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Terms and conditions

Terms of use

By visiting the Sound Transit web site, users agree to comply with the following terms and conditions.

Compliance with State and Federal Law

Use of this Web site is governed by applicable Washington State and federal laws and regulations. This site shall not be used in an unlawful manner or for unlawful purposes.

Links to Other Web sites

Sound Transit may provide links to external web sites for the convenience of its website users. The inclusion of an external link on this website does not constitute or imply support or endorsement of any kind. Sound Transit in no way controls these sites, and cannot be held responsible for their content or function.

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Copyright

All content on the Sound Transit website, including but not limited to text, graphics, video, logos, button icons, databases and images, is the property of Sound Transit or its content suppliers and is protected by copyright laws. The collection, arrangement and assembly of all content on the Sound Transit website are the exclusive property of Sound Transit and are protected by copyright laws. Sound Transit website content is provided for the user's convenience and is intended to serve only as an information resource. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, framing, display or performance, without prior permission of Sound Transit, is strictly prohibited.

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Individuals or organizations receiving permission to use images that are the property of the agency online or in any publications should credit the agency for such use (i.e. “Photo courtesy of Sound Transit).

Sound Transit welcomes requests from the media or other organizations to use the content of this Web site. Such requests should be directed to:

Marketing Division
The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - (Sound Transit)
Union Station
401 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104 USA

 

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Trademarks

The Sound Transit and Sounder logos are registered trademarks of the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit). Sound Transit's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Sound Transit's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages, discredits, or misrepresents Sound Transit. Other products or company names mentioned on the Sound Transit website may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Disclaimer

While Sound Transit makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information presented here, this site is provided on an "as is" basis. Sound Transit makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation or content of this site or any other website to which it is linked. To the extent permitted by law, Sound Transit disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Sound Transit, its Directors, or its employees will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site or any site for which it provides links, including but not limited to direct, indirect, punitive and consequential damages.

The Sound Transit website is created and controlled by Sound Transit in the State of Washington, USA. As such, the laws of the State of Washington will govern these terms and conditions and disclaimers, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Sound Transit reserves the right to make changes to its website and to these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time.

Contact Information

Sound Transit Marketing Division
Union Station
401 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104 USA
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Sharing your photos with Sound Transit

Everyone who submits a photograph must read and agree to the following release. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must agree to the terms of this agreement on your behalf.

Photo release: I agree that Sound Transit may use the Photograph that I have submitted under the following terms and conditions:

  • I own this Photograph, and I own all the rights, including copyright, necessary to submit this Photograph to Sound Transit. Participants who are in the photo have assigned all relevant rights to me.
  • I am the only owner of copyright on this Photograph, and I understand that I am granting Sound Transit the nonexclusive right to use it in any way that the agency sees fit.
  • I grant this authorization free of charge.

Sound Transit's Website privacy policy

What type of information does Sound Transit collect, and what's done with that information?

Like most Web sites, the Sound Transit Web site collects two types of information: anonymous information, and personally identifiable information.

By "anonymous information," we mean data that can't be linked to specific individuals. We log user hits, visits, and sessions, but only capture information about the visiting user's web browser set-up. This information helps us create a better overall experience for website users. The statistics are complied compiled into website traffic reports, which help Sound Transit understand, anticipate, and respond to user needs. If we learn, for example, of heightened interest in certain aspects of Sound Transit's projects, we're likely to highlight that information on the Sound Transit home page.

"Cookies" are another type of anonymous information that Sound Transit may collect. A website cookie is a small text file that a web server (such as Sound Transit's or its chosen web hosting company server) places on a user's computer. When accessing a cookie, a web Sound Transit's server reads a number associated with a browser, but is unable to determine any data about a user (nor, for that matter, can the Sound Transit's server do anything else with a cookie, malicious or otherwise). With that number, our web server can tailor its information to the needs of the specific browser.

By "personally identifiable information," we're referring to data that has been voluntarily provided by website users. Such data could include name, physical address, e-mail address, and so forth, and is used to serve you better. For example, when you provide your email address with a comment form, we are able to use your email address to respond to your comment or question personally.

 This site uses the ClickTale customer experience analytics service.  The ClickTale service helps us analyze how visitors use our Website.  We do not collect through the ClickTale service or transfer to ClickTale any personal identifiable information.  We only use the ClickTale service to record, on a completely anonymous basis, information such as mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as non-Personally Identifiable Information text you type in this website.  ClickTale does not create a user profile for the purpose of tracking a user across unrelated web sites and will only use such information pursuant to its Privacy Policy (located at http://www.clicktale.com/privacy_service.aspx).  You can choose to disable the ClickTale service at http://www.clicktale.net/disable.html

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Who is collecting the information?

Sound Transit collects anonymous and personal information, and also occasionally contracts with partners to collect information on behalf of Sound Transit. Sound Transit and its partners adhere to the privacy policy you're reading now.

How is the information protected?

Sound Transit and partner web servers contain state-of-the-industry security precautions that prevent personal information from being stolen or tampered with.

Does Sound Transit share the information with anyone?

Unless a user consents to such distribution, Sound Transit will not sell, lease, or give away personally identifiable information (such as email addresses) to other governments, organizations, or private businesses unless required to do so by law, as described generally below.

The Washington State Public Records Act obligates Sound Transit to assure the public's right to review documents maintained by the agency. Certain subjects, however, may fall under exemptions of the state Public Records Act. For details, see " Revised Code of Washington 42.56.070, Documents and indexes to be made public (external link)."

Sound Transit also retains the right to release private information in rare cases it believes to be emergencies, including as provided in the federal Homeland Security Act.

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