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    Our Commitment to Privacy

    Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on every page on this website.

    The Information We Collect

    This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this website.

    The Way We Use Information

    We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. You can register with our website if you would like to utilize some of the features in this website. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described in this site without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

    Social Media Policy

    The City of Bothell and Explore Bothell are active on Social Media Networks such as Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. Through the usage of these networks policy exists with regard to Posting, Links, Copyrighted Material, and Privacy.

    User-Generated Content

    If you do not want Begin at Bothell to use or republish your posted text, photo, video or other materials (collectively “CONTENT”) as contemplated below, then please don’t respond to our questions/posts or otherwise post content on or via our official brand presence on social media platforms. Examples of our official brand on social media platforms include the Begin at Bothell Facebook page, Begin at Bothell Instagram account, and Begin at Bothell Twitter accounts.

    By posting or otherwise making available any Content, or otherwise responding to or communicating with us on or via our official brand presence on social media platforms/sites and branded hashtags (including, without limitation Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, collectively “Social Media Platforms”) you represent and warrant that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and that you agree to the following terms and conditions:

    You irrevocably grant us, and our affiliates, licensees and assigns, a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted right and license to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, translate, create derivative works of, publish, post, distribute, publicly perform, sublicense, or otherwise provide to others, your Content in any and all media, formats and channels (now in existence or hereinafter developed) for any purpose, including advertising and commercial purposes.

    Important Note: we may also use any ideas, suggestions, developments, and/or other material embodied in your posted Content as we see fit without any compensation or attribution to you. We will, however, try to credit you as the author/source of the Content and you agree that we may identify you as the author/source of the Content by referring to your Social Media Platform handle or identifier as we see appropriate.

    You represent and warrant that the Content does not violate or infringe any rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and privacy.

    Important Note: If any third-party content is included in your posted Content you must obtain permission from the content owner and attribute/credit such content to the owner.

    Don’t post any Content that is disruptive, abusive, vulgar, profane, obscene, hateful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or which discloses personally identifiable information or private or personal matters concerning any person;

    Don’t impersonate any person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

    You represent that all testimonials, endorsements, and/or advertisements contained in your posted Content are truthful, accurate and represent your opinion and personal experience.

    You agree to hold Begin at Bothell (sometimes referred to herein as “us” or “our”) and our affiliates, agents and licensees (collectively, “Indemnitees”) harmless, and defend and indemnify the Indemnitees from any claim, disputes, demands, proceedings, cause of action, judgements, damages, liabilities, losses, costs or expense of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, which may arise out of or are in any way connected with your posted Content and/of your use of our official brand presence on Social Media Platforms.

    These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of State of Washington without giving effect to principles of conflict of laws. In no event will we be liable hereunder for extraordinary, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages, including lost profits.

    How to Contact Us

    Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 425-486-3258.

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