If you do nothing during your visit to our Website but browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit: The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used.
The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you.
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used by WSTIP to improve the content of our Website services and to help us understand how people are using our Website and services. We may analyzes this information and the Website logs to determine how our Website is being used, so that we may continually improve the site's usefulness to the public.
What we collect if you volunteer information If during your visit to the WSTIP Website you participate in a survey, send an email, or perform some other transaction online, the following additional information will be collected:
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you to address issues you may identify, to further improve our Website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated. Information provided on the online form is used to complete the online transaction and perform the service or provide the requested goods.
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You may choose whether to provide personal information online "Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact us by email, participate in a survey or to provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse Access Washington and read or download any information provided on the site.
If personal information is requested on the Website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
If you believe that your personal/private information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the agency contact person or position as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathering online from or about children under the age of 13.
In the State of Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws. All information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. RCW 42.56.070 states that:
WSTIP may request that you provide certain personal/private information in order to process an online transaction. You may choose not to provide this information, but if you choose not to provide it we will be unable to process the transaction online and you will need to complete the transaction either in person or by mail.
The following laws may prevent WSTIP from disclosing the personal/private information about you except as necessary to process the transaction:
You can review any personally identifiable information we collect about you by using the information in the Contact Information section at the end of this Notice. You may recommend changes to your personally identifiable information you believe to be inaccurate by submitting a written request that credibly shows the inaccuracy. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Read RCW 43.105.310
To better serve our users we use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with the WSTIP Website. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser.
Cookies created on your computer by using this Website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature to help log the information described in "Information Collected and How it is used" section.
At no time is your private information, whether stored in persistent cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information. If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you can turn them off in your browser.
WSTIP has links to many other Websites. These include links to Websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the WSTIP website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another Website, you are subject to the privacy notice of that new site.
Reference in this Website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by WSTA, WSTIP, or their officers, employees or agents.
We reserve the right to revise and update this Privacy Notice at any time without notice by posting such revised Privacy Notice at the Washington State Transit Portal home page.
To offer comments about the WSTIP Website or the information presented in this notice:
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