Privacy Policy

Choose Your Way Bellevue Website Privacy Policy

The City of Bellevue is committed to protecting the privacy of its online users and the integrity of the information on this site.

Privacy

We do not collect personal information about you unless you choose to provide it to us through an inquiry or blog function on the site or through an e-mail to a listed contact. We do NOT:

  • Share any personal information gathered on this site with other agencies or persons, unless required by law or necessary to respond to your inquiry. For example, if your inquiry is a question about transit service, we may forward your inquiry to our partner agency, King County METRO.
  • Create personal profiles or provide personal information to private organizations.
  • Collect and/or sell information for commercial marketing.

Automatically Collected Information

We may automatically collect statistical information as described below, but only to assist us in site management and administration and to improve the content and overall performance of our site. When you browse chooseyourwaybellevue.org some information, which will NOT identify you personally, will be collected automatically. Information gathered includes:

  • Domain name
  • Date and time your visited our site
  • Specific pages you visited at our site
  • If you linked to our site from another website, the address of that site.

Personal Information

In some cases you may choose to provide us personal information. You do this by filling out an inquiry form, submitting a blog comment, or sending an e-mail to a listed contact. The information you provide consists of such things as name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. The information you provide will be used only for the purpose for which it is intended. However, once submitted to this website, the information becomes a public record subject to public record keeping regulations, including disclosure.

Third Party Service Providers

The City of Bellevue may engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage the Choose Your Way Bellevue website and better service our visitors. We never share with third parties any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information, except as required by law.

Security

The City of Bellevue has taken steps to safeguard the information on this site. The City of Bellevue, however, cannot warrant as fail-proof the security of information collected or provided via this website. Unauthorized attempts to change information on this site or upload information are strictly prohibited.

Deletion and Removal of Information

Non-identifiable information in our site usage database will not be deleted. Removing a record from our main files does not automatically remove that record from any backup systems. The City of Bellevue does maintain backup files for this site as protection against natural disasters, equipment failures, or other disruptions. It may take up to six months before all the information in a backup record is completely erased through the normal recycling of backup files. In the meantime, as long as backup records exist, they receive the same privacy and security protections as our other records.

Links to Other Sites

The Choose Your Way Bellevue website contains links to other sites. Once you link to another site, the city’s privacy and terms of use notice no longer applies and you become subject to the privacy and security policies of that site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements at any site that collects personally identifiable data.

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to change our Privacy and Terms of Use policies at any time. Any changes will be promptly incorporated into this notice.

Document last updated: June 2009