What information we collect if you only browse this site
If you only browse, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- A portion of the internet protocol address and domain name used. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g. xcompany.com or yourschool.edu);
- The type of browser and operating system you used;
- The date and time you visited this site;
- The webpages or services you accessed at this website; and
- The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
This information does not identify you personally. It is logged and used by the WA Cares Fund only to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. WA Cares Fund analyzes the website logs to determine how our website is being used, so we may continually improve the website’s usefulness to the public.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, WA Cares Fund-supported computer systems employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and the security purposes mentioned elsewhere in this notice, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs used for no other purposes are scheduled for regular destruction according to public records retention schedules (Chapter 40.14 RCW).
The WA Cares Fund uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors interact with the WA Cares Fund website. You can read Google’s security and privacy policies for Google Analytics. You can choose not to have your data used by Google Analytics by downloading their opt-out browser add-on. Selecting to opt out will not interfere with your ability to use the WA Cares Fund website.
What information we collect if you volunteer it
If during your visit to our website you send us an email, we collect the contents of your email message (including audio, video and graphics information) along with your return email address. We use this information to respond directly to you, address the issues you identify in your email, further improve our website or forward it to another agency for appropriate action. The information is retained according to Chapter 40.14 RCW, Preservation and Destruction of Public Records. If you participate in a survey, information we collect is used to make improvements to the website and collect demographic information on website use. If you perform some other transaction online, information we collect will be used solely for the purpose outlined on the form.