Privacy Policy

Website disclaimer and terms of use

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (“NWSA”) operates the www.nwseaportalliance.com website. The following Terms of Use, as updated from time to time by NWSA, apply to your use of the NWSA website. Your use of the NWSA website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices contained in this Website Disclaimer and Terms of Use.

NWSA maintains this website, consistent with established policies, to provide and enhance public access to information about NWSA, its facilities, programs and services.

NWSA intends that information on this website be used for general informational purposes only, and, unless otherwise specifically stated, the content of this website should not be relied upon without independent verification. This website continually undergoes development and expansion, and, from time to time, the website may be changed and or modified, without notice. NWSA agents strive to keep information and notices that appear on this website timely and accurate. No representations and or warranties are made that information or notices posted on this website are without errors or omissions, which may be considered material. This website does not purport to be comprehensive, nor definitive. 

Neither NWSA, the NWSA’s Managing Members, Directors, Agents, Employees, Staff, nor representatives of NWSA, shall be liable for damages of any kind arising out of access or inability to access this website or the use of or reliance upon this website or its content, or any links or pointers to information created or maintained by others (access to which should not be considered endorsement of the contents thereof).

Communications with NWSA through this website shall not be considered to constitute legal notice when such notice is required by law, rule or regulation, nor shall such communication be considered to be confidential for any purpose. Accessing this website constitutes the user's acknowledgment of the terms and conditions set forth here and agreement to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

Cookies

A "cookie" is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a website to allow the site to monitor your use. NWSA does use a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data.

Security

NWSA takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, NWSA protects your information both online and offline. NWSA encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card data). You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your Web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the webpage.

Supplemental to NWSA’s online use of encryption, NWSA also protects your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which NWSA stores personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Privacy policy

This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It addresses what personally identifiable information NWSA collects from you through this website, how it is used, and with whom NWSA may share the information, the choices available to you regarding NWSA’s use of your data, the security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

NWSA endeavors to provide a website that respects visitors' privacy and does not automatically gather any specific personal information from visitors, unless visitors supply the information by sending us an e-mail or otherwise soliciting the NWSA’s response.

NWSA is an “agency” for purposes of Washington’s Public Record Act, RCW Ch. 42.56.  You should presume that any information that you share on this website is subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act.  If NWSA must disclose information that you provide, NWSA does not promise to notify you.  Please visit the Washington Attorney General’s Office for more information on Washington State’s Public Records Act: http://www.atg.wa.gov/public-records-and-open-public-meetings

Information collection, use and sharing

NWSA is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via e-mail or other direct contact from you. We will not share your information with any third Party for commercial purposes outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order. 

NWSA reserves the right to allow a third party business access to the NWSA website for purposes relating to website maintenance and data storage. During the course of website maintenance or data storage activity, a third party business may have access to information stored on the NWSA website, and or information stored incidental to NWSA website operation.

NWSA is an agency subject to Washington State’s Public Records Act.  NWSA must share nonexempt records in its control upon request, subject to exemptions from disclosure.  All information submitted to this website should be presumed subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act.  Binding laws also mandate agencies to archive certain records in a state repository. Information submitted to this website may be subject to archiving in a state repository. 

Access and control your information

You may opt out of future contacts from NWSA at any time. You can also request an explanation of what data NWSA retains about you, if any; change or correct any data we have about you; request NWSA delete any data we have about you to the extent allowed by the law and NWSA’s Public Records Act policies; or express concern about our use of your data. Contact us by email ([email protected]) or at 800-657-9808.

NWSA maintains software programs to monitor network traffic. The software records dates and times visits and the number of pages visited. No attempt is made to link the identity of a website user with the identity of the area of the site the user visits.

Additional terms of use

Choice of Law and Venue. These Terms and the relationship between you and NWSA will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that venue with respect to any dispute between you and NWSA relating to NWSA website will rest exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Pierce County, Washington.

Duration of Agreement. These Terms immediately take effect at the beginning of each visit to NWSA website and remain in force for the complete duration of each use of the website.

Waiver and Severability. The failure of NWSA to exercise or enforce any right or provision contained in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Entire Agreement. This Website Disclaimer and Terms of Use, together with any revisions and any additional terms incorporated by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and NWSA relating to NWSA website and its contents and use by you. These Terms supersede any other written or oral communication regarding use of the website and its contents. The website and its content are intended to be consistent with and to further NWSA policies and operations.

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