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Privacy Policy

Douglas County is committed to protecting your privacy in your electronic communications with us.  During your visit to our website, we collect information from you. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect and how it will be used.

The type of information we collect depends upon the application you use during your visit and the products or services you request. Our site includes links to other websites not controlled by Douglas County. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those sites. Chelan County reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notice.

Anonymous Visitor Information

We collect anonymous information from visitors to our site, such as internet protocol address, browser type, operating system, date and time of visit, and  the links to other websites used.  We do not associate this information with any individual person or entity.  We only use this information to improve our website design and navigation, as well as the experience of our visitors.

Use of Cookies

This Douglas County website uses session “cookies” whenever you visit the site.  We use these session cookies, which are small text files, to improve the performance of online applications and, for some applications, to pass necessary information from one screen or web page to the next. 

None of these session cookies contain personally identifiable information. 

If any of the website’s applications or web pages use or require “cookies” that contain any of your personal information, we will identify the applications and web pages that do so.

Disclosure of Information

This Privacy Policy and use of Douglas County’s website is governed by the laws of the State of Washington.  We do not sell or rent your information to any outside company or organization. We do not provide your personally identifiable information or data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law.

Information provided to or maintained by Douglas County  may be subject to public disclosure under the Washington State Public Records Act (Chapter 42.56 RCW).

Security Procedures

We will use the information you provide to Douglas County in a responsible manner.  All information you provide will only be accessible by a limited number of Douglas County employees and agents who need  the information to perform their assigned duties or provides services you may have used or requested.  However, information you provide to Douglas County may be subject to public disclosure under the Washington State Public Records Act (Chapter 42.56 RCW). 

Where appropriate, we will also use encryption technology.  As you use our applications and web pages, we will inform you if the information you provide will be encrypted.

Administrative Monitoring

This Douglas County website, applications and services are subject to both active and passive administrative monitoring at all times.  System administrators will provide evidence of possible criminal activity to appropriate law enforcement officials..   

Douglas County welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Policy Policy. You may contact us at webmaster@co.douglas.wa.us