The pages in this website are a project of Kittitas County.

Hyperlinks Policy

Kittitas County places links of other state agencies, organizations and other entities as a service to consumers for informational purposes only. In so doing, Kittitas County does not warrant, express or implied, assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus or process disclosed.

External Content


Kittitas County recognizes that "external content"--content that is provided by entities that are not part of government--may be placed upon this publicly accessible website operated by Kittitas County. Kittitas County does not intend that this website be an open public forum, and external content on pages operated by Kittitas County will be permitted at the sole discretion of Kittitas County.


This policy applies only to pages that are operated by Kittitas County. This policy is not intended, and shall not be construed, to prohibit external content that is:

  • Required or authorized by law;
  • Constitutes official government business or furthers the specific purpose of a government organization’s web page; or
  • On web pages not operated by Kittitas County.

It may be in the public interest to include on this website operated by Kittitas County:

  • Links to resources that are provided by others on websites outside of Kittitas County's control;
  • Public acknowledgement of sponsors or other contributors of resources to allow Kittitas County to expand the on-line information and services; and
  • Advertising revenues to decrease costs and expand the offering of information and services.

External content therefore includes, but is not limited to, links, acknowledgements, and advertisements on pages operated by Kittitas County.

Content Guidelines

In exercising its discretion to allow external content on this website, Kittitas County will be guided by the purpose of this website, which is as follows:

The Kittitas County website is intended to support, as efficiently, conveniently, and cost effectively as possible, and in a manner of presentation befitting government, the following uses by citizens, businesses and public employees:

  • Location of and access to useful public information provided by public agencies or non-profit, non-partisan organizations
  • Location and delivery of public services in general and in particular, the delivery of public services via the Internet

Kittitas County, at its sole discretion, will determine whether external content meets these purposes. Generally, external content that does not suit these purposes includes, but is not limited to, content that contains, suggests, or infers any of the following:

  1. Advocacy of or opposition to any politically, environmentally, or socially controversial subjects, issues, or candidates.
  2. Disparaging or promoting any person or class of persons.
  3. External content not suitable for readers or viewers of all ages, or links to or other promotion of businesses whose products or services are not suitable for persons of all ages.
  4. Promoting or inciting illegal, violent, or socially undesirable conduct.
  5. Promotion or availability of alcohol or tobacco products.
  6. Promotion or availability of illegal drugs.
  7. Promotion or availability of adult or sexually oriented entertainment or materials.
  8. Promotion, opposition, or availability of weapons.
  9. Promotion, opposition, or availability of gambling.
  10. Claims of efficacy, suitability, desirability, or other non-objective statements about businesses, products, or services.
  11. Content that infringes on any trademark, copyright, or patent rights of another.
  12. Claims or representations in violation of advertising or consumer protection laws.
  13. Content that a reasonable citizen may not consider to maintain the dignity and decorum appropriate for Kittitas County.

Removal of Content

Kittitas County reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withdraw external content that otherwise meets its guidelines. This discretion may be exercised if Kittitas County becomes aware, receives claims or allegations, or has reason to inquire whether, the content refers or links the viewer to content not on Kittitas County's website that is either violative of any of the above listed guidelines, except No. 10, or would be reasonably likely to offend a reasonable citizen. Withdrawal of content on these bases will be permitted whether or not Kittitas County is legally obligated to act upon any information of which it is aware.