The following information is collected for each visit to the LEAP website:
|The information collected or stored is used to improve the content of web services and to help understand how services are being used. The LEAP website analyzes website logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on the site. The website logs do not maintain personally identifiable information and makes no attempt to link information with the individuals that browse the LEAP website.|
Additional information collected is limited to what the visitor may provide. If during a visit to LEAP website the visitor participates in a survey or sends an email, the following additional information will be collected:
|The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats sent. The information is retained in accordance with Chapter 40.14 RCW, Preservation and Destruction of Public Records.|
|Email addresses are only used to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to a visitor, to address issues visitors identify, to further improve the website, or to forward the email to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.|
|Personal Information and Choice
"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.
No personal information about visitors is collected unless the visitor voluntarily participates in an activity that asks for information (e.g., sending an email or participating in a survey). If a visitor chooses not to participate in these activities, that choice will in no way affect the ability to use any other feature of the website.
If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the visitor, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information is a public record once the visitor provides it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
Visitors are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.
In the state of Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has access to 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. Both state and federal laws provide these exceptions.
RCW 42.17. 260(1) states:
"Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific exemptions of subsection (6) of this section [RCW 42.17.260(6)], RCW 42.17.310, 42.17.315, or other statute which exempts or prohibits Disclosure of specific information or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy interests protected by RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent with RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315 when it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing."
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the Disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will apply.
|Access and Correction of Personal Information
A visitor can review any personal information collected about them. A visitor may recommend changes to their personal information they believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If the visitor believes that their personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, the visitor may contact staff. In all cases, reasonable steps will be taken to verify a visitor's identity before granting access or making corrections. See “Contact Us” at the bottom of the website Home Page.
To better serve website visitors, "cookies" may be used to customize a visitor's browsing experience with the website. Cookies are small bits of text temporarily stored on your computer, generally containing a session ID number and information that the web application can use to complete its tasks. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the website. The cookie feature is used only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on a visitor's computer.
Cookies created on a visitor's computer by using the website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise a visitor's privacy or security. A visitor can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file by using any of the methods widely available. It is important to note that in most cases at the site, the cookie is removed as soon as the session is over.
Under the umbrella of the Legislative Service Center (LSC), the LEAP website has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire LSC operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to manage risk.
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 LEAP website.
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 LEAP website Contact Information
To access a visitor's personally identifiable information collected, if any, or request correction of factual errors in personally identifiable information, contact the Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program (LEAP) Committee at 3309 Capitol Boulevard, PO Box 40934, Olympia, Washington 98504-0934 or telephone (360) 786-6111, or email email@example.com
To offer comments about the LEAP website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice, please use the contact information in the preceding paragraph.