Privacy policy

Website disclaimer

The Port of Tacoma maintains this website, consistent with established policies, to provide and enhance public access to information about the Port of Tacoma, its facilities, programs and services.

This information is intended to be used for general information purposes only and, unless otherwise specifically stated, the content of this website should not be relied upon without independent verification.

This website is continually under development and expansion, and it may be changed without notice from time to time. While efforts are made to keep information and notices that appear here timely and accurate, no representations are made that such information or notices are without errors or omissions which may be considered material. This website does not purport to be comprehensive or definitive.

Neither the Port of Tacoma, nor the commissioners, directors, employees or representatives of the Port of Tacoma, 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 the Port of Tacoma 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 and agreement to the terms and conditions set forth above.

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. The Port does use a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. 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. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect 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 we store 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 is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared; the choices available to you regarding the 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.

The Port 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 requesting information, merchandise or brochures. All information held or collected is done so only for the Port's use in forwarding materials.

Information collection, use and sharing

We are 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 outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Access and control your information

You may opt out of future contacts from us at any time. You can also request to see what data we have about you, if any; change or correct any data we have about you; request we delete any data we have about you; or express concern about our use of your data (the information is not given or shared with any other business or agencies). Contact us by email or at 253-383-5841.

The Port does maintain software programs to monitor network traffic. This software records the date and time of the visit 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.

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