Data Collection and Use Information Collected if Only Browsing this Site
When you browse this website, PSESD may gather and store certain information about your visit. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet domain and network address you use to access our site;
- The type of web browser and operating system you are using;
- The date and time of your visit;
- The pages you visit on this website;
- The last website you visited before coming to ours; and
- Other web traffic statistics such as Google Analytics.
The information we automatically collect is saved and used by PSESD to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services.
Information Collected if You Volunteer information
If during your visit to our website you participate in a survey, send us an email, complete an application, or perform some other transaction online, the following additional information may be collected:
- Your email address and contents of the email.
- Information volunteered in response to a survey.
- Information volunteered through an online 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 will not usually ask for or collect this kind of information from the general public through this website.
Email you send to us may be used to respond to issues and to further improve our services. PSESD may forward your email to another agency or a vendor for appropriate action.
The records retention schedules published by the State Archives require us to keep this information only so long as it is useful, and then destroy it; these schedules change from time to time.
Protection of Personal Information
PSESD will not collect PII about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us email or completing an online form or survey. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail or to provide any PII using an online form or survey. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not restrict impair your ability to use our site and read or download any information provided on the site. If you choose to provide PII by emailing us, participating in a survey, or completing an online form, we may store this information.
If you have questions about how we use your personally identifiable information, you can contact PSESD via the contact information listed below.
Correcting Personally Identifiable Information
State law requires agencies that collect personally identifiable information to provide “procedures for correcting inaccurate information, including establishing mechanisms for individuals to review information about them and recommend changes in information they believe to be inaccurate.”
You can access any personally identifiable information we collect about you by using the information in the Contact information section at the end of this Policy. PSESD will do our best to correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information if you send us a written request that clearly shows the error. PSESD will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
User Tracking and Customization of Pages
To better serve our users, PSESD uses a variety of indicators to customize your browsing experience with this website, including “cookies.” If you use your browser settings opt to block all cookies in the settings to your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome or Firefox), (including essential cookies) this could affect the availability and functionality of this website. We only have control over indicators we provide and not over third-party tools or other technologies deployed on this website that may be created by using embedded third-party applications.
PSESD is committed to the protection of credit and debit card information collected at the time of payment. The credit card information provided by you to PSESD will be stored in a confidential manner. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information, and our employees are required to follow these privacy standards. PSESD does not disclose any nonpublic information to anyone, except as required by law. Information may also be disclosed for audit purposes, to regulatory agencies or for other general administrative services. We do not disclose information about you to other entities.
PSESD takes steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained by us. 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 information in our possession.
Janine Thorn, Director of Communications
800 Oakesdale Ave SE
Renton, WA 98057
To offer comments about PSESD’s website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice please contact the Webmaster at JThorn@psesd.org