What information we collect if you only browse this site.
If you do nothing during your visit to our website but browse and read web pages, our
web server will record certain information about your visit. None of this information is
tied to your personal identity; you can browse our site anonymously.
Information Collected When Browsing
The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used. The Internet Protocol
address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service
provider or directly to your computer. This address translates into the domain
name of your service provider. (e.g. xcompany.com or yourschool.edu).
- The type of web browser software and operating system software you used.
The date and time you visited this site.
- The web pages or services you accessed at this site.
The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
The information Whatcom County automatically collects is used only to help us
understand how people are using our services. Whatcom County analyzes this
information to determine how our website is being used, so that we may continually
improve the site's usefulness to the public.
Information Collected If Volunteered
If during your visit to our website you participate in a survey, send us email, download
any files or documents, or perform some other transaction on-line, the following
additional information will be collected:
How It Is Used
- The email address, and contents of email, for those who communicate with us
- Information volunteered in response to a survey.
- Information volunteered through an on-line form for any other purpose.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio,
video, and graphic information formats you send us.
We use your email to respond directly to you, to address issues you identify in your
email, to further improve our website, or to forward to another agency for appropriate
action. Survey information is used to continually improve our services. Information
from other on-line forms is used to provide you with a particular service.