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Privacy Policy

The Sellwood Bridge project is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience possible. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Sellwood Bridge project Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Sellwood Bridge project Web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Sellwood Bridge project collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, and telephone number that you enter into the Contact Us form. The Sellwood Bridge project may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Sellwood Bridge project. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by the Sellwood Bridge project for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Sellwood Bridge project Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Sellwood Bridge project Web site, this information may be collected and used by others. While the Sellwood Bridge project will never sell or give away your information to an outside organization, all comments made on this Web site are part of the public record and therefore may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

The Sellwood Bridge project encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the Sellwood Bridge Web site, so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use, and share your information. The Sellwood Bridge project is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Sellwood Bridge project.

Use of your Personal Information

The Sellwood Bridge project collects and uses your personal information to operate the Sellwood Bridge project Web site. The Sellwood Bridge project also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of upcoming events, developments in the project, and opportunities for you to voice your questions and concerns related to the project. The Sellwood Bridge project may also contact you via surveys, to conduct research about your opinion of current or upcoming public involvement opportunities.

The Sellwood Bridge project does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Sellwood Bridge project does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Sellwood Bridge project keeps track of the Web sites and pages our readers visit within Sellwood Bridge project Web site, in order to determine what Sellwood Bridge project pages are the most popular. This data is used to strengthen the areas of little interest and to improve the overall look and usability of the Web site.

The Sellwood Bridge project Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Sellwood Bridge project or the Web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Sellwood Bridge project; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Sellwood Bridge project Web site, or the public.

Public Disclosure

All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law and other program specific ORS's and OAR's.

In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a governmental office.

Use of Cookies

The Sellwood Bridge project Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize any Sellwood Bridge project pages, or register with the Sellwood Bridge project Web site, a cookie helps the Sellwood Bridge project to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Sellwood Bridge project Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Sellwood Bridge project features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Sellwood Bridge project Web site during your visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Sellwood Bridge project secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Sellwood Bridge project secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, which is protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement

The Sellwood Bridge project will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect project and public feedback. The Sellwood Bridge project encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Sellwood Bridge project is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Sellwood Bridge project welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Sellwood Bridge project has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Sellwood Bridge project at info@sellwoodbridge.org. We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.