Privacy Policy

Rights at Work Washington Website Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting the Rights at Work Washington website, a project of the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle College, and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement addresses collection, use, and security of and access to information that may be obtained through use of Rights at Work Washington website. This notice covers the following topics: 

  • Information Collected and How it is Used
  • Personal Information and Choice
  • Public Access to Information
  • Nondisclosure of Certain Personal Information
  • Cookies
  • Security
  • Disclaimer
  • Contact Information

Information Collected and How it is Used

Information collected if you only browse this site.
If you do nothing during your visit to our website but browse, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit: 

  1. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (for example, xcompany.com or seattlecolleges.edu); 
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used
  3. The date and time you visited this site
  4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site
  5. The website you visited prior to coming to this website.

The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used by Rights at Work Washington Website Project only to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. The Rights at Work Washington website analyzes the website logs to determine how our website is being used, so that we may continually improve the site’s usefulness to the public. 

What we collect if you volunteer information.

If during your visit to our website you participate in a survey, send an e-mail, or perform some other transaction on-line, the following additional information will be collected: 

  • The e-mail address, and contents of e-mail, for those who communicate with us via e-mail.
  • Information volunteered in response to a survey.
  • Information volunteered through an on-line 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 use your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify, to further improve our website, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used. 

Personal Information and Choice

You may choose whether to provide personal information online.

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 e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an on-line form. You may choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate in a survey or to provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse RightsAtWorkWA.org and read or download any information provided on the site. 

If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law 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 state law. 

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Public Records Officer, Connie Palmer. Contact Information is available at the end of this document in the Contact information section. 

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail 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. Statue RCW 42,56,070(1) states that: 

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 (8) 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. 

The complete Revised Code of Washington (RCW) is available at: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx.  

Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information

You can review any personally identifiable information the Rights at Work Washington website collects 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 a written request that credibly shows the inaccuracy. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections  RCW 43.105.365.

Cookies

This site uses Google Analytics to understand how our visitors use our site. Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. user) interactions on Google Analytics customers’ websites. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Learn more

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Google Analytics provides a method to mask IPs that are collected (detailed below) but note that website owners have access to their users’ IP addresses even if the website owners do not use Google Analytics.

The Google privacy policy & principles describes how we treat personal information when you use Google’s products and services, including Google Analytics.

Security

The Rights at Work Washington website, as developer and manager of RightsAtWorkWA, has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained by Rights at Work Washington website. 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 Rights at Work Washington website websites.

Disclaimer

The Rights at Work Washington website has many links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Rights at Work Washington website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

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.

Rights at Work Washington website Contact Information

You may contact Rights at Work Washington website as follows:

Anita Scheer

Washington State Labor Education and Research Center

6737 Corson Ave. South

Seattle, WA 98108

Phone 206-934-6671

Anita.Scheer@Seattlecolleges.edu

 

Effective Date:  9/3/2019