Terms Of Use

Terms of Use

Richland County, Montana Website

Binding Effect

By accessing or using this website or any service available via this website (hereafter collectively referred to as using this website or use of this website), you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these terms of use. If you are not willing to be bound, or if any representation made by you in connection with use of this website is not true, you are not allowed to use and must cease using this website.

Authority to Bind Entity; Definition of "You"

If you are using this website in your employment or agency for another, or on behalf of a separate entity such as a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, trust, joint venture, government, or other organization (hereafter referred to as the entity), by using this website you represent that you have authority to agree to these terms of use on behalf of the entity, and all references to "you" or equivalent throughout these terms of use will include the entity jointly and severally with you individually.

Definition of "We"

"We", "us", 'our", and equivalent expressions include Richland County, its elected and appointed officials, agents, employees, departments, districts, boards, commissions, and agencies, unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability No Warranties or Representations

This website is provided as is and as available. We make no express or implied representations, warranties, guarantees, claims, or promises regarding it. Without limiting the foregoing, we do not warrant or represent that this website will be secure, accurate, error-free, current, up-to- date, complete, omission-free, reliable, adequate, useful, free from viruses or malicious code, uninterrupted, or will meet any particular criteria of performance, quality, or suitability. We expressly disclaim all implied warranties including warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, and accuracy.

Assumption of Risk

Your use of this website is at your own risk, and you assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your use. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive damages, or any other damages whatsoever whether in an action on contract, statute, tort, negligence, or other form or cause of action relating to or arising out of use of this website or these terms of use, even if we knew or should have known of the possibility of such damage or loss.

Unofficial; Notice to Inquire

The documents posted on this website are made available here as a convenience and are not official documents. All information should be independently verified from official documents.

Third-Party Links

Some links on this website may lead to other websites, resources, applications, services, databases, documents, or tools produced, maintained, offered, or provided by third parties over whom we have no control (hereafter referred to as third party resources). These links are provided as a service and for your convenience. Our linking to them is not an endorsement, express or implied representation, warranty, guarantee, claim, or promise regarding those third-party resources; and it does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint, accuracy, opinions, policies, products, services, or accessibility of those third-party resources.

Once you navigate to another website from this website, you are subject to the terms, conditions, and policies of that website. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, terms of use, or practices of any third-party resources. We encourage you to review the privacy policies, terms of use, and policies of any third-party resources.

Third-Party Data

We sometimes distribute through this website data supplied by third parties. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content sourced from third parties are those of the respective authors, distributors, and third parties. Your use of any third-party content is at your own risk and is subject to any terms, conditions, and policies applicable to them.

Disclaimer of Endorsements

Reference on this website to any commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, vendor, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or preference by us, and such reference shall not be used for advertising, promotional, or product endorsement purposes.

User Authentication:

Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, this site cannot and does not confirm that each User is who they claim to be. Because this site does not and cannot be involved in User-to-User dealings or control the behavior of participants on the Sites, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more Users, you release this site from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential and direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.


The location of material on this website may change as homepage, frontpage, organization, site map, links, menus, navigational elements, files, documents, information, and content are

reorganized. You are obligated to be observant of changes of the website to find and access desired content.

Changes in Availability

Content that currently is or has been free and publicly available on this website might in the future be modified, eliminated, restricted, or require a fee to access.

Prohibited conduct

You are not allowed to do any of the following and you agree not to do any of them:

  • Interfere with or disrupt the operation of this website or the servers, networks, facilities, or infrastructure used to make this website available by any means including but not limited to any form or method of cyberattack.
  • Violate any requirement, procedure, or policy of the servers, networks, facilities, or infrastructure used to make this website available.
  • Frame or mirror any portion of this website or otherwise incorporate any portion of this website into any product or service.
  • Post, transmit, share, or make available through this website any material that:
  • you do not have the right to provide; that would violate any law or regulation; that would violate, infringe, or misappropriate any third party right or interest; or any material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, rights relating to publicity, rights of privacy, rights relating to image and likeness, or any proprietary right without the prior express written consent of the owner.
  • is defamatory, slanderous, libelous, fraudulent, or otherwise tortious.
  • are or may be threatening, harassing, degrading, hateful, intimidating, or otherwise fail to respect the rights and dignity of others.
  • is obscene, indecent, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable.
  • is any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, ransomware, rootkit, or other computer code, file, or program that is potentially harmful, invasive, or able to damage or hijack the operation of or to monitor the use of any hardware, software, or equipment.
  • Use this website for any purpose that is fraudulent or otherwise tortious or unlawful.

Consequences of Violation

Restriction or Suspension of Access

If you violate or fail to comply with these terms, there is reasonable grounds to suspect non­compliance by you, or we are investigating suspected non-compliance by you, we may restrict or suspend your access to this website, along with other appropriate consequences.

No Implied Waiver

If we do not take action for violation or non-compliance immediately, this does not mean we are waiving, releasing, relinquishing, or giving up any rights that we have such as taking action or imposing consequences in the future

Revisions of Terms of Use

We may revise these terms of use at any time by posting such revised terms on this website. Such revisions shall be effective as to you upon posting. It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of any revised terms of use. Your continued use of this website following changes to these terms of use constitutes your agreement to the revised terms.


If any provision of these terms of use shall to any extent be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable:

  • it shall be reconstrued to the maximum effect permitted by law to implement its intent as fully and nearly as legally allowable; and
  • the remainder of these terms of use shall not be affected thereby, and each term and provision of these terms of use shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Governing Law

These terms of use shall be construed, enforced, and governed by the laws of the State of Montana.

Venue of Actions

Venue of any action at law, suit in equity, or other judicial proceeding relating to this website or these terms of use shall be in Montana Seventh Judicial District Court, Richland County.