Thank you for visiting the State of Washington Education Research & Data Center web site and reviewing our Intended Use notice. This notice covers the following topics:
The Education Research & Data Center (the Center) recognizes that "external content" - content that is provided by entities that are not part of government -- may be included in the publicly accessible website operated by the Center. The Center does not intend that our website be an open public forum, and external content on pages operated by the Center will be permitted at the sole discretion of the Center.
This policy applies only to pages that are developed and maintained by the Center. This policy is not intended, and shall not be construed, to prohibit external content that is:
It may be in the public interest to include on the website operated by the Center:
External content therefore includes, but is not limited to, links and acknowledgements on pages operated by the Center.
In exercising its discretion to allow external content on its website, the Center will be guided by the purpose of the website:
The Education Research & Data Center's 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:
The Education Research & Data Center, at it's 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:
The Education Research & Data Center reserves the right, at it's sole discretion, to withdraw external content that otherwise meets its guidelines. This discretion may be exercised if the Center becomes aware, receives claims or allegations, or has reason to inquire whether, the content refers or links the viewer to content not on the Center's web site that is either in violation 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 the Center is legally obligated to act upon any information of which it is aware.