WTA is committed to protecting online users’ privacy. WTA believes that protection of personal privacy on the Internet is its responsibility – to assure user confidence, increase participation in online activities, and support effective delivery of services. WTA intends to give you as much control as possible over your personal information.The purpose of this Policy is to inform you about the types of information WTA may gather when you visit its site, how it may use that information, whether it will disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding WTA’s use of, and your ability to correct, your information.
If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personal identification information or fill out an online engagement form, WTA will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends.WTA may redirect your message to another government agency who is in a better position to answer your question.
1. THE TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND HOW THIS INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
A. Information Gathered From Any Visitor to the Site
When a user visits the Platform, WTA may collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device.Additionally, as you browse the Platform, WTA may collect information about the individual pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site.WTA refers to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information” and use Google Analytics to compile and organize this information into reports.
WTA may collect Device Information using a variety of technologies, including the following:
- “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
- “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
B. Potentially Personal Information
It is possible that some or all use of the Platform will be restricted to users who create an account, which may be based upon your email address and a chosen password.This information may constitute “Personal Information.”
2. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
3. HOW AND WITH WHOM WTA MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
WTA may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect WTA’s rights.
4. WASHINGTON’S PUBLIC RECORDS ACT
WTA is a public municipality, and is therefore subject to the requirements of the Washington State Public Records Act, RCW Chapter 42.56 (“Act”).Information provided on the Platform is subject to disclosure under the Act, subject to exceptions that protect Personal Information.
5. HOW TO CONTACT WTA
For more information about WTA’s privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, or find out about how your personal information is being handled with third parties, or to change any of your personal information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not agree, you should not access or use this Platform.
Use of Information
WTA, in its sole discretion, may modify these Terms, or add or remove to the Terms at any time and such modifications, additions or deletions will be effective immediately upon posting. WTA may change or discontinue any aspect, feature or service of the Platform at any time, temporarily or permanently, with or without notice.
Restrictions on Use
The content of the Platform is protected to the greatest extent allowed under copyright law. You may not publish, display, distribute or commercially exploit any of the content or material from any Platform without the prior written permission of WTA.
The Platform is the exclusive property of WTA or its independent contractor, and shall not be subject to use or association by any user.
Indemnification by User
You will defend, hold harmless and indemnify WTA against any claim, demand, suit, judgment or proceeding made or brought against WTA by a third party arising from any comments, information or data you place into the Platform, or your use of any service or content in breach of these Terms, or any claim of infringement or misappropriation of a third party’s intellectual property rights or any other violation of any law or defamation (a “Claim Against WTA”).Such shall include the obligation to indemnify WTA from any damages, attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by WTA as a result of, or for any amounts paid by WTA under a settlement of or judgment in, a Claim Against WTA.
Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability
Situations may occur that disrupt service or cause inaccurate information to be posted on the Platform. The material presented on the Platform is not guaranteed as to accuracy, completeness, reliability, usefulness, or timeliness. Access to the Platform depends on a number of items, including Internet availability, communications networks, and computer equipment which are beyond the control of WTA and difficult to predict. The information on the Platform is not intended to constitute advice nor is it to be used as a substitute for specific advice from a professional. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon the information on the Platform without independently verifying the information and, as necessary, obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances. Those relying on information presented on the Platform do so at his/her own risk. All users assume the risk that the information provided may be incorrect, as well as the risk that any information or material downloaded may cause loss of data or damage to a user’s computer, cell phone, tablets or other device.Neither WTA, nor any of its officials, employees or agents shall be liable for either the accuracy of any information on a Platform or any actions taken based on the information. WTA does not represent that the use of any information will not infringe privately owned rights.
Links to Other Sites and/or Materials
WTA may provide links to Internet sites and data maintained by third parties. These links are provided as a courtesy and convenience only. WTA does not operate or control any referenced or linked third party sites, and is not responsible for any content, availability or accuracy. Moreover, in no way should a link or reference to and external source be considered any form of endorsement by WTA. If you leave WTA’s Apps for a third-party website or App, you do so at your own risk.
WTA, as a government entity, conducts public business and records related to the business of WTA are generally available for public review pursuant to the PRA.
In general, information collected from any user of a Platform will be used for the purpose for which it is provided. However, by accessing and using the Platform, a user agrees to the following conditions:
Platform Interactive Use Restrictions
The Platform may contain comments sections, discussion forums or other interactive features in which a user may participate. By engaging in such participation, a user agrees that he/she will not:
Also, a user agrees to use any of WTA forums at his/her own risk.
Communications and/ or postings on any Platform may be moderated. Comments, posts, and communications that violate the above will be removed, and offending individuals may be denied future access.
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