Puget Sound Starts Here
Communities working together to protect Puget Sound.


General This website is owned and operated by the STORM and Puget Sound Starts Here coalitions, with ECO Net member participation. This website is used to promote pollution prevention practices and the many ways residents and businesses may participate in positive environmental actions. By using this website, including the services provided by this website, you acknowledge and agree to comply with these Terms, and the Privacy Policy and all applicable laws in connection with participating local governments and King County’s copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights. If you do not agree, you should not access or use this website.

STORM, in its sole discretion, may modify these Terms, or add or remove terms at any time and such modifications, additions or deletions will be effective immediately upon posting. STORM may change or discontinue any aspect, feature or service of the website at any time, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice.

Terms of use
Please read these terms of use (Terms) carefully before using this website. Your access to this website and use of the services provided by this website is conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these Terms.

Restrictions on use
The content of this website, including all text, graphics, compilations, data, and other documentation, is the property of the Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions. You may not publish, display, distribute or commercially exploit the web content or the website without the prior written permission of the Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions.

Disclaimer of warranty; limitation of liability
The Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions attempt to provide the best service available, but situations will occur that disrupt service or cause inaccurate information to be posted. The material presented on this website is not guaranteed as to accuracy, completeness, reliability, usefulness, or timeliness. The provision of the website depends on a number of items, including Internet availability, communications networks, and computer equipment which are beyond the control of the coalitions and difficult to predict. The information on this website is not intended to constitute advice nor is it to be used as a substitute for specific advice from a professional. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon the information on this website without independently verifying the information and, as necessary, obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances. Those relying on information presented on this website do so at their own risk. You assume the risk that the information provided may be incorrect, as well as the risk that any information or material downloaded by you may cause loss of data or damage to your computer systems and neither the Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions, nor any of its officials, employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of this information or any actions taken based on the information. Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions do not represent that the use of any information will not infringe privately owned rights.

All information on this website is provided "as is", "with all faults" and "as available" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, or non-infringement nor shall the distribution of this information constitute any warranty. Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in the information or software or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this website. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions, its officials and employees, or any contributor to this website be liable for any direct or indirect damages, even if both parties are aware of the possibility of such damages, including without limitation loss of profits or for any other incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however caused, whether based upon contract, negligence, strict liability in tort, warranty, or any other legal theory, arising out of or related to your use of, or the inability to use, this website or its content. Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions are not responsible for or liable for any damage, including damage caused by viruses, to your computer, computer system, or other property, during or on account of access or use of this website or any sites to which this website provides links. We welcome feedback on the website at pugetsoundstartshere.org, but provide no guarantee that feedback will result in site changes. If you are dissatisfied in any way with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of this website.

Links to Other Sites and/or Materials
The STORM and Puget Sound Starts Here websites provide links to Internet sites and data maintained by third parties. These links are provided as a courtesy and convenience. The sharing of an external link should not be considered any form of endorsement, nor by referring to these links are the coalitions responsible for their content or availability.

Right to Privacy
The Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions, as government entities and partners, conducts public business and records related to the business of local governments and the information on this site is generally available for public review. The coalitions are committed, to the extent allowable by law, to protect and secure personal information contained in any of these records. This privacy commitment must be balanced with the rights of public access under chapter 42.56 RCW, Washington Public Records Act, consistent with chapter 2.14 of the King County Code and any other applicable federal, state, and local statute or regulation as adhered to by the coalition members. You may read the King County Privacy Policy here.
Personal Information, as defined in the Privacy Policy, collected from you on this website will be used for the purpose for which it is provided and will not be sold or shared. However, by accessing and using this website, you agree to these exceptions below. If you do not agree, you should not use this website:

  • Conducting customer satisfaction surveys: To gauge your satisfaction with the level of customer service that you received and improve our ability to provide such customer service, the Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions may from time to time use the information provided by you through this website to conduct customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Service analytics: The Puget Sound Starts Here coalition may use information provided by you with all personally identifying information removed to analyze various aspects related to this website, including but not limited to, website performance statistics and customer service statistics. This information will not be sold or shared.

Use Restrictions
The website may contain comments sections, discussion forums or other interactive features in which you may participate. By engaging in such participation, you agree that you will not:

  • Post any information that is abusive, defamatory, harassing, threatening, obscene, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously otherwise objectionable and offensive or violates the legal rights of others;
  • Misrepresent one's person, background, or character;
  • Sell, advertise, or exchange any goods or services unless expressly allowed;
  • Post any material owned by a third party;
  • Interfere with any other person’s right to privacy, including posting private, personal information about a third party without consent;
  • Post any content that is off topic;
  • Post content that violates any law, whether or not the violation is intentional.

While championing proper use of such forums, the Puget Sound Starts Here coalition cannot guarantee that violations of the above will not occur.

Communications on this website may be moderated. Comments, posts, and communications that violate the above will be removed, and offending individuals may be denied future access to the website.

These terms of use constitute the entire agreement between you and Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all previous written or oral agreements, if any, between you and Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions with respect to such subject matter. These terms of use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington as well as with all federal law and regulations, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in King County, Washington in all disputes arising out of or related to these terms of use and the use of this website. The invalidity of any term or provision of these terms will not affect the validity of any other term or provision. Waiver by Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions of strict performances of any provision of these terms will not be a waiver of or prejudice Puget Sound Starts Here and STORM coalitions’ right to require strict performance of the same provision in the future or of any other provision of these terms. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import. Comments or questions about this website or the terms of use should be directed to TBD.


June 4, 2018



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