Website terms of use

Thank you for visiting the City of Vancouver website. The purpose of this site is to provide information on City government and our community to local citizens and Web users around the world. We welcome comments and suggestions, and you can contact us through our on-line feedback form or by e-mail.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

You are hereby advised that any reliance upon any materials on this website shall be at your sole risk. The City of Vancouver reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without obligation, to make amendments to, or correct any errors or omissions in any portion of these materials at any time.

While the City of Vancouver strives to maintain the accuracy and timeliness of this website, the City makes no representations or warranties as to the truth, accuracy, or completeness of any statements, information, or materials concerning the information that may be contained on the City of Vancouver website. In no event will the City of Vancouver be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages; however they may arise, even if the City of Vancouver has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The City of Vancouver does not represent or warrant that the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Web pages or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components. By using the City of Vancouver website, visitors assume all risks associated with its use, including risk of the visitor’s computer, software, or data being damaged by any virus, program, or file, which might be transmitted or activated by a City of Vancouver Web page or the visitor’s access to it.

Links to Other Websites

The City of Vancouver website includes links to external websites that are not under the control of the City of Vancouver. The inclusion of such links on the City of Vancouver website is for the convenience of visitors to the site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the City of Vancouver or any association between the City and the operators of the site. The City of Vancouver is not responsible for the content of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The City of Vancouver is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site; or for any computer software, virus, or data file that may placed or activated on the visitor’s computer by a linked site. Visitors to external sites linked from the City of Vancouver Web site are advised to contact the operators of those sites with any questions about accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or privacy.

The external websites linked from the City of Vancouver website may include links to other websites containing information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. The City of Vancouver makes no representations concerning any endeavor to review the content of external Web pages and is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites linked from external Web pages.

Operators of websites who wish to have a link from the City of Vancouver site to their website, or who desire to link from their site to the City of Vancouver website, must read and comply with the City’s Website Linking Policy and provide contact information as required under that policy. See the City of Vancouver's Website Linking Policy for more information.

Calendar of Events

Community Events and City-Sponsored Events that meet the following definitions may be promoted on the Events Calendar page of the City of Vancouver Web site:

Community Event – An event which:

  1. Is open to the public;
  2. Is within Clark County, Washington;
  3. Is non-partisan;
  4. Is non-commercial;
  5. Does not promote any religion or religious viewpoint, and
  6. Is in accord with the strategic plan and operating principles of the City of Vancouver

City-Sponsored Event – An event receiving City funding support or in-kind resources.

Events that do not fit these definitions will not be promoted on the City of Vancouver website.

Privacy

All visits to the City of Vancouver website are automatically recorded in a log file maintained on the Web server. This information does not identify any site visitor personally. It provides only anonymous, general information such as, when visitors come to the site, what pages they view, what types of software they use to access the site, and what site, if any, linked them to the City of Vancouver site.

Personal information is only recorded when a site visitor chooses to provide it by filling out an online form or sending an email. The City of Vancouver does not share this information with other agencies or persons unless required by law, or if the personal information is part of a request or comment about government services or policies that is forwarded to the appropriate agency outside the City of Vancouver.

See the complete City of Vancouver Privacy Policy for more information.

Copyright Notice

The City of Vancouver retains copyright on all text, graphic images, and other content provided on this site. Copies of any information may be printed, or saved as a computer file, for personal use. Written permission is required from the City of Vancouver to distribute the text or graphics to others in any manner, including republishing the text or graphics on another Web server.

Some documents available on the City of Vancouver website are published using the Adobe® Portable Document Format. To view these documents, Adobe Acrobat Reader® software must be installed on the visitor’s computer. This software if available free from the Adobe® website at www.adobe.com. Adobe, Acrobat and the logos for these products are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

The City of Vancouver website also uses Adobe Flash™ on some pages. To view these pages, the Adobe Flash™ Player software is required, and is available free from www.adobe.com. Adobe Flash is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Other third-party software products, in addition to those listed above, may be used to present content on the City of Vancouver website. The trademarks, trade names, product names, and logos used may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Tampering

Unauthorized attempts to upload information, or change information on the City of Vancouver Web server is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under Federal and State laws.

Contact Information

Any questions or comments about this notice or about the City of Vancouver website in general, should be directed to the Web Content Manager.