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Website Terms of Use

Welcome to the SBCTC.edu website (the "Site"). These "Terms of Use" apply exclusively to your access to, and use of, this Site and SBCTC services available through this Site, so please read them carefully.

Contact Us

Should you have questions about the Site, Terms of Use, or seek usage permissions, please feel free to contact us:

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Communications Office
PO Box 42495
Olympia, WA 98504-2495

webmaster@sbctc.edu

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SBCTC believes strongly in protecting your privacy and providing you notice of SBCTC collection and use of personally identifiable information. Refer to the SBCTC Privacy Policy to understand how SBCTC uses and collects personal information.

Except where otherwise noted in the Copyright and Open Licensing Policy, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright

Content on this site (text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips and software), is the property of SBCTC, or its content suppliers, or an identified third party and is protected by U.S. copyright laws. The collection, arrangement, and assembly of content on this site is also the property of SBCTC and protected by U.S. copyright laws.

Photographs and images

Unless otherwise indicated, all images and photographs are exempt from usage under the Open Licensing Policy. Contact SBCTC to inquire about specific permissions.

Open licensing policy

As the copyright holder of the content, SBCTC grants rights to the public to share and adapt the resources without the hassle of asking for permission.

Except where otherwise noted in the SBCTC Copyright and Open Licensing Policy, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

  • You are granted permission to share and adapt the content from the SBCTC website, if
    • the proper attribution is made to SBCTC or the appropriate licensor, and
    • your use does not violate the code of conduct.
  • In citing the adopted materials from this site, the following format is suggested:
  • All of our data reports are Creative Commons Attribution licensed which allows free and open distribution of the reports. However, it does not grant any behavior that violates the code of conduct. When citing research reports on the SBCTC site, please follow appropriate referencing style guidelines such as APA or MLA.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, all images and photographs are exempt from usage under the Open Licensing Policy. Contact SBCTC to inquire about specific permissions.
  • Newspapers, websites and other media hold the copyright for original articles in SBCTC News Links and are exempt from this policy.
  • Your use of resources shall not inappropriately represent the SBCTC or the intention of the SBCTC.
  • Your use of resources shall maintain the integrity of the resource.
  • You shall not fabricate or intentionally modify the original data reported.
  • You shall not use the resource in any way that violates copyright law or ethical behavior.
  • You shall not use, display or share resources in socially inappropriate venues or contexts, including apps or websites.

Failure to comply with this code of conduct may result in your loss of use the Creative Commons license.

If you provide information to SBCTC to register for events or for other purposes, you agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself (“Registration Data”) as prompted by SBCTC registration forms or requests, and to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

If you provide any Registration Data or other information to SBCTC that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete or SBCTC has reasonable grounds to believe that such Registration Data or other information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, SBCTC has the right to suspend or terminate your use of this Site and SBCTC services.

Creation of public records

Any information submitted to SBCTC may become publicly disclosable (subject to public records requests) unless otherwise covered by an exception under RCW 42.56.

Log-in credentials

If SBCTC provides you with a user ID and password for access and use of areas of this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of that user ID and password. You agree to notify SBCTC immediately of any unauthorized use of your user ID and password.

All trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names used and displayed on this Site, including without limitation the SBCTC logo, are either owned by SBCTC or its suppliers and licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of SBCTC or its suppliers or licensors.

You may not use, frame, or use framing techniques, to enclose any SBCTC trademark, logo, or other information displayed on this Site (including the images found at this Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page) without SBCTC express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta-tags or any other "hidden text" using an SBCTC name, trademark, or product or service name without SBCTC'’'s express written consent.

SBCTC assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses or other harmful components that may infect your computer equipment or other property due to your access to, use of, or browsing in this Site or downloading of any materials, including, data, text, and images from this Site.

SBCTC makes no representation, warranty, or condition regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of sites accessible by hyperlink from this Site, or sites linking to this Site. Such linked sites are not under the control of SBCTC and SBCTC is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. SBCTC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by SBCTC of the site or any information contained therein. When leaving the SBCTC site, you should be aware that SBCTC terms and policies no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of the linked site. SBCTC is not liable for your use, nor any acts of omissions, of linked sites.

Reciprocal link exchange

The SBCTC is a state agency that oversees Washington’s two-year public community and technical colleges. We do not exchange links with proprietary entity websites (whether businesses, aggregators, agencies, or colleges). When our Site links to another site, it is because that site has value for our Site visitors in the context of Washington’s two-year public community and technical colleges, direct partner organizations, and educational institutions. Whether or not the other site links back to ours is of no consideration in our decision.

"As is" basis

This site, all information contained therein (including without limitation all third party content) and SBCTC services are provided on an “as is” basis without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied or statutory. You expressly agree that all use of the foregoing is at your sole risk.

SBCTC reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this Site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, provider, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation thereof by SBCTC.

Warranty disclaimer

SBCTC disclaims all representations, warranties or conditions, express or implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement regarding this site, all information contained therein (including without limitation all third party content) and SBCTC services. SBCTC does not represent or warrant that any of the foregoing are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. SBCTC does not represent or warrant that this site will operate error-free or uninterrupted or that this site or its server(s) are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitation of liability

In no event will SBCTC be liable for any direct, incidental, punitive, exemplary, aggravated, indirect, special or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of profits, failure to realize expected savings or loss of data, for any cause of action whatsoever and whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal and equitable theory arising out of or in any way connected with use of this site, the information contained therein (including without limitation all third party content) and SBCTC services.

These Terms of Use will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington and the federal laws of the United States applicable therein without regard to conflicts of law principles that would otherwise apply a different body of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use will be filed only in the courts of the State of Washington, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms of Use.

Entire agreement

These Terms of Use, and the documents referred to herein and any documents executed or delivered pursuant hereto, constitute the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (whether electronic, oral, or written) regarding such subject matter.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use will be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Termination

Any unauthorized use of this Site or breach of these Terms of Use will automatically terminate the license granted by these Terms of Use, may violate applicable law including copyright laws, trademark laws (including trade dress), and communications regulations and statutes, and may, at SBCTC discretion, result in termination of any of SBCTC SERVICES to you. Notwithstanding any of these Terms of Use, SBCTC reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this Site, and to block or prevent future access to and use of this Site.

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