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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the Department(s) using this website or online portals. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that the website or portal may collect, and the ways in which a Department(s) uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

With respect to users' use of county website or portal, personally identifiable information is subject to the user electing to make such information available to the department(s).[1] "Personally identifiable information" includes name, address, telephone and fax numbers, social security number, and credit card, debit card or other charge card information. Personally identifiable information does not include information that is collected anonymously (i.e., without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual. The department(s) reserves the right to change its privacy policy by announcing and posting the changes on the county’s website.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

If during your visit to the county’s website or online portal you participate in a search, send an electronic mail message, or perform some other transaction online, such as applying for a permit, the following additional information will be collected:

·         The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail, for those who communicate with us via e-mail,

·         Information volunteered for permit payments, and

·         Information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.

Online transactions requiring you to provide personal information may be completed by other means such as in person, by e-mail, or phone.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

The Department(s) and SmartGov portal will not share personally identifiable information with third parties without your permission, other than in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with legal requirements; (b) protect the rights or property of Mason County or its affiliates, or (c) protect public safety in urgent circumstances.

Information Collected from Password Protected Areas

When users log into one of the password-protected secure areas of our site, we track user's log-on ID, password, name, status (user, staff, etc.), which secured areas are available to that person, and error status. The website and portal only uses cookies when a user logs into a secure area of our site that requires a password.

Other websites

This site contains links to other sites. Mason County is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, nor is Mason County an endorser of linked sites.

No Liability

Mason County shall not be liable to any user, for any violation of this privacy policy or for any future changes to the policy, or for any third party's violation of this privacy policy or the privacy or confidentiality policies of the third party. Mason County shall not be liable for any damages, including actual, special, punitive, consequential, exemplary, statutory, or other damages, attorneys fees or costs, charges, fines, or any monetary compensation, to any user, for any claim, lawsuit, action or other proceeding arising from, relating to, or in connection with this privacy policy or future policies or any use of or access to Mason County’s website or affiliate.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or a department’s treatment of your personal information, please write to the specific Mason County Department. Department contact information is available at: www.co.mason.wa.us