Welcome to the website for the Port of Whitman County (“Port,” “we,” “us” or “our”). We are committed to maintaining privacy protections for our website users. This policy explains what information we collect when you access www.portwhitman.com, and how we use it and safeguard it so that you can make an informed decision when using our website. By using our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information We Collect

A "cookie" is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer without your knowledge by a website to allow the site to monitor your use. The Port does use a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data.

In order to improve your online experience with our Port, we collect and aggregate non-identifying information when you visit our website, such as your viewed pages on the Port website, Internet Protocol address, information about your device and other information relating to our site usage. This non-identifying information is only intended to improve the quality of our website. See below for additional information on how we use this information. Please know we do not collect any personal information such as name, contact information or other similar data merely through your use of our website.

We may use third-party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to monitor and analyze the use of our website.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

For more information about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data, please see Google’s webpage, “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps,” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

How We Use The Information We Collect

We use the non-identifying information we collect to analyze site usage and optimize our website to provide a better experience when using our site, but we do not access or display your personal information nor do we give, sell or rent your information to third parties such as advertising companies. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.

If you contact us via our general contact form, we may refer your email to the appropriate Port staff member for a response. If you sign up for email notification of Port news, we will use your email address to provide you these notices via a third-party service provider, MailChimp. You may opt out of receiving future communications from us by following the unsubscribe link on these emails or by emailing communications@portwhitman.com.

Additionally, as a public agency, the Port is subject to the Public Records Act of the State of Washington. This means the Port may be required to disclose information that you give us unless there is an exception in the Act.

How We Safeguard The Information We Collect

As indicated above, we do not collect personal information. The non-personal information we collect, as defined above, is protected by best industry practice security measures. To this end, we protect this information from unauthorized access by using such technology as firewalls.

Links To Other Websites

Our website provides links to other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy employed by those websites or their content. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information collected by us through our website and does not apply to those other third-party websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before using them.

Changes To This Policy

The Port reserves the right to change this policy at any time. We will notify the user of significant changes to this policy by adding a banner noting there has been a change.

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please call us at 509-397-3791 or email us.