Governor-Elect Christine Gregoire's Transition Office recognizes that "external content" — content that is provided by entities that are not part of government — may be included in the publicly accessible web site operated by the Transition Office at WWW.GREGOIRE-TRANSITIONOFFICE.WA.GOV. The Transition Office does not intend that its web site be an open public forum, and external content on pages operated by us will be permitted at the sole discretion of the Transition Office.
This policy applies only to pages that are developed and maintained by the Transition Office. 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:
In exercising its discretion to allow external content on its web site, the Transition Office will be guided by the purpose of the web site, which is as follows: The Transition Office's web site 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 Transition Office, 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:
Removal of Content
The Transition Office reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withdraw external content that otherwise meets its guidelines. This discretion may be exercised if the Transition Office becomes aware, receives claims or allegations, or has reason to inquire whether, the content refers or links the viewer to content not on our 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 Transition Office is legally obligated to act upon any information of which it is aware.