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Privacy Policy

WorkSource Seattle-King County is strongly committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information and the security of our computer systems. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, WorkSource Seattle-King County makes every effort to ensure compliance with applicable Federal law, including, but not limited to, the Privacy Act of 1974, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Freedom of Information Act.

It is our policy not to sell, share, or otherwise disclose any personal information collected on our web site without your authorization, unless required by law or legal proceeding, or if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest.

Information Collection & How It Is Used

Statistics are kept on any use of the WorkSource Seattle-King County web site for the purpose of determining the value our site provides to its customers. As a general rule, WorkSource Seattle-King County does not collect personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet.
  • The type of browser and operating system you use to access the Internet.
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
  • The web pages or services you access at our site.

The above information is used by software programs on our website to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, identify what information is of most and least interest, determine technical design specifications, monitor system performance, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.

If you participate in a survey, send an email, or perform some other voluntary transaction on-line, additional information may be collected:

  • Your email address and contents of email for any email communications.
  • Information volunteered in response to a survey.
  • Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.

Information collected in this manner is used solely for responding to requests for information, processing employment services, or analyzing feedback so that we may continually improve our site’s usefulness and increase customer satisfaction. We may also forward information to WorkSource Partners who are better able to serve you. Information shared with WorkSource Partners will be for the sole purpose of providing you employment and training-related services. By contract, WorkSource Partners are prohibited from further disclosing this information.

Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse our web site, and read or download any information provided on the site.

If you link to other sites outside DOL:

Our web site has many links to other sites. When you link to any of these sites, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. We do not share your personal information with those web sites.

Cookie Use Notice

On a limited number of its web pages, WorkSource Seattle-King County employs "cookies" to provide better service to its customers. WorkSource does not use cookies to collect any personally identifying information from users or to track user activities beyond our web site. WorkSource does not maintain copies of cookies on our web site after you leave our web site.

Cookies are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a web site and a user's computer which enable a "session", or "dialog", to be established between the two machines. With the session established, WorkSource is able to tailor its responses (i.e., identify and provide you with the information you want) and help you traverse our web pages in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The session is often broken when WorkSource’s server does not receive further requests from your computer or you simply exit your browser.

WorkSource Seattle-King County limits its use of cookies to "session cookies"… types of cookies that are temporarily stored in your computer's memory. Session cookies are normally deleted from a user's computer when the user logs off the computer or the user exits the browser. In the event a cookie is found on your workstation which was issued from the WorkSource Seattle-King County web site, you may remove it without adversely affecting your future visits to our web site.

Security

For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our website also employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.


Disclaimer

WorkSource Seattle-King County maintains this web site to enhance public access to WorkSource information. This is a service that is continually under development. We will make every effort to keep this site current and to correct errors brought to our attention.

The documents on this site contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public, non-profit, and private organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the WorkSource Seattle-King County web site and this privacy policy will not apply. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the site on which the reference is maintained.

Translations of any materials into languages other than English are intended solely as a convenience to the non-English-reading public. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material in English, but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. References identifying the original document in English are available in most non-English documents.

The WorkSource Seattle-King County Web Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. We encourage you to review the privacy policy regularly for any changes.

Contact Information

To offer comments about the WorkSource Seattle-King County web site, or about the information presented in this Privacy Notice:

WorkSource Seattle-King County Communications
919 SW Grady Way, Suite 125
Renton, WA 98055

Phone: (206-205-3500)
Fax: (425-271-0885)
E-mail: Webmaster

   

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