is prohibited without the express written permission of the City of Kenmore. Use of the City logo is prohibited for any non‐governmental purpose. Any person reproducing or redistributing a third party copyright must adhere to the terms and conditions of the third party copyright holder. If you are a copyright holder and you feel that the City of Kenmore did not use an appropriate credit line please notify the Public Information Officer with detailed information about the circumstances, so that the copyright information can be added or the material in question can be removed.


Disclaimer

The City of Kenmore does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information on this website and shall not be liable for any losses caused by any person or entity's reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. This publication is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

Portions of information obtained from these World Wide Web Pages, including but not limited to the Kenmore Municipal Code, may be incorrect or outdated. Any person who relies on any such information does so at his or her own risk. In no event will the City of Kenmore be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages, however they may arise, resulting from the reliance of any person or entity upon such information, even if the City has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The City of Kenmore reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without obligation, to make amendments to or correct any error or omissions in any portion of these materials at any time.

All comments, guest book entries, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information disclosed or offered to the City of Kenmore by this site or in response to solicitations in this site (collectively, the "Comments") shall remain the property of the City. None of the Comments shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of the City of Kenmore and the City shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Comments. Without limitation of the foregoing, the City of Kenmore shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Comments of every kind and nature throughout the world and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Comments for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Comments.

Many of the website pages maintained by the City of Kenmore contain links to sites that are not under the control or management of the City or any agency, officer, or employee of the City of Kenmore, or the copyright holder(s) (hereafter, the "City"). Accordingly, the City can make no representation concerning the content of these sites to you, nor can the fact that the City has given you these links serve as an endorsement of any of these sites. The City is providing these links only as a convenience to you. This disclaimer serves to inform you that the City has not examined or approved any of these sites, and therefore cannot make any representations regarding any material found there. Some people may find such material offensive, inappropriate or unsuitable for viewing by minors.

Other World Wide Web sites link to pages maintained by the City. Since these sites are not under the control or management of the City, or any agency, officer, or employee of the City, or the copyright holder(s), the City can make no representation concerning the content of these sites to you, nor can the fact that these sites have links to any City page(s) serve as an endorsement of any of these sites by the City.

Communications sent via the Internet or through this Web page shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City of Kenmore or any of its officers, agents, or employees, where notice to the City is required by any law, rule, regulation, or contract.


Privacy

The City of Kenmore monitors overall site traffic to help the City of Kenmore track and improve website usefulness. However, the City of Kenmore collects no personal information except where visitors choose to provide that information via emails or online forms. The City of Kenmore does not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party without consent unless required by the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 RCW, and any other applicable federal, state, or local statute or regulation.


Social Media Policy

A. Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Any individual accessing, browsing and using a City of Kenmore Social Media site accepts without limitation or qualification, the City's Social Media Policies (hereafter "Policies"). These terms and conditions apply only to the Social Media sites (defined here as third party hosted online technologies that facilitate social interaction and dialogue, such as Facebook and Twitter) that are managed by the City of Kenmore. The City of Kenmore maintains the right to modify these Policies without notice. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification on the Social Media Policy page unless otherwise stated. Continued use of a City of Kenmore Social Media site following the posting of any modification signifies acceptance of such modification.

All users of a City of Kenmore Social Media site are also subject to the site's own Privacy Policy. The City of Kenmore has no control over a site's privacy policy or their modifications to it. The City of Kenmore also has no control over content, commercial advertisements, or other postings produced by the Social Media site that appear on the City of Kenmore Social Media site as part of the site's environment.

The City of Kenmore operates and maintains its Social Media sites as a public service to provide information about City programs, services, projects, issues, events and activities. The City of Kenmore assumes no liability for any inaccuracies these Social Media sites may contain and does not guarantee that the Social Media sites will be uninterrupted, permanent, or error‐free.

B. Posts Policy

Although we encourage posts and comments on City of Kenmore Social Media sites that allow posts, these sites are limited public forums and are moderated by City staff. All posted content (comments, photos, links, etc.) must be related to the topic at hand. The following are prohibited on City of Kenmore Social Media sites:

  • Comments not topically related to the particular post being commented upon;
  • Posts and comments that promote or advertise commercial services, entities or products except as stipulated in City marketing plans and determined by the City to be essential to economic development;
  • Political statements, including comments that endorse or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, are prohibited under state law (RCW 42.52.180);
  • Posts and comments that promote, foster or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation;
  • Posts and comments that include vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks, incorrect information or unsupported accusations;
  • Obscene or sexual content or links to obscene or sexual content;
  • Illegal activity or encouragement of illegal activity;
  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems;
  • Comments from children under 13 cannot be posted in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. By posting on a City social media site, users acknowledge that they are at least 13 years old. Those 12 years old or younger may e‐mail the City instead;
  • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party; or
  • Anonymous posts.

The City of Kenmore reserves the right to remove posted content that does not comply with these Policies. All posts and comments uploaded to City of Kenmore Social Media sites that allow posts will be periodically reviewed. All posts and comments are public records subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Act.

Communications made through City of Kenmore Social Media sites in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the City of Kenmore. (For example, a post or comment that asks for public records will not be considered a public records request under RCW 42.56.) To comment about a specific city project or program, please contact the appropriate department.

C. Links Policy

  1. Links to other Social Media Sites and External Websites Provided on City of Kenmore Social Media Sites –
    The City of Kenmore may select links to other Social Media sites and outside websites that offer helpful resources for users. Once an individual links to another page or site, the City's Policies no longer apply and you become subject to the policies of that page or site. The City of Kenmore's Social Media sites are intended specifically to share information about City programs, events and services. The City of Kenmore is not responsible for the content that appears on these outside links and provides these links as a convenience only. Users should be aware that these external pages and sites and the information found on those pages and sites are not controlled by, provided by or endorsed by the City of Kenmore. The City reserves the right to delete links posted by outside individuals that violate the City's Posts Policy at any time without notice.
  2. Links by Other Entities to City of Kenmore Social Media Sites –
    It is not necessary to get advance permission to link to City of Kenmore Social Media sites; however, entities and individuals linking to City of Kenmore Social Media sites may not capture any of the City's Social Media sites within frames, present City of Kenmore content as their own or otherwise misrepresent any of the City's Social Media site content. Furthermore, they shall not misinform users about the origin or ownership of City of Kenmore Social Media site content. Links to City of Kenmore Social Media sites should not in any way suggest that the City of Kenmore has any relationship or affiliation with that organization or that the City endorses, sponsors or recommends the information, products or services of that site.

D. Copyright Policy

All information and materials generated by the City of Kenmore and provided on City of Kenmore Social Media sites are the property of the City of Kenmore. The City retains copyright on all text, graphic images and other content that was produced by the City of Kenmore and found on the page. You may print copies of information and material for your own non‐commercial use, provided that you retain the copyright symbol or other such proprietary notice intact on any copyrighted materials you copy. Please include a credit line reading: "credit: City of Kenmore Facebook (or Twitter) Page" or "Courtesy of City of Kenmore."

Commercial use of text, City logos, photos and other graphics is prohibited without the express written permission of the City of Kenmore. Use of the City logo is prohibited for any non‐governmental purpose. Any person reproducing or redistributing a third party copyright must adhere to the terms and conditions of the third party copyright holder. If you are a copyright holder and you feel that the City of Kenmore did not use an appropriate credit line please notify the Public Information Officer at cityhall@kenmorewa.gov with detailed information about the circumstances, so that the copyright information can be added or the material in question can be removed.

E. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the City of Kenmore Social Media Policy or its implementation, or if you find incorrect information or are interested in seeking permissions that fall outside of the guidelines above, please contact the City's Public Information Officer at cityhall@kenmorewa.gov.