Thank you for visiting the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority web site and reviewing our privacy notice. This statement addresses collection, use and security of, and access to information that may be obtained through use of this web site.
Information Collected and How it is Used
If you do nothing during your visit to our web site 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. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g. xcompany.com or yourschool.edu);
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited this site; and
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site.
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used by the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority only to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. The Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority site analyzes this information to determine how our web site 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 our web site you participate in a survey, send an email, or perform some other transaction on-line, the following additional information will be collected:
- The email address, and contents of email, for those who communicate with us via email.
- Information volunteered in response to a survey.
- Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Information from our on-line form is used to send you information on various Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority programs.
Personal Information and Choice
You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line. “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. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
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 on-line 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 the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority web site and read or download any information provided on the site.
If personal information is requested on the web site 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 information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.
The Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority web site is a general audience site and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.
Nondisclosure of Certain Personal or Private Information
The Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority may require you to provide certain personal information in order to add you to our mailing list. You may choose not to provide this information, but if you choose not to provide it we will be unable to send you information about our programs.
Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information
You can review any personally identifiable information we collect about you by using the information in the Contact section. You may recommend changes to your personally identifiable information you believe to be inaccurate by submitting an email or written request that credibly shows the inaccuracy. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. (RCW 43.105.310)
The Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority, as developer and manager of the web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained. For site security purposes and to ensure that this web site remains available to all users, the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this web site. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in our possession. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority web site.
Reference in this web site to any specific commercial products, processes, 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 the State of Washington, the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority, or its officers, employees, or agents.
Neither the State of Washington, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Washington warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at their own risk.
The Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority reserves the right to revise and update this privacy notice at any time without notice by posting such revised privacy notice at the Washington Materials Management and Financing Authority home page.