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Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the website for the Port of Seattle (“Port” or “we,” “us,” or “our”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. By accessing or using the Port of Seattle's website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by all the terms of this privacy policy and our website Terms and Conditions.

As with the Terms and Conditions, this privacy policy will be subject to the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to its conflict of laws or rules.

Information We Collect

We will set a cookie on your computer to enable us to recognize you when you return to our website. We also learn your IP address and MAC address as this is the way the web operates. While we may aggregate this data to tell us about site usage, we do not use this data or the cookie for any other purpose. We use Google Analytics to aggregate this data and analyze site usage, but we do not access or display your personal information. For more information about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data, please see Google’s webpage “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps,” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. While we will use your information as provided below, we will not use it for any other purpose (except as limited by the Public Records Act as described below).

If you give us comments or questions about Port activities, we may refer your email or post to the appropriate Port employee for a reply. He or she will use your email address in order to reply to you. If you sign up for email notification of various Port activities, we will use your email address to provide you these notices.

If you post at the various places on our website that allow posts, your post (including your email address and, if given, your name) will be available for all users of the website who read the posts to see.

You may apply for a job with the Port through our website. In that case, your resume and other information you provide will be provided to our Human Resources and Development Department. The HRD department may use a third party to screen the resumes received. Hiring managers also will see resumes. By applying for a job with the Port, you consent to the above use of your information.

You may use this website to pay Port-related bills and/or purchase Port products and services. Any credit card information is provided directly to our credit card transaction processor. It is not retained on Port computers. The processor will learn your credit card number, email, name, address, and other transaction-related information. Our processor is obligated to observe the Payment Card Industry rules relating to encryption and protecting your data. However, the Port makes no guarantee at all that the processor will do so.

You may also register for events through the Port’s website. To reserve space at an event, you will have to provide the event registrar (which may be the Port) with the requested registration information. The Port will use this information only to process your registration if it is the event registrar. If you register with another company, the Port is not responsible for any information you provide and you should check the privacy policies for that company to verify what it will do with your information.

In addition, we reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website; or to enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, our Website Terms and Conditions or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our website, other users or others.

You should also be aware that the Port is a public agency. This means that it is subject to the Public Records Act of the State of Washington, Chapter 42.56 of the Revised Code of Washington. The Port may be required to disclose information that you provide us unless there is an exception in the Act. While we may (if we choose) post such a request on our website, we do not promise to notify individuals.

Terms Change

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. Please review it frequently. If we make important changes to this policy, we will notify you on the Privacy Policy web page or by means of a notice on our home page.

We will try to post any such changes on our website in advance. However, we do not promise to do so. You will be bound by these new terms if you use our website after they are posted.

Website Terms and Conditions

The Port provides website features to you subject to the following terms and conditions. If you visit, shop, or pay Port-related bills at the Port’s website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully. “We,” “us,” or “our” refers to the Port. “You” or “your” refers to you, the website user.

Links to Third Party Sites

The Port may provide links to other websites. By clicking these links to websites outside of portseattle.org, you understand that USE OF THESE OTHER LINKS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. These links are provided to assist visitors to our website. The Port takes no responsibility whatsoever for anything related to any third-party websites. In particular how a third party treats your personal information may be very different than how the Port treats your information.

Site Content

All content on this site, whether text, graphics, images, icons on buttons, trademarks etc. is the property of the Port of Seattle or the property of our suppliers, which we are using with their permission. This includes all software found on this site.

We make every effort to ensure that the information found on this site is accurate and current. HOWEVER, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION FOUND ON THIS SITE. Nor do we promise to update any information.

License and Site Content

We grant you a limited license to use the site. This license includes site features such as, for example only, sign up for email notifications or contests. This license also includes the right to download documents, images, and graphics we make available for download.

Your Account

When you use our site, you may be asked to set up an account. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND ITS ASSOCIATED PASSWORD AND FOR LIMITING ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER THAT ACCESSES YOUR ACCOUNT. You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. The Port reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

No Children

Some of our products may not be appropriate for people under 18 years old. However, if you are under 13, you should not be using this site at all. If you are under 18, you should only be purchasing with the help of a parent or guardian.

Business Policies

Feedback

We may make available an opportunity for you to provide feedback about the Port or its activities. We may also make your feedback available in a form that allows other people to comment on your feedback. Any such postings should not be illegal, threatening, obscene, defamatory, invade another’s privacy, infringe intellectual property rights or otherwise injurious to third parties.

If you do post, your post should not include malicious software, such as viruses, Trojan horses, worms, etc.

If you do post, you must use your own email address. You must not use a false email address or impersonate another.

If you post, you will not make political posts except as related to Port policies and actions. You will not post commercial solicitations, chain letters, or other mass mailings, and no spam.

If you post, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use and display your post.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitations of Liability

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS-IS”. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION ON IT. IN ADDITION, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THIS SITE WILL 1) MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; 2) BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; 3) THAT THE RESULTS YOU OBTAIN WILL BE ACCURATE; OR 4) PROVIDE PRODUCTS OF A QUALITY THAT WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER RELATING TO, OR RESULTING FROM, YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

Applicable Law

You agree that the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these terms and conditions and any dispute that may arise between you and us.

Venue

Any dispute between us may only be adjudicated in the state or federal courts of King County, Washington and you consent to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Modification

We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies and these Terms and Conditions at any time.

Contact

If you have any comments or questions regarding these Terms and Conditions, please contact webmaster@portseattle.org.

Notice and Procedure Relating to Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied on our site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or other intellectual property rights have been violated, please provide our webmaster the following information:

  1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.
  2. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that has been infringed.
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site.
  4. Your address, telephone number, and email address.
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright (or other intellectual property) owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury that the above information is accurate and that you are the copyright (or other intellectual property) owner or are authorized to act on the copyright (or other intellectual property) owner’s behalf.

Please send inquiries to: webmaster@portseattle.org

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