hank you for visiting the Transportation Improvement Board 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 TIB's web site.
Information Collected and How it is Used
Information collected if you only browse this site
If you do nothing during your visit to our web site but browse, read pages, or download information, we collect or store no information from you.
What we collect if you volunteer information
If during your visit to our web site you send an email or submit a web based form, the following information will be collected:
- The email address, and
- The contents of the email.
- The contents of the form fields,
- The IP Address of the person submitting the form, and
- The date and time the form was submitted.
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.
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. You may choose not to contact us by email. Your choice to not participate in this activity will not impair your ability to browse TIB's 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/private] information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Executive Director of the TIB as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement. 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.
Public Access to Information
In the State Of Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access 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. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
All of the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. RCW 42.56.070(1) states that:
- (1) 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, this chapter, 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 this chapter, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent with this chapter 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 agency's disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.
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 Information section at the end of this Notice. 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 TIB, as developer and manager of TIB's web site, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained by the agency. 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 TIB's web sites.
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.
TIB Contact Information
To review your personal information, or request correction of your personal information, to offer comments about TIB's web site, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice:
You may contact TIB as follows:
Transportation Improvement Board
PO Box 40901
Phone: (360) 586-1139
Fax: (360) 586-1165