eService Access Agreement

Please read this Agreement before accessing the web-based, electronic services (hereafter referred to as Services) maintained by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (hereafter referred to as DRS). This Agreement is entered into between DRS and each individual or entity (hereafter referred to as the User) who accesses and/or uses these Services.

These Services are provided without charge. They are owned and operated by DRS and are available to the User through the World Wide Web. They can contain information, text, graphics, links, art, animations, forms, audio, video, software, and other material and data formatted, organized, and collected in a variety of forms generally accessible to the User.

Usage

Upon authorization, DRS will provide the User with limited, online access to these Services for reviewing, updating, and submitting electronic data to DRS. The User may request termination of this access or DRS may terminate or temporarily suspend access to these Services without notice and for any reason.

Privacy

Unless required by law, DRS will not release any personal information collected while using this website. For detailed information on privacy, please read the DRS Privacy Statement.

Indemnity

The User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless DRS, its employees, and its agents from any and all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising from breach of this Agreement or the use of these Services.

User Responsibilities and Conduct

The User agrees to:

  1. Be wholly responsible for the selection, acquisition, operation, and maintenance of all equipment and software, including the Internet access software (browser) necessary for this access, and for all costs, expenses, and payments associated with such access.
  2. Access and use these Services only for lawful official business purposes.
  3. Promptly notify DRS of any decision to terminate access to any of these Services.
  4. Be responsible for any actions taken using his/her assigned logon ID.
  5. Diligently follow good security practices such as changing passwords at least every 120 days, not sharing logon IDs, selecting difficult to guess passwords, not writing passwords down in accessible areas, and not leaving the terminal unattended when logged on.

Terms of Agreement

This Agreement supersedes any prior agreements with respect to the same subject matter. DRS may revise this Agreement at any time, and such revision shall be effective immediately following the posting of such revision to the DRS web site. The User's continued access to and use of these Services following any such revision shall be deemed acceptance of the revisions. If any portion of the Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions will continue in full force and effect. This Agreement is entered into between DRS and the User and the User may not assign rights or obligations specified by this Agreement to another person. Any violation of the terms or conditions of the Agreement by the User may result in monetary, civil, and/or criminal penalties.

User Certification

By accepting this Agreement, the User warrants that he/she has read and understands the terms and conditions specified herein and agrees to be bound by them.