Information on the DD Ombuds site is provided as a public service only and is not legal advice.  Web visitors do not have a client-attorney relationship with the DD Ombuds.  If you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney.

The DD Ombuds tries to make information on this site accurate as of the date noted in the materials.  Sometimes laws and policies change.   We cannot promise that this information is always up-to-date and correct.

Nothing on this site creates a contract or warranty between the DD Ombuds and you or any other person or entity.


This site contains “links” to other websites and information prepared and posted by others.  The DD Ombuds cannot guarantee the accuracy of information posted on other sites. The links are not intended to imply that the DD Ombuds sponsors or is affiliated or associated with the other websites or organizations.


Funding for the Office of the DD Ombuds is appropriated through the Washington State Legislature and administered through a contract with the Washington State Department of Commerce. DD Ombuds funding supports the cost of producing DD Ombuds’ materials. These contents are the sole responsibility of the DD Ombuds and do not necessarily represent the official views of the State of Washington.


The DD Ombuds is committed to producing information in accessible formats, so individuals can acquire needed disability rights information in a manner that is relevant and respectful.

Accessibility can be complex. Technology advances demand new accessibility methods. Disability is also very diverse, so what is accessible to one may not be inaccessible to another. (Audio, for example, may be necessary for an individual who is blind and uses a screen reader, but this same format would be useless for someone who is Deaf or hard of hearing.)

The DD Ombuds strives to provide key information in enough varied formats so that it is always accessible, engaging, inspiring, informative and relevant to each web user, no matter content form.

If you encounter information on the DD Ombuds website that is not accessible for you, please let us know so that we can correct this error. Email: DD Ombuds Information Email


The DD Ombuds is committed to honoring the privacy of visitors to our website.  Our goal is to protect online information with the same diligence that we protect information obtained through other means.

We will not sell or give away your personally identifiable information without your express permission.

We do use technology (specifically cookies) to collect information about how our site is used.

You may opt out of this data collection by turning off cookies and not filling out optional forms or requests for information.

Information collected

The DD Ombuds collects information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our email lists, respond to a survey, browse the site, or fill out a form.

Information uses

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways:  1) to improve our website; 2) to improve customer service; 3) to administer a contest, promotion, survey, poll, or other site feature.

We also use cookies. A cookie can be used for authentication, storing site preferences, the identifier for a server-based session, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies primarily to compile data about site traffic and site interaction through analytics. To learn more about opting out of using cookies, visit the About Cookies Website.

Outside parties

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, or safety.

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties.

Third party links

On occasion, we include or offer third party products or services. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

We seek to protect the reputation and integrity of this site.  Third party links may include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

The DD Ombuds has taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act.  We will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

The DD Ombuds is in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.


By using this site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, please email

DD Ombuds Information Email
315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850
Seattle WA 98104

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