Thank you for reading the State Interoperability Executive Committee Privacy Statement. The statement ONLY addresses the collection, use and security of access to information that may be obtained through use of the State Interoperability Executive Committee public website. This statement DOES NOT cover information the State Interoperability Executive Committee collects in other ways.
The privacy of the users of the State Interoperability Executive Committee web site is important to us. As well, the State Interoperability Executive Committee is directed to safeguard user's privacy under Executive Order 00-03 concerning public records privacy protection.
Information We Collect and Store Automatically if You Only Browse the State Interoperability Executive Committee Website
When you browse, read pages, or download information from our site, we gather some information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally, and is used only to help us understand how people are using our website. The State Interoperability Executive Committee analyzes this information and the website never makes this information available for commercial use. We automatically collect the following information each time you visit:
The Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain name used. The IP Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. The IP Address helps us direct Internet traffic to you.
- The type of browser and operating system you used.
- The data and time you visited this site, and
- The Internet pages or services you visited at this site.
Information We Collect if You Volunteer It
If you send an E-mail, participate in an online survey, or provide other information using our site, the following information may also be collected if you volunteer it:
- Your E-mail address and contents of your E-mail message (including attachments and signature blocks).
- Contact information (address, telephone).
- Organization that you represent.
- Information volunteered in response to a survey, and
- 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. More specific information is available at the specific State Interoperability Executive Committee Internet site that asks you to provide information. We use your E-mail address to answer your questions, address your concerns, or forward to someone else for a response. Survey information is used for much the same purposes, and also to improve our website and services.
Personal Information and Choice
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, such as an individual's name, address and phone number. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.
You do not have to give us Personal Information to visit the State Interoperability Executive Committee web site. We do not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it by sending an E-mail, participating in an online survey, or completing an on-line form. In theses cases, we need personal information to answer you request or include your information or comments in a formal legal process. In a legal process such as rule development, comments sent using the website cannot be included in the official record without personal information.
The State Interoperability Executive Committee will only maintain the information contained in these communications as long as necessary to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. If you choose not to participate in the activity in this manner, you will still be able to browse the State Interoperability Executive Committee Internet site and read or download any information from it. Alternatively, you may participate in the activity that asks for personal (or any) information by contacting State Interoperability Executive Committee in one (or more) of the following ways:
Public Access to Personal Information
Information Provided to State Government Becomes a "Public Record" and May Be Shared
Washington State law gives the public the right to access most information held by state government. Government information is known as public records. Any Personal Information you provide using our web site becomes part of the public record and may be shared with the public if not protected by state statute (RCW 42.17.260) or federal law (Privacy Act of 1974). If there is a conflict between this Privacy Statement and any state or federal law governing sharing public records, the applicable law will control.
Personal information provided by children online or by E-mail cannot be identified by the web and will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be made available to the public under state law.
Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information
Any State Interoperability Executive Committee site or application that collects personal information about you will contain specific instructions on how to review and correct this information. Notify the contact person identified at that site. If you believe your information is incorrect, you may send a written request that includes the reasons for your changes to the State Interoperability Executive Committee Public Records Officer. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us in writing. See Contact Information below. In all cases, please be prepared to verify your identity before we allow access or make changes. We will attempt to respond and take action, where appropriate.
Cookies and Applets
The State Interoperability Executive Committee does not currently utilize Cookies or Applets.
You are on a public Internet site and any information you send via this site may be accessed by others. The State Interoperability Executive Committee has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to the information it maintains. 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. Unauthorized attempts to upload, change or destroy information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under state law (RCW 9A.52.110) and federal statutes, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
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 through any State Interoperability Executive Committee supported web site.
Links to external resources are provided as a public service, and do not imply endorsement by the State Interoperability Executive Committee.
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, 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 his or her own risk. Please contact the State Interoperability Executive Committee to validate information before using it as the basis for a legal action.
WSP maintains this web site to enhance public access to information about the department's services. While we make every effort to keep this information as timely and current as possible, errors can occur. To correct errors or offer comments about this web site contact the WSP Webmaster.
To offer comments about this Privacy Notice or present a privacy issue you
may e-mail comments or concerns to: Robert.Schwent (Robert.Schwent@wsp.wa.gov)