City of Tacoma - Disclaimer


By using data made available through this site the user agrees to all the conditions stated in the following paragraphs:

The City of Tacoma Government makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of any information and data contained in this website; makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The information and data is subject to change without notice. It is understood that the information and data contain in the site is being used at user’s own risk.

Applications using information and data supplied by this site must include the following disclaimers on their sites:

"The information and data made available here has been modified for use from its original source, which is the City of Tacoma. The City of Tacoma makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of any information and data contained in this application; makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use; nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein. The information and data is subject to change without notice. It is understood that the information and data contained in the web site is being used at user’s own risk."

The City of Tacoma reserves the right to discontinue providing any or all of the information or data feeds at any time and to require the termination of any and all display, distribution or other uses of any or all of the information or data for any reason, without limitation, regardless of and unrelated to any violation of any provision of these Terms of Use. The City of Tacoma assumes no obligation or liability for the use of this information and data. Persons accessing the information and data agree to and accept that their use of any information or data contain herein is entirely at such user’s own risk.

The City of Tacoma does not endorse, sponsor, or provide preferential treatment to, any third-party websites or persons or other entities associated with third-party websites. The City does not control third-party websites and, therefore, does not warrant that third-party websites are accurate or reliable or have operational links. By selecting a link to a third-party website, users leave the City of Tacoma website and become subject to the terms of use, privacy, and security policies of the owners/sponsors/operators of the third-party website. By selecting a link to a third-party website, users release the City from any liability for any injury to any person or property caused by accessing a third-party website via a link on the City's website.

City of Tacoma – Online Privacy Policy


Introduction

The following explains the City of Tacoma’s privacy policy for all users of the cityoftacoma.org domain. Users are able to interact with the City in the form of reading the published information, applying for jobs and permits, etc, or making payments for various programs and services provided by the City.
The City is committed to maintaining the online privacy for it’s users, and does not collect personal information without permission. Any information volunteered through City websites will be secured in accordance with industry standard measures and controls.

Information collection, use and sharing by City of Tacoma

The City is the sole owner of the information collected on its websites. The City will collect and access information that is voluntarily entered into the website or provided via email; will use the information collected to respond regarding the reason it was contacted; will not share the information with any third party outside of the City organization other than as necessary to fulfill the request, for example, processing online payments with our secure payment partner or as otherwise directly necessary to render or conduct a legitimate business activity related to the services provided by City of Tacoma. The City will retain the information in accordance with its records retention schedules.
The City may use “cookies” to automatically collect information. A cookie is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by your web browser. The City may use cookies to understand how users interact with its website and for tracking navigation paths. Cookies do not collect personal information.

Information collection and use by Third Party service providers

Some of our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the site analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on site activity for site operators and providing other services relating to site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this site. By using this site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Please read the Google Analytics Terms of Service for further information.
City of Tacoma websites contain links to other third party sites. The City is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
The City uses third party service or application providers in some cases to complete business transactions. In such cases, the third party providers are bound by the City’s privacy standards.

Security

We take reasonable, generally accepted precautions to protect the information shared with us. When customers submit information via the website, the information is protected both online and offline. All personally identifiable information that the City collects is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. This can be verified by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. Additionally, the computers/servers in which we store personal information are kept in a secure environment.
While we use encryption to protect information transmitted online, we also protect the personal information of customers offline. Such personal information is only accessed by City employees and authorized agents and private contractors of City of Tacoma, or public organizations on a need-to-know basis and as a result of a public disclosure request per Chapter 42.56 RCW.