Terms of Use

King County 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 and what users can expect from us.

By visiting the Equity in Emergency Response Web site, 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 Web site is governed and construed by the laws of the State of Washington. Any use of the Web site shall comply with all King County, Washington and State of Washington laws and regulations as well as with all federal laws and regulations. Any lawsuit or claim arising from this Web site shall be brought in the King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington.


King County links to external Web sites in the hope that users will find reference material on county-related subjects. Because King County 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 King County.

Use of communication forums

The King County Web site has or will contain threaded discussions, chat rooms, and other communication forums. By participating in any of these, users agree to send and receive messages that are both proper and related to the forum topic. The following actions are prohibited:

Defaming, harassing, threatening or otherwise violating the legal rights of others, including their privacy (see below);

Misrepresenting one’s person, background, or character;

Posting any defamatory, infringing, obscene, false, or unlawful material;

Selling, advertising, or exchanging any goods or services unless expressly allowed;

Posting any copyrighted material owned by a third party.

Also, you agree to use any King County forum at your own risk. While championing proper use of such forums, King County cannot guarantee that violations of the above code will not occur.