Privacy Notices

A. Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s (“Agency”) website and reviewing our Privacy Notices. These Privacy Notices address the collection, use and security of, and access to information that may be obtained through use of the Agency’s website.

B. Information Collected and How it is Used 

Information collected if you only browse this site and the Agency's use of “Cookies”

If you do nothing during your visit to this website but browse, read pages or download information, the Agency gathers and stores certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. 

The Agency website uses “cookies” to customize your browsing experience on this website. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information, do not compromise your privacy or security and cannot be accessed by any other website. 

Most of the Agency’s cookies are session cookies, which expire when you close your internet browser. When cookies expire, they are automatically deleted from your computer. The Agency uses cookies to store randomly generated session identifiers which allow our web server to ensure data continuity across individual page requests. Other examples of data provided by session cookies include the resolution of your viewing device and size of your browser, so our webpage is properly displayed.

You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Choosing not to accept cookies may cause some interactive web applications on our website to function incorrectly but should not affect your general ability to browse this site. 

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please refer to your browser ‘help’ section or the Washington State privacy resources at

Information collected if you volunteer information 

If during your visit to this website you send an e-mail, participate in a survey, or perform some other transaction online, the following additional information will be collected:

  • Your email address and the contents of the email.
  • Information volunteered in response to a survey.
  • Information volunteered through an online form for any other purpose.

The Agency uses your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you to address issues you may identify; to further improve our website; or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used to evaluate and improve programs. Information from other online forms is used for business purposes.

C. Personal Information and Choice 

You may choose whether to provide personal information online 

“Personal information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address and phone number. Under current state law, a domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.

The Agency collects no personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it by sending an e-mail, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. You may choose not to contact the Agency by e-mail, participate in a survey or to provide any personal information using an online form. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not impair your ability to browse this website and read or download any information provided on the site.

If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, information provided to the Agency is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the Agency's Public Records Officer.

D. Review and Correction of Personally Identifiable Information 

You can review any personally identifiable information we collect about you by requesting such information using the Contact Information at the end of these notices. You may recommend changes to your personally identifiable information you believe to be inaccurate by submitting an e-mail or written request that credibly shows the inaccuracy. The Agency will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. See RCW 43.105.365.

E. Security

The Agency takes precautions to safeguard personally identifiable information you provide through our web services. These precautions are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data; to block unknown or unauthorized access to the Agency systems and information; and to provide reasonable protection of private information in the Agency’s possession.

This section should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via this website.

F. Social Media / External Websites

The Agency’s Privacy Notices only extends to the Agency’s websites. The Agency has no control over what information social media companies or external websites collect or how that information is managed. For more information on how a social media company or external website collects or manages information when you interact with the Agency on that third-party platform, please refer to the privacy notices for that non-Agency platform.

G. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

The COPPA Rule restricts what information can be gathered from or about children under the age of 13 by operators of websites and online services. The Agency does not knowingly collect any information from children. Users are cautioned that the collection of personally identifiable information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access. If you are under 13, you must have your parents’ permission before providing any information on this website.

H. Third-Party Analytics

At the time of these privacy notices, the Agency uses Google Analytics and Microsoft Insight to provide data on how our visitors use this website. The Google Analytics ‘remarketing audiences’ feature is not enabled. For information on how these service providers collect and use data, or how to opt out from collection of certain data, please visit and

I. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Contact Information

To review your personal information or request correction of your personal information, please contact the Public Records Officer.

These privacy notices were last modified in May 2023.