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For the purpose of this chapter:
(1) "Delivery package" means a document, group of documents, related or unrelated, bundled into a single entity for electronic transfer.
(2) "Document" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium, is retrievable in perceivable form, and is eligible to be recorded in the land records maintained by the county recording officer.
(3) "Electronic" means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities.
(4) "Electronic document" means a document that is received or sent by the recording officer in an electronic form.
(5) "Electronic signature" means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document.
(6) "Electronic notarization" means a notarial act performed in accordance with chapter 42.44 RCW and chapter 308-30 WAC by a notary public who provides notarial acts using electronic interface.
(7) "Electronic recording standards commission" or "eRecording standards commission" or "ERSC" means the body of stakeholders appointed by the secretary of state to review electronic recording standards and make recommendations to the secretary in accordance with RCW 65.24.040.
(8) "eRecording" means electronic recording of real property documents.
(9) "Metadata" means data describing other data to facilitate the understanding, use, and management of that data.
(10) "Open architecture" means computer architecture or software architecture that employs specifications that are open to the public to allow for adding, upgrading and exchange of components produced by a broad range of manufacturers.
(11) "PDF (portable document format)" means the file format originally created by Adobe Systems for document exchange allowing documents to be viewed as they were intended to appear. PDFs are a common format for image exchange or world wide web presentation.
(12) "Recording" means making a matter of record in the office of the recording officer in accordance with RCW 65.04.030.
(13) "Recording officer" means the county auditor or other official county recording officer.
(14) "TIFF" (tagged image file format) means the variable-resolution bitmapped image format originally developed by the Aldus Corporation (now part of Adobe Systems) and published as ISO 12639:2004, Graphic technology-Prepress digital data exchange-Tag image file format for image technology (TIFF/IT). TIFF is a common format for high-quality black and white, gray-scaled, or color graphics of any resolution and is made up of individual dots or pixels.
(15) "URPERA (Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act)" means the body of recommended legislation released in 2004 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) for adoption by state legislatures. URPERA authorizes recording officers to accept electronic documents for recording in accordance with established standards. Washington state adopted a modified version of URPERA in 2008 (chapter 65.24 RCW).
(16) "Washington state archives" means the office of the secretary of state, division of archives and records management.
(17) "Web portal (gateway)" means a site that functions as a point of access to information or services on the world wide web.
(18) "XML (extensible markup language)" means an extensible document language for specifying document content. XML is not a predefined markup language but a metalanguage (a language for describing other languages) allowing the user to specify a document type definition (DTD) and design customized markup languages for different classes of documents.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 65.24.040. WSR 14-12-035, § 434-661-020, filed 5/28/14, effective 6/28/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 65.24 RCW. WSR 13-03-070, § 434-661-020, filed 1/14/13, effective 2/14/13.]
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