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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Whatcom Coalition (“we” or “our”) respects your privacy. As part of our commitment to safeguard your privacy we have adopted this Privacy Policy for www.whatcomcoalition.com (the “Site”).

Personal Information We Collect

We may ask for some personally identifiable information, including your name and email address, when you request certain services on the Site or otherwise, such as contacting us for more information.  If you would like to us to remove your information from our systems, you may do so by submitting a written request to the following address.  We will make reasonable efforts to delete your information.  Once your information has been deleted, the services will no long be provided to you.

Non-Personal Information We Collect

We may record information about your use of the Site, that is not personally identifiable information but may provide information about your browsing history or certain other information about you through the use of a variety of technologies, including, but not limited to, cookies, tags, web beacons, and other tools to help us understand how you use the Site and help us provide the Site and the services to you. “Cookies” are pieces of code/text that get placed on your computer when you browse the Site. Cookies may be placed by us or third party advertisers contracted by us. “Tags” and “Web Beacons” refer to code scripts that are primarily used to track visitors’ activities on the Site.  Examples of some of the information we may collect are the address of the website you visited just prior to navigating to the Site, the time and date of your visit to the Site; the search terms you used, and whether you are a new or returning user.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies from the Site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies or alert you when the Site is attempting to send you a cookie. If you choose to decline cookies, some features the Site offers may be unavailable to you.  At this time, we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions.

How We Use Your Information

If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Site, we may use your personally identifiable information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the services you request.  We may also send you information relating to the subject matter of the Site.  In any such emails, we will include information on how to opt-out of receiving emails from us in the future.

If you provide us with your email address, we may use it without further consent to send you non-marketing or administrative emails related to the Site.  In any such emails, we will include information on how to opt-out of receiving emails from us in the future.

We use your personally-identifiable information and your non-personally-identifiable usage information to improve the Site and to create new content we think will appeal to our users.

You have the option at all times to refuse to submit personally identifiable information to us, but note that in such event, some features the Site offers may be unavailable to you.

Social Networking Sites and Links

We may allow you to interact with the Site using a third party social networking site, such as sharing our content or using Facebook’s “Like” button.  Any information we receive from the social networking site to validate your account or otherwise facilitate such services will be subject to this policy, but information the social networking site receives from such activities will be governed by its own privacy policy.

If we include links to third party sites on the Site, we are not responsible for your activities or the activities of any such third party sites once you navigate away from the Site.  Please read the privacy policies of any third party sites, which govern their use of your information.

Additional Disclosure Policies
In addition to the uses we discuss in this policy, we may also share the information we collect from you in the following circumstances:

  • Compliance with Laws. We may disclose your information when we believe disclosure is required to comply with the law, such as in response to a subpoena or court order.  In such instance, we may provide you with advance notice at our sole discretion, but nothing obligates us to provide you with such notice.
  • Safety. We may disclose your information to prevent damage to our property or to protect our safety or the safety of our users.
  • Transfers and Reorganizations. We may disclose your information in the context of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of our assets, or in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership.
  • Service Providers.  We may disclose your information to third parties who perform services for us.

Jurisdictional Issues

The Site is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you use the Site at your own risk and you consent to the transfer to and processing of your information in the United States.  By using the Site, you acknowledge that we have no obligation to comply with the data protection and other laws of countries other than the United States.

Children’s Personal Information

The Site is intended for adult audiences and isn’t intended for minors.  We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 18. Please notify us if you believe we have collected a minor’s personal information, and we will take reasonable steps to delete it.

Privacy Rights in Certain Jurisdictions

Residents of some jurisdictions have the right to request a list of all third parties to whom we have disclosed certain personal information during the preceding year for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  If you reside in such a jurisdiction and wish to obtain such information from us, please send a letter to 2423 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham, Washington 98226. In all such requests, please use the subject line “Privacy Rights” and include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code.

If you have any questions about this policy or write to [email protected]

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Privacy Policy to the Site.  Please make sure to review the Privacy Policy periodically to stay abreast of any changes that have been made to it.  Any updated policy shall be effective immediately after it is posted to this page.

Your use of the Site is deemed to be your agreement with the terms of this Privacy Policy and any updated Privacy Policy posted on the Site.

Last Updated: October 29, 2019